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The 2014 Axios Euro Cup is just around the corner!

In the lead up to the event make sure you visit the event page on our website for all the information.

Click here to find out all the information on current standings, player eligibility, venue details and how to register.

Make sure you join the 2014 Axios Euro Cup Facebook event.

 

You can watch the 2014 Axios Euro Cup draw here.

 

Event Details:

Games will kick off at 9am

London Irish Rugby Club

Hazelwood Centre, TW16 6QU

10 minutes walk from Sunbury Upon Thames train station

FREE ENTRY || NO DOGS

Volunteers 

We are still recruiting for volunteers to assist on the day across a range of roles. If you are interested in getting involved please email tia.bool@afleurope.org

Official 2014 Axios Euro Cup Event Merchandise 

To pre- purchase merchandise please do so through the Eventbrite link, this will ensure you get the correct size on the day.  There are two options for pre ordering merchandise, for players this can be done when registering on Eventbrite and for supporters you can do so through the supporters registration. Entry is free, however this registration is for those supporters who would like to pre purchase merchandise and meals.

We will also be selling merchandise on the day, however to avoid disappointment regarding sizes please ensure you pre-order.

 

2014 Axios Euro Cup official hoodie

2014 Axios Euro Cup Official hoodie

AEC Tshirt

2014 Axios Euro Cup Official t-shirt

 

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

 

#euroreps #infohub #AFLIC14

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.

#AFLIC14 #IC14 #infohub #euroreps

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

 

Oslo Crows win the 2014 Swedish Cup

By Jeremy Darke

It was the Oslo Crows who outlasted the competition, stealing the silverware and taking home the 2014 Swedish Cup on a picturesque day for Australian Rules football in Jonkoping, on Saturday.

Players and clubs from Sweden and Norway came together in a jam-packed day of footy, delighting all the families and fans with a display of strength, skill and endurance in this unfamiliar sport that has captured the hearts of so many Swedes.

“It is great to see that so many players made the effort to be a part of this fantastic spectacle of footy in Sweden,” said Swedish Elks manager, Ryan Tucker.

“The weather turned on for us and made it once again another unforgettable day for aussie rules in this beautiful country.”

After four round-robin matches against the Norrtalje Dockers, Helsingborg/Karlstad Eagles, Sodermalm Blues and Arsta Swans, the Oslo Crows powered through their semi-final against the Sodermalm Blues, to take on Arsta Swans in the final for the Swedish Cup.

In what was a brutal final match in the burning Swedish summer sun, the Crows dominating the proceedings, taking away what was rightfully theirs on the day, the Swedish Cup, beating the Swans, 5.3 (33) to 2.3 (15).

Oslo showed up all of their Swedish rivals with their pristine football skills and ability to dig deep for each other when the going got tough and their legs began to tire.

“On such a day like the Swedish Cup you have got to play four or five games, it is going to be the team that is willing to stick in there and break through the pain barrier and really go for it.”

“It feels good. We gave it everything we got, continues Oslo acting coach Adam O’Toole.

“We are pretty sore now but it is always easier to handle the pain when you go home with a win.”

Rob Young from the Arsta Swans was voted the tournaments player’s player, consistently being a handful for his opposition throughout the day, getting his hands on the ball as often as possible and dictating his sides offensive play.

The annual event was once again a big success, bringing together players from Skane, Stockholm and Oslo to celebrate the game that is loved by everyone involved, making all of the volunteers, families and friends inconceivably proud.

The match results were:

Swans 5.5 (35) vs. Eagles 1.6 (12)

Crows 6.6 (42) vs. Dockers 1.0 (6)

Blues 3.2 (20) vs. Swans 5.4 (34)

Eagles 0.6 (6) vs. Crows 5.4 (34)

Dockers 3.2 (20) vs. Blues 3.5 (23)

Swans 6.4 (40) vs. Crows 4.3 (27)

Eagles 6.3 (39) vs. Dockers 2.1 (13)

Blues 2.4 (16) vs. Eagles 1.4 (10)

Dockers 2.0 (12) vs. Swans 4.6 (30)

Crows 7.6 (48) vs. Blues 2.2 (14)

1st Semi-final

Swans 7.0 (42) vs. Eagles 5.3 (33)

2nd Semi-final

Crows 4.5 (29) vs. Blues 1.3 (9)

Final

Crows 5.3 (33) vs. Swans 2.3 (15)

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The 2014 Swedish Cup is upon us!

2014 SWEDISH CUP

By Michael McCormick

AFL Sweden is set for a big day of football that will separate the men from the boys and determine which team will be crowned the Swedish champion for season 2014.

In further preparation for their International Cup campaign, all of the Swedish Elks players will be taking the field tomorrow for their respective local clubs.

