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Volunteers needed for the 2014 Axios Euro Cup

We are currently recruiting for volunteers to assist at the 2014 Axios Euro Cup to be held on the 4th of October in London at the London Irish Rugby Club in Hazelwood TW16 6QU.  There will be more than 20 mens and womens teams from across Europe competing for the cup. The first bounce will be at 9 am and the finals matches will be played from 1pm. It is a huge day of Australian rules football in London and a fantastic day out.

To ensure the day runs smoothly we require assistance in a broad range of areas including:

  • Match supervisors (time keeping/ scoring, liaising with umpires)
  • Pitch managers
  • Match Commentator
  • All rounder (Set up/ pack down, raffle sellers, directions, information, liaising with team managers)
  • Merchandise sales
  • Photographers
  • Massage/ physio

 

All volunteers will get a free staff t-shirt and lunch on the day as well as an invitation to the evening function.  There will also be a wristband provided for the after party including entry and discounted food and drinks.

Please share this around your networks! For more information or to register your interest please email Tia at tia.bool@afleurope.org

2014 Axios Euro Cup

With the 2014 International Cup over for another year we welcome home all European teams and congratulate them on a great campaign.

In just over a month more than 20 men’s and women’s teams from around Europe will converge in London for the 2014 Axios Euro Cup. On the 4th of October Aussie Rules Football will take over the London Irish Rugby Club for an all day competition.

There will be a post match function at London Irish Rugby Club to congratulate all participants and announce the 2014 Axios Euro Cup Champions.

London Irish Rugby Club 

Hazelwood Centre TW16 6QU

10 minutes walk from Sunbury upon Thames train station

The entry will be free and no dogs or glass is allowed.

The Official Axios Euro Cup After Party will be held at Belushi’s London Bridge SE1 1HR from 10pm- 3am. Here we will be announcing the Team of the Tournament.

Participating countries and game times will be confirmed in the next couple of weeks. For all competitors please note Eventbrite registrations will be set up soon so please stay tuned.

Players who haven’t received the Axios Euro Cup handbook yet please get in touch with us: gaelle.hazimeh@afleurope.org

photo 1 London Irish Rugby Club photo 3 photo

 Pictures: London Irish Rugby Club facilities

Super competition winners announced

It is our honour to announce the winners of the 2014 Royal Brunei/STA Travel super competition by AFL Europe.

Again, thank you to the communities who supported the competition and european footy by buying and selling tickets. Over the past four months club members from Ireland, Great Britain, France and Sweden sold tickets. The money raised assisted representative teams to travel to Australia for the International Cup and also for their individual clubs and leagues to continue to grow. Clubs who participated will also use funds raised to assist their 2014 Axios Euro Cup preparations.

AFL Europe and all the country members affiliated would like to thank Royal Brunei, STA Travel and Topdeck for their support in the supply of our fantastic prizes.

The winners are: 

1st prize: 1- week trip to Australia for 2 people to see the Toyota AFL Grand final: Ticket number 0008 Elliott M

2nd prize: Topdeck 7- day adventure in Egypt for 2: Ticket number 5493 Paul Brogan 

3rd prize: 10 AFL Europe KB Sherrins: Ticket number 1139 Shane Fitzpatrick

4th prize: Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin signed Sherrin: Ticket number 5341 Dave Finn

5th prize: Harry O’Brien signed Collingwood jumper: Ticket number 3001 Kay Wilson

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to everyone who was involved. We will contact all winners on the phone number provided on the ticket.

AFL Europe would like to take this opportunity to announce our next annual event: the Axios Euro Cup to be held in London on the 4th of October at the London Irish rugby club facilities. It is promised to be the biggest Euro Cup so far with a number of new teams competing.

Please check the website for terms and conditions.

Video of draw available here

raffle prizes

IC14 Men’s Play-off results

Division 1 play-off matches

9v10

Great Britain: 1.4 1.6 5.6 5.7 (37)

Fiji: 0.2 2.3 2.4 2.7

Goals

Great Britain: Rymer, Harmeston, Matias, Saunders, Willand

Fiji: Cati, Wolfgramm

Best

Great Britain: Worthington, Ryland, Matias, Patel, Walton, Micthell

Fiji: Valetiri, Raida, Vavuso, Naco, Valesu, Vateiltei

11v12

Pakistan: 1.2 1.2 1.2 22 (14)

France: 2.2 7.4 10.8 13.10 (88)

Goals

Pakistan: Hussein, Rehman

France: Tiefenbach 3, Mondin 2, Patacq , Depondt, Picard,, L’Hotellier, Martinez, Vidal, Rosado

Best

Pakistan: Qureshi, Mehdi, Quereshi, Rhan, Malik, Mashwani

France: Patacq, Picard, Schieber, Alliot-Marty, Coste, Denerf

Final Division 1 Standings

5. Canada

6. Tonga

7. Nauru

8. USA

9. Great Britain

10. Fiji

11. France

12. Pakistan

 

