Holmes Solid in AFL Debut for St. Kilda

Two years ago, Chicago-native Jason Holmes didn’t know that Australian Rules football existed. On Saturday, he played it at the highest professional level the game has to offer – the AFL.

Granted, this was only a preseason game, the opening match of his St. Kilda Saints’ 2015 campaign played in the small Brisbane suburb of Burpengary. But to be only the second born-and-raised American player to play AFL football, this was kind of a big deal.

Sunny Fort Lauderdale to Kick Off USAFL Regionals Series

The first installment of the USAFL’s Regional Tournament Series provides the perfect kick off of the USAFL 2015 Regular Season.

Florida's bright sun and the bright lights of Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale provide the Eastern Regional 18s Tournament with a stunning stage.  Set for the weekend of April 17th-18th, the tournament, is hosted by the hometown Fighting Squids, a club that has seen a great resurgence over the last several seasons.

The USA Freedom and Liberty Hit the Ground Running

The USA Freedom women’s national Australian football team, will take to the fields in sunny Arizona on April 10-12, 2015.  Returning veterans and hopeful candidates from across the country will showcase their fitness and skills to earn a spot on the team.

Four Regional Tournaments Announced

After a successful Western Regional tournament in 2014, the USAFL has expanded the Regional series to include all three regions in 2015.

The East, Central and West will each hold two regional carnivals, one feature the 10s (Metro) format, and the other with full, 18-a-side teams.

First Set of Online Coaching Courses Announced

USAFL coaches will have the opportunity to complete their coaching accreditation in online courses.

The courses, conducted by the league, will allow those interested to earn their Level 1 or Level 2 accreditation.  All USAFL coaches must hold at least Level 1 certification by the end of the 2015 season.

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