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
- Solomon Islands
- Timor-Leste

- Tonga

Europe - AFL Europe

North America
- Canada

South Africa



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International News

Anzac Cup - More Than a Game

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Players spent 4 days with host families in Northern France, culminating in a moving dawn service at the Australian National War Memorial on ANZAC Day.

'The Game of their Lives’ Commemoration Match

Saturday, April 29, 2017

London sides will commemorate the first game of Australian Football played overseas by predominantly elite-level players which took place on 28-Oct-1916 at the Queens Club in London.

Australia Win ANZAC Cup

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Australia has defeated France in the 9th ANZAC Cup in Villers-Bretonneux, France

9th Annual ANZAC Cup – Australian Spirit v France

Friday, April 21, 2017

The 9th ANZAC Cup takes place in Villers-Bretonneux, France this Sunday between the Australian Spirit and France.

Solomons Serendipity Spawns Fertile Footy Friendship

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A chance meeting spawned a lifelong love of AFL in the Solomon Islands

Wildcats & Hawks win AFL Europe's Champions League

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The West London Wildcats and Wimbledon Hawks have prevailed in AFL Europe's 2017 Champions League

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