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Roosters Kick-off 2013 with 9-a-side Competition

From the first bounce on Saturday morning, May 18th, to the Championship game late in the afternoon, the inaugural USAFL 80/35 9-a-side tournament is guaranteed to be an action packed day for fans and players alike at the Des Moines Rugby Club, located at 120 39th St. in West Des Moines.

The Des Moines Roosters Australian Football club will be kicking off their 2013 season in a different format as teams from Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis and Tulsa will converge on the metro for a modified version of Australian Football.

Suns Take Inaugural NorCal Championship

The Sacramento Suns defeated the San Francisco Knights in the first ever NorCal Championship game in Concord on March 23. The game will be an ongoing preseason exhibition match between the two leagues (GGAFL & SAFL) in order to provide more pre-season exposure to the game.

Roosters to Host Inaugural USAFL 9's Tournament

The Des Moines Roosters would like to invite all interested USAFL mens teams to participate in their inaugural 80/35 USAFL 9's Tournament on May 18, 2013. The tournament will run over just one day but the club hopes that the event will grow to become a two day event in future years.

Bombers meet Denver Dogs

After another exhausting day of high-altitude training, the playing group caught up with seven time USAFL champions the Denver Bulldogs for dinner.

Eleven members of the Bulldogs playing group, including a few Bombers supporters, jumped at the chance to dine with their favourite players.

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.


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