PSS Presents: Around the Grounds – Socials Edition #19

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

Approaching mid-August, we are pleased to see both trainings and matches being held by teams largely across Europe.

We’ve seen countries such as Denmark, Russia, Ireland, Switzerland and the Netherlands able to commence their (somewhat) usual leagues, and also many others that have had to form a much more smaller and localised league.

AFL Sweden, Germany, Finland and France were among those who formed new leagues and tournaments, in order to get games played amongst their teams whilst complying with government guidelines.

Where some countries have been unable to create new leagues, certain teams from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Hungary have been safely pursuing and organising practice matches with their neighbouring countries.

A brilliant effort by all who have ensured the matches and leagues that are being played have been done so in a safe environment and in accordance with government guidelines. We’re looking forward to what the rest of the year may hold!

But for now, we recap a big week on the AFL Europe social channels…

The St. Petersburg Cats caught our eye last week as the St. Petersburg Australian Football League (SPAFL) is now well underway.

In round two, the Northern Tigers took an 11-point victory over the Baltic Hawks. Check out some photos taken from the game below!

Keep up-to-date with the SPAFL results by downloading their brand new app.

The 2 round SPAFL result:8 August 2020, LTU PitchHawks 60 – 71 Tigers#AFLinEurope

Posted by St.Petersburg Cats on Sunday, August 9, 2020

The West Lothian Eagles in Scotland made a long awaited return to footy training last Wednesday.

West Lothian add to the list of teams in the United Kingdom who have been allowed to restart training sessions over the past month, and have already got two sessions under their belt!

Make sure to send the Eagles a message if you plan to attend one of their trainings so that they can keep track of exact numbers.

The Danish Australian Football League 2020 season commenced last week!

The season is set to play out over the next few months, with seven teams involved this year.

The Copenhagen derby kicked things off, as the Barracudas returned to the league with a win against the Giants.

The DAFL 2020 season is finally here. 7 teams will fight for the trophy during the next few months. Yesterday a…

Posted by DAFL – Dansk Australsk Fodbold Liga on Saturday, August 8, 2020

Take a peek into training with the Frankfurt Redcats & Redbacks.

The teams at Frankfurt seem to be making the most of their new training ground, with plenty of people attending training sessions.

“Thanks to our coach Malte, we had pretty amazing drills today and everyone did more than 100%!”

The Waterland Eagles have shared “an Eagle-eyed view of training” on their Instagram.

A fun approach to capture training, using a drone to film from above!

We very much enjoy seeing teams share their trainings in such creative ways. Keep them coming!

The South East London Giants kitted up for a comeback to training on the weekend.

Braving London’s spell of 30+ degree weather, the Giants looked pretty excited to be back onto the park.

Message them via their Instagram if you’re interested in getting along.

It may be footy’s summer break in Croatia, but that doesn’t stop Croatia’s passion towards the sport!

The Zagreb Hawks got a workout in as part of their summer preparation for the upcoming season.

Follow them below to keep up with how the team is tracking and preparing for 2021.

There were a few Irish features in footy news across Australia last week.

Firstly, congratulations to former West Clare Waves and Irish Banshees player, Ailish Considine, who has signed on with the Adelaide Crows for the 2021 AFL Women’s season!

Considine shared the news via her Instagram page, as well as featuring in a post by the Crows.

We spoke to Considine earlier this year about her unique journey to the AFL Women’s competition a few years ago.

Conor McKenna was seen showing off his silky skills once again, this time pre-game.

The Bomber was caught by the AFL practicing his rabona kick at goal.

Looks pretty impressive! Anyone think they can pull it off?

And finally, Geelong’s Mark O’Connor was given the mic post-game interviewing teammates after Geelong’s win against North Melbourne.

“Roaming Mark” makes his way around the Cats rooms, questioning players about the match.

A bit more of this please Cats Media!

Roaming Mark in the Rooms

Roaming Mark 🇮🇪 ☘️ Join Mark O'Connor in the rooms after our win over the Roos, presented by Ford.

Posted by Geelong Cats on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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Jackson Jones – AFL Europe