USAFL News

Jan 16, 2019

2018 USAFL Honor Roll

With a hard fought 2018 campaign put to stern, USAFL clubs around the country took the chance to reflect, celebrate and recognize those who made their clubs go on and off the field.  From November all the way through mid-January, each team held awards nights, some wrapped around their club's AGM with an eye to the future.

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Jan 12, 2019

Australia Day in the USA 2019

Australia Day, commemorated on January 26th every year, celebrates the culture and heritage of one of the most unique countries on the planet.  In Australia, it's celebrated with barbecues, beach cricket, and other merriment.

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Jan 6, 2019

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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Dec 31, 2018

That Was the Year That Was 2018

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Lo, Earth hath done her cosmic duty, oblivious to the deeds and tasks of men and women living upon her.  She cares not that we are all going to drink and be merry tonight to celebrate an arbitrary cycle of time, she just does her thing.

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Dec 21, 2018

2018 National Championships Wrap

Here is how each of the seven divisions contested in Racine on October 13-14 shook out.


MEN'S DIVISION 1 AND RESERVES: Crows Soar to D1 and Reserves Double at Nationals


WOMEN'S DIVISION 1: Maiden Heaven: San Fran Completes Three-Peat


MEN’S DIVISION TWO: FREEZE CHILL PORTLAND TO LIFT THIRD TROPHY

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Nov 13, 2018

USA, Great Britain To Contest Trans-Atlantic Trophy

Two nations, linked together by history, will now come together to do battle on the oval on a triennial basis.

The USAFL and AFL England are pleased to announce the Trans-Atlantic Trophy, in which the USA Revolution and USA Freedom will play the Great Britain Bulldogs and Great Britain Swans every three years beginning in 2021.

Great Britain will host the inaugural matches, which are tentatively scheduled for August 21, 2021, with the return games to be played in the United States in 2024.

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Nov 9, 2018

Freedom Expanding Coaching Staff

 

Dear USAFL Coaches and Friends, 

I'm pleased to announce that the USA Women's National program will be expanding our coaching and admin staff as we build out a team for the 2020 International Cup and 2021 Trans-Atlantic Cup. 

The USA Women's National Program is seeking individuals with experience and interest in the following areas: 

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Nov 8, 2018

Maiden Heaven: San Fran Completes Three-Peat

Move over Rice-A-Roni, there’s a San Francisco Triple-Treat.

For the third straight year, the San Francisco Iron Maidens navigated the crowded waters of the USAFL Women’s D1 competition to be crowned National Champions.

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Nov 1, 2018

USAFL Nationals Head Back to Sarasota-Bradenton for 2019

The USAFL Executive Board is excited to announce that the 2019 USAFL National Championships will be held in Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida the weekend of October 12 and 13. The USAFL Administrator's Conference and AGM will be held on Friday October 11.  It will once again be hosted with the cooperation of the Sarasota County Sports Commission (SCSC) and Bradenton Area Sports Commission (BACVB).   

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Oct 29, 2018

Crows Soar to D1 and Reserves Double at Nationals

A year’s worth of debate, of back and forth, of questions as to who was the best USAFL team of them all boiled down to forty minutes in America’s heartland.

There, with the northern sun sinking lower than a student unsure of his answer in open class, the Austin Crows rode off into the sunset with not one, but two more cups.

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Oct 22, 2018

Interview with AFL Umpires Chamberlain, McInerney, Donlon, and Gavine

The USAFL and the USAFL Umpires Association were pleased to welcome AFL umpires Shane McInerney, Chris Donlon, Hayden Gavine, and Ray Chamberlain (pictured at left with USAFL Umpires Association president Jonathan Mills) to this past weekend's National Championships in Racine, Wisconsin.  The guest umpires took part in Friday afternoon's umpiring clinic, as well as observing and performing umpiring duties during tournament matches.

USAFL.com's Brian Barrish chatted with the quartet about umpiring, the tournament, and the host city.

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Oct 14, 2018

Razors Edge - Day 1 At the USAFL Nationals

For months, there was worry about what the weather gods would bestow upon those traveling to Racine for the 2018 Nationals.  There was frost, wind, cold, and the occasional warmth from the warm glowing ball in the sky.

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