2011 Australian Football International Cup

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2011 Australian Football International Cup
2011 AFL International Cup Logo.jpg
League Australian Football International Cup
Sport Australian rules football
Men's Division 1 champions Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Men's Division 2 champions Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji
Women's Division champions Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Australian Football International Cup seasons

The 2011 Australian Football International Cup is the fourth edition of the Australian Football International Cup, an international Australian rules football competition run by the Australian Football League.

Contents

It was contested between 12 and 27 August 2011, with games to be played in both Melbourne and Sydney. Ireland won its second men's championship, and the inaugural women's championship (Ryan Aslett Cup).

Competing Teams

On 1 July 2011, the AFL confirmed the 18 men's teams that would participate in the 2011 International Cup: [1]

GuernseyCountryNicknameFinal RankWorld Team Rep's
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Warriors
13 + Coach
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea
Mosquitos
24
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
Falcons
33
Flag of the United States.svg USA
Revolution
43
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Lions
53
Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru
Chiefs
61
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
Bulldogs
70
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Vikings
81
Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga
Tigers
91
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
Northwind
101
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Elks
111
Flag of Japan.svg Japan
Samurais
121
Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji
Tribe
13 (1st Div 2)1
Flag of France.svg France
Les Coqs
14 (2nd Div 2)0
Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Palestine.svg Israel & Palestine
Peres Team for Peace
150
Flag of India.svg India
Tigers
160
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Red Demons
170
Flag of East Timor.svg Timor-Leste
Crocodiles
180

17 of these clubs represented single nations, and one (the Peres Team for Peace) represented both Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

As well as the above Men's teams, for the first time in the history of the tournament, there was also a Women's competition, with five teams participating: [1]

GuernseyCountryNicknameFinal RankWorld Team Rep's
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Banshees
18 + Coach
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
Canada Northern Lights
25
Flag of the United States.svg USA
Freedom
36
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea
Flame
43
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Indigenous/Multicultural Australia
Indigenous/Multicultural
52

Men's Fixtures

Round 1

Before the tournament, the 18 clubs were seeded into six groups of three, ranked based on previous performance in International Cups, or in the case of the newer teams, at the discretion of the AFL: [2]

Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4Group 5Group 6

Matches

The first round of matches was played with modified rules, most significantly the reduction of game length to two-quarters, in the same manner as the 2011 NAB Cup.

Group 1
Saturday, 13 August 11:00 am Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 6.8 (44)def. Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 1.1 (7) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 12:00 pm Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 10.10 (70)def. Flag of France.svg France 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 1:00 pm Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 7.6 (48)def. Flag of France.svg France 1.1 (7) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Group 2
Saturday, 13 August 2:00 pm Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 6.5 (41)def. Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 3:00 pm Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 15.4 (94)def. Flag of India.svg India 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 4:00 pm Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 7.7 (49)def. Flag of India.svg India 0.1 (1) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Group 3
Saturday, 13 August 5:00 pm Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 4.2 (26)def. Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 1.3 (9) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 6:00 pm Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 18.6 (114)def. Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 7:00 pm Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 10.8 (68)def. Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1.0 (6) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Group 4
Saturday, 13 August 11:00 am Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 10.10 (70)def. Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 12:00 pm Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 14.9 (93)def. Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 1:00 pm Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 8.6 (54)def. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 1.0 (6) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Group 5
Saturday, 13 August 2:00 pm Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru 6.6 (42)def. Flag of Japan.svg Japan 3.1 (19) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 3:00 pm Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru 6.6 (42)def. Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 2.3 (15) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 4:00 pm Flag of Japan.svg Japan 4.6 (30)def. Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 4.4 (28) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Group 6
Saturday, 13 August 5:00 pm Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 2.0 (12)def. by Flag of the United States.svg United States 2.3 (15) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 6:00 pm Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 3.6 (24)def. Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Palestine.svg Peres Team for Peace 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 7:00 pm Flag of the United States.svg United States 12.7 (79)def. Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Palestine.svg Peres Team for Peace 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report

Round 2

At the conclusion of Round 1, the best two teams from each Group were regrouped into four groups of three teams, based on Win-Draw-Loss performance and Percentage in Round 1, all within a larger group known as Division 1. These teams would remain in contention for the International Cup title. The remaining six were regrouped in the same way, into two subgroups of Division 2. These teams would compete for a secondary prize.

The structure of the groups was as follows:

Division 1Division 2
Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4Group 1Group 2

Division 1

Division 1 teams played one match against each team in their respective groups.

