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AFL and Sydney Swans celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year

Today, AFL NSW/ACT and the Sydney Swans joined together to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at the Hurstville Lunar New Year Festival. On this first day of the Chinese ‘Year of the Dog’, Australian Football came to Sydney’s Southern

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Active Kids Program arrives in New South Wales

Active Kids Voucher

The NSW Government’s Active Kids Program has arrived. In preparation for the Active Kids launch, AFL NSW/ACT has been working hard with the NSW Government and the Office of Sport to ensure that our registration systems and processes are ready

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Local talent take part in AFL Players Induction

AFLPA Players Induction

  The annual AFL Players’ Association AFL Induction Camp was run in Melbourne this week with, over 100 of the new draftees in attendance. AFL NSW/ACT draftees, Jarrod Brander (West Coast), Charlie Spargo (Melbourne), Doulton Langlands (St Kilda), James Bell,

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GIANTS Academy announces Phase Two squad

GIANTS Academy

  The GWS GIANTS Academy has announced their Phase Two Pre-Season squads for the period of 14 November – 14 December 2018. With Academy bases placed across the region from Wagga Wagga, Canberra,Western Sydney, Albury, Tocumwal and Broken Hill, over

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Local umpires elevated to AFL and AFLW panels

Umpires

There will be 11 more AFL NSW/ACT Umpires running around in the AFL and AFLW in 2018. Boundary Umpire, Michael Barlow (Canberra) has been evelavted to the AFL’s National Umpiring Panel following his officiating 85 NEAFL matches, including the 2016

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Coaching coup for the AFL NSW/ACT state squads

Alicia Eva

The AFL NSW/ACT Rams state squads will have some star power behind them in 2018 with new coaches at the helm of the Under 16s, Allies and AFL Women’s Under 18s squads. Alicia Eva, one of the star 2018 GWS

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Flying Boomerangs return from footy tour to Fiji

David Whyman

At the beginning of December, AFL NSW/ACT Kickstart players, David Whyman and Wesley Clark traveled to Fiji as a part of the Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs Leadership Program. In its twelfth year, the Rio Tinto AFL Flying Boomerangs is the

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Four-gen footy family: Young Dee to make history

Charlie Spargo

Originally published by AFL.com.au. WHEN Melbourne draftee Charlie Spargo makes his AFL debut, his family will achieve a League record. The former Murray Bushrangers pocket rocket, whom the Demons snared with pick No. 29 in the recent NAB AFL Draft,

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NSW/ACT NEAFL fixture highlights for 2018

Canberra Demons

  The 2018 NEAFL Fixture was released today with all four AFL NSW/ACT clubs featuring heavily in exciting events across the year. Canberra will host the first ever Good Friday NEAFL match when they take on the Southport Sharks at Allinsure

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Four Rookies listed, making it seven AFL signings

James Bell

Four players from New South Wales were selected during Monday’s NAB AFL Rookie Draft, joining the three AFL NSW/ACT players drafted at Friday’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft on AFL lists for 2018. The Sydney Swans could not wait to call Jake Brown and James

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