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
This weekend the New York Magpies travel to Austin, Texas for the 2013 USAFL Nationals. The two day carnival will attract over 1,000 athletes from across North America. The biggest prize(s) in the land are up for grabs and the Magpies have a squad of over 70 players, with two men’s teams and one women’s team doing battle. Follow the results live as they happen for all three teams on Facebook... [Read more]
Join the New York Magpies for the biggest day on the Aussie footy calendar, the AFL Grand Final. The two best teams in the AFL will battle it out with the winner crowned the 2013 Premier. The best place in New York to catch the action is the Galway Pub with NYC’s very own Aussie Rules Football Club. Doors to the event open at 10 pm just as the live telecast of pre-game entertainment begins on... [Read more]
To celebrate the Socceroos qualifying for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, great sponsor of the NYC Magpies, The Australian NYC, held a VIP event in conjunction with the New York Red Bulls and Tim Cahill. This even served as a thank you for the continued support for Tim from Australian fans both at home and here in the US. Members of the NYC Magpies and The Australian NYC owner Matt Astill were on hand to... [Read more]
It is that time of year again – the Lady Pies are showing our support for survivors of violence by punching 1,000 punches at the 2013 Punch-a-Thon to support the Center for Anti-violence Education. On Sunday, June 2nd, we will punch 1,000 punches to represent confidence and empowerment for survivors of violence. Every 100 punches will be dedicated to ending a different form of violence. Last... [Read more]
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]