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War and Peace… and Footy

By Andrea Williams, Boston Demons

The mission of Seeds Of Peace summer camp is simply summarized as, “Treaties are made by governments; peace is made by people”. The camp seeks to open the paths for communication, and eventual understanding, between the sides of conflicted regions. On an unassuming Sunday morning in July, a handful of Boston Demons and Lady Demons hit the road up to Maine for what can only be described as a once in a lifetime kind of day.

Bombers Win a Thriller

The OC Bombers hosted the San Diego Lions on Saturday July 21 in Irvine, and got home by the narrowest of margins.

Madison Mid-West Tournament Results

The Milwaukee Bombers hosted the second Madison Australian Football Invitational on July 21.  The day was a great success with a high standard of football and competitive matches played throughout. 

This year's tournament featured seven teams from across the Midwest and two women's matches with players from Minnesota, Columbus and Milwaukee.  Participating men's teams included the Chicago Swans, Kansas City Power, Minnesota Freeze and the Columbus Jackaroos in the 18 a side pool. 

Kangaroos advance to 8-1 with six goal victory

The Nashville Kangaroos traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina on July 14 hoping to extend their winning start to the 2012 season. Their hosts, the Tigers had an inauspicious season opener in Columbus but were strong at home with a ten goal win over the Philadelphia Hawks in June.

OC Bombs the Dragons

The OC Bombers hosted the LA Dragons on Saturday, July 7 in Irvine, and recorded a comfortable 41 point win. It was a tight contest for three quarters before the Bombers pulled away in the last quarter. Some inaccuracy in front of goal stopped OC from posting a much bigger win, having 12 scoring shots to 1 in the last quarter but only gaining a 21 point advantage as a result. The small field meant a lot of congested play, but the Bombers will need to improve in front of goal going forward.

Nashville Kangaroos believe 'pads' is a 4-letter word

No pads. No helmets. No problem.

Australia Rules Football, or “footy” as it is more commonly referred to, is a game that’s been played for more than 150 years in Australia and has found a welcoming home in Nashville and other cities across the United States.

The Nashville Kangaroos are one of the six founding teams of the United States Australian Football League in 1997. Fifteen years later, the league has grown to 44 teams nationwide.

“Clarky”

We typically have games on Sunday but this weekend our game was on Saturday night at 5:45 against Palm Beach. We played at their field which is located on the Gold Coast. By 5:45 it is dark here so it was another game under the lights. I have never played under the lights and now two games under the lights. It is a unique experience to play under the lights and I have grown to enjoy it!

Seeds of Peace USA Summer Camp

The USAFL, Boston Demons Australian Rules football club, and Seeds of Peace are bringing Australian Rules football to Maine this summer. Earlier this year, Peace Team players Yonatan Belik and Leith Jaber contacted the USAFL in hopes of introducing the sport to a summer long camp, located in Otisfield, Maine.

Rain and train!

Over the past week we experienced a great deal of rain causing the grounds to be very soggy. Tuesday’s training was cancelled and as the rain continued it looked like we may not be able to train Thursday as well. The rain began to clear Thursday but with all the rain the fields were closed so that they would not get torn up by trainings. Kate Clarkson one of my teammates connected us with an indoor facility and trainer that came to do some fitness training with us.

Boston Women's Tournament Wrap Up

As the sun rose over a sleepy Cambridge, MA on Saturday June 30th, 14 women laced up their cleats, erected some goal posts and put out cones to mark the field at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Briggs Field. They were prepared for the day, with coolers of ice, water and Gatorade, cut up fruit and gazebos to keep worst of the sunburn at bay.  The Boston Lady Demons were hosting the Montreal Angels and New York Magpies in the inaugural Boston Lady Demons tournament. The Boston River Rats, a metro side, also hosted a Montreal Saints metro side on the day.

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