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2019 Regionals Head to Capitals

State capitals are centers of government, commerce, and law.  Some are bustling metropolises; others are quaint towns augmented by stately architecture.

This summer, three capital cities will be turned into centers of Aussie Rules football, as the 2019 USAFL Regional Championships Series brings exciting, day-long carnivals featuring the best of the game in this country.

*      EASTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – Saturday, June 15 @ MAC Sports & Entertainment, Raleigh, North Carolina

Familial Culture Paces Outlaws in Opening Season

They call Arizona “the Valley of the Sun,” most likely because some days, it feels like you’re living on its surface.

It’s known for its hot, dry weather, its desert scenery, and for its booming and ever-expanding metropolis in Phoenix.

For the past two decades, however, it has been a literal and figurative hotbed of Aussie Rules football.   From the Phoenix Scorpions and Tuscon Javelinas giving way to what is now the Arizona Hawks, the game has flourished in the nation’s 48th state.

GameDay USA - NorCal, Texas Cup Wrap Up Season

After six-plus months of training, working, running, and matches, the USAFL season enters its 21st and final weekend of play.  After this, the teams await their assignments for the 2018 USAFL Nationals in Racine on October 13-14.

From regional rivalries to thrilling three-way carnivals, the last weekend of the home-and-away campaign has it all today.

Game Day, USA - June 9th

This is the eight weekend of USAFL play, and from coast to coast and all points in between, there is a heaping helping of footy available.  This week, you'll be able to click the name of most of the events below to get more information direct from the clubs via Facebook events and team pages.

Its GAME DAY, USA!

Around the Grounds: Chicago Sweeps, EAFL Teams Split

DES MOINES 80/35 TOURNAMENT – WEST DES MOINES, IA
MEN: 1st Chicago Swans (4-0), 2nd Minnesota Freeze (3-1), 3rd Denver Bulldogs (2-2), 4th Des Moines Roosters (1-3), Wisconsin/Minnesota-B (0-4).
WOMEN: Minnesota Lady Freeze 6.15.51 def All-Comers 1.4.10

Game Day, USA - June 2nd

We're officially into summer now that Memorial Day has come and gone, and we here at the USAFL hope it was a happy and safe one.  We're into the meat of the season now, and with regionals around the corner and local competitions into full swing, the games become more and more important long march to Nationals.  Here is a gander at what's going on around the league today:

Around The Grounds May 12-13

MOOSE CUP – MAINE CATS v BOSTON DEMONS – Portland, Maine
Maine 3.5.23 def by Boston 18.26.134

The first ever USAFL game held in the state of Maine saw the newly minted hosts (0-1) play gamely but go down to the established team from Beantown (1-0).  The Cats, augmented with players from AFL Quebec and AFL Nova Scotia, will get their chance for revenge in Boston on June 2nd.  (Report)

Around The Grounds April 28

ANZAC CUP NEW YORK – NEW YORK MAGPIES v AFL QUEBEC – Yonkers, NY
Men’s: New York 12.9.81 def Quebec Saints 9.6.60
Women’s: Montreal Angels 0.3.3 def New York 0.2.2

Schoennagel Takes Helm as Suns Coach

Vicky Schoennagel has worn many hats during her time with the Sacramento Australian Football Club.

On the field, she’s been a consistent sparkplug defender and two time Lady Suns Nationals MVP, notched an additional 40-plus games in the SacAFL  leagues, and represented her country with the Liberty at the 2014 AFL International Cup.  She’s also umpired matches locally, regionally, and nationally as a certified member of the USAFL Umpires Association.

USAFL Season Previews 2018

“Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie.” – George Herbert

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