Texas A&M To Host College 10s National Championship

Aussie Rules footy is going back to school.

The USAFL will be hosting the first College National Championships since 2008, to take place at Soldier and Sailors field Veteran's Athletic Park in College Station, Texas, on November 22 at noon.  The tournament, which will be a 10-a-side competition, will feature students and recent alumni from any interested schools.

This first tournament is being held in the hopes of attracting Australian students studying overseas to get back into the game, and to hopefully introduce introduce their American classmates to the fast and fun sport of footy.

Teams are guaranteed several games for the tournament and experienced players and coaches will be on hand to assist new players. No prior Australian Football experience required and training sessions and "come and try" days are planned in major cities in the lead up to the tournament.

Who is the best College Australian Rules Football school? The University of Texas Longhorns, or the hometown Texas A&M Aggies? The Baylor Bears, the LSU Tigers, or the University of Houston Cougars? All colleges from all over the country are invited to form a team and press their claim as the inaugural Australian Rules Football Champion of the USA.

Veteran's Park is adjacent to Texas A&M University, which itself is located near a number of USAFL clubs, including the Dallas Magpies, the Houston Lonestars, and the defending USAFL Division I Champion Austin Crows.  These teams and many other USAFL clubs around the country will be hosting Grand Final viewing parties on Friday night, September 26th.  The Grand Final, the Australian Super Bowl, as it were, is a great chance to see footy at its highest level and to meet some of the men and women who play here in the states.

For more information on the College 10's National Championships, or to your register your school or as a player, contact Simon Boyce (simonjohnboyce@gmail.com) or Dave Bryant (davidgregorybryant@gmail.com).

Posted in 
Watch AFL