AFL Europe Trivia with Belushi’s – #14

Think you’re the smartest Australian Football fan in Europe?

Take on our weekly AFL Europe Trivia, presented by Belushi’s, for your chance to win a Beer and Burger Voucher to redeem at any Belushi’s Bar.

Winner’s from each week’s Trivia will also go into the draw to win 2-night’s Accommodation For Two People at any St. Christopher’s Inns across Europe.

You’ve only got one shot and just three minutes to complete it!

Submissions must be in by Wednesday 22nd of July 11:59PM (BST) to be eligible to win.

The winner will have the highest score in the quickest time.

Make sure to provide your details at the end of the quiz to submit your answers and go in the running to win.

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QUIZ #14

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The 2015 women’s Euro Cup was won by who?

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The Baltic Cup in September 2019 was held in which country?

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Adelaide Crow Rory Sloane has a career high of how many disposals (in one game)?

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Which of the following is included under the ‘one percenter’ stat category?

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Which player won North Melbourne’s 2020 AFLW Best & Fairest award?

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Who finished on top of the AFL ladder at the end of the 2019 home and away season?

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Kiara Bowers from Fremantle averaged a competition high of how many tackles per game in 2020?

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8 / 10

The Berlin Crocodiles primary guernsey colours consist of?

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AFL star Shaun Burgoyne played his 100th game with which club?

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Conor McKenna has currently kicked how many goals in his AFL career?

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Race to the MCG – Week Four Review

IT’S BEEN just one month of our Race to the MCG competition and some teams are already approaching the halfway mark!

Week four saw a number of competitors improve from week three, as 36 of them muscled through to run over 100km.

The top sides in Wales (men’s) and Germany (women’s) have continued to impress, recording their highest weekly tallies to date.

In the women’s competition, all seven teams have once again surpassed their week one benchmark and remain in the draw to win free entry into the 2021 Euro Cup.

There has been no positional changes on the women’s ladder as Germany, who had seven runners achieve 100km last week, maintain a steady lead from the rest of the competition.

The two UK sides don’t sit far apart in 2nd and 3rd, and in 5th and 6th, less than 100km separate Sweden and France.

Wales have maintained some mighty efforts over the past two weeks which has left AFL Wales president James Gibson extremely impressed.

“We thought this was a monster challenge and that sustaining anything more than 50km a week would be tough… but now a 10km morning walk has become routine and a good stretch of the legs,” said Gibson.

Both the men’s and women’s Welsh teams are made up of current and past players and coaches, which Gibson said has been beneficial for the AFL Wales community.

The drive for Wales to succeed in this competition goes beyond internal competition’s and the chance at a brand new playing kit, thanks to O’Neills, as they are now raising money for the Jacob Abraham Foundation. The Wales teams have pledged to donate 10p per kilometre they achieve.

On finishing the race and achieving first position, Gibson remains positive in Wales chances.

“We seem to have developed a healthy rivalry with both Scotland teams… it will be good to play them in a game of footy sometime soon too.

“All in all, we’re confident we can sustain our current efforts albeit exhausting!”

In the men’s competition, things are heating up at the top of the table as Germany, Scotland and Wales post their highest scores yet.

The three teams, as well as Austria and Poland, are the only teams to now remain in the draw to win free entry into the 2021 Euro Cup.

Improving on their week three total, Sweden have managed to jump three positions on the weekly ladder, as both they and France edge their way closer to Ireland on the overall leaderboard.

Since the start of the competition, the Austrian men’s is the only (men’s or women’s) team to have continued to improve on each weekly total.

AFL Austria president Martin Schittegg has been pleased with their results and shared with us some information on the team.

“At the moment, there are mostly active players in our team however we were able to motivate some of our legends to set off with us on our journey towards Melbourne,” said Schittegg.

Austria have been unable to field a full team of 30 however remain positive on competing in the big race.

“The boys motivate themselves internally by developing small private duels… everyone wants to go further than each other.

