PSS Presents: Around the Grounds – Socials Edition #6

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

Good news begins to spark around Europe as restrictions from the COVID-19 outbreak begin to ease, and certain countries find themselves able to get back onto the footy field within a matter of weeks.

In Germany, Rheinland and Dresden are two clubs that are fortunate enough to resume training, however, must do so under certain conditions.

It’s important that it is made clear that both clubs will be following government guidelines by limiting numbers, maintaining at least a 1.5m social distance (no high fives) from one another, sanitising hands and equipment as well as structuring water breaks amongst the group.

If you would like to get involved in any of these training sessions, please contact the clubs to let them know you will be attending so that they can ensure the number of attendees will abide by government guidelines.

We look forward to seeing some of your pictures and videos from training!

Die Tore sind offen und die Wolves zurück im Training. Seit dieser Woche dürfen wir unter Auflagen wieder trainieren….

Posted by Dresden Wolves on Friday, 8 May 2020

Australian Football will also see a return in the Netherlands!

The Waterland Eagles are set to resume training next Monday on the 18th of May.

This will be the first time in almost two months the Eagles will be able to get back onto the park for a training session.

Two of the North London Lionesses players were recently celebrated on TV in Australia for their efforts as paramedics in London.

Sarah and Bec, who featured in week three of Around the Grounds last month, shared with us what their life has been like in these past eight weeks working for the NHS.

The pair were then thanked by the Australian High Commission and surprised with some Australian treats.

The girls soon after presented High Commissioner, George Brandis, with one of their club’s playing tops.

Lionesses!

🚨NEWS ALERT🚨Thanks to Channel 9 and the Australian High Commission in the United Kingdom for continuing to celebrate our AFL London Premiership players and frontline legends! Enjoy the lamingtons Sarah Allen and Becc Stephens! AFL Europe Aussies in London (official) Aussies in London London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Posted by North London Lions on Saturday, 9 May 2020

The Perpignan Tigers are continuing to find new ways to engage with their fans on social media.

The Tigers, on Instagram, have made their own ‘Spot the Difference’ using a previous photo taken at one of their games.

Can you spot the five differences?

The Geneva Jets are working hard to keep fit at home.

The players are eager for footy to return in Switzerland in hope of defending their 2019 premiership.

The players are making sure that when that time comes, they are going to be in top shape!

If a return to training is permitted in your country, please make sure that you are keeping yourselves and your local community safe by strictly following government guidelines.

It is important that we continue to prioritise the welfare of each other and only resume training once it is safe to do so.

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AFL Europe Trivia with Belushi’s – #4

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 13th of May 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.

For all terms and conditions, click here.

Good luck!

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QUIZ #4

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Past AFL player, Tony Liberatore, has European heritage of which country?

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What is the name of AFL Europe’s annual, 9-a-side tournament that University teams throughout Europe are invited to compete at?

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Who was the first Irishman in the AFL to win a premiership?

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In what year, was the first official Australian Football season played in Iceland?

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The first-ever women’s AFL match in London was played between the South-East London Giants and the North London Lions. Do you know what year it occurred?

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The 2019 Euro Cup in Sweden was like no-other and made news across the world… what happened?

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Of these AFL Europe teams, which (as of May 8th, 2020) has the most likes on Facebook?

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What is Brodie Grundy’s highest number of hit outs in a match?

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In 2020, the AFLW played its fourth-ever season. It involved a record-high of how many teams?

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Aside from Croke Park, which venue has hosted the most International Rules Series games?

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Spread all over London and across Europe, Belushi’s Bars and St Christopher’s Inns are Europe’s leading entertainment and accommodation venues that host a variety of Australian and international events.

To find your closest Belushi’s Bar, click here.

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AFL Europe Trivia with Belushi’s T&C’s

AFL Europe has partnered with Belushi’s to bring to you AFL Europe Trivia every Friday!

Each AFL Europe Trivia is launched via the AFL Europe website, and shared to our socials, as a quiz consisting of ten multiple choice questions.

Each quiz will feature questions on AFL Europe leagues and clubs, AFL & AFLW players with European heritage and much more.

By completing the quiz and submitting your answers, you are entering yourself the chance to win a Beer and Burger Voucher to be redeemed at any Belushi’s Bar (once re-opened).

The winner from each quiz will also go into a draw (date TBC) to win 2-night’s Accommodation For Two People at any St. Christopher’s Inns across Europe (once re-opened).

