PSS Around the Grounds

Belfast Redbacks host ARFLI Carnival

On Saturday, Aussie Rules Football League Ireland (ARFLI) had four premiership teams descend on Belfast for the 4th carnival round so far this season. It was the Belfast Redback’s turn to host the Galway Magpies, South Dublin Swans, and the Leeside Lions.

The hosting Redbacks played matches against the South Dublin Swans and the Galway Magpies and managed to take away wins in both games.


Wildcats’ Nathan Costley hits AFL London milestone

Congratulations to Nathan Costley of the West London Wildcats who played his 100th game for the Cats this weekend. Nathan has been a huge contributor to the Wildcats since first joining 13 years ago, including:

4 x Wildcats Premiership Coach
3 x Wildcats Premiership Player
5 x Raiders Premiership Player
2 x European Champions League Winning Coach (1x as player)
5 x Pre Season Cup Winner (4 as Coach)
2014 BOG GF
2007 Best in Finals
Wildcats Captain
Wildcats Life Member
Member of Raiders team of the first 15 years
Vice President

Well done to Nathan for getting a win for his 100th game and for all his achievements in AFL London!

AFL London kicked off again this weekend after all teams took a much deserved break last week. The results from the AFL London League Round 8 are as follows:

Women’s Premiership:

Wandsworth Demons defeat the Wimbledon Hawks 55-2

Women’s Conference:

West London Wildcats defeat the London Swans 47-2

Men’s Premiership:

Wandsworth Demons defeat the Wimbledon Hawks 78-36.

North London Lions defeat the South East London Giants

West London Wildcats defeat the London Swans

England Dragon Slayers announce Euro Cup 2017 Team

The England Dragon Slayers have selected their squad to compete in the 2017 Euro Cup in Bordeaux this October after holding a trial match this weekend. Congratulations to the all players selected for the English side:

Matthew Whiteley (Huddersfield Rams) Captain
Luke Booth (Huddersfield Rams)
Alex Overton (Huddersfield Rams)
Lewis Ozanne (Huddersfield Rams)
Joshua Kenney (Huddersfield Rams)
Chris Britton (Manchester Mosquitoes)
Andrew Walkden (Manchester Mosquitoes)
Andrew Cochran (Manchester Mosquitoes)
Ashley Swift (Nottingham Scorpions)
Rob Goliah (Nottingham Scorpions)
Martin Kearney (Nottingham Scorpions)
Mark Ireland (Sheffield Thunder)
Si Vardy (Sheffield Thunder)
Micky Kay (Sheffield Thunder)
Anthony Roy Brannigan (Tyne Tees Tigers)
Myles Hudson (Wimbledon Hawks)

Sam Killoway (Sheffield Thunder)
Ian Mitchell (Wolverhampton Wolverines)
James Clayton (Huddersfield Rams)
Chris Thomas (Wolverhampton Wolverines)
Rhys Lincoln (Wolverhampton Wolverines)

Lyon to host the AFL Lions Cup 

The ALFA Lions have announced that they will be hosting the Lions Cup later this year. The Cup will be hosted at Lyon on the 30th of September and will welcome teams from England, Germany, France and Denmark on a quest to find the strongest Lions in Europe!


Umpire at Euro Cup 2017

AFL Europe is on the lookout for Umpires for our upcoming 2017 Euro Cup Tournament!

The Euro Cup takes place on October 7th in Bordeaux, and is a fantastic opportunity for new umpires to umpire alongside experienced AFL Europe Umpires.

Please send your expression of interest to AFL Europe via by Friday the 28th of July for your chance to attend this incredible event, or click here for more information.


AFL Austria celebrates 10th Anniversary 

This weekend in Graz, the AFL teams in Austria celebrated their 10th Anniversary since the first Austrian AFL match was played. The anniversary festivities included a legend’s match with some of the founding players as well as a training match with the player’s children, and finally an extremely close game between the Downunderdogs and the Avalanches to close out a very special day for AFL Austria. Check out our Match of the Round later this week for the full match reports!