Coined the festival of footy in Sweden, the Swedish Cup brings together teams from all over the country to compete on one big stage

The lakeside city, Jönköping in the South of Sweden will play host to the seven teams who will be competing.

As well as six teams from Sweden including the Årsta Swans, Norrtälje Dockers, Helsingborg Saints/ Malmö Maulers, Göteborg Berserkers/ Karlstad Eagles, and the Bromma Vikings/Solna Axemen/Södermalm Blues, the Oslo Crows from Norway will be making a special appearance at the Cup.

“The Bersekers and the Eagles who don’t play regular competition are putting together a team and it is great to have Oslo along again this year, we love to have them here enjoying the fun,” said AFL Sweden President, Jörg Pareigis.

The round robin tournament will see each team face off against each other in a condensed game format. Teams will play two halves of eight minutes which has been shortened from the traditional four quarters of twenty minutes,

“It is a real tough day of footy with such a jam-packed schedule, but that is what makes it so unique to regular weekly footy,” stated Pareigis.

The Swedish Cup will kick off bright and early tomorrow morning and by the end of the day a new king of AFL in Sweden will be crowned.

 

#elksweek #IC14 #AFLSwedishCup2014 #WhoIsStrongest

Check out the Swedish Elks facebook page to keep up to date!!

Swedish Cup Draw source: Swedish Elks facebook page

Swedish Cup Draw                                                 source: Swedish Elks facebook page

 

Swedish Elks Player – Hampus Olsson

By Jeremy Darke

Five years ago, Australia Rules Football was unknown to Hampus Olsson, just like it still is for most Swedish people.  But after his first touch of that unusual oval-shaped ball, just after the 2009 season, he was then hooked for life.

Hampus has proven to be the biggest up-and-coming talent within Sweden, impressing so much when in the limelight that he was awarded a position in the European Legion in their recent contest with the Australian Institute of Sport AFL School Boys, in London in April.

At the age of just 21, Olsson has now become one of the key figures in the Swedish Elks team heading into the International Cup 2014, the young footy gun stepping up his game off the field to move into a leadership role with the team.

Olsson has come a long way since the first offseason between the 2009 and 2010 season, where he spent hours upon hours, watching Auskick videos on YouTube to learn correct technique in anticipation of taking the field for his debut.

After that nerve-wracking day he has never looked back, but it wasn’t just the hard-hitting physicality of AFL that he fell in-love with, it was the Aussie mateship and camaraderie that the sport embezzles within its roots.

“AFL is fast, hard and skilful, but what really made me continue was the sportsmanship between players, as well as the fans,” said Hampus Olsson. “It is the toughest sport on the field but everyone can shake hands, smile and have a chat afterwards.”

“In my first match, even though I was new, I was given chance after chance, my teammates really wanted me to have a crack while I was playing my first game, giving me a lot of easy goals.

“That particular day also scared me in a good way and made me fall in-love with the sport, making me want to do whatever it took to get better.

And got better he certainly did, working so hard in his early development years that he made the Swedish Elks squad that travelled to Australia for the International Cup in 2011, in just his second full season of AFL footy.

The International Cup 2011 experience only made the bond stronger between Olsson and the sport of Aussie Rules, the European Legion representative saying that it was his best footy experience yet.

“The two weeks we had in Sydney, living across the street from Manly beach in apartments with a view of the lot, and getting to play footy at the same time was the best ever.”

Three years on, the Swedish Elks and Hampus Olsson are now preparing for another International Cup, although this time the bustling midfielder will have more than just his own game on his mind as he takes the step up into the leadership group within the team.

Elks Coach Dan McClaer has recognised and developed the potential of Hampus Olsson whilst in the national team and now believes that the time is right to move him into a leadership role, an honour that doesn’t faze the mature, young gun.

“My on-field game will stay the same as always. It shouldn’t change for any given reason, because you should always play at your top level every game,” explained Olsson.

When asked how he will lead his team and guide his players, Olsson said he will just try to set the example for all of the younger players in the Elks.

“Talk, show and listen. Lead by example and have fun no matter what we are doing, it is easier to learn more if you have fun while you are learning.”

The Elks will be looking to improve on their 11th placing in IC11, when they head to Australia in August for IC14, but the important thing for the Swedish team will be to take in the whole experience and make sure that they all give it a good Aussie crack.

“My goals and expectations for the IC and the Elks are pretty high. We’re a good team coming down.”

“But the most important part for me and the team is that we all have a real crack at it.

“So when we all come home we can talk about our trip to Australia, and all the fun we had, for the next three years, as I still do about my last trip three years ago.”

#elksweek #IC14

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