The American Footy Star Kick-off event helped to kick off the campaign to introduce Australian Rules Football to America at the Australian Consulate’s Residence in Brentwood on Saturday night. An evening that was everything Australian, gave a peek at the upcoming American Footy Star reality show.
"What I realized in developing this project is just how many people in America did not know that our sport even existed," American Footy Star creator Miro Gladovic said. "Working with the Australian Football League, the best thing to do was to create a media project and offer some opportunities for american kids to come over and become professionals and that will create and appetite for the media and American public to know more about the sport because they will have a vested interest.
Gladovic has put together and an all-out blitz package to make sure the United States will know everything about Australian Rules Football by the time he has done. In addition to this summer's Footy Combines, the producers of American Footy Star will be releasing a DVD entitled FOOTY 101. FOOTY 101 is tailored to the American audience and will give fans an entertaining guide to Australian Rules Football so that they understand the rules and dynamics of the game.
This event was not just about Footy, but it did keep an Australian theme. Guests were treated to a number of authentic Australian dishes that are enjoyed at the games in Australia. For entertainment the up and coming duo Maya and Nandy performed two sets, giving everyone a chance to enjoy their beautiful voices. The native Australian pair recently toured with Prince and is looking to put out an album later in this year. The event was hosted by Australian actor Cameron Daddo.
American Footy Star is currently taking registrations from competitors between the ages of 16-24 for the Dallas Footy Combine this summer. To register, visit: www.AmericanFootyStar.com
For more information about the music of Maya and Nandy, visit: www.mayaandnandy.com