General Articles,National Teams,International

U.S. Under-19 National Team member Phil Clay elected to IFAF Athletes Commission

By Michael Preston, IFAF Mon, 07/16/2012 - 11:16am

Phil Clay of Plainfield, Ind., was one of two participants at the IFAF Under-19 World Championship selected to be part of the International Federation of American Football Athletes Commission.

Clay, an offensive lineman, was nominated his U.S. Under-19 National Team teammates, joining players from American Samoa, Austria, Canada, France, Japan, Panama and Sweden on the ballot. Quarterback Ben Langford of American Samoa is the other player elected by a vote of all participating players.

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Finland’s Heikkinen named IFAF World Team head coach for International Bowl

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 3:43pm

The International Federation of American Football has named Tuomas Heikkinen of Finland as the head coach of the 2013 IFAF World Team, which will compete Feb. 5 in Austin, Texas, against the U.S. Under-19 National Team in the fourth annual International Bowl.

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IFAF Congress ratifies new structure

Michael Preston, IFAF Sat, 07/07/2012 - 6:50pm

The 15th annual International Federation of American Football Congress held in Austin, Texas, included a vote to accept a new governance structure that will change the face of the sport internationally.

Thirty-three (33) member countries from six continents attended the IFAF Congress and agreed to put in place a new structure that will see IFAF Europe, IFAF Asia, IFAF Africa, IFAF Americas and IFAF Oceania replace the existing continental federations. Elections also were held to identify individuals who will take IFAF forward on those continents.