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2011 Australian Football International Cup

2011 Australian Football International Cup
League Australian Football International Cup
Sport Australian rules football
Men's Division 1 champions Ireland
Men's Division 2 champions Fiji
Women's Division champions Ireland

The 2011 Australian Football International Cup is the fourth edition of the Australian Football International Cup, an international Australian rules football competition run by the Australian Football League.

It was contested between 12 to 27 August 2011, with games to be played in both Melbourne and Sydney. Ireland won its second men's championship, and the inaugural women's championship.

Competing Teams

On 1 July 2011, the AFL confirmed the 18 men's teams that would participate in the 2011 International Cup:[1]


Guernsey Country Nickname Final Rank World Team Rep's
Ireland
Warriors
1 3 + Coach
Papua New Guinea
Mosquitos
2 4
New Zealand
Falcons
3 3
USA
Revolution
4 3
South Africa
Lions
5 3
Nauru
Chiefs
6 1
Great Britain
Bulldogs
7 0
Denmark
Vikings
8 1
Tonga
Tigers
9 1
Canada
Northwind
10 1
Sweden
Elks
11 1
Japan
Samurais
12 1
Fiji
Tribe
13 (1st Div 2) 1
France
Les Coqs
14 (2nd Div 2) 0
Israel & Palestine
Peres Team for Peace
15 0
India
Tigers
16 0
China
Red Demons
17 0
Timor-Leste
Crocodiles
18 0

17 of these clubs represented single nations, and one (the Peres Team for Peace) represented both Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

As well as the above Men's teams, for the first time in the history of the tournament, there was also be a Women's competition, with five teams participating:[1]


Guernsey Country Nickname Final Rank World Team Rep's
Ireland
Banshees
1 8 + Coach
Canada
Canada Northern Lights
2 5
USA
Freedom
3 6
Papua New Guinea
Flame
4 3
Indigenous/Multicultural Australia
Indigenous/Multicultural
5 2

Men's Fixtures

Round 1

Before the tournament, the 18 clubs were seeded into six groups of three, ranked based on previous performance in International Cups, or in the case of the newer teams, at the discretion of the AFL:[2]
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6

Matches

The first round of matches was played with modified rules, most significantly the reduction of game length to two quarters, in the same manner as the 2011 NAB Cup.
Group 1
Saturday, 13 August 11:00 am Papua New Guinea 6.8 (44) def. Tonga 1.1 (7) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 12:00 pm Papua New Guinea 10.10 (70) def. France 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 1:00 pm Tonga 7.6 (48) def. France 1.1 (7) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Group 2
Saturday, 13 August 2:00 pm New Zealand 6.5 (41) def. Sweden 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 3:00 pm New Zealand 15.4 (94) def. India 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 4:00 pm Sweden 7.7 (49) def. India 0.1 (1) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Group 3
Saturday, 13 August 5:00 pm South Africa 4.2 (26) def. Denmark 1.3 (9) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 6:00 pm South Africa 18.6 (114) def. China 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 13 August 7:00 pm Denmark 10.8 (68) def. China 1.0 (6) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Group 4
Saturday, 13 August 11:00 am Great Britain 10.10 (70) def. East Timor 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 12:00 pm Ireland 14.9 (93) def. East Timor 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 1:00 pm Ireland 8.6 (54) def. Great Britain 1.0 (6) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Group 5
Saturday, 13 August 2:00 pm Nauru 6.6 (42) def. Japan 3.1 (19) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 3:00 pm Nauru 6.6 (42) def. Fiji 2.3 (15) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 4:00 pm Japan 4.6 (30) def. Fiji 4.4 (28) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Group 6
Saturday, 13 August 5:00 pm Canada 2.0 (12) def. by United States 2.3 (15) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 6:00 pm Canada 3.6 (24) def. Peres Team for Peace 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 13 August 7:00 pm United States 12.7 (79) def. Peres Team for Peace 0.0 (0) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report


Round 2

At the conclusion of Round 1, the best two teams from each Group were regrouped into four groups of three teams, based on Win-Draw-Loss performance and Percentage in Round 1, all within a larger group known as Division 1. These teams would remain in contention for the International Cup title. The remaining six were regrouped in the same way, into two subgroups of Division 2. These teams would compete for a secondary prize.

