Around the Grounds is back in 2017. Be sure to send us any information on how your side or competition is tracking along in season 2017!
AFL Russia season opens in sunshine
Moscow State University played host to the AFL Russia season opener with the Saint Petersburg Cats taking on the Lazy Koalas. 50-odd students witnessed the match between the two rival sides.
Andrey Azarov of the Cats was dominant from the first bounce giving his midfielders good service. Good passing skills and powerful kicks by the Koalas’ Australian players gave them the early lead.
London Footy Carnival closes in
It’s under two weeks until the London Footy Carnival takes centre stage in London.
The three-day carnival will see AFL Canada’s development squads, the North Stars and Mindnight Suns, taking on the GB Bulldogs, Welsh Dragons, Wandsworth Demons in the men’s & the GB Swans, Irish Banshees and London All-Stars in the women’s.
It’s set to be a huge weekend of footy. Stay tuned for more information. Schedule below.
ALFA Lions clinch victory in CNFA decider
The ALFA Lions won the CNFA 2016/17 title in a dominant display against last year’s champions, the Paris Cockatoos.
The season finale was played following the Stade Francais vs Racing 92 French Top 14 rugby game at Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris.
The Lions jumped out of the blocks early piling on 39-points to 4 in the first quarter. It was much of the same in the second term as the Lions took a 74-point lead going into the main break and kept the reigning premiers scoreless.
Congratulations to everyone in the CNFA for another great season.
Commemoration Game Wrap
It was a huge weekend of footy down at Chiswick headlined by the 1916 Pioneers Exhibition commemoration game played between last year’s Grand Finalists, the West London Wildcats and Wandsworth Demons.
In what was a tight and physical match the Demons ran away with a 40-point victory. Full match report HERE.
Special thanks to Lizzie Kirkham and the two clubs for their amazing efforts making this game possible.