The Guangzhou Scorpions was founded in May 2010 by club Patron Grant “Tom” Dooley a living legend within the Asian football scene and a group of local expatriates who had a keen interest in the game of Australian Rules Football. From the outset The Scorpions intent was to spread the word about the ‘most exciting game in the world”. So far, they have done this with some success as the majority of the team hail from places other than Australia. With Guangzhou the center of the AFL’s plans to expand the game into China The Scorpions have also attracted a number of local Chinese athletes. Whether you already love the game or are just finding out about Australian Rules Football, The Guangzhou Scorpions will be able to help you learn and play the game.
广州蝎子由俱乐部赞助人Grant “Tom” Dooley，一个亚洲足球圈的传奇人物，和一群对澳式足球比赛有浓厚的兴趣的外籍人士于2010年5月共同创建。蝎子一开始的目的是传播关于“世界上最刺激的游戏”的信息，他们已经取得一定的成功了，因为大部分队员都是来自于澳大利亚以外的地方。以广州作为中心，AFL的计划是把比赛扩展到全中国，广州蝎子已经吸引了一批中国运动员。不管你是已经爱上这运动还是只是想对澳式足球有多一点的了解，广州蝎子都可以帮助你学习和实践这项运动。
The Guangzhou Scorpions was founded in May 2010 by club Patron Grant “Tom” Dooley a living legend within the Asian football scene and a group of local expatriates who had a keen interest in the game of Australian Rules Football. From the outset The Scorpions intent was to spread the word about the ‘most exciting game in the world” far and they have done this with some success as the majority of the team hail from places other than Australia.
广州蝎子由俱乐部赞助人Grant “Tom” Dooley，一个亚洲足球圈的传奇人物，和一群对澳式足球比赛有浓厚的兴趣的外籍人士于2010年5月共同创建。蝎子一开始的目的是传播关于“世界上最刺激的游戏”的信息，他们已经取得一定的成功了，因为大部分队员都是来自于澳大利亚以外的地方。
With the generous support of some local businesses The Scorpions kitted themselves out with all the necessary equipment (jersey, balls and beer). Training occasionally and drinking regularly they prepared for their first game against another new comer to the Asian footy scene The Macau Lightening. Played under a blazing sun and 40oC temperatures this was a great game that had everything required of an Aussie rules match; with plenty of marks, scoring the occasional spot of “biffo” and a drop or two of “claret” all washed down with snags and beer. This almost perfect day was completed when The Scorpions managed to win their inaugural game by the narrowest of margins.
The next match for The Scorpions was to take on the might of Hong Kong in December 2010. A match again played under near perfect conditions showed that perhaps there had been too much drinking and not enough training for The Scorpions as they were soundly beaten by the much younger, fitter but not as handsome boys from Hong Kong.
In the post match festivities it was decided that the encounter should become a regular event and the South China Football League (SCAFL) was born and regular games were scheduled between Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou.
Beyond the activities within the SCAFL; The Guangzhou Scorpions are trying to raise the profile of Australian Rules Football in China through the promotion of the game to the extensive Chinese student population at local universities and schools. An Auskick program was started in 2011 aimed at introducing the game to younger school children and a football development program is planned with local universities. These activities will raise the awareness of Australian Rules Football, as well as help to grow the links between the Chinese and expatriate communities within Guangzhou.
The Guangzhou Scorpions are extremely grateful to the support that they have been given and would particularly like to mention their sponsors who’s support has made everything possible.
在当地大学和广州政府的帮助下， 开始了一个由AFL赞助的足球发展计划。我们希望澳式足球在华南地区发展成为更多人感兴趣的活动， 更多人注意澳式足球的，同时广州的中国人和外国人有更多的联系。
President: Jon “Obama” Hopper
Vice President: Aaron “Azza” Hardcastle
Club Captain: Nathan #35 Lieschke
Patron: Grant “Tom” Dooley
Treasurer: Adrian “Rowdy” Ellis
Head Scout: Zheng Hao
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Zhuhai May 4th 2013
SCAFL 2013 Round 5
Guangzhou April 14th 2013
SCAFL 2013 Round 4
Guangzhou March 11th 2013
SCAFL 2013 Round 3
Australia Day 2013
GZ Scorpions vs. Huizhou October 2012
GZ Scorpions tour to Vietnam Oct 2011
SCAFL 2011 finals weekend
SCAFL 2011 Game 4 Hong Kong Blue vs GZ Scorpions
SCAFL 2011 Game 3 GZ SCorpions vs Hong Kong Red
SCAFL 2011 Game 2 GZ Scorpions vs Hong Kong Blue
SCAFL 2011 Game 1 GZ Scorpions vs Macau
Scorpions inaugural game vs Macau Lighening August 2010
Scorpions training at The GUTS
More pics of the boys in action
Played Won Lost Draw F A % Points Hong Kong Blues 6 6 0 0 283 149 189.3 24 Hong Kong Reds 6 5 1 0 169 126 134.13 20 Lantau Lizards 6 3 3 0 228 179 127.37 12 GZ Scorpions 6 2 4 0 128 194 65.98 8 Macau Lightning 6 2 4 0 116 196 59.18 8 Hong Kong
Gaelic 6 0 6 0 76 155 49.03 0
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请关注一下我们的赞助商，是他们使广州蝎子成为可能。如果您有兴趣加入这些受尊敬的赞助商行列，支持蝎子在中国发展 AFL，请联系 Jon Hopper – firstname.lastname@example.org .