The structure of the groups was as follows:
Division 1 Division 2
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 1 Group 2

Division 1

Division 1 teams played one match against each team in their respective groups.
Division 1 Group 1
Monday, 15 August 4:00 pm Canada 2.3 (15) def. by Great Britain 6.8 (44) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Wednesday, 17 August 2:00 pm New Zealand 15.10 (100) def. Great Britain 0.2 (2) Bruce Purser Reserve Report
Saturday, 20 August 10:00 am New Zealand 5.9 (39) def. Canada 3.2 (20) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Division 1 Group 2
Monday, 15 August 12:00 pm Denmark 12.5 (77) def. Sweden 6.2 (38) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Wednesday, 17 August 2:00 pm Ireland 15.14 (104) def. Sweden 1.0 (6) Bus Loop Oval Report
Saturday, 20 August 4:00 pm Ireland 11.6 (72) def. Denmark 1.3 (9) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Division 1 Group 3
Monday, 15 August 2:00 pm Nauru 9.7 (61) def. Tonga 5.5 (35) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Wednesday, 17 August 2:00 pm Papua New Guinea 17.17 (119) def. Tonga 0.2 (2) Gipps Road Sporting Complex, Holroyd Report
Saturday, 20 August 2:00 pm Papua New Guinea 16.14 (110) def. Nauru 4.3 (27) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Division 1 Group 4
Monday, 15 August 5:00 pm United States 17.12 (114) def. Japan 0.1 (1) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Wednesday, 17 August 2:00 pm South Africa 14.9 (93) def. Japan 1.3 (9) Mona Park, Auburn Report
Sunday, 21 August 10:40 am South Africa 2.6 (18) def. by United States 7.14 (56) ANZ Stadium Report
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
Ireland 2 2 0 0 176 15 1173.33 8
United States 2 2 0 0 170 19 894.74 8
Papua New Guinea 2 2 0 0 229 29 789.66 8
New Zealand 2 2 0 0 139 22 631.82 8
South Africa 2 1 1 0 65 46 170.77 4
Denmark 2 1 1 0 86 110 78.18 4
Nauru 2 1 1 0 88 145 60.69 4
Great Britain 2 1 1 0 46 115 40.00 4
Canada 2 0 2 0 35 83 42.17 0
Sweden 2 0 2 0 44 181 24.31 0
Tonga 2 0 2 0 37 180 20.56 0
Japan 2 0 2 0 10 207 4.83 0

Division 2

Division 2 teams played one match against each team in their respective groups, as well as a single "cross-over" match against a team in the opposite group.
Division 2 Group 1
Wednesday, 17 August 12:00 pm Fiji 11.19 (85) def. Peres Team for Peace 4.2 (26) Mona Park, Auburn Report
Saturday, 20 August 6:00 pm China 1.1 (7) def. by Peres Team for Peace 12.18 (90) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Wednesday, 24 August 1:00 pm Fiji 14.17 (101) def. China 2.3 (15) Western Oval Report
Division 2 Group 2
Wednesday, 17 August 2:00 pm France 17.20 (122) def. East Timor 2.1 (13) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 20 August 12:00 pm France 14.15 (99) def. India 1.2 (8) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Wednesday, 24 August 9:00 am India 9.6 (60) def. East Timor 8.4 (52) Western Oval Report
Division 2 Cross-Over Matches
Wednesday, 17 August 12:00 pm China 5.12 (42) def. India 2.2 (14) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Saturday, 20 August 6:00 pm Fiji 21.16 (142) def. East Timor 1.1 (7) Blacktown International Sportspark 2 Report
Wednesday, 24 August 11:00 am France 5.5 (35) def. Peres Team for Peace 4.5 (29) Western Oval Report
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
Fiji 3 3 0 0 328 42 780.95 12
France 3 3 0 0 256 50 512.00 12
Peres Team for Peace 3 1 2 0 139 127 109.45 4
India 3 1 2 0 82 194 42.27 4
China 3 1 2 0 64 205 31.22 4
East Timor 3 0 3 0 72 324 22.22 0

Division 1 Semi-Finals

At the conclusion of Round 2, the teams were once again re-seeded based on their performance in the previous round; the teams in Division 1 were seeded in positions 1-12, and the teams in Division 2 in positions 13-18.

Division 1 Semi-Finals
Wednesday, 24 August 9:00 am Denmark 1.1 (7) def. by Nauru 15.4 (94) Ransford Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 11:00 am South Africa 7.9 (51) def. Great Britain 2.3 (15) Ransford Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 1:00 pm United States 3.3 (21) def. by Papua New Guinea 9.14 (63) Ransford Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 3:00 pm Ireland 5.16 (46) def. New Zealand 2.1 (13) Ransford Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 3:00 pm Canada 13.8 (86) def. Japan 2.1 (13) McAllister Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 3:00 pm Sweden 1.3 (9) def. by Tonga 5.9 (39) Western Oval Report

These matches were played at the same time as the final Round 2 Division 2 matches; the Division 2 teams did not participate in this round.

