London All-Stars set for VAFA clash!

London All-Stars set for VAFA clash!

This Sunday 15th October sees the return of the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) on English soil after their last visit two years ago.

The VAFA tour Ireland and the UK every two years and have spent 2 weeks in Ireland so far having played 3 matches of International Rules against Bishopstown, Tuam Stars and Donaghmore Ashbourne. They now make their way to London to take on an AFL London representative side in a hit-out of traditional Aussie Rules.

The London All-Stars are made up of players from the AFL London league which plays over the summer months in the capital. AFL London (formly BARFL) played its first season in 1990 with 8 clubs participating. The 2017 season saw 3 men’s and 2 women’s divisions played for the first time in the competitions 28-year history.

The side had their final training run on Thursday night and are in good shape heading into Sunday’s match. The match will be played at the picturesque King’s Meadow in Reading with both sides making the journey on the team bus on Sunday morning.

Belushi’s in Hammersmith will be hosting the two sides and supporters on Sunday night for all of those footy fans in the capital looking to join in on the post-game action.

Full details for the day can be found on the Facebook event page HERE and to check up on how the VAFA have been travelling jump onto their Facebook page HERE

Squads for the match can be found below.

London All-Stars
Tim MenziesWest London Wildcats
Geoff RouseWandsworth Demons
Matt WoodNorth London Lions
Evan JohnsonWest London Wildcats
Mack WilliamsWest London Wildcats
Paul FryNorth London Lions
Ben DuranceWandsworth Demons
Matt DeclerWandsworth Demons
Adam JeffreyWandsworth Demons
Will AndrewWandsworth Demons
Jared RisolWest London Wildcats
Matt PattersonNorth London Lions
Jack CrameriNorth London Lions
Sam BowlerWandsworth Demons
Josh BeattieWandsworth Demons
Alex WatsonWandsworth Demons
Eamon JenkinsNorth London Lions
Keith Della-VedovaWest London Wildcats
Guy McGrathSouth East London Giants
Tom HoganSouth East London Giants
Jack CornwallFree Agent
Daniel CliffordWest London Wildcats
Riccardo Ribas LeumannWandsworth Demons
Andrew DennisWandsworth Demons
Jack ThrelfallNorth London Lions
Jack NoonanNorth London Lions
Emergencies
Alan TobinWandsworth Demons
Jim RileySouth East London Giants
Trevor BaustSouth East London Giants
Coaching Panel
Francis CaldowWandsworth Demons
Chad SellengerWest London Wildcats
Daniel VendittiNorth London Lions
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jay TreloarNorth London Lions

 

VAFA Representatives
George BurburyOld Geelong
Alexander ArmstrongOld Melburnians
Liam WhelanAquinas
Brodie McLaughlinBullen Templestowe
Sam HibbinsCollegians
Christian CarnovaleHampton Rovers
Alexander MastromannoOld Brighton
Nicholas Reeves-SmythOld Ivanhoe
Thomas CameronOld Melburnians
Denis SymeopoulousOld Xaverians
Louis DentonOld Xaverians
Nicholas NagelPowerhouse
James MussterPrahran Assumption
Christopher HughesSt Bernard’s
Luke Di LizioSt Bernard’s
Edyn SibbaldSt Bernard’s
Thomas JokSt Kevin’s OB
Michael DolanSt Mary’s Salesian
Lachlan DornaufUniversity Blacks
Tyrone BeanUniversity Blacks
Michael CulliverWestbourne Grammarians

 

Umpiring Squad
Oscar AyyadiAFL London Umpires
Josh DaveyAFL London Umpires
Cai DaviesAFL London Umpires
Chris GoodmanAFL London Umpires
Dom NahonAFL London Umpires
Hayden O’ConnorVAFA Umpires Association