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A-Z of Sports

Australian Rules

AFL England are the National Governing Body for Australian Rules Football in England, working toward the promotion, support and development of this exciting sport. Made up of 5 league structures and an increasing number of affiliated clubs, the organisation works with league and club organisers to grow the sport and provide increasing participation opportunities.

The best British players are selected to represent Great Britain at the AFL International Cup and the AFL Europe European Championships. The team contested the original IC in 2002 and has not missed a tournament yet, achieving credible results and achieving a runners-up finish at the 2013 European Championships.

England, Scotland and Wales also run national representative sides – the Dragonslayers, Clansmen and Dragons respectively. The teams compete in annual tri-nation tournaments, as well as the annual AFL Europe Euro Cup, a 9-a-side tournament.

Aussie Rules Football is an energetic fast-paced game with similarities to gaelic football, rugby, football (soccer) and basketball
There is no better way to get involved than to learn the game by playing it. Contact your local club and getting down to training. No experience necessary; all clubs welcome complete newcomers.

Playing days behind you, or always fancied yourself as a scholar of the game? Clubs are always looking for more input from the sidelines, as most are currently coached from within their own playing squad. If you are interested in being a coach they would love to hear from you.

There wouldn’t be a game if we had no umpires. If you want to give it a go, AFL England & AFL Europe run umpire workshops, while most leagues operate schemes where you can shadow umpires whilst you are still in the learning period. Another way to learn is to umpire a match in training, so why not pick up the whistle and give it a go.

For all enquiries:

The Active Black Country lead officer for Australian Rules is Ian Carey


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