For complete terms and conditions, please read below.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

COMPETITION

  • Each quiz will run on the AFL Europe website and be linked to the AFL Europe Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media accounts.
  • The quiz begins as soon as it is published to the AFL Europe website. It will be shared to our socials accordingly.
  • Each competition will run for six days from the time the quiz begins.
    • Eg. if beginning on Friday the 17th of April, the quiz will end the following week on Wednesday the 22nd of April 11:59PM (BST).
  • The quiz thereafter will stay on the website for participation, but will not accept submissions towards winning.
  • You may complete the quiz as many times as you like, however, we will only accept your first submission towards winning.
  • You have 3-minutes to complete the quiz. If 3-minutes has passed, the quiz will end and only accept the answers you have completed.

WINNING

  • To win, participants must finish the quiz with the highest score, and if it comes down to it, quickest time.
  • If there is an occurrence where participants who have submitted their answers have an equal score and time, participants name’s will go into a draw to decide who is the winner.
  • Participants must submit their details – full name and email – at the end of the quiz to be eligible to win.
  • By submitting your details at the end of the quiz, you are agreeing to have your first name, first initial of your last name and country of residence announced by AFL Europe (should you win) in a post to the AFL Europe Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media accounts.
    • Eg. Congratulations to John S. from Australia for winning last week’s AFL Europe Trivia.

NOTIFICATION

  • The weekly winner will be congratulated and notified via email a day after the quiz has finished. We will also ask if you would like to claim your Beer and Burger Voucher.
  • If the winner does not respond to the email within seven days, no prize will be allocated for that week.
  • The winner will be announced in the same post as the announcement of the next quiz (Friday).
  • All winner’s names from each AFL Europe Trivia will automatically go into the final draw for 2-night’s Accommodation For Two People – date TBC.

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE

  • Once you’ve responded to our email to accept your weekly prize, we will organise delivery of your voucher.
  • With Belushi’s and St. Christophers Inns currently closed, redeeming your voucher’s will have to wait until they re-open.

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Belushi’s and St Christopher’s Inns to continue partnership with AFL Europe

AFL Europe are excited to announce that we will be continuing our partnership with Belushi’s and St Christopher’s Inns in 2020.

With bars and hostels in London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin and more, Belushi’s and St Christopher’s Inns have played an integral part in helping Australian Football grow across Europe.

Belushi’s Marketing Manager, Ben Kelly, is excited to see the partnership between AFL Europe and Belushi’s continue in 2020.

“We’ve seen the partnership between AFL Europe and Belushi’s flourish over the past few years,” said Kelly.

“We’ve teamed up to promote AFL across Europe with events for the finals and the Grand Final which see more and more interest every year.

“We’ve been particularly impressed by the impact of the sport on non-Australians with teams formed in pretty much every country we operate in, who love to join for a beer after a day’s play.”

Belushi’s have provided teams after AFL Europe events and tournaments a safe and fun place to get together and socialise, putting on plenty of food, drinks and music, as well as streaming AFL matches.

With the continued partnership, Belushi’s will obtain naming rights to AFL Europe’s new weekly Trivia, which will now feature prizes to be won.

“We think the weekly trivia organised by AFL Europe is a great idea to keep people having fun whilst they’re isolating at home,” Kelly said.

“We’re happy to offer some prizes and will be giving it a go ourselves!”

AFL Europe General Manager, Ryan Davey, is overjoyed to see AFL Europe and Belushi’s partner up for another year.

“Belushi’s and St Christopher’s Inns have been a great supporter of AFL Europe for an number of years now, and play a big part in the growth of Australian Football throughout Europe,” said Davey.

“Throughout the partnership, they have been a great host for our after parties, as well as providing accommodation for travelling players through St. Christopher’s Inns Hostels.

“When players can get together and socialise at such events, it sparks conversation about Australian Football and the game in Europe which has been growing the sport noticeably across the international landscape.

“Once AFL resumes in Australia, we will be encouraging all AFL fans across Europe to drop into a Belushi’s Bar to catch all the action on their big screens – there is no better place to watch AFL in Europe.”

Keep your eyes out for the new AFL Europe Trivia with Belushi’s tomorrow, but for now, check out Belushi’s via their Facebook @belushis.bars and Instagram @belushis to keep up with all of their news and events!

PSS Presents: Around the Grounds – Socials Edition #5

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

As we set foot into the month of May, let’s take a look to see what the club’s around Europe have been getting up to!

