15 new AFL Coaches certified in Cologne
Congratulations to the 15 new coaches who joined the ranks at our Level 1 Coaching Course in Cologne, Germany this weekend. The coaches hail from AFLG (Australian Football League Germany), AFL Netherlands, and AFL London – looking forward to seeing how these coaches bring their coaching knowledge and skills to their respective leagues across Europe.
A special thanks to our partners at anzuk Education for all their continued support as we roll out these courses throughout Europe.
Three big matches in AFLG
Despite their low team numbers, the Freiberg Taipans faced up to a strong team of Redbacks this weekend in Germany. The Frankfurt Redbacks proved too strong for the Taipans and eventually took down them down with a final score of 175-32.
Meanwhile in Cologne, the Hamburg Dockers faced up with the Rheinland Lions. After an action-packed match the Dockers came away with a win, with the scoreboard reading 104-64.
The third AFLG match of the day saw the Dresden Wolves taking on the current table toppers the Berlin Crocodiles. Continuing their current undefeated run this season, the Crocs carried their streak on by defeating the Wolves 181-69.
Sharks earn their first season win
The Glasgow Sharks took away their first win of the season in the Scotland Aussie Rules Football League (SARFL) this weekend. Despite being last year’s premiers, it’s been a tough season for the Sharks but they turned things around this weekend when they hosted the Kingdom Kangaroos in Glasgow. They took home the win with a final score of 147-74. Well done Sharks!
AFL London celebrates Rainbow Round
To celebrate last weekend’s London Pride festivities, AFL London proudly went rainbow in Round 9! Catch all the scores from this round below:
London Swans (68) defeated Wimbledon Hawks (52)
North London Lions (58) defeated the West London Wildcats (49)
Wandsworth Demons (88) defeated the South East London Giants (53)
Clapham Demons (87) defeated the Putney Magpies (53)
Regents Park Lions (42) defeated the Shepherd’s Bush Raiders (41)
Ealing Emus (50) defeated the South East London Giants (forfeit)
Reading Roos (70) defeated the Wimbledon Hawks (61)
Bounds Green Lions (50) defeated the Putney Magpies (forfeit)
South East London Giants (31) defeated the North London Lions (29)
Clapham Demons (43) defeated the Putney Magpies (1)
Croatia prepares for season finals
Aussie Rules Croatia released the current standings in the Croatian League this week as they prepare for their upcoming season finals this September. With most teams on summer break, and many players travelling to Melbourne this August as part of the Croatian Knights team to compete at the AFL International Cup, the standings have been decided on the tournaments played earlier this season. After the Sesvete Double Blues took out the Croatian Cup and the Zagreb Dockers won the Central European Australian Football League (CEAFL) Tournament, the season’s standings are as follows:
- Zagreb Cvjetno Dockers
- Sesvete Double Blues
- Velika Gorica Bombers
- Zagreb Hawks
- Zaprude Giants