About The Game
If you are not familiar with Australian Football, it is a high energy, fast paced, contact sport, requiring many attributes and physical components of a number of American sports. Having said this, it is quite unlike any other sport in the world. The basic aim of the game is to score as many goals as possible by kicking the ball between a set of posts at either end of the field. Players may move the ball around the field, either by kicking, handballing (punching the ball off your hand), or running with the ball. There are no pads and players are ...
About the Magpies
Who are the New York Magpies? We're an amateur Australian Football Club dedicated to establishing and growing our great Australian sport in the New York metropolitan area and across the USA. Established in March of '98 the club continues to experience great success both on and off the field, making it a premier organization within the US Australian Football community. We are always looking for new players and supporters, so click here to join the Magpies community. The Magpies are a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation and a qualified public charity under the Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations ...
Collingwood Football Club The New York Magpies are proud to be affiliate of the Collingwood Football Club. Established in 1892, the Collingwood Football Club is the biggest and most famous sporting club in Australia. The Collingwood Magpies have won 15 VFL/AFL premierships, and have contested more Grand Finals (42 - including two in 1977 and 2010) than any other club in Australia. The New York Magpies and Collingwood Football Club both share the black and white colors and the Magpie logo and are both committed to growing the Magpies brand internationally. 2010 was truly the year of the Magpies, with the New York Magpies ...
The Magpies are a unique bunch of men and women. Our leadership on and off the field sets us apart. Find out some interesting facts about our coaches, management team, players, and alumni. Once a Magpie, always a Magpie! Management Team [catlist name=management-profiles orderby=title order=ASC numberposts=-1] Coaches [catlist name=coach-profiles orderby=title order=ASC numberposts=-1] Players [catlist name=player-profiles orderby=title order=ASC numberposts=-1] Alumni [catlist name=alumni-profiles orderby=title order=ASC numberposts=-1]
Latest New York Magpie News
Join the New York Magpies to kick off the 2013 season and celebrate Australia Day 2013! Head to Professor Thom’s in the East Village on Friday January 25th from 8p.m. dressed in your best green and gold outfits to show your Aussie pride. The Triple J Hottest 100 will be streaming live from Australia, Aussie sport will playing on the TVs, and Keith the Koala will most definitely be there. Entry... [Read more]
Weeks after Sandy hit the East Coast, I stood in the thick of its wreckage in Belle Harbor, Queens. As the sun set, I quickly packed up the vans along with thirty other Magpies before nightfall to head back to the City. A tattooed man driving a Bobcat stopped in the debris-filled street, providing one of the only sources of light, and said to me, “Not just anybody comes out here to help.” For us,... [Read more]
After a successful 2011 debut in Division 3 the New York Magpies second’s team was confident of another good showing despite being undermanned. The team couldn’t get going against a strong Chicago Swans team that ended up winning the division before rebounding on Saturday afternoon to beat a persistent Florida Redbacks team. Sunday was another story again as the Sacramento Suns came out more... [Read more]
With the most women attending the USAFL National Championships in the club’s history, coupled with their near miss at last year’s tournament, the Lady Magpies were excited about their chances of finally bringing home a cup to New York. With a slow start on Saturday against the combined Calgary/Arizona squad, the Lady Magpies needed to win both remaining games to have a chance at the final. The... [Read more]
It turned out to be a roller coaster weekend at the 2012 USAFL National Championships for New York’s Division 1 team with a good win over Nashville on Saturday morning followed by a close loss to Orange County in the afternoon which looked to knock the Magpies out of the tournament. However the wind (and Nashville) would intervene and the Magpies made it through to the final on percentage with a... [Read more]
Alex Kwiatkowski, Ojas ‘Juice’ Desai and Andrea Casillas won the major awards for season 2012 at the New York Magpies Presentation Night which was held on Saturday the 3rd of November at The Liberty NYC. Club legends Andrea Casillas, Christina Licata, Brett Smiley and Ed McCormick were honored with life membership, joining an illustrious group of New York Magpies. Kwiatkowski, Desai and... [Read more]
After 6 months of training and games in Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta and New York the time has come for the biggest weekend of the year in the USAFL, as the New York Magpies travel to Mason, Ohio for the National Championships. The Magpies will again take three teams to the competition with men’s teams in Division 1 and Division 3 and the Lady Pies entering the women’s tournament.... [Read more]