London Footy Carnival a huge success!
It was a massive weekend of footy in London. The London Footy Carnival welcomed 4 women’s and 4 men’s teams with the AFL Canada Development sides the headline acts.
The Canada men’s side, the North Stars, played three matches in three days against the GB Bulldogs, the Wandsworth Demons Conference side and Welsh Representative side.
They improved with each game and ran away with a win in their final game on Sunday against the Welsh.
The Canadian women, the Midnight suns, played in a round-robin tournament against the GB Swans, Irish Banshees and London All-Stars. Three big days of footy saw the Suns, Swans and Banshees all level with 2-wins a piece.
The Irish Banshees were crowned winners having the greater percentage to claim the 2017 London Footy Carnival Champions trophy.
CNFA Cup of the North
Lyon held the Cup of the North at the weekend with Cergy-Pontoise Coyotes, Paris Cocks and ALFA Lions competing.
The results from the day are as follows:
Coyotes v Cocks: 20-37
Coyotes v Lions: 39-31
Cocks v Lions: 65-10
Cocks v Coyotes: 37-27
Lions v Coyotes: 47-25
Lions v Cocks: 20-60
Paris Cocks were the winner of the Cup of the North with Pierre Lechasles named player of the tournament.
Odense break their player record
It was a big weekend for the Odense Lions who claimed their second victory for the season.
In bigger news, they had a record 22 plyers ready to play against their opponents, the Copenhagen Australian Football Club.
Despite only being allowed to field 18, the Lions rode of the back of this enthusiasm to claim a 72 to 47 victory.
Great to see such large numbers hit the track for the Lions in great news for the DAFL competition.
Kingdom Kangaroos break new ground
It was a historic weekend for the Kingdom Kangaroos in the SARFL competition. Since their inception in the competition back in 2013 the Kangaroos were yet to defeat Scottish footballing powerhouse, the Edinburgh Bloods. That all changed with a convincing four quarter effort giving the Roos a 96 to 51 victory.
The result leaves the SARFL title race wide open after 4 rounds meaning it is one of the closest season the Scots have seen in recent times.
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Crocs finish home tournament on top
The Berlin Crocodiles flexed their muscles in the AFLG competition with two resounding victories at the weekend.
The round 4 fixtures pitted the Crocs against 2016 premiers, the Munich Kangaroos and the Frankfurt Redbacks.
They opened their day with a 98 to 23-point victory over the Redbacks before keeping last year’s premiers to a single goal in a 103-point romping.
Rowan Miegal finished the day with 12 goals to his name in a dominant display up forward.
Vixens training this Sunday
The England Vixens are starting preparations for the 2017 Euro Cup in Bordeaux early with a training session this Sunday in London.
The session will be held at Clapham Common with a 1pm start time. For anyone interested please check out the England Vixens Facebook page for more details.