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2017 USAFL Roll of Honor

The 2017 season was commemorated across the country with end of season parties, held by most of the league's 38 clubs.  Not only was excellence and valor on the field recognized, but hard work and dedication to club and country off the field was acknowledged as well.

League Statement Regarding MLF & Tampa Bay

We are aware of some social media activity regarding Major League Footy (MLF) recently and we want to make sure it is very clear that the USAFL is in no way affiliated with MLF or any of its operations.  MLF is a For-Profit organization and its business model is in conflict with the USAFL's Non-Profit status. Subsequently, be advised that the Tampa Bay ARFC / St Petersburg Swans are no longer a USAFL member club.

Board Update - Letter from Seb Aguiari

Dear USAFL Members,

This letter is to inform the USAFL Clubs and Members that Steve Grandfield has resigned as USAFL President due to professional opportunities outside of football. I'd like to express my appreciation and gratitude to Steve for his dedicated time and contributions to the USAFL Executive Board over the past 3 years. Per the USAFL constitution, if the President role is vacated, the longest serving Vice President fills the role until the next AGM. As the Vice President of the West Region since 2015 I would be next in line to serve as President.

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.

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