Mar 18, 2002

Plugger in the News

Local Milwaukee News Station, Fox 6, recently did a special News item on
Paul "Plugger" O'Keeffe and the Milwaukee Bombers - click here to take a look at it.

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Mar 17, 2002

Second college game

Click Here to read the article about the second ever college Aussie Rules game in the US.

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Mar 11, 2002

First college game

All photos courtesy of Sefton Ipock for the Chapel Hill News

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill overcame a determined N.C.

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Mar 10, 2002

2002 Nationals

2002 Coopers United States Australian Rules National Tournament Awarded to Kansas City

[KANSAS CITY] The United States Australian Football League is pleased to announce The 2002 Coopers/USAFL National Tournament, hosted by the KC Power, to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 18-20. The tournament, the leagues fifth annual national championship, will attract over a thousand players and fans from coast to coast, as well as dignitaries from Australia.

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Mar 10, 2002

National Juniors Day

The USAFL Junior Development committee is pleased to announce that May 10th 2002 will be National Juniors Day.

National Juniors Day will involve all of the USAFL senior clubs going to Elementary/Middle and High schools and conducting coaching clinics on the basics of Australian Football to the children of the United States of America. These clinics will range from 30 minute to 90 minute sessions and will include kicking, marking and handball skills that are found in the fast paced game of Australian Football.

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Mar 10, 2002

USAFL Umpire

NashvilleKangaroo going to Australia to Umpire

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Mar 9, 2002

AZAFL Metro Tournament

Descending upon an unsuspecting population, footy players from across the
continent swept into this bustling metropolis on a cool, crisp Friday

After the quick stop at the hotel these warriors of the oval paddock girded
themselves for the next days battle as any self respecting footy player
would. The tournament hotline rang time and again with the same query;


how do I get to the pub again?

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Jan 28, 2002

New York Magpies

Australia Day Party Raises over US$1,600 (AUS$3,200) for Sydney Bushfire Fund

New York City, Monday, January 28th, 2002.

An unusually warm winter night brought out the best in New York's Australian
contingent, as over 350 revelers filled Dewey's Flatiron Bar to support the
NSW Bushfire Benefit on Australia Day, Saturday January 26th. The event,
hosted by the New York Magpies Australian Rules Football Club, raised
US$1,690 (approx. AUS$3,280) to help those affected by the bushfires that
devastated vast areas around Sydney.

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Jan 25, 2002

Australia Day

A satirical look on Australia Day -

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Jan 25, 2002

AFL Media Release

The AFL todayreleasedthe fixturefor the inaugural Australian Football
International Cup, to decide the championship of Australian football
beyond the game's home shores.

Eleven teams haveconfirmed entry with the AFL's International Development
Committee forthetournament, which will be contestedin Melbourne
fromAugust 14-23 later this year--Papua New Guinea, New Zealand,
Ireland, Nauru, USA, Denmark, Great Britain, Samoa, Canada, Japan and
South Africa.

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Jan 16, 2002

2002 AFL Scholarship Player

Cincinnati Dockers' starting Ruckman, 21 year old, 6'5" 190lb, Jeremy Kraus has been

Jeremy Kraus
Jeremy Kraus leaps high. Click for larger Image
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Jan 15, 2002

AZAFL Tournament

It's a new year, and it's almost time for the inaugural AZAFL Metro Footy
Tournament (FEBRUARY 8th-10th). In order to plan all the events properly,
we need to know which clubs are planning on attending. We need to know
approximate how many people each club is bringing by FRIDAY, January 11th
not sooner.

We have also struck a deal with the airport Hilton, so let us know if you
plan on staying there or if you'll be making other arrangements.

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Jan 3, 2002

501c3 Approval

Happy holidays, all --

I'm very pleased to announce that the USAFL has obtained a favorable ruling form the IRS concerning 501c3 status...that is, we got it!

As an aside to everyone, while I'm thoroughly pleased that the IRS found in our favor (and not so surprised, either), I am shocked it came so quickly to a favorable ending. My experience in Boston attempting to obtain a favorable ruling was both far longer and less positive.

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Jan 3, 2002

East Vice President

The USAFL is pleased to announce that Jeff Farnham has been appointed to the Vice President - East (VPEast) position. The VPEast position, vacant since original appointee Darren Beazley resigned in order to take a professional position in Australia, is a part of the USFooty Executive Board.

"I'm thrilled," said Jeff, the former President of the New York Magpies. "It's a role I take very seriously with responsibilities to the clubs in the Eastern U.S. I'm looking forward to working with all the eastern clubs."

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Jan 3, 2002

Americans Take Over the USAFL

As you know, former President, Rich Mann and former Executive Director,
Sheri Archer, have returned to Australia. The USAFL and its member clubs
wish them the very best of luck. The league will not be able to replace
them and will miss them very much (Click Here for well wishes to Rich and
Sheri from the USAFL). The USAFL would however like to take this
opportunity to welcome and introduce our new President, Jon Lenicheck
(originally from Milwaukee, WI), our new Executive Director, Sid Caesar

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