Finals

Division 1 11th/12th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 12:30 pm Sweden 5.7 (37) def. Japan 4.9 (33) Western Oval Report
Division 1 9th/10th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 10:30 am Canada 6.4 (40) def. by Tonga 6.10 (46) Ransford Oval Report
Division 1 7th/8th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 10:30 am Denmark 3.3 (21) def. by Great Britain 8.12 (60) McAllister Oval Report
Division 1 5th/6th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 12:30 pm South Africa 7.10 (52) def. Nauru 7.4 (46) McAllister Oval Report
Division 1 3rd/4th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 12:30 pm United States 6.5 (41) def. by New Zealand 12.4 (76) Ransford Oval Report
Division 1 Grand Final
Saturday, 27 August 11:40 am Ireland def. Papua New Guinea Melbourne Cricket Ground Report
1.0 (6)
3.0 (18)
5.4 (34)
8.5 (53)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.2 (20)
5.4 (34)
5.5 (35)
5.5 (35)
Mike Finn 4
Fergal McManus 3
Fearghal Purcell 1
Goals S. Susuve 3
B. Beno, A. Pinda 1
Mike Finn, Seán McGuinness, Cian Quigley, Roch Hanmore, Fearghal Purcell, Gerard Walls Best P. Philip, J. Ikupu, S. Susuve, G. Simon, B. Beno, J. James
  • Ireland scored the last seven goals of the match to complete a big comeback.


Division 2 5th/6th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 8:30 am China 6.6 (42) def. East Timor 5.5 (35) Ransford Oval Report
Division 2 3rd/4th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 8:30 am Peres Team for Peace 7.15 (57) def. India 2.8 (20) McAllister Oval Report
Division 2 Grand Final
Friday, 26 August 2:30 pm Fiji 9.8 (62) def. France 3.3 (21) McAllister Oval Report


Women's Fixtures

Round 1

In the opening round of the Women's International Cup, the five teams played each other once, over the course of 10 days.

Round 1
Monday, 15 August 1:00 pm Australia 1.1 (7) def. by Papua New Guinea 9.3 (57) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Monday, 15 August 3:00 pm Canada 1.2 (8) def. by Ireland 4.7 (31) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Wednesday, 17 August 12:00 pm Australia 0.0 (0) def. by United States 10.12 (72) Bruce Purser Reserve Report
Wednesday, 17 August 12:00 pm Papua New Guinea 0.0 (0) def. by Canada 3.7 (25) Bus Loop Oval Report
Thursday, 18 August 5:00 pm Australia 0.1 (1) def. by Ireland 19.13 (127) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Thursday, 18 August 7:00 pm Papua New Guinea 1.0 (6) def. by United States 6.5 (41) Blacktown International Sportspark 1 Report
Saturday, 20 August 1:00 pm Papua New Guinea 2.0 (12) def. by Ireland 12.8 (80) Mona Park, Auburn Report
Saturday, 20 August 3:00 pm Canada 4.5 (29) def. United States 1.5 (11) Mona Park, Auburn Report
Wednesday, 24 August 11:00 am Australia 2.0 (12) def. by Canada 4.8 (32) McAllister Oval Report
Wednesday, 24 August 1:00 pm Ireland 5.5 (35) def. United States 2.4 (16) McAllister Oval Report
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
Ireland 4 4 0 0 263 37 737.84 16
Canada 4 3 1 0 94 54 174.07 12
United States 4 2 2 0 140 70 200.00 8
Papua New Guinea 4 1 3 0 75 153 49.02 4
Australia 4 0 4 0 20 288 6.94 0

Finals

At the conclusion of Round 1, Australia, the lowest ranked team in the competition based on points and percentage, was eliminated and finished in 5th place. The remaining four clubs will compete in the finals.
3rd/4th-place Playoff
Friday, 26 August 12:30 pm United States 4.3 (27) def. Papua New Guinea 1.2 (8) Western Oval Report
Grand Final
Friday, 26 August 2:30 pm Ireland 5.9 (39) def. Canada 1.2 (8) Ransford Oval Report


World Teams

Men's World Team

AFL International Cup 2011 Men's World Team
B: Steve Rutledge Steven Howard Laijiasa Bolenaivalu
HB: Penisimani Mahina Mike Finn (C) Tshoboko Moagi
C: Paul Sharry John James Andrew Marsden
HF: Bayanda Sobetwa Bryan Dragus Emmaus Wartovo
F: Ken Sato Stanis Susuve Johnny Dagiaro
Foll: Anthony Trigg Kevin O’Brien Steve Fashant
Int: Aaron Harris John Ikupu Mathias Biron
Steven Matshane Johan Lantz Andrew Werner
Coach: Tom Madigan & PNG Coach (not found)


Women's World Team

AFL International Cup 2011 Women's World Team
B: Caitlin Kidd Laura Corrigan Emma MacNeill
HB: Natlie Behan Becky Kraft Erin Le Blanc
C: Taiva Lavai Marie Keating Judith Stein (C)
HF: Natalie Daylight Alang Vinnie Isaac Courtney Church
F: Gillian Behan Nuala O’Hagan Lindsay Kastanek
Foll: Erin Loughnane Aimee Legault Emma Kelly
Int: Louise Loughlin Sarah Ennor Ashlene Groogan
Jocelyn Tatsie Jessie Hazen Monica Rasocha
Coach: Andrew Hickey


References

  1. ^ a b "IC11 nominated teams announced". Australian Football League. 
  2. ^ "AFL IC11 Draw". Australian Football League. 
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