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2010 Freedom

2010 Freedom Team

Wayne Kraska Retires as US Freedom Coach

The adage is that, "All good things must come to an end".  One of those good things ended at the 2010 USAFL National Championships. US Freedom Head Coach Wayne Kraska announced his retirement from the US Freedom.

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.

Northern Lights defeat US Freedom

The US Freedom traveled to Toronto, Canada to play the Canada Northern Lights for the first time since their initial meetings in 2007. The teams were not entirely unknown to each other since the Canadian clubs have been competing at the USAFL National Championship tournament since 2007. The Canadian team was strongly represented by the Calgary Kookaburras who won the 2008 USAFL championship by narrowly defeating the Atlanta Kookaburras and lost the 2009 Championship to the Milwaukee Bombers.

2010 USFreedom Team

US Freedom coach Wayne Kraska is proud to announce the 2010 US Freedom team.  A pool of 60 players went through the tryout process including tournaments in New York and Denver..

The following players will be representing the USAFL in the 49th Parallel Cup against Canada on July 31 and Aug 1.

Last call for players - USA Freedom Tour 2010

Players that attend the Denver Womens Tournament have the chance to qualify for the 2010 USA Freedom Team to play the Northern Lights in Toronto on July 31st and August 1st.

Players still wanting to come under consideration for selection should act fast by joining on the Freedom Academy page to ensure the coaches are aware of their intentions.

Players Named to 2010 US Freedom Team

After the recent tournament in New York, US Freedom coach Wayne Kraska is pleased to announce the following players have been selected to represent the USA in Toronto July 31st/August 1st.:

  • Emily  Riehl - CHI
  • Kathryn Hogg - MN
  • Anna Thexton - DEN
  • Judith Stein - BWE
  • Eileen Geoghegan - BWE

In Toronto the USA Freedom will take on the Northern Lights in two games over two days. It will be the first time the two countries have played in womens footy since games in Vancouver in 2007.