Club versus Country and Career

By Brett Northey, One of the side issues that was always going to emerge at the 2011 AFL International Cup (underway in Sydney with a record 18 men’s sides and for the first time 5 women’s teams) was the pull of club versus country.  And in many instances this is also career versus country. [Read more]

World Footy: Expansion of footy gathers pace

By Brett Northey For some, Australian football’s hopes of international growth are misguided, whilst for others they are almost an obsession.  Certainly throughout the 20th century the sport’s expansion had its peaks and troughs, its false dawns.  But the past decade has seen steady progress and many good news stories. Even just focussing on the [Read more]

World Footy: A global round-up of premiers

By Brett Northey from As the new year begins we present below the club premiers and provincial champions from across the world of Australian football for 2009. This is the fourth year in a row at that we’ve compiled the list. It was a year that once again saw powerhouse clubs dominate some [Read more]