“We definitely still want to improve and we want to reach at least the Mediterranean Sea before the first clubs finish the race!”

Share with us your journey to the Melbourne Cricket Ground by tagging @AFLEurope and using the hashtag #RACETOTHEMCG.

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2020 marks O’Neills fifth consecutive year as the official Apparel Partner of AFL Europe. Over the five years, the entire team at O’Neills have been extremely supportive of AFL Europe and contributed to promoting the game by ensuring teams are provided with quality playing gear and equipment.

Jackson Jones – AFL Europe

PSS Presents: Around the Grounds – Socials Edition #15

Featuring the best online posts from the AFL Europe community, PSS International Removals Presents: Around the Grounds – Socials Edition.

Last week, the AFL Europe social channels were filled with footy content as we saw Switzerland and Germany able to host their own match days, while players around the United Kingdom have been welcomed back to training.

In light of revised government guidelines, the Nottingham Scorpions were quick to get back out onto the park last week!

The Scorpions were one of many excited teams to resume training and were out in full force on the weekend, holding their first training since lockdown.

If your club is now allowed to resume training, we ask that you please do so safely.

A number of helpful guidelines for yourself, your coach and your team can be found here; Return to Training Recommended Protocols, Return to Training Posters & Training Attendance Register.

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Over to Northern Ireland and it’s the Belfast Redbacks who too are back into the swing of things.

The Redbacks held training on Thursday night, and we must say all players look very glad to be back!

The team have asked that if you are interested in attending one of their trainings that you please let them know beforehand via their Instagram page (below).

Last weekend in Germany saw the inaugural Cologne League kick off, as three mixed-gender teams competed against each other in a 9-a-side tournament.

It seemed to be a thrilling day of football, with two games decided by less than a goal.

The day also marked what would have been “Janine Round” in the regular AFL Germany season. Along with many other clubs around Germany, the teams in the tournament wore Janine’s favourite colour (pink).

They were also very fortunate to have Janine’s mum at the ground, cheering on from the sidelines and later presenting her new initiative: Don’t Drink and Drive – Go Pink For Life.

The tournament raised more than €500.

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On Saturday, we had the first gameday of the inaugural Cologne League – and what a blast it was!! Three mixed-gender teams, the Deutz Dingos, Sülz Sharks, and Ehrenfeld Platypi faced each other off in a 10-minutes-a-quarter, 9-a-side tournament. After this long Corona break, you could feel how much everyone was enjoying going for the footy, the contests, and the tackles resulting in three spactacular and tense games, with the Sharks coming out on top. Final Scores: Dingoes defeat Platypi (31 – 28) Sharks defeat Dingoes (51 – 27) Sharks defeat Platypi (35 – 30) Excited for the coming gamedays of the Cologne League and very happy that we are able to carefully and responsibly start playing again!! The day also marked what would have been the "Janine Round" in a regular AFLG season. The day was established to remember Janine, one of our club's and the German League's most active, successful, and passionate female players who tragically lost her life to a drunk driver. Along with many other teams around Germany, we sported Janine's favorite color pink and were very fortunate to have her mum at the ground to cheer us on and to present her new Initiative Don't drink and Drive – Go Pink for life. Over the day, we raised more than 500€ for the initiative and are looking forward to support it in the future as it is such an important cause – accidents as a result of drunk diving make up 10% of all traffic accidents and result in more than 16,000 people injured and 260 lives lost annually in Germany. Visit the initiative's website and instagram for more information and spread the word. #footyfamily #footy #aflg #colognegermany #sport #gopinkforlife #pink

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Switzerland have seen their first competitive match take to the field in 2020, with the Basel Dragons hosting the Winterthur Lions in a practice match last Saturday.

A five-goal first quarter for the Dragons saw them hit the lead early, holding on to outlast the Lions by just three points.

Basel are looking for more players to get involved so feel free to message them through Facebook and get along to one of their training sessions (every Wednesday from 6:15PM at the field in Rothausstrasse in Muttenz).

