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Tuesday Around the Grounds

Hawks make history and raise funds for St Barnabas House

The Wimbledon Hawks made history at the weekend at their annual Ladies Day. The Hawks took on the North London Lions across all three grades which saw their Premiership and Women’s sides getting the victory and their Social men’s drawing. These results confirmed all three sides making the finals for the first time ever at the same time.

Massive congratulations to the Hawks who also raised an astonishing £800 for St Barnabas House as part of the Ladies Day. A great achievement both on and off the field for the Wimbledon club.

Wimbledon Hawks

Berlin Crocs prove too strong for the traveling Lions

The first round of the AFLG Premiership saw the Berlin Crocs dominate the Rheinland Lions finishing 109 point victors in the Capital. A seven goal to zero opening term all but put the game on ice for the Crocs with forward Luke Edwards finishing up with 8 goals to his name. The final scorecard reading 18.12. 120 to 1.5. 11.

The AFLG Championships also kicked off at the weekend with a huge win by the Hamburg Dockers over the Dresden Wolves, as well as the Frankfurt Redbacks flexing their muscles against SpVgg Freiberg Taipans/Stuttgart Emus.

Crocs v Lions

New Scottish sports star on the horizon

She may have moved from Scotland at the age of 9 but we’ll claim her here at AFL Europe. Jemma Abbott is an up-and-coming AFL Queensland Youth Academy member who has her eyes firmly placed on a spot in one of the AFL Women’s league sides when the national league kicks off next year.

Having represented the Queensland Youth Girls Academy at the National titles in Melbourne earlier this year Jemma could light up the Gabba in the years to come.

Read her full article here:

http://www.aflq.com.au/from-scotland-to-the-gabba/

Jemma Abbott

Bloods share the top with Giants in SARFL

It’s heating up in the Scottish Australian Rules Football League (SARFL) with the Edinburgh Bloods knocking off top placed Greater Glasgow Giants by 80 points at the weekend. This result puts the Bloods level on 16 points with the Giants, with only percent separating the two.

It’s going to be an interesting last couple of weeks in the SARFL with the final makeup of the top four yet to be determined.

Check out the ladder below (as of 9/7/16):

SARFL Table

AFL Europe Umpires Course comes to Sweden

On the 23rd of July AFL Sweden in conjunction with AFL Europe are putting on an Umpiring Course to aid those aspiring to become accredited umpires. Shane Hill will be making the journey from London to run the day which comprises both theoretical and practical elements.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in developing their knowledge of the game and is not to be missed. For further details, jump over to the official Facebook event linked below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1621615481500922/

 

 

Level 1 AFL Europe Coaching Course a huge success

On Sunday the 5th of October, AFL Europe held a Level 1 Coaching Course run by Daniel Archer.

After the AGM on the Friday and the Axios Euro Cup – biggest Australian Football European tournament in history – on the Saturday, the AFL Europe weekend ended with a quality coaching course for the community. Attendees included representatives from Croatia, Spain, Wales, England, Austria, Germany and France.

Archer, the course leader, is a Level 3 AFL Coach, he coached at senior state level teams like the University of Sydney, Eastlake FC and NT Thunder. He was also the AFL NSW/ACT Coaching Director and NSW RAMS Assistant coach.

The day course began at the AFL Europe HQ with Archer presenting the coach role, objectives and skills. He insisted that the coach’s philosophy and influence is pivotal to the running of the club and success of the team.

The course then continued in Shoreditch Park, where the attendees were shown techniques and drills to be used in their trainings.

After the assessment of the participants workbooks, the attendees will get a Level 1 Coaching Accreditation.

The course will help the current and future coaches in order to add value and contribute to the success of their club.

If a group of 10-15 people is interested in hosting a coaching course please contact us and we will do our best to run one for you so your group will get the Level 1 coaching accreditation. This is also valid for umpire courses.