GWS plans for US sport shifting ahead

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GWS coach Leon Cameron is preserving an open thoughts in regards to the prospect of taking part in for AFL premiership factors in america, having detailed his satisfaction on the enlargement membership’s daring imaginative and prescient.

The Giants are within the embryonic stage of talks with the AFL relating to taking part in a house sport within the US.

There are a variety of hurdles to clear, most notably discovering an acceptable venue, however Port Adelaide’s Shanghai experiment reveals that it isn’t past the realms of risk.

The league most lately took a exhibition sport to the US in 2006, when John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and Olivia Newton-John had been among the many crowd of three,000 in Los Angeles.

The oval used for that fixture on the College of California-Los Angeles now has artificial turf.

Internet hosting an AFLX sequence can be a better objective for the league, given how broadly obtainable rectangular fields are within the US.

Nevertheless, the Giants are eager to indicate Individuals the actual factor.

The venture may create varied logistical challenges for Cameron, who featured in London exhibition video games throughout his taking part in profession, however he’s extra excited than cynical in regards to the newest try and increase the game exterior its homeland.

“As Kevin Sheedy all the time mentioned, you need to preserve exploring methods to develop our sport,” Cameron advised reporters.

“We’ve obtained some actually good connections in America and we’re actually fortunate in that half, and the AFL clearly likes to develop the sport as properly.

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“The factor I like about our membership is that we’re daring and we need to be aggressive when it comes to selling the sport and our footy membership … we’re prepared and capable of have these discussions.

“The place that results in I don’t know nevertheless it’s nice to be part of …if it leads down that path (of taking part in within the US) then I feel it’s solely an excellent factor.”

GWS, who’re unable to play video games at Giants Stadium when it’s used as the bottom for Sydney’s Royal Easter Present, have already got a contract with the ACT authorities to play three video games in Canberra every season.


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