The 2011 Women's International Cup of Australian Football was a roller coaster of emotions. What better way to end my playing career with the Freedom than the first women's International Cup? I was expecting the feelings of elation that come with seeing a dream come true. And I knew that I would also be feeling the sadness of knowing that this was a farewell tour.
How We Got Here
When we established the first women's competition outside of Australia in 2003, Leigh Swansborough and I had a vision of women from across the globe participating in such an event.
THE USA team (red, white and blue jerseys) outplayed hosts Australia 72-0 in their International Cup AFL tournament match at Bruce Purser Reserve, Rouse Hill, on Wednesday, August 17. Five women's teams and 18 men's squads are competing in the tournament, which ends August 27:
AUSSIE Rules for women is thriving in Ireland thanks to the dedication of former White Hills footballer Andrew Hickey. He talks to ADAM BOURKE about his journey from Scott Street Oval to becoming an international coach.
WHEN Andrew Hickey moved to Ireland to marry his partner Marie two years ago he thought his only contact with Aussie Rules would be via the internet.