AFL Asia is attracting an increasing amount of attention from the media – both in Asia and back in Australia.
The articles, with the most recent appearing first, appear below:
8 June. 2014 Bali Masters AFL Championship. Bali Live. Reports on Singapore’s outstanding success at the Masters.
7 June. Indonesia to field national side in AFL’s International Cup. The World, ABC TV.
5 June. Timnas Aussie Footy Indonesia Akan Bertanding di Australia, ABC’s Australia Plus website. Looks at teh Indonesian Garudas preparations for the AFL’s 2014 International Cup
10-11 May. Expats spread the AFL Gospel: Demetriou’s dream coming true as Asians embrace our love affair with the Sherrin by Steve Butler. West Australian newspaper. Looks at the 2014 ANZAC Weekend in Vietnam and across Asia.
10-11 May. Real tears of joy as Vietnam Football League vet trying to make a difference by Steve Butler. West Australian newspaper.
6 May. Indonesian Garudas prepare for 2014 AFL International Cup, Now Jakarta Magazine.
26 April. Games carry spirit of the day: Jezza by Steve Butler. West Australian Newspaper. AFL Legend, Alex Jesaulenko attends the ANZAC Friendship Match in Vung Tau while five AFL ANZAC matches are played across Vietnam.
26 April. Aussie Rules football showcased across Asia. ABC TV – The World. “Over the weekend AFL Asia is hosting five aussie rules matches in some of the key Asian theatres previously served in by Australia troops. Beverley O’Connor speaks with AFL Asia president Phil Johns.”
25 April. Radio interview with former Vietnam Swans captain, Luke Creamer regarding AFL Asia’s ANZAC weekend. 3AW, Melbourne.
24 April. ANZAC Day Traditions, Radio Australia website. “In 2014 AFL Asia is hosting five Aussie Rules matches across the region on Anzac Day.
24 April. Expats kick Sherrin to commemorate, Herald Sun. “A string of AFL matches across Asia will be used to mark ANZAC Day for expats. Matches will be played in Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, the Philippines and Cambodia during a weekend of commemoration close to the battlegrounds where our bravest diggers died.”
24 April. Vietnam Swans honour ANZAC tradition Sydney Swans’ website. “While the historical clash between Essendon and Collingwood will take place at the MCG on ANZAC Day, a much younger but equally meaningful tradition will also play out on Friday on football fields across Asia. In Thailand, Borneo, the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam”
19 April. AFL Asia to host five ANZAC Matches to honour, learn and reconcile. AFL Asia Media Release.
13 April. AFL Making its mark overseas. Bound for Glory News. Looks at footy around the world including the role of AFL Asia.
11 April. Indonesia going to the AFL International Cup, Berita Satu World News TV (English), Jakarta, Indonesia
2 April. The 500 Club is making a difference. Now Jakarta magazine. Now Jakarta magazine. Pay USD500 and join the Indonesian Garudas’ “500 Club” as they attempt to raise $100,000 to send the Indonesian Garudas to the International Cup in Melbourne, August 2014
17 March. Indonesian Garudas AFL. Channel 9 News, Adelaide. A look at the Garudas in Indonesia.
5 March. AFL Indonesia Family Days are a hit. Now Jakarta magazine.
10 February. Asian footy kicks off for 2014. World Footy News website. A review of the games being played around Asia on the Australia Day weekend.
2 February. Aussie rules in Jakarta – Indonesian lads are loving our footy by Kym Morgan. Sunday Mail, Adelaide.
21. 26 November. Australian football in Southern China, Big Footy – includes podcast with China’s Zhang Hao.
20. 25 November. Everybody needs good neighbours – Australian footy in Indonesia, Big Footy – includes podcast interview with Jakarta Bintangs’ Development Officer, James Moore.
19. 20 November. Jakarta Bintangs celebrate successful season. Jakarta Post. Adam Bray reports on the Bintangs’ 2013 season.
18. 20 November. EFL Umps officiate in Cambodia, Footy EFL’s Website. Melbourne’s Eastern Football League runs a story on the 2013 Indochina Cup at which several EFL umpires officiated.
17. 14 November. Big Footy’s Media Interview with AFL Asia’s Phil Johns, World Footy News.
16. 12 November. Australian Football in Asia. Original Podcast interview by Jason Lassey with President of AFL Asia and Vietnam Swans, Phil Johns regarding footy in Asia.
14. 11 November. Swans sail to AFL Cup glory by H S Manjunath. Phnom Penh Post. Reports on the Swannies 4th Indochina Cup victory.
12. 3 October, Sherrin Australia’s Facebook page posts the link to the Australia Network story, AFL Asia sharing football club experiences in region
11. 28 September, How good is footy in Asia? AFL Asia. Three minute video promo by AFL Asia handballing/kicking the iconic Sherrin in front of iconic landmarks across Asia.
10. 27 September. AFL Asia sharing football club experiences in region. Australia Network. Bev O’Connor hosts a Grand Final Special that includes an extended interview with AFL Asia President (and Vietnam Swans National President), Phil Johns.
9. 21 September. Dong leading Chinese charge. China Daily. Dong, a Chinese player with the Beijing Bombers, has developed significantly as an Aussie Rules footballer.
8. 28 August. Bali Geckos valiant at the 2013 Asian Championships. Bali Sports Mag. Reports on Bali’s performance at the 2013 Asian Champs and the formation of AFL Asia.
7. 23 August. Hong Kong takes out 14th Asian Championships. World Footy News. Reports on the 14th Annual Asian Championships in Thailand.
6. 21 August. Swans block Eagles way to AFL Asian finals. Phnom Penh Post. Reports on the Cambodian Eagles’ performance at the 2013 Asian Championships including the match against the Vietnam Swans.
5. 19 August. Asia footy unites for the first time. City Journal. Reports on the establishment of an umbrella organisation for Asian footy. Includes audio interview.
4. 18 August. Hong Kong kicks away from Philippines to win AFL Asian Championships. Australia Network News. Reports on Hong Kong’s win in the 2013 Asian Championships and the formation of AFL Asia.
3. 15 August. AFL Indonesia pioneers local ‘Aussie Rules’ and expands the game in Asia. Indonesia Australia Report. Reports on the formation of AFL Asia and the work done by the three Indonesian clubs: Jakarta Bintangs, Bali Geckos and Borneo Bears.
2. 14 August. AFL Asia formed. World Footy News. Reproduces the official press release on the formation of AFL Asia by Asia’s footy clubs.
1. 12 August. Inaugural Asian Presidents’ Summit. World Footy News. Reports on Asian Footy’s inaugural summit to discuss the future of footy in Asia.