CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2016

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It’s with great please that we announce the details for the 2nd annual AFL Europe Champions League! Co-hosted with the Amsterdam Devils for the second year running, this year’s Champions League will be even bigger and better!

Date: 19th – 20th March 2016

Location: Sportpark de Eendracht, Bok De Korverweg, 1067 HR Amsterdam

Accommodation: AFL Europe has partnered with STA Travel to bring you the best deals. Call +44 1616 670 068 or email afleurope@statravel.com to book your travel and accommodation!

Transport: Make sure you book your flights/buses/trains ASAP to keep costs low – further information regarding transport in the Champions League Handbook

Format: Club not country. Winning club of each major league in our member nations invited (defer to runner-up if Premier declines invite) as well as the previous year’s Champions League winner (2015 winners – West London Wildcats). Euro Cup format and rules. 9-a-side, one day competition with group stage and finals (team numbers dependent). Winner to be crowned Club Champions of Europe. Wilcard invites may be included at the discretion of AFL Europe.

Player Eligibility: As this is a club based tournament and each league differs in their rules for Australian players, the following has been decided:

  • Maximum of 4 Australian’s on the field at any one time (this will be an honor system, if necessary passports will need to be brought into play to keep the playing field fair).
  • Players must have played at your club in the premiership year or be registered to play for your club in 2016.
  • Maximum playing squad of 16 players (cannot be added to/swapped once the days play has begun).
  • Players must be over the age of 17 (any player under the age of 18 is not permitted at the official after party).

Registration: Clubs need to confirm their attendance to Sarah Ongarello on sarah.ongarello@afleurope.org before January 15th 2016. A registration fee will be charged per participant to help cover costs of the tournament. This fee will be announced once all costs are confirmed and we have a clear indication of the number of teams attending. Registration will be through EventBrite and must be completed before the end of February.

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Qualified Clubs (Men’s):

CEAFL Zagreb Hawks
HLAN Zagreb Dockers
AFL London North London Lions
AFL London West London Wildcats – 2015 Champions League Winner
AFL CNE Manchester Mozzies
CNFA Paris Cockerals
AFLG 16’s Hamburg Dockers
ARFLI South Dublin Swans
SARFL Edinburgh Bloods
SAFF Sodermalm AFC
DAFL Copenhagen Giants
FAFL Helsinki Heatseekers
WARFL Cardiff Panthers
AFL Russia Lazy Koalas
DAFA Amsterdam Devils

(Please contact Sarah Ongarello if you feel your club has qualified but is not listed)

Qualified Clubs (Womens):

 WAFL London            Wandsworth Demons

Due to the growth of Women’s football throughout Europe we would like to extend the invitation to the national teams

France

Croatia

Denmark

Finland

Ireland

Norway

Scotland

Sweden

Wales

Please confirm via email to Sarah Ongarello if you wish to attend or have any queries. (If numbers in your team are low perhaps you wish to merge with another country ie. A Scandinavian team or UK team)

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