USAFL Community Update - September 2013
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USAFL Community Update

Letter from the President

What is perhaps the most important component to conducting an Aussies Rules game? Umpiring! Over the past few years, Umpire Director Jeff Persson has been hard at work, conducting clinics across the country. While Jeff is known for many things, such as his beard (where did it go?) and handing out yellow cards, he should be commended for his passion for officiating and helping develop the game across the country. A long term goal of the USAFL is to have an accredited umpire at each USAFL game and we are headed towards that milestone as last year over 100 people attended clinics. The USAFL is also aiming to send 5 umpires to the International Cup 2014. If interested, you could earn the Umpire Scholarship that supports your involvement for the trip.

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Who Do You Want to Nominate?

As an ongoing recognition of individuals contributions to the USAFL, each year we will be asking for your nominations for inductees as USAFL Life and Hall of Fame Members.

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Call for 2014 Board Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2014 USAFL Board. Nominations may be submitted to USAFL Operations Manager, Doren James or can be taken on the floor of the AGM.

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Donate Boots; Grow the Game

This October over 1,000 players, representing more than 30 clubs, will congregate in Austin, Texas for the largest footy carnival (tournament) in the world. This year players and spectators will have the opportunity to donate their used footy boots and give back to footy.

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Denver Bulldog Nick Auden Needs Your Help

Denver Bulldog Nick “Audo” Auden is asking for your support by signing an online petition. Nick has been battling stage 4 Melanoma for the past three years, and is seeking to participate in a drug trial - one that could save his life.

What can you do to help? Just Sign the Petition here »

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Calling All Masters & Legends!

After the amazing success of the inaugural Masters vs. Legends match at the 2012 Nationals, the game will again be a feature at this year's National Tournament! The event is an opportunity for the USAFL to recognize the contribution of our players who have since ‘hung up the boots’ and showcase the fun and social aspect of the game.

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USA Revolution Retain 49th Parallel Cup

The USA Revolution dominated in a competitive match against their neighbors from the north and came out with a 31 point victory. The men's development squad tied in well fought match. The women's teams unfortunately did not come away with any victories from the weekend.

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Sydney Swans Sign Patrick Mitchell as International Rookie

The Sydney Swans are pleased to announce the signing of 24 year old American Patrick Mitchell as an International Rookie. Mitchell, from Des Moines, Iowa, stands at 201cm and has a background in basketball, most recently playing with the University of North Dakota.

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