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Swans Sign USA Basketballer

Former Sydney Swans coach Paul Roos, whose wife is American, was in California last summer. While there, he conducted a footy clinic. Among the attendees was Alex Starling, a talented college basketball player who has also played American football. In August, Starling spent three weeks in Australia for more testing and impressed Sydney Coach John Longmire, development manager Stuart Maxfield and head of player personnel Kinnear Beatson. So impressed is the club that it has signed Starling under the AFL's International Scholarship plan.

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Part Three: Interview With Collingwood's American Recruit Shae McNamara

Read the third and final part of AFANA's interview with Collingwood Football Club's American recruit Shae McNamara. The interview took place at the Lexus Center in Melbourne (Collingwood's headquarters) in late 2010 as Shae talked about the challenges and adjustments he faced changing sporting codes and countries.

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Part Two: Interview With Collingwood's American Recruit Shae McNamara

Read Part Two of Kim Densham's AFANA interview with Collingwood's American recruit Shae McNamara. The interview took place at the Lexus Center in Melbourne, Collingwood Football Club headquarters in late 2010 as Kim discussed with Shae how he came to be playing Australian Rules Football halfway around the world from where he was born.

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