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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."

(6/20/24) Watch this site! We've introduced a new logo and color schemes, but the very BIG news is coming soon! (6/20/24) Note that some matches in each round may start early or late and we will update those times as soon as we know them, which may be the day of the match. Schedules are updated now as far out as we know them for all networks including July. Star+ (Latin America) occasionally does not carry every match each round this year but for most rounds every match is carried. (Star+ [América Latina] ocasionalmente no lleva cada juego en cada ronda este año, pero para la mayoría de las rondas se transmiten todos los juegos.) We'll post further news and updates all season long. At this time we do not expect any major changes to the coverage in 2024 on Fox Sports US or TSN. (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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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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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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Adam Simpson Era Ends in Perth

Adam Simpson (file photo/AFANA)

After another huge loss in Round 17, West Coast and senior coach Adam Simpson came to a "mutual agreement" to part ways. Simpson, 48, was contracted until the end of 2025. He has been with the club for the past 11 years. Reportedly he met with the club chairman (Paul Fitzpatrick and asked if he had any chance of continuing past the end of the season, and was told that would not happen, so he chose to resign now. It's unclear if he will coach in Round 18. He is only the sixth coach in the club's 37 year history and was the third to take the team to a premiership in 2018, along with Mick Malthouse (1992 and 1994) and John Worsfold (2006). He began his head coaching career at the club in 2014 and took them to a Grand Final in 2015 (a loss to Hawthorn) but reached the pinnacle three years later. Although the team made it to the finals in five other seasons, the club has been on decline for the past few years with the team winning just eight games since the start of 2022. Simpson played for North Melbourne and was a member of the club's 1996 and 1999 premiership teams. His record with the Eagles is 122 wins, 119 losses, and one draw.

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Close and Cameron Kick Four Each as Cats Crush Hawks

Hawks and Cats (Kim Densham/AFANA)

Hawthorn came to Kardinia Park today having won their last five matches. However, with injuries to key players in Sicily, Ginnivan, and Dear last week, they were left looking vulnerable going into today's match on Geelong's home turf.  The Cats, by contrast, lost Knevitt to illness, and had omitted Irishman Mark O'Connor for today's match. Hawthorn won the toss and elected to kick to the Players Stand. Today the clubs were using the yellow Sherrin ball (typically used at night under lights) on a gloomy afternoon at Kardinia Park. Tt looked like Geelong had plenty of practice on this ground under lights. From the first bounce the match could have been mistaken for a training drill, as Dangerfield ran it out of the centre and hit Cameron on a lead in the pocket. His shot though was off target for a minor score though.

Dangerfiled had another chance a minute later from the top of the 50 meter arc as Hawthorn failed to clear but the result was the same. Another minute on and another miss from Cameron as he marked and played on in the pocket. Next man up was Neale,

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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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