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Dec 30, 2020

That Was the Year That Was 2020

It is December 31st.  The final day of the year that seemed to drag on for three or four.

366 pages fell from the calendar in 2020.  In that respect, it was like any other year, or at least the ones that fall when we play catch up to account for the earth’s rotation around the sun.

But 2020 was not any ordinary year.  It is one that we will have to carefully explain to our children, grandchildren, niblings, and others who are either too young or not hitherto born yet, about what excitedly living through this year was like.  

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Dec 7, 2020

Sweet Home Alabama; USAFL Welcomes Birmingham Bushrangers

The state of Alabama has a long and robust history in gridiron football.

It is one that spans the long and time-honored traditional Iron Bowl rivalry to the mid-major and HBCU schools, all the way down through high school and the short lived forays into the pro ranks.

But from that, a new football tradition has emerged, crossing codes onto the Australian Football oval.

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Oct 14, 2020

USAFL Virtual Nationals

It will be a USAFL Nationals like no other in a year like no other! Join us on the eve of AFL Prelim Finals weekend - Friday, October 16th 7pm-9pm USA CDT - for a USAFL Nationals Virtual Celebration showcasing the best of USAFL & AFL skills, competition and entertainment.

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Oct 8, 2020

USAFL Foundation: 25th Anniversary Campaign

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The USAFL Foundation was launched in 2020. The Foundation's mission is to provide ongoing financial assistance for the development of Australian Football in the United States.

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Oct 7, 2020

2020 USAFL Members Shirt

We are proud to introduce the USAFL 2020 Member T-Shirt.

The T-Shirt pays homage to one of the most successful men’s players in USAFL history, Alexander Aurrichio. Alexander lost his life in a tragic accident while riding his bike in Darwin Australia earlier this year.

The T-Shirt design features Alexander’s silhouette that is taken from a photo of Alexander in action at the 2014 USAFL National Championships when he led the New York Magpies to their second Nationals title.

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Sep 22, 2020

Revolution Hall of Fame Submissions Now Open

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The men’s USA Australian Rules national team, USA Revolution, is accepting nominations for the 2020 Hall of Fame Class.  Nominations will remain open until October 31st.

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Aug 19, 2020

USAFL Summer/Fall Webinar Series To Launch Next Week

Following strong interest in the Spring USAFL Webinar Series, we will be continuing the webinars with a Summer/Fall series covering a variety of topics such as Club Management, Strength and Conditioning, and Men and Women's US Representative Football Programs.

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Aug 18, 2020

Show Your Support for the USAFL in 2020

To All USAFL Members, Players, Officials and Supporters,
 
As most of you are aware, the Executive Board has made the decision to cancel the 2020 National Tournament in accordance with the Safety Task Force recommendation. Those of us who have attended a Nationals know how unique and amazing the tournament is and canceling the event was the hardest decision we have been faced with in our 23 year history but we are looking forward to coming back stronger than ever in 2021.

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Jul 16, 2020

USAFL Nationals 2020 Update

USAFL Nationals 2020 Update

Over the last few months, the USAFL has conducted a detailed assessment to determine feasibility of holding Nationals in October. Based on several key factors including the recent surge in infections across the country, operational considerations provided by the Safety Task Force, USAFL member survey feedback, and the inability to ensure the safety of participants and communities, it is with heavy hearts that the Board has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Nationals Tournament. 

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Jul 3, 2020

Time for Footy - Bausele and USAFL Launch Partnership

The USAFL is pleased to announce a sponsorship agreement has been reached with Australian watch maker Bausele. As part of the deal USAFL members, mates and family will have a chance to win a watch and other great prizes. The giveaway competition will run for 6 weeks and be promoted across USAFL and Bausele social media channels. The campaign “Time for Footy” will tie in to the USAFL’s weekly release of the AFL’s US broadcast schedule.

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Jun 28, 2020

Eastern Regionals Retrospective

This was the weekend that we were to head to the Queen City of Cincinnati for the Eastern Regional Championship.

We weren’t there, but we’re still all here, which is a silver lining.

But we will be back next year to add to the legacy of this tournament, which has seen one dominant side ebb and flow with others who, for years, have gone from being back-up singers in a one-team band to ensemble players in an emerging region.

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Jun 18, 2020

Heart of Iowa: Remembering Lauren Rice

Being successful at anything is not simply about performing and executing when it counts.  It’s about being able to learn from the world around you, and being able to communicate what you’ve learned so fortify your own knowledge and pass on ideas to others.

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Jun 11, 2020

Central Regionals Retrospective

The COVID-19 crisis, much like the grey colored piece in Settlers of Catan, hath doth absconded with the 2020 USAFL Regional Tournament Series.  Under normal circumstances, we would all have our bags packed en route for flights to the Dallas Metroplex for the first of three stops on what has become the Great American Aussie Rules Roadshow.

Alas, it’s not to be.

But we are slowly moving towards returning to play, with the hopes that we will all get to have our great big family reunion in Ontario, California, this October.

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May 11, 2020

USAFL Webinar Series

As we navigate these challenging times, the USAFL is offering a series of free webinars led by both USAFL and AFL Coaches, Umpires and football experts. See below for the schedule and links to register and check back often for updates on future webinars.

Following strong interest in the Spring USAFL webinar series, we will be continuing the webinars with a Summer/Fall webinar series covering a variety of topics such as club management, strength and conditioning, and men and women's US Representative football programs.

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May 1, 2020

2020 USAFL Season Updates

Below are the updates on the 2020 USAFL Season from the USAFL Executive Board:

1. USAFL Update 6-1-2020

2. USAFL Update 5-1-2020

3. USAFL Sub-Regionals Tournaments

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