USAFL News

May 8, 2019

Season Preview Part VII - Womens East

The biggest development in our great game, not just in Australia or here in the USAFL, but all around the world, has been from women’s football.  Indeed, a professional league now exists, state leagues in Australia are growing, and hundreds – if not more – of grass roots programs have sprung up and are already weaving themselves into the fabric of the sport’s community.

No fewer than 22 USAFL clubs have a women’s program as 2019 gets underway, and there is always the possibility of more, as we’ve seen in the past.

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May 4, 2019

Season Preview Part VI - Mens West Region North

The Northwest United States is known for its mountainous terrain, towering over the rest of the countryside in its picturesque beauty.

It is an adequate metaphor for the teams based in this area, as they have been a cut above the rest of the field over the last decade.  From the Cascadia teams on through Northern California, teams from the region have won or challenged for trophies on Sunday afternoon at Nationals on a regular basis.

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May 2, 2019

Season Preview Part V - Mens West Region South

One part of the USAFL equation that has remained constant has been the prowess of the west coast teams.  Each year, they have several teams vying for titles in the men’s division.

In fact, since 2011, there have been at least two teams from the West in a Grand Final at Nationals.  That’s a pretty impressive streak, and one that doesn’t appear to be letting up any time soon.

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May 1, 2019

Season Preview Part IV - Mens Central Region South

The Southern part of the USA is known for its open spaces, its hard working attitude, and its barbecue.  No, seriously, there's a lot of it down there.

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Apr 30, 2019

Season Preview Part III - Mens Central Region North

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Ohio to be exact, the first USAFL clubs were born.

The game and the league have now spread their reach far and wide across this country, but the roots that were put down in the mid-1990’s are still very integral to the now and tomorrow of Aussie Rules here.

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Apr 26, 2019

Bogota Bulldogs Welcome Austin, Denver in Historic Matches

Even in 2019, the game of Australian Rules football is still finding new frontiers to conquer.  As much as the international game has developed over the past several seasons, footy is still blooming in heretofore barren locations.

Two USAFL clubs will make the historic journey to Bogotá, Colombia, in the first slate of matches between North and South American teams.  This Americas Series will see the Bogotá Bulldogs host the defending D1 National Champion Austin Crows this coming weekend, followed by the Denver Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs on May 19th.

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Apr 25, 2019

Freedom Name IC2020 Training Squad

The USA Freedom Women's National Team is proud to announce fifty-four women who have been selected to the 2020 AFL International Cup Training Squad.

Chosen from a group of 125 athletes, including those who attended last month’s open camp in Arizona, the members of the Training Squad have secured a spot to the summer invite-only camp in Racine, Wisconsin from August 15-19.

From there, individuals will be selected to travel to Australia for next year’s International Cup tournament, the details of which are still to be confirmed by the AFL.

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Apr 25, 2019

ANZAC Day Commemorations 2019

ANZAC Day, commemorated on April 25th every year, honors the memory and valor of Australians who have served their country and given the ultimate sacrifice.  It is a link of generations, from those who battled at Gallipoli, to the brave men and women of today.

Woven within the fabric of the day is the game of football; for among those who were the first Australians who lost their lives were the heroes of the oval, their future cut short so that future generations can enjoy the fruits of life.

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Apr 24, 2019

Season Preview Part II - Mens East Region South

The Southeast section of the USA has been fertile ground for Aussie Rules in the past two decades.  Though things had withered a bit, over the past few years, things are flourishing now, as older clubs are coming into their own, and new ones are blossoming.

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Apr 23, 2019

Season Preview Part I - Mens East Region North

Spring has finally begun to thaw all of us out in the Eastern part of the United States, where the will of the winter wisp forced the clubs to take matters indoors.  But now that there are buds on trees and the teams are ready to fire things up, the beasts of the east are aware from their vernal slumber.

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Apr 21, 2019

Make Way for Wasatch - The War Gulls Join the USAFL

Nestled in the mountainous ranges of the Midwest USA is the state of Utah.  Independent, beautiful, and proud, founded by pious pioneers, and home to a brilliance of difference landscapes from mountains, to desert, to the famous salt flats in the state’s west.

In 1896, Utah became the 45th state.  In 2019, it becomes home to the USAFL’s 45th club.

The league is proud to welcome the Wasatch War Gulls to the family, taking its name from the mountain range that dominates the central part of the state.  

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