The AFL was pleased to announce today that the 2017 AFL International Cup (IC17) will be held in Melbourne from Saturday August 5 to Saturday August 19, 2017.
The sixth International Cup will again include both men’s and women’s competitions.
The Swedish AFL season is upon us with Helsingborg playing their first game of the season in the DAFL last Saturday and Malmö set to play in their first fixture this coming weekend. For the SAFF, the season is set to get underway at the end of April, although, preseason games will take place over the next couple of weekends.
Along with the local competitions kicking off, the Swedish national men’s team’s 2016 season is also set to begin. The appointment of new Elks head coach for the upcoming season, Brett Petersen, was determined by AFL Sweden at the beginning of the month, which was the first step of putting together a strong Swedish team that will participate in the Euro Cup in October.
After a tough time last October in the Euro cup in Croatia the Swedish Ravens knew exactly what hard work lay ahead of them coming up to last weekends AFL Europe Champions League tournament in Amsterdam.To make it even tougher the Ravens all agreed that they would participate with only 10 players in the 9 a side tournament. All five women’s teams got to face each other in matches consisting of two ten minute halves. With the Amsterdam weather behaving itself the Ravens faced their first challenge up against the GB Swans in the first stage of the round robin tournament.