Clayton(PJLD)

Aussie Rules Football comes to Cape Town


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :In the news, Original Content on 14 Feb 2008 at 10:10

It is not often that international sporting events are held in the disadvantaged communities of South Africa.

But that is exactly what took place at the Khayelitsha Cricket Oval on Saturday February9, when Australian Football League South Africa hosted the first ever international Australian football game to be played in Cape Town between South Africa and the indigenous Australian Youth team.

The indigenous Australian Youth squad arrived in Cape Town on Friday February 8 on the Western Cape leg of the 2008 Indigenous Youth Series against South Africa. The Aussies proved too strong for their local opponents winning 108-38.Indigenous Youth Series was first played in 2006, when The Flying  Boomerangs travelled to South Africa as  part of the  Qantas Kickstart Program.

The success of this tour led to the creation of the Youth Series which is to be played between the two countries every February.In 2007, a South African side travelled to  Australia and played games in Darwin, Jabiru and Perth.



10 Comments

  • the AFL is doing more for developing their game in RSA townships than SARU are for rugby… go figure!

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.02.08 11:40:21 by bryce_in_oz Reply
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  • Bryce didn’t you post some figures on RW a few months back about Aussie rules in SA?

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.02.08 11:44:50 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • It was a few weeks ago, thats why i had to put this one up.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.02.08 11:48:45 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • okay so who gave us all the figures, you or bryce? :wink:

    With RW not having a search function i can’t go back and search for them, but would be keen to see them again.

    There were some amazing number in there that really shocked me at the time.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.02.08 11:54:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • numberS

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.02.08 11:56:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Lol… it was Rasputin not I… PJLD who is that in your pic and yours KSA?

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.02.08 11:57:07 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • It was bryce ksa,it was just fresh in my memory so i put thees one up.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.02.08 11:59:17 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Ras??oops

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.02.08 11:59:35 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • It is Mr Shimange bryce

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.02.08 12:00:11 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Bryce.

    That is Carlos Spencer with me.

    Actually as he is the Star, let’s rephrase that. That is me with Carlos Spencer.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.02.08 12:01:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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