Jan 19, 2024

Australia Day 2024

Australia Day is commemorated on January 26th.  In Australia, it's celebrated with barbecues, beach cricket, and other merriment.

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Dec 31, 2023

That Was The Season That Was 2023

Another year, another cosmic journey around the sun, another season of Aussie Rules football in the USA.

The theme of the time around New Years is the same… out with the old, in with the new.  Some things have become traditional, some old hat, but some new things always seem to work their way in.  Some with staying power, some without.

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Dec 29, 2023

USA International Profile: Kyle Strenski

With a history in the game that goes back to the USAFL's early days, Kyle Strenski was a natural fit to be the next coach of the USA Revolution men's National team.  Kyle will lead the Revos into battle against the best of the Americas and Europe at the AFL Transatlantic Cup in Toronto from August 2-11.  In this installment of our International Profile Series, USAFL International Profile manager Paul O'Keeffe chats with Kyle on his experiences playing footy and his plans for the national program in the years ahead:

Kyle, what USAFL Club do you belong to?

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Dec 14, 2023

USA International Profile: Andrew Donlen

Andrew Donlen was recently named the new head coach of the USA Freedom.  Donlen leads the national team program into next year's AFL Transatlantic Cup in Toronto, which will be held from August 2-11.  An original of the USAFL and the Grizzlies organizatons, he brings a massive amount of experience and leadership to the role.  Donlen recently sat down with USAFL founding president an International Program Manager Paul O'Keeffe for some thoughts on his new appointment and on his time in footy on both sides of the Pacific:

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Nov 7, 2023

USAFL International Management Team Positions

The USAFL is seeking applicants to fill out the Management Team staff for the USAFL International Program. The program encompasses the USA Freedom (women’s) and USA Revolution (Men’s) National teams. These teams play international matches. In 2024 both teams are excited to compete in the AFL Transatlantic Cup to be help in Toronto, CA from August 2 thru 11.

We are looking to fill the following three positions:

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Nov 1, 2023

USAFL International Program Reserves and Assistant Coach Positions

USAFL International Program Coaching Staff        

The USAFL is seeking applicants to fill out the coaching staff for the USA Freedom and USA Revolution. The Freedom (women’s) and Revolution (Men’s) are the National representative teams of the USAFL. These teams play international matches. In 2024 both teams are excited to compete in the AFL Transatlantic Cup to be help in Toronto, CA from August 2 thru 11.

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Oct 29, 2023

Interview with Laura Kane, AFL Executive General Manager of Football

At this month's USAFL Nationals in Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida, we were honored to have Laura Kane, the new AFL Executive General Manager of Football visit and observe the tournament.  Ms. Kane sat down with's Brian Barrish during one of the games on Coopers Field to discuss her vision for growing the game around the world, the development of women's footy in Australia, the US and abroad, and her thoughts on the carnival. 

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Oct 25, 2023

Ambassador Rudd Becomes USAFL Patron

The United States Australian Football League (USAFL) is pleased to announce that HE the Hon Dr Kevin Rudd AC, Australian Ambassador to the United States of America has accepted an offer to become the USAFL Patron.  This marks a significant step forward in the USAFL’s efforts to further develop partnerships with key Australian government officials and business leaders in the US and Australia. 

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Oct 14, 2023

Brother Wind Comes Blowing In - Day 1 at the USAFL Nationals

For the third consecutive carnival at Lakewood Ranch, Brother Wind was a significant player in most of the games on day one at the 2023 USAFL National Championships.

Thankfully, though, the rain that was forecast for Saturday never showed, proving once again that you should never trust a meteorologist. 

A few favorites returned to glory, and a few fell by the wayside. Men’s D3 went topsy turvy, while the Iron Maidens’ win streak fell; they can still make and win the Grand Final, though.

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Oct 13, 2023

USAFL International Program Announces Role Additions

The USAFL is excited to announce the formation of the USAFL International Program Football Department. A number of these role are new to the International Program set-up. The Football Department will work together to bring the best of the USAFL to the international arena. These roles will report to the International Program General Manager, Cari Greving. The Interview Panel, which included current and former players, were very impressed with all the applicants. This team has an amazing capacity to put the USAFL at the forefront of the international game.

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Oct 12, 2023

2023 USAFL Nationals - Men's Divisions Preview

To play for a National Championship is a big deal, no matter the sport.

Beyond Division 1 on the men's side are 26 teams of all shapes and sizes.  Some of them big clubs with years of history looking to make their way up to the top tier.  Others are relatively new and are here to make a name for themselves and develop.

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Oct 11, 2023

2023 USAFL Nationals Viewing Guide


The USAFL is proud to partner with Gridiron Productions, LLC to bring you live, streaming coverage of the 2023 USAFL National Championships.  

34 games will be shown live over the carnival’s two days including the Men's Division 1, 2, and 3 Grand Finals and the Women's Grand Final.  All teams will have at least one game streamed, and streaming will be globally available via the USAFL YouTube page.

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Oct 10, 2023

2023 USAFL Nationals - Women's Div 1 and 2 Preview

It was twenty years ago today, that the women began to play.

Well, not quite. Women’s Aussie Rules was being played for decades off and on, even before the founding of the VWFL in 1981.

But it wasn’t until 2003 that the first ever women’s match took place at the USAFL Nationals.  Granted, it was an exhibition played with the wrap rule (no tackling yet), but it was the first step.

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Oct 9, 2023

2023 Nationals - Men's Division 1 Preview

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

Yeah, I used that four years ago, but with the great man having gone to the great tiki bar in the sky, now’s a good time to use it as we return to Lakewood Ranch.

It’s been a very, very interesting season from top to bottom. From upsets at regionals, to after the siren heroics, and teams asserting themselves at every level. More than 200 games were played in everything from biblical downpours to oppressive heat.

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