"American Footy Star" Australian-Style Football Comes Charging into the United States with "American Footy Star" The Competitive Search for the First American "Footy" Star!
A Call for Contestants- "American Footy Star" creator Miro Gladovic will aim to select a winning candidate by September 18, 2010, and then launch combines around the U.S. with the intention of creating a made for television reality project.
September 9, 2010 (Newswire.com) - A Call for Contestants
Los Angeles, CA - Australia's premier and beloved national sport, Australian Football, known as "Footy" to millions of its fans around the world, comes to America to find the next "American Footy Star". The project was created and is produced by former Pro Soccer Player and former F.I.F.A. sports agent Miro Gladovic. Gladovic is searching for the first ever American to become a star of the Australian Football League (AFL). Gladovic brings his passion for Footy to fans with his unique way of introducing Australian Football to the United States. Gladovic will aim to select a winning candidate by September 18, 2010, and then launch combines around the United States with the intention of creating a made for television reality project entitled "American Footy Star".
AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou has mandated that "American Footy Star" seek out and find a great athlete from the United States and provide that athlete with an opportunity to compete in the Australian Football League. AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou astutely recognized that international athletes, especially from the United States, need to play in the AFL in order for the sport to expand and broaden it's worldwide following.
American Footy Star aims to not only find one candidate to go to Australia and potentially be drafted into the AFL by one of its 17 teams, but looks to become a feeder system for American athletes looking to try their hand at this new talent pathway. Celebrity judges will include retired Australian Football League superstar players Jason McCartney, and Robert "Dipper" DiPierdomenico, and mentors will include Jimmy Bartel (Brownlow Medalist) and AFL Champ's Geelong Cats' Assistant Coach Brenton Sanderson.
"American Footy Star" is currently taking registration from competitors between the ages of 18-25. Please visit our website and register at: http://www.AmericanFootyStar.com, submit a video of your athletic abilities or email your stats with a photo.
About Miro Gladovic
Miro Gladovic has a diverse and accomplished background, encompassing both the entertainment industry, as well as professional sports. Miro was the youngest soccer player agent in the world to be accredited by the world's soccer governing body, F.I.F.A. In the decade since, Miro has represented some of the biggest names in international soccer. As a producer, Miro has produced, written and directed numerous sports entertainment projects in Australia in recent years.
In conjunction with finding the next American Footy Star the producers of "American Footy Star" will be releasing a DVD entitled, "FOOTY 101", which introduces American fans to the sport of "Footy". "FOOTY 101", the first tailor made "Footy" DVD for an American audience, will contain a comprehensive and entertaining guide to the sport, breaking down the unique set of rules and dynamics of the game. The DVD also includes highlights of the AFL Grand Final, Australia's equivalent to America's Super Bowl, along with special bonus chapters.
For more information on "American Footy Star", the summer Footy Combines and the "Footy 101" DVD, please vist http://www.AmericanFootyStar.com.
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