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The International Federation of American Football

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The International Federation of American Football was formed in 1998 by founding nations Australia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and Spain. By 2008 IFAF membership had increased to a total of 52 countries governed by five continental federations.

American Football has been played internationally since the late 1800s in countries such as Canada and the United States and can trace its roots in Japan back to the 1930s. The game gained popularity in Europe in the 1970s and gathered pace in the 1980s when sports enthusiasts were gripped by a surge in interest in both watching football on television and participating on the gridiron.


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Record Number Of Attendees At 2009 IFAF Congress



A record number of 35 countries were represented at the 12th annual International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Congress held in Canton, Ohio, in conjunction with the inaugural IFAF Junior World Championship.

While the United States, Canada and Japan were winning the tournament gold, silver and bronze medals respectively, IFAF membership continued to expand around the world. Seven countries - Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Venezuela - were granted full membership of IFAF.

"We are delighted to welcome these new and emerging federations of American football from Pan-American and Europe into the IFAF family," said IFAF President TOMMY WIKING. "The sport continues push its border internationally and by becoming IFAF members, these countries can benefit from a wealth of resources available through IFAF and also by communicating with fellow federations.

"Last year in Spain, 28 nations attended the IFAF Congress and this year's attendance illustrates how we are not only expanding but are also joining forces effectively to develop the sport."

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Three future IFAF world championships

IFAF announced the venues for three future IFAF world championships:

2010 IFAF Women's World Championship
Sweden will host the first historic world championship of American football when a minimum of four countries will compete in the Scandinavian nation's capital city of Stockholm in either late June or Early July 2010. In 2008, Finland and Sweden played the first-ever international match between two women's teams.

2010 IFAF Flag Football Senior World Championship
Canada will host the fifth IFAF Flag Football Senior World Championship when the capital city of Ottawa welcomes male and female teams from August 11-16 to the athletic facilities at Carlton University. Canada also hosted the 2008 event in St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec, while previous tournaments have been held in Austria, France and Korea.

2011 IFAF Senior World Championship
Austria has been confirmed as the host nation for the fourth IFAF Senior World Championship, which will be played in three cities in June or July of 2011. The Austrian capital of Vienna will be the venue for the Gold and Bronze Medal games and the fifth and seventh place playoffs as the senior national teams of eight nations assemble in Europe. Two groups of four teams will play in the cities of Linz and Graz for a place in the medal games. IFAF Senior World Championships have been hosted by Palermo, Italy (1999), Frankfurt, Germany (2003) and Kawasaki, Japan (2007).

The 2010 IFAF Congress will be held in Sydney, Australia in April of next year and the 2011 IFAF Congress will be held in Vienna, Austria, in conjunction with the 2011 IFAF Senior World Championship.
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USA Football



USA Football is an independent non-profit organization leading the development of youth, high school, and international amateur football. In its role as the national governing body of America's favorite sport, USA Football provides programs and resources inspiring participation and further strengthening the quality of the game. USA Football was endowed by the NFL and NFL Players Association in 2002.

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Team USA Crowned Inaugural IFAF Junior World Champion



A collection of 45 American teenagers gathered in Canton in the middle of June to complete a mission on the football field.

The mission was to win the 2009 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championship, an inaugural tournament being contested at Fawcett Stadium which consisted of players aged 19 and younger from eight countries, spanning four continents.

For USA Football's Junior National Team, that mission was accomplished Sunday July 5, 2009.

The second-seeded United States defeated top seed Canada 41-3 in the Gold Medal Game before a crowd of 15,473 fans at Fawcett Stadium.


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JUNIOR TEAM USA



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We are part of the Pan-American Federation of American Football.

Growing the game of American Football in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean is the stated mission of the new Pan-American Federation of American Football (PAFAF).

The Federation was founded at a meeting between representatives of football organizations from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Argentina, and Uruguay in Miami on January 30, 2007.

“We made history in January by creating PAFAF as we support, and in times lead, the development of American Football internationally,” Scott Hallenbeck said. “It’s an honor to serve as the first president of PAFAF and lead such a passionate and committed group of national federation representatives, who enthusiastically pursue growing American Football in their countries.”

Four of the seven charter members of PAFAF (United States, Canada, Mexico and Guatemala) are already members of the nine year-old International Federation of American Football (IFAF), which was formed in 1998 with the expressed purpose of promoting the development of American Football worldwide. PAFAF will be the Pan-America Continental representative to IFAF.

The creation of the Pan-American Federation of American Football is further proof of the fast global growth of American Football,” said Tommy Wiking of Sweden, President of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). “IFAF will continue its work to spread football.”

Among the issues PAFAF’s charter members discussed in the formation meeting were the organization’s statutes, election of officers and plans for growing the sport in the Western hemisphere.

Delegates from the seven countries elected Scott Hallenbeck of USA Football the first president of PAFAF. Jorge Orobio Rojas of Mexico, Marco Cobar of Guatemala, Guillermo Suarez of Panama and Fernando Rodriguez of Uruguay were also elected to the Board of Directors. PAFAF operations will be run out of the USA Football office in Vienna, Va.

