Each week AFL Europe is profiling a European player and finding out how they got into the great game of Aussie Rules and a bit about themselves. If you’d like a profile or know of someone who would, then email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a question sheet.
This week’s player profile comes from the South of England. Kieran Jewell plays for the mighty Southampton Titans and idolises Collingwood Magpies Skipper, Scott Pendlebury. He found out about the great game of Aussie Rules in a college lecture and has been playing for 3 years now. In Kieran’s first year playing he was unable to go out with the team due to his age and reliant on his parents to drive him to and from games.
What position do you play?
AFL team you support:
Favourite AFL player:
How did you find out about AFL?
In a college lecture
How long have you been playing for?
What is your memory of your first Aussie Rules game?
Getting put on the opposition team and missing every kick I got!
Best AFL moment?
Scoring my first 4 goals which was in the same game!
Any other interesting information, quirky stories or interesting things about yourself?
I wasn’t old enough to go out with the team for the first year I was a Titan, and had to have lifts from parents everywhere!
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Swedish Elks and Irish Warriors release their AFL Europe Champs Squads
The Swedish Elks and Irish Warriors have released strong squads for the upcoming AFL Europe Championships taking place in London during the third week of August. Congratulations to everyone selected. We look forward to seeing these boys in action.
Team lists as follows:
Muiris Bartley (UCC & Leeside Lions)
Sean Paul Henry (Belfast Redbacks)
Luke Hickey (UCC & Leeside Lions)
Brendan Kelly (Belfast Redbacks)
Stiofán Mac Finn (Wimbledon Hawks)
Tom McKenna (Belfast Redbacks)
Paul Murphy (UCC & Leeside Lions)
Conor O’ Halloran (Leeside Lions)
Eoin Ó Súilleabháin (Leeside Lions)
Tom Stack (Manchester Mosquitoes)
Gerard Walls (Belfast Redbacks)
Liam Burns (South Dublin Swans)
Conor Fitzgerald (Wandsworth Demons)
David McElhone (Belfast Redbacks)
Sean McGlinchey (Belfast Redbacks)
Stuart McKeating (Belfast Redbacks)
David Miller (Belfast Redbacks)
Gavin Murray (South Dublin Swans)
Kevin Young Kev O’ Brien (Wandsworth Demons)
Eoin Ó Murchú (Wandsworth Demons)
Conor Fitzgerald (North London Lions)
Dominic Joyce (Leeside Lions)
Ryan McCloskey (Belfast Redbacks)
Kevin McDonnell (Galway Magpies)
David McGinty (Galway Magpies)
Kevin McSorley (Belfast Redbacks)
Kevin Old Kev O’ Brien (Wandsworth Demons)
Padraic O’ Connell (Leeside Lions)
Cóilín Ó Lordáin (Leeside Lions)
Rory O’ Donnell (UCC & Leeside Lions)
Alan Tobin (Wandsworth Demons)
Andreas Svensson – Helsingborg
Anton Tellström – Helsingborg
Jacob Lantz – Helsingborg
Hampus Olsson – Helsingborg
Jacob Nilsson – Helsingborg
Philip Nilsson – Helsingborg
Robin Nilsson – Helsingborg
Niklas Jonsson – Norrtälje
Martynas Alijosius – Norrtälje
Erik Lindqvist – Norrtälje
Gustav Svensson – Norrtälje
Buster Sund – Norrtälje
Tim Lindgren – Port Malmö
Tobias Gogu – Port Malmö
Tony Persson – Port Malmö
Jonas Lovén – Port Malmö
Christopher Mårtensson – Port Malmö
Jonas Birgén – Årsta
Mattis Kvarnström – Årsta
Oscar Magnusson – Solna
Pekka Tångström – Göteborg
Kaj Karlsson – Södermalm
AFL announces 8-team women’s competition for Season 2017
Last week the AFL announced a new 8-team national women’s competition for 2017. With the growth of the women’s game over the past few years this will further develop the amazing participation and exposure for women’s football.
