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2009 Freedom Tour

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).

Pictures: Women's AFL

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."

US Freedom vs Cairns


Cazaly Stadium
Mulgrave Road & Tills Street
4870 Cairns , QLD
Queensland AU
August 11, 2009 10:00am Australia/Queensland


US Freedom 1.5.11
Cairns 3.11.29

In the second game of the Australian tour, the US Freedom will be playing in Cairns.

Cazaly Stadium is huge and the grass is beautiful.  The AFL Cains Women's League ran out winners by a score of 3.10.28 to 1.6.12 over the Freedom.  The Freedom played much better as a team

Assistant Coaching Staff

Dan Sarbacker

How many years have you been playing Footy?


This is not your first trip to Australia representing your country. What you are looking forward to on this trip?

Captain's Log

Now that we have had a chance to catch our breath during our breakneck tour. We would like you to get to know our captains.

Jenny “Sarbs” Sarbacker

How is it you came across Footy?

I went to watch my brother, Dan, play this “weird new sport” once and then next thing I knew he volunteered me to play with a team in the national tournament in 2005. I’ve been hooked ever since.

Tell us a little about yourself?

Thank You Qantas!

The American Airline companies sure can take a page out of their book. Mark and crew were so nice. They fed us well and even serve fudgecicles! All of our flights so far have been smooth sailing and always the flight staff is super nice... unlike some airlines back home. We wont name any names. We highly recommend Qantas.

Bye Bye Sydney, hello Cairns!

Friday night happenings: Earlier you may have read about our bus tour around Sydney and our personal Tour of The Sydney Swans training facility, by head coach Paul Roos. (Oh by the way we would like to rub it in that we got to touch their premiership cup and have our photo taken with it) But, we still weren’t done for the day. The SWFL hosted a Trivia night that was great fun. They were all in costume. You have to hand it to them, there were some clever costumes. Apparently we got 3rd. Well done ladies!

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 …

Technical Issues!

Just wanted to let everyone know that we will be posting tomorrow. Due to the site being down! It has nothing to do with the fact we are just having too much fun! So please stay tuned therre is sooooo much to tell!

For those wanting to read about our game in Sydney here is a link that was posted in the Sydney Herald:

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.

The Eagle has Landed

Wow, we made it through customs! but we are two girls short! Looks like we will be seeing them tomorrow! Good luck ladies! We can’t wait to see you when you get here.