US Marines Get an Introduction to Footy

Treats from Oz

Members of the US Marine Rotational Force Darwin (MRF-D) were recently introduced to the great game of footy by the Northern Territory Thunder at a training session in Darwin in preparation for a game on June 8.

Travis Edwards (left), assistant coach of Northern Territory Thunder, teaches Marines how to punt during their first practice at the TIO Stadium in preparation for their first big “footy” game.

There are currently some 200+ US Marines and sailors from Hawaii-based Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment on a six month rotational deployment to Australia. MRF-D is billeted at the Australian Army's Robertson Barracks outside of Darwin.

Read all about their experience here »

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