The USFooty National Championship Tournament takes place in Louisville, KY this weekend (October 13 and 14). The tournament will see over 30 mens teams and three womens teams competing in 5 divisions, plus junior clinics, a junior game, and a match between the US Revolution and the Convicts. It will be one big weekend of footy!
USFooty is hosting two AFL legends during the weekend. Former Essendon Coach, Kevin Sheedy will be there as well as former Carlton star, Steven Silvagni. Son of George, Rod Grljusich will make the calls on Field 1 which will host all Division 1 games, the finals from Divisions 1, 2 and 3 and the Revo/Convict game.
The San Diego Lions go into Nationals as the undisputed favorites with 6 wins and no losses this season. Looking to take them on are the Denver Bulldogs and the Baltimore Washington Eagles, both of whom will be fighting to represent Group 2 in the Grand Final on Sunday afternoon.
Check out the radio advert playing on Louisville station "1570 The Zone" here.
As reported earlier, AFL great Kevin Sheedy along with players from Northwind, the National Canadian Australian Football team, its Head Coach Mark Block and the team's General Manager Martin Walter opened the Toronto market on Friday. Also pictured are members of the Convicts side to play Canada this weekend. Sheedy is on a North American tour checking out footy development and will be a guest at the US Nationals next week - although it isn't his first visit to the annual event.
Kevin Sheedy, the multiple premiership AFL player and former coach of the Essendon Football Club is to open the Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday October 5th.
AFL great Kevin Sheedy along with players from Northwind, the National Canadian Australian Football Team, its Head Coach Mark Block and the team's General Manager Martin Walter as well as Team sponsors will ring the bell to open the Toronto Stock Exchange this coming Friday morning Oct 5th 2007 at 9.30 am in downtown Toronto, Canada.
Kevin Sheedy is currently in Toronto to get a first-hand look at the development of Australian Football in Canada.
This Saturday, October 6th, the Ontario Australian Football League will showcase its best two teams in the 2007 OAFL Grand Final. Special OAFL guest, AFL legend Kevin Sheedy will also be present at the event as he is currently in Toronto to get a first-hand look at the development of Australian Football in Canada.
The day will begin with an exhibition match between the Canadian National Team, The Northwind and the touring "Convicts" Australian Football team. This game is sure to be an entertaining curtain raiser and will showcase some of the OAFL's best players.
The two teams vying for the 2007 OAFL Premiership are the Toronto Eagles and the Etobicoke Kangaroos. Both clubs have had fantastic seasons, with both finishing on top of the OAFL ladder with 13 wins and 1 loss in the regular season. The Etobicoke Kangaroos are looking for their first championship and are 0-1 in Grand Finals since coming into the league in 2003 while the Toronto Eagles are looking for their 11th OAFL premiership since the leagues inception in 1989. Details follow.
The USAFL has released the draw for this year's nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, with the competition expanding to four divisions for the first time.
There will also be a women's tournament with around four teams, one team from Canada heading down (the Calgary Kangaroos), a tour match between The Convicts and the US Revolution, and ex-AFL mega coach Kevin Sheedy in attendance.
The 10th year of the competition looks set to be the biggest weekend of US Nationals yet.
The No. 1 San Diego Lions have cemented themselves as favorites going into the
USFooty National Championship Tournament in Louisville KY on October 13 and
14. The Lions also finished top of the
USFooty ladder with 6 wins, no losses, 24 points and a percentage of
301. The Lions impressive regular season included going 2-0 in their home
and home series with the Orange County Bombers, a convincing win over Golden
Gate in San Diego and taking out the 2007 Western Regional Tournament by beating
No. 2 Denver Bulldogs by 9 in Denver. The Lions have been led all year by
former president and 2006 joint Best and Fairest, Brendan McDonald who finished
top of the
goal kicking list with 17 goals, an average of just under 3 goals a
game. Also contributing to the cause is current President Adam Cannane, J
Cameron, S Shenk and last year's joint Best and Fairest Justin Valley.
Nipping the Lions' heels all season has been the Denver Bulldogs. Denver
also had a very impressive season finishing with 5 wins and just one close loss
to the Lions. Denver finished 3rd behind the unranked Nashville Kangaroos
on the Unofficial USFooty ladder with 20 points and a percentage of 485.
Denver have been led all year by former USFooty President and 2007 East vs West
stand out Rich Mann.
Chicago finished the 2007 regular season an impressive 5 and 1 record, with their only
loss to the Seattle Grizzlies in Seattle. In MAAFL play Chicago had a 4
and 0 record, ahead of Milwaukee, St Louis and
who all finished 2 and 2. Cincinnati
took home the wooden spoon with an 0 and 4 record in the MAAFL Championship
Chicago United (ranked 6th in the US in our regular poll) will host the Milwaukee Bombers on Saturday in the last game of the USFooty regular season. This game will decide the Mid-American Australian Football League Premiership as Chicago has a one-game lead over Milwaukee with a lower percentage. The winner, and MAAFL Premier, will also get an invitation to Division 1 of the USFooty National Championship in Louisville KY.
The number three ranked (WFN USFooty Top 10 Polls) Baltimore Washington Eagles (BWE) have won the 2007 Eastern
Australian Football League Premiership, suggesting they are the best team on the East Coast for 2007. The Eagles have won 11 games in a row, which includes a 5-0 record in 2007. The EAFL Premiership was finalised last weekend with the Eagles beating the Philadelphia Hawks 98 to 17 in Philadelphia to finish 4-0 in EAFL play. The New York Magpies (5 in the poll) finished second with their only loss being to the Eagles at home. Boston (8) finished third after losing to the Eagles
in Washington and failing to hold off the Magpies' last quarter come-back in New York last weekend. The Hawks finished fourth with one win over the North Carolina Tigers in Washington DC. After their strong finish to 2006, BWE still had plenty to prove but knocking off New York will surely make the USFooty community take notice.
After fifteen highly entertaining rounds of Australian Rules Football the 2007 Ontario Australian Football League regular season has ended, making way for the 2007 OAFL Finals series to begin.
Five of the nine teams will now compete for the Conacher Cup to become the 2007 OAFL premiers, while the remaining four will be forced to watch from the sidelines. The five teams competing for this year’s premiership include last year’s premiers the Toronto Eagles, the Etobicoke Kangaroos, the Broadview Hawks, the Toronto Downtown Dingos and the Hamilton Wildcats.