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RedV3x

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Seeing that minimal AFL funds flow to them anyhow.
Thus funding will have almost zero effect on Australian Football overseas.
Funding has facilitated growth in certain areas but funding of the leagues themselves is zero.
Whilst funding withdrawal will have have zero effect the moratorium on playing
will steal momentum from some leagues especially the newly formed or lowly numbered.
Australian Football overseas exists on the hard work of volunteers not the AFL.
 

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Thus funding will have almost zero effect on Australian Football overseas.
Funding has facilitated growth in certain areas but funding of the leagues themselves is zero.
Whilst funding withdrawal will have have zero effect the moratorium on playing
will steal momentum from some leagues especially the newly formed or lowly numbered.
Australian Football overseas exists on the hard work of volunteers not the AFL.
Still it will be interesting to see if any cuts happen - Particularly AFL Europe.
 

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Still it will be interesting to see if any cuts happen - Particularly AFL Europe.
I'm not an expert on the figures but....
The last I knew there four development officers in Europe and maybe some trainees.
AFL Europe provided organisation, goal posts and the development of local umpires. That legacy will remain.
AFL Canada received some funding to facilitate it's growth. That growth will probably continue but slower paced.
AFL Canada had a program to train people to train teachers to develop football in schools.
My impression of AFL Asia funding was someone in AFL House. I see AFL Asia possibly suffering for economic reasons not funding.
The AFL has done a lot of development with development officers but this is confused with aid.
The RSA, PNG and the South Pacific have football development as part of aid.
 

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AFL South Africa----
Extracted from the 2019 AFL Annual Report.
Not much info below but it appears that numbers have increased.

AFL South Africa continued to run FootyWILD programs in townships across South Africa and saw significant growth (51 per cent increase) with more than 52,000 participants.
 

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Checking back on the AFL Annual Reports over a period we only found the recent ones commencing in 2017 had references to FootyWild in South Africa.
Prior to 2017 the last year a figure for AFLSA was shown in was 2012.
So it appears the AFL has perhaps shown more recent interest in South African footy with possibly increased junior funding, which may explain the later mentions.
Whatever happened the figures below indicate growth since 2017.

2017 International Report.
International participation also enjoyed a significant increase of 25.19 per cent in 2017, reaching a high of 170,744 participants.
More than 26,000 participants took part in FootyWild programs in South Africa.

2018 International Report.
Participation grew by eight per cent with more than 185,000 participants, including more than 81,000 females (44 per cent of the overall total).
AFL South Africa continued to run FootyWILD programs in townships across South Africa and attracted nearly 35,000 participants (21 per cent increase).

2019 International Report.
AFL South Africa continued to run FootyWILD programs in townships across South Africa and saw significant growth (51 per cent increase) with more than 52,000 participants.
 

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Checking back on the AFL Annual Reports over a period we only found the recent ones commencing in 2017 had references to FootyWild in South Africa.
Prior to 2017 the last year a figure for AFLSA was shown in was 2012.
So it appears the AFL has perhaps shown more recent interest in South African footy with possibly increased junior funding, which may explain the later mentions.
Whatever happened the figures below indicate growth since 2017.

2017 International Report.
International participation also enjoyed a significant increase of 25.19 per cent in 2017, reaching a high of 170,744 participants.
More than 26,000 participants took part in FootyWild programs in South Africa.

2018 International Report.
Participation grew by eight per cent with more than 185,000 participants, including more than 81,000 females (44 per cent of the overall total).
AFL South Africa continued to run FootyWILD programs in townships across South Africa and attracted nearly 35,000 participants (21 per cent increase).

2019 International Report.
AFL South Africa continued to run FootyWILD programs in townships across South Africa and saw significant growth (51 per cent increase) with more than 52,000 participants.
Originally the development of Australian Football was due to a quadripartite. How many stakeholders is left is anyone's guess.
Cricket may have joined to get some use out of their grounds - who knows.
 

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Here is an interesting development for Footy in Europe. It appears that NAB who are one of the big 4 banks in Australia are increasing their sponsorship of the game in Europe in conjunction with AFL Europe.
NAB are very involved with the sport in Australia at all levels. They are now spread around the world at a corporate level including England.
They will be sponsoring The Festival of Football this September subject to COVID19 restrictions in various European countries.

 

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