Coaches from London and surrounds including the 2012 AFL London Premiers Nth London Lions were treated to a private AFL Europe Coaches Forum with AFL Coaching Legend Kevin Sheedy earlier this month. Sheedy and GWS Giants CEO David Matthews had generously offered their time to help develop the code whilst on a flying visit through London and to Manchester. They viewed the trip as a GIANT success (you can read more here) and enjoyed hearing the passion and enthusiasm towards developing our great game in Europe shown by the coaches present at the forum.
AFL Europe’s Commission also met with the GWS Giants supremo’s to thank them for their great involvement in Europe (4 brother clubs already in London, Sweden, Croatia and Ireland) and discuss additional projects for them to get involved in. The club showed particular interest in playing future matches in London and also in the development of our local talent through the various programs ran in 2012.
We hope to bring some exciting announcements in the coming weeks around how the Giants may be further involved in AFL Europe.
The following clubs were represented at the coaching forum: Reading Kangaroos, West London Wildcats, London Swans, Putney Magpies, Nth London Lions, Wimbledon Hawks and AFL England President Adam Bennett.