Posted by Basel Dragons AFC on Sunday, July 12, 2020

Last weekend saw Wandsworth Demons near the end of their big month of fundraising for Fight MND.

The ‘Big Freeze on the C’ campaign begun on the 8th of June in support of Fight MND and finding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.⁣ ⁣⁣

The campaign has seen Demons players participate in a 24-hour walk around Clapham Common, sell merchandise, take part in multiple ice bucket challenges, host a raffle and much more!

The events have raised over £5000 in what has been an enormous effort by all involved.

And there’s still time to donate! Click here for more info.

With several games and trainings over the last two months, Australian Football in Croatia continues to progress during these tough times.

The Zagreb Panthers are making the most of the good weather in Croatia and have been very much honing their skills.

Scroll through their Instagram post below to see some superb goal kicking!

The Manchester Mosquitoes have begun preparing for what has been quoted by the Mosquitoes Facebook as “match of the century”.

On Saturday September 12, two teams picked by Mozzies captain’s Liam Burns & Tim Gower, will go head-to-head at Burnage Stadium.

Over the next few weeks, the Mosquitoes will be sharing player profiles and hosting a live draft night, talking to the respective captain’s about their teams and following the preparation of individual players as they get ready for the match.

See below for the first release of their player profiles. It’s not too late if you want to get involved, simply send them a message via Facebook!

Posted by Manchester Mosquitoes on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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AFL Europe Trivia with Belushi’s – #13

Think you’re the smartest Australian Football fan in Europe?

Take on our weekly AFL Europe Trivia, presented by Belushi’s, for your chance to win a Beer and Burger Voucher to redeem at any Belushi’s Bar.

Winner’s from each week’s Trivia will also go into the draw to win 2-night’s Accommodation For Two People at any St. Christopher’s Inns across Europe.

You’ve only got one shot and just three minutes to complete it!

Submissions must be in by Wednesday 15th of July 11:59PM (BST) to be eligible to win.

The winner will have the highest score in the quickest time.

Make sure to provide your details at the end of the quiz to submit your answers and go in the running to win.

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QUIZ #13

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Moving to Australia at the age of three, GWS Giant Aidan Corr was born in which European country?

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2020 AFLW B&F winner, Maddy Prespakis, was taken at which pick in the 2018 draft?

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Brody Mihocek from Collingwood has European heritage of which country?

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4 / 10

What is the most goals Eddie Betts has kicked in an AFL game?

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Which team won the 2016 AFL CNE premiership?

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Milestone men Gary Ablett and Joel Selwood recently achieved how many career games?

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The Convicts, Red Eyes and Giants were formed to take part in which AFL league in Europe?

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Which of the following players earned their first All-Australian selection in 2019?

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How well do you know your AFL commentators... Brian ‘BT’ Taylor has been known to say which of the following?

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The below guernsey belongs to which team in Europe?

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North Munster prepare for AFL Ireland debut

‘Newest Team in Town’ introduces some of the upcoming Australian Football clubs who have recently joined their respective league’s around Europe.

Reporter for AFL Europe, James Brosnan, recently spoke with club founder and footy operations manager of the North Munster Kangaroos, Brian Currane, as the Roos assemble for their AFL Ireland debut in late July.

The North Munster Kangaroos are busy preparing for their first competitive men’s match as the AFL Ireland season gets underway in just over two weeks.

The Kangaroos formed in early 2019 and were building momentum ahead of their 2020 debut season before the COVID-19 lockdown.

Based in the south of Ireland, the Kangaroos are the first Irish club created with both men and women teams and the first new men’s team to join the Irish competition in over nine years.

Club founder and Football Operations Manager, Brian Currane, said he created the Kangaroos to help grow the game in Ireland.

“We only had four men’s teams for the last six or seven years and we would have had seven or eight in the mid 2000’s. A few teams just died off with not having the people to run the clubs,” he said.

As a regional team rather than a city based team, the Kangaroos will try to attract players with training sessions and matches across North Cork and the counties of Kerry, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.

