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

The 2011 International Cup was played in Sydney and Melbourne. Twenty nations were represented across 18 menís and five womenís teams. Ireland won both the menís division one and womenís titles. Fiji won the menís division two title.

2014 International Events Calendar


International Leagues

Asia Pacific
- China
- Fiji
- India
- Japan
- Nauru
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Samoa
- Timor-Leste
- Tonga

- Denmark
- France
- Great Britain
- Germany
- Ireland
- Sweden

Middle East

North America
- Canada

South Africa



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International News

AFL Europe Appoint New CEO

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

AFL Europe is pleased to announce Megan Hession has been appointed CEO. [more]

AFL Free on WatchAFL This Multicultural Round

Thursday, July 23, 2015

People outside Australia can view all 9 AFL matches live or on demand, this Multicultural Round[more]

Shaheens Take Flight

Friday, February 21, 2014

Kashif Bouns leads the Pakistani Shaheens towards their inaugural International Cup birth.[more]

Australia and France participate in ANZAC Day Footy

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Australia v France ANZAC Cup match is played in the town of Villers-Bretonneux in France[more]

AFL Asia Clubs Spread ANZAC Spirit Across Asia

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The sport of Australian football will be used to commemorate the ANZAC centenary across Asia this Saturday [more]

AFL World Team Announced

Thursday, June 20, 2013

2013 World Team will compete at the NAB AFL Under 16 Championships in Sydney in July[more]

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