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 Republic of Ireland Ireland
Men's Division 2 champions Fiji Fiji
Women's Division champions Republic of Ireland 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.

It was contested between 12 to 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.

Competing Teams[edit]

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


Guernsey Country Nickname Final Rank World Team Rep's
Republic of Ireland Ireland
Warriors
1 3 + Coach
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Mosquitos
2 4
New Zealand New Zealand
Falcons
3 3
United States USA
Revolution
4 3
South Africa South Africa
Lions
5 3
Nauru Nauru
Chiefs
6 1
United Kingdom Great Britain
Bulldogs
7 0
Denmark Denmark
Vikings
8 1
Tonga Tonga
Tigers
9 1
Canada Canada
Northwind
10 1
Sweden Sweden
Elks
11 1
Japan Japan
Samurais
12 1
Fiji Fiji
Tribe
13 (1st Div 2) 1
France France
Les Coqs
14 (2nd Div 2) 0
Israel Palestinian National Authority Israel & Palestine
Peres Team for Peace
15 0
India India
Tigers
16 0
China China
Red Demons
17 0
East Timor Timor-Leste
Crocodiles
18 0

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 be a Women's competition, with five teams participating:[1]


Guernsey Country Nickname Final Rank World Team Rep's
Republic of Ireland Ireland
Banshees
1 8 + Coach
Canada Canada
Canada Northern Lights
2 5
United States USA
Freedom
3 6
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Flame
4 3
Australia Indigenous/Multicultural Australia
Indigenous/Multicultural
5 2

Men's Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]

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 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6

Matches[edit]

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


Round 2[edit]

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

Division 1[edit]

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

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


TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
Republic of Ireland Ireland 2 2 0 0 176 15 1173.33 8
United States United States 2 2 0 0 170 19 894.74 8
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 2 2 0 0 229 29 789.66 8
New Zealand New Zealand 2 2 0 0 139 22 631.82 8
South Africa South Africa 2 1 1 0 65 46 170.77 4
Denmark Denmark 2 1 1 0 86 110 78.18 4
Nauru Nauru 2 1 1 0 88 145 60.69 4
United Kingdom Great Britain 2 1 1 0 46 115 40.00 4
Canada Canada 2 0 2 0 35 83 42.17 0
Sweden Sweden 2 0 2 0 44 181 24.31 0
Tonga Tonga 2 0 2 0 37 180 20.56 0
Japan Japan 2 0 2 0 10 207 4.83 0

Division 2[edit]

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 Fiji Fiji 11.19 (85) def. IsraelState of Palestine Peres Team for Peace 4.2 (26) Mona Park, Auburn Report[dead link]
Saturday, 20 August 6:00 pm China China 1.1 (7) def. by IsraelState of Palestine Peres Team for Peace 12.18 (90) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report[dead link]
Wednesday, 24 August 1:00 pm Fiji Fiji 14.17 (101) def. China China 2.3 (15) Western Oval Report[dead link]
Division 2 Group 2
Wednesday, 17 August 2:00 pm France France 17.20 (122) def. East Timor East Timor 2.1 (13) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report[dead link]
Saturday, 20 August 12:00 pm France France 14.15 (99) def. India India 1.2 (8) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report[dead link]
Wednesday, 24 August 9:00 am India India 9.6 (60) def. East Timor East Timor 8.4 (52) Western Oval Report[dead link]
Division 2 Cross-Over Matches
Wednesday, 17 August 12:00 pm China China 5.12 (42) def. India India 2.2 (14) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report[dead link]
Saturday, 20 August 6:00 pm Fiji Fiji 21.16 (142) def. East Timor East Timor 1.1 (7) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report[dead link]
Wednesday, 24 August 11:00 am France France 5.5 (35) def. IsraelState of Palestine Peres Team for Peace 4.5 (29) Western Oval Report[dead link]


TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
Fiji Fiji 3 3 0 0 328 42 780.95 12
France France 3 3 0 0 256 50 512.00 12
IsraelState of Palestine Peres Team for Peace 3 1 2 0 139 127 109.45 4
India India 3 1 2 0 82 194 42.27 4
China China 3 1 2 0 64 205 31.22 4
East Timor East Timor 3 0 3 0 72 324 22.22 0

Division 1 Semi-Finals[edit]

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

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[edit]

Division 1 11th/12th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 12:30 pm Sweden Sweden 5.7 (37) def. Japan Japan 4.9 (33) Western Oval Report[dead link]
Division 1 9th/10th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 10:30 am Canada Canada 6.4 (40) def. by Tonga Tonga 6.10 (46) Ransford Oval Report[dead link]
Division 1 7th/8th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 10:30 am Denmark Denmark 3.3 (21) def. by United Kingdom Great Britain 8.12 (60) McAllister Oval Report[dead link]
Division 1 5th/6th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 12:30 pm South Africa South Africa 7.10 (52) def. Nauru Nauru 7.4 (46) McAllister Oval Report[dead link]
Division 1 3rd/4th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 12:30 pm United States United States 6.5 (41) def. by New Zealand New Zealand 12.4 (76) Ransford Oval Report[dead link]
Division 1 Grand Final
Saturday, 27 August 11:40 am Republic of Ireland Ireland def. Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Melbourne Cricket Ground Report[dead link]
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
Goals S. Susuve 3
B. Beno, A. Pinda 1
Mike Finn, Seán McGuinness, Cian Quigley, Roch Hanmore, Fearghal Purcell, Gerard Walls Best P. 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 China China 6.6 (42) def. East Timor East Timor 5.5 (35) Ransford Oval Report[dead link]
Division 2 3rd/4th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 8:30 am IsraelState of Palestine Peres Team for Peace 7.15 (57) def. India India 2.8 (20) McAllister Oval Report[dead link]
Division 2 Grand Final
Friday, 26 August 2:30 pm Fiji Fiji 9.8 (62) def. France France 3.3 (21) McAllister Oval Report[dead link]


Women's Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]

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


TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
Republic of Ireland Ireland 4 4 0 0 263 37 737.84 16
Canada Canada 4 3 1 0 94 54 174.07 12
United States United States 4 2 2 0 140 70 200.00 8
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 4 1 3 0 75 153 49.02 4
Australia Australia 4 0 4 0 20 288 6.94 0

Finals[edit]

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 United States United States 4.3 (27) def. Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 1.2 (8) Western Oval Report[dead link]
Grand Final
Friday, 26 August 2:30 pm Republic of Ireland Ireland 5.9 (39) def. Canada Canada 1.2 (8) Ransford Oval Report[dead link]


World Teams[edit]

Men's World Team[edit]

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


Women's World Team[edit]

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


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IC11 nominated teams announced". Australian Football League. [dead link]
  2. ^ "AFL IC11 Draw". Australian Football League. [dead link]