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Copenhagen inaugurate their posts from the Goal Post Grant

The Copenhagen Australian Football club is the newest member to the Danish League. In 2013, they applied to the AFL Europe Start-Up Club Program and received balls to start training and launch the club. This year their application for a Goal Post Grant was also successful which enabled them to receive funding from AFL Europe to get new goal posts.

In April, their first game in the DAFL against the Farum Cats inaugurated their new posts and pitch. Scott O’Hara tells us about their experience.

“Copenhagen Australian Football played their first official DAFL against reining premiers Farum Cats. In a closely fought contest, they managed to take it up to the champs for the entire game, sadly falling just 5 points short at the final whistle. It was a great first game with new coach Stephen Stewart at the helm.

The match was played at our new ground at Festpladsen in Valby Park and marked the first outing of our brand new goal posts, which we were able to purchase thanks to the help of a Goal Post Grant from AFL Europe. We are very grateful for the posts and the benefits they will give to the club for many years to come. We look forward to kicking many more Goals through them.”

Also, Copenhagen Australian Football Club have recently launched a junior program to make the club grow at the youth level. This is very encouraging for their future.

If you think your club is eligible for the Goal Post Grant, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Easter Series Showcase Copenhagen – Squad Annoucement

In an exciting extension of the Easter Series 2013 will see a match played in Copenhagen on the 10th April. The squad chosen will be split in two and be allocated to either the Kennelly or O’Loughlin team which will also include the AIS AFL Academy (half in each team).

Europeans selected:

Thore Lauritzen – Denmark

Bjarke Lauritzen – Denmark

Nicolai Secher – Denmark

Joakim Secher – Denmark

Joost Van Der Hulst – Holland

Johan Lantz – Sweden

Troels Ottesen – Denmark

Martin Hinchey – England

Natis Johansson – Sweden

Kevin McSorley – Ireland

Benny McDevitt – Ireland

Matthew Kilheeny – England

Chris Martensson – Sweden

Mikkel Kjoege – Denmark

Victor Petersen – Denmark

Nicolo Di Giorgio – Italy

Andy Smith – Scotland

 

All players need to be available for a meeting in the evening of Tuesday 9th April in Copenhagen.

Please confirm your availability by the 20th March via email to info@afleurope.org

Accommodation for Tuesday 9th April and Wednesday 10th April will be arranged for those requiring it.