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Two years ago, the USAFL held its Western Regional Championships in the Denver suburb of Westminster.
Two years hence, we are back, only this time for the Central Regionals. It’s always good when a city can shift regions without the aid of some sort of earthquake, right?
The city is a mile high, the air this thin, but the football will be thick with champions trying to do their thing again. The Austin men and Denver ladies are looking to stretch their trophy case’s structural integrity just a bit more, while others are looking to end the day on Saturday lifting hardware.
We are thoroughly in summer's grip, and the USAFL season is well and truly underway. We're in between the first two regionals, and everyone is ramping up their campaigns as we head towards Nationals.
There are five interclub events this weekend and a bunch of community happenings as well. For the games, click on the location for the Facebook event links. For the community events, the links will take you to the host's Facebook page.
In this, the fifth year of the Reigonal Championships Series, one thing that can be counted on is that the weather will be unforgiving.
However, by some divine providence of the Australian Football gods, it was a cool and breezy day at the Raleigh MAC Sports & Entertainment Complex. It was a beautiful day, and for three clubs, the day was made even better by winning the first regional championships of the summer.
In my mind, I’m going to Carolina. Tomorrow, we’ll all be there in person.
Raleigh, North Carolina. One leg of the Research Triangle, home to the NC State Wolfpack, the Carolina Hurricanes, and some damn fine BBQ. Whether you like it saucy or vinegary is your own choice and I won’t hold you to whatever you enjoy most.
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Since the end of March, that has been a few USAFL matches here and there, with teams either shaking off the winter cold or preparing for the long seasonal journey with training matches, metro games, and the odd AFLX carnival.
This weekend, however, things kick into high gear.
Nine events across the USA -- including two up in Maple Leaf Land -- punctuate this weekend's Aussie Rules activities. Attached to each event is the Facebook event page, which will have up-to-date information on venue, start times, and game status should there be inclement weather.
What a long, strange trip it’s been. We’re finally at the last of the nine part season preview series. And we saved the best for last.
Just as it has in the men’s game, the West has produced some of the best women’s football, and, owing to the fact that Denver was in this region up until last season, an astounding nine D1 championships on the trot, as well as all four D2 titles contested.