USAFL News

Jun 15, 2015

Talented Triumvirate Leads USA Freedom Forward

A new day dawns for the USA Freedom women, and with it, a new set of faces to lead them into the future.

The three women who make up the national team’s leadership group are a microchasm of the squad itself.  Each comes from the three regions of the USAFL, East, Central, and West.  There is a mixture of experience and youth, and all three have backgrounds in different sports.

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Jun 1, 2015

"Saturday Morning Footy" Youth Program Turns 10

Saturday June 13 marks the beginning of the tenth season of Washington DC’s youth Australian football program, Saturday Morning Footy. My wife, Deena Ackerman, and I began the program when our son was 6. We hoped that through the program he would learn to play and love the game of Australian football.

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May 31, 2015

USA Freedom and Liberty Rosters Named for Parallel Cup

The women who will don the red, white, and blue and take on the Canadian national sides at the 49th Parallel Cup in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have been announced.  In all, 47 players, representing eight USAFL clubs, will make up the USA Freedom national team, and the USA Liberty development team.

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May 29, 2015

USAFL Top 20 Poll III: Top Five Stay, Calgary Gains

After a volatile second poll that saw teams bounce around the rankings like a three-year-old child on a moon bounce, the third USAFL poll saw was much more lucid.  Top five teams stayed intact, the Orange County Bombers garnered more support from the panel in their claim to be the best team in the country, while several other clubs made small, but important moves up the ladder.

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May 24, 2015

Ft Lauderdale to Host 2015 49th Parallel Cup Matches

A new road ahead of a new International Cup lies in waiting.  And it begins in sunny Florida with an all too familiar rivalry.

The 2015 edition of the 49th Parallel Cup, featuring a series of international test matches between the USA and Canada, will be held July 31st and August 1st at beautiful Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

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May 23, 2015

Letter from Revolution Coach Tom Ellis

Thank you USAFL,

I want to thank all of the USAFL for the honor of leading the USA National Australian Rules Football team, the American Revolution. 

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May 21, 2015

Denver's Ellis Takes the Reigns of USA Revolution

He's been a champion and an ambassador at the national level.  Now, Tom Ellis will lead his nation on the road to International Cup 2017.

The USAFL is pleased to announce that Ellis has been named the new coach of the USA Revolution, the US Men’s National team.  He brings with him a great deal of experience as a player for club and country, as well as a Level 1 certified coach.

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May 13, 2015

Big Apple Hosts EAFL Coalition Clinic This Weekend

Developing American players from all over the East Coast will gather this weekend in New York, taking part in the first ever EAFL Coalition clinic.

First announced back in March, the clinic will help hone the skills of players not only on the ground, but off of it as well.  In addition to game skills, there will be sessions in strategic theory that will help augment their performance on the field.

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May 6, 2015

USAFL Top 20 Poll II: Bombers Assume Top Spot

Well folks, it took all of three weeks for the poll to be thrown into a tizzy.  But it happened, and we have a new number one team.

The New York Magpies' loss to the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids at the Eastern Regional tournament was enough to make five of the nine panelists give their #1 vote to someone else.  And, when the dust settled, the Orange County Bombers emerged on top of the second USAFL Top 20 Poll.

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May 3, 2015

2015 Revolution Training Camp

Revolution 2015 Training Camp and Tryouts, June 6 and 7, Nashville, TN

The US Men's Australian Football National Team, the Revolution, will host their annual training camp in Nashville, TN on June 6 and 7.  The Revos are searching to expand the talent pool and begin to fill the roster for the 49th Parallel Cup match against Canada in August.  We are looking to identify the best talent in the country, from any club in the USAFL. 

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Apr 30, 2015

2015 AFL USA Combine Highlights and Recap

Fifteen basketballers from colleges all across America came together this week for the 2015 AFL USA Combine at IMG Academy in Sarasota, Fl. This was the tallest group of athletes assembled for a US combine and despite the keen competition amongst them to attract the attention of the AFL recruiters present, they quickly developed a great camaraderie.

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Apr 22, 2015

ANZAC Day Commemorations 2015

100 years ago, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, better known as the ANZACs, fought against enemy forces in the Battle of Gallipoli.  The bravery and sacrifice of the men who fought that battle in 1915, and every man and woman who has served afterwards, are remembered and commemorated every April 25th.

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Apr 22, 2015

Squids Devour Tigers, Magpies to Win Eastern 18s

Lauderhill, FL -- If any team was going to make the first big splash of the USAFL season, it may as well have been the one named after water-dwelling cephalopods.

Indeed, it was the Ft. Lauderdale Fighting Squids who made best use of their home field advantage to take home the 2015 Eastern Regional 18s tournament at beautiful Central Broward County Park.

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Apr 15, 2015

Changes in Latitudes: Pregaming the Eastern 18s

“There's somethin' about this Sunday, It's a most peculiar gray; strollin' down the avenue, that's known as A1A.” – Jimmy Buffett

Well the weather will hopefully not be gray and peculiar this weekend, despite some thunderstorms in the forecast, but some mighty fine football will be taking place not far from Florida Route A1A this Saturday.

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Apr 15, 2015

USAFL Top 20 Poll I: NY, OC Go 1-2

It's very rare you can get nine people to agree on very many things; dinner options, movie options, favorite AFL player, favorite Beatles song (or is that last one just me?), anything really.

But our expert panel, voting in the first USAFL Top 20 Poll of the season, agreed that the New York Magpies and Orange County Bombers, who finished 1-2 in Division I last season, are the two teams to beat as 2015 gets underway.

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