Australian Football stars at Svanholm Park, Copenhagen
The AFL’s Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Academy Program team, as part of their European tour, will visit Copenhagen on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th of April.
From 9.30am on Wednesday 10th April up to 500 local school children will join junior clinics to learn about Australian Football from a number of AFL legends including Dipper, Tadhg Kennelly and Michael O’Loughlin. (pending the teacher lock-out/ strike).
From 11.30am the Australian U18’s team will be mixed with 16 of the best European players to form two exciting teams to take on each other in the highest level of football ever seen on the European Continent. This is an extension of the Easter Series with the game sure to be highly contested as the best junior players in the world take on each other for the first time.
Opvarmningskampe fra 9.30 (warm-up games from 9.30) Brøndby Strand vs Brøndbyvester vs Brøndbyøster skoler (the local schools involved) SE AUSTRALSK FODBOLD LIVE PÅ SVANHOLM PARK ONSDAG DEN 10. APRIL (WATCH AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LIVE AT SVANHOLM PARK, WEDNESDAY APRIL 10) EUROPA VS AUSTRALIEN U18 (EUROPE vs AUSTRALIA U18) Kampstart: 11.30 – 10. April 2013 (Match start: 11.30 – April 10) Svanholm Alle 2, 2660 Brøndby Strand (Adress) Kun 800m fra Brøndby Strand Station (S-tog) (Only 800m from Brøndby Strand train station)
There will also be a training session at Farum Football Club at 5.30pm on Tuesday 9th of April. If you are interested in learning more about Austrailan Football and the league in Denmark you are welcome to attend and meet many ex-AFL stars.
It is hoped that Her Royal Highness, Mary The Crown Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, who was born and raised in Tasmania, Australia will attend the game to support the young Australians.
About AFL Europe’s junior program – it provides boys and girls with a fun and safe Australian Football experience that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of involvement in the game.
The program is not just about introducing children to Australian Football – it activates and develops within each child the desire for a healthy lifestyle and an association with this great game.
This is achieved through activities and programs for individuals, small groups and teams, and aims to assist development of personal and social skills.
If you are interested in starting up AFL at your school please get in touch with the Danish Australian Football League at email@example.com
Europeans playing in the match:
Thore Lauritzen – Denmark
Bjarke Lauritzen – Denmark
Nicolai Secher – Denmark
Joakim Secher – Denmark
Joost Van Der Hulst – Holland
Johan Lantz – Sweden
Troels Ottesen – Denmark
Martin Hinchey – England
Natis Johansson – Sweden
Kevin McSorley – Ireland
Benny McDevitt – Ireland
Matthew Kilheeny – England
Chris Martensson – Sweden
Mikkel Kjoege – Denmark
Victor Petersen – Denmark
Nicolo Di Giorgio – Italy
Andy Smith – Scotland