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."

The USAFL Welcomes a New Treasurer

The USAFL is proud to announce Karen Muiter as the new USAFL Treasurer, replacing the departing Keith Nelson. Karen a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, has been a player with the New York Magpies since 2011 and currently serves on the board of the New York Magpies. Of American and Australian heritage, Karen is looking forward to being a part of the USAFL and assisting with the growth of our great game. She will work closely with Keith over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition period.

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.”

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