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AFL England recruits for the UK National Cup

AFL England has announced the introduction of the UK National Cup – a competition that’s the first of it kind in the UK and will include players from all nationalities playing within the English, Scottish, Welsh, University and European Leagues.

The National Cup will be an exciting competition to not only crown the first ever Premiers of the UK, but also for players from different nationalities and teams to learn from one another. Jason Hill, Head of Performance at AFL England, said that the National Cup is a great way to raise the standard of men and women’s footy across the British Isles. The Aussie Rules committees of Scotland Wales were keen to get on board with this fantastic competition and are excited to showcase the talent offered by players within the British Leagues.

A live draft will be held in June for Head Coaches to choose their sides, followed by three rounds of matches and grand finals all taking place during September. For more information and to apply for the draft, click here.

 

Morten Merhoj’s celebrates 100 DAFL Games

It was a massive weekend in the Denmark Australian Football League (DAFL) with matches being played all over Denmark. The Odense Lions played the Port Malmo Maulers in Round 8 of the DAFL – a particularly special game for the Lions as they were celebrating their co-founder, Morten Merhojs, 100th DAFL Game. Luckily for the Lions, they managed to come away from a close match with their first ever win against the Maulers, with the final score reading 59 to 46.

The Farum Cats also played the Helsingborg Saints and made their mark on the game early on. Despite a strong third quarter from the Saints, the Cats managed to run away with a win with a final score of 146 to 79.

12 new AFL Accredited Coaches in Milan

Congratulations are in order for the 12 new AFL Accredited Level 1 Coaches from the CEAFL, who all completed the Coaching Course in Milan this weekend. Special thanks to anzuk Education for supporting the Coaching Courses all across Europe.

Milan was also the host for this weekend’s CEAFL tournament, which saw 5 teams from the Central European league battle it out to top the CEAFL Ladder. Congratulations to the Zagreb Cvjento Dockers, Sesvete Double Blues, North West Eagles, Zagreb Hawks, and the Styrian Downunderdogs who all competed in the tournament.

Huge weekend of footy in London

It’s been yet another big weekend of AFL in London with men’s and women’s premiership and conference matches being played all across the city. The scores are as follows:

Women’s Conference:

Wandsworth Demons defeated the Putney Magpies 6.7.43 v 0.2.2

Men’s Premiership:

Wandsworth Demons beat the South East London Giants 29.15 v 2.4

West London Wildcats narrowly defeated the North London Lions 4.11.35 v 5.3.33

Wimbledon Hawks defeated the London Swans 9.5.59 v 7.6.48

Wimbledon Hawks Ladies Day:

The Wimbledon Hawks put on a cracking event this Saturday with a winning combination of footy, fundraising, and fashionistas. The Ladies Day was a huge success with both men’s and women’s footy matches being played.