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G'day USA Australia Day Ausball Event

Date: 
Sun, 01/12/2014 - 14:50

This Australia Day in San Francisco, the first ever inter-club Ausball match will be held. As part of the Australia Day festivities being run by the San Francisco Australian American Chamber of Commerce, the Sacramento Suns ‘Sac Footy All-Stars”, will take on the Golden Gate Roos “SF Footy All-Stars”. In addition to this match, Ausball founders, Matt Bishop and Denis Ryan will also conduct a clinic for anyone from the general public who is interested in learning more and having a go themselves.

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Des Moines Roosters Seeking Head Coach

The Des Moines Roosters are looking for a suitable individual with an affinity for coaching and a passion to develop an up and coming team in the Midwest.

Overview

Volunteer role: This is an unpaid position. For someone moving to Central IA specifically for this position, the Roosters plan to take care of living arrangements and will assist in finding work.

Schedule: The coach will be expected to lead practice twice per week as well as attend all scheduled USAFL and metro/rec league matches.

USAFL Mourns Tragic Loss of a Chicago Swan

The USAFL is extremely sad to report that a player from the Chicago Swans was tragically killed in an hit-and-run just days before Christmas. 

James Rapley, 29, had been living in Chicago for the past six months, playing with the Swans. "He was so enthusiastic about playing and competing and while he was hard on the field, he was also a top bloke off it," said Jason Wilhem, Ruckman for the Swans, "[he was] Just one of those types of people you wanted to be around and talk with."

Denver Bulldog, Nick Auden Passes Away

The USAFL is saddened to announce the passing of former Denver Bulldog, Nick Auden. Many, not just in the US, but in the greater AFL community supported Nick in the "Save Locky's Dad" campaign to try to get him a new drug currently undergoing trials. From the Facebook page:

Nick and his family, aided by friends and supporters, fought an extraordinary battle with Melanoma. This is a time to pause, to remember our dear Nick (who became half a million people's dear Nick) and to support Amy, Lachlan, Hayley, and little Evan.

USAFL Mourns the Passing of Houston Lonestars Player

The greater USAFL community is mourning the passing of Houston Lonestars player Craig Ruggles, who tragically and unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, November 3, aged 29.

David Bryant, VP of the Lonestars says, “Craig Ruggles was a committed member and great friend within the Houston Lonetsars football community. He will be forever remembered for his energy and passion for the game he adopted 5 years ago when he joined the Lonestars. Craig was one of the early players at the club and through his commitment and positive outlook helped develop a strong culture at the club. He will be sorely missed both on and off the field but his legacy will live forever with the Houston Lonestars.”

West Coast Women bring big numbers to LA

It was an overcast 74 degree day on July 20 when the GGAFL men and women stepped onto the ground of Westchester Park in LA. There may have been plenty of pot holes to dodge – and many sleepy heads from long road trips the night before – but everyone was up and about and roaring to get onto the ground for the West Coast Tournament.

Denver Tournament

Date: 
Sat, 06/29/2013 - 10:00 to 16:00

The bulldogs started the first game a little slowly. KC/OC applied some outstanding pressure around the ball and the bulldogs were slow in adjusting to this. However, after the first five minutes the Bulldogs lifted and started to get on top. The midfield started to find a bit more of the ball and a bit more space to allow quicker movement of the ball. Despite having countless inside 50m entries we were unable to apply scoreboard pressure.

The Game is On!

Fort Lauderdale Australian Football Club Announces Inaugural Stadium Classic at Central Broward Regional Stadium

Building upon the success of the National Championships, the Fort Lauderdale Australian Football Club (FLAFC) announced the inaugural Stadium Classic Australian Football Tournament at the Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida.

Saturday Morning Footy Begins June 8

The Saturday Morning Footy junior development programs begins on June 8 at Bluemont Park, Arlington, VA.

Boys and girls aged 5 to 15 are welcome to participate in the fun and free activities to learn the skills and rules of the great game of Australian football. The under 9s participate in clinics based on Australian Football League’s Auskick program - the highly successful Australian youth sporting program.

Indy Giants Form Partnership with GWS

The Indy Giants are proud to announce a partnership with the AFL's GWS Giants. The Indy Giants, co-founded by Dr. Sam Pope and Matt Jagger, are planting the seed as the newest USAFL club and are preparing for their inaugural season. Says Dr. Pope, “I am amazed by the support of the football community, both here in the US and Australia. Being centrally located in the midwest, Indianapolis is surrounded by many USAFL clubs within a few hours drive. It’s a no-brainer and we hope to host many tournaments in the years-to-come.”

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