USFooty Newsletter

APRIL 2002

USFooty Scholarship Player

The USAFL announced in January of this year that Jeremy Kraus would be the USAFLs 2002 Scholarship player. Jeremy is a starting ruckman with the Cincinnati Dockers. He boarded a flight for Australia on the 18th of March. The AFL Scholarship Program takes a promising American to Melbourne for several weeks as a guest of the 2000 AFL Champions, the Essendon Bombers. During these weeks, Jeremy will train with Essendon's legendary coach, Kevin Sheedy, and play football with some of the best young players in Australia. Check back to for his diary entries of his experiences with the Essendon Bombers.

If you havent been keeping up with Jeremy Krauss' journal entries, you have been missing out on his excellent reports from Australia. Please take the time to read Jeremys updates on games, practice and his thoughts about his great experience. To take a look at Jeremys journal go to USFooty Scholarship Player. Also check the Realfooty article about Jeremy to learn more about Jeremys activities with Essendon.

Revolution Update

The Los Angeles Revolution selection weekend is now in the books. Hosted by the Los Angeles Crows, Orange County Bombers and the CAFL, the weekend was filled with training and plenty of games to let the coaches get a look at those interested in being a part of the Revolution team. The Revolution will represent the United States and the USAFL in the Australian Football International Cup, this August.

The next scheduled Selection Weekend is 19-21 April 2002 in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the final Selection Weekend in Boston, on the 26-28 April 2002. For more information about the Revolution, go to the Revolution Web Page.

American Revolution Support Staff Needed

USFooty is seeking a number of people to assist in various roles with the 2002 US Revolution Team. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a team competing in the first International Australia Football tournament in Melbourne, Australia. These are volunteer positions. You will be required to pay for your own trip, however, you will be a part of the US Revolution team and receive the same accoutrements as the players. The team is looking for:

Team Doctor, Team Trainer, Runner, Umpires, General Hands

If you are interested or require further information in relation to any of the positions, please go to American Revolution Support Staff Needed or send an email to Scott Nicholas at

Admin Conference RSVPs

The USAFLs 2nd Annual Administrators Conference will be held in Phoenix Arizona on the 12th through the 14th of April. All clubs in good standing are encouraged to send a representative from their team. There will be sessions on metro league footy, the juniors program and 501c3, to name a few. We will also be tackling items tabled at the AGM -- such as roster limits at the National Tournament, nationality eligibility and regional tournaments. You can get details by emailing the USAFLs Office Manager, Andrea Caesar, at

Toronto Legends Tournament

Revolution Legends players are needed for the Footy Legends Tournament in Toronto. The tournament will be held from 4-12 MAY 2002. If youre interested in participating, please contact Gordon Burridge with the Seattle Cats at or Ian McNiece with the Denver Bulldogs at, to confirm your place on the Revolution Team. For more information about the Footy Legends Tournament go to

College footy game

In February 2002, the first U.S. College Footy game was played at the University of North Carolina. The North Carolina Rams defeated the North Carolina State Wolves, 101-28. You can read more about this game at Rams vs Wolves. Also, check out Vandy vs Blue Raider Aussie Rules Club to read about the second U.S. College Footy game in Tennessee on 2 March 2002.

LV Crocs Back On Line

The Lehigh Valley Crocs are back on line. Check to take a look at their new look website. The website is full of updated information about practice schedule, game schedule, and contact list.

Upcoming events

USAFL Administrators Conference : Phoenix, AZ : 12-14 April 2002

Revolution Selection Weekend : Cincinnati, OH : 19-21 April 2002

Revolution Selection Weekend : Boston, MA : 26-28 April 2002

For a listing of posted USFooty activities and games go to Upcoming Events on the USFooty website.

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