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That Was the Season That Was: 2017

“Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Every year that plays out across our lives is different. They each have their different vibe, a multitude of personalities, and varying array of landmarks, both good and bad. Each footy season is a micro chasm of our broader life, though that too is in varying degrees. For this game of Australian rules football is not simply a hobby, a thing we do on the weekends.

Top Ten Games of Season 2017

From its humble beginnings in the cracklings of spring through the largest National Championships on record, the 2017 USAFL season saw its share of great games and memorable performances.  With the season over, and with the calendar on its last page, we are once again counting down the Top Ten games from this year.

Update From USAFL President Steve Grandfield

It was once again great to catch up with everyone at the 2017 USAFL Nationals this year.  What a great weekend it was, and as I heard someone say, it was like a big family reunion.  That is what Australian Rules football has always been to me.  It doesn't matter how often you may see past teammates and/or other people involved with the sport, there is such a bond that is created around this great game and it is something that everyone needs to be able to exper

Shaken But Not Stirred: Austin Stumbles, Remains #1

I was going to call this one “Holy Crap”.

Game Day, USA! June 10th, 2017

G’Day footy friends!  Today is a very, very big football day.  So big, in fact, that it gets its own page on the website!  So get ready for the awesomeness that is GAME DAY, USA!

Steve McVicker: An American in Paris

(Steve McVicker is an American that has been playing forward/half-forward for the Denver Bulldogs since 2014)
 
It's 9:30 at night on a wet, rainy Monday night in France. I'm doing burpees in the cold, wet mud of a rugby pitch over an hour outside Paris with a bunch of French guys I've never met before, and I'm wondering: 
 

Wave Those Flags: Remembering Alex Benjamin

The overall character of a football community, be it local, national, or international, is a sum of its parts.  Usually, we only see the high profile ones – the players on the ground, the coaches, and those in the upper reaches of the administrative hierarchy.  But the living and breathing dynamic of a club or a league also includes and relies on umpires, clubpeople, and fans for continuity.  For if it wasn’t for those, this community wouldn’t be here.

Ryan Steps Down as USAFL President

USAFL President Denis Ryan has tendered his resignation to the league, effective immediately.  Michael Sheppard, the current USAFL Eastern Regional VP, will take over as interim president.

2017 USAFL Regional Series Announced

For the third straight season, the USAFL will travel around the country bringing exciting Australian football action to three American cities.

The 2017 USAFL Regionals series sees the best men’s and women’s teams in the country converge to see who will lift the hardware in a pivotal series of midseason matches.

Last year saw 26 clubs and several hundred players take to grounds across the country, and this year the hope is that more teams and footballers will get involved to help continue to make these among the best events on the USAFL calendar.

2016 USAFL National Honor Roll

Following the completion of the 2016 USAFL season, many clubs across the country held year end dinners, banquets, and presentations to recognize the best players and clubpeople in local tradition.  For many, this truly brought down the curtain on this season which began some nine or so months ago (if not earlier), and which will dawn again in some weeks' time.

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