Stuttgart Emus
The Stuttgart Australian Football Club e.V., nicknamed Stuttgart Emus, is an Australian Football club, based in Stuttgart
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The sixth-largest city in Germany, Stuttgart has a population of 600,038 while the metropolitan area has a population of 5.3 million ....

, Germany
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. It was founded in 2008, making it Germany's sixth Australian Football Club. It is a member of the AFLG (Australian Football League Germany), the promoting and governing body of Australian Football in Germany and is playing in the equally named first national league. In the expired season (2011) they have finished in 3rd place, beating last year's German champion, the Munich Kangaroos in the Match for the Third Place at the AFLG Grand Final Day.


The Stuttgart Emus had their first appearance as a stand-alone club in the 2008 AFLG finals tournament, where they played a demonstration match against the 5th-placed German side, Berlin. Yet they were still wearing the guernseys of the Hamburg Dockers, because today's traditional Green and White guernseys had not arrived on time.

The first season of the Stuttgart Emus - 2009 - saw for various reason the establishment of a 2nd Division. Firstly, this was because the playing standard of the league had progressed to a stage where it was difficult for a new or developing club to compete against the established sides. This was particularly evident in the struggles of the Berlin Crocodiles to remain competitive. Secondly, the larger clubs conversely were seeing an increase in players numbers and were in need of a venue for their reserve players. These factors, combined with the entrance of the Stuttgart Emus into the AFLG, saw the creation of a second division to the league in 2009.
At the end of the season 2009 the Emus could place on the Third Position, earning respect of other clubs such as when they were playing at home against later 2nd division champions, Berlin - which happened to be the thighest loss in the club's history.
The consolidation continued again in season 2010, where they came in fourth place, beating the oldest German AFL team - Frankfurt - twice.

At the beginning of season 2011 the Emus saw themselves confronted to a hughe loss of expierenced players - partly from their founding era - due to retirements conditioned by age or injury (Steffen Belgardt, Chris Brown, Guy Arthur Canino) and removal (Johannes Mast, Chris Mail). However many promising players were pushing from the youth section into the professional team (Jakob Jung) and the recruiting section was purchasing some equally promising players in such a way that the proficiency level could be kept up. At the end of the season the club even saw its biggest success in its young history, winning the Match for the Third Place.
Season League Place/ of Percentile rank
2009 AFLG 2nd Division 3./ 4 25%
2010 AFLG 4./ 5 40%
2011 AFLG 3./ 6 66,67%
2012 AFLG / 6
green background: climb
orange background: relegation
golden background: championship

Club Symbols

Club Song

The lyrics are based on the club song of the West Coast Eagles
West Coast Eagles
The West Coast Eagles are an Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League. The club is based in Perth, Western Australia. The club was founded in 1986 and played its first games in the 1987 season. Its current home ground is Subiaco Oval...

 and use the same melody.

We're the Emus

The Stuttgart Emus

And we're here - to show you why

We're the big birds, kings of the big game

We're the Emus, we're kicking high!

For years we learned the lessons

And we learned them very well

And now we've added - Schwäbisch magic

We’re the Emus, we’re here to stay

Baden-Württemberg Footy League

In 2011 another less than 20 km distanced Australian Football Club formed itself, the Ludwigsburg Taipans. Ever since plans for a local 9a side footy league have emerged. There are several proposals still being discussed within the clubs about the shape of the league. Discussions are going from a local junior league to a preseasonal tournament. Determinations are expected for December 2011.

Club Awards

In December after each season player's awards are distributed to the most outstanding players of the season. They will be elected according to agreements of the coach and captain. The following list shows the resulats since 2009:
Season Best Player Best Forward Best Midfield Best Defender Coach's Award
2009 Daniel McPhail   Florian Walz     Sven Bolwin   Guy Arthur Canino   Fabian Kroll  
2010 Andrew Miller   Geoff Rodoreda   | Johannes Mast   Chris Mail   Florian Walz    
2011 |

League Awards

  • 2009: Best Player AFLG 2nd Division, Daniel McPhail  
  • 2011: Best Rookie AFLG, Jakob Jung  
  • 2011: Best Player in the Match for the Third, Glenn Smith  

List of Club Officials


  • Grant Walsh   (2008–2009)
  • Guy Arthur Canino   (2009-2011)
  • Grant Walsh   (since 2011/ 11)


  • Grant Walsh   (2008–2009)
  • Aaron Wedge   (caretaker, 2009–2011)
  • Chris Hanson   (2011/ 03 - 08)
  • Christopher Robertson   (since 2011)

German Eagles

  • Fabian Kroll
  • Florian Walz
  • Johannes Mast (Stuttgart Emus, 2009–2010)
  • Jakob Jung
  • Philipp Duncan

Records and Statistics

  • Biggest winning margin: 62 (2011 vs. Hamburg Dockers)
  • Smallest winning margin: 5 (2011 vs. Munich Kangaroos)
  • Biggest losing margin: 160 (2011 vs. Rheinland Lions)
  • Smallest losing margin: 4 (2009 vs. Berlin Crocodiles
  • Most premiership points in a season: 12, 2011
  • Most points in a season: 414 (2011)
  • Most points against in a season: 872 (2011)
  • Most seasons as leading goalkicker: 3, Aaron Wedge (2009 - 2011)
  • Most goals: 29, Aaron Wedge (2009 - )
  • Most goals in a season: 12 Aaron Wedge (2011)
  • Most goals kicked in a game: 7 Aaron Wedge (2011 vs. Frankfurt Redbacks)
  • Most games: 19, Guy Arthur Canino (2009–2011)

  • 10 Players with most games:
    Place Name Games played Goals
    1 Guy Arthur Canino   19 1
    2 Fabian Kroll   18 5
    Florian Walz     18 14
    4 Aaron Wedge   16 29
    5 Geoff Rodoreda   14 8
    Douglas Clarke   14 1
    7 Michael Membrey   13 -
    8 Chris Mail   12 -
    9 Michael Homsey   11 3
    10 Steffen Belgardt  
    Chris Brown  
    Martin Figel  
    Johannes Mast  
    Darko Pinter  
    Elias Remesal-Velasco    
    9 3

Standing: Post Season 2011

Merchandising Products

The Stuttgart Emus are merchandising a small choice of fan articles. Among them you will find a Men's and Women's Supporter T-shirt, Supporter Hoodies as well as Scarfs and a limited edition of the Original Green-White Guernseys.

See also

  • Australian rules football
    Australian rules football
    Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, also called football, Aussie rules or footy is a sport played between two teams of 22 players on either...

  • Australian rules football in Germany
  • Australian rules football in Europe
    Australian rules football in Europe
    Australian rules football is played in Europe at an amateur level in a number of countries. The oldest and largest leagues are those in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark, each nation having a number of clubs and organised junior programs...

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