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Ryan: Future Relies on Coaching, Recruiting, and Schedule

Picture it.  Years from now, a crowd of 100,000 people gathered at the MCG under the lights to watch some of the best football players in the world do battle.  A team of some of the best Australian footballers, versus… the Americans. Only the MCG is not the MCG; Its a stadium built specifically for Australian Football here in the US.  A long way off, yes.  But that is USAFL President Denis Ryan’s vision.  A grand vision of what Aussie Rules in America can be.  

Texas A&M To Host College 10s National Championship

The USAFL will be hosting the first ever College National Championships since 2008, to take place at Soldier and Sailors field Veteran's Athletic Park in College Station, Texas, on November 22.

A Letter from the President to all former USAFL Players

Dear Former USAFL Player,

The 2014 AFL International Cup (IC14) is less than 14 days away. As you know, our players and staff are all volunteers and must fund their own trips to represent the USAFL at IC14, where it is estimated each member will spend a minimum of $4,000.  

At 17 years of age, the USAFL is now old enough to establish a vibrant and functional Alumni. To kick off our Alumni drive, the USAFL is offering exclusive admission to the VIP section of the 2014 USAFL Nationals in Dublin, Ohio for any donations of $50 or more. Participants will be treated to free Coopers products on both the Saturday and Sunday at Nationals.

Extended Site Maintenance

The USAFL website will be undergoing a significant upgrade beginning July 7.   During this time the site will be in readonly mode.  We will seek to minimize the downtime and the following functions will not be available:

  1. Player registration - no user accounts can be created and registration fees will not be accepted
  2. LMS functionality such as reporting scores, managing rosters, etc.

The maintenance is planned for completion no later than July 14, 2014.

2013 Annual Report Available

The USAFL's 2013 Annual Report is now available for download from our website. The report includes a final address from the outgoing President, Andy Vanica, a review of the National Championships, reports including the women's and umpiring programs, finance report, communications report and an overview of the 2013 AFL Combine and 49th Parallel Cup.

Download the report here »

Former NC Tiger Going Bald for Childhood Cancer Research

Michael Coysh, a former North Carolina Tiger player and coach is shaving his head to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation  to help fund lifesaving childhood cancer research.

Andi Williams Makes USAFL East History

In late December, the Boston Demons Australian Football Club held their Annual General Meeting and made history as they elected the first female Club President, Andi Williams, for the eastern region.

Andi became involved in the Boston Demons Club in 2011 joining Lady Demons’ founder Jen Vogel as the second player for Boston women.  Her involvement off the field has grown over the years beginning with her role as the Social and Sponsorship Coordinator on the Demons’ Board in 2012. She has been essential to the Demons’ successful recruiting efforts, special events, and club cohesion since joining the team. For Andi, vieing for the role of club President seemed like the logical next step after a successful year in the Vice President position during the 2013 season.

Arizona Australia Day Party

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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.


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."


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