USAFL News

Jan 3, 2018

Board Update - Letter from Seb Aguiari

Dear USAFL Members,

This letter is to inform the USAFL Clubs and Members that Steve Grandfield has resigned as USAFL President due to professional opportunities outside of football. I'd like to express my appreciation and gratitude to Steve for his dedicated time and contributions to the USAFL Executive Board over the past 3 years. Per the USAFL constitution, if the President role is vacated, the longest serving Vice President fills the role until the next AGM. As the Vice President of the West Region since 2015 I would be next in line to serve as President.

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Dec 30, 2017

That Was the Season That Was: 2017

“Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Every year that plays out across our lives is different. They each have their different vibe, a multitude of personalities, and varying array of landmarks, both good and bad. Each footy season is a micro chasm of our broader life, though that too is in varying degrees. For this game of Australian rules football is not simply a hobby, a thing we do on the weekends.

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Dec 15, 2017

EAFL League Play to Return in 2018

After a five year absence, the Eastern Australian Football League (EAFL) will return in 2018 with seven clubs playing a round robin to determine the regional season champions.

The Boston Demons, New York Magpies, Philadelphia Hawks, DC Eagles, Baltimore Dockers, North Carolina Tigers, and Columbus ARFC will meet in a series of mini-carnivals, called “pods,” over the course of the season.   Each club will have an opportunity to host one of the seven rounds.

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Dec 10, 2017

West Coast Teams Dominate West Coast Nationals

The 2017 USAFL Nationals were the largest in history; nearly 1200 players, 53 teams representing over 40 clubs competed on October 21-22 at the San Diego Surf Cup Park in Del Mar, CA.

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Dec 8, 2017

Top Ten Games of Season 2017

From its humble beginnings in the cracklings of spring through the largest National Championships on record, the 2017 USAFL season saw its share of great games and memorable performances.  With the season over, and with the calendar on its last page, we are once again counting down the Top Ten games from this year.

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Nov 16, 2017

Baltimore Dockers and DC Eagles Join USAFL Fold

After twenty seasons of jointly serving the Baltimore and Washington, DC metropolitan areas, the Baltimore-Washington Eagles voted last week to officially expand as two USAFL clubs, the Baltimore Dockers and DC Eagles.  The new clubs will begin league play in season 2018.

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Nov 14, 2017

Update From USAFL President Steve Grandfield

It was once again great to catch up with everyone at the 2017 USAFL Nationals this year.  What a great weekend it was, and as I heard someone say, it was like a big family reunion.  That is what Australian Rules football has always been to me.  It doesn't matter how often you may see past teammates and/or other people involved with the sport, there is such a bond that is created around this great game and it is something that everyone needs to be able to exper

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Nov 10, 2017

Maidens tame Bulldogs to Repeat, Complete GG Double

Twelve months after lifting the Women’s D1 National Championship trophy in Sarasota for the very first time, the San Francisco Iron Maidens tried to do it again.  This time, they’d face the largest field of standalone teams ever assembled.

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Nov 4, 2017

USAFL Freedom Coaching Nominations

With the retirement of US Freedom Head Coach Leigh Barnes, the USAFL is embarking on a search for a new head coach to lead the US Freedom to the Women's International Cup in 2020.

Freedom Team Coach Position

Overview

USAFL is the recognized representative organization of Australian Football in the USA and is seeking to fill the Head Coaching position for the United States Freedom & United States Liberty, the women's national representative teams. Applications are due December 20, 2017.

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Nov 2, 2017

Roos Rise to the Occasion, Win First D1 Crown

In a trend where teams have been defying history – Tigers, Bulldogs in the AFL, Cubs, Astros in baseball, for example – you can add the Golden Gate Roos to that list.

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Oct 21, 2017

Surf and Turf -- Day 1 at the USAFL Nationals

It’s taken 17 years for the USAFL Nationals to come back to California.  After the opening day of competition here in San Diego, no less than six Golden State based sides are poised to bring home the chocolates.  A new champion looks to be crowned in Men’s Division 1, an All-Canadian Grand Final has been avoided on the Women’s D1 side, and still many Grand Final spots are up for grabs as we head into Nationals Sunday.  In addition history was made when three wo

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