USAFL News

Jun 25, 2018

Chicago Launches Womens Team

It’s with great delight that the Chicago Swans officially announce the Chicago Swans Women’s team.

The Chicago Swans have been an integral part of the US footy community since the mid 90s, and off the back of growing popularity of Women’s AFL across the world the Club are excited to launch the Swans Women’s team in 2018. 

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Jun 22, 2018

Whiz Wit - Previewing the Eastern Regional Championships

Philadelphia is a city of beginnings.

It was America’s first major city, it’s first capital, and the birthplace of this country’s two most important documents.  It’s where Ben Franklin, Mike Schmidt, and Ed Rendell had their best years.  It’s an area that loves its history, its culture, and its sport.  In the words of comedian Joe Conklin, “It’s the only place where babies learn to boo before they can walk.”

It’s also the only place in America where you can get a decent cheesesteak.  Don’t try and fight me on this, you will lose.

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Jun 21, 2018

USAFL Top 20 Poll June - Roos Start Out on Top

Everyone’s favorite poll is back for another year.

The USAFL Top 20 Poll returns for its fourth season, as we’ve again assembled our crack, nine-person super-secret expert panel.  Each panelist votes for who they think are their top twenty USAFL teams.  Each first place vote is worth twenty points, nineteen points for each second vote, and so on.

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Jun 19, 2018

Development Committee Spotlight - June 2018

With over 1500 men’s and women’s players across 40 clubs nationwide, the strength of the USAFL is definitely its clubs.   A key challenge for clubs has been achieving sustainable growth with obstacles such as travel distances and costs often making it difficult to sustain operations and build player numbers.

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Jun 11, 2018

Columbus Earns Its Stripes; Enter the Cats

Ten years after bursting onto the American footy scene, a new era begins for the club from the capital of Ohio.

The Columbus Australian Rules Football Club, whose teams up until this season have been known as the Jackaroos and Jillaroos, are officially now known as the Columbus Cats.  The change includes a relationship with the AFL’s Geelong Football Club, which was founded nearly 150 years prior to the team in Columbus.

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Jun 9, 2018

Game Day, USA - June 9th

This is the eight weekend of USAFL play, and from coast to coast and all points in between, there is a heaping helping of footy available.  This week, you'll be able to click the name of most of the events below to get more information direct from the clubs via Facebook events and team pages.

Its GAME DAY, USA!

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Jun 7, 2018

Around the Grounds: Chicago Sweeps, EAFL Teams Split

DES MOINES 80/35 TOURNAMENT – WEST DES MOINES, IA
MEN: 1st Chicago Swans (4-0), 2nd Minnesota Freeze (3-1), 3rd Denver Bulldogs (2-2), 4th Des Moines Roosters (1-3), Wisconsin/Minnesota-B (0-4).
WOMEN: Minnesota Freeze 6.15.51 def All-Comers 1.4.10

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Jun 5, 2018

My Football Story: Will Sandman

Name:  William Sandman
Hometown:  Louisville, KY
Years Playing:  16 years

Clubs I have played for:  Milwaukee Bombers, Louisville Kings, Ohio Valley River Rats, Portland Steelheads, Hong Kong Typhoons

Clubs I have played against:  Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Quebec, Houston, Austin, Kansas City, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, Guangzhou, China

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Jun 2, 2018

Game Day, USA - June 2nd

We're officially into summer now that Memorial Day has come and gone, and we here at the USAFL hope it was a happy and safe one.  We're into the meat of the season now, and with regionals around the corner and local competitions into full swing, the games become more and more important long march to Nationals.  Here is a gander at what's going on around the league today:

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Jun 1, 2018

Export Report: Klatt Earns Second Nod

Katie Klatt (Sacramento) – Melbourne Uni (VFLW)

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May 30, 2018

WatchAFL Final Rounds Subscriptions Available!

We're in the stretch run of the 2018 AFL Premiership season!  WatchAFL and the USAFL are offering a discounted end of season subscription package that includes games from Round 21 all through the Grand Final!  

This offer is available along side its yearly, monthly, and weekly plans.

ALSO!  Use the code AUS10 on checkout to get a 10% discount on any new subscription!

And don't forget that a portion of the proceeds helps the USAFL help the game of Aussie Rules grow right here in the USA!

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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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