Mid American Australian Football League

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The MAAFL was a division of the United States Australian Football League and an Australian rules football competition based in the United States.

The league formed 1996 when clubs from Cincinnati and Louisville played the first ever game of Aussie Rules in the United States.

Unlike many Metro Footy leagues in the US, the MAAFL was a traditional 18-a-side Australian rules competition and was the oldest and arguably the best supported league in the country. It still holds the record for attendance.

Changes

As of 2007, the league split its teams into two divisions to reduce travel costs.[1]

After 2013, the MAAFL gave way to the Central Region Tournament, one of three annual regional tournaments organized directly by the United States Australian Football League.[2]

Championship Division

Club Colours Years in Competition Premierships
Austin Crows     2015- 2015, 2016, 2018
Chicago Swans    2000-2012 2015- 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Dallas Magpies    2003-2012 2015- 2005, 2017
Denver Bulldogs     2015-2016, 2018
Houston Lonestars     2015-
Nashville Kangaroos     2000-2012, 2015- 2000, 2002, 2010, 2012

Second Division

Club Colours Years in Competition Premierships
Atlanta Kookaburras    2004-2012, 2015-
Cincinnati Dockers    2000-2012, 2015-
Des Moines Roosters    2015-
Oklahoma Football Club    2018

Previous Teams

Club Colours Years in Competition Premierships
Baton Rouge Tigers     2007-2012
Cleveland Cannons     2016
Columbus Jackaroos/Cats      2009-2012, 2015-2017
Indianapolis Giants     2015-
Kansas City Power      2001-2003, 2007-2012
Little Rock Coyotes    2017
Louisville Kings    2000, 2007-2012,2018
Milwaukee Bombers    2004-2012,2018 2006
Minnesota Freeze    2007-2009 2015-2017
New York Magpies    2015
Ohio Valley River Rats    2013
Oklahoma City Flyers    2017
St Louis Blues    2001-2012 2003, 2004
Tulsa Buffaloes     2015-2017

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References

  1. ^ Thompson, Troy (February 2, 2007). "New structure for USA's MAAFL - updated - World Footy News". worldfootynews.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Shaibani, Frederick (March 20, 2017). "Footy Around The World: United States of America - World Footy News". worldfootynews.com. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "2018 Central Regional Championship". United States Australian Football League.
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