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2016 ASIAN CHAMPSIONSHIPS

AFL ASIA PREMIERS

The History of THE

MIGHT EAGLES

The ultimate aim of establishing Aussie Rules in the Philippines was to put a team together to at least compete with the other teams in Asia. The first hurdle that confronted the PAFL was getting the numbers together on a regular basis. The second and more difficult hurdle was maintaining them.

It was then in early 2004 that the co-founders Peter Stone and Derek Ackary came up with the idea to set up a mini league with modified rules on a smaller ground and adapting the rules so that the game could be played by teams of at least 6-9 players, as we knew getting 36 or more people to turn up week after week to sport two full teams was too big a challenge. On top of that, we knew that having plain old training week after week would become monotonous very quickly and Aussie Rules in the Philippines would die just as quickly as it started. We felt that having a regular competition going, even if only on a small scale, would attract more attention and get the competitive juices flowing for the participants, hence helping to maintain the regularity and keep the momentum going. By combining our two regular teams, the Dingoes and the Eurekas, we end up with our goal being achieved – a national team, the Philippine Eagles.

The Philippine Eagles have now played in eleven international tournaments with the most recent being the Asian Championships on August 17, 2013, in which we made it through to the Grand Final against the Hong Kong Dragons. Unfortunately, the Philippine Eagles weren’t able to come away with the victory but in 10 short years, we are very proud to have made it into the final of the biggest Aussie Rules tournament in Asia. This is coupled with the success of winning the Manila International Cup on May 25, 2013, our first win in any tournament since our inception in 2004. The Philippine Eagles are fast becoming a force in the Asian football circuit!

2016 Philippine Eagles Squad at the Asian Championships, Thailand

The Philippines is gradually starting to build a competitive national team, mostly through the success of the Manila Cup tournament, and it is good to see some native Filipinos getting more involved in this great game. PAFL will continue to develop the game in the Philippines. The next step is to develop a national team that is comprised 100% of Filipino players! Once we achieve this, PAFL will have met it’s long term goal. Hopefully from there, Aussie Rules will continue to prosper in the Philippines for many years to come

CLUBS RECORDS

Since the first game in 2004, the many talented and loyal players after represented the mighty Eagles.

Most Games Played by a EAGLE

FIRST NAMELAST NAMEDEBUTEDTOTAL
WinnerSantos200468
KarwengNg201255
MarcusWyatt201255
EvanSpargo201351
EddieNewbound201446
MarkPekin201241
CraigMarsh201339
TravisBull201238
KrisLaws201437
HeathMiddleton201335
SteveMommaerts201332
AllanSharman201232
MartyCerantonio201230
MatthewRutter201330
ShaunBoag201629
ShaunHutcheson201229
ShaneHawke201327
SamGipson201923
MichaelRuane201323
MatthewBrimble201522
NathanClarke201322
JarrodBelcher201421
ChadGarcia201421
Tauru (Tuksy)Lai201821
DanielEdge201819
AdamHoulihan201419
ChrisWeise210319
DerekAckary200418
SamIla201818
JovicPaypon201318
MatthewNatalotto201817
JamesHutton201516
BlakeBroadhurst201815
JasonLong201815
BrianAger201614
SamChittick201214
CiaranLawless201514
JasonSchirmer201614
ManoliLoukas200413
SeanSmith201513
JasonHerring201611
JamesBoag201710
RyanEdwards201310
TonyEvans201810
NickHastings201410
AdamMellino201410
ScottPenning201810
RyanSilverter201410
GavinUpton201310
WillRobinson20129
AnthonySacco20159
MatthewStephens20129
JustinPuiu20048
TroyWallington20128
AndrewWinstanley20188
AlexCarter20187
TonyEvans20157
JasonGodfrey20127
PeterStone200415
EvanTurner20127
LyndonAdlao20196
DavidCarter20176
MatthewCullen20186
DannyKishore20186
BenPlummer20196
NathanShea20186
RichieAmurao20045
ChrisAtkins20135
BillyBarden20185
ShannonBerriman20185
MarshallBull20135
PaulCleeman20045
AndrewCope20045
PhilipDavis20045
DavidDutton20145
JohnnyFolloso20185
RussellFrettingham20045
PeterFunder20135
AaronHolbrook20045
BenHoltz20145
JarrodKagan20175
IainLamb20045
AndrewLindsay20045
NickLunn20145
SimonMangos20125
BrettMarshall20045
SamMiles20175
JaydonMolloy20185
ChrisMoriarty20125
MickO'Connor20135
AidanParker20175
JacobPlunkett20185
RobbiePowell20055
RyanRatley20165
CameronRoberts20145
MylesSmythe20185
MarkSnowden20045
JakeStanley20145
RyanSylvester20165
PeterHammon20146

Most goals by a eAGLE

FIRST NAMELAST NAMETOTAL
BlakeBroadhurst24
AdamHoulihan21
KarwengNg17
EvanSpargo12
EvanSpargo9
TravisBull8
AndrewWinstanley6
ShaunHutcheson6
CraigMarsh6
EddieNewbound5
ShaunBoag5
TuksyIla5
ChrisAtkins (Afro)5
KrisLaws5
BillyBarden5
WinnerSantos4
AlexCarter2
JasonLong2
JasonSchirmer2
SamIla2
DanielEdge2
MarcusWyatt2
SteveMommaerts2
NathanClarke2
ShaneHawke2
HeathMiddleton2
MarshallBull2
GavinUpton2
RyanEdwards2
PeterFunder2
JustinHunter2
TonyEvans2
AnthonySacco2
MatthewBrimble2
SamGipson2
MylesSmythe2
MattGulbis2
JohnnyFolloso1
SamLindsay1
TonyEvans1
SamChittick1
RobbiePowell1
AllanSharman1
ManoliLoukas1
CiaranLawless1
AdanRand1
ChrisWiese1
BenPlummer1
TylerYork1
DaneSwan1
ChadGarcia1
ScottPenning1
JimBoag1
SamMyles1
RyanSilvestor1
AidenParks0

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