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 Menzies West London Wildcats
Geoff Rouse Wandsworth Demons
Matt Wood North London Lions
Evan Johnson West London Wildcats
Mack Williams West London Wildcats
Paul Fry North London Lions
Ben Durance Wandsworth Demons
Matt Decler Wandsworth Demons
Adam Jeffrey Wandsworth Demons
Will Andrew Wandsworth Demons
Jared Risol West London Wildcats
Matt Patterson North London Lions
Jack Crameri North London Lions
Sam Bowler Wandsworth Demons
Josh Beattie Wandsworth Demons
Alex Watson Wandsworth Demons
Eamon Jenkins North London Lions
Keith Della-Vedova West London Wildcats
Guy McGrath South East London Giants
Tom Hogan South East London Giants
Jack Cornwall Free Agent
Daniel Clifford West London Wildcats
Riccardo Ribas Leumann Wandsworth Demons
Andrew Dennis Wandsworth Demons
Jack Threlfall North London Lions
Jack Noonan North London Lions
Alan Tobin Wandsworth Demons
Jim Riley South East London Giants
Trevor Baust South East London Giants
Coaching Panel
Francis Caldow Wandsworth Demons
Chad Sellenger West London Wildcats
Daniel Venditti North London Lions
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jay Treloar North London Lions


VAFA Representatives
George Burbury Old Geelong
Alexander Armstrong Old Melburnians
Liam Whelan Aquinas
Brodie McLaughlin Bullen Templestowe
Sam Hibbins Collegians
Christian Carnovale Hampton Rovers
Alexander Mastromanno Old Brighton
Nicholas Reeves-Smyth Old Ivanhoe
Thomas Cameron Old Melburnians
Denis Symeopoulous Old Xaverians
Louis Denton Old Xaverians
Nicholas Nagel Powerhouse
James Musster Prahran Assumption
Christopher Hughes St Bernard’s
Luke Di Lizio St Bernard’s
Edyn Sibbald St Bernard’s
Thomas Jok St Kevin’s OB
Michael Dolan St Mary’s Salesian
Lachlan Dornauf University Blacks
Tyrone Bean University Blacks
Michael Culliver Westbourne Grammarians


Umpiring Squad
Oscar Ayyadi AFL London Umpires
Josh Davey AFL London Umpires
Cai Davies AFL London Umpires
Chris Goodman AFL London Umpires
Dom Nahon AFL London Umpires
Hayden O’Connor VAFA Umpires Association