As well as playing against other teams in the USAFL, the Magpies also run the New York City Australian Football League (NYCAFL), an intra club competition designed to promote and develop new players to the game as well as foster camaraderie and friendship. The NYCAFL is part of the club’s development program and usually runs on Friday nights during summer.


  • Same goal posts as a normal game.
  • 2 x 20 min quarters on a 400 x 300 ft ground (approx the size of a large soccer pitch).
  • 9 a-side with unlimited substitutions and benches.
  • Players will be allowed to play for more than one team if teams are lacking numbers on the day.

All players are asked to be at the ground a half hour before the start of the first game. We will have a 30-minute warm-up and training and then we will bounce the ball for the first game. While you are not playing, you will be expected to run water, keep score, boundary umpire or goal umpire.


If you are a new player to the club, please send an email to

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