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Letter from the President | February 2013

While the players enjoy the off-season, the Executive Board and Program Coordinators have been busy at work. The winter months are filled with season wrap up, AFL reporting requirements, USAFL annual tax return preparation, and upcoming season planning. In the following months, I will update you on different activities and areas where the league needs volunteers.

Letter from the President | November 2012

Another season in the books! As I look back, the USAFL accomplished great things this year and I am very proud of all those involved.

During the year we achieved a number of big milestones, including successfully completing a Texas State Grant which refunded a large portion of the expenses from the 2011 Nationals. We conducted strategic meetings with AFL International Development Manager Tony Woods, two USAFL players competed with the World XVIII Team, we filed our annual tax forms and transitioned to a new League Treasurer, a 5-year Strategic Plan was set up, and we also conducted multiple umpires clinics across the country.

Letter from the President | September 2012

I believe this has been a year of many milestones for the USAFL. The Executive Board has been hard at work in planning for the future and it is very gratifying to have items fall into place. As a project within our 5 year strategic plan we will help the AFL conduct an annual combine in search of athletic talent. Australians in general are not growing to 6’5” and above, and the AFL is targeting US athletes that fit a certain physical profile.

Farewell! Thank You!

It is time for me to leave my Yeronga family. Sunday was my final game and holding true to the trend Yeronga once again came out victorious. I was given the opportunity to play the entire game in the back line moving from half back pocket to fullback. I was told I had a “blinder” of a game, Aussie talk for amazing. In most of the games during the season I had not seen much action in the backline but the Logan girls came to play and with many of our top players out due to injury the game proved to be decently competitive.

Letter from the President | August 2012

A Call for Nationals – A behind-the-scenes debate has taken place within the executive board during the past month over the location of the national tournament for the years 2013 and 2014. The USAFL has committed to holding the event in Dublin, Ohio during one of these two years and the decision, no matter where it is held, will result in a group (or groups) of unhappy people for reasons such as the distance of travel,  time change or other reasons. A few of the factors taken into consideration for this decision, in no specific order, are as follows:

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