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Off the beaten path — Aussie Rules

Scott Fisher | Calgary Sun | June 21, 2011

It’s one of the toughest sports known to man.

And women.

Australian Rules football isn’t just for big, hairy, toothless, testosterone-driven men anymore.These ladies can get down and dirty, too.

Calgarian Caitlin Kidd got involved in the sport after watching her older siblings.

“I had three brothers who were already playing and they encouraged me,” Kidd said.


Playing rough runs in family

Caitlin Kidd, right, goes in for a tackle during a match against Team USA.

By Greg Meachem - Red Deer Advocate
May 24, 2011

To the uninitiated, the sport may resemble a form of on-field anarchy, but Australian rules football actually contains the elements of several well-known competitive activities.

“What I like about it is that it combines aspects of a lot of different sports,” said Red Deer native Caitlin Kidd, 27, a member of Canada’s Australian rules football national women’s team, the Northern Lights.


Surge of Women Playing Footy

Surge of Women Playing Footy

ABC News in Western Australian did a story of women breaking down barriers in Australian Football and the current growth of women's footy.


Three West Islanders heading Down Under

Left to right: Lindsay Belzie, Kyle Graham, Aimee Legault, Ronan Shaughnessy, Margo Legault at US Nationals 2010 in the State of Kentucky.

This is a very exciting year for Australian Rules Football, as the International Championship (World cup) takes place this year in Australia. This is the first year that there will be a Women's Division with six teams competing: Canada, USA, Italy, Ireland, Papau New Guinea and a combined Multicultural and Indigenous team. The women’s section of the IC11 will be played between the 15th - 27th of August, 2011 in Sydney and Melbourne.


Sacramento Press: Australian Rules Football Club

by Hossana Paida, published on March 28, 2011

While most Americans may be more familiar with sports such as football, soccer or basketball, very few have heard of Australian Rules Football.

Australian native Amy Bishop, 31, explained that Australian Rules Football, also known as “footy” or “Aussie rules,” is a very popular sport in Australia, and it is unlike rugby, soccer or any other sport.


“Footy” National Champion Denver Lady Bulldogs Celebrating Win All Week

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Staff Members Play On Winning Women’s Team at U.S. Australian Football League Championship

Celebration is a daily affair right now for the Denver Bulldogs Women's Australian Rules Football Team, which last weekend won the 2010 U.S. Australian Football League National Championship in Louisville, Ken.


Kookaburras Find it Tough

Tuesday 7 September 2010

The much anticipated debut of Ireland's first Australian Rules Football side took place on a rainy pitch in Kilrea on Saturday.

The Kilrea Kookaburras invited a combination side of Dublin/Derry Gaelic players nicknamed the "Dubderrys" to do battle with.

The match also served as a selection trial for the National side, who will travel to take part in the European Championships in Milan in October, so all girls were out to impress.


Merrimac's Geoghegan shines at Aussie 'footy'

By John Vellante
Globe Correspondent | August 8, 2010

The event received very little, if any, attention in this neck of the woods, but the US and Canadian women’s national teams squared off in the Australian Rules Football 49th Parallel Cup last weekend in Toronto.

For the record, Canada won, 34-15.

First area women's team seeks to get footing

Several central Ohio residents are members of the Columbus Jillaroos Australian rules football team, including (from left) Sara Matheson, Tina DeMent, Jamie Harvey, Amanda Watters, Kristi Baldwin, Stephanie McKitrick, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Lawton and Amanda Corthern. The team will play its inaugural season in the U.S.-based Women's Australia Football Association.

By Jeremy Stewart, Staff Writer | June 30, 2010 | © This Week News

A Columbus Jillaroos practice often starts with a formal introduction of players.

The Australian rules football team comes together in a circle and tries to put names with an ever-growing list of faces. The Jillaroos are Columbus' first entry into the U.S.-based Women's Australia Football Association. It is also thought to be the first women's Australian rules football team to form in Columbus.


Sacramento Footy on ABC 10

ABC's News 10 came out to a practice evening and filmed the game which aired later that evening as a promo for the club. We look like we are having so much fun!