After a great first round with close contests, the DAFA League heads into round 2 this weekend with some reinforcements coming to all three teams.
After the Wombats lost their first two games, they are hopeful of notching their first win with some tall timber returning to the lineup in Arnout Brokking, as well as the boy from Wang – Dan Lewis – to provide some forward thrusts from the midfield.
The Devils will see Captain Kolman take charge from the half-back line as well as their midfield dynamo Daan van der Putten, and are confident of putting some heat onto the current leaders, Den Haag.
Finally, the Storks will be firing from all cylinders with Michel van Eijk lining up for his first appearance of the league to try and consolidate their leading position.
Round one saw the Ooievaars beating the Amsterdam Devils by 15 points and the Wombats by 10 points. The Devils then redeemed themselves by beating the Wombats by 10 points.
Nick ‘Ned’ Moran of the Ooievaars kicked 8 goals for the day, closely followed in the Golden Clog goal kicking award by Nick ‘Swirl’ Bennett. JJ Farrell was among the best of the day, while Bill Johnstein and Zach O’Brien are leading the Kattenberg award for leading point kicker.
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The first round of the DAFA League will start today, with three round robin matches to be played at Sportpark de Eendracht in Amsterdam.
Three teams will be contesting the DAFA League this year – The Amsterdam Devils, The Den Haag Ooievaars and The Amsterdam Wombats.
Game day one will see the Devils take on the Ooievaars, then at the Ooievaars take on the Wombats, and finally the Amsterdam Derby between the Devils and the Wombats will played.
Full team lists can be found here. Come down from 1pm onwards for a great day of footy! See below map for location of the ground.
On Saturday 16 May the DAFA Competition Draft Night was held at major sponsor Drover’s Dog in Amsterdam, which revealed the three teams that will be taking part in the upcoming DAFA Competition. It also featured the unveiling of the Amsterdam Devils’ new jumper with the logos of our two major sponsors, Easier Dental Care and Drovers Dog.
Full teams can be found below:
- Jort Kolman (Captain)
- Stephen Dillon (Sports Psychologist/Veteran’s list)
- Daan van der Putten
- Daan Starrenburg
- Joe Durling
- Max Durling
- Nick Moran
- Reinier Vriend
- Jos Embden
- Simon Alger
- Jerome Farrell
The Hague Storks/Den Haag Ooievaars
- Maurice Verbakel (Captain)
- Nick Bennett (fitness coach/hair stylist)
- Breck Robertson
- Nick Staples
- Rick Hocking
- Scott Meltzer
- Brody Warren
- Kiel Buckland
- Zach O’Neil
- Michel van Eijk
- Julian Poole
- Pedro Zuidberg (Captain)
- Damian Trevenen (Story teller/)
- Michiel van der Lugt
- Bill Johnstone
- Arnout Brokking
- Peter Rossiter
- Daniel Lewis
- Timothy Nelson (injury list)
- Brendan Cartledge
- Little Nicky
- Bas van Schie
- Joe Wegs
- James Greig
Rookie List (To be allocated)
- Jeroen Schillings
- Barry Parker
The final draw for the AFL Europe Champions League has been released.
The tournament will consist of two groups of five teams, of which the top two will go on to play off in the semi finals and ultimately the Champions League trophy!
For those teams ending lower than 2nd in the group there will be play-off matches to determine their place in the final ranking.
Click below to see the full draw:
There will be a pre-season training session at the Zuiderpark in the Hague on Monday 19 January at 7pm. The session will be a fitness session, so bring your runners. If you want to join, come down at 7pm to the park entrance on the Melis Stokelaan where the main car park is (near the swimming pool) where we’ll meet and go from there.
In case you can’t find the meeting point or if you are running late, please contact Micka on 0615370945.
We are currently putting the finishing touches on the full game day schedule for 2015. It will be posted here as soon as it is finalised.
A sneak-peek at some of this year’s events:
- Amsterdam Devils – Wandsworth Demons (UK) – 14 March 2015
- AFL Europe Champions League – 21 March 2015
- DAFA Dutch International Cup – Date TBC
- AFL Europe Euro Cup – 11 October 2015
On Saturday, March 21st 2015 the AFL Europe Champions League will be held in Amsterdam. Teams from all over Europe will be coming to the Netherlands for a great day of footy and fun. To make this into a success, we are looking for volunteers to help us out to prepare the tournament and assist on the day itself.
If you love footy or would like to get to know Australian Football but cannot play yourself, we would love for you to be involved in organising this tournament and being part of the day. Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact form on this website to let us know that you would like to help out.
Season 2015 has a lot in store for DAFA members!! Pre-season training has commenced at the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. Training sessions are at the regular 7pm timeslot every Thursday, and Saturdays at 10am. With only nine weeks to go before our first competitive international match we need to make the most of it, so make sure you come down!
Below is a location map to show the exact gathering point in the Vondelpark (near the PC Hoofstraat entrance).
If you come from outside of Amsterdam and don’t want to pay 4 euros an hour for parking your car, there are several park & ride options that you might want to consider:
General information: http://www.parkeren-amsterdam.com/pr-transferium
The P&R that is possible the easiest option is: http://www.parkeren-amsterdam.com/pr-olympisch-stadion, From there you can easily grab tram 16 or 24. Get off at Museumplein and walk the last 4 minutes to the location (see attachment how to walk the last part). When you grab the tram from one of the P&R, parking costs only 1 euro for 24 hours.