USAFL News

May 17, 2018

Export Report: Blecher, Hemmenway Duel in Keilor

Katie Klatt (Sacramento) – Melbourne Uni (VFLW)

Katie and the Mugars travelled to historic Windy Hill to face the Essendon Bombers, led by Canadian foes Kendra Heil and Valerie Moreau, and came out eight point winners.  Playing in the back line for the second straight game, Katie gathered eight possessions and recorded a mark, totaling 22 “Dream Team” points.  The Mugars go into their first bye week at 1-1, and are back in action against the N.T. Thunder at the Avalon Airport Oval on May 26 (first bounce: 9:10pm on Friday May 25 USEDT).

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May 16, 2018

Around The Grounds May 12-13

MOOSE CUP – MAINE CATS v BOSTON DEMONS – Portland, Maine
Maine 3.5.23 def by Boston 18.26.134

The first ever USAFL game held in the state of Maine saw the newly minted hosts (0-1) play gamely but go down to the established team from Beantown (1-0).  The Cats, augmented with players from AFL Quebec and AFL Nova Scotia, will get their chance for revenge in Boston on June 2nd.  (Report)

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May 7, 2018

Export Report: Freedom Pair Have Big Weekend in Australia

It was a big weekend for the two USA Freedom women currently playing in Australia, as they both were amongst the best on ground for their respective sides.

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May 4, 2018

Licata, Coventry Join Freedom Coaching Staff

As he prepares his team for the 2020 AFL International Cup, new USA Freedom head coach Dannie Seow is also assembling his coaching staff which will help him towards his goal of growing the program.

It’s a task that will involve knowledgeable people, not only of football the game and of people who play it, but of the footballing landscape of the US.

And he couldn’t have picked two people who fit the bill more perfectly.

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Apr 30, 2018

Around The Grounds April 28

ANZAC CUP NEW YORK – NEW YORK MAGPIES v AFL QUEBEC – Yonkers, NY
Men’s: New York 12.9.81 def Quebec Saints 9.6.60
Women’s: Montreal Angels 0.3.3 def New York 0.2.2

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Apr 25, 2018

Schoennagel Takes Helm as Suns Coach

Vicky Schoennagel has worn many hats during her time with the Sacramento Australian Football Club.

On the field, she’s been a consistent sparkplug defender and two time Lady Suns Nationals MVP, notched an additional 40-plus games in the SacAFL  leagues, and represented her country with the Liberty at the 2014 AFL International Cup.  She’s also umpired matches locally, regionally, and nationally as a certified member of the USAFL Umpires Association.

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Apr 24, 2018

ANZAC Day Commemorations 2018

ANZAC Day, commemorated on April 25th every year, honors the memory and valor of Australians who have served their country and given the ultimate sacrifice.  It is a link of generations, from those who battled at Gallipoli, to the brave men and women of today.

Woven within the fabric of the day is the game of football; for among those who were the first Australians who lost their lives were the heroes of the oval, their future cut short so that future generations can enjoy the fruits of life.

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Apr 23, 2018

2018 Season Previews - Women West

Women’s footy is growing across the board at a lightning pace; that is certain as certain does.

But if one were to pinpoint the strength of the game geographically, it would be, just as the men’s game, in the West Coast.  The teams in this preview – Denver is officially a part of the Central Region this year and will be playing in the Nashville Regional – have won a total of 9 D1 National Titles, and all three D2 cups (Calgary 2015, Arizona and Seattle 2016, Portland 2015-2017).

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Apr 17, 2018

2018 Season Previews - Women East and Central

We are living in the golden age of women’s football.  To deny that is to deny oneself the truth of how far and how fast this sector of the sport has come in just within the last three or four years.  AFLW and local programs are going forward at light speed, and footy internationally is booming.

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Apr 15, 2018

2018 Season Previews - Men West

In the words of Dean Wilson, the swimming, surfing and diving otter from the 1980 animated classic Animalympics, “The west is the best!  Yeah man, fer suuure!”

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