University of Wisconsin/Madison business and sports management student Jacqueline Theiler has become the first US student to join the West Australian Football Commission on an internship.
Jacqueline, who has moved to Perth (WA) as part of an international student abroad program at Murdoch University, will work with the West Australian Country Football League in the areas of sponsorship delivery, marketing, event management and general administration duties.
In August 2007, a new group of exchange students arrived at Notre Dame University and started training with the South Fremantle Football Club. Six weeks into their training, they competed in and won a carnival in Goomalling.
Women from St Benedicts College in St Cloud, Minnesota and the University of Portland in Oregon have started a 3 month 'boot camp' footy program. The program is hosted and coordinated by South Fremantle Football Club (including a coach). The squad trains at Fremantle Oval, the home of the Dockers. It is likely that women from other colleges on Study Abroard in Fremantle will join in .
Having gone to Australia to visit friends of mine, and never having heard of Aussie Rules before, I was a little hesitant in joining a women's team. Now after having trained and played for the past 7 months I am very glad that my friend Lisa had talked me into joining with her.