Australian rules football in Pakistan
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|Australian rules football in Pakistan|
|Governing body||AFL. Pakistan|
|Nickname(s)||Pakistan Football League(PFL)|
AFL Pakistan was formed on 1 April 2014. In November 2014, TAYYAB CHATTHA have introduced this game in Pakistan with help of Australian High Commission Islamabad staff opted to vacate the role of chief Organizer . Later on in 2015 he elected First Secretary General of AFL.PAKISTAN(PAKISTAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE), and Muhammad Javed Malik (EX FEDERAL SECRETARY OF PLANNING & COMMISSION), took up the role of President.
Currently AFL Pakistan has held few tournaments.In 2015 CDA MARGLA SPORTS FESTIVAL, THEM in 2016 1st National Championship was held in Pakistan sports boad on 26-28 sept 2016, where 8 team all over Pakistan participated and final match was live telecast on PTV SPORTS on 28 sept 2016, Punjab vs Islamabad.Islamabad tiger won the final by 34-30 points.
There are 15 club football in Pakistan at the moment, all located in different cities, 4 club in Islamabad,4 Rawalpindi 2 in Gujranwala, which include:4 girls club
- Islamabad Tiger
- Islamabad Rising Stars
- Junoon Footy Club
- Rawal club
- Morghah Queen Club
- Haiderabad, Faisalabad Lahore
The Pakistani national side are known as the Dragoons and have played their first game on 16 August 2014 against India. The match was won by India.
- Official AFL Pakistan Website
- Pakistan keen to spread the word
- College tournament planned for North-West Pakistan