AFL Europe 2018 Intern Positions!

AFL Europe is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for Interns to join our team in 2018.

There are two roles available; the first being a Digital Content role and the second focusing on Commercial & Events.

To apply for either of the roles, please send your CV and cover letter to admin@afleurope.org by Friday, December 1st.

AFL Europe Intern (Digital Content) – Job Description

AFL Europe Intern (Events & Commercial) – Job Description

ANZAC Cup 2018 Applications Now Open!

ANZAC Cup 2018 Applications Now Open!

AFL Europe is excited to announce that applications are now open for the Australian Spirit and Umpiring team to participate in the 10th Annual ANZAC Cup in Villers-Bretonneux, France.

The 2018 ANZAC Cup will be extra special with it not only being the 10th ANZAC Cup but also the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. As such, the matches next year will take place on Wednesday 25th April following the Dawn Service.

The small town of Villers-Bretonneux in Northern France has a strong connection with Australian Armed Forces. On 24th April 1918, the town was captured by German forces. Overnight the Australian troops retaliated and by dawn on the 25th April 1918 the town had be retaken.

The ANZAC Cup is played between the Australian Spirit team and French national sides for both men and women and is part of the ‘Australia Week’ celebrations held in Villers-Bretonneux in the lead up to ANZAC Day.

Players and Umpires will be expected to arrive in VB by Midday on Tuesday 24th of April. Participants are expected to attend the Dawn Service on ANZAC Day and ideally stay with their billet family until Thursday 26th April.

The ANZAC Cup costs £100 per player/umpire and includes; full playing kit, team uniform, billeted accommodation, dinner on the Tuesday evening and lunch on the Wednesday.

Applications are welcome from any Australian or New Zealander with selection for the event emphasised on a player’s personal connection to WW1 and the Armed Forces and not just purely football/umpire ability.

Players/Umpires interested in applying for the 10th Annual ANZAC Cup should express interest to ben.durance@afleurope.org to receive an information sheet and application form. Application forms need to be returned by Friday 1st December to be considered.

ANZAC CUP Highlights 2017

Fitzpatrick Cup returns to Cork in 2018!

Fitzpatrick Cup returns to Cork in 2018!

AFL Europe are thrilled to announce that the 2018 Fitzpatrick Cup will take place on Saturday, February 3rd.

The University College Cork (UCC) will once again play host to the Fitzpatrick Cup, which welcomes University Aussie Rules clubs from across Europe to compete for the Cup in a jam packed day of 9-a-side footy.

Last year saw the UCC host teams take out both the men’s and women’s competitions after two exciting grand finals. Will UCC continue their reign in 2018 or will another University team claim the Cup?

Honour Roll

Champions
Year Men’s Women’s
2013 University College Cork DNC
2015 University of Birmingham DNC
2016 University of Birmingham DNC
2017 University College Cork University College Cork
2018 ? ?

 

 

Champions League locked in for 2018!

Champions League locked in for 2018!

AFL Europe are excited to announce that the Champions League tournament will once again return to Amsterdam in 2018.

The annual 9-a-side tournament invites the Premiership teams from every major league in Europe to compete against fellow champions to be crowned the best of the best.

For the fourth year running, Champions League will be co-hosted by the Amsterdam Devils and AFL Netherlands as they welcome Premiership teams from all across Europe to the Sportpark de Eendracht Spark United Clubhouse on the 7th of April.

Last year saw an AFL London double as the West London Wildcats took out the men’s competition and the Wimbledon Hawks took home the cup in the women’s side.

The competition has grown from strength to strength since it’s inception in 2015. The 2018 field is looking like the most competitive yet in both the men’s and women’s with a record number of premiership sides set to contest for the title of Club Champion of Europe.

Champions League Honour Roll 

Champions
Year Men’s Women’s
2015 West London Wildcats DNC
2016 West London Wildcats GB Swans*
2017 West London Wildcats Wimbledon Hawks

*Women’s national teams invited to participate in 2016

Player of the Tournament
Year Men’s Women’s
2015 Josip Halbjak (Zagreb Hawks) DNC
2016 Neil Cooke (Amsterdam Devils) Ida Rasmark (Swedish Ravens)
2017 Jacob Raiwalui (Paris Cockatoos) Coline Duquet (Paris Cockerelles)

AFL Europe Community Events 2017/2018

In addition to the AFL Europe Major Events Calendar for 2018 (which can be found here), 2018 brings some fantastic community events run by clubs and leagues across Europe.

Movember Cup – 19/11/17

The Manchester Mosquitoes will play host to this year’s Nathan Blakey Memorial “Movember” Cup. The Movember Cup takes place on Sunday, the 19th of November and welcomes both men’s and women’s teams to the 9-a-side tournament. Teams will battle it out to take home the Nathan Blakey Cup whilst also supporting Movember, so visit the event page here to get a team together!

Leprechaun Cup – 24/3/18

The annual Leprechaun Cup is back in 2018 in Belfast, co hosted by the Belfast Redbacks and the Ulster Kookaburras! The Cup will be held on the 24th of March 2018 with the exact location TBA. The 6th edition of the Leprechaun Cup welcomes men’s and women’s teams plus individual players to come along and compete for the Cup. For more information keep an eye on the Leprechaun Cup’s Facebook event here. 

Haggis Cup – 14/4/18

The Haggis Cup arrives in Glasgow on the 14th of April. Hosted by AFL Scotland, this year’s Haggis Cup takes place at the West of Scotland Rugby Club in Milngavie, Belfast. The Cup invited both men’s and women’s teams to participate and has a big after party planned after what’s sure to be a great day of footy. Check out the Haggis Cup Facebook event here for updates.

Tyne Cup – 15/9/18 

The 9-a-side tournament, hosted by the Tyne Tees Tigers, will be held on the 15th of September 2018. The Tyne Cup welcomes both ladies and men’s teams from both club and national sides. For more information check out the Facebook event here.

ANZAC Cup 2018 Applications Now Open!

ANZAC Cup 2018 Applications Now Open!

AFL Europe is excited to announce that applications are now open for the Australian Spirit and Umpiring team to participate in the 10th Annual ANZAC Cup in Villers-Bretonneux, France.

The 2018 ANZAC Cup will be extra special with it not only being the 10th ANZAC Cup but also the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. As such, the matches next year will take place on Wednesday 25th April following the Dawn Service.

The small town of Villers-Bretonneux in Northern France has a strong connection with Australian Armed Forces. On 24th April 1918, the town was captured by German forces. Overnight the Australian troops retaliated and by dawn on the 25th April 1918 the town had be retaken.

The ANZAC Cup is played between the Australian Spirit team and French national sides for both men and women and is part of the ‘Australia Week’ celebrations held in Villers-Bretonneux in the lead up to ANZAC Day.

Players and Umpires will be expected to arrive in VB by Midday on Tuesday 24th of April. Participants are expected to attend the Dawn Service on ANZAC Day and ideally stay with their billet family until Thursday 26th April.

The ANZAC Cup costs £100 per player/umpire and includes; full playing kit, team uniform, billeted accommodation, dinner on the Tuesday evening and lunch on the Wednesday.

Applications are welcome from any Australian or New Zealander with selection for the event emphasised on a player’s personal connection to WW1 and the Armed Forces and not just purely football/umpire ability.

Players/Umpires interested in applying for the 10th Annual ANZAC Cup should express interest to ben.durance@afleurope.org to receive an information sheet and application form. Application forms need to be returned by Friday 1st December to be considered.

ANZAC CUP Highlights 2017