We’re hopeful one of our talented AFL Europe women’s players will be running around on the MCG in the near future.
Forget about the Euros a brand new CNFA premier will be crowned this weekend in Bordeaux when the Paris Cockatoos and Cergy-Pontoise Coyotes go head-to-head. Both teams head through to the big dance with wins two weeks ago. The Coyotes downed the Toulouse Hawks and the Cockatoos took down reigning premiers and big brother, the Paris Cockerels.
This one is set to be an absolute thriller. Keep an eye out for the match preview this Friday as AFL Europe’s ‘Match of the Round’.
Get your nominations in!
Nominations for the AFL Europe Championships in August and the Euro Cup in October are still open. We’d love to have as many teams as possible join in the fun at two of the biggest AFL Europe events of the year.
For further information regarding either tournament please email email@example.com
Another female umpire joins the ranks
Massive congratulations to Odense Lioness, Maria Falkesgarrd Jorgensen, for becoming the first Danish female field umpire during a game between the Odense Lions and Farum Cats in late May.
This is a huge achievement and a testament to Maria, the Odense Lions and the Danish Australian Football League. Keep up the good work.
Mixed results for Titans in AFL England South
The Southampton Titans had mixed results over the weekend in what was a hard fought day of footy in Brighton.
In their first game they got the W against the Surrey Stags 16.5. 101 to 1.6. 12. The tables turned when they came up against the Sussex Swans who downed the Titans 14.15. 99 to 4.5. 29.
Best on Ground for the day for the Titans was Martyn Hinchey.
Keep up the good work down in AFL England South.
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In the first ever AFL representative match played on French soil, the Australia Under 18s team overwhelmed the enthusiastic European Titans by 167 points in a great exhibition of exciting football.
Played at the picturesque Chantilly Polo Club just outside of Paris on Thursday April 12, the young Australian side had great mobile marking targets up forward in Jake Stringer and James Stewart.
The team received great supply from its exciting midfield lead by Nick Vlastuin, Emmanuel Irra and Jason Pongracic.
When the Titans went forward it found it almost impossible to get past the Aussie defence with tall defender Lachie Plowman and the versatile Lachie Whitfield reading the play superbly and setting up many forward thrusts.
Europe’s only goal came in the last quarter with a smart evasive step from one of the three Frenchmen in the team, Gregoire Patacq, slotting it through from 40 metres, delighting the appreciative crowd that attended this historic game for the AFL code.
The Europeans took plenty from the days spent under the tutelage of Peter Schwab and Tadhg Kennelly with the knowledge they passed on sure to speed up the development of football all across Europe. Most valuable player medals were awarded to Australia’s Jake Stringer (Victoria Country, Bendigo Pioneers) and European Titans’ ruckmen Paul O’Halloran (Ireland).
The Australia Under 18s team, all members of the AIS-AFL Academy, return to Australia on the weekend and will prepare for next month’s NAB AFL Under 18 Championships.
The European Titans return to club football in Ireland, Holland, Sweden, England, Wales, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Germany and France after the history-making match in Chantilly. The lessons and experience will live long in the memories of the European group as they watch the best young players in the world mature into AFL stars in the coming years.
Australia U18s: 6.4 (40) 14.7 (91) 20.11 (131) 27.15 (177)
European Titans: 0.0 (0) 0.1 (1) 0.2 (2) 1.4 (10)
Australia U18s: J. Stewart 6, J. Stringer 3, T. Membrey 2, E. Irra 2, O. Wines 2, L. Wilkins 2, J. Bourke 2, T. Smith 2, B. Grundy 2, L.Whitfield, N. Vlastuin, J. Toumpas, T. Menzel
European Titans: G. Patacq
Australia U18s: J. Stringer, J. Stewart, J. Bourke, L. Plowman, E. Irra, L. Whitfield, N. Vlastuin, J. Pongracic
European Titans: P. O’Halloran, E. O’Suileabhain, J. Van Der Hulst, S. Walton, M. Kilheeny
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