A Day at the Footy Like Never Before!

As an expat there is nothing quite like a day at the footy. A chance to watch our great game, get your teeth into a pie and just soak up the embodiment of Australiana. Ah, it is good to be home – even if just for a short while. That is what I was looking forward to when I planned a trip to the AAMI Stadium in Adelaide to see Port host the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants. Well, this day ended up being like none other at the footy.

Records Broken at USA AFL International Combine

USA athletes attending the AFL International Combine in Los Angeles have broken records today.

Three athletes, David Grzesiak from the University of Wisconsin, Matt Sauey from the University of North Florida, and Cliff Ederine from the University of Eastern Washington, broke the standing  vertical jump record of 85cm with 86cm leaps to become the best ever preformers in 18 years of testing.

The overall performances of the group really impressed the six AFL club representatives in attendance.

Revolution Raring to Tackle the Northwind

The Revolution squad that will take on the Canadian Northwind in the 49th Parallel Cup in Edmonton, Alberta, on August 3 has been announced and it is the best squad to be named in his time, according to Head Coach Matt Bishop.

"The selection process was the hardest we have completed since 2009 with interest in the program at an all time high and as a result several recent Revolution players have not been selected in this squad."

USA Freedom v Canada Northern Lights

Women's USAFL
Aug 04, 2012 - 02:00pm US/Central
Daree Fields
Dublin, OH
USA Freedom
  Canada Northern Lights
6.7.43 5.8.38
USA Freedom6.7.43
Canada Northern Lights5.8.38


USA Revolution B v Canada North Wind B

Aug 04, 2012 - 12:00pm US/Central
Daree Fields
Dublin, OH
USA Revolution Development
  Canada North Wind Development
8.14.62 3.5.23
USA Revolution Development3.
Canada North Wind Development0.
Goal Kickers: A. Rotschafer (2), M. McClure, D. James, D. Livy, D. Dahlquist, S. Furlong, P. Norris
Best Players: A. Rotschafer, B. Fischer, S. Furlong, C. Simpson, R. McFarland


USA Revolution v Canada Northwind

Aug 04, 2012 - 04:00pm US/Central
Daree Fields
Dublin, OH
USA Revolution
  Canada North Wind
7.12.54 5.1.31
USA Revolution1.
Canada North Wind1.
Goal Kickers: R. Sears (2), B. Dragus, K. Stanley, E. Floyd, M. Kiefer, A. Rotschafer
Best Players: C. Ridenour, A. Vanica, R. Strange, R. McGettigan, K. Stanley, J. Moyer



AFL Combine Day 1

The first day of the inaugural AFL USA Combine has been branded a success, with six elite American college athletes breaking Nic Naitanui's standing vertical-leap record.

Held in Los Angeles, the three-day combine is testing 26 college athletes with basketball and NFL football backgrounds. Two will be selected to attend October's NAB AFL Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium. 

Naitanui jumped 78cm at the 2008 NAB AFL Draft Combine as an 18-year-old. The American athletes are older, aged between 23-24, but outdid the West Coast Eagles ruckman. 

Freedom Win at the 49th Parallel Cup

“Wow, what a great day of footy in the U.S. Congrats to the Revos for their great showings in both games and many thanks to Canada for bringing down 4 full squads, they have set the bar very high for the 2013 Parallel Cup in their homeland, bring it on” exclaimed an enthusiastic Coach Leigh Barnes.

For the first time since 2007 the USA Freedom have defeated the Canada Northern Lights! The two teams have only met 3 times prior; their first hit-out in 2007, the 2010 49th Parallel Cup and the 2011 International Cup.


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