AFL Europe Announce Norrtålje, Sweden as Euro Cup 2019 Host
England Sides Prepare for AFL Euro Cup 2018 in Cork
June 4, 2018 – With the 2018 Euro Cup just over four months away, the England Dragonslayers and Vixens are working hard to ensure that both teams retain their title in Cork in October.
This week it was announced that the 2019 Euro Cup will take place in Norrtålje, Sweden on Saturday, June 29th 2019. There will also be a General Assembly Meeting held on Sunday 30th June as part of the tournament.
Norrtålje features five pitches and England Team Manager Charlotte-Ellen Eales says that the venue will provide some of the best facilities ever seen for the annual nine-a-side tournament.
“I think it bodes well for a fantastic weekend,” said Eales. “The growth and development of Australian rules football in Sweden over the past few years, particularly in the women’s game, has been really noticeable and we look forward to playing a strong Swedish side.
“The Euro Cup is the most prestigious event in the England calendar and we couldn’t be more pleased that it’s being held in Sweden next year!”
With the 2018 Euro Cup rapidly approaching, Eales says that the focus for both the Dragonslayers and Vixens is currently on preparing for this year’s tournament. With a new coach on board for the Vixens and host of very experienced players in the mix for selection next weekend, both teams will be looking to retain the titles they won last year in Bordeaux.
Historic Euro Cup Performance
2017 – Bordeaux, France
Men’s Grand Final: England Dragonslayers 58 def. Irish Warriors 9
Women’s Grand Final: England Vixens 38 def. Irish Banshees 14
2016 – Lisbon, Portugal
England Dragonslayers – 3rd
Women’s Grand Final: England Vixens 7 def. By Irish Banshees 16
2015 – Umag, Croatia
Men’s Grand Final: England Dragonslayers 26 def. By Denmark Vikings 47
Women’s Grand Final: England Vixens 54 def. Denmark Valkyries 6
2014 – London, United Kingdom
Women’s Grand Final: England Vixens 4.2.26 def. By Irish Banshees 5.1.3
England Dragonslayers – 6th
bold denotes Grand Final winners
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