Coopers Brewery to sponsor 2000 Nationals


300 Game Milestone

After passing the 200 game milestone in Santa Cruz at their ANZAC Tournament this year, the USAFL has flown passed 300 games, this time in Nashville at their Annual Football Festival.

With the National Tournament fast approaching over the weekend of October 13th - 15th, usfooty will have topped 150 games for this year alone, proving the sport is continuing to boom in the US. There will be 16 teams from all over the country contesting this years' National Championships in LA.

New Advertising Posters

In our first national advertising effort, USAFL have rolled out a poster
campaign on the grassroots level to recruit new members. The campaign
was developed by Milwaukee-based ad agency, Nelson & Schmidt, who's
strategy was to create posters appealing to sporting men of all types.

USA vs Canada Writeup

The US National Australian Rules football team, the American Revolution,
extended their winning record over Canada to 3-0 on the 30th July 2000 at
Centennial Park in Toronto, Canada, with a solid 25 point win in a
rain-affected match.

The US team was made up of 25 American Citizens, representing 13 of the
USAFL affiliated clubs. The team was co-captained by Ron Miller from
Chicago (the only player to have played in all three internationals), and
Deron Lien from Inland Empire. Both Deron and Ron had been co-captains in

Nationals Draw

You can see the draw and updated hotel information on the Coopers National Championships website

- Matthew Muller

AFL Player Scholarship

We have arranged for the US's best (must have no Aussie ties) player for 2000 to spend two weeks at Essendon (the 2000 Premiers) in the early part of 2001.

USAFL will fund the entire trip (except for food and spending money) and the player will be billetted out to an Essendon player, train with the club, under the guidance of legendary coach, Kevin Sheedy, and will hopefully participate in an intraclub scrimmage match. The recipient of this scholarship will be announced soon after the National Tournament (the player will not necessarily be the National Tournament MVP).

2000/2001 International Games

The USAFL is aiming to send our National team to Europe for a Tournament in
England in mid 2001. Following this, we will be sending our National Team
to the International Cup in Melbourne in 2002.

As a heads up, eligible players must be US born and bred citizens. It's very important to us as a League to show case to the rest of the world the awesome players we have here and to prove we are truly an American League (and not just a bunch of ex pat Aussies having a kick of the footy which is an all too common perception of Inetrnaional Leagues).

Footy trip to Australia

To all Australian Rules Football Clubs in the United States:

I hope that everyone is preparing earnestly for the National Titles in
October. I'm sure looking forward to seeing everyone in L.A. and hoping
it will be a fun weekend with plenty of high standard football games.
Rules is certainly growing rapidly in this country, with the hard work
already done by so many people, we have already achieved so much more than
think many people would have thought! Let's keep up the great work.

MAAFL Results

The Nashville Kangaroos played their best football of the season in defeating the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis on Saturday September 16th. The MAAFL Championship was on the line and a St. Louis win would give Chicago the title. The St. Louis Blues had gone from a slow start to the season to be ranked number eight in the country and all hinged on this final game.

Grand Final Festival

"G'day Y'all" - Australian Festival here in Nashville - Sept 30th - Oct 1st

The Nashville Kangaroos are proud to present the 4th Annual Australian Grand Final Festival - now recognized as the largest Australian Festival in North America. (NO ADMISSSION CHARGE).

The Festival, coinciding with the last weekend of the Sydney Olympics will give Nashville an absolute exposure to Australia and the great game of Australian Football.


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