Playing in Australia

Export Report: Blecher, Hemmenway Duel in Keilor

Katie Klatt (Sacramento) – Melbourne Uni (VFLW)

Katie and the Mugars travelled to historic Windy Hill to face the Essendon Bombers, led by Canadian foes Kendra Heil and Valerie Moreau, and came out eight point winners.  Playing in the back line for the second straight game, Katie gathered eight possessions and recorded a mark, totaling 22 “Dream Team” points.  The Mugars go into their first bye week at 1-1, and are back in action against the N.T. Thunder at the Avalon Airport Oval on May 26 (first bounce: 9:10pm on Friday May 25 USEDT).

Export Report: Freedom Pair Have Big Weekend in Australia

It was a big weekend for the two USA Freedom women currently playing in Australia, as they both were amongst the best on ground for their respective sides.

VIDEO: Mason Cox Splendid in AFL Debut

Though he wasn't the first American to make his AFL debut in 2015, Oklahoma's Mason Cox arugably put on the best performances by a Yank so far.

The 6'11" ruckman played a shade over a half of football for the Collingwood Magpies,during which he amassed a team high fourteen hitouts in a seven point loss to arch-rival Carlton in a NAB Challenge match at the Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo.

Holmes Solid in AFL Debut for St. Kilda

Two years ago, Chicago-native Jason Holmes didn’t know that Australian Rules football existed. On Saturday, he played it at the highest professional level the game has to offer – the AFL.

Granted, this was only a preseason game, the opening match of his St. Kilda Saints’ 2015 campaign played in the small Brisbane suburb of Burpengary. But to be only the second born-and-raised American player to play AFL football, this was kind of a big deal.

New York’s Aurrichio Has His Eyes on the AFL

New York Magpie Alex Aurrichio began his journey to Australia flying high from a National Championship win by the Pies this October.  Formerly an athlete at Columbia University playing soccer and baseball, Aurrichio joined the New York Magpies during the 2014 season after a showing at the USAFL Combine last April.  Having been in Melbourne for just over a month, Aurrichio is putting his effort into overdrive training with the likes of Collingwood VFL, Coburg VFL, and St. Kilda Sandringham VFL. 

Blackchrome Sportswear Employment Opportunity

Blackchrome Sportswear is an Australian company that has been manufacturing sports clothing for sporting teams predominantly in Australia but also globally on a smaller scale for 11 years. With Offices in Adelaide and Melbourne, Blackchrome is wanting to venture into the United States market.

With a passion for Australian Rules Football, Blackchrome Sportswear partnering with the USAFL is offering to one lucky person an opportunity to be involved in a career in sales and marketing. 

Freedom and Liberty for All

The USAFL is very excited to announce it is sending not one but two full women’s sides for the upcoming AFL International Cup.  The two squads, named the Freedom and Liberty, are made up of female footy players from all corners of the USA.  According to Head Coach Leigh Barnes, the pre-tournament training camp was an impressive experience.

USAFL Launches International Exchange Program

On June 2nd 2014, Tony Fairhead and Scott Matheson from the USAFL met with AFL Victoria General Manager, Grant Williams, and Communications Manager, David O'Neill.  The goal of the meeting was, among other things, to formalize an international exchange program between the two organizations.  The USAFL is pleased to announce a partnership with AFL Victoria beginning for the 2015 season.

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Another boost for Donnybrook Football Club

Donnybrook Football Club's fortunes continued to improve at the weekend when they chalked up two more wins  and saw a member presented with a national award.

On Sunday night footballer Chris Sheehan was presented with the United States Australian Football League (USAFL) 2012 Recognition for Service Award, for "outstanding contribution towards enhancing the partnership between the USAFL, its players and the Australian Football Community".

The Australia-wide award emphasises Sheehan's efforts in giving US footballers a taste of Australian life.

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