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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AFL Pakistan’s Level 2 accredited coach makes history

Congratulations Inam!  AFL Asia would like to officially congratulate Inam Ul Haq on becoming the first Asian-born AFL Level 2 accredited coach that is currently residing in Asia!  Inam is the most successful coach in the AFL Pakistan history books, having led his Tigers FC to the ultimate glory of being the National Champions of […]

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Swans win 100 games straight!

AFL Queensland team the Yeppoon Swans have created history over the weekend as their A Grade team achieved the unbelievable feat of winning 100 games in a row.  The Yeppoon Swans play in the AFL Capricornia, which is in the rugby heartland of Queensland and also field women’s and junior teams. There’s a bit of […]

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Local Thaiger cubs give back to community 

Desperate times calls for desperate measures and the community outreach and assistance that is being personified by the Thailand Tigers and their local Auskick contingent is enormously inspiring to say the least.  The local youngsters in conjunction with the Duang Prateep Foundation have been investing in their local communities by providing much needed food parcels.  […]

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Footy’s back on the agenda in Japan

AFL Japan are delighted that the Japanese Government has eased its COVID-19 State of Emergency restrictions, which will allow its clubs the opportunity to return to training and hopefully get it’s A League & GO League AFL Japan seasons underway.  The Olympic Games-hosting nation has been in a State of Emergency for the majority of […]

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