Division 2:

Sweden: 2.4 6.8 8.9 10.14 (74)

China: 1.0 2.0 3.2 4.2 (26)

Goals

Sweden: Svenson 3, Brennmo 2, Koinberg, Martensoon, Gogu, Tellstrom, Lindgren

China: J Qui 2, Jiaming Pi, Q. Lin

Best

Sweden: Martensson, Svennsoon, Koinburg, Tellstrom, Magnusson, Nilsson

China: Z. Zhang, Enda Yu, M. Deng, J. Qui, M. Yang, Y. Zhuang

Japan: 4.7 6.11 8.17 12 19 (91)

Finland: 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 (6)

Goals

Japan: Oura 2, Tanabe 2, Kuno 2, Nakamura, Takasaki, Yoshida, Tsuneto, Tanaka, Akira

Finland: Puntila

Best

Japan: Tanabe, Kuno, Nakamura, Sato, Kai, Sakaki

Finland: Lofbacka, Parviainen, Karlsson, Romar, Puntilla, Wuristo

 

Final Division 2 Standings

13. Sweden

14. Japan

15. Finland

16. China

17. Indonesia

18. India

 

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Denmark AFL 9s tournament

by Aksel Bang

While The International Cup in Melbourne reached its finals the summer heat cranked up in Europe and a new tournament saw the light of day in Denmark.

Aalborg was for a day the footy center of Europe with the new DAFL OPEN-9’s tournament being held at the Aalborg Kangaroos home ground. The Kangaroos hosted the tournament with help from the DAFL and volunteers from the community who believe in Aussie Rules footy abroad.

On the 16th of August 6 teams turned up to participated in the first DAFL OPEN-9’s which is a 9-a-side tournament played within the DAFL and AFL Europe laws. The 6 teams included the Oslo Crows, Odense Lions, Farum Cats, Aalborg Kangaroos and DAFL Outcasts which was a mixed team with players from Copenhagen and Aarhus. But even though Aalborg already had one team in the tournament the club still managed to pull together all the the old players who previously played for the club to participate on the Aalborg Old Boys team.

Despite the windy conditions in Aalborg on the 16th the tournament was a great success and every team showed great skills, wonderful team spirit and made sure every spectator gained great insight as to what footy is all about.  The tournament was played in pool stages and finals rounds, there were 2 groups with 3 teams in each of the groups and one cross-over game.

It was a great day in Aalborg and everyone had a great day and throughly enjoyed the footy. We hope that in the future the tournament will have more nationalities and teams participating.

Official Results:

1st place: Farum Cats

2th place: DAFL Outcasts

3th place: Oslo Crows

4th place: Aalborg Old Boys

5th place: Aalborg Kangaroos

6th place: Odense Lions

Leading goal kicker: Mikkel Norlander, Farum Cats

Best and fairest: William Hedenskog Andersen, DAFL Outcasts

 

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European mens results round 4 & semi final

photo credit afl.com.au

Congratulations to Irish Warriors who have successfully confirmed they will be taking on PNG in the Grand Final on Saturday the 23rd of August at the MCG.

Semi Final 2 Mens 

Ireland: 0.0 4.1 5.3 8.5 (53)

South Africa: 0.2 1.3 4.4 4.4 (28)

Goals

Ireland: Lucey 2, Stynes 2, Finn, Joyce, O’Halloran, Geraghty

South Africa: Mongia, Sokoyi, Moshoeshoe, Sobetwa

Best

Ireland: Lucey, Joyce, McKloskey, Fanning, McElhorne, Stynes

South Africa: Funda, Pani, Phakedi, Mkhize, T.J Moagi, Moshoeshoe

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Division 1 (5v12)

Canada: 1.4 6.10 8.11 9.15 (69)

France: 1.0 1.1 2.3 2.3 (15)

Goals

Canada: Nash 5, Lund, Kozlowski, Duggan

France: Tiefenbach, Dandaleix

Best

Canada: Ortel, Conrad, Ryan, Nash, Lund, Casey

France: Patacq, L’Hotellier, Schieber, Picard, Denerf, Gil

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Division 1 (7v10)

Nauru: 2.1 3.4 7.6 7.7 (49)

Great Britain: 2.2 4.2 4.2 5.3 (33)

Goals

Nauru: Donatello 2, German 2, Tipung, Snuka, Charles

Great Britain: Willatt, Worthington, Walton, Mitchell

Best

Nauru: Tiana, Donatello, Jonas, Mallinson, Dave, Lennox

Great Britain: Walton, Matias, Saunders, McGeever, Ryland, Aburto

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Division 2

India: 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.2(8)

Finland: 0.1 0.2 2.4 3.7 (25)

