New York Magpies
|Full name||New York Magpies Australian Rules Football Club|
|Competition||United States Australian Football League|
|Premierships||USAFL (2): 2010, 2014|
|Ground(s)||Van Cortlandt Park|
The New York Magpies is an United States Australian Football League team, based in New York City, United States. It was founded in 1998 by an American, Erik Kallhovd. They play in the Eastern Australian Football League. The New York team became known as the Magpies, when American expatriate and then club historian of the Collingwood Football Club, Richard Stremski, furnished the fledgling club with footballs and guernseys and have been an affiliate of Collingwood ever since. The club also has a connection with the Port Adelaide Magpies in the SANFL where some New York players have enjoyed scholarships to play with the club. The New York Magpies won the Men's Division 1 USAFL National Championships Grand Final in 2010 and 2014.
The Magpies woman's team, known as the Lady Pies, was founded in 2008 and has played a large role in continuing the expansion of women’s footy across the United States.
As part of the club's fundraising efforts, the Magpies host three major events each year in New York City. These events celebrate Australia Day, ANZAC Day and the AFL Grand Final. Hundreds of people attend the club's events each year which have become major dates on the calendar for Australians living in New York City.
The New York Magpies play their home games at Van Cortlandt Park
Van Cortlandt Park gates.
|Coach||Captain||Best & Fairest
|Best & Fairest
|2002||James Paterson||Guy Luminato|
|2003||Andrew Bridges||Peter Gurry|
|2004||2 (Runners Up)||Kym Laube
|2005||Anthony Randell||Kym Laube|
|2006||Andrew Bridges||Matthew Kimbell|
|2007||Luke North||Shane Batty|
|Monica Robbins||Shane Batty|
|2009||Joel Daniher||Andrea Casillas
|James Hawkins||Kim Hemenway|
|2010||1 (Premiers)||Andy Brennan||Jane Moore||Andy Brennan|
|2011||Jack Taylor||Christina Licata||Andy Brennan|
|2012||2||Alex Kwiatkowski||Andrea Casillas||Sam Mitchell|
|2013||3||Nigel Lee||Andrea Casillas||James Grierson||Renee Coff|
|2014||1 (Premiers)||Marcus Jankie||Melissa Fudor||Todd Smith||Janet Beyersdorf|
The New York Magpies awards a number of awards each year at its annual End of Season Awards dinner. These include Men's Most Valuable Player, Men's Most Valuable Player (American), Lady's Most Valuable Player, Nationals Most Valuable Player, Nationals Most Valuable Player, Nationals Most Valuable Player – Lady Pies, Rookie of the Year, Golden Boot, Goal of the Year, Coaches Award and the Rob Oliver Medal for Best on Ground in the ANZAC Plate game against Boston.
- "New York Magpies update - Season 2012". Collingwoodfc.Com.Au. 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2013-09-06.