Club News

Whats on Tap - 7 September 2019

The final full month of the USAFL regular season is here, and this weekend there are seven big matches as we head towards Nationals in Sarasota-Bradenton on October 12-13.

Seven events with USAFL implications happen this Saturday, including a couple of long range road trips, as Oklahoma and Seattle rack up the air miles, and the first ever USAFL matches for Tampa Bay and Hawai’i.

Click on the “Event Page” link for location and time info.

Whats on Tap - 23 and 24 August 2019

Seven weekends remain until Nationals in Sarasota.  There are five events happening this very weekend as cooler temps sweep across the country, and the first hints of fall creep into the atmosphere.  The entire weekend schedule, including metro games, can be found here.

Photo Credit: Dan Wix (@danewix)

2019 USAFL All-Regionals Team

Australian Rules football is a team sport.  Eighteen parts plus those on the sidelines working together as one key unit in search of scoring more points than the other team.

But from time to time, it's good to recognize the key cogs of the machines that make up the USAFL clubs.  Over forty of said clubs trekked to one of three cities during the course of the summer -- Raleigh, Denver, and Salem -- in the first buoy that is the oceanic league season.

Tiger Sharks Swim into USAFL Family

In October, the USAFL Nationals will head to Western Florida for the second time in four years, as the freshly manicured grounds of the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch play host to the world’s biggest Aussie Rules tournament.

And the home region will have a brand new club to rep it when the footballs take flight in three months’ time.

The USAFL is proud to officially welcome the Tampa Bay Tiger Sharks as its 46th member club.

Whats on Tap - 29 June 2019

We are thoroughly in summer's grip, and the USAFL season is well and truly underway.  We're in between the first two regionals, and everyone is ramping up their campaigns as we head towards Nationals.

There are five interclub events this weekend and a bunch of community happenings as well.  For the games, click on the location for the Facebook event links.  For the community events, the links will take you to the host's Facebook page.

Around the Grounds - NY, Austin Double Up, Outlaws Win Battle

On the first real big day of the 2019 season, it was good to play away from home.

The New York Magpies men and women both came away with full points, as did the Austin Crows, the Minnesota Freeze, and the San Diego Lions.  All playing in hinterlands.


Montreal Women’s Tournament
Montreal Angels 1.2.8 def by New York Magpies 7.12.54

Whats on Tap - 1 June 2019

Since the end of March, that has been a few USAFL matches here and there, with teams either shaking off the winter cold or preparing for the long seasonal journey with training matches, metro games, and the odd AFLX carnival.

This weekend, however, things kick into high gear.

Nine events across the USA -- including two up in Maple Leaf Land -- punctuate this weekend's Aussie Rules activities.  Attached to each event is the Facebook event page, which will have up-to-date information on venue, start times, and game status should there be inclement weather.

Make Way for Wasatch - The War Gulls Join the USAFL

Nestled in the mountainous ranges of the Midwest USA is the state of Utah.  Independent, beautiful, and proud, founded by pious pioneers, and home to a brilliance of difference landscapes from mountains, to desert, to the famous salt flats in the state’s west.

In 1896, Utah became the 45th state.  In 2019, it becomes home to the USAFL’s 45th club.

The league is proud to welcome the Wasatch War Gulls to the family, taking its name from the mountain range that dominates the central part of the state.  

2019 Regionals Head to Capitals

State capitals are centers of government, commerce, and law.  Some are bustling metropolises; others are quaint towns augmented by stately architecture.

This summer, three capital cities will be turned into centers of Aussie Rules football, as the 2019 USAFL Regional Championships Series brings exciting, day-long carnivals featuring the best of the game in this country.

*      EASTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – Saturday, June 15 @ MAC Sports & Entertainment, Raleigh, North Carolina

Familial Culture Paces Outlaws in Opening Season

They call Arizona “the Valley of the Sun,” most likely because some days, it feels like you’re living on its surface.

It’s known for its hot, dry weather, its desert scenery, and for its booming and ever-expanding metropolis in Phoenix.

For the past two decades, however, it has been a literal and figurative hotbed of Aussie Rules football.   From the Phoenix Scorpions and Tuscon Javelinas giving way to what is now the Arizona Hawks, the game has flourished in the nation’s 48th state.

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