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AFL and Sports Diplomacy in China

As the first foreign sports league to play games in China for points, the Port Adelaide Football Club has been the pioneer and driving force of seeing the AFL played annually in China for the last 2 years. On this episode, we speak with Port’s Andrew Hunter on the rationale behind Port’s China strategy, the underrated role sports diplomacy can play in Australia-China relations and what goes into making an AFL game a reality on the ground in China. 

Andrew Hunter is the General Manager of Port Adelaide Football Club’s China Engagement, where Has played a pioneering role in the development of the Australian Football League partnership with China, through the Port Adelaide Football Club. Andrew is an experienced advisor to Government and commercial entities on international relations and is a widely published writer and engaging speaker on sports diplomacy and its underutilised role in facilitating positive cultural exchange.

For more information on the AFL in China 2019, visit https://shanghai2019.com.au/ and download the Hospitality and Parrnership Guide at the bottom of the page. 

See the documents below:
  • Copy1Shanghai_2019_-_hospitality_&_partnership_guide_(1).pdf
  • @AusChinaBC