Mid American Australian Football League

The MAAFL was a division of the United States Australian Football League and an Australian rules football competition based in the United States.

The league formed 1996 when clubs from Cincinnati and Louisville played the first ever game of Aussie Rules in North America.

Unlike many Metro Footy leagues in the US, the MAAFL was a traditional 18-a-side Australian rules competition and was the oldest and arguably the best supported league in the country. It still holds the record for attendance.

Mid American Australian Football League (crest)
MAAFL Logo

Changes

As of 2007, the league split its teams into two divisions to reduce travel costs.[1]

After 2013, the MAAFL gave way to the Central Region Tournament, one of three annual regional tournaments organized directly by the United States Australian Football League.[2]

Championship Division

Club Colours Years in Competition Premierships
Austin Crows              2015- 2015, 2016, 2018
Chicago Swans          2000-2012 2015- 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Dallas Magpies          2003-2012 2015- 2005, 2017
Denver Bulldogs              2015-2016, 2018
Houston Lonestars              2015-
Nashville Kangaroos              2000-2012, 2015- 2000, 2002, 2010, 2012

Second Division

Club Colours Years in Competition Premierships
Atlanta Kookaburras          2004-2012, 2015-
Cincinnati Dockers          2000-2012, 2015-
Des Moines Roosters          2015-
Oklahoma Football Club          2018

Previous Teams

Club Colours Years in Competition Premierships
Baton Rouge Tigers              2007-2012
Cleveland Cannons              2016
Columbus Jackaroos/Cats                  2009-2012, 2015-2017
Indianapolis Giants              2015-
Kansas City Power                  2001-2003, 2007-2012
Little Rock Coyotes          2017
Louisville Kings          2000, 2007-2012,2018
Milwaukee Bombers          2004-2012,2018 2006
Minnesota Freeze          2007-2009 2015-2017
New York Magpies          2015
Ohio Valley River Rats          2013
Oklahoma City Flyers          2017
St Louis Blues          2001-2012 2003, 2004
Tulsa Buffaloes              2015-2017

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References

  1. ^ Thompson, Troy (February 2, 2007). "New structure for USA's MAAFL - updated - World Footy News". worldfootynews.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Shaibani, Frederick (March 20, 2017). "Footy Around The World: United States of America - World Footy News". worldfootynews.com. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  3. ^ "2018 Central Regional Championship". United States Australian Football League.
Austin Crows

The Austin Crows is a United States Australian Football League team, based in Austin, Texas, United States. It was founded in 2002. They play in the Mid American Australian Football League. The Crows are a mix of Australians, Americans and many other nationalities as well as a wide range of ages and backgrounds.

Australian rules football in the United States

Australian rules football in the United States is a fast-growing team and spectator sport which has been played domestically in the United States since 1996.

There are numerous leagues around the country, a national championship, a national men's team, a national women's team and a national youth team. There are also women's teams, junior teams, modified Australian Football games and non-contact versions such as Footy 7s.

Chicago Swans

The Chicago Swans is a United States Australian Football League team, based in Chicago, United States. It was founded in 1998. They play in the Mid American Australian Football League.

Culture of Chicago

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The city is additionally known for various popular culinary dishes, including deep-dish pizza, the Chicago-style hot dog and the Italian beef sandwich.

Dallas Magpies

The Dallas Magpies is a United States Australian Football League team, based in Dallas, United States. It was founded in 1998. They play in the Mid American Australian Football League division of the United States Australian Football League(USAFL).

Formed in 1997 as the Dallas Outlaws ARFC, the club changed its name to the Dallas Magpies ARFC in 2000, after forming an alliance with the Collingwood Magpies of the AFL.

Milwaukee Bombers

The Milwaukee Bombers is a United States Australian Football League team, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. It was founded in 1998. They play in the Mid American Australian Football League.

South East Australian Football League

The Southeastern Australian Football League was a division of the United States Australian Football League. The league formed in 2001, but disbanded after a few seasons, with North Carolina and Florida moving to the newly formed Eastern Australian Football League and Atlanta and Baton Rouge to the Mid American Australian Football League.

Sports in Milwaukee

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Sports in Wisconsin

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Sports in the United States

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Unlike most other nations, the United States government does not provide funding for sports nor for the United States Olympic Committee.

United States Australian Football League

The United States Australian Football League (USAFL) is the governing body for Australian rules football in the United States. It was conceived in 1996 and organized in 1997. It is based in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

In 2011, there were 10,000 registered players. There are 43 member clubs, of which 42 have men's teams (all except North Star Blue Ox) and 22 have women's teams.

Most of the football clubs in the United States have a traditional 18-a-side team for representative purposes and multiple 9-a-side teams running in a local league.

Clubs in the Mid American Australian Football League
Governing body
Promotional body
National team
Representative competitions
Major leagues
Women's leagues

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