Talk:Wikinews interviews Rich Mann and Kevin Smith of the United States Australian Football League about the upcoming National Championship

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The following email exchange has been forwarded to scoop in it's entirety

I will be getting back to you this evening on questions 1 through 5. Rich will be answering the final two questions.


On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 7:45 PM, <> wrote:


    I'm just wondering if and when you're able to get round to do this interview?

    Patrick Gillett
    Independent Reporter for Wikinews

-------- Original Message --------

Mr Mann

My Questions are as follows

1. Where are the Nationals being played?
2. Are there suitable sized fields at this location?
3. How many teams are participating?
4. Who are the defending champions?
5. Are teams full 18 player teams?
6. Who are the sponsors of this event?
7. Are there any plans to have a competition similar to that of the NFL (with six or seven teams) in the future?

Thanks for your time
Patrick Gillett
Independent Reporter for Wikinews

    -------- Original Message --------
        G’Day guys,
    E-mail will be easiest (I’m usually on PC until 2-3 am every night), as Kevin mentioned,
    I’m flat out as I also organize the tournament itself, though would be happy to answer any 
    questions when I can get to them.
    Rich Mann

    USAFL President

    National Championships Tournament Director

    303 330 2772

    -----Original Message-----
    Mr. Gillett,

    We would be happy to accommodate your request. Due to the immediate nature of your need, I
    have forwarded this correspondence to Rich Mann, the president of US Footy.

    While I can't guarantee an interview with Mr. Mann, due to the current demands on his time in
    dealing with the final details of a tournament that will draw over 1000 players, men and
    women, from the United States and Canada, we will do our best to answer whatever questions you
    might have. The participating players span four divisions of men and one division of women.

    If Mr. Mann is too busy, we will do our best to let you know in short order. If that happens
    to be the case, please feel free to forward any questions to me via e-mail, and I will
    endeavor to answer or get answers to all of your questions.


    Kevin M. Smith
    Media Relations

    On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM, <> wrote:

    Mr Smith


    My name is Patrick Gillett. I'm a freelance reporter writing on wikinews (


    I would like to request an interview with someone regarding next weekends nationals. Since I'm
    in Australia, I can do it over the phone or by email (or other on line method)


    If the interview can be arranged asap, it would be greatly appreciated.


    Patrick Gillett
    Independent Reporter for Wikinews

--RockerballAustralia 01:43, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

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File:Aussie rules ground distances medium.png (deleted on commons) needs to be changed - preferably to File:Aussie rules ground distances.svg --RockerballAustralia (talk) 02:54, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Done. Tempodivalse [talk] 02:57, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
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