Dynasties continue as USAFL crowns its best

THE pinnacle of the United States Australian Rules Football League (USAFL) calendar was held over the weekend, as the USAFL Nationals took place in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.

Dozens of teams from across the United States gathered in sunny Florida for the tournament, where some true dynasties continued to flourish across both the men’s and women’s divisions.

In perhaps a moment of déjà vu, the 2022 Division 1 winners emerged victorious yet again in 2023, with Austin taking out the men’s title and Golden Gate the women’s.


Division 1

The Austin Crows continue to reign supreme of Men’s Division 1, after they took out their fifth title in a row.

After topping their pool after the group stage, they went on to defeat the Denver Bulldogs by 17 points in the decider.

Divisions 2 to 5

The Division 2 title went to the Sacaremento Suns, who after finishing as one of two teams that were undefeated after the pool stage, went on to defeat fellow pool stage undefeated side the Seattle Grizzlies in a nailbiting final.

Division 3 was taken out by the Philadelphia Hawks, who took out a statement making Grand Final win over Oklahoma.

The Division 4 trophy stayed in Florida, after Jacksonville had a hard fought one-goal win over the North Carolina Tigers in the decider.

Last but not least, Austin took home a second title on the men’s side of the competition after their Reserves side took out a comfortable win in the Division 5 Grand Final.


Division 1

Once again, it is Golden Gate who reign supreme of Women’s First Division, taking out their its USAFL Nationals title in a row.

The Iron Maidens (previously known as San Francisco) did suffer a rare loss in the pool games, but turned things around in the final. They went on to beat Minnesota by a goal, who were the ones who had beaten the Iron Maidens earlier in the tournament.

Division 2

The Austin Crows have made it back to back Women’s Division 2 titles by taking the 2023 title.

The Crows remained undefeated after the weekend’s action, beating out Quebec, New York, Houston and DC for the title.

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