USAFL News

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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Apr 13, 2015

Introducing the USAFL Top 20 Poll

On October 18th, a new slate of USAFL National Champions will be crowned.  Whoever lifts the John Harrell Cup in the center of Cooper’s Field at Onion Creek Soccer Complex in Austin will lay claim to the title of best footy club in the land.

The path between this day and that one is rather long, however, and in the intervening 27 weeks, each team will take to ovals across the USA and do battle, jockeying for position on the ladder.

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Apr 6, 2015

Blackchrome is New USAFL Apparel Partner

It is with great pleasure that the USAFL announces its preferred apparel partner for the next 3 years as Blackchrome Sportswear.

Blackchrome Sportswear is an actual manufacturer of Australian Football kits and clothing and will be a major partner helping to grow the brand and the game in the United States.

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Apr 4, 2015

USA Revolution Seeks Head Coach

The USAFL is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Coach of the US Revolution.

Those interested in coaching the US Men's national team need to be living in the United States and be able to provide work history and visa status if applicable. In addition, applicants should have attained level 2 coaching accreditation or have the desire to do so. This is a volunteer position and applicants should prepare a coaching resume, 3 references, as well as their vision for the growth and success of the Revolution.

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Apr 4, 2015

USAFL Season Preview Week - Women Part 2

The final installment of our Women's Division preview showcases four teams who have been models for team growth, and whose numbers are among the best in the country in the female game.

More importantly, however, these clubs are putting pressure on the defending champions and doing it through a variety of different means.  Be it quick and pacy, or methodical and tactically, these clubs have pieced together success and are looking to take the next step.

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Apr 4, 2015

USAFL Season Preview Week - Women Part 1

In a dozen years, they've gone from touch to tackle, from a grass roots national interest to a full fledged international endeavor, and from a small, makeshift group of teams into an ever expanding roster of clubs that are lining up to dot he American map.  Take a bow, ladies, you've come a long way.

There is a lot to say about the ladies who continue to take the pitch and lead the way.  So much so, that their preview will be in two parts. 

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