As of May 3rd, the Sussex Swans will be walking, running and cycling a total distance of 1,800km to raise awareness for one of their club member’s newborn baby girl, Mahli.

#TogetherForMahli will see the Swans cover the distance from the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Victoria to a children’s hospital in Brisbane, where Mahli is receiving intensive treatment for cancer.

If you would like to read more about Mahli’s story or donate to her family’s GoFundMe page, please click here.

To get involved or to keep track of the Swans’ journey to 1,800km, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

From today, the Sussex Swans will be walking/running/cycling 1,800km – the equivalent distance from Melbourne Cricket…

Posted by Sussex Swans Australian Rules Football Club on Monday, 4 May 2020

Congratulations to Irishwoman, Aisling McCarthy, who has finished fourth in the Western Bulldogs Best & Fairest!

McCarthy was one of the Bulldogs’ highest disposals-getters for the 2020 season, averaging just over 13 touches as well as four tackles per game.

Some good news for Australian Football in Bulgaria as seen in this post by the Sofia Magpies.

Bulgaria’s Health Minister has lifted the ban on visiting national and nature parks outside cities and towns, meaning that footy training for club’s in the country edge a tiny bit closer to returning!

Новини от Park Borisova Gradina. Парковете са отворени, скоро идва ред на тренировките 🙂

Posted by Sofia Magpies Australian Rules Football Club on Monday, 4 May 2020

The Waterland Eagles throwback to the time when they appeared on RTV Purmerend.

A few of the Eagles hopped on the panel to chat about the sport of Australian Football in Purmerend as well as the overall growth of the sport around Europe.

An enormous battle went down between two of AFL Europe’s powerhouse clubs, Wandsworth Demons and West London Wildcats, as the teams took to Strava to compete in an epic endurance race.

Players from Wandsworth and West London had just one week to see which club could out-cycle and out-run the other team… and it has led to some impressive numbers!

Posted by The Wandsworth Demons on Tuesday, 28 April 2020

The competition saw 181 AFL London participants pull their shoes on and get outside (individually) to notch a combined total of over 6000km cycled and 2000km ran.

Congratulations for a huge effort by both clubs, in what was a great way to get the legs moving whilst having some healthy competition in isolation.

Stade Toulousain have travelled back to 2015 when they (at the time, Toulouse Hawks) finished 5th at AFL Europe’s Champions League.

This shot was taken after their win against the Manchester Mosquitos, as they placed fifth overall, the best result of any French club in the history of the tournament.

It’s great to see those at Port Malmo keeping the Australian Football spirit alive and fortunate enough to be allowed to continue training in Sweden!

Right now a lot of our normal routines have been turned upside down. But one thing that is still happening is outdoor…

Posted by Port Malmö Football Club on Saturday, 2 May 2020

Port Malmo are welcoming both past and new players to get down to their trainings for a kick of the footy in some safe, non-contact drills.

If you’re in Port Malmo and are interested in getting involved in Australian Football then why not contact the club or make your way down to one of their trainings on a Tuesday or Thursday!

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AFL Europe Trivia #3

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

Take on our weekly AFL Europe Trivia featuring questions on AFL Europe leagues and clubs, AFL & AFLW players with European heritage and much more.

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

Submissions must be in by Thursday 7th of April 11:59PM (BST) to be eligible to win.

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

Make sure to submit your answers at the end of the quiz by providing your full name and country.

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QUIZ #3

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The name of the 9-a-side tournament that brings together the premiers of each Australian Football league from around Europe?

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Which of these team names is not a registered AFL club in Europe?

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Richmond Tigers player, Oleg Markov, has European heritage of which country?

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Which club finished on top of the AFL ladder at the end of the 2014 regular season?

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The 2019 AFLW grand final brought in a crowd of approximately how many people?

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Which club won the women's Champions League in 2017?

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Who won the 2018 men's Scottish Australian Rules Football League premiership?

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How many drawn grand final's has there been in VFL/AFL history?

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Famous Irish AFL footballer, Jim Stynes, won the Brownlow Medal in what year?

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Who was the last person in the AFL to kick 100 goals in a season?

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My European Heritage | Stephen Coniglio

MOVING out of home at age 17 to become a professional athlete is not a change that would come easy to many.

Growing up in a close-knit Italian family, and with family spread across the world, Giants captain Stephen Coniglio felt like he was leaving everything behind.

