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US Freedom SEN Interview

During the US Freedom tour of Australia, captain Jenny Sarbacker and team mate Suzy Thomas were interviewed by Melbourne Sports Radio station SEN. The crew chatted with the Freedom ladies about the tour, women's footy in the US, and were quite enthralled with the US Freedom Calendar.

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The Drill: Q&A With local "footy" player Suzy Thomas

Oct 23, 2009 | Dave Kallmann | © Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

The women's division trophy from the U.S. Australian Rules Football national championship resides in Wisconsin. Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Lady Bombers won the eight-team tournament, beating the Calgary Blue team, 8.3 (51)-1.5 (11), in the championship game. Thomas, of West Allis, who won the Geoff Cann Medal for MVP of the final, tried to explain "footy" to the Journal Sentinel's Dave Kallmann, who was lost from the opening ruck.


Giant Leap

Published in Bendigo Weekly on 20/08/2009

The push to establish a women’s football team in this city has gained momentum following the hugely successful clash between Bendigo and the touring USA Freedom.

Hundreds of football followers were at Fulton Hogan Oval in Kangaroo Flat to watch the international match with the visitors coming off losses to NSW in Sydney and then Queensland in Cairns.

Bendigo captain Andrea Walsh was clearly the best player afield as she banged home three goals to lead her side to a triumphant victory over the Americans who were best served by Suzy Thomas from the Milwaukee Bombers.

Yanks here to play Australian rules football

Cheryl Critchley | From: Herald Sun | August 17, 2009

THESE Yanks definitely don't tank, taking it up to the Aussies in the first tour by an international women's Australian rules football team.

Despite losing their four games they edged closer each time, finishing with a two-point nail-biter against a combined VWFL team on Saturday.

US Freedom is mostly Americans and one expat Australian, and boasts the Statue of Liberty on its jumper.

Look at this Cape crusader

James Silver | Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | © The Cairns Post

'Phenomenal': Torres Strait Islander Mary David on the attack against the US women's AFL side on Monday night.

THE US Freedom women's AFL team was the headline act but it was a Cape crusader who stole the show at Cazalys on Monday night.

Giant 16-year-old ruckman Mary David dominated the game as the AFL Cairns women’s representative side defeated the US 3.10 (28) to 1.5 (11).

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Coach Laura Martin said the Torres Strait Islander, who attends Djarragun College, had huge potential.

"She was phenomenal," Martin said.

"She was everywhere, taking great grabs, great tackling, just always where the ball was."

You must be Yankin' our chain

Josh Rakic | August 9, 2009

If Karmichael Hunt can do it, the USA can. Right?

But a US women's Aussie rules team? That's crazier than, well, an NRL superstar switching to AFL …

Ready for the Freedom challenge

August 08, 2009 | © Bendigo Weekly

[inline:bendigo1.jpg="USA Freedom training"]The touring USA Freedom football side has landed in Australia to prepare for the first of a series of matches against representative teams around the country. First up is a clash with the Sydney Women’s Football League in Marrickville tomorrow then on Monday they will play a combined Queensland side at Cazaly Stadium in Cairns.

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The AFL Cairns Women's League will host it's first Womens AFL International game this Monday night (10th Aug) at Cazalys Stadium at 7pm.

Duel In the Desert

The Arizona Republic was on hand to watch Arizona, Atlanta, and Denver/Milwaukee battle it out at the Duel in the Desert.  They took plenty of pictures which can be viewed at