AFW ELITE HS Select to Play Italian National Team in Milan – April 2015

AFW is organizing a select group of high school players from the United States who will travel to Italy for a week of practice and touring culminating with a game against the national U20 team of Italy.  The game is scheduled to take place in Milan on April 4, 2015.  The USA-AFW ELITE team will depart for Italy on Sunday, March 29th landing in Rome.  During the week the team will meet and practice in the mornings to prepare for representing the USA in the special international game the following Saturday.  Afternoons and evenings will be spent touring, sight-seeing, becoming educated about and enjoying one of the most significant countries, cultures and cuisines in Western civilization.  For young men this promises to be one of the most dynamic weeks of growth in their lives.  Parents and other family members are encouraged to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime journeys and adventures.  Click on the HS Select Tours link for extensive information and registration forms.

CWRU Spartans Tour & Promote Football in Italy:
May 9 – 17, 2015

Experience Italy and la vida dolce – from Rome, through Tuscany, past Milan and to the tip of Lake Como.


The University of Dubuque Spartans travelled from their stay in Barcelona to promote American football in a second European country with a two-day tour and competition in Toulouse, France.  On a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the Ours  (French for ‘Bears’) turfed American football facility the Spartans put on a dynamic display of big play capability in a dominating 77-0 victory.


The Battling Bishops rolled to victory over the Aquile American Football Club in Ferrara, Italy by a final score of 63-0. The developing Aquile program, new members of the Italian Football League that plays the highest level of American football in Italy, were no match for the Bishops who demonstrated the experience, depth and expertise of American football played by American players.

Team AFW ELITE News Coverage

The AFW Elite squad made up of top US High School players not only made American proud with their 19-0 shutout win in Paris, they also enjoyed a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel throughout France and absorb the perspective provided only by international travel. Local CBS affiliate News Channel 8 covered the trip and produced this special.

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