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The United States Australian Football League (also known informally as the USAFL or US Footy) is an Australian rules football league that was conceived in 1996 and organized in 1997. The league has grown to over 30 clubs, making up 60 teams and over 1000 players (of which 70% are American). The USAFL has Junior Development, Coaching Development and Umpire Development programs. Australian football at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ...


Metro Footy

The USAFL has embraced Metro Footy – a scaled down version of footy for American-sized fields with less players. Many US Footy clubs are fed by several Metro Footy sides and selected players represent at the Nationals. Metro Footy has also enabled the USAFL to stage exhibition matches at Arena Football League games. Metro Footy (or Metro Rules Footy) - a modified version of Australian rules football rules played on gridiron football fields in North American cities (such as Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago and New York) where there arent grounds large enough to hold true Australian Rules matches. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ...

National Side

US Footy is responsible for the co-ordination of the National Team, the Revolution. The team plays in international tournaments and exhibition matches against other countries. Revoloution players are selected from the best US-born players from the club teams across the country. The Revolution is the United States of Americas national Australian Rules football team that represents the clubs and teams of US Footy. ...

The Revolution competed in the 2002 Australian Football International Cup, finishing 5th out of 11 countries and in the 2005 Australian Football International Cup finishing 3th out of 10 countries. The Australian Football International Cup is an international Australian Rules Football competition hosted by the Australian Football League. ...


US Footy co-ordinates the US Footy Nationals, a large event featuring competition between US Footy affiliated clubs for the national title. The Denver Bulldogs have been the most successful side at the US Nationals, winning their 4th straight championship in 2005. Since 2005, the nationals have included a Women's Footy division, with the inaugural title won by the Atlanta Lady Kookaburras. Womens Aussie Rules is a fast growing sport played in Australia, United States, Papua New Guinea and Japan. ...

Funding & Revenue

The Australian Football League provides around $90,000 annually in funding for US Footy, primarily for junior development. The USAFL also generates revenue through club and player membership and merchandising activities. This is a page about the national league in Australian Rules Football. ...

US Footy Kids

US Footy Kids is US Footy's equivalent of the successful AFL Auskick program. Auskick is a national program in Australia to develop and promote Australian rules football amongst children. ...


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See also

This is a list of Australian rules football leagues outside of Australia. ... The California Australian Football League (CAFL) was the first organized league of Australian Rules Football in the United States of America, and is in itself a member of the United States Australian Football League. ...

External link

  • Official website



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