“We are going to move around the area to suit the region that it is.

“We will probably have four different home venues but that’s to spread the game and the news of AFL in the Munster region.

“The club has had a number of taster sessions across the region late last year, including one on the beach, attracting good numbers prior to the lockdown.

Play AFL in 2020 with Ireland’s newest AFL Club. North Munster Kangaroos are recruiting players for the upcoming AFL…

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“There has been a lot of people show interest over the last six to eight months through social media pages and word of mouth. Numbers-wise, the plan will be to have 15-16 guys a game with the league here in Ireland only being a 14-a-side competition this season.”

Prior to the current COVID-19 pandemic putting a stop to all sporting activity in March, the Kangaroos were looking forward to what would have been an exciting year competing in both the AFL Ireland Men’s Premiership and also the AFL Ireland Women’s competitions.

Following the recent easing of restrictions, the AFL Ireland men’s committee have announced that this year’s league will now run in a shortened format, kicking off on July 25.

The Kangaroos have been handed the massive task in their first match, a five-hour away trip to take on the current league champions, Belfast Redbacks.

The league will run through to the end of September before preliminary finals at the start of October.

Brian has over two decades of Aussie Rules experience to lean on when helping establish the Kangaroos.

As well as being the current coach of the Irish Warriors men’s national team, he also created the Cork-based Leeside Lions way back in 2000.

Brian’s brother Michael Currane is also heavily involved in the national setup, overseeing the growth of the women’s game which has taken significant steps in the past three years.

The rapid growth of the women’s game is something that the Kangaroos will look to replicate.

“The women’s game in Ireland is absolutely flying at present. They have gone from having around 20 players back in 2017 to now just under 250 players on a regular basis,” Brian said.

Coach Currane (pictured far right) at the 2019 European Championships.

Coach Currane (pictured far right) at the 2019 European Championships.

The Kangaroos plan to resume talks later this year with a couple of universities in Tralee and Limerick in the view of linking up with the club.

The club has plans in place for some ‘Winter 7’s Footy’ during the off-season later this year too.

The format will include a number of feeder clubs/teams that will be set up in strategic areas throughout the region to compete in a North Munster league, all leading to the growth of playing numbers for the Kangaroos men’s and women’s teams next year and beyond.

Watch out as the North Munster Kangaroos take a massive leap into AFL Ireland and AFL Ireland Women’s competitions.

To learn more about the North Munster Kangaroos, or to find your Newest Team in Town, check out our Find Your Club page.

 

James Brosnan – AFL Europe

Irish Watch: AFL Round 4 & 5 Review

IT HAS been a big fortnight in the footy world with the development of COVID-19 in Victoria seeing all ten of its clubs move on into hubs in the northern states, in a bid to keep the 2020 season afloat.

As the game continues to fight through these uncertain times, club’s have continued to embrace the unfamiliar nature of the season and fight on with some really interesting developments beginning to arise on the field.

Whether it’s the rise of the Gold Coast Suns and St Kilda or the inconsistency of Richmond and Collingwood, the season thus far has had it all.

With so much happening over the past two weeks, our Irish boys continued to battle hard and flourish in some very tough encounters.

Round four would only see three Irish players take the field, as Colin O’Riordan unfortunately missed out on selection for Sydney’s Thursday night clash with the Bulldogs.

O'Connor muscles his way through. Photo: AFL Photos.

O’Connor muscles his way through. Photo: AFL Photos.

However, it would see a career best performance from young Geelong defender Mark O’Connor as a rise in confidence saw him defend hard and also influence the game on the offensive end.

In what was a standout performance from the Geelong back six, O’Connor was critical in keeping Melbourne’s dangerous small forwards at bay with his ability to match them on the ground and monster them in the air, resulting in absolutely zero opposition influence.

Picking up an almost match high 20 disposals, O’Connor was everywhere at the G’ as we saw just how much he has improved in a short period of time.

