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Richmond & India thread [merged]
« on: October 31, 2007, 06:09:58 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 03:00:15 AM »
India next in AFL expansion plans
Mark Hawthorne | August 19, 2008

THE AFL will push further into overseas markets by playing two exhibition matches in India in early March, in addition to the scheduled Collingwood-West Coast game in South Africa.

Feroz Shah Kotla cricket ground in New Delhi and Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai have been selected as the two preferred arena by the AFL. Both have a capacity of about 40,000. The AFL also has plans to play a further exhibition match in Miami.

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has ruled out his club's involvement in an Indian match due to the existing South African commitment, but Richmond, Essendon and North Melbourne have been lobbying hard to be involved in the first games to be played in India.

Richmond invited Sujatha Singh, the Indian high commissioner to Australia, to a recent match against Essendon. Anita Nayar, India's Consul General in Melbourne, has also attended two Tigers' games this season.

"No decision has been made about the teams yet, but we are very keen to go and be one of the clubs involved in the first AFL match played over there," Richmond president Gary March said.

"It's a great opportunity. There are growing cultural and population ties between India and Australia. The Tigers, being a revered animal in that country, would be a perfect fit for the Indian market."

Essendon chief executive Peter Jackson confirmed that the club has been involved in negotiations for months to play in India.

"It's no secret we would love to go," Jackson said. "It's a tremendous opportunity, and would fit right in with our club's history of developing the game with different cultures and communities. We would even make a financial contribution to meet some of the costs if required."

AFL spokesman Patrick Keane said an announcement on next year's overseas schedule was "imminent", but it was too early to confirm whether the matches in India would go ahead. "We hope to have an announcement in four-to-six weeks," he said.

"But we are not in a position to say anything further at this stage as we are in a number of negotiations."

The AFL has enlisted the help of Federal Government agency Austrade and Melbourne-based Stride Sports Management, a company co-owned by Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting, to guide and promote its push into the Indian market.

Austrade's recently appointed New Delhi commissioner, Peter Linford, has been dealing with the AFL for several months to help with the logistics of playing two matches in India.

Linford was based in Melbourne until late last month, when he relocated to New Delhi.

The AFL wants to capitalise on the profile of Ponting to assist its push into India.

In May, Ponting was the special guest at an AFL function in Kolkata that promoted Australian football to Indian business leaders and the media.

Ponting is an ardent North Melbourne fan who has publicly stated his desire to join the board of the football club.

The involvement of Stride further strengthens North Melbourne's chances of playing in India former Kangaroos players Glenn Archer, Anthony Stevens and Keith McKenzie are all part of the Stride management team.

Representatives of both Taj Hotels Group, an Indian-owned luxury hotel chain, and Austrade confirmed that provisional hotel bookings have been made by the AFL for New Delhi and Mumbai in early March. That means the matches could be part of the NAB Cup pre-season series.

"There are still some negotiations to be done over the dates," said a spokesman for Taj Hotels.

February is peak tourist season in India New Delhi and Mumbai are the two main arrival points for overseas tourists.

Including players and officials, the AFL needs between 60 and 80 rooms in both cities.

If the later March dates are to go ahead, the AFL would limit the commitments of the clubs involved so they could fly in, play their games, and then return to Australia.

Last February, Collingwood spent almost two weeks in Dubai promoting the game. Jackson would prefer the matches were part of the NAB Cup series. "If you are going to showcase the sport overseas, then it's best to be serious about it and play games that mean something and make an impression," he said.

http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/news/afl-looks-to-india/2008/08/18/1218911570743.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1
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Re: Richmond keen to play 2009 preseason game in India: Gary March (Age)
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 11:30:32 PM »
It's bad enough at times playing cricket in India with the high temperatures they can get over there. Imagine running around playing footy for 2 hours :P. A big risk knocking the body around with heat, humidity and travel 2-3 weeks before the start of real stuff.

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The beginning of March sees night temperatures reach 15 C. The days reach 30 to 33 C. During the transition from the dry to humid weather in mid March, the temperature might hit 38 to 40 C. This high however, is due to hot dry winds from Gujarat. By mid March the temperatures hit 37 C, with the lows at 18 C. Humidity is unbearable, and smog affects the city. New leaves sprout from decidous trees.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_of_Mumbai
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Re: Richmond keen to play 2009 preseason game in India: Gary March (Age)
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008, 10:51:56 AM »
Yes MT,

And from my experience, you can't brush your teeth with the water, let alone think about drinking it, even if it has been boiled first.  Boiling doesn't get rid of the heavy metals.  Even worse, if you inhale the steam from the shower, you can expect to catch some nasty bugs.

You shouldn't eat anything that is not cooked, no fresh fruit or vegies, and anything that you can eat has to be laden with spices to make sure that the bugs are dead and your innards are properly cleaned out pretty soon after the meal.

Wouldn't have thought that it would be a great place to take a football team at any time, let alone just prior to the season.

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Is Richmond off to play in India?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 03:27:28 AM »
Benny Gale was at the Comm Games in Delhi with the AFL's Tony Woods investigating playing an exhibition game in India next year.

AFL game for Indian assault
Jon Ralph
Herald Sun
October 23, 2010


DELHI'S controversy-plagued Commonwealth Games have not deterred the AFL, which is investigating playing an exhibition game in India next year.

The league is buoyed by last week's Melbourne-Brisbane game in Shanghai, which resulted in a new Chinese TV deal to broadcast the code next year.

AFL international game development manager Tony Woods and Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale were in Delhi during the Games.

They met Austrade's Senior Trade Commissioner in New Delhi, Peter Linford, with the Australian government pushing the idea of a game in a big Indian city.

India appeals to the AFL because of the availability of cricket ovals for games, and massive population of sports-mad people. A game in India would not only push the AFL's brand, but promote trade.

The league also hopes to play a game in South Africa in coming years, and will spend the next few months reviewing its plans for future international games.

Less than $1 million of AFL funds a year is spent on international development, compared with $80 million in Australia.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/afl-game-for-indian-assault/story-e6frf9jf-1225942445794
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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 08:11:10 AM »
Yeah, it'll probably be packaged as one of our "home" games  ::)

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 08:24:50 AM »
very good  very good

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 08:38:50 AM »
very good  very good

why is it very good jacko?

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 09:06:24 AM »
Ramps.
Thats how Indians talk.
Say it quickly, ''very good very good" get the joke ?? ::)

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 09:21:20 AM »
Yeah, it'll probably be packaged as one of our "home" games  ::)
never mind, there'll be some sort of option in our membership to reserve a seat at the game!
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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2010, 10:43:30 AM »
Uh.. it wouldn't be as a H&A match guys.  It would be an exhibition match.

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2010, 10:56:54 AM »
maybe this could lead to some large sponsorship deals as well.

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2010, 01:53:13 PM »
yeah, well, convince some of the sponsors that plunder the IPL and you never know :shh
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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2010, 02:29:33 PM »
Plenty of Tigers in India, big ones
Lots of people name their swords......

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2010, 02:57:32 PM »
Dilmah Tea ::)