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The United States National Championship… of Australian Rules Football, 2011

(This post is also featured in my American Blog. I include it here too for the benefit my Asian AFL people) I have been called many things in my life. Prompt is not one of them. With the recent conclusion … Continue reading

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AFL the Kralanh, Cambodia, Way

Australian Rules Football is a sport gaining traction in a number of new countries. In Cambodia, the Cambodian Eagles (formally partnered with the West Coast Eagles) have not only become a very competitive team in Southeast Asia, but have begun … Continue reading

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Where to watch Australian Rules Football on Khao San Road in Bangkok

I found somewhere, after a decent hunt. Read about it here. (sorry for the redirect, I have my reasons…)

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My Koh Pha Ngan Hill

Many who are involved in competitive sports will tell you that your success is often more dependent on your mental state than your athleticism, that mental strength can overcome physical strength. After some emails on the topic from my former … Continue reading

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AFL: Cambodian Eagles defeat the Vietnam Swans in Five Quarters

Things don’t always go according to plan in Cambodia. The plan: two teams, one venue, four quarters. Not so much. Background This was an important game for the Eagles. We were putting out what we thought was our best team … Continue reading

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Indochina Cup, 2011

Indochina Cup 2011. Indochina Cup is an Australian Rules Football Competition between teams from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. This year it was hosted in Vientiane by the Lao Elephants, who put on an outstanding show. Arrival at the Ground … Continue reading

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An American Footy Player in Cambodia at The Asian Championships: Part 6

Cambodia vs. Singapore: Learning to Do What I Preach After the Hong kong game we were left licking our wounds. I had had a rough game running water and I’m guessing the game was tough for some of the people … Continue reading

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An American Footy Player in Cambodia at The Asian Championships: Part 5

Cambodia vs. Hong Kong: The Extended Bench I saw that there were a few players that were not playing so much so I volunteered to be de-activated for our game against Hong Kong, a powerhouse. It meant that instead of … Continue reading

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An American Footy Player in Cambodia: Keeping Your Feet

It has been over a year now since I first took to the track and began training with the Eagles (who at that time were the Cobras). One of the most important parts of the game, I was told, was … Continue reading

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An American Footy Player in Cambodia at The Asian Championships: Part 4

Cambodia vs. Macao: How to play “Right Pocket Ruck Back Rover-ward” After a few rounds of watching we had our second game, Macao. We had heard they were good. We had also heard they were bad. So hearing stuff didn’t … Continue reading

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