Meet the opposition - 2018

Kingdom Kangaroos

The Kingdom Kangaroos Australian Rules Football Club was founded in 2013 and play in the Scottish Australian Football League. The Club is based in Kirkcaldy, Fife but draws on players from a wide geographical area from Edinburgh, Perth and as far north as Aberdeen. The Kangaroo moniker was adopted due to a close working relationship the club initiated with the North Melbourne Kangaroos. The Kingdom Kangaroos have qualified for the SARFL finals in 2 of the 3 seasons they have competed, though they are still to make the grand final. The Roos are one of only a few clubs in the UK to have a fully functioning youth programme. The primary programme (Kanga Kick) will be entering its 5th year whilst the sport has been rolled out to two Fife high schools. The club has plans to deliver Scotland’s first ever under 16’s match which is scheduled for April (Kirkcaldy High School Redbacks v Balwearie High School Goannas)

Thanks to David MacKay for the information. We play the Roos at the Bawbag Cup on February 24th

West Lothian Eagles

The West Lothian Eagles are Scotland's newest non league development team which Started in the summer of 2016 with two guys kicking a ball about a field. The last 7 months have been a very busy period for them. We have a very special and close relationship with the West Coast Eagles their parent club in Australia whom have very kindly donated training tops, strips and balls, even Matt priddis has shared our posts on Facebook. Although only being 7 months old we have still managed to play 2 games. We hope to continue to build our team for entering the Scottish Australian football league for 2018.

Thanks to Mikey Allen for the information. We play the Eagles at the Bawbag Cup on February 24th

Putney Magpies

Set up circa 2003 from the driving passion of a single man, The Putney Magpies are a London based Australian Rules Football club who compete in AFL London's premier and social leagues. As of the 2017 season, Putney will be proudly putting forward their first ever women's squad to compete in AFL London's Women's League. Putney have over the course of 14 years displayed remarkable feats of footy prowess as well as pure party mayhem. Albeit, commonly known for its open and relaxed nature, the club's motto - "everyone gets a kick at Putney" is indicative of what Putney stands for and how its players go about their business both on and off the field. The Magpies have a strong history in Newcastle and their rivalry against the Tyne Tees Tigers is a cherished and fierce one. No matter the situation, the Putney Magpies get around each other and always get amongst it. Up you Hot Pies!

Thanks to Miles Watson for the Information. We play the Pies in the annual Tigerpig Trophy at GSA on March 24th 10am

Edinburgh Bloods

Founded in 2004,the Edinburgh Bloods are Scotland's most successful club, winning 7 SARFL(Scottish Australian Football League) premierships in a row. The Bloods name is due to the initial connection the team had with the Sydney Swans, who provided the first playing kit, as they were originally the Melbourne Bloods. The Bloods have contributed several players to the Scottish Clansmen national team as well as one player representing the European Legion Team against the AIS-AFL Academy. Having missed out on a SARFL Grand Final place in 2016, The Bloods are determined to make amends in the 2017 season!

Thanks to Chris McGookin for the information.

Greater Glasgow Giants

The Giants were formed in late 2014 by Douglas Hunter and entered SARFL in 2015. The Giants are based on Glasgow and have players from across the Greater Glasgow area. We’ve made the Grand Final each year since joining the league, and came away with the premiership in 2017 after beating the Kingdom Kangaroos in their first Grand Final outing. We’ve now looking forward to our first stint in the AFL Europe Champions League in April. As well as a men’s teams we have a women’s team who made their debut at the Haggis Cup in 2017, combining with women from Edinburgh and Wimbledon Hawks. We are also establishing a schools programme in South Lanarkshire. When we are not playing or training you will find us in our sponsors Malones Bar Glasgow !

Thanks to Kirsty Gray for the Information

Glasgow Sharks

The Glasgow Sharks were founded in 2003 by Andrew Butler from a team that had existed back in the 90s called the Caledonia Sharks who would travel from Glasgow to participate in the BARFL around England. The clubs motto of “One Goal, One Passion, One Club” signifies the clubs desire to keep growing the sport and getting more people involved. With Mens and Womens teams competing in the SARFL and in other invitational tournaments (The Womens Team set to participate in the upcoming Leprechaun Cup) the Sharks try to cater for all. The Sharks hold their own inter club league, the CAFL (Caledonian Australian Football League). Where men and women can compete in a 7 aside format that the Sharks coaching staff use to teach the fundamental skills in a friendly and non-competitive environment.

Thanks to John McIntyre for the information

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