Organising Committee

Tournament Director - Ashley Ball

Ashley, currently residing in Prague, Czech Republic, has been living in Europe since 2001. A graduate in Computer Technology Ashley is currently working as a Project Manager within the Logistics industry. He has been involved in European Australian Football since 2004, playing and coaching in Köln Germany for two years and now managing the Czech Australian Football League. He successfully organised a Tri-Nations tournament between Croatia, Austria and Czech Republic in 2006 along with the 2006 CEAFL championships in Prague. In 2007 he was the Tournament Director for the EU Cup in Hamburg.

Communications - Philip Porublev

A graduate in Computer Systems Engineering, Philip has, through work, lived in Australia, Canada, UK, France, the Netherlands and Finland but now calls Sweden home. Having worked all over the world, he has still found time to manage tournaments such as the Multicultural Cup and EU Cup, run several successful startup businesses and continue in his second sport Rugby, in which he coached the junior Swedish mens national rugby team in 2004. In 2003, he was a key driver in starting the Stockholm Australian Football Federation (SAFF) and in 2008 was the Team Manager for Sweden at the International Cup.

Operations - Brian Clarke

Born in Amsterdam, Brian has lived and worked in Australia, Japan and the UK. A law graduate, his business background includes law, AFL Queensland and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Brian has been involved in international footy since 1996. He has been responsible for the creation of such concepts as the International Cup, Multicultural Cup, Australian Convicts, Touch Aussie Rules and the Aussie Rules Schools program. He has visited over 20 countries to assist the development of the game internationally and has been involved in all aspects of Australian football, whether as a player, coach, umpire or administrator. He is currently the General Manager of Aussie Rules UK.