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.
|United States Australian Football League|
|Sport||Australian rules football|
|No. of teams||42 (men's) and 22 (women's)|
|Men's: Austin Crows|
Women's: San Francisco Iron Maidens
|Most titles||Men: Denver Bulldogs|
Women: Denver Bulldogs
|TV partner(s)||Go Live Sports Cast Youtube|
The first match between two local US clubs was played in 1996 between Cincinnati and Louisville. In the first year the Mid American Australian Football League was formed. Many of the local players had found out about the game in the 1980s on television via the then-nascent ESPN cable network. Although the local game grew, ESPN no longer broadcast AFL matches, and in response the lobby group, Australian Football Association of North America was formed.
In 1997, the first club national championships were held in Cincinnati. Nashville hosted the first Australian Grand Final Festival in the same year. The United States Australian Football League (USAFL) was formed in 1997 to govern the code in the country.
The involvement of many well-known Australians has helped boost the relations between the USAFL and AFL. In the early days, Paul Roos was a key figure.
USAFL is responsible for the co-ordination of the National Teams, the USA Revolution men's team and the USA Freedom women's team. The team plays in international tournaments and exhibition matches against other countries. National team players are selected from the best US-born players from the club teams across the country.
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 3rd out of 10 countries. They competed in the 2008 Australian Football International Cup where the Revolution finished 7th out of 16 countries. At the 2011 Australian Football International Cup, the Revolution finished 4th in an increased field of 18 countries. The Revolution finished 8th at the 2014 Australian Football International Cup, again with 18 countries participating.
|Club||City||State||Region||Est.||Titles (M)||Titles (F)||Website|
|Baton Rouge Tigers||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||Central||2004||Link|
|Calgary Kangaroos||Calgary||Alberta||AFL Canada||2002||3||Link|
|DC Eagles||Washington||District of Columbia||East||2017||Link|
|Des Moines Roosters||Des Moines||Iowa||Central||2010||Link|
|Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||East||2005||Link|
|Golden Gate Roos||San Francisco||California||West||1998||1||3||Link|
|Kansas City Power||Kansas City||Missouri||Central||1998||Link|
|Las Vegas Gamblers||Las Vegas||Nevada||West||2005||Link|
|Los Angeles Dragons||Los Angeles||California||West||2010||Link|
|Little Rock Coyotes||Little Rock||Arkansas||Central||2016||Link|
|New York Magpies||New York||New York||East||1998||2||Link|
|North Carolina Tigers||Raleigh||North Carolina||East||1997||Link|
|North Star Blue Ox||Minneapolis–Saint Paul||Minnesota||Central||2017||Link|
|Oklahoma Football Club||Oklahoma City /Tulsa||Oklahoma||Central||2017||Link|
|Orange County Giants||Orange County||California||West||1998||Link|
|Quebec Saints||Montreal||Quebec||AFL Canada||2008||Link|
|San Diego Lions||San Diego||California||West||1997||2||Link|
|Saint Louis Blues||St. Louis||Missouri||Central||1997||Link|
|Club||Years in competition||Premierships||Reason for Disbandment|
|Baltimore Washington Eagles||1998 - 2017||Split to form Baltimore Dockers and DC Eagles|
|Charleston Saints||2011 - 2015||Folded|
|Detroit Overdrive||1999 - 2006||Folded|
|Florida Redbacks||1999 - 2013||Folded|
|Illinois Ironmen||2000 - 2004||Merged with Chicago Swans|
|Inland Empire Eagles||1997 - 2002||Folded|
|Lehigh Valley Crocs||1999 - 2003||Absorbed by Philadelphia Hawks|
|Los Angeles Crows||1996 - 2003||Folded|
|Mojave Greens||2003 - 2006||Folded|
|Oklahoma City Flyers||2016 - 2017||Merged with Tulsa to form Oklahoma FC|
|Pittsburgh Wallabies||2004 - 2006||Absorbed by Philadelphia Hawks|
|South Carolina Hawks||1999 - 2001||Folded|
|St. Petersburg Swans||2014 - 2017||Created Major League Footy|
|Tri Cities Saints||1999 - 2004||Folded|
|Tucson Javelinas||1999 - 2004||Folded|
|Tulsa Buffaloes||2010 - 2017||Merged with Oklahoma City to form Oklahoma FC|
|Vancouver Cougars||2006 - 2009||1||Still active in AFL Canada|
The Arizona Hawks is a United States Australian Football League team, based in Arizona, United States. It was founded in 1999. They play in the USAFL.Atlanta Kookaburras
The Atlanta Kookaburras is a United States Australian Football League team, based in Atlanta, United States. It was founded in 1998. They play in the USAFL.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.Baton Rouge Tigers
The Baton Rouge Tigers is a United States Australian Football League team, based in Baton Rouge, United States. It was founded in 2004. They play in the USAFL.Boston Demons
The Boston Demons is a United States Australian Football League team, based in Boston, United States. It was founded in 1997. They play in the Eastern Australian Football League.Cincinnati Dockers
The Cincinnati Dockers is a United States Australian Football League team, based in Cincinnati, United States.
2016 Division-4 National Champions of the USAFL.
5 time Division-4 National ChampionsDallas Magpies
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The Golden Gate Roos are a United States Australian Football League team, based in San Francisco, California, United States. The team was founded in 1998 and is named after the North Melbourne Football Club from Melbourne, Australia. Golden Gate won the USAFL National Championship in 2017.Houston Lonestars
The Houston Lonestars is a United States Australian Football League team, based in Houston, United States. It was founded in 2010. They play in the USAFL.Lehigh Valley Crocs
The Lehigh Valley Crocs was a United States Australian Football League team based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. The team was founded in April 1999 by Michelle and Robert Giabardo. Giabardo was the team's head coach.Los Angeles Dragons
The Los Angeles Dragons are an Australian rules football team, based in Los Angeles, California. They were founded in 2010 and play in the United States Australian Football League.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.
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The club in the USAFL in 2004 and the EAFL in 2005.
The club also held a tournament, known as the Steel City Boomerang Cup, which was played only once, in 2004.Sacramento Suns
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Clubs in the United States Australian Football League