PSS Presents: Around the Grounds
Each week, AFL Europe will take a look at some of the football highlights around the continent in Around the Grounds presented by PSS International Removals. Here are the standout performances from the weekend’s action.
Will Taylor – AFL Europe
West Lothian making waves in Scotland
A club that is without a doubt rising up the ranks in Scotland, the West Lothian Eagles ARFC hosted a Scottish Sirens Women’s National Team open training session at the Linlithgow Rugby Club on Saturday. Hosting some of the best talent in the nation, 15 females participated in the session that including seven girls who had never trained or played before, but are now signed up with West Lothian. Despite being an official entity for just seven months, the growth of the game is certainly strong in the county with many players consistently training each and every Wednesday. With the side set to enter the SARFL in 2019, the club is playing plenty of practice matches before their official debut in the competition. Their next game comes this weekend against the Glasgow Sharks.
Hawks find their mojo for Ladies Day in Wimbledon
A big win for the Wimbledon Hawks Men’s Premiership side topped off a memorable Ladies Day for the club last weekend. Hosting the London Swans, the Hawks found some of their best footy of the season to win by 22-points a The Nest. Earlier in the day the Hawks women took on the Cardiff Panthers in a friendly while the Hawks conference side played the Reading Kangaroos to start the proceedings on the day.
Final Score (AFL London Men’s Premiership):
Wimbledon Hawks 9.6 (60) defeated London Swans 5.8 (38)
Solna Axemen hold off plucky Swans
In a tight contest up until three quarter time, Solna Axemen got a crucial four points against the Ärsta Swans in Round 6 of the SAFF. Needing a victory to consolidate second spot of the ladder, the favourites clicked into gear early in the fourth quarter to run away 27-point winners against a tough Swans outfit.
Final Score (SAFF):
Solna Axemen 10.9 (69) defeated Arsta Swans 6.6 (42)
AFLG release 2018 Promotional Video
In an effort to continue the growth of men’s and women’s Australian Football in Germany, AFLG have released a promotional video to ensure the game continues to spread across the country. With one of the strongest competitions in Europe and a new women’s side in the Hamburg Dockers, the Germans continue to raise the bar when it comes to delivering Australian Rules in a non-english speaking nation. Check out the video here.
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