AFL Italia!

AFL Italia!

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Yes, that’s right Aussie Rules Football in Italy!! ¬†That’s exactly what I thought when I got a call from the President of the Australia Italia Association back in October 2009 saying he’d been contacted by a group of Italians wanting to establish an Aussie Rules Footy Club in Italy ūüôā

How this came about was that a group of Italians, led by a footy crazy Ital-Australian from Pescara decided they’d enter into the 2009 Euro Footy Cup being held in Zagreb, Croatia.

They managed to pull together 20 keen Italians (young and old…), roughed up a team logo and bought uniforms and tracksuits and headed off for their first ever Aussie Rules Euro Cup experience.

Finishing 13th on the day (15 Teams competed) and having so much fun they all decided they wanted to make Aussie Rules in Italy a reality.

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