USAFL News

Jan 19, 2007

Australia Day Celebrations Around the Country

Information provided courtesy of Homesick.com.au http://www.homesick.com.au/global/gatherings.htm Used by permission.


Atlanta
AWA (Australians Within Atlanta) will be having an Australia Day Dinner on Friday, January 26, 2007, with Amanda Hodges, Consul-General of Australia, as the guest of honour.
It is to be at the Country Club of Roswell at 7.30 p.m. Cost is $45 per person.
For further details, call Lyn Coltman, 678.361.3623

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Jan 15, 2007

The Revolution's Games Begin

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Jan 12, 2007

Chicago's Australia Day Celebrations

Chicago United have organised a big night for Australia Day.  It will be held on January 20th from 9pm to 2am at The Cubby Bear at Wrigley Field.


Admission price includes:



  • 5 hours of well drinks, all bottled beers, wine & soft drinks
  • exclusive entrance of for prepaid tickets
  • intimate lounge available for relaxed socialization

Tickets are $40 online or $45 at the door and there will be great door prizes including a roundtrip airfare for 2 to Australia and a roundtrip airfare for 2 to the UK.

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Jan 11, 2007

49th Parallel Cup and National Team Tryouts

The United States Australian Football League (“USAFL”) is proud to announce the first of three national team events for 2007.  January 20, 2007 the US Revolution, the United States National Australian Rules Football team, will battle the Canadian National team, the Northwind, at Tom Bass Park (Fellows Road, Houston, Texas).  US Revolution Coach Trevor Lovitt will lead the Revolution against in Northwind in the annual battle for the 49th Parallel Cup.

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Jan 9, 2007

IS IT THE COLOR?

You have to love the orange.  After all, the Australian football public has forever embedded “white maggot” as part of the Aussie vernacular, but with the change to orange…well we got them in the U.S. before they had a chance to start.  Unfortunately, so much else remains the same.  This year, as usual, we have had our small but ever responsive team rising and meeting every challenge of umpiring games throughout the vast land, but like our mother country, umpires are in big demand- but hard to entice.

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Jan 8, 2007

Players Needed!!!

The U.S. Revolution will be playing two matches on Saturday January 20, 2007 in Houston, Texas. 
 
We are looking for 10-12 additional players, any experience level, to play against potential Revolution players at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. 
 
If you are interested in playing in the "All-Comers v. Revolution" game please send an email to BJ Gambaro at BJ.Gambaro@GT.com.  

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Jan 2, 2007

A Happy New Year to All!

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Dec 22, 2006

The Brunmeier's diary continues

West Perth Pre-season Training Phase One for Jared and James:  COMPLETE


It was a cool Monday night on December 18th, the second lot of fitness testing had begun as we were heading into Christmas break and some needed recovery time.  Having finished our 3km time trial, West Perth Coach Toddy Curley brought us in to a tight huddle to say a few words before we dispersed for the night.  He had positive comments to say about the team and how we’ve improved since the start of pre-seasoning training five and a half weeks ago.

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Dec 21, 2006

Falcon Soars in Wisconsin

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Dec 14, 2006

Wine Australia Festival in New York

Thursday, 18 January 2007



Early Bird Tickets are discounted to $60 prior to 12 Dec.  www.localwineevents.com.  Tickets $85 after 12 Dec & at the door if not sold out.
The food and wine festival will kick-off with a trade-only tasting, followed by evening festivities open to the public.
Trade Tasting:  1:00pm to 4:30pm
Consumer Tasting:   6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Dec 13, 2006

Positions Vacant


The league currently has a very strong Executive and Portfolio board. We are excited by the growth of Aussie Rules as we enter our 10th year and have decided to expand our Portfolio board to ensure that growth continues. The two positions which we are looking for support in are Public/Sponsor Relations and Media Relations.

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Dec 11, 2006

Macquarie Scholarship Winner Announced

The USAFL is delighted to announce that James Andrew Lamont (Andrew) of the Golden Gate Roos has been selected for the Macquarie Scholarship.  Congratulations, Andrew, we know you will represent the USAFL well and are sure your time in Australia will be an exciting and demanding one.



We asked Andrew to put down his thoughts on being selected.  Here is his response:

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Dec 11, 2006

Our 2007 Macquarie Scholarship winner




My Name is James Andrew Lamont, most people know me as Andrew. Going along in true Aussie flavor my footy team mates have adopted the name "Lammers".


I am 23 years old and I currently attend California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) in Monterey, CA. I am pursuing a B.A. in liberal learning with an emphasis in outdoor recreation.

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Dec 7, 2006

Atlanta Kookaburra's Awards Night


Marty Hyder & Mike Powers



The 2006 Pratt Industries Atlanta Kookaburras MVP Vote Count and Awards Night was a night for the Irish and a historic Life Membership award. Best & Fairest Medal for the men's team went to Irishman Barry Collins and for the women's team 2006 Irish import Eva Mc Nelis was worthy winner.

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Dec 6, 2006

Upcoming Advance Functions

Following is a list of functions in the US organised by Advance Global Australian Professionals:


Chicago:
Wed 6th Dec - Advance Christmas Party


New York: 
Thur 7th Dec - Usyd Alumni Holiday Drinks


Fri 8th Dec - ANU Seasonal  Celebration


Tues 12th Dec - UWA Alumni Holiday Drinks


Los Angeles:
Tue 5th Dec - Australians in Film Screening: Ten Canoes


Sat 16th Dec - Australian Christmas Party


San Francisco:
Thurs 7th Dec - Aussie Christmas Party

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