Umpiring at Euro Cup 2016
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Umpiring at Euro Cup 2016

Umpiring at Euro Cup 2016

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AFL Europe is pleased to bring you the 2016 Euro Cup.

This year's premier 9-a-side tournament will be held in sunny Lisbon on the Saturday after the AFL Grand Final.

The tournament is expected to be the biggest yet, with over 20 teams (including a record number of women's teams) already registered for that one day in October. The competition is assuredly going to be hard fought, with many great stories to remember in the years to come.

Looking back, there have been many hours of memorable footy played at our longest running and most accessible tournament. There'll no doubt be many more great stories to share after Lisbon 2016!

  • Umag 2015 saw Denmark make it back-to-back men's titles (after downing Croatia in 2014with the English reigning supreme in the women's division.
  • The Vixens were downed by the Irish in London 2014, making victory the following year all the more sweet. 
  • Bordeaux 2013 saw England triumphant over host nation France in the men's, with the Crusaders overcoming the French ladies.
  • Edinburgh 2012 was memorable for the 1 point victory to Ireland over Denmark in the men's and a rare double to Ireland in the women's over Crusaders. Ireland are still the only nation to win back-to-back premierships in men's and women's at the same tournaments.
  • Belfast 2011 saw Ireland defeat Croatia in the men's and also defeated Switzerland in the women's.
  • Milan 2010 saw Croatia narrowly overcome Netherlands in the men's, with the inaugural women's match going to Ireland over Italy. 
  • Previous results are also available.

This year's tournament will again commence with a morning of round robin matches both divisions, before moving into the finals stages in the afternoon. Matches will be (with some exceptions as prescribed by the prevailing Tournament Regulations) played in accordance with the Laws of Australian Football (Europe).

Female footy will again be an intrinsic part of the tournament. A record number of teams are registered for the women's division. Indeed, after the inaugural women's division at the recent European Championships, there will certainly be an edge to the competition this time 'round. 

After the strong performance of our umpires at this year's European Championships, we are again looking to field a strong panel of umpires to this year's Cup. Application is via the below registration and selection criteria apply. For those interested, this is the final opportunity to earn selection to International Cup 2017.

Registration is free and includes accommodation, provided you umpire a minimum number of games. Further details upon registration.

In advance, you may want to take a look at our What's Your Decision and Coaching Materials sections of our Umpire Portal. We will host a preparation call prior to the tournament.

If you are unsure if you qualify or want to find out more about this tournament, please email shane@integralsportsadvice.com.


Shane Hill

Head of Umpiring and Community

#thethirdteam #betterumpiresmeanbettergames #footywithoutbarriers

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