Australia national American football team

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Name Australia
Founded 1996
Head Coach John Leijten
First international
 Australia 6–22  Sweden
(Palermo, Italy; 25 June 1999)
Biggest win
 Australia 47–6  South Korea
(Canton, Ohio, United States; 9 July 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 0–65  Mexico
(Innsbruck, Austria; 10 July 2011)

The Australia national American football team, nicknamed the Australian Outback, represent Australia in international American football (gridiron) competitions. The team is organised by Gridiron Australia, the national governing body for the sport.

IFAF World Championship record[edit]

Year Position GP W L PF PA
Italy 1999 5th 3 1 2 16 83
Germany 2003 Did Not Participate
Japan 2007
Austria 2011 8th 4 0 4 30 204
United States 2015 5th 4 3 1 108 81

History[edit]

Organised gridiron football in Australia dates to 1983, with the national governing body, Gridiron Australia, being formed in 1996. Australia was a charter member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), and competed in the inaugural 1999 IFAF World Cup. They have since competed in the Oceania Bowl in 2005 and the Samoa Bowl in 2011, among other international competitions.[1][2] Australia competed in the 2011 IFAF World Cup, to be held in Austria in July 2011.[3][4] On 20 May 2011, it was announced that Arizona Cardinals punter Ben Graham would be the punter for their 2011 World Cup appearance. In early 2015 it was announced that the 2015 IFAF World Cup would be held in Canton, Ohio in July 2015.

Roster[edit]

Australia National Football Team roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

  • None
Inactive List

Roster updated 2011-07-08

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Samoa Defeats Australia in International All-Star Game". Samoa News. 11 January 2011. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Worrad, Sam (14 July 2005). "Give 'em a hand: Australia rules". The Glebe. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Participants". americanfootball2011.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 11 February 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "americanfootball2011.com". americanfootball2011.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 11 February 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011.