Around the Grounds – AFL Asia ANZAC Round 2017

There is no doubt Anzac commemorative games are now a massive part of the Aussie rules footy landscape, but no more so than in Asia where the connection to the people and places effected by the wars of the past are so strong. This weekend once again will see a number of AFL Asia’s Clubs […]

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AFL Asia strengthened with new Committee

In its 4th year of operations, AFL Asia has further strengthened its ability to achieve its mandate of “growing footy in Asia” with the confirmation of its strongest Committee to date, following a solid turnout to the recent Annual General Meeting. After a two-year term as AFL Asia Vice President, Vietnam Swan and former China […]

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Shanghai Cup Registrations Open

AFL Asia is pleased to open registrations for the 2017 Shanghai Cup, to be held at the Wellington College International School on Saturday 13 May. Open, 35+ Masters and Junior competitions will be held in conjunction with the AustCham Shanghai Summer BBQ, the day prior to the historic first ever AFL match for premiership points in […]

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Shanghai Cup Announcement

A massive weekend for footy in Asia just got even bigger with confirmation of the inaugural AFL Asia Shanghai Cup, to be played alongside the first ever AFL match for premiership points in Asia between Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns on 13 – 14 May, 2017. The AFL Asia Shanghai Cup will be […]

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Cambodia Eagles take Indochina Cup in Myanmar

Story From Myanmar Times, Monday, 14 November 2016 The Myanmar Fighting Cocks ruck against the Cambodia Eagles during the Indochina Cup on November (Photos: Aung Khant / The Myanmar Times) It was a beautiful day for footy, with the Vietnam Swans, Thailand Tigers and Cambodian Eagles all competing well in a close day, with two […]

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AFL season game confirmed for Shanghai, China May 2017!

By Darren Whitfield I’m pleased to report that AFL CEO Gill McLachlan, together with the Chairmen of Port Adelaide FC David Koch, and Gold Coast Football Club, Tony Cochrane, confirmed that the first ever game for premiership points outside of Australia or New Zealand will be played in Shanghai on Sunday 14th May 2017. The […]

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First Women’s AFL game in Asia a success!

WATCH THE VIDEO: First ever Womens AFL game in Asia, commentated by Swannies legends Phil Johns and Mick Francis! In a huge year of “firsts” for the Asian Champs, the first ever women’s Australian Rules match in Asia was played at the tournament, and what a game it was! The plan for an all-women’s match has […]

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2016 Wrap up from Pakistan AFL

Story: Tayyab Chattha, President Pakistan AFL A great year for AFL in Pakistan, now closing in on 500 players in the Junior, Mens and Women divisions around the country! The 1st Pakistan National Aussie Rules Championship was held on 27-28 September 2016 played in Jinnah Stadium ,Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad.Where 10 TEAMS participated from all over PAKISTAN. […]

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#Champs16 Preview: China Reds

The China Reds brings together players from the Shanghai Tigers, Beijing Bombers, Guangzhou Scorpions, Chengdu Kangaroos and Chongqing Cats. With three city leagues up and running the amount of footy being played in China has been more in 2016 than ever before. In addition to the SCAFL, SHAFL and BAFL 2016 has seen the hosting […]

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#Champs16 Preview: Philippine Eagles

The Philippine Eagles have been developing exponentially in all areas over the last few years and this year has certainly been one of the most exciting. The Eagles were able to spread their wings and have enjoyed multiple tours including Jakarta, Hong Kong and now looking forward to the champs in Vietnam. We’ve had another […]

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