“Initially it was quite hard, my nonno (grandfather) moved to Australia in the late 1950’s, and set up home in Perth, Western Australia where a lot of my family still are to this day.

“I grew up my whole life following footy in Western Australia and barracking for West Coast, dreaming of one day playing for them.

“But as I got older I started to think, even if it was for a couple of years, to go somewhere else and experience playing footy away from home, to get out of my comfort zone and to grow as a person.”

Eight year’s later from being picked up by the Giants, Coniglio signed on with GWS for a further seven years, and not long after, was announced captain of the club.

New Giants captain Stephen Coniglio pictured with former captains Phil Davis & Callan Ward.

New Giants captain Stephen Coniglio pictured with former captains Phil Davis & Callan Ward. Picture: Getty Images.

“I had a very close family and bunch of friends back in Perth so yes whilst it was hard, I did quickly come to love Sydney and I’m happy I can now be here forever in my playing days.”

Drafted to the newly formed club in 2011, Coniglio was fortunate enough to debut as one of the first 22 players to pull on the GWS colours in round 1 of the 2012 season.

“The friendships I’ve made from moving to Greater Western Sydney has been one of the biggest highlights of my personal career.”

As the sport of Australian Football grows and spreads across the world, it’s players like Coniglio who we ought to acknowledge.

The Giant has been an AFL Multicultural Ambassador since its beginning in 2014, volunteering to grow the game not just in Western Sydney, but in Europe too.

Both of Coniglio’s parents were born overseas – his father in Italy, and mother in the United Kingdom – where plenty of his family still resides.

“I try to get over there (UK) as much as possible to see my mum’s side, who I’m all still very close with.

“I’ve been speaking to my nonna (grandmother) and my aunty (in Italy) quite frequently to make sure they’re ok. It’s been hard for them to stay inside, but they’ve been doing their best to keep busy.

“They live in quite a small town so they all do their bit to help out one another.”

A young Coniglio at the launch of the AFL Multicultural Ambassador Program in 2014. Picture: Getty Images.

A young Coniglio at the launch of the AFL Multicultural Ambassador Program in 2014. Picture: Getty Images.

The AFL had organised eleven multicultural matches to be played in 2020, with the Giants set to host one against Essendon in round 17.

As a Multicultural Ambassador, Coniglio works amongst some of the league’s most highly respected AFL players to engage people from multicultural backgrounds to connect with the game of Australian Football.

“Majak Daw, Nic Naitanui, Bachar Houli, Adam Saad… we’ve all really stuck together from the start. It’s been a real highlight being able to get together with those guys every year.”

Despite his already impressive list of accomplishments with his time in the AFL, when Coniglio was asked if it ranked highly as personal achievement, he did not hesitate to agree.

“Oh for sure, I think it’s something I’m hoping to continue to do, and not just in Sydney… I’m happy to help wherever I can.

“Over in London last year I managed to catch up with Ryan (Davey) and Oli (Howard) from AFL Europe and we organised to get over to Paris and catch up with a team.”

Whilst representing his Italian and English heritage, Coniglio very much enjoys spending time around home in Sydney and getting involved with the Western Sydney community.

“Western Sydney is as culturally diverse as it gets in Australia and to be able to share my journey with kids as an AFL player (with a different background) has been terrific.

“It’s been great to see some of the kids who have come through… you get to know them past a meet and greet, and listen to them share their own journey’s.”

Coniglio pictured with a school in Western Sydney. Photo: GIANTS Media.

Coniglio pictured with a school in Western Sydney. Photo: GIANTS Media.

In 2019, Coniglio was in fact recognised for his outstanding service to the multicultural youth and community of Western Sydney by being awarded the Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award.

And as to why he does all this, on top of his already busy sporting schedule, he puts very simply.

“I just like giving back to the community, and in particular, getting kids who maybe haven’t played AFL who are very talented, to try the game.”

Participation in Australian Football continues to grow amongst many culture’s both in Australia and overseas.

No matter what your background is, what language you speak or what country you’re from, footy is a game for all, and we encourage you to get in touch with your local club and get involved in Australia’s great game.

Jackson Jones – AFL Europe

PSS Presents: Around the Grounds – Socials Edition #4

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

In what would’ve been a month where several league’s around Europe kicked off their 2020 season’s, this April has been very different for the footy community.

And whilst it can be tough, we must continue to keep indoors and stay safe as football is waiting for us on the other side.

We encourage you all to keep active at home and show us how you’re doing so by tagging us in on socials @AFLEurope.