Along with being able to find the ball, it was super impressive to see how O’Connor used it as he went at an elite 80% disposal efficiency, with many of his touches resulting in positive passages of play for the Cats.

He also took a match high 14 marks, which in a time reduced game is an extraordinary effort and further shows his rise into one of the competition’s premier small defenders.

The Gold Coast Suns continued their good form in round four as they extended their winning streak to three with a 13-point win over Fremantle at Metricon Stadium.

With young guns Touk Miller, Jack Lukosius and Jack Bowes leading the way, the Suns continued to play the attacking and fun brand of football that has endeared them to many across the country.

Complementing this host of young stars, the Suns have also had a tight group of veterans all play major roles, including dashing defender Pearce Hanley.

One of the few experienced players in the Suns back six, Hanley was again critical in this match as he stood up in the big moments and organised his younger defensive colleagues exceptionally.

Despite only picking up 10 disposals for the night, it was his work away from the ball that had a major impact on his team’s ability to claim the four points and keep their momentum going.

His cool head and ability to make smart decisions with ball in hand were two particular highlights of his game as he continues to help nurse this crop of exciting youth.

Moving into round five it was excellent to see O’Riordan instantly recalled for the Swans crucial clash with West Coast at Metricon Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Transitioning into more of a defensive role in the back pocket, O’Riordan was tasked with quelling the influence of the Eagles’ dangerous group of small forwards.

Playing as a pure lockdown defender for the first time in his career at AFL level, he took to the job well with his ability to spoil and outmuscle his opponents a particular highlight of his performance.

Despite only picking up seven disposals, coach John Longmire would be pleased with his defensive intensity and ability to play his role within the Swans back six.

On what was unfortunately a poor day for Sydney, O’Riordan should be buoyed by his performance as he hopes to lock down a permanent position in the side.

Tuohy pre-game. Photo: AFL Photos.

Saturday afternoon would also include a huge clash between Geelong and the Gold Coast, with three Irish players lacing up the boots at GMHBA Stadium.

Looking to keep their great form rolling, the Suns would be rocked early by a shoulder injury to young star Matt Rowell, who unfortunately looks likely to miss the remainder of the season.

Despite the loss of their star midfielder, Gold Coast cracked in all day staying in the contest until deep in the last term when the Cats got away to claim a 37-point victory.

One of the standouts from the home side was Zach Tuohy, as he continued his outstanding start to the season.

Picking up 20 disposals and five marks, Tuohy was once again a constant presence on the outside for Geelong with his ability to make space and break the lines crucial to his sides ability to break the game open.

Using the ball at an impressive 65%, Tuohy’s decision making was superb as teammates constantly looked for him to get the ball out of the defensive 50.

Back to near career best form, it is great to see the Irish veteran play such a key part in the early season success of his team.

Zac Standish – AFL Europe

 

Race to the MCG – Week Three Review

WEEK three of Race to the MCG may well have been the toughest week of competition to date.

If they aren’t already, runner’s legs will be beginning to tire as we creep up on a third of the way through the distance to the MCG.

However, it hasn’t stopped our teams just yet, as once again they’ve managed to outdo themselves with a new competition week-high of 16,466km!

In the men’s, just six teams remain in the draw to win free entry into the 2021 Euro Cup, whereas all seven team’s in the women’s comp have once again surpassed their week one benchmark.

The women’s competition put on their best week yet, totalling 6,882km as four teams reached 1,000km.

France, Sweden and Switzerland have upped the pace as their top runners neared the 100km mark, and five teams managed to improve on their totals from week two.

Week three for Welsh runner Sophie. W was superb, becoming the first runner in the women’s to run 200km in a week (201.4km).

Not far behind were Jana. E from Germany on 160.2km and Vikki. B from Scotland with 149.9km. See the leaderboards below.

Croatia have put on some consistent efforts over the past two weeks, keeping up with the top three in teams Germany, Scotland and Wales.

Ria. S from Croatia ran 107.8km in week three while Ma. S had a staggering 2,950m elevation gain.

