Treats from Oz

Peaceful Northwind Can't Stop the Revolution

The Revolution have gotten their 2011 International Cup campaign off to a fantasitc start. After going 2-0 in pool play the Americans have secured the number 5 seed in Division 1.  Their first game was against familiar foe Canada Northwind and was one of the mostly highly anticipated matchups of the opening round.  The game did not disappoint and was described by the announcer as, "A slog with neither team willing to concede a goal."

Ambassador Beazley Sends off the Freedom & Revolution to the International Cup

By: Denis Ryan

A couple of weeks ago I received a request from a Scott Bolitho of the Embassy of Australia. You see, Australia's Ambassador to the US, Kim Beazley, is the patron of the USAFL and he wanted to hold a reception in honor of the local Baltimore Washington Eagles players who were about to head down under and represent the US at the 2011 International Cup of Australian Football.

Central Canadian Blues v Columbus Jillaroos

Women's USAFL
Aug 27, 2011 - 12:00pm US/Central
Columbus, OH
Central Blues Women
  Columbus Cats Women
4.2.26 8.17.65
Central Blues Women1.
Columbus Cats Women1.
Goal Kickers: S. Matheson (4), S. Plummer (4)


The USA Takes on the World

IC 2008 Revos

This Friday, August 12 the 2011 AFL International Cup officially kicks off in Sydney, Australia. More than 70 USAFL members are travelling to Australia to represent the USA Revolution and USA Freedom squads.

Both the Revolution and Freedom squads include players from all over the United States with a wide range of ages, experience, athletic ability, professional careers, ethnic backgrounds, you name it!

ESPN, Major Sponsor of Team USA!

2011 Revolution and Freedom Jumpers

The USAFL is proud to announce ESPN as the official major sponsor of the USA Revolution and USA Freedom National Australian Rules Football teams. During the 2011 AFL International Cup in Australia, the ESPN logo will be displayed prominently on USA Revolution apparel and ESPNW, a new online destination dedicated to serving female athletes and fans, will be included on USA Freedom apparel.

Brett Kirk Reflects on World Tour

After six months of travelling the world and spreading the word about footy and the upcoming International Cup as the AFL's International Ambassador, Brett Kirk has returned home to Sydney.  As part of his journey he visited several USAFL clubs and conducted various coaching, umpiring and training sessions including New York, Boston, Denver, Arizona and Los Angeles.  He is now taking time to share his experiences as he continues to promote the International Cup.  In an interview with the AFL when asked where, of the places he spent time, he thought Australian Football had real potential, Kirk made the following comments.

USAFL Proud to Announce Second Umpire Scholar at International Cup 2011

The USAFL develops Aussie Rules in the USA not just by promoting playing of the sport across the country - it actively promotes umpire accreditation too. Umpiring? Yes! After all, you can't have a game without umpires. From early on, promotion of umpires has been a priority, with hosting of umpire clinics as early as 2000 and the USA was the first ever country to send an umpire to the International Cup in 2002.

International Cup Draw Released

International Cup 2011

The AFL has released the draw for the International Cup to be held in Sydney and Melbourne August 12 – 27.  There will be 18 countries competing in the men’s competition. Round one will be a seeding round used to determine two divisions. Teams have been split into six groups of three with each team to play the other two teams in its group in lightning match format of 2 X 15 minute halves. Based on the results of round one the top twelve teams will be placed in Division 1 and the remaining six will make up Division 2.

The Honorable Kim Beazley to Become USAFL Patron

The United States Australian Football League (USAFL) is pleased to announce that H.E. the Hon Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the United States, has accepted an offer to become the USAFL Patron.  This marks a significant step forward in the USAFL’s efforts to further develop partnerships with key Australian government officials in the US. 

Ambassador Beazley will represent the USAFL where appropriate in working towards strengthening ties between the Australian and American governments. 

Dan Lehane’s Journey to Australia to Represent the World 18

Dan Lehane is a 17 year old New York native who is in his fourth season with the New York Magpies.  Dan has been selected in the World 18 team that will compete in the under 16 2011 NAB AFL U16 National Championships in Sydney, Australia during the week starting July 11.

As part of his preparation Dan has embarked on a 6 week training program to ensure he is in top match condition for the tournament. He will also be travelling to Australia a few weeks early and playing some local games to get acclimatized.


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