Division 1 Group 1
Monday, 15 August 4:00 pm Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 2.3 (15)def. by Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 6.8 (44) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Wednesday, 17 August 2:00 pm Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 15.10 (100)def. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 0.2 (2) Bruce Purser Reserve Report
Saturday, 20 August 10:00 am Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 5.9 (39)def. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 3.2 (20) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Division 1 Group 2
Monday, 15 August 12:00 pm Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 12.5 (77)def. Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 6.2 (38) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Wednesday, 17 August 2:00 pm Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 15.14 (104)def. Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 1.0 (6) Bus Loop Oval Report
Saturday, 20 August 4:00 pm Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 11.6 (72)def. Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 1.3 (9) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Division 1 Group 3
Monday, 15 August 2:00 pm Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru 9.7 (61)def. Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 5.5 (35) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Wednesday, 17 August 2:00 pm Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 17.17 (119)def. Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 0.2 (2) Gipps Road Sporting Complex, Holroyd Report
Saturday, 20 August 2:00 pm Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 16.14 (110)def. Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru 4.3 (27) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Division 1 Group 4
Monday, 15 August 5:00 pm Flag of the United States.svg United States 17.12 (114)def. Flag of Japan.svg Japan 0.1 (1) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Wednesday, 17 August 2:00 pm Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 14.9 (93)def. Flag of Japan.svg Japan 1.3 (9) Mona Park, Auburn Report
Sunday, 21 August 10:40 am Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 2.6 (18)def. by Flag of the United States.svg United States 7.14 (56) ANZ Stadium Report
TEAMPWLDPFPA%PTS
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 2200176151173.338
Flag of the United States.svg United States 220017019894.748
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 220022929789.668
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 220013922631.828
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 21106546170.774
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 21108611078.184
Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru 21108814560.694
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 21104611540.004
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 2020358342.170
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 20204418124.310
Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 20203718020.560
Flag of Japan.svg Japan 2020102074.830

Division 2

Division 2 teams played one match against each team in their respective groups, as well as a single "cross-over" match against a team in the opposite group.

Division 2 Group 1
Wednesday, 17 August 12:00 pm Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 11.19 (85)def. Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Palestine.svg Peres Team for Peace 4.2 (26) Mona Park, Auburn Report
Saturday, 20 August 6:00 pm Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1.1 (7)def. by Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Palestine.svg Peres Team for Peace 12.18 (90) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Wednesday, 24 August 1:00 pm Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 14.17 (101)def. Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 2.3 (15) Western Oval Report
Division 2 Group 2
Wednesday, 17 August 2:00 pm Flag of France.svg France 17.20 (122)def. Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor 2.1 (13) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 20 August 12:00 pm Flag of France.svg France 14.15 (99)def. Flag of India.svg India 1.2 (8) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Wednesday, 24 August 9:00 am Flag of India.svg India 9.6 (60)def. Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor 8.4 (52) Western Oval Report
Division 2 Cross-Over Matches
Wednesday, 17 August 12:00 pm Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 5.12 (42)def. Flag of India.svg India 2.2 (14) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 20 August 6:00 pm Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 21.16 (142)def. Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor 1.1 (7) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Wednesday, 24 August 11:00 am Flag of France.svg France 5.5 (35)def. Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Palestine.svg Peres Team for Peace 4.5 (29) Western Oval Report
TEAMPWLDPFPA%PTS
Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 330032842780.9512
Flag of France.svg France 330025650512.0012
Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Palestine.svg Peres Team for Peace 3120139127109.454
Flag of India.svg India 31208219442.274
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 31206420531.224
Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor 30307232422.220

Division 1 Semi-Finals

At the conclusion of Round 2, the teams were once again re-seeded based on their performance in the previous round; the teams in Division 1 were seeded in positions 1-12, and the teams in Division 2 in positions 13–18.

Division 1 Semi-Finals
Wednesday, 24 August 9:00 am Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 1.1 (7)def. by Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru 15.4 (94) Ransford Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 11:00 am Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 7.9 (51)def. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 2.3 (15) Ransford Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 1:00 pm Flag of the United States.svg United States 3.3 (21)def. by Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 9.14 (63) Ransford Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 3:00 pm Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 5.16 (46)def. Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 2.1 (13) Ransford Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 3:00 pm Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 13.8 (86)def. Flag of Japan.svg Japan 2.1 (13) McAllister Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 3:00 pm Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 1.3 (9)def. by Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 5.9 (39) Western Oval Report

These matches were played at the same time as the final Round 2 Division 2 matches; the Division 2 teams did not participate in this round.

Finals

Division 1 11th/12th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 12:30 pm Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 5.7 (37)def. Flag of Japan.svg Japan 4.9 (33) Western Oval Report
Division 1 9th/10th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 10:30 am Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 6.4 (40)def. by Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 6.10 (46) Ransford Oval Report
Division 1 7th/8th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 10:30 am Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 3.3 (21)def. by Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 8.12 (60) McAllister Oval Report
Division 1 5th/6th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 12:30 pm Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 7.10 (52)def. Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru 7.4 (46) McAllister Oval Report
Division 1 3rd/4th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 12:30 pm Flag of the United States.svg United States 6.5 (41)def. by Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 12.4 (76) Ransford Oval Report
Division 1 Grand Final
Saturday, 27 August 11:40 am Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland def. Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Melbourne Cricket Ground Report
1.0 (6)
3.0 (18)
5.4 (34)
 8.5 (53)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.2 (20)
5.4 (34)
5.5 (35)
 5.5 (35)
Mike Finn 4
Fergal McManus 3
Fearghal Purcell 1
GoalsS. Susuve 3
B. Beno, A. Pinda 1
Mike Finn, Seán McGuinness, Cian Quigley, Roch Hanmore, Fearghal Purcell, Gerard Walls BestP. Philip, J. Ikupu, S. Susuve, G. Simon, B. Beno, J. James
  • Ireland scored the last seven goals of the match to complete a big comeback.
Division 2 5th/6th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 8:30 am Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 6.6 (42)def. Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor 5.5 (35) Ransford Oval Report
Division 2 3rd/4th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 8:30 am Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Palestine.svg Peres Team for Peace 7.15 (57)def. Flag of India.svg India 2.8 (20) McAllister Oval Report
Division 2 Grand Final
Friday, 26 August 2:30 pm Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 9.8 (62)def. Flag of France.svg France 3.3 (21) McAllister Oval Report

