John Harrell

John is one of the Founding Fathers of footy in America, another member of the barn boys. He was involved in launching the Louisville club back in 1996 and was instrumental in organizing and playing in the first game between Louisville and Cincinnati. John had a vision for footy in America that we are living today. Part of that vision has been fulfilled with the Nationals coming back to Louisville, celebrating a decade of Australian Rules Football in the USA. John has the distinction of being the person that was directly responsible for getting Plugger involved with footy in the USA. Unfortunately, John can not be with us tonight as he passed away well before his time.  His wife, Laura, is present tonight to accept this award on John’s behalf. In addition, the USAFL Division 1 Cup has been named the John Harrell Cup in John’s honor.

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