Playing in Australia

Columbus' Simpson Leads Local Side to Flag

Clyde Simpson has always been a leader of men, from his time in the service, through his captaincy with the Columbus Cats Football Club and the USA Revolution national team.

Half a world away from home, he continues to lead, and on this occasion, led them to premiership glory.

Export Report: Scherer Tearing Up QWAFL

Katrina Scherer (Columbus Cats) – Bond University (QWAFL)

LA's Murphy Flying High with West Perth

Sam Murphy’s journey from American football walk-on to state league Aussie footballer has been a fun and eventful odyssey. The ruckman from the Los Angeles Dragons made his debut two weeks ago for the West Perth Falcons in the WAFL, becoming the latest American to thrive in local footy.

Export Report: Klatt Earns Second Nod

Katie Klatt (Sacramento) – Melbourne Uni (VFLW)

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. 

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