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Combine Records Set Again

Towering American Mason Cox will head to Australia later this month to be trialed by four AFL clubs interested in signing him as an international rookie.

Cox, who at 211.4cm is the tallest player ever tested by the AFL in Australia or overseas, was a standout at last month's USA Combine at Los Angeles.

His speed, agility and ball-handling impressed onlookers, so much so that he will travel to Australia and take another important step towards joining an AFL list.  

Third AFL US Combine Underway in LA

The third annual AFL US Combine is being held in Los Angles, California this weekend. 20 athletes from across the US will be given a crash course in footy and put through tests and learn the basic skills required to play Australian Football.

Recruiters from a number of AFL Clubs will be present over the weekend looking for the next Eric Wallace, Jason Holmes or Patrick Mitchell. The athletes come primarily from basketball backgrounds and have been selected for their size, age and athletic abilities.

AFL US Combine

Date: 
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:00 to Sun, 04/27/2014 - 00:00
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Footy Is About To Begin - Get Into It & Win!

Round 1 of the 2014 AFL Season gets underway on March 14! The first game, between the Magpies and Dockers, will be televised in the US at 10:30pm ET next Friday the 13, followed by the Sydney derby, between the Swans vs Giants, LIVE at 1:30am ET Saturday morning.

To get everyone into spirit, we have launched a USAFL Tipping Competition for all USAFL members, friends and families to follow the action.

AFL Grand Final Party Finder

Following its success over the past few years, the AFL has again set up an Overseas Grand Final Party Finder on the AFL website for all our international fans (like yourselves) to register details of your Grand Final celebrations – including where and when you’ll watch your broadcasts of the big game!

The link is http://www.afl.com.au/tv-radio/overseas-gf-party-finder

Sydney Swans Sign Patrick Mitchell as International Rookie

The Sydney Swans are pleased to announce the signing of 24 year old American Patrick Mitchell as an International Rookie.

Mitchell, from Des Moines, Iowa, stands at 201cm and has a background in basketball, most recently playing with the University of North Dakota.

Swans coach John Longmire said the club was impressed with Mitchell’s athletic capabilities as well as his determination to learn the game.

Time to leap into US market

It's a sneak peek at the brave new world of AFL, recruiting athletic talent and size which simply isn't available in Australia in anywhere near the numbers of the United States.

Paul Roos has always believed the US college basketballers are an obvious source of talent for the AFL and the recent visit of 200cm plus trio Jason Holmes, Mark Cisco and Patrick Mitchell has only strengthened his view.

A display of their amazing skills above the rim on a Moore Park basketball court provided a tantalizing glimpse of just what they could do with a Sherrin in their hands.

2014 AFL International Cup

Date: 
Sun, 08/10/2014 - 09:00 to Sat, 08/23/2014 - 19:00

AFL Grand Final

Date: 
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 14:00
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2014 International Cup dates confirmed

The AFL is pleased to announce the 2014 International Cup will be held in Melbourne from Saturday August 9 to Saturday August 23 2014.

The fifth International Cup carnival will include two AFL curtain-raiser matches, matches played at AFL and VFL venues, a men’s and women’s competition, a standalone AFL 9s fixture and matches linked with community football leagues.

AFL International Development Manager Tony Woods said the aim was to make IC14 the biggest International Cup to date.

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