Today was National Girls and Women in Sports Day and the Minneapolis YWCA held its fourth annual girls sports festival. Myself, Jemma Merrick, and Chad Perkins conducted an Australian Football mini-clinic. read more »
The Ventura County Star published a nice story on women's and men's footy focusing on the students of Royal High and their moms that are playing for the Orange County Bombshells/Valley Vandolls and the Valley Vandals.
Womens Australian Football Clinics will be held in Minneapolis at the YWCA Midtown Sports Center as part of the National Girls & Women in Sports Day program on Feb 4, 2004 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. read more »
Shelle Bernfeld of the Arizona Lady Hawks has been appointed as the Arizona women's footy development officer. Shelle will play a major role in the growth of women's footy in Arizona. Shelle and Leigh Swanborough will be holding their first Arizona clinic together on Feb 6th, 2004. Clinic details still to be finalised.
Inquiries about women's footy in Arizona should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-510-5351.
History was made again on the 18th January 2004.....California's first Women's Aussie Rules Football match was played. This was also the 2nd game of women's footy played in the US. Alot of new faces were on the field, with a strong contingency of ladies coming out of Simi Valley, a good turnout of Gaelic football ladies from Orange County, and two Arizona ladies who drove all the way from Phoenix for their first game of footy! read more »
The University of Wisconsin-Milwuakee Footy Club at UWM is actively looking for both men AND women for the 2004 season. For more information, check out their website.
Women have picked up the footy bug in Japan and are playing in Osaka and Tokyo. The Tokyo Goannas Australian Football Club has a report on the first intersquad women's match between their women's side and the Osaka Bilbies.
A Women's Australian Football Match will played in Los Angeles Jan 18, 2004 at UCLA as part of the Aussie Week Festival. The women's match will begin at 11:30AM and will be followed by a men's match between the US Revolution and a CAFL all-star team.
If anyone happens to be in LA that weekend (or wants to travel) they are most welcome to join the Orange County Bombshells and play.
A women's team is being formed in Phoenix and is recruiting players! Check out their website for more info. Looking forward to meeting and playing against them at the 2004 AZAFL Metro Footy Tournament.
The Women's Australian Football Association is dedicated to working with existing Australian Football organizations to promote the development of women's Australian Football. A synergistic relationship has been formalized with the United States Australian Football League (USAFL). Leigh Swansborough of the Orange County Bombshells has been named USAFL Women's Development Officer and has been appointed to the USAFL Board of Directors. read more »