If you’re after ideas for yourself, then grab a footy and check out the Paris Cocks on Instagram!

The Great Britain Swans jumped on Zoom for another team meeting.

The squad talked game plans and several ways to keep fit in isolation.

If you haven’t already done so, connecting on Zoom is a great way for everyone at your club to all meet online and keep in touch with one another.

The West London Wildcats and Leeside Lions are the latest to join the player feature series on Instagram.

Get to know Julia in the ‘Caged Cats’ series and Cathal from the Lions.

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Next in our Caged Cats series is @juliapgrant, who is one of our many members who works with the NHS. We're so proud of the Wildcat legends working on the frontline and thankful of everything they are doing, so we'll be catching up on how they're doing too! . 🔹️Tell us a bit about your job lately: I work as a radiographer at a private hospital that is in partnership with the NHS at the moment. It has taken on urgent surgical patients so we are being kept on our toes with pre and post operative imaging. All the patients are very appreciative of everything we are doing for them and that is what keeps me motivated to keep going to work Jules also took the time to answer some of our questions: 🔹️What is the first pub you'll visit (and what are you ordering) once lockdown is lifted? 3 Espresso Martinis at Simmons Fulham please and thank you! . . 🔹️Who is the Wildcat you'd most want to be in lockdown with? I actually live with a fellow Wildkitty – @bryannastjack, so she is the chosen one . . 🔹️What music/podcasts have you've been listening to? 'Happy Hour with Lucy and Nikki' is a vibe! Highly recommend to all the chicks (and dudes) who'd love a laugh and casual life advice 👌🏽 . . 🔹️What is your favourite lockdown meal/snack/treat? Homemade brownies 😏 . . 🔹️What is something new (ie hobby, skill) you've tried doing while at home? I've tried to learn to juggle, but I've got the attention span of a child, so that didn't go to plan…much like my journey of self-discovery in 2020 😅 . . 🔹️What are you looking forward to the most when we get back to footy? 100% the socialising!

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Name: Cathal Ó Curráin DOB: 27/04/1998 Born: Yes Nicknames: ‘Kettle’ (not anymore), ‘The Prodigy’ (once by the great Ian Sull) Height: Not tall enough Occupation: Student (Irish & German UCC) Joined Lions: May 2018 Favourite Position: Midfield Aussie Rules Achievements: Fitz Cup 2020 with UCC Bombers, played midfield for the Irish Unis team vs GB Unis 2019, runner up AFL Ireland Premiership 2019 Other Sporting Achievements: Kerry football under 15/16 development squads, County football u16 division 2 championship winning captain, Munster C school football winner, Man of the Match in some u14 football final. AFL Club Allegiance: Hawthorn Hawks 🤎🧡 Other Hobbies: Photography, gym, hiking, watching TikToks, eating Favourite AFL Player: Lance “Buddy” Franklin or Dustin “Dusty” Martin Favourite Lions Player (ever):Ian O’Sullivan 🐐 Best Pick up lines I've used to pull: “here I would defo have been a Kerry minor if I didn’t pull my quad” I'm told I look like: Ed Sheeran (I know, I don’t see it either. You wouldn’t believe the amount of people that told me this) Something people don't know about me: I’ve scored more behinds than goals so far Favourite Motto / Saying / Quote: “yeah nah yeah nah yeah” – Mike Nolan

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If you’re living in Switzerland and interested in playing footy, then this video is for you!

Last week, AFL Switzerland would’ve begun their second-ever Australian Football season, but for now, they are looking to the future and are hoping to still get some games played later this year.

Take a watch and learn how to get involved with any of the five clubs located around the country.

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Today AFL Switzerland would have started their second season in Winterthur. Contrary to last year, the sun shows it‘s best side today. Despite the current international crisis, AFL Switzerland keeps working on a potential shortened season this year. Something which won‘t change though is the promotion of footy in Switzerland which includes our Swiss National Team. We are very proud to have a male and female team representing Switzerland in international competitions since 2019. If you are Swiss and you love doing sports, why not join our squad? It‘s a great opportunity to work out in a team, be part of a big family and represent your country. Thanks everyone who helps to grow this fantastic sport in Switzerland. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us. Stay healthy! Your, Effie. /Head of Women Development/ #AFLSwitzerland #BaselDragons #GenevaJets #AFLRapperswilJona #WinterthurLions #ZürichGiants #AFLCHUmpires #AFLEurope #AFL #VFL #AFLWomens #RapperswilJona #Basel #Geneva #Winterthur #Zürich

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The Dresden Wolves take a look back to when they made German news in 2018.

