Women's Match at East vs West Game

In a rematch of last year's national championships, The Atlanta Lady Kookaburras will be traveling to Sarasota, Florida to compete against the Florida Redbacks women's team.  This match will take place at the annual  USAFL East vs West All-Star Match on July 1 at the Sarasota Polo Grounds.  The women's match will take place between the reserves and seniors match.

To foster the development of women's footy, we encourage any women interested in playing to contact us to play in the match. 

National Championship Photos

Photos from Florida Fusion at the 2005 USAFL National Championships.


USAFL Women's Championships Update

The first USAFL women's championships will contested on Oct 1-2 at the USAFL 2005 Championships. Four teams have stepped forward to vie for the inaugural women's championship:

  • Atlanta Lady Kookaburras
  • Arizona/Philadelphia Lady Hawks
  • Milwaukee Lady Bombers
  • Florida/Baltimore-Washington/Seattle/Minnesota Fusion

There are still plenty of spots for additional women to round out rosters! Contact Kathryn Hogg if you are interested in playing.


US Exchange Student Receives Green & Gold Selection

Ryan Bartz
Ryan Bartz (left) with AUG Melbourne University Captain, Lucy Puls

Ryan