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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.

‘Roos on Nashville TV!

Recently, Nashville News 2 (WKRN) featured the Nashville Kangaroos in one of its weekend sports segments. The segment showcased interviews with current players, highlights from the ‘Roos June 16 clash with Columbus, and a special live music performance.

Interviewed in the video are Club President, Clint Milner, Team Captain, Luke Nemeth, Dave “Frosty” Harris, and Joel Morley.

The Kangaroos will be back in action July 28 at Elmington Park when the Boston Demons travel south to Nashville.

The Ball!

What an awesome event! To see everyone dolled up and mingling was beautiful. The mid season ball was an event put on by the Yeronga Club as a fund raiser and community event. It gave me a chance to meet people in the club beyond the ladies team. I met Sam Corless president of the club and friend to my coach Leigh Barnsey back home. It was a pleasure to connect with him and thank him for assisting in making this trip happen. I also had the chance to visit with Tami Dunn the team physical trainer whom I had been in contact with for some time prior to my arrival.

Game time!

Friday June 22 at 7:30pm we had a game. It was a beautiful night. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. The excitement was thick in the air. Playing under the lights was a unique experience for me. It was gorgeous! Yeronga showed once again what a power house they are. The final score was 114 to 13. Despite the score the opposition put up a good fight forcing Yeronga to stay focused and strong.

Morningside Forfeits

Sunday’s game was cancelled due to Morningside forfeiting. The team was unable to field a team and therefore had to forfeit. My teammate Kate Lutkins and I decided we still wanted to get a workout for the day. We headed down to the Brisbane River and did a nice 5k run following the river and crossing over two bridges making a nice circuit.

Jacks Fall to ‘Roos in Away Game

The Columbus Jackaroos (4-1) traveled south on June 16 to face the Nashville Kangaroos (6-1) in a pivotal MAAFL game.  In what turned out to be a heated contest the Nashville Kangaroos defeated the Columbus Jackaroos 13.14.92 to 8.6.54 in order to move to 7-1 on the season and hand the Jacks their second loss of the year.

Buffaloes trail on scoreboard but come out way ahead.

On a warm but overcast morning in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Coach Dustin Brasel was smiling. He carried that smile all day long...for good reason. The Tulsa Buffaloes were scheduled to host the Dallas Magpies and the Kansas City Power. Going into the game he was worried that he would need players form both visiting teams to round out his team. Game day had arrived and he was surrounded by 16 eager Buffaloes. It was decided to play 16's. He had a full team (bolstered by 2 blokes from Wichita). 17 total players ..."magnificent" he thought.

Dave Zitko from St Louis Blues Goes Down Under

Back in January, I received a message on Facebook from a guy I played footy with on the U23 Revolution team a couple years ago. The Revolution is the U.S. National team and the U23 team is the team for players 23 years old and younger. He asked me if I was interested in playing in Australia for a season. I replied back and said I was interested, and shortly after got an email from the Revolution head coach, Matt Bishop. At the time, I had no idea what was happening, but several people were working to find a team for me in Australia.

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