USAFL News

Mar 3, 2011

The USAFL and AFL Attend 2011 NFL Combine

NFL Combine

The USAFL and AFL were guests of Under Armour at the recent NFL Combine in Indianapolis.  Representing the AFL was Peter Schwab, AFL Director of Coaching.  Doren James, Operations Manager attended on behalf of the USAFL. Several scouting and recruiting managers from Collingwood, Geelong, North Melbourne, Fremantle and the Gold Coast were also in attendance.  With the AFL set to adopt free agency in 2012 AFL club representatives took the opportunity to meet with their counterparts from various NFL teams to gain insight into the draft process, player management and the NFL’s free agency system. 

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Mar 3, 2011

Revolution and Freedom Training Camp Success

2011 Freedom Jumper

During the weekend of February 25-27, the USA Revolution and USA Freedom held their final training camp before the 2011 International Cup in Austin, Texas. There were 34 Revolution and 22 Freedom hopefuls competing for a spot on the squads to travel to Australia in August.

"The weekend was a great success and definitely gave us a lot to think about", said Revolution Head Coach, Matt Bishop, "We will be announcing the squad for the 2011 International Cup in the coming weeks".

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Feb 21, 2011

Text A Star - Hear from your Favourite AFL stars today!

Text a Star

Text A Star - the unique social media service designed to give fans unprecedented access to their favorite sports stars – is offering USAFL fans a world first opportunity. Already a hit in Australia, Text A Star joined forces with some of the leading AFL players who have been texting fans direct to their mobile phones on a weekly basis.

What is Text A Star?

Text A Star is a premium social media product which bridges the gap between sports stars and their fans.

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Feb 17, 2011

Unveiling of the Portland Steelheads

Portland SteelheadsWith the beginning of the 2011 season fast approaching, the Portland Power Australian Football Club is pleased to announce that the team has been renamed the Portland Steelheads Australian Football Club. The Steelheads name was chosen after an exhaustive search process. Club members submitted and voted on over 100 suggestions for the new identity before choosing the Steelheads name.

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Feb 17, 2011

The AFL are seeking new American talent

Shae McNamaraA SERIES of meetings in the United States next week could be the first step in creating an AFL career path for American college athletes, in a plan to discover a new type of ruckman.

AFL director of coaching Peter Schwab will spend next week at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, which will also be attended by leading officials from several AFL clubs, with talent identification among his key objectives.

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Feb 10, 2011

ESPN's Aussie's Abroad on AFL in the USA

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