AFL’s #FootyFocus21 campaign snaps back

Are you a cunning photographer? Do you want to highlight how good footy is in Asia? Get involved in the AFL’s #FootyFocus21 campaign for 2021. To enter simply share your best footy photos to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag #FootyFocus21 or upload directly here: afl.to/FootyFocus21 Entries close on the 27th of September. Happy snapping!

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China’s Chen back on deck with the Scorpions

Fantastic to see The Guangzhou Scorpions continuing to gain momentum as they focus on building the number of their male and female participants.  Also brilliant to see former China Dragons AFL International Cup Captain & former Port Adelaide Football Club Academy International signing Chen Shaoliang fit and healthy.  Originally a basketballer, Chen’s AFL journey started […]

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How good is footy in Asia! Episode 22

After an enforced layoff… we’re back! During this podcast we caught up on all of the latest footy news from around the region, previewed the first week of the AFL Finals, discussed our Asian Champs memories of yesteryear and floated the idea of an AFL Asia All-Stars Team with a difference.  This podcast features a […]

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Nail-biting goal fest a blast in Beijing 

The Beijing Bombers AFL All-Stars match between the Chaoyang FuErDai and Dongcheng Derros lived up to all of its big hype billing, as it became a nail biting goal fest! The inter-district Beijing showdown went down to wire with Chaoyang getting the chocolates in a thriller 14.7 (91) to 14.6 (90).  Amazingly the family-friendly and […]

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PLAYER ALERT | Alex Davies

Brilliant to see Alex Davies make his AFL debut this afternoon for the Gold Coast Suns against the Sydney Swans at Marvel Stadium.  Alex has Japanese heritage on his mother’s side and grew up in Cairns where played his junior football for the Manunda Hawks Football Club. He moved to the Gold Coast as a […]

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Japanese football royalty on the international stage back at IC05

As we flicked through the pages of AFL Asia’s history books we stumbled across the 2005 AFL International Cup and the opening Round 1 game of the ‘IC05’ tournament between the Japan Samurais and the Spain Bulls, which was played at the Murphy Reserve in Port Melbourne. The Japan Samurais easily accounted for the Spanish outfit […]

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Macau Lightning strike back to training online

What happens when you can’t physically train due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions?! Get innovative and have an online training and get the troops back together! That’s exactly what the Macau Lightning AFL did and amazingly had 30 current and former players and members on board for a Zoom meeting.  We look forward to seeing the […]

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Statement: 2021 Asian Championships cancelled

AFL Asia, in conjunction with the Thailand Tigers Australian Football Club, has today announced that the 2021 Asian Championships, originally scheduled for later in the year in Thailand, will be cancelled. The health and safety of the travelling parties was the number one priority in the decision to cancel the event, and AFL Asia maintains […]

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Coach becomes a national TV hero in Pakistan

Inam Ul Haq is a Pakistani superstar on the rise.  On the back of becoming the first Asian-born AFL Level 2 accredited coach that is currently residing in Asia, Inam’s announcement was broadcasted on national TV by the PTV World.  Inam has become the face of AFL Pakistan and football in Pakistan, where his passion […]

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PLAYER ALERT | Connor Downie

Fantastic to see Connor Downie back amongst the action this afternoon with the Hawthorn Football Club.  Connor made AFL history in Round 1 of the 2021 season by becoming the first ever player to debut in the Medical Substitute vest and to not be activated onto the field.  Whilst Connor has had to bide his […]

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