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Beyond Bounds: Minn. Squad Nets National Football Title – Australian Style

Netting national championships? That’s easy for the Freeze.

The Minnesota Freeze – the state’s Australian Rules Football Club (or footy, for those in the know) – dominated the country’s top opposition recently in Mason, Ohio, outscoring opponents 143-20 en route to its first national title since 2007.

Explaining how their niche sport works?

Not so easy.

Suns Invitational is a Shining Success!

Saturday, August 18 2012 - The first-year Sacramento Suns hosted the Suns Invitational Tournament at Nugget Fields in Davis, California. Players from eight different USAFL teams participated in the tournament.

Nashville Kangaroos win the Wayne Schwass Cup

There is something special about the Chicago-Nashville rivalry. The two teams have been the strongest in the MAAFL over the long term, and many times they have played the championship-deciding game. They have played each other every year since the early days of both clubs, splitting the honors fairly evenly. There have been close games and strong personalities. If all that was not enough, in 2012 they added the Wayne Schwass Cup.

OC Host San Diego & Dallas

The OC Bombers hosted the 2011 Division 2 National Champions the Dallas Magpies at Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday August 11 in sweltering 100+ degree heat in a mini tournament with the San Diego Lions.

Game one had the Bombers vs Dallas open proceedings, and OC came away with a comfortable 19 point win. The damage was done in the first half as the Bombers hit their straps early and exploded out of the blocks to score three goals before the Magpies knew what was happening. Although Dallas fought back in the second half the Bombers held firm and took the win.

Chicago Swans and Nashville Kangaroos – Inaugural Wayne Schwass Cup

Chicago and Nashville are the titans of the central United States with a long and storied history, just like our professional counterparts in Australia, the Sydney Swans and the North Melbourne Kangaroos. Both USAFL Clubs have been an integral part of the growth of Football in the Central region, and in 2012, that rivalry is set to continue in a big way with the inaugural Wayne Schwass Cup on August 11.

Police intervene in clash of Kangaroos and Kookaburras

In an unprecedented event in Australian football worldwide, the Nashville Kangaroos game against the Atlanta Kookaburras was ended by Metropolitan Nashville Park Police, who expressed concern for potential damage to the field.

Sacramento Suns Shine in Vegas

Decked out with their brand new kits, the Sacramento Suns headed to Las Vegas on July 28 to see if they could play as good as they looked. The Nevada sun greeted them which was almost a cool relief after the recent Sacramento weather patterns.

The day began with the Lady Suns taking on the Arizona Lady Hawks, who had some help with girls from Las Vegas, the San Francisco Bay area, Orange County, and Los Angeles filling in.

Kangaroos defeat Boston Demons to continue 5-game win streak

The Kangaroos remember well their epic journey to Boston in 2010. With flight delays and an unplanned overnight stopover, the trip to Boston took over 20 hours. Nonetheless, the Nashville team leaped onto the field and quickly took control of the 2010 game.

Kangaroos Impress at Sportsfest

Brother, this is unbelievable! These are the greatest athletes I’ve ever seen! These have gotta be the best in the world! No pads, they keep on hittin’, they get knocked down, they keep gettin’ up, they don’t stop brother!

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.


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