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Fitzpatrick Cup

Having played host for the European Championships in August where they successfully defended their title, the Irish were flying high. This was of course followed by a clean sweep in the two match International Rules series where Ireland demolished Australia by the biggest recorded margin in the competition’s history. Accommodating the inaugural Fitzpatrick Cup in […]

The story of the new Odense Lions Danish club

In 2011, Daniel Petrolo and a few other players tried to start a team in Odense in Denmark. This is when the story of the club starts. Due to the lack of players interested in joining the club, the project was even more difficult to build from nothing. Some of the players moved. So from […]

Prince of Wales becomes patron of AFL Europe

AFL Europe announced today that His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, has accepted an invitation to become Patron of the organisation for the next two years, lending his name and support to programs to develop the game, particularly for young people. Prince Charles has a strong interest in developing young people and it is […]

Afterglow – A look back at the Axios Euro Cup in Bordeaux

Wesley Hull The following is a series of questions and answers discussing the recent Axios Euro Cup in France. Locally, Alban Schieber and Frederic Zohar worked tirelessly with their team to put together the event in Bordeaux. In the afterglow of the event, here is their take on what the Euro Cup was, how it […]

Umpiring AFL in Europe

Michael McCormick The men in white who run out alongside the players every game often get overlooked, or even taunted, for their decisions on the field, but without them, the game would simply not be. While the 2010 inaugural European Championships was a milestone for AFL in Europe, it also paved the way for the […]

Dublin To Host Fitzpatrick Cup

The last weekend of October will see Dublin become the centre of the Australian Football World as the Irish capital hosts the second test of the 2013 International Rules series, but there is more activity besides. The AFL Europe annual general meeting and conference will take place in Kilmainham and just a stones throw away, […]

Daniel Flynn – Signed, sealed and ready to deliver

On the 3rd of October 2013, the 20-year-old Irish player Daniel Flynn signed his first 2-year contract with Port Adelaide Football Club as the club’s first international rookie. From his county Kildare in Ireland, this elite underage player was destined to a great career as a Gaelic footballer but has recently made the decision to […]

Zagreb Hawks Premier of the Croatian League

AAFC President, Croatian Knights player and Hawk hero Josip Kravar tells afleurope.org about their recent league premiership. Zagreb Hawks won the Croatian League against our friends from Graz for the first time in our short history from 2006. The Hawks have tried so many times to raise this cup, mostly finishing as runners up, but […]