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Nationals Accommodation Options in Downtown Austin

In addition to the Nationals host hotel, the Wyndham Garden Hotel, the USAFL has also arranged hotel deals for participants at two downtown locations. The Radisson Hotel & Suites and the Hilton Hotel, both in Downtown Austin walking distance from Sunday night's festivities.

For more information visit the 2011 Nationals accommodation information page »

USAFL Nationals Logo 2011 Released

2011 USAFL Nationals

The 2011 USAFL Nationals preparations are well underway. This week the USAFL released the official logo for this year's Tournament.

The logo features a traditional Texan icon, longhorn cattle, which is cleverly designed using football goal posts for horns.

The tournament organizing committee has been working with the Austin Sports Commission to ensure that this year's Nationals are a huge success, both for the USAFL and the Austin community.

Official, Main Host Hotel for 2011 Nationals Announced

Wyndham Garden

The USAFL Nationals committee is pleased to announce that the Wyndham Garden Hotel will be the main host hotel for the 2011 Nationals.

All meetings, the USAFL Annual General Meeting (AGM), clinics and the Friday night registration and welcome function will be held at the Wydham.

2011 Nationals Set for Austin!

The USAFL Executive Board and National Championships Committee are excited to formally announce that the 2011 Nationals will take place in Austin, Texas over the weekend of October 8 - 9th.

“It is an honor for Austin to be chosen for the USAFL National Tournament, and we are excited to host this one-of-a-kind event,” says Matthew Payne, executive director of the Austin Sports Commission.  “We have enjoyed working with USAFL officials through the bid process and are looking forward to showcasing our wonderful city to the many athletes coming from all over the country.  Austin is known for doing things a little unconventionally, so we know this city will embrace the great game of Australian Football.”

Player Registration for 2011 Now Open!

Players may now register online for the 2011 season! Register by April 30 and receive the early bird rate of $40! Rates increase throughout the season, so get in early and avoid the increase.

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Wayne Kraska Retires as US Freedom Coach

The adage is that, "All good things must come to an end". One of those good things ended at the 2010 USAFL National Championships. US Freedom Head Coach Wayne Kraska announced his retirement from the USA Freedom.

Prior to and during his reign as Freedom coach, Kraska built a dynasty in Atlanta where he coached the Lady Kookaburras to wins in the first three USAFL Women's National Championships (2005-2007). During this period, Kraska was integral in coaching and developing some of the league's most competitive players. In fact, the Kookaburras did not lose a game until they were narrowly defeated by Calgary in the 2008 Grand Final.

2010 Nationals Wrapped Up!

Grilla

Friday, October 22, 2010 - The 2010 USAFL National Tournament may be over but the winners are still grinning. This year’s tournament proved to be a huge success particularly for the New York Magpies who took out both Division I and Division IV Championship Titles.

"The weekend was the culmination of a lot of hard work by the entire club” said Ed McCormick, President of the New York Magpies, “and the Magpie family is very proud of the efforts from its Men's, Women's and Reserves sides; all were tested against incredibly tough opponents.” continued McCormick.

Are Magpies taking over the world?

Skipper of the Collingwood Magpies, Nick Maxwell just happened to be vacationing in New York recently and was spotted in a bar by the New York Magpies Ruckman.

The win for both the New York and Collingwood Magpies seems to have strengthened the bond between the two clubs and will continue to do so in 2011. New York are getting plenty of support from downunder.

Denver Lady Bulldogs win 2010 Australian Rules Football National Championship

2010 Denver Bulldogs

Louisville, Kentucky, October 10, 2010 — The Denver Bulldogs took three teams to the USAFL (United States Australian Football League) National Championship tournament in Louisville Kentucky. The teams included a Division 1 Men’s team, Division 4 Men’s team, and the Women’s team. A first for any USAFL team, all three Denver Bulldogs teams made it through to their respective Grand Final matches. Although the Div 1 and Div 4 men's teams both lost their final matches to very skilled New York sides, the women reigned supreme.

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