In April, the executive board met with AFL International Development Manager, Tony Woods, in Chicago. This meeting I believe, marks a turning point for the USAFL.
The strategic growth plan for 2012 - 2016 was created in alliance with AFL international strategy and in accordance with international affiliate requirements, while maintaining a focus on the game at a domestic level. It has been my focus to implement programs that will directly result in the growth of the game. The league is short on resources (money and people), so any initiative must be done efficiently, professionally, and ultimately contribute to the growth of the game and participation.
The USA Revolution, fresh from their success at the 2011 Australian Football League (AFL) International Cup, are busily preparing themselves to take on Canada in the 49th Parallel Cup, to be held in Dublin, OH, on August 4.
In preparation for the 49th Parallel Cup in Dublin, Ohio on August 4, the USA Freedom held their annual training camp over the weekend of June 15-17. There was a great turn out by women from all across the USA with many returning players from the 2011 International Cup squad and a number of new faces.
The USAFL and Burley Sekem have reached an agreement to continue the long-standing relationship. Burley Sekem is the official supplier of footballs and apparel to the USAFL, including the USA Revolution and Freedom representative teams.
The USAFL has appointed Keith Nelson as league treasurer effective June 1, 2012. As planned, former treasurer Adam Coleman stepped down from his duties after a three-year term that had seen significant financial organization.
Recently, Nashville News 2 (WKRN) featured the Nashville Kangaroos in one of its weekend sports segments. The segment showcased interviews with current players, highlights from the ‘Roos June 16 clash with Columbus, and a special live music performance.
The Columbus Jackaroos (4-1) traveled south on June 16 to face the Nashville Kangaroos (6-1) in a pivotal MAAFL game. In what turned out to be a heated contest the Nashville Kangaroos defeated the Columbus Jackaroos 13.14.92 to 8.6.54.
On a warm but overcast morning in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Coach Dustin Brasel was smiling. He carried that smile all day long...for good reason. The Tulsa Buffaloes were scheduled to host the Dallas Magpies and the Kansas City Power.
"Back in January, I received a message on Facebook from a guy I played footy with on the U23 Revolution team a couple years ago. He asked me if I was interested in playing in Australia for a season...".