Goals

India: Kailashnathan

Finland: Romar, Kalliojarvi, Nurmikosk

Best

India: Kailashnathan, Fernandes, Fariduddin, Himat, Ghosh, Parmar

Finland: Romar, Nurmikosk, Kaarlsson, Kalliojarvi, Saarinen, Aalto

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Indonesia: 2.5 2.5 4.7 4.8 (32)

Sweden: 2.1 6.3 7.4 9.6 (60)

Goals

Indonesia: Prasojo 2, Wood, Abdillah

Sweden: Martensson 3, Magnusson 2, J.Olsson, Brenmo, Svensson, Lindgren

Best

Indonesia: Wood, Halim, Prasojo, Ibadurrohman, Abdillah, Latupeirissa

Sweden: Kvarnstrom, Magnusson, Martensson, Svensson, J.Olsson, Sund

 

Community Round European results & Round 4 update

Image: afl.com.au

 

Here are the European results from the community round matches:

Women’s: 

Ireland 3.2 6.5 9.10 10.10 (70)

USA Liberty 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 (6)

Goals

Ireland: Rafferty 3, Treanor 2, Hazley 2, Dempsey, Keatley, Behan

USA Liberty: Kwoka

Best

Ireland: Rafferty, Behan, Keatley, Meehan, Corrigan, McKay

USA Liberty: Even, Thiesen, Regets, Mascher, Vorsatz

 

Men’s:

Ireland: 2.4 5.5 6.5 10.6 (66)

Nauru: 2.0 4.1 6.2 6.3 (39)

Goal kickers

Ireland: Luce 5, Johnston, Stynes, O’Regan, McCluskey, Finn

Nauru: Kenneth 2, Donatello 2, Snuka Tipung

Best

Ireland: Lucey, Healy, Finn, Fanning, O’Halloran,  Stynes

Nauru: Tiana, German,  Lennox, Donatello, Dave, Kenneth

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France 2.6 7.9 9.12 16.14 (110)

Indonesia 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 (4)

Goals

France: Tiefenbach 5, Patacq 4, Tapia 2, L’Hotellier 2, Picard, Dandaleix, Rosado

Indonesia: –

Best

France: Picard, Dandaleix, Tiefenbach, Coste, Patacq, L’Hotellier

Indonesia: Santtoso, Wood, Ibadurrohman, Halim, Suputro, Daichi

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Canada 5.2 12.3 17.4 20.10 (130)

Sweden 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0)

Goals

Canada: Casey 5, Nash 5, Strom 4, Kozlowski 3, Lund 2, Millar

Sweden: –

Best

Canada: Strom, Nash, Casey, Duggan, Armstrong, Millar

Sweden: Svensson, Martensson, Sund, Olsson, Koinberg, Tellstrom

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Fiji 0.4 2.6 5.7 7.7 (49)

Great Britain 1.0 3.3 4.4 4.9 (33)

Goals

Fiji: Koroi 2, Valetiri, Valesu, Natadra, Pauli, Ratu

Great Britain: Willatt 4

Best

Fiji: Valetiri, Nauuss, Valesu, Vatutei, Changkit, Vunitabua

Great Britain: Willatt, Walton, Aburto, Talbot, Worthington, Matias

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China 0.0 0.1 2.5 3.8 (26)

Finland 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.4 (22)

Goals

China: Peng Gao, Chen Shaoliang, Pi Jiaming

Finland: Lampi 2, Lofbacka

Best

China: Chen Shaoliang. Deng Mingjie,Zefan Zhang, Chen Zhushen, Liu Kunsong, Yu Enda

Finland: Lampi, Puntila, Lofbacka, Karlsson, Nurmikoski, Muhonen

 

Round 4

With the results in from round 4 it looks like the Irish Banshees will be in the Grand final on Saturday the 23rd of August. The mens matches will also see two semi finals played out between Ireland and South Africa and New Zealand and PNG.

Womens:

Ireland: 5.3 9.6 11.9 11.12 (82)

Canada Midnight Suns 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 (13)

Goal kickers

Ireland:  Behan 3, Loughlin 2, Corrigan 2, Hazley 2, Mahony, Brogan

Canada Midnight Suns: Dall Rosa 2

Bets players

Ireland: Behan, Keatley, Corrigan, McKay, Rafferty, Hazley

Canada Midnight Suns: Tateson, McCabe, De Silva, Dall Rosa, Tong, Legault

 

Mens Tuesday 19th August:  

With the results in from round 4 it looks like the Irish Banshees will be in the Grand final on Saturday the 23rd of August. The mens matches will also see two semi finals played out between Ireland and South Africa and New Zealand and PNG.

Sweden v Indonesia 11:30am

Ireland v South Africa 1:30pm

Nauru v Great Britain 1:30pm

Canada v France 3:30pm

India v Finland 3:30pm

 

#euroreps #AFLIC14 #infohub

IC14 Update- The Official Launch is here!

