Club News

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.

Dallas Top Dogs

The Dallas Magpies continued their strong start to the season defeating the Denver Bulldogs and the Austin crows comfortably on June 2nd in Allen, TX.

In what was expected to be the biggest game in club history, the pies went into the first game confident but wary of the Bulldogs winning history and on-field strength and experience.  Perfect conditions for football on a calm Saturday morning made for a great contest and from the very first bounce it was a fierce contest.  

Columbus ARFC Featured in Local Online Magazine

The Columbus Jackaroos and Jillaroos were featured in 614 Magazine, promoting the club and upcoming events including the 2012 49th Parallel Cup and future Nationals.

Jackaroos Top River Rats

On a cool June afternoon the Jackaroos went down South to take on the 2011 Division 4 champions, the Ohio Valley River Rats, in the home of the 2012 national tournament, Cincinnati, Ohio. The first ever opponent of the Jacks in 2008, this matchup has always held special importance for members of the club and is awash with emotions despite the lopsidedness of this rivalry with Columbus’s only loss coming during the regular season of 2010.

Denver's Lara Porter Heads Down Under for the Season

Denver Bulldog and USA Freedom player Lara Porter is heading off to Australia this weekend to play a season of football in Brisbane, Australia.

Lara participated in the 3rd placed Freedom squad at the 2011 International Cup in Australia. After discussing an idea with Leigh Barnes, Freedom Head Coach, long time Brisbane resident, player, and coach he set Lara up to play a season with the Yeronga Devils. Lara will return to the USA in time for the 49th Parallel Cup on August 4.


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