Women's Fixtures

Round 1

In the opening round of the Women's International Cup, the five teams played each other once, over the course of 10 days.

Round 1
Monday, 15 August 1:00 pm Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 1.1 (7)def. by Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 9.3 (57) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Monday, 15 August 3:00 pm Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 1.2 (8)def. by Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 4.7 (31) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Wednesday, 17 August 12:00 pm Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 0.0 (0)def. by Flag of the United States.svg United States 10.12 (72) Bruce Purser Reserve Report
Wednesday, 17 August 12:00 pm Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 0.0 (0)def. by Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 3.7 (25) Bus Loop Oval Report
Thursday, 18 August 5:00 pm Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 0.1 (1)def. by Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 19.13 (127) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Thursday, 18 August 7:00 pm Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 1.0 (6)def. by Flag of the United States.svg United States 6.5 (41) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 20 August 1:00 pm Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 2.0 (12)def. by Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 12.8 (80) Mona Park, Auburn Report
Saturday, 20 August 3:00 pm Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 4.5 (29)def. Flag of the United States.svg United States 1.5 (11) Mona Park, Auburn Report
Wednesday, 24 August 11:00 am Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 2.0 (12)def. by Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 4.8 (32) McAllister Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 1:00 pm Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 5.5 (35)def. Flag of the United States.svg United States 2.4 (16) McAllister Oval Report
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Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 440026337737.8416
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 43109454174.0712
Flag of the United States.svg United States 422014070200.008
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 41307515349.024
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 4040202886.940

Finals

At the conclusion of Round 1, Australia, the lowest ranked team in the competition based on points and percentage, was eliminated and finished in 5th place. The remaining four clubs will compete in the finals.

3rd/4th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 12:30 pm Flag of the United States.svg United States 4.3 (27)def. Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 1.2 (8) Western Oval Report
Grand Final
Friday, 26 August 2:30 pm Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 5.9 (39)def. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 1.2 (8) Ransford Oval Report

World Teams

Men's World Team

AFL International Cup 2011 Men's World Team
B: Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Steve Rutledge Flag of New Zealand.svg Steven Howard Flag of Fiji.svg Laijiasa Bolenaivalu
HB: Flag of Tonga.svg Penisimani Mahina Flag of Ireland.svg Mike Finn (C) Flag of South Africa.svg Tshoboko Moagi
C: Flag of Ireland.svg Paul Sharry Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg John James Flag of New Zealand.svg Andrew Marsden
HF: Flag of South Africa.svg Bayanda Sobetwa Flag of the United States.svg Bryan Dragus Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Emmaus Wartovo
F: Flag of Japan.svg Ken Sato Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Stanis Susuve Flag of Nauru.svg Johnny Dagiaro
Foll: Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Anthony Trigg Flag of Ireland.svg Kevin O’Brien Flag of the United States.svg Steve Fashant
Int: Flag of New Zealand.svg Aaron Harris Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg John Ikupu Flag of Denmark.svg Mathias Biron
Flag of South Africa.svg Steven Matshane Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Lantz Flag of the United States.svg Andrew Werner
Coach: Flag of Ireland.svg Tom Madigan & PNG Coach (not found)

Women's World Team

AFL International Cup 2011 Women's World Team
B: Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Caitlin Kidd Flag of Ireland.svg Laura Corrigan Flag of Australia (converted).svg Emma MacNeill
HB: Flag of Ireland.svg Natlie Behan Flag of the United States.svg Becky Kraft Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Erin Le Blanc
C: Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Taiva Lavai Flag of Ireland.svg Marie Keating Flag of the United States.svg Judith Stein (C)
HF: Flag of Australia (converted).svg Natalie Daylight Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Alang Vinnie Isaac Flag of the United States.svg Courtney Church
F: Flag of Ireland.svg Gillian Behan Flag of Ireland.svg Nuala O’Hagan Flag of the United States.svg Lindsay Kastanek
Foll: Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Erin Loughnane Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Aimee Legault Flag of Ireland.svg Emma Kelly
Int: Flag of Ireland.svg Louise Loughlin Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sarah Ennor Flag of Ireland.svg Ashlene Groogan
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Jocelyn Tatsie Flag of the United States.svg Jessie Hazen Flag of the United States.svg Monica Rasocha
Coach: Flag of Ireland.svg Andrew Hickey

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