PSS Presents: Around the Grounds – Socials Edition #18

Featuring the best online posts from the AFL Europe community, PSS International Removals Presents: Around the Grounds – Socials Edition.

More footy friendlies, team trainings heating up and an Irishman making his AFL debut all feature in this week’s edition of Around the Grounds.

With last Saturday originally the date for the 2020 AFL London grand final day, AFL London shared a throwback to last year’s grand final division winners.

The past month has seen several teams in England resume training under strict government guidelines however a 2020 season remains uncertain.

“In the meantime, AFL London wishes everyone a happy summer. Stay safe, wear a mask and wash your hands!”

Another Irishman has officially made their debut in the Australian Football League.

20-year-old Mark Keane was selected to play his first game for the Pies having only joined the club less than two years ago.

The key defender collected seven touches and added two tackles against Fremantle.

Check out the touching moment Keane called his mother to inform her of the great news. Below, head coach Nathan Buckley announces Keane’s debut.

AFL Switzerland took to Facebook to welcome their newest umpire.

A big congratulations to Ben who officiated his first (practice) match on the weekend ahead of the 2020 AFL Switzerland season.

“He did a wonderful job for his first time and will be an excellent addition to the AFL Switzerland umpires team.”

Last night our newest AFL Switzerland umpire Ben Coupland officiated his first (practice) match ahead of the AFL…

Posted by AFL Switzerland Umpires Association on Thursday, July 30, 2020

It hasn’t taken long for the reigning premiers to make their mark in the 2020 AFL Netherlands season.

Taking place in Delft, the Devils went undefeated in round one with convincing wins over both the Blues and Eagles.

Round two is set to take place on the 15th of August, hosted by Waterland in Purmerend. Read the full round one review.

AFL Wroclaw have officially held their first training session.

Led by head coach Jeremy Coombe, over ten people attended the training as the Polish Devils selection pool now begins to expand!

Congratulations to everyone who attended the session and have put in the effort to make it all happen.

Wow! Tyle i aż tyle wystarczy żeby opisać emocje które towarzyszyły nam wczoraj! Już oficjalnie rozpoczęliśmy nasze…

Posted by Futbol Australijski we Wrocławiu on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Nottingham Scorpions have been putting in the hard yards over the past few weeks.

Since resuming training in early July, the Scorpions have already held several sessions throughout the rain and sunshine!

Great numbers look to be attending for both the men’s and women’s sides.

The Dresden Wolves welcomed Prague Dragons last weekend for a footy friendly.

Joining the Wolves were some players from the Leipzig Quokkas, one of the newest teams to join AFL Germany.

Click below to check out a few photos from the day. Keep your eyes out on both Leipzig’s and Dresden’s social channels for the match report.

Great day out in Dresden. Well done to everyone that played!

Posted by Leipzig Quokkas Australian Rules Football Club on Sunday, August 2, 2020

Fresh off their match against the visiting Prague Dragons, the Vienna Galahs are straight back into training.

On their home deck, the Galahs managed to beat the Dragons by just over five goals.

We’re looking forward to seeing who the Galahs will face next!

AFL is better no matter the weather.Football training tonight at 18:00, Auer-Welsbach Park, rain or shine ☔☀

Posted by Vienna Galahs Australian Football Club on Monday, August 3, 2020

Rapperswil-Jona Football Club have announced the team will be put on hold until 2021.

Next year will hopefully see safer circumstances and more chances for players to attend trainings and the team to grow.

For the meantime, they will cheer on the Winterthur Lions in the AFL Switzerland season!

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Jackson Jones – AFL Europe