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"We seek to support fans and further the exposure of the most exciting game in the world, Australian Football, in North America."

(7/17/24) Note that some matches in each round may start coverage early or late and we will update those times on our TV schedules page and Google Calendar as soon as we know them, which may be the day of the match. Schedules are now up through Round 23 for AFL on Fox nets & WatchAFL, plus AFLW Round 1. AFL Round 24 will be added as soon as the AFL releases the match times. Star+ (Latin America) usually carries every match each round but many have a delayed start. Star+ [América Latina] suele retransmitir todos los partidos cada semana, pero muchos empiezan tarde. We'll post further news and updates all season long. (4/2/23) También temenos noticias de AFL en español todas las semanas en, busque NEMBC. Todos los horarios son EDT/EST, pero si los desea en su hora local, regístrese en este sitio (¡gratis!) Y luego puede establecer su hora local y los listados aparecerán en su zona horaria.

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It goes without saying - we can use more volunteers. Please volunteer or donate if you can spare a few hours or dollars a month. We exist because of generous donations from fans. Please support our fundraising campaign. (Donation button in upper left and on most pages of this site). We need your support.
In addition to this site, our US and Canadian TV schedules and our radio info are available on a Google Calendar - see the TV or radio pages for subscription links. Our schedules are free for personal use. Reuse, reposting, etc. on any other media must credit AFANA. 

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AFANA Needs Your Support! Fundraising Campaign Launched!

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Over 28 years ago, three men had an idea for a fan-based organization to spread the word about Aussie rules in North America and improve TV coverage. Much has happened since then and we're still bringing new fans to the sport every day and TV coverage is now live, every match and every round. 

We need to move forward to better serve fans and to do that, we are launching a fundraising campaign. Our goal is to ultimately raise US$20,000 over the next 2 or so years. We'll start modestly with enough to get the effort underway, just US$3,000 before the end of this AFL season (but it would even better if we raise more! Donate button to the right!). Here's what we plan to do with that money (front page readers click on Read More): 

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Dockers Dominate Dismal Demons

Darcy Marks (Dave Woodley/AFANA)

The Fremantle Dockers dominated the Melbourne Demons in a match where the final scoreboard suggested a flattering representation of the Demons' underwhelming performance. The Demons had recently been competitive against the Brisbane Lions in a narrow loss and had beaten the Essendon Bombers last week. Now they have been bumped out of the top eight and face a perilous path as they hope to make the finals. The battle for the finals has all the characteristics of a game of snakes and ladders. One loss can send a team spiraling downwards and conversely a win can see them zoom up the ladder. The Dockers have moved back into the top four after last week's speed-bump loss to the Hawthorn Hawks in Tasmania. It was not the size of the victory over Melbourne that was impressive for the Dockers; but rather the way they dominated Melbourne for long periods of the game.

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Keays Kicks Five to Bust Bombers

Crows fans (Kim Densham/AFANA)

It was a chilly Friday night outside, but it was a red-hot clash between Essendon and Adelaide at Marvel Stadium. Under the roof, with no breeze there really should be no scoring end, but 24 of the 34 goals would be scored at the Lockett end. [Ed. note: named for Tony Lockett, a legendary goal scorer.]  It was a match that would have significant runs of play and a nail-biting finish and keep the 36,000, mostly Bombers fans, on the edge of their seats.

The Bombers were hot out of the blocks kicking the first three goals. The first two, to Jones in the first six minutes, followed by a goal to Cox coming on the back of a 50-meter [55 yards] penalty against the Adelaide captain. The Crows finally woke up and looked convincing opponents as Rachele and Thilthorpe kicked goals to see the Crows trail by just five points at quarter time. 

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Another Concussion Lawsuit and Retirement

Brad Sheppard (file photo/AFANA)

(Ed. note: this article is part of an on-going series which covers concussion related matters in the AFL. To see more of our multi-year reporting on concussions, go to AFANA Concussion Series)

Former West Coast defender Brad Sheppard has filed a lawsuit against the club, the AFL, and two club doctors, citing medical negligence which forced him to retire in 2021 due to concussion related issues. Sheppard, now 33 years old, played 216 games for the Eagles and suffered a number of concussions during his career. A head knock in Round 21 of 2021, was the one that ended his career. Earlier that year he suffered a severe concussion in a heavy collision with Carlton's Adam Saad. One of the doctors named in the legal action left the club in 2023 after 12 years of service.

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Lions Roar Into Top Four

Lachie Neale (file photo/AFANA)

The Brisbane Lions roared back into the top four with a win over a revived West Coast Eagles outfit. In a weekend of upsets, the Lions with six consecutive wins stamp themselves as the current "in form" team of the competition. The importance of Brisbane's win cannot be overstated. A loss would have sent them into ninth on the ladder, fighting with a plethora of other teams for September relevance. Forty-one thousand Eagles' supporters attended the game which was billed as a farewell to recently sacked coach Adam Simpson. The local players responded with a committed effort throughout the game, pressuring the Lions until the final siren. Perhaps the irony was missed by many, but if the former coach's team had played with that intensity over the past month, Simpson would still have his job.

The Eagles caught the Lions sleeping with their early attack on the ball and their willingness to take the game on. Under their interim coach, Jarrod Schofield, there was no switching play across the field and maintaining possession as they looked for a forward opening. They instead played a "straight down the line" game plan. Get the ball and get it forward to gain territory and let your teammates further afield do their job. It was a style of play that also suited the wet and at times slippery conditions.

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US and Canada TV Schedule

This is intended for you to add to your personal calendar (use + button lower right) and free for personal use. Schedules list Fox and TSN networks only. The individual calendar events contain further details in the description (click on an entry). © 2024, AFANA. For a full schedule see our TV schedules web page.

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