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More than 140 umpires attend 2021 Umpire Development Series

AFL Europe’s Umpire Development Series with anzuk Education has come to a close for 2021. The program consisted of four 60-minute online sessions and ran weekly throughout the month of April. We were thrilled to see more than 140 umpires from across Europe attend the program, with an average of 125 present each week. We’re […]

AFL Europe Podcast: One Kick Later – Effie Senti

Welcome to episode sixteen of the AFL Europe Podcast where we chat to Effie Senti as part of our One Kick Later series. Effie moved to Hobart, Tasmania as part of her university studies in 2017 where she first found and started playing Australian Football. Upon returning to Switzerland, she got in contact with the […]

Ireland’s James Madden embraces dream debut

James Madden’s AFL career is off to a perfect start with the Irishman making his AFL debut in a win with the Brisbane Lions over the weekend. Madden added some much needed pace to the Lions backline against Port Adelaide and made sure it was known through his 18 pressure acts (fourth highest for Brisbane) […]

AFL Europe Festival of Football to return, new date set for August

We’re excited to announce the return of the Festival of Football. The governing bodies of AFL in Europe are invited to host a tournament with their local teams in a city of their choice, all to occur on the same day of Saturday, 14th of August. Similar to last year, the format and number of […]

AFL Europe Podcast: One Kick Later – Morten Merhøj

In episode fifteen of the AFL Europe Podcast and for the latest instalment of our One Kick Later series, we’re joined by Morten Merhøj. Being introduced to Australian Football in Denmark and at a young age, Morten shares his journey in the sport from playing in Farum’s junior program to representing his country on the […]

AFL Europe Podcast: One Kick Later – Alban Schieber

On this episode of One Kick Later on the AFL Europe Podcast, we’re very excited to be joined by Alban Schieber. Alban grew up in France however discovered footy on a student exchange program to Australia. Upon his return to France, and what you’ll soon find out in this episode, is how Alban became heavily […]

Irish Down Under – Bríd Stack AFLW

Welcome back to another episode of Irish Down Under hosted by James Brosnan and Mike Currane. In this episode, we’re excited to be joined by Bríd Stack from the Greater Western Sydney Giants. Bríd had quite the rollercoaster start in Australia; two-week’s hotel quarantine, travelling with the Giants into a number of “hubs” across the […]

Irish duo to go head-to-head in AFL Women’s Grand Final

Excitement looms in Ireland as natives Ailish Considine and Orla O’Dwyer have both been named in tomorrow’s 2021 AFLW Grand Final. Considine’s inclusion will see her play her first AFLW game since round six, coming into the side as a replacement for captain Chelsea Randall (concussion). O’Dwyer, who has had a standout year in just […]