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AFL Canada
Sport Australian rules football
Area of jurisdiction Canada
Formation date July 30, 2004
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
President Darrel Perry
Replaced Canadian Australian Football Association
Official website

AFL Canada (formerly the Canadian Australian Football Association) is the governing body for men's and women's Australian rules football in Canada.

AFL Canada was formed on July 30, 2004 when the Canadian Australian Football Association changed its official name.

AFL Canada is responsible for co-ordinating three national programs - the Northwind senior men, Northern Lights senior women and the Wolfpack junior men's team. AFL Canada also oversees game development nationally and several competitions and tournaments across the country.



The Canadian Australian Football Association was established in May 1989 when two clubs the Mississauga Mustangs and the Toronto Panthers were formed and played in the inaugural Conacher Cup game in Toronto, Ontario.

National teams

AFL Canada selects the Northwind, Canada's national men's Australian rules football team. The team plays in international tournaments and exhibition matches against other countries. Northwind players are selected from the best Canadian-born players from the club teams across the country.

The Northwind's first international competition was against the USA before competing the 2002 Australian Football International Cup and finishing 9th of 11.

AFL Canada also selects the Northern Lights and the Wolfpack, Canada's national teams for women and junior men.

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