Festival of Football
Location: Across Europe
This event invites all governing bodies of AFL in Europe to host a tournament with their local teams in a local city of their choice. The format of each tournament in each country may differ, however all are organised to occur on the same day creating the Festival of Football.
Location: Paris, France
The premiers of each Australian Football league from right around Europe compete for the crown of Europe’s leading club, on a day that sees close to 400 players play across 50+ matches throughout the day. Held annually, usually in early-April.
Current Champions: Amsterdam Devils (Men), Cork Vikings (Women)
Location: Villers-Bretonneux, France
Commemorating the anniversary of the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux that took place during WW1, the men’s and women’s Australian ‘Spirit’ sides go head-to-head with the French national teams to contest the ANZAC Cup. The match honours those Australian’s who fought to reclaim the town from German occupancy on the night of April 24th, 1918, in a victory that was described as the turning point in the war by Sir John Monash.
Current Holders: French Coqs (Men), Australian Spirit (Women)
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
The biggest event for the sport internationally brings together national teams from around the world to compete in a full-scale Australian Football tournament. European teams have a rich history of success and will be eager to add to that at the next International Cup.
Current Champions: Papua New Guinea (Div. 1 Men), Croatia (Div. 2 Men), Ireland (Women)
AFL Europe Grand Final Lunch
Location: Australia House, London, England
Hosted by AFL Europe in conjunction with the Office of the Agent General for South Australia & Adelaide Crows at Australia House in London, the lunch brings together over 200 guests each year to preview the AFL Grand Final a day before the big one takes place in Melbourne.
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
The premier full scale, 18-a-side Australian Football event held in Europe runs across three-days triennially and is a major part of national team preparations ahead of the following years AFL International Cup in Australia.