11. June 2018 · Comments Off on Greater Glasgow Giants v Glasgow Sharks · Categories: Australian Rules, Photo Set

There was a local derby at Nethercraigs on the 9th June as the Giants hosted the Sharks.
This match ended up as a one sided affair as the vistors dominated last year’s champions and took an easy win.

photos – Greater Glasgow Giants v Glasgow Sharks

21. May 2018 · Comments Off on Greater Glasgow Giants v Edinburgh Bloods · Categories: Australian Rules, Photo Set

Scotland’s Aussie Rules league is going well these days with half a dozen active teams.
I got along to Nethercraigs on 19th May to see the Greater Glasgow Giants take on the long established Edinburgh Bloods.
This season’s Giants aren’t quite the team which took last year’s championship and though they made the game close in the third quarter it was a happy Bloods team which went back to Edinburgh with the win by (13.15) 93 to (9.14) 68.

photos – Greater Glasgow Giants v Edinburgh Bloods

14. April 2018 · Comments Off on The Haggis Cup 2018 · Categories: Australian Rules, Photo Set

The annual Australian Rules football pre-season tournament was held at the West of Scotland Rugby Club on 14th April this year and as usual it attracted teams from England to compete with the Scottish clubs.
In fact it was English visitors who bagged both the cups. Nottingham Scorpions were the men’s winners this year, seeing off Greater Glasgow Giants in the final. Third place among the men went to Glasgow Sharks thanks to a win over Edinburgh Bloods.
The Giants were the runners up in the women’s tournament too. A really close final saw them edged out by the girls from the University of Birmingham.
photos – Haggis Cup – men
photos – Haggis Cup – women

28. June 2017 · Comments Off on Greater Glasgow Giants v Edinburgh Bloods · Categories: Australian Rules, Photo Set

Greater Glasgow Giants have had an unbeaten run so far this season in the AFL Scotland league. They were understregth and nervous going into their game against Edinburgh Bloods at Nethercraigs on 24th June.

With a strong wind blowing from one end to the other domination of the game switched from quarter to quarter. In the end the Giants edged it by 92 points to 85.

photos – Greater Glasgow Giants v Edinburgh Bloods

10. April 2017 · Comments Off on The Haggis Cup 2017 · Categories: Australian Rules, Photo Set


The annual pre-season Aussie Rules Footie tournament was played at Burnbrae on 8 April 2017, with the benfit of sunny weather and good attendance.

Nine teams contested the men’s tournament, five of them having travelled from England, and a long day of play led to an all-English grand final. Wolverhampton Wolverines built an early lead but eventually lost narrowly to the Wandsworth Demons and a fighting second half comeback.
photos – Haggis Cup – Men

Of the five teams who competed in the Women’s event it was two English sides that made this final too. Wandsworth Demons were the losers this time as Nottingham Scorpions proved the stronger team.
photos – Haggis Cup – Women

16. August 2016 · Comments Off on Aussie Rules Grand Final · Categories: Australian Rules, Photo Set

The end of the Scottish Australian Rules season has come round again and, for a change, Edinburgh Bloods were missing from the Grand Final. This years game was an all-Glasgow affair featuring the reigning champions, the Greater Glasgow Giants, and the Glasgow Sharks.

In the early exchanges of the game the Giants were well on top but the Sharks soon came back into it and they held a 10 point lead at half time. The game was close until the final few minutes whhen the Sharks became dominant and secured the win by (18.12) 120 to (11.2) 77.

photos – Glasgow Sharks v Greater Glasgow Giants
Glasgow Sharks v Greater Glasgow Giants

11. April 2016 · Comments Off on The Haggis Cup 2016 · Categories: Australian Rules, Photo Set

Haggis Cup 2016

The annual Haggis Cup tournament signals the start if the Australian Rules Football season. This year’s tournament was played at Peffermill on 9th April. Scotland’s five teams were all represented, Edinburgh Bloods, Glasgow Sharks, Greater Glasgow Giants, Falkirk Silverbacks and Kingdom Kangaroos. Additionally there were Amsterdam Devils, Leeside Lions from Ireland and two English sides, Wimbledon Hawks and a mixed Huddersfield/Tyne Tees side.

After a full day of matches, including the now traditional women’s game, it was the Hawks who emerged as winners, having beaten the Giants in the final.

photos – The Haggis Cup 2016
photos – Haggis Cup Women’s game

28. August 2015 · Comments Off on SARFL Grand Final 2015 · Categories: Australian Rules, Photo Set

Bloods v Giants
The Scottish Australian Rules Football League played their championship game at Livingston Rugby Club on 22nd August. The teams were the ever present Edinburgh Bloods and a new team for 2015, Greater Glasgow Giants.

The game was competitive but the experience and accuracy around goal of the Bloods was the telling difference as they won by 113 to 62.

photos – Edinburgh Bloods v Greater Glasgow Giants

23. August 2014 · Comments Off on SARFL Grand Final 2014 · Categories: Australian Rules, Photo Set


This year’s Aussie Rules Grand Final was played at Falkirk High School on 23 August between the two old rivals, Glasgow Sharks and Edinburgh Bloods.

The game was tight and spirited, and the sides ended up tied at half time. The third quarter saw the Bloods break the game open, starting with 18 unanswered points and building a lead which the Sharks couldn’t pull back. In the end the Bloods won 73-57 and took their sixth title in a row.

photos – Edinburgh Bloods v Glasgow Sharks

14. April 2014 · Comments Off on The Haggis Cup · Categories: Australian Rules, Photo Set


The start of the Australian Rules Football season is always the Haggis Cup tournament. This year it was played at GHA Rugby Club on 12th April.

After a full day of competition the host team, Glasgow Sharks, won the closely fought final over Huddersfield Rams by a single goal. The other teams competing were Edinburgh Bloods, Tyne Tees Tigers, Paris Cockerels and the new team in the Scottish league, Kingdom Kangaroos.

This years ladies game was won by Tyne Tees Tigers over Glasgow Sharks.

photos – The Haggis Cup
photos – The Haggis Cup ladies game