AFL Multicultural Round – An AFL Umpire’s Journey…via Cambodia

With the AFL Multicultural Round just around the corner from 7-9 August, Wesley Hull takes the opportunity to look at some lesser-known examples of how people with vastly diverse ethnic and multicultural backgrounds have contributed to the great game of Australian Rules Football. Meet Sampho from Cambodia.

AFL Round 18 – Greater Western Sydney v Geelong: Vale the Australia Network

Paul Spinks laments the demise of the Khmer Empire, the Corio Empire and the Australia Network. He fights through the monsoon in Cambodia to find a bar with AFL on tv. Unfortunately his Cats showed less dedication.

AFL Round 17 – Essendon v Collingwood: Cruisin’

Sam takes the pirate boat through a storm to Koh Rong in Cambodia. Any anxiety is calmed by frequent updates about his Bombers demolition of the Magpies.

Following the Blues from Cambodia

by Sophie Smith Having lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for the past three years, I would’ve come home a lot earlier I think if this region of the world did not have the Australian Network! At least five games every weekend of AFL has been my saviour and watching my beloved Carlton team play is always a [Read more]