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.

2013 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 World Team

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The AFL announces the 2014 World Team which will compete at the NAB AFL U16 Champs[more]

Shaheens Take Flight

Friday, February 21, 2014

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

NZ Heritage Team Shows Pathway for Future International AFL

Friday, May 09, 2014

The AFL New Zealand Heritage Team has been selected for 2014

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]

AFL Oceania Cup 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Day 4 Match Results 13/12/13[more]

AFL Oceania Cup 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Day 3 - Match Results 12/12/13[more]

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