Nov 8, 2018

Maiden Heaven: San Fran Completes Three-Peat

Move over Rice-A-Roni, there’s a San Francisco Triple-Treat.

For the third straight year, the San Francisco Iron Maidens navigated the crowded waters of the USAFL Women’s D1 competition to be crowned National Champions.

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Nov 1, 2018

USAFL Nationals Head Back to Sarasota-Bradenton for 2019

The USAFL Executive Board is excited to announce that the 2019 USAFL National Championships will be held in Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida the weekend of October 12 and 13. The USAFL Administrator's Conference and AGM will be held on Friday October 11.  It will once again be hosted with the cooperation of the Sarasota County Sports Commission (SCSC) and Bradenton Area Sports Commission (BACVB).   

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Oct 29, 2018

Crows Soar to D1 and Reserves Double at Nationals

A year’s worth of debate, of back and forth, of questions as to who was the best USAFL team of them all boiled down to forty minutes in America’s heartland.

There, with the northern sun sinking lower than a student unsure of his answer in open class, the Austin Crows rode off into the sunset with not one, but two more cups.

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Oct 22, 2018

Interview with AFL Umpires Chamberlain, McInerney, Donlon, and Gavine

The USAFL and the USAFL Umpires Association were pleased to welcome AFL umpires Shane McInerney, Chris Donlon, Hayden Gavine, and Ray Chamberlain (pictured at left with USAFL Umpires Association president Jonathan Mills) to this past weekend's National Championships in Racine, Wisconsin.  The guest umpires took part in Friday afternoon's umpiring clinic, as well as observing and performing umpiring duties during tournament matches.'s Brian Barrish chatted with the quartet about umpiring, the tournament, and the host city.

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Oct 14, 2018

Razors Edge - Day 1 At the USAFL Nationals

For months, there was worry about what the weather gods would bestow upon those traveling to Racine for the 2018 Nationals.  There was frost, wind, cold, and the occasional warmth from the warm glowing ball in the sky.

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Oct 12, 2018

2018 USAFL Nationals Viewing Guide

The USAFL is proud to partner with GoLive SportsCast and ESPN3 to bring you the most extensive coverage of the USAFL National Championships ever.

A record 34 matches will be broadcast from the SCORe Complex in Racine, Wisconsin; 30 of them on GoLive SportsCast by clicking the link below.  The other four will be broadcast on ESPN3.

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Oct 11, 2018

2018 Nationals Preview: Womens D2, Mens D4 and Reserves

Developing clubs, both new and ongoing, are the symbol of growth throughout the USAFL.  Whether it be new clubs starting up in unchartered cities, or women's clubs adding to the rapidly growing base, the Women's D2, Men's D4 and Men's Reserve are perennial favorites.  Here are the competiting teams:


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Oct 11, 2018

2018 Nationals Preview: Mens Division 2 and 3

These aren’t undercards, these aren’t sideshows.

Division Two and Division Three at Nationals are as competitive and as full of skill as the top level, and there are very talented footballers, many of them American, taking to the ground from these eighteen teams.

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Oct 9, 2018

To a T: Licata Named USA Freedom Head Coach

Women’s football, both in Australia and around the world, has taken some giant leaps in the last couple of years.  It is not just a niche, but rather an astronomical pillar in the galaxy of Aussie Rules.

With the naming of their new head coach, another frontier has been crossed.

The USAFL Women’s Association is pleased to confirm that Christina Licata has been named the new head coach of the USA Freedom women’s national team.  Licata becomes the fourth head coach in USA Freedom history and the first woman to hold the position. 

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Oct 9, 2018

2018 USAFL Nationals Preview: Womens Division 1

When one thinks of Racine, a number of things come to mind: the lakefront, the diverse architecture, the charm of its residents, and of course that sweet, sweet kringle.

To sports fans and movie aficionados, the name “Racine” will instantly recall the Racine Belles of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.  The Belles were featured in the 1992 classic movie “A League of their Own,” and the real life Belles were part of a pioneering group of women during their existence from 1943-1950.

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Oct 8, 2018

Four n Twenty to Partner with USAFL for Nationals


The United States Australian Football League ("USAFL") announced today a sponsorship first with Four'N Twenty® (Patties Foods Pty Ltd), an Australian-based company which produces beef pies, the best-selling sports concession item in Australia and the country’s national. The initial partnership marks Four'N Twenty® as official food sponsor for the USAFL National Tournament and inaugural Mateship Cup, scheduled to be held in Racine, Wisconsin on October 13 and 14, 2018. 

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Oct 8, 2018

2018 Nationals Preview: Mens Division 1

Lo, for it is October.  The tenth page on the calendar brings with it many things – among them chilly weather, crisp air, foliage, and unnecessarily early Christmas decorations.  Seriously, I haven’t even bought my Halloween candy yet, what the heck?

Of more importance than all of that, October means that the National Championships of Australian Rules Football are upon us.  A year of blood, sweat, tears, and the occasional beverage of tears have brought us to this point.  To quote the immortal Ron Barrassi and probably a few others, “this is what you play for.”

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Oct 7, 2018

AFL Umpires To Take Part in Nationals Umpire Clinic

The USAFL Umpires Association will once again be hosting a pre-Nationals umpiring clinic from 1-5pm on Friday, October 12th at the SCORe Complex in Racine, Wisconsin.

The clinic is free and open to all current umpires as well as those interested in learning.

This year, the USAFL and USAFLUA are thrilled to welcome four AFL field umpires who will be helping conduct the clinic as well as observing the tournament throughout the weekend.

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Sep 30, 2018

2018 USAFL Nationals Divisions Announced

The USAFL is proud to announce the seedings for the seven divisions to be contested at the 2018 USAFL National Championships in Racine, Wisconsin to be held October 13-14 at the SCORe Complex.  This year's tournament features 45 teams spanning seven divisions, representing nearly forty clubs across the USA and Canada.

The divisions were announced live on the USAFL Facebook page on Thursday, September 27th, hosted by's Brian Barrish, USAFL Revolution head coach Tom Ellis, and New York Magpies and USA Liberty player Lauren Skonieczny.

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Sep 22, 2018

GameDay USA - NorCal, Texas Cup Wrap Up Season

After six-plus months of training, working, running, and matches, the USAFL season enters its 21st and final weekend of play.  After this, the teams await their assignments for the 2018 USAFL Nationals in Racine on October 13-14.

From regional rivalries to thrilling three-way carnivals, the last weekend of the home-and-away campaign has it all today.

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