Saxony TV reporter Lucas Bohme, visited the club to find out what Australian Football was all about.

Lucas explored the history of the footy club, interviewed players and even got involved in a training session to learn a few skills!

(The article can be translated to English through Google Chrome).

Immer noch ruht der Spielbetrieb in der Australian Football League Germany (AFLG), das nutzten wir um einen kleinen…

Posted by Dresden Wolves on Sunday, 26 April 2020

In Australia, the Sydney Swans have taken us through their ‘Player Diaries’ series with Irishman Colin O’Riordan.

Whilst footy is on hold, Colin has been doing his best to keep busy down under through study, working out and keeping in touch with teammates.

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AFL Europe Trivia #2

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

Take on our weekly AFL Europe Trivia featuring questions on AFL Europe leagues and clubs, AFL & AFLW players with European heritage and much more.

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

Submissions must be in by Thursday 30th of April 11:59PM (BST) to be eligible to win.

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

Make sure to submit your answers at the end of the quiz by providing your full name and country.

Good luck!

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QUIZ #2

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Who won the AFL's Rising Star award in 2019?

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Teams from around the world travel to Australia and compete in what major AFL tournament?

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Which club won the senior's premiership in the 2019 AFL Switzerland season?

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How many Marcus Ashcroft Medal’s (best on ground in AFL's QClash between Gold Coast & Brisbane) has Irish star Pearce Hanley won?

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Former Magpie, Alan Didak, has European heritage of which country?

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Which AFLW team had the most wins in season 2020?

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Who is AFL Europe’s official Ball Partner in 2020?

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Which men’s side won AFL Europe’s European Championships in 2019?

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Irish Collingwood women’s star Sarah Rowe averaged how many disposals per game in season 2020?

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Out of these four past AFL players, who has the most career games played?

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PSS Presents: Around the Grounds – Socials Edition #3

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

More ideas for some exercise at home, the #handballchallenge and recognising our brave workers.

The North London Lions took to social media with their own new feature series, recognising their players who have been working on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A big shoutout goes to the Lions girls Sarah and Bec for their brave efforts, as well as everyone else who has been working for the NHS to keep us all safe.

In the first in our series of "Lions on the Frontline" we present two of our 2019 AFL London Premiership players Sarah…

Posted by North London Lions on Thursday, 16 April 2020

The nominee’s for the AFLW Players’ Association Player Awards were released, as six players from each club were nominated across four different categories.

Players from each club voted for who they think was the AFLW MVP, Most Courageous, Best First-Year Player and Best Captain in season 2020 (without voting for their own teammates).

We would like to join AFL Ireland Women’s in congratulating the four Irish players who have been nominated by their clubs for an award.

It’s great to see local club’s around Europe continuing to get involved in challenges and make these fun videos!

Here, the Sussex Swans can be seen keeping their skills sharp whilst at home, doing the #handballchallenge.

Aussie Rules #Handballchallenge

Keeping those #Handballs sharp, even during lockdown…. #sussexswans #swanslove #covid19 #handballchallenge

Posted by Sussex Swans Australian Rules Football Club on Tuesday, 14 April 2020

AFL Finland have brought the Sherrin outside as temperatures are slowly starting to warm up.

Whilst most of us are forced to train at home, here’s a great idea on what to do before a run or as part of your own training.

We’d love to see more ideas like this so make sure to keep sharing these at-home exercises with us on social media!

The Amsterdam Devils journeyed back to 2019, reminiscing on their Champions League victory.

That was the Devils’ first Champions League title, and what a win it was!

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One year ago 😈#CL2019 @dannyradisphotography

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A great pic from Danny Radis, who captures all the best snaps at AFL Europe tournaments and events!

And here he is getting creative on Instagram last week, putting together this awesome set of Wandsworth Demons trading cards.

And to cap it off, the Perpignan Tigers took us sky high in France, looking back at a great goal with this scenic drone footage.

That’s great ball movement, and a great looking pitch!

During these tough times, we strongly encourage everyone to follow the government’s advice by keeping indoors and staying safe.

We’d also like to see what you’re getting up to at home and how you’re keeping involved with footy!

Be sure to tag us in your posts for your chance to feature in Around the Grounds – Socials Edition.

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Jackson Jones – AFL Europe