USAFL Freedom Head Coach Leigh Barnes announced the squads for the 2014 Freedom and Liberty teams. The Freedom is the USAFL women's national team and will be representing the USA in the 2014 AFL International Cup in Melbourne, Australia from August 9 to August 23.
In a surprising move, the USAFL will be bringing their development team, the Liberty, to compete against local Victorian teams during the off days of the International Cup.
This weekend, the mighty Freedom Train will descend on Houston for the International Cup 2014 Training Camp and what a beautiful sight that will be. To date, we have over 60 players and staff committed to the event and all preparations are in full swing. The camp will offer player fitness programs, group training sessions, individualized coaching, along with several break out sessions with the coaches and the Freedom leadership group.
Eileen Geoghegan gets a kick off while Judith Stein protects her at the 2012 49th Parallel Cup against Canada Northern Lights.
Leigh Barnes, head coach of the US Freedom Women's Australian Football team, has announced the captain and assistant coaches for 2013.
With 3 year captain Judith Stein stepping down as captain, Barnes and his staff embarked on a search for the best possible replacement. When the dust settled, Eileen Geoghegan of the Baltimore-Washington Lady Eagles was the consensus choice.
The US came out controlling the ball in the first quarter but only managed a couple of behinds before Lyndsay Kastanek scored the first major of the quarter. Aimee Legault gets Canada on the board with a behind. Inaccurate kicking by the US keeps the score close.
The US Freedom have arrived in Dublin OH for the 49th Parallel Cup. Not long after arriving in Dublin, the squad headed over to Daree Fields to check out the grounds and get in a last training session before the matches tomorrow.
Former Sydney and Fitzroy player John Ironmonger has joined the Freedom coaching staff and was captured imparting valuable wisdom to the ladies.
The USA Freedom held their annual training camp over the weekend of June 15-17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There was a great turn out by women from all across the USA with many returning players from the 2011 International Cup squad and a number of new faces.
“Thanks to each and every player that made it to Minneapolis over the weekend, what a blast it was to be back training, playing and socializing as the mighty Freedom,” said Leigh Barnes, Freedom Head Coach, “now we move our focus to the actual game itself, the 49 Parallel Cup against Canada”.