The Edinburgh Old Town Bloods are an Australian Rules Football team that compete in the Scottish league ( SARFL) and are the Scottish Champions for the past three seasons. The Bloods are a cosmopolitan mix of locals, Aussies, Irishmen and assorted other nomads who are passing through the Capital city and share a common love for AFL. Malone's Irish Bar are the proud sponsors of the Bloods and provide sustainance and refreshments after matches and training along with some Irish music to assist ...
The Edinburgh (Old Town) Bloods are an Australian Rules Football club, comprising of both a women's and men's team. Both compete in the Scottish league (SARFL) and are current Scottish Champions. The Bloods are a cosmopolitan mix of locals, Aussies, Brits and assorted other nationalities. Whether we're long term residents or nomads passing through the city, we all share a common love for "Footy".
Scottish Australian Rules Football League. National team (s) Scotland. Nickname (s) SARFL. Clubs. 5. Australian rules football is played by a six-team league in Scotland, with clubs in Glasgow, Linlithgow, Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh and Newcastle. The current Premiers are the Edinburgh Bloods.
The Bloods helped Edinburgh school Stewart's Melville take their first steps towards having an official Aussie Rules team by having a bounce game in the Meadows on Saturday 24th April. With three Stew Mel boys, Tom Exton, Manny Masson and Angus 'Gubby' MacIntosh already playing in the Bloods ranks, they were keen to involve more of their school mates in the sport and have set up their own team.
The 2012 Euro Cup of Australian rules football was a 9-a-side Footy tournament held in Edinburgh on September 22, 2012, with 16 national men's teams and two women's teams. The men's tournament was won by Ireland who defeated Denmark in the Grand Final by 1 point to claim its second EU Cup Championship. Denmark's Aksel Bang was named Player of the Tournament and was the Leading Goal Kicker.
ORIGINS AND HISTORY. The first game of Australian Rules football occurred in August of 1858 when Scotch College played Melbourne Church of England Grammar School in a game where composite rules were used to overcome the different rugby type games that were played in England and Scotland at that time. The following year (on 17 May 1859) the laws for Australian Rules football were drawn up by a committee which had participated in the 1858 match.
Australian rules football in England is a team sport and spectator sport with a long history and has grown since 1989 to a number of local and regional leagues coordinated by AFL England. In 2018, these regional divisions were the AFL London, AFL Central & Northern England and Southern England AFL.
The Irish Warriors Aussie Rules Football team travel to Edinburgh on the 22nd of September to compete in the Euro Cup nine a side tournament. The Euro Cup is designed to be played on the dimensions of a rugby or soccer pitch making it a more accessible game across the whole of Europe where ovals…