The Caledonian Australian Football League (CAFL) is run by the Sharks as a way to give our members more game time and help to develop new and existing players in a fun, friendly environment that promotes learning over winning. The name of the league comes from footys history In Scotland, although played sporadically in the early 1900’s by travelling Australians the sport was ‘reborn’ in the early 1990’s by a Glasgow team called the Caledonian Sharks who represented Scotland in various tournaments against teams from the BARFL (British Australian Rules Football League now AFL England) all over England. Due to the sheer logistics of playing teams from London and the English South Coast the Caledonian Sharks had a few years hibernation period as such until being reinvigorated by some current players as the Glasgow Sharks in 2003. So the ‘Caledonian’ Australian Football League is a ‘Hat Tip’ to those involved in starting Footy being played back in Scotland in the early 1990’s.
The league aims to facilitate an environment in which Senior and Junior footballers, male and female, can play and enjoy our sport in a competitive environment which at the same time recognizes co-operation between teams and players for the game to prosper in our area. The aim of the League is to be regarded as a leader in Scotland in administration and playing of football and to attempt at all times to make sure our teams are run as professionally as possible.
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