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Jul 11, 2001

Aussie Rules article

Click here to read a recent article from the Slate on Aussie Rules in the US.



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Jul 3, 2001

Juniors Clinic in Orange County

St. Centralias Elementary School, Anaheim, California

This past week the Orange County Bombers were asked to put on a juniors clinic at St. Centralias Elementary School, in Anaheim, California. Assistant Coach Simon Milburn traveled out to the school expecting a small group of kids who knew nothing of Aussie Rules. He was pleasantly surprised to find approximately 50 boys and girls eagerly awaiting his arrival. He was even more surprised to find that the kids already knew most of the basic skills, and a number of the rules as well. Turns out the kids had some inside help.

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Jun 18, 2001

2002 AZAFL Invitational

The Arizona Australian Football League and Phoenix Scorpions are making preparations for the first annual AZAFL Invitational MetroFooty Tournament and Golf Tournament to be held in Tempe, Arizona on February 1, 2002 through February 3, 2002.

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Jun 11, 2001

Executive Director

Notice to all USAFL Clubs and Players

The USAFL regret to advise all Member Clubs and Players that Sheri Archer,
our current Executive Director and Secretary will be stepping down from
both positions at the end of this year.

The Executive Director position was created in 2001 as required by the
League's continued growth and expansion. Sheri has done an excellent job in
raising the standard of administration within the USAFL and in raising the
level of professionalism of the USAFL and the National Tournament
Championships, which are now part of the Executive Directors duties.

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Jun 4, 2001

Coopers Press Release

The United States Australian Football League ("USAFL") is proud to announce that it has signed a two-year sponsorship agreement with Coopers Brewery, Ltd. of Adelaide, South Australia. The deal, which is worth US$75,000 plus additional local incentive payments, provides Coopers with major sponsorship rights for the 2001 and 2002 USAFL Seasons as well as granting Coopers naming rights for the USAFL's National Championship Tournaments each year.

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Jun 4, 2001

May Newsletter

Check out the May USAFL Newsletter here.



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Jun 4, 2001

Kansas City Tournament

In what everyone agreed was the best tournament ever, the Denver Bulldogs defended their crown thanks to a one-point win over an up and coming Dallas Magpie side,

The tournament was moved up a month from previous years to avoid the scorching heat, and this proved to be a winner with players and specators alike. Saturday's slate of 6 games was played in perfect 83 F. weather, while Sunday's steady rain provided players with a taste of good old Victorian football from Down Under.

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Jun 3, 2001

AFL players from the USA?

Check out this article with comments from Kevin Sheedy on the potential of the USA being a recruiting ground for AFL players - theage.com.au.



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Jun 3, 2001

American Revolution

Press release - American Revolution to attend Atlantic Alliance Cup, London, October 4-11, 2001

The US Australian football national team, the "American Revolution", will be one of five nations (US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Denmark) competing in the inaugural Atlantic Alliance Cup in London, in October 2001. To date, the Revolution has an undefeated record in internationals against Canada, and this tournament will see the team tested against new rivals in the leadup to the inaugural International Cup in Melbourne in August 2002.

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Jun 3, 2001

AFL Footy Record

Greg Everett, Junior Strategy Officer for North America was recently featured in the AFL Footy Record in Australia on the hard work he is doing in bringing footy to kids in North America.

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Jun 3, 2001

Champions Cup

The Cincinnati Dockers will host the June 16th 2001 United States Australian Football League Champions Cup. All former United States Australian Football League National Tournament Champions will be competing in the round robin tournament. This years participants include the Cincinnati Dockers (champions in 1997), Boston Demons (1998 & 1999) and Denver Bulldogs (2000).

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Jun 2, 2001

USFooty Posters

What do a mink farmer, animal rights activist, the angel, the devil, Spartacus wannabes and fans of a popular television show featuring stranded castaways have in common?

Theyre the kinds of diverse people drawn to USfooty the United States Australian Football League (USAFL).

The USAFLs agency, Nelson Schmidt, invoked these disparate characters in four award-winning posters that highlight the sports broad appeal. The posters each won silver ADDY awards of excellence at the Milwaukee Ad Clubs annual advertising contest in February at Marquette University, Milwaukee.

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Jun 2, 2001

Denver Bulldogs

by Paul Renouf, April 28, 2001

The Denver Bulldogs took to the oval for the first time since winning the 2000 National Championships for the fifth International Series game between the Bulldogs, and the Gaels at the ANZAC Day tournament. In the International Rules games, laws from both Australian Rules Football and Gaelic Football codes are integrated.

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Jun 2, 2001

Milwaukee article

Check out this article on Aussie Rules in Milwaukee by clicking here.



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Jun 2, 2001

Burley Footballs

By SHAUN PHILLIPS, - sports affairs reporter - Herald Sun

Victorian icon Sherrin is under siege from a Western Australian interloper intent on torpedoing the balls premier position in the football world.

Outbid by Sherrin for exclusive AFL rights, the maker of the Burley football is now making huge inroads in the bush and suburbs.

Burley believes it can erode Sherrins position in Victoria and eventually take over as the AFLs official ball.

At elite level, Western Bulldogs stars Paul Hudson and Tony Liberatore have given the ball the thumbs up.

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