USAFL News

Nov 23, 2016

Top 10 Games of Season 2016

Much like any season, the 2016 USAFL campaign was dotted with great matches with memorable performances and fantastic finishes.

Each weekday, beginning on Monday, November 28th, we’ll count down the top ten matches of the season, in our humble opinion, of those that were filmed by the USAFL and our broadcast partners, including Stateside Footy TV, GoLive SportsCast, and Capitol Community TV.

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Nov 10, 2016

Women's Association Launches Off-Season Challenge

The USAFL Women's Association is proud to launch an off season challenge to each of the women's teams.

The challenge: Get your players certified in the various USAFL programs listed below and earn a Sherrin football for your club.

Who should participate?
Anyone wanting to better their skills.
Anyone who wants to improve their game strategy. 
Anyone who wants to help their home club get more women's footballs. 

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Oct 28, 2016

Austin, Portland Double Up; Calgary, Rats Back on Top

It’s always great to hear an old favorite come on the radio.  Or iPod.  Or whatever it is you kids listen to these days.

It’s also nice to hear something new, though when it comes to music these days that can be sort of hit or miss.

But there were some old, sweet favorites playing at Nationals, at least in terms of the four clubs who emerged as Men’s Division Champions at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

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Oct 26, 2016

Maidens, West Coast Combo Take Nationals Honors

For the second straight season, the USAFL Nationals had two women’s divisions contested.  Nearly 200 women again took to the ground, and put on another memorable carnival.

Most people will look at the records of the women’s division and note its posterity for the fact that the longest title streak of any division in the two-decade history of the tournament came to an end in heart stopping fashion. 

Others will see the combination of three new clubs and a USAFL original with familiar names at the top of Division 2, marking a resurgence of women’s footy on the west coast.

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Oct 15, 2016

Four Seasons in a Day - Day 1 at Nationals

Four seasons in a day.  That’s what we had on Saturday in Lakewood Ranch; sun, clouds, rain, wind, humidity.

We also saw another slate of amazing footy matches, many of which were streamed online via USAFL.com.  As in last year, there is still a lot to play for across all six divisions, with virtually no dead rubbers and many teams still with a crack at Sunday afternoon glory.

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Oct 13, 2016

2016 USAFL Nationals Preview - Men's D3 & D4

Rounding out our preview series of the 2016 USAFL National Championships, here is a look at Division 3 and Division 4.  Note that (*) denotes a reserve side.

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Oct 13, 2016

2016 USAFL Nationals Preview - Men's Division 2

Continuing our preview of the USAFL Nationals, here is a look at how Division 2 should shape up, as it looks to be one of the most competitive fields in some time.

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Oct 12, 2016

2016 USAFL Nationals Preview - Women's Division

After an important growth year for women’s footy in the USA, 2016 once again was a showcase of just how strong the female football program is in the country.

It’s going to be hard to top last year’s 10th Anniversary Nationals, however.  Heading into the last set of Division 1 matches, four of the five clubs competition had a chance to be crowned premiers, and in the end the song remained the same.  Denver, despite being tripped up by Minnesota, continued to write their legendary story and hoist their sixth straight Nationals cup.

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Oct 11, 2016

USAFL Umpires Association Auction

Umpires, Players, and Fans,

The United States Australian Football League Umpires Association (USAFLUA) is proud to announce a unique opportunity for Umpires, Players, and Fans to bid on “One of a Kind” Australian Football Umpire gear through the 2016 USAFL Umpires Association Auction.

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Oct 11, 2016

2016 USAFL Nationals Preview - Men's Division 1

“I'm back to livin' Floridays / Blue skies and ultra-violet rays / Lookin' for better days, lookin' for better days / Lookin' for Floridays.” – Jimmy Buffett

There is a little bit of incredulity running through my fingertips as I begin this preview series of the 2016 USAFL National Championships.

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Oct 6, 2016

San Diego To Host 2017 National Championships

The USAFL is pleased to announce San Diego, CA will host the 2017 USAFL National Championships the weekend of October 21 - 22.

Doren James, USAFL Operations & National Tournament Director stated, "I would like to personally thank the San Diego Sports Alliance for all the work done and hospitality shown. Following months of negotiations, we're excited to be able to announce that our National Championships will travel to San Diego for the first time!"

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Sep 29, 2016

2016 USAFL Nationals Men's Seedings Announced

The USAFL is proud to announce the seedings for the four men's divisions to be contested at the 2016 USAFL National Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, to be held October 15-16 at the Premier Sports Campus.  The women's divisional seedings will be announced soon.

The men's divisions were announced live on the USAFL Facebook page on Thursday, September 29th, hosted by USAFL.com's Brian Barrish and USAFL Revolution head coach Tom Ellis.

The match schedule will be announced soon.

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Sep 15, 2016

2016 AFL Grand Final Viewing Parties

From its humble beginnings as the final match of the 1898 VFL season, to the grand spectacle that is planned for this year's edition, the AFL Grand Final has become the most anticipated event of the Australian sports calendar.  After six months of play, eighteen teams will have been whittled down to just two to fight it out at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to determine who will be crowned AFL Premiers for season 2016.

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Sep 9, 2016

Same as it Ever Was; No Major Changes to Poll

Shh… can you hear it?

Silence.

Well, maybe not complete silence, save the fluttering of Eagles’ wings and Tigers’ paws, but other than the shuffling of several teams, an eerily quiet Top 20 Poll, the next to last one before Nationals’ seedings are announced at the end of the month, saw 17 teams stand pat.

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Sep 1, 2016

Maidens Look to Defend East-West Showdown Crown

It began simply as friendly banter on the other side of the world.

Two sets of teammates, having a discussion as to who was the better side.  Surely in sporting history this is not an anomaly, as thousands of rivals have chirped and guffawed their superiority.

But this was different.  This was a group of women representing the USA Freedom national team at the 2014 International Cup in Melbourne.  Moreso, they represented two long established footy clubs separated by 3,000 miles of real estate.

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