The Macau Lightning AFL Club.

The Macau Lightning AFL Club.

The Macau Lightning AFL Club was formed in 2009 and began running Auskick Clinics at the International School of Macau.

With an increasing demand for more football from the kids participating, the Club started Saturday morning training which continues to grow with boys and girls aged between 4 to 13 years.

In September 2010, the Macau Lightning Auskick played their first match against the Hong Kong Auskick marking the first of many future match days between both clubs.

It was a small beginning for the Senior Macau Lightning Team in 2009 with only a handful of guys looking for a social kick. As word spread of AFL in Macau, numbers gradually grew to a competitive squad of 30 players by May 2010.

2010 saw the Senior Team make their International Debut with matches against Hong Kong Dragons in May, touring to Guangzhou in August and participating in the China Cup against the Hong Kong Dragons and the China Reds in early September.

Now in 2014 the Senior Team is up to almost 50 active playing member and 100 social member, and the Auskick programme has skyrocketed from recent years to almost 40 kids and 8 coaches attending every Saturday morning.

The Macau Lightning also play in the annual Asian Championships where, in August, 2013, their four qualifying games were played against the four teams that would go on to compete in the semi-finals that day!

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