Head Coach Dinko Irsag has been pleased with Croatia’s performance and spoke to us about what is driving the girls to win.

“The Croatian women’s team is made up of mostly players, with an additional four from our community (to get the maximum available numbers),” Irsag said.

“We have an internal competition where the overall winner for the most kilometres covered will receive a gift package from our Association.

The team had set a challenge of completing the 16,900km distance in under 16 weeks but since have had to overcome a number of hurdles, including final exams. Irsag however remains confident that his team can achieve it.

“This is a marathon and it’s important to keep consistency, but it helps increasing the kilometres on a weekly level.

“If we continue like this, I think we can make our initial plan of under 16 weeks. Fingers crossed.”

Week three of the men’s competition has sparked a new leader!

Wales’ performance in the past week has seen them ever so slightly edge their way ahead of UK rivals, Scotland.

Three runners ran over 200km in week three as James. G from Wales (215.5km) once again finished in the top three runners, followed by teammate Kim. S (214.7km).

But it was David. K from Scotland who withstood all, running an outstanding 235.5km.

Austria and Poland showed improvements from their week two totals and join Germany, Scotland, Switzerland and Wales as the six teams to surpass their week one benchmark.

Week three brought out the most in some of our runners as individual distance records were broken in both the men’s and women’s competitions.

We’ve also seen particular teams begin to evenly distribute their team’s overall output of kilometres ran, with a more consistent spread across the board.

Which strategy will sustain over the long run and take your country to the MCG the fastest?

Share your journey with us on socials by tagging @AFLEurope in your posts and hashtagging #RACETOTHEMCG.

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2020 marks O’Neills fifth consecutive year as the official Apparel Partner of AFL Europe. Over the five years, the entire team at O’Neills have been extremely supportive of AFL Europe and contributed to promoting the game by ensuring teams are provided with quality playing gear and equipment.

Jackson Jones – AFL Europe

PSS Presents: Around the Grounds – Socials Edition #14

Featuring the best online posts from the AFL Europe community, PSS International Removals Presents: Around the Grounds – Socials Edition.

Ticking over the first half of the year, it’s time to jump on social media to see how the AFL Europe community have been keeping busy in July.

That new team excitement continues to brew in Germany and Poland as two recently created teams are on the hunt for new players.

Located north of Hamburg and not far from the Danish border, the Kiel Koalas have officially joined AFL Germany.

The Koalas are up and about, already holding their inaugural training session just last Wednesday.

Trainings will continue on Wednesday’s so make sure to message them below if you’re keen to get involved!

Recruitment is underway in Wroclaw, Poland as they look to form their own team.

Even if you don’t know the rules of the game, Wroclaw want you involved and are willing to teach you everything about the sport!

They’re hoping to hold their first training session soon so make sure to message them if you’re interested.

You may even get the chance to represent Poland at future AFL Europe tournaments!

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Posted by Futbol Australijski we Wrocławiu on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Just yesterday AFL Europe launched the brand new Coaching Development Series.

The program aims to further educate coaches around Europe and is set to occur every Sunday over the next three months with guest speakers from Australia.

Special thanks to our Education Partner, anzuk Education for bringing this program to life.

In the first session, we were joined by over 100 coaches who were all ears for special guest speaker, Andrew Horsfield.

With footy in Ireland on track to return, the Leeside Lions have shared the announcement of their 2020 club captains via their Instagram.

Congratulations to the new co-captains of the Lions, Paul and James!

Both players have been members of the Irish Warriors development squad and look excited to lead the club once footy resumes.

Props to the Waterland Eagles for giving us this quick insight into one of their training’s.

In the video, coach Tyson helps a few of their local players understand the weight and motion of the Australian football when perfecting a handball.

All three players seem to pick it up straight away!

In Northern Ireland, the Belfast Redbacks have finally returned to training!

Just last Thursday the team held their first training since lockdown, and are already preparing to defend their All-Ireland crown in an attempt to go for three in a row.

