Match of the Round: A Day Out in Prague

It’s a massive day in Prague this Saturday with the final tournament of the CEAFL, a women’s international friendly and a ‘Come and Try’ taster session all taking place in the Czech capital. 

CEAFL:

It’s the final tournament of the Central European Australian Football League (CEAFL) this weekend where Prague will host the highly competitive six-team tournament.

As a league made up of teams from Italy, Austria, Czech Republic and Croatia and now Switzerland (with some Swiss players competing as part of a mixed team), Saturday promises showcase the highly talented athletes playing Australia’s game in the European continent.

After winning the last two rounds, the Zagreb Cvjetno Dockers are attempting to win back-to-back CEAFL crowns to cap off what has been a remarkable season for the boys from Croatia.

In their way however will be their very familiar rivals the Sesvete Double Blues.

The who will fancy their chances of upsetting the Dockers away from Zagreb.

The competition features two pools of 3 teams.

In Group A, the Sesvete Double Blues, hosts the Prague Dragons and a mixed team including players from the Styrian DownUnder Dogs and Winterthur Lions will all vie for a semi-final birth.

Group B features the Zagreb Cvjetno Dockers, their cross-town rivals the Zagreb Hawks and the best performing team in Italy the North West Eagles.

All teams will play two pool games consisting of 12 minute halves.

The top four teams will then make their way to the semi-finals with the final to take place at 4:00pm local time.

 

CROATIAN QUEENS VS GERMAN EAGLES

Aside from the CEAFL tournament, a women’s international friendly fixture will also feature on Saturday.

This will be played between the Croatian Queens and the German Eagles.

As great preparation leading into the Euro Cup this October, this match will see the girls from both nations put on the boots once again as they continue to promote the women’s game across the continent.

After the German girls competed in a trial match last weekend (North Germany vs South Germany), this match marks the first time an official German girls national team will compete outside the nation.

 

 

TASTER SESSION:

If the men’s competition and women’s international friendly weren’t enough, Prague will also host a ‘Come and Try’ taster session to encourage more individuals to play our game this Saturday. Run by AFL Europe in combination with the Prague Dragons, Aussie Rules Croatia and AFLG Women, this event will aim to showcase why Australian Football is such a popular game with those who involved in the industry.

 

SCHEDULE:

MEN’S TOURNAMENT: 10:00AM – all day

COME AND TRY TASTER SESSION: 12:00PM

WOMEN’S EXHIBITION MATCH: 1:00PM

For more information, please visit the following event page.