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Super Storm Sandy is Not Old News

On this Thanksgiving week, in the US and around the world, we would like encourage you to take a moment to think of those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Even though it is weeks after the devastating storm hit the Northeast Coast of the US are still cleaning up and trying to recover from this unprecedented event. New York was one of the worst hit areas and a number of members the New York Magpies were greatly affected by the tragedy with several veteran players losing their homes and having to relocate.

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2012 Honors & Awards

In its 15th year the United States Australian Football League recognized a number of outstanding individuals who have contributed to the growth and development of Australian Football here in the USA.

First, a great honor was bestowed upon two of the League’s legends in Rich Mann and Denis Ryan. They both were inducted into the USAFL’s Hall of Fame at the Welcome Function on Friday, October 12. Only one other individual has ever been inducted into the Hall of Fame, the League’s founder, Paul “Plugger” O’Keeffe.

Welcome your new 2013 USAFL Board Members

Welcome to the 2013 USAFL Board Members who were elected at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mason, Ohio on October 12. This year's Board remains mostly unchanged with a number of USA National team representatives and long time members of the USAFL community comprising the group.

The 2013 Board has 2 new additions, Keith Nelson, who took over in mid-2012 as Treasurer and Andrew Werner as VP Central. Former VP Central, Dan Sarbacker, has taken on another role in the League working as with the League's strategic development and partnerships.

2012 Division One Championship Vacated

The USAFL has concluded an investigation in relation to Dallas Magpie Jason Sutherland’s participation at the 2012 USAFL National Tournament and it was found that Jason was ineligible to participate with the Dallas Magpies at this year’s Nationals. The investigation revealed that Sutherland was an active member of Central District Football Club in Adelaide for their entire season which ended October 7.

Mo'way - it's Movember already!!

30 Days hath September, April, June and Movember! That's right, Movember is back! This year the USAFL will be participating once again in the fantastic event to help raise money for a great cause.

Movember is all about bringing back the moustache, having fun and doing it for a serious cause; men's health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Mo Bros commit to growing a moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and in doing so become walking and talking billboards for the cause. The moustache is our ribbon, the symbol by which we generate conversations, awareness and raise funds for men's health.

Are you a Master or a Legend of the USAFL?

This year the USAFL celebrates it’s 15th Anniversary and to commemorate this special occasion an Alumni Match will be held at the National Tournament on Sunday, October 14 in Mason, Ohio.

“We want to recognize the contribution of our past players who have since ‘hung up the boots’ by holding a fun, social game and participants will play for either The Masters, or The Legends” said USAFL President, Andy Vanica.

Call for USAFL Board Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2013 USAFL Board. Nominations may be submitted to USAFL Operations Manager, Doren James or can be taken on the floor of the AGM.

USAFL Board Positions include: President; Vice President East; Vice President Central; Vice President West; Secretary; Treasurer; and Member-At-Large.

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