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Watson open to overseas AFL ventures


Former Essendon captain Tim Watson says the AFL’s overseas ventures are worth continuing if there is a financial benefit for the game.

It has been reported in the Herald Sun today that the league is planning to take AFLX to Hong Kong in November, and Watson has no issues with it, if the competition sees a positive gain.

“I reckon it is worth investigating,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“In terms of where this ends up, I don’t know, but if it produces some revenue stream that comes back to the game, and makes our game stronger and better and we are able to spend more money on developing kids across the country and having people play the game, then I’m all for it.”

The Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide will play off for premiership points in China for the second year in a row on May 19.

Other clubs have peaked their interest in playing overseas, including Essendon, who have been public about their intrigue in the Indian market.

Tim Watson SEN Breakfast AFLX

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