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PAFAF Congress Adds Three Members

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA -The addition of three new members and a commitment to youth (15 and under) and junior (19 and under) development were the key accomplishments of the Pan-American Federation of American Football (PAFAF) Congress held on May 9 in Panama City.

Six of the seven founding members of the confederation - Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, the United States and Uruguay -were represented at the Congress. The seventh PAFAF member, Canada, was unable to attend.

Guests of the Congress included International Federation of American Football president Tommy Wiking, NFL International's Kathryn Kelly and American Football Coaches Association spokesman Todd Bell.

The Congress heard presentations from three prospective members - the Bahamas, Brazil and the Dominican Republic - before voting unanimously to accept all three as members of PAFAF.

The primary topic of discussion at the Congress was the development of youth and junior football throughout the Americas. PAFAF members agreed unanimously to focus their efforts over the next year on creating and expanding youth and junior flag football in their respective countries.

"The 2008 PAFAF Congress was a great success with productive discussion and a commitment to growing our great game at the youth and junior levels. We agreed that developing the game below the senior level is necessary to sustain the growth of football in the Americas," said PAFAF President Scott Hallenbeck.

The Congress host, the Panamanian Federation of American Football (PFAF), was presented as a model for developing federations to follow. Panama currently offers flag and contact leagues for ages 8 and older.

Panama's plan for growth includes the construction of a 5,000-seat football-only stadium in Panama City that will serve as the home base for the federation and has the potential to become a center for regional PAFAF competitions, clinics and training.

"The Panamanian Federation of American Football did a tremendous job of hosting the PAFAF Congress and we look forward to supporting their continued efforts to expand American football in Panama and Latin America," Hallenbeck added.
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The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) held its 13th annual Congress in Sydney, Australia from Thursday, April 8 to Saturday, April 10.

American Samoa and the Cayman Islands were welcomed as new IFAF members taking the total number of countries playing some form of the sport around the world and represented by IFAF to 59. American Samoa has several players currently on NFL rosters and in January, three players from the island represented the World team, playing against USA Football’s Team USA in South Florida.

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IFAF Women's World Championship of American Football


Stockholm will welcome six teams from two continents to the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium when history is made on the gridiron from June 26 to July 4, 2010.


USA wins IFAF World Championship

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The United States won the first IFAF Women's World Championship gold medal July 3 with a 66-0 victory over Canada at the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden.

Earlier in the day, Finland won the Bronze medal with a 26-18 win over Germany, while on a good day for Scandinavia, host Sweden took fifth place overall by beating Austria 20-18.

USA Football’s Women’s National Team head coach John Konecki said afterwards, "Canada was an excellent team and we had to work hard to prepare and play against them. I feel honored to have coached Team USA. It is a remarkable group of women."
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Austin to Host 2011 "Team USA vs. The World" in Football

The “Team USA vs. The World” game, an annual international friendly matching USA Football’s Under-19 National Team against a “World Select” team, will be played in Austin, Texas, in 2011.

"Team USA vs. The World" is an annual international friendly matching USA Football's Under-19 National Team - composed of graduating high school seniors - against a "World Select" team spanning as many as four continents. Both teams will field a 45-player roster

The "Team USA vs. The World" series kicked off this past January in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where Team USA earned a 17-0 victory.

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USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association and manages U.S. national teams for international competition. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football distributes $1 million annually in equipment grants and offers youth league volunteer background check subsidies. Former NFL team executive Carl Peterson is USA Football's chairman.
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CANADA WELCOMES FIFTH IFAF FLAG FOOTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP


The world's best female and male flag football players will converge on Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, from August 11 to August 15 for the fifth biannual International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Flag Football World Championship.
The IFAF Flag Football World Championship has been held since 2002 and is the showpiece biannual tournament for senior national teams competing in 5-on-5 flag football and has separate competitions for men and women.
Football Canada, the National Governing Body of Canadian Amateur Football, which represents tackle, touch and flag components including players, coaches, officials and administrators, will host the IFAF FFWC for the second time.
"Flag football is not only one of our key grassroots initiatives that introduces young players


Flag football's female athletes representing Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Sweden and United States will compete at the Carleton University, the RA Centre and Brewer Park in Ottawa in the following groups:

Group A
Mexico
Israel
Austria
Germany
Denmark

Group B
USA
Canada
Japan
Sweden

Eleven male teams from Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and United States will also compete at the RA Centre in the following groups:

Group A
Canada
Italy
Germany
Sweden
Austria

Group B
USA
Isreal
Denmark
Japan
Korea
Mexico

The 2010 IFAF Flag Football World Championship will kick off on Friday, August 13 with the first day of round robin competition for both the men and women. Saturday, August 14 will be the final day of group play and will determine the seeding for the playoff round held on Sunday, August 15

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Men’s final standings

1. USA
2. Denmark
3. Italy
4. Canada
5. Germany
6. Austria
7. Mexico
8. Japan
9. Israel
10. Sweden
11. Korea


Women’s final standings

1. Canada
2. USA
3. Austria
4. Mexico
5. Israel
6. Japan
7. Germany
8. Sweden
9. Denmark
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I dont see CHILE's name in either list ... They MUST suck !!!! :dielaugh:

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