Sun sets on 2022 with healthy 22% increase in total participation

While the dust has well and truly settled on the 2022 season, AFL Asia are proud to announce that our total participation has increased by 22% over the past 12 months, with further growth on the horizon in 2023, as football has consolidated in most countries now that pandemic restrictions have been eased. Organic growth […]

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Land of the rising Sherrin

In the wake of turbulent pandemic-induced isolation and geopolitical unease the topic of the cultural relationship between Japan and Australia remains an intriguing sub-issue that has arguably only scratched the surface of its potential, despite the now 70 years of formally re-established relations and centuries of informal ties. While the mostly staid and rigidly defined […]

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2023 looking bright for AFL Asia Advisory Board

AFL Asia is pleased to announce that Rob Spurr and Rod White have been re-elected to the AFL Asia Advisory Board (AAAB) for 2023 and will be joined by Judy Gao. The appointments are the result of a month-long process where AFL Asia accepted nominations from across the globe. AFL Asia is excited to welcome […]

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Bench Fitness 2022 All-Asian Men’s Team

Big congratulations to all of the players selected in the Bench Fitness 2022 All-Asian Men’s team. The All-Asian Men’s team is comprised of four players from each of the Division 1 Grand Finalists, three players from each of the Division 1 3rd and 4th teams, two players from each of the Division 2 Grand Finalists […]

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Bench Fitness 2022 All-Asian Women’s Team

Big congratulations to all of the players selected in the Bench Fitness 2022 All-Asian Women’s team.   The All-Asian women’s team is comprised of four players from each of the Grand Finalists, three players from each of the Semi Finalists, two players from each of the 5th vs 6th playoff teams and one player from […]

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Magnificent PNG Muruks go back-to-back

The magnificent PNG Muruks have made it back to back Austhai Geophysical (ATG) Division 1 Asian Champs titles and are once again the envy of Asian football.   The Muruks frightening class and mosquito-fleet speed was on display when it mattered, as was their ability to manufacture opportunities out of nothing.   The ATG Division […]

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Classy Wombettes win Women’s Division

The Singapore Wombats have taken out the 2022 Thai Expat Club Women’s Division in superb fashion in an AFLW Asian Champs campaign that was full of class.   After grinding out an admirable 4th place in their debut AFLW Asian Champs back in 2019, the Wombettes have since rolled up their sleeves, worked tremendously hard […]

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Thaigers paint Bangkok in yellow and black

The highly motivated and focused Thailand Tigers have taken home their first-ever Asian Champs silverware after hoisting the 2022 APRIL International Division 2 trophy.   The Thaigers painted Bangkok in yellow and black after their undefeated campaign, which saw them run the gauntlet against all of the Division 2 teams before they easily accounted for […]

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Pakistan Markhors dream big and win big

Never in the history of Asian football has there ever been a bigger fairy-tale story than the AFL Pakistan Markhors, who came from the clouds to take out the Aussie Divers Phuket – PADI Division 3 title.   The Pakistan Markhors ‘Mighty Ducks’ storyline gained an enormous amount of momentum internally and from neutral supporters […]

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Diversity on show – A profile of 2022 AFL Asian Championships

The 2022 AFL Asian Championships at the Patana School Sports Complex in Bangkok were eagerly anticipated by all participants after the enforced 2-year hiatus. In a single day lightning premiership format, 450 players from 11 countries formed 21 teams across 4 divisions. With games commencing at 7.40am across 2 ovals, all 44 matches were squeezed […]

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