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Nationals

USAFL National Championships

USFooty Videos

The USAFL has released videos of the 2003 Championship Tournament including the historic first women's match.

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Media Sightings

The St. Paul Pioneer-Press (circulation 247,377) ran a half page story on women's Australian Football: Playing by the (Australian Rules).

Video Highlights (Windows Media) of the Bombshells vs Allcomers game. Thanks to the New York Magpies for making this available.

Playing by the (Australian) Rules - Pioneer Press

the 2nd half

Playing by the (Australian) rules

BY BEN GOESSLING, St Paul Pioneer Press


Maria J Acosta, Action Shots Photography

Plymouth's Kathryn Hogg, right, leaps for the ball during the first all-women's match of Australian Rules football in U.S. history on Oct 18 in Kansas City, Mo. Hogg played with the Orange County Bombshells against a team of women from around the country

Kathryn Hogg of Plymouth started playing Australian Rules football just recently, but she already has participated in the first all-women's match in U.S. history and hopes to start a Minnesota women's team by next spring

Oct 18 was a little unusual for Kathryn Hogg. She flew to Kansas City, Mo., met up with a team she had joined through an internet message board and played in the first all-women's match of Australian Rules football in U.S. history.

You know, just to try something different.

Hogg, a 40-year-old software engineer and sports aficionado from Plymouth, played with the Orange County Bombshells and took on an "all-comers" team comprised of women from all around the country in an exhibition match played at the United States Australian Football League men's national championship tournament.

Hogg hopes to have a Minnesota women's team up and running by next spring, and plans to have a game between an American national team and a side from Canada or Great Britain at the Atlantic Alliance tournament in Toronto next summer.

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Women's Footy at USAFL Nationals

History was made today as the first women's game of Australian Rules Football (aka Aussie Rules or footy) was played in Kansas City, Missouri at the United States Australian Football League championships. The game was initated by the Orange County Bombshells who were formed in August after a few of their ladies participated in the metro league,and decided to form a ladies team/league.

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