Kangaroos Host Australia Day Party - Jan 25th
The Etobicoke Kangaroos Australian Football Club are hosting their 4th
Annual Australia Day Party on January 25th at Philthy McNasty's Bar and
Grill, 276 King St West, Toronto. It is located in the heart of the
nightclub district at King/John Sts.
Door will open at 8pm and there is a $5 cover charge that gets you a
free gift to help celebrate Australia's founding back in 1788.
For those new to Toronto, Friday night is the night to be at Philthy
McNasty's. The club will have plenty of prizes again from sponsors
like Cool Beer Brewery, Adidas, Guru Sportswear, BigGrab Sports,
Australian Boot Company, Kellogg's, Pacesetter Travel, Gears Bike Shop
and others. Come along and have great time as we start the 2008
OAFL Footy Season with a bang.
Northwind GM Martin Walter and Sydney Swans GM Tony Morwood interviewed
on 3AW Sports
While in Melbourne recently on a scouting trip for Canadian Born
footballers in Australia, Northwind GM Martin Walter as well as Sydney
Swans GM Tony Morwood conduct an interview with 3AW sports.
OAFL Growth Workshop
Please pass this on to the appropriate members of your clubs. This
email is to announce that the OAFL will be holding a Growth and
Strategy Session on Saturday, February 9th, 2008.
The details of this
event are in the attached flyer. In essence, we wish to hold a
league-wide get-together, where we can discuss how we want this league
to grow in the future and the best way to make it happen. With the
grant from Trillium (and the hope of future grants), now is the time
to make sure that the OAFL grows into the league that we want.
I know from personal experience that many of you have
ideas/expectations/plans about how the OAFL should be run and what its
focus should be.
This is the perfect opportunity to come and have
your say and be a part of the planning to help the OAFL grow and be
sustainable. No votes; no bylaw changes; no pressure; let's just sit
around and talk some footy and think about the long-term direction of
If there are any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to
contact myself, Bryan Wells, Bruce Parker, or Al Will (contact info on
Hope to see you all there.
OAFL Trillium Coordinator
Important Notice To All Northwind National Team Players, Prospects,
Medical, and Management Staff.
The Northwind will be holding a very important Winter Conference.
Your attendance is required on Sunday Dec 16th 2007, from 11:00am to
Location: 30 Grand Truck Crescent. (1 block west of the Air Canada
Centre - go to reception and you will be directed to the conference
On the agenda will be:
- A forum on the teams successes, failures, goals, strategies and
implementation for the 2008 season.
- An outline of the schedule for the International Cup in Australia for
- Important discussion on the Northwinds' schedule for 2008.
- Possible new appointments for the National Teams leadership groups.
- Introduction of North wind’s winter fitness testing program for all
players and prospects.
- Fund Raising initiatives (Northwinds' Membership Packages etc.)
This is not a training.
B.C. Footy, Alberta Footy, Coach’s are encouraged to invite players and
prospects to attend (not mandatory.)
For all Ontario players and prospects however, this meeting is to be
considered a TOP PRIORITY.
Northwind (National Head Coach)
(416)726-3320 or (647)880-8292
OAFL 2007 Annual Report Available
Gets Trillium Grant
The OAFL is pleased to announce that our application for a Trillium
grant has been successfully accepted. More details on this will be
announced as it becomes available.
More information on the Trillium foundation can be found at
AGM this weekend (Saturday November 24th)
Just a quick reminder about the AGM this weekend. Saturday, November 24th
Address for AGM:
20 Maud Street, Suite 405, Toronto
(Between Richmond & Adelaide few block west of Spadina).
Company name Firmwater
Conference Calling: (for out of town clubs)
Access Phone #: 1-800-669-6180
Participant Code: 610819
- Review of 2007 Annual Report
- Voting for 2008 OAFL Executive Positions
- Voting on Bylaw changes/amendments
Mr. Dan Walker Appointed OAFL Marketing and Development Officer
The Ontario Australian Football League ("OAFL") is pleased to announce the
appointment of Mr. Dan Walker as the League's Marketing and Development
Officer on a full time basis effective immediately. Based in Toronto, Dan
will be working out of OAFL/AFL Canada’s Toronto office in downtown Toronto.
As Marketing and Development officer, Dan will be responsible for the
league's day to day football operation along with developing the league's
sponsorship, recruitment, membership and junior development programs. A key
part of his responsibilities will be to increase the league's image and
awareness as well as promote the game of Australian Rule's Football in the
Greater Toronto Area.
In addition to his OAFL duties, Dan will work directly with the
administration and coaching staff at Northwind, Canada's National Australian
Rules Football Team, as it prepares for the International Cup to be held in
Melbourne August 2008. Walker's appointment is fully funded by Ironbark
International Limited, an Ontario Football League sponsor. Dan joins the
OAFL after a successful year in Victoria's GVFL where he played for
Mansfield and was the club's leading goal scorer for 2006, before moving to
the OAFL where in 2007 he won the league goal kicking award. Speaking after
his appointment was made official Mr. Walker made the following comment "I
am excited about this opportunity and I look forward to working with the
OAFL and its member clubs along with the Canadian National Australia Rules
Football Team. Getting community involvement and increasing Canadian public
exposure to the game through junior development programs will be a priority"
For further information please contact:
Marketing and Development Officer Tel: 416 363 8147 Fax: 416 599 4959
Ontario Australian Football League firstname.lastname@example.org
October 5, 2007 -
Northwind, the National Canadian Australian Rules Football Team,
Opens the Markets
AFL great Kevin Sheedy along with players from Northwind,
the National Canadian Australian Rules Football Team, its Head Coach Mark
Block and the team's General Manager Martin Walter opened the market today.
Kevin Sheedy is currently in Toronto to get a firsthand look at the
development of Australian Rules Football in Canada.
OAFL Grand Final October 6th at 12:00 pm
AFL Canada hosting "Australian Convicts" touring Footy Team
On October 6th 2007, 10:00am, AFL Canada will be hosting the touring
"Convicts" Australian Football Team from down under. The game will be part
of the OAFL's Grand Final Day. The combination of these two games promise to
make this one of the greatest spectacles of "FOOTY" on the 2007 calendar.
YOU CAN PLAY!
Yes, even if you are not a member of the Northwind or a non-Canadian, you're
invited. Just contact Rosscoe Heilmann (Northwind Team Manager of
Operations), by phone: (416) 482-6153 or by e-mail .
There are still spots available so register today to ensure your spot on
Dingos Grand Final Party
Footy in Ottawa
In Ottawa and looking to play footy? The Ottawa Swans are getting
Footy in London
London Stallions are also getting things started for 2007
Next Round Matchups