Footy in India

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In parallel with India, Pakistan has made major strides with the formation of many teams and a national championship.
 

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Just noticed the India figures above for 2017 and 2018.
From 2633 to 4052 which seems to be inline with their grassroots development comments but until we get State by State figures eventually we do not know for sure.
 

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The advertising for the ARIFC All India Carnival in October has appeared.

More info on the Carnival later

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The AFL Adelaide Crows have produced a video on our game in India through their local Indian Sikh connections.
Good to see an AFL Club showing interest in expanding the game overseas.
A figure of 11,000 participants across 10 Indian states was quoted and this is much higher than other reports including the 2018 AFL International report above.
Sudip said quite correctly that a 10 year period from now will be needed to see their efforts in India come to fruition.
No doubt AFL India will field a mens team at IC2020 in Melbourne. Would not think a womens team will arrive at this time but who knows.

https://www.afc.com.au/video/2019-05-06/taking-afl-to-the-world-sikh-games
 

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Have noticed recently some snippetts of information on the proposed AFL Exhibition Matches in India.
First an article -No Link- mentioned that China and India are on the AFL radar and that China was progressing but India has stalled.
The Crows and the Tigers were involved in setting up the matches in India after travelling to the country last year.
David Stevenson AFL Manager of the two projects said in Shanghai when asked - What about India - He said nothing happening at the moment.

Off topic but related to International Footy--
Stevenson would be the possible AFL guy to expand his job description at first to include proper world wide development and to form an Body to supervise it.
He would need a budget of course and support from AFL House.
Any thoughts anybody.
 

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Have noticed recently some snippetts of information on the proposed AFL Exhibition Matches in India.
Many articles in 2018 but nothing much in 2019.

Stevenson would be the possible AFL guy to expand his job description...
David Stevenson is involved in AFL development and only indirectly involved in grassroots football - a top down approach.
There needs to be representatives from the organic growth area.
For example, with the International Cup, there are AFL people who liase with the visiting countries to sort out many issues.
These people work extremely hard, but the AFL has little idea how to promote the International cup itself.
 
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