Australian football is played widely overseas. International participation numbers exceeded 100,000 for the first time in 2011.

International Leagues

Asia - AFL Asia

- Fiji
- Nauru
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Samoa
- Timor-Leste
- Tonga

Europe - AFL Europe

Middle East - Middle East

North America
- Canada

South Africa



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International News

Happy Memories and Healthy Choices: Australian Football Kicks Goals in the Pacific

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

As the pros gear up to play in China, Australian Rules Football has a different game plan in Vanuatu

Mighty Bulldogs Historic 5th Straight Premiership

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Mighty Bulldogs proved too strong for a gallant Kangaroos side in the AFL Nauru Grand Final to claim its 5th straight Premiership[more]

Bogota Bulldogs Soar over Santiago Saints

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

At an altitude of 2,600m & with the stunning Andes nearby, the Bulldogs proved too strong[more]

Vietnam Swans to Host Biggest Champs Ever

Thursday, July 07, 2016

A record 17 teams have nominated for the 2016 AFL Asian Champs, to be held in Ho Chi Minh City on 15 Oct[more]

USAFL Central Region Tournament

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Watch replays of matches from Indianapolis where Austin were crowned as champions

AFL Brings Together Six African Players to Celebrate Africa Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The AFL & Victorian Multicultural Commission conducted it's inaugural AFL Africa Day morning tea[more]

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