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Dec 13, 2000

International Footy

Check out this article on International Footy at The Age website.



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Nov 10, 2000

AZAFL kicks off

A few words about the inaugural matches held Friday night.

First and foremost, those of us on the AZAFL board would like to thank everyone for just showing up like they said they would. All the organizing in the world would have been pointless had everyone not shown up to play. We also had a large contingent of fan support braving the threatening storms on hand to be a part of this historic occasion. I would have to say that we did not disappoint them either.

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Nov 8, 2000

Denver Report

On October 14 and 15 in Los Angeles, the Bulldogs won all six of their games and overcame the San Diego Lions in a hard fought Grand Final to come out the Year 2000 Premiers.

Matt Dainauski, the Bulldogs President, said it was a victory that the Doggies knew they were capable of, "going all the way back to last year's National Championships - this time, Denver had their day". Coach 'Rusty' Waugh said: "several clubs showed up with nearly double our personnel - but we always had more out there with our desire and passion".

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Oct 16, 2000

Denver wins 2000 Championship

LOS ANGELES (Tuesday, October 17, 2000) The Denver Bulldogs nipped the San Diego Lions at the wire to win the 4th Annual Coopers National Tournament of Australian Rules Football. The tournament played in Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, California, over the October 14 and 15 weekend, featured 16 teams from across the Unites States playing 37 games over the course of two days. In the Grand Final, both the Bulldogs and Lions were playing their sixth 40-minute game in two days.

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Oct 9, 2000

Coopers Brewery to sponsor 2000 Nationals

PRESS RELEASE

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Oct 3, 2000

300 Game Milestone

After passing the 200 game milestone in Santa Cruz at their ANZAC Tournament this year, the USAFL has flown passed 300 games, this time in Nashville at their Annual Football Festival.

With the National Tournament fast approaching over the weekend of October 13th - 15th, usfooty will have topped 150 games for this year alone, proving the sport is continuing to boom in the US. There will be 16 teams from all over the country contesting this years' National Championships in LA.

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Sep 29, 2000

New Advertising Posters

In our first national advertising effort, USAFL have rolled out a poster
campaign on the grassroots level to recruit new members. The campaign
was developed by Milwaukee-based ad agency, Nelson & Schmidt, who's
strategy was to create posters appealing to sporting men of all types.

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Sep 27, 2000

USA vs Canada Writeup

The US National Australian Rules football team, the American Revolution,
extended their winning record over Canada to 3-0 on the 30th July 2000 at
Centennial Park in Toronto, Canada, with a solid 25 point win in a
rain-affected match.

The US team was made up of 25 American Citizens, representing 13 of the
USAFL affiliated clubs. The team was co-captained by Ron Miller from
Chicago (the only player to have played in all three internationals), and
Deron Lien from Inland Empire. Both Deron and Ron had been co-captains in
1999.

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Sep 27, 2000

Nationals Draw

You can see the draw and updated hotel information on the Coopers National Championships website




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Sep 22, 2000

AFL Player Scholarship

We have arranged for the US's best (must have no Aussie ties) player for 2000 to spend two weeks at Essendon (the 2000 Premiers) in the early part of 2001.

USAFL will fund the entire trip (except for food and spending money) and the player will be billetted out to an Essendon player, train with the club, under the guidance of legendary coach, Kevin Sheedy, and will hopefully participate in an intraclub scrimmage match. The recipient of this scholarship will be announced soon after the National Tournament (the player will not necessarily be the National Tournament MVP).

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Sep 22, 2000

2000/2001 International Games

The USAFL is aiming to send our National team to Europe for a Tournament in
England in mid 2001. Following this, we will be sending our National Team
to the International Cup in Melbourne in 2002.

As a heads up, eligible players must be US born and bred citizens. It's very important to us as a League to show case to the rest of the world the awesome players we have here and to prove we are truly an American League (and not just a bunch of ex pat Aussies having a kick of the footy which is an all too common perception of Inetrnaional Leagues).




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Sep 22, 2000

Footy trip to Australia

To all Australian Rules Football Clubs in the United States:

I hope that everyone is preparing earnestly for the National Titles in
October. I'm sure looking forward to seeing everyone in L.A. and hoping
that
it will be a fun weekend with plenty of high standard football games.
Aussie
Rules is certainly growing rapidly in this country, with the hard work
already done by so many people, we have already achieved so much more than
I
think many people would have thought! Let's keep up the great work.

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Sep 21, 2000

Nationals Update

The CAFL and USAFL would like to formally announce that there has been a change of venue for the 2000 National Tournament. It will still be held in Los Angeles on the 14th & 15th October but is no longer at Van Nuys.

Because we were forced to change the venue we have also had to change hotels. Please do not make any more bookings with Airtel and contact me as soon as possible to obtain information on how to cancel your existing reservation if you have one.

Following are the new Venue and Hotel details:

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Sep 21, 2000

MAAFL Results

The Nashville Kangaroos played their best football of the season in defeating the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis on Saturday September 16th. The MAAFL Championship was on the line and a St. Louis win would give Chicago the title. The St. Louis Blues had gone from a slow start to the season to be ranked number eight in the country and all hinged on this final game.

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Sep 21, 2000

Grand Final Festival

"G'day Y'all" - Australian Festival here in Nashville - Sept 30th - Oct 1st

The Nashville Kangaroos are proud to present the 4th Annual Australian Grand Final Festival - now recognized as the largest Australian Festival in North America. (NO ADMISSSION CHARGE).

The Festival, coinciding with the last weekend of the Sydney Olympics will give Nashville an absolute exposure to Australia and the great game of Australian Football.

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