The Redbacks have asked if any new players are interested in attending a session that they please contact their page first as there will be restrictions upon entering the ground in regards to coronavirus.

The sun was shining in France when the Lille Eagles held their training last week.

The team was recently allowed to return to training in accordance with the government’s guidelines.

The Eagles also recently featured in our ‘Newest Team in Town’ series as the newest team to join France. Take a read!

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AFL Europe Trivia with Belushi’s – #12

Think you’re the smartest Australian Football fan in Europe?

Take on our weekly AFL Europe Trivia, presented by Belushi’s, for your chance to win a Beer and Burger Voucher to redeem at any Belushi’s Bar.

Winner’s from each week’s Trivia will also go into the draw to win 2-night’s Accommodation For Two People at any St. Christopher’s Inns across Europe.

You’ve only got one shot and just three minutes to complete it!

Submissions must be in by Wednesday 8th of July 11:59PM (BST) to be eligible to win.

The winner will have the highest score in the quickest time.

Make sure to provide your details at the end of the quiz to submit your answers and go in the running to win.

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QUIZ #12

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2x time West Coast Eagles premiership player, Glen Jakovich, has European heritage from which country?

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Who were premiers of the 2018 Stockholm Australian Rules Football Federation?

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How many International Cups have the men’s and women’s Irish national teams won combined?

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Which team has won the most AFL Europe Champions League trophies?

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At the end of Round 4 (2020), who finished on top of the AFL ladder?

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Which Irishman has played the most VFL/AFL games?

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Which of the following teams are not nicknamed ‘Swans’?

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Which of these teams played in their inaugural AFLW season in 2020?

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What is the highest score kicked in an AFLW match?

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anzuk Education sign on as Education Partner for 2020 & 2021

AFL Europe are pleased to announce that anzuk Education will sign on as official Education Partner through 2020 and 2021.

anzuk Education is a leading recruitment agency placing teachers, support staff and community leaders into schools and nursery settings across the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada & the US.

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anzuk Education offer roles for teaches, teaching assistants and support staff who are looking for temporary or permanent work. They provide search and selection for executive level managers, recruit support staff and supply permanent educators, casual educators and support staff for early childhood.

“We are thrilled to have Ben and the team from anzuk Education recommit to AFL Europe for the next two years,” said AFL Europe General Manager, Ryan Davey.

“anzuk Education have been a fantastic partner of ours for many years now and during a year with so much uncertainty, it is great to see anzuk Education staying by us.”

AFL Europe & anzuk Coaching Course early 2020.

AFL Europe & anzuk Coaching Course early 2020.

As Education Partner, anzuk Education have come on board to be the key sponsor for AFL Europe’s Coaching Development Series that launches this weekend.

“Our partnership this year comes with even more excitement as we plan to launch our Coaching Development Series that is only made possible thanks to our Education Partner, anzuk Education.

“This program will see over 100 AFL coaches from across Europe participate in a 12-week online development program. Our coaches will hear from a new presenter each week, all of which are experts in their field and have significant experience in the AFL industry in Australia.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our coaches to develop their own coaching skills, develop their players, develop their team and of course, develop the game of AFL throughout Europe.

“We couldn’t do this without incredible partners like anzuk Education.”

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Joy Bayliss, Marketing Manager of anzuk Education, shared anzuk’s excitement on the recent announcement.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the exceptional team at AFL Europe for the next two years,” said Bayliss.

“We have seen multiple success stories from teachers, teaching aids and even internal staff members who have used this platform to excel and develop in their coaching careers.

“The skills developed throughout this program are invaluable in leading a young group of children to their highest potential; a fundamental skill our educators have gained which has positively impacted the learning and development of children in UK classrooms.”

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If you are currently in the UK and looking for either short-term or permanent teaching work, anzuk Education are always recruiting.

Please send your CV through to Joy Bayliss at joy.b@anzuk.education/uk and follow them on Facebook (@anzuk.uk), Twitter (@anzuk_uk) and Instagram (@anzuk.education.uk)