USAFL News

Oct 23, 2015

Crows, Lady Bulldogs Rule Again in Austin

To win a Division 1 championship at the USAFL Nationals, it takes a combination of skill, perseverance, and, dare it is said, a bit of luck,

The two teams that climbed to the top of Mount Football in the plains of Austin, Texas this past weekend needed all of it.  They had been there before, after all.  Austin had been used to success on home ground.  The Denver Lady Bulldogs, well... they were just used to success.  

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Oct 17, 2015

Holy Cow - Day One at the USAFL Nationals

That’s what was on the lips of most folks watching today in Austin. 

All of the talk about seeding and which team deserved to be higher up was thrown out the window and floated away into the hot October heat of central Texas.

Fourth seeds went boom, top seeds went flop, and for the first time that anyone can remember, including your humble author, there are no dead rubbers heading into Sunday at Nationals in any of the divisions being contested.

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Oct 15, 2015

A Decade in the Sun - Nationals Women's Division Turns 10

This weekend, over 170 women representing 16 clubs will take part in the 2015 USAFL National Championships in Austin.

They also represent numerous municipalities beyond those on their jumpers.  They are from a diverse multitude of backgrounds, vocations, ethnicities, and creeds, but they are united by the love of Australian Rules football and the life changing benefits that it has yielded.

For the group taking part in Austin, however, they represent just how far the women’s game has come in the USA in just a decade.

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Oct 15, 2015

"Power Play" by Urban Cowboy Band Video Release

The official music video for Power Play by Urban Cowboy Band will be released at the USAFL Nationals across the 17th and 18th of October in Austin, Texas thanks to the great support of Coopers Brewery.

The video can be viewed here.

The occasion will also mark the 13th consecutive appearance at the Nationals by ‘play by play’ caller Urban Cowboy.

The video will serve as a US beer promotion

The song was released on 6PR Breakfast with Basil Zempilas on Monday August 17th out of 7 am WSAT.

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Oct 15, 2015

2015 USAFL Nationals Preview - Men's Divisions 2, 3, 4

We end our look at the 2015 Nationals pools with Men’s divisions 2, 3, and 4:

MEN’S DIVISION TWO:

Pool A: Columbus Jackaroos, Boston Demons, Sacramento Suns, Ft. Lauderdale Fighting Squids

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Oct 12, 2015

2015 USAFL Nationals Preview - Women's Divisions 1 & 2

You’ve come a long way, ladies.

A decade of women’s footy has come and gone.  From humble beginnings of nine-a-side matches and the “wrap rule”, the ladies who take to the field this weekend in Austin are a testament to what the game has become, and what great heights await in the future.

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Oct 11, 2015

2015 USAFL Nationals Preview - Men's Division 1

In the summer of 1835, the legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett was defeated in his bid for reelection to congress.  When he left his native state of Tennessee, he told a group of his former constituents, “you may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.”

2015’s footy season has been yet another arduous journey, formed and fashioned on grounds big and small across America.  Through the cold and thaw of spring, into the broiling summer sun, and now into the rustic scent of fall, teams toiled through trainings, local competitions, and battles against opponents near and far.

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Oct 9, 2015

"Power Play" by Urban Cowboy Band to Debut at Nationals

POWER PLAY – a new track by Urban Cowboy Band was released on 6PR Breakfast with Basil Zempilas on Monday August 17th out of 7 am WSAT. The track will be available on I Tunes, Spotify and Piratetrax.com

Radio Link here: https://soundcloud.com/urban-cowboy-band/power-play-radio-release-6pr

https://soundcloud.com/urban-cowboy-band/power-play-teaser

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Oct 8, 2015

2015 Nationals Game Day Process

Following the recommended game day process for players and club admins will help the tournament run as smoothly as possible.  The USAFL recommends doing as much as you can before heading to the grounds for games.  We do provide club admin kiosks at Tournament Central but internet access can be spotty. 

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Oct 7, 2015

College Exhibition Match to be Held at Nationals

Calling all college undergrads:

The USAFL is proud to announce the first ever College Exhibition Game at the 2015 USAFL Nationals, to be played on Saturday, October 17th at 1pm at Onion Creek Soccer Complex in Austin.

A 10-a-side contest to be contested as the showcase game on the tournament's first day, the goal is to gather the college students from across the country to play in a game between themselves and inspire them to form teams when they return to college.

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Oct 6, 2015

From Melbourne to Texas: Riddell Umpires take to Nationals

Over forty teams will be making the trip to Austin for Nationals next week, making the long journey to compete.  One other team will be there, but for a whole different reason.

Melbourne-based Riddell Umpires, the officiating association of the Riddell District Football League, will be participating in this year's National Championships, becoming the first team of umpires from Australia to do so.   Founded in 1983, Riddell Umpires have become one of the largest and most innovative umpiring associations in Australia.

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Oct 1, 2015

2015 USAFL Nationals Seedings Announced

Six months of footy, spanning the entire continental USA, played over fields of every size and variety, have drawn to a close.  Nationals is near, and clubs from New York to California and all points in between are waiting to hear their opponents for the big gathering in Austin.

Wait no more.

USAFL.com's Brian Barrish and USA Revolution Head Coach Tom Ellis unveil the pools and seedings for the 2015 USAFL National Championships, which will take place in Austin, TX on October 17-18, 2015.

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Sep 27, 2015

2015 AFL Grand Final Viewing Parties

On Friday night, October 2nd, (US Time) the Super Bowl of Aussie Rules football will take place.  The Hawks will try to three-peat as premiers, while the Eagles will go for their first flag in nine years. 

Fans from all over the world will be tuning in, and you can too.  Support your local club and join them as the biggest day of the footballing calendar commences from the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The game will be shown live on Fox Soccer Plus and WatchAFL, with first bounce at 12:30am EDT (Saturday).  Below are a listing of USAFL clubs who are hosting Grand Final watch parties.  Clubs whose parties are not listed can submit them here to be added to the list.  

You can also find parties across the USA, North America and the world by visiting AFL Grand Final Overseas Party Finder and the Australian Football Association of North America's Grand Final Page.

Can't make it out to watch the game?  Get an AFL Global Grand Final Pass and catch every second live.

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Sep 10, 2015

USAFL Top 20 Poll VIII: Crows Hold, LA Breathes Fire

As the rocking and rolling regular season enters its final turbulent end, the battle for the top of the USAFL Top 20 Poll has become an aerial dogfight, with a couple of upsets throwing oil into the engines of the highest flying teams.

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Sep 3, 2015

Western Bulldogs' Wuetschner Arrives in Boston

You don’t need to look at a map to know, inherently, that Boston is a long, long way from Australia.

From a footy sense, this is the case as well.  The open parks and school yards that the Boston Lady Demons train and play on are in vast contrast to the ovals Down Under, which are tailor made for Australian Rules Football.  The spectator totals here smaller, and most Americans have never even heard of the sport. 

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