The European representatives France, Great Britain, Finland, Sweden and Ireland (men’s and women’s) have now arrived in Australia.

The IC14 starts with a bang on Saturday the 9th of August with the Official IC14 Launch, Parade of Nations and AFL Match. All teams will begin the march at Federation Square in Melbourne and make their way to the MCG to complete a lap of honour before the first bounce.

On Sunday all 6 European teams kick start their International Cup campaign.

GB, Ire time Fra, Swe time Fin time
Women’s Ireland v Fiji 9:30am McAlister Oval, Royal Park, Parkville 0:30am 1:30am 2:30am
Men’s USA v Finland 9:30am Western Oval, Royal Park, Parkville 0:30am 1:30am 2:30am
Men’s Ireland v Fiji 11:30am McAlister Oval, Royal Park, Parkville 2:30am 3:30am 4:30am
Men’s NZ v Sweden 11:30am Western Oval, Royal Park, Parkville 2:30am 3:30am 4:30am
Men’s GB v France 3:30pm McAlister Oval, Royal Park, Parkville 6:30am 7:30am 8:30am

Make sure you tune into afl.com.au/global/aflic14/streaming to catch all the action.

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Bartel jumps on board the Elks and AFL Sweden

Jimmy Bartel has recently agreed to become AFL Sweden’s Ambassador which will also extend to supporting the Swedish Elks on their quest for success at IC14 in Australia this August. Bartel has a long affinity with the game in Scandinavia having made a number of trips there in the past. Many Swedes support the Geelong Cats due to these previous visits and the ambassador role further highlights Bartel’s willingness to support the growth of the game internationally. His record in AFL is exceptional having won three premierships and a brown low medal so far.
 
“I am really excited to support the Swedish Elks and hope they have success in IC14 but more importantly enjoy the game of AFL so they can encourage more of their friends back home to get involved in the game in the future.” Bartel said recently.
 
Jorg Pareigis, AFL Sweden President said “AFL Sweden are so excited to form this relationship with a true star of the game. Jimmy has long supported our efforts here in Sweden and we can’t wait to hopefully meet him again in Melbourne. If our young players can use him as a role model then the future of our sport in Sweden is bright”.
 
“To have Jimmy as an Ambassador for the Elks is outstanding. We met previously on one of his trips to Sweden and his enthusiasm for what we are trying to do here for the sport impressed us all. People still talk about the experience of talking footy with a legend of the game” National Coach Dan McClaer added.
 
The Swedish Elks are participating in the International Cup 2014 from the 9th – 23rd August and are aiming to achieve their best result.

AFL Announces Live Streaming

In a first for the AFL International Cup we are pleased to advise that we will be streaming matches LIVE!  The following matches will be streamed live and will also be available on demand to watch at later date (details on how to view to follow).

  • All matches on McAlister, Ransford and Western ovals on Sunday August 10 (Round 1 matches)
  • All matches on McAlister, Ransford and Western ovals on Friday August 22 (Finals Round)
  • Women’s Grand Final at Punt Road Oval on Saturday August 22nd
  • Men’s Grand Final at MCG onSaturday August 22nd
  • USA Liberty v Canada Midnight Suns on Wednesday 20th August (Liberty have a BYE in round 1, this will ensure that they get at least    1 match filmed and streamed)

Sunday August 10th Streamed Matches (all times in Australian Eastern Standard Time):

McAlister Oval
9:30am – Ireland v Fiji [womens]
11:30am – Ireland v Fiji [mens]

1:30pm – Nauru v Indo [mens]

3:30pm – GB v France [mens]

 

Ransford Oval

9:30am – Tonga v India [mens]

11:30am – Tonga v Canda M suns [womens]

1:30pm – SA v Pakistan [mens]

3:30pm – PNG v Japan [mens]

 

Western Oval

9:30pm – USA v Finland [mens]

11:30am – NZ v Sweden [mens]

1:30pm – Canada N lights v USA Freedom [womens]

3:30pm – Canada v China [mens]

 

Wednesday August 20th Streamed Matches: 

12:00pm – USA Liberty v Canada Midnight Suns [womens]

 

Friday August 22nd Streamed Matches:

Ransford Oval

9:00am – 13 v 14 (div 2 playoff) [mens]

11:00am – 3 v 4 [womens]

1:00pm – 3 v 4 (3rd place Playoff) [ mens]

 

McAlister Oval

9:00am – 5 v 6 [womens]

11:00am – 7 v 8 [mens]

1:00pm – 5 v 6 (Div 1 Playoff) [mens]

 

Western Oval [mens]

9:00am – 15 v 16

11:00am – 9 v 10

1:00pm – 11 v 12

3:00pm – 17 v 18