AFL Europe Statement – Champions League 2023

AFL Europe has recently become aware that a rule introduced in 2020 that would have deemed the defending champions, the Amsterdam Devils, ineligible for this year’s Champions League tournament, was inadvertently not applied.

This unfortunate error was uncovered after AFL Europe had already invited the Devils to participate in this year’s event.

Understandably, this oversight and action may have caused some frustration in our community; however, it was an honest mistake, and in the spirit of good sportsmanship, and to appropriately manage the commitments made by various members of the community, AFL Europe stand by this decision and will allow the Devils to participate in the 2023 Champion’s League tournament.

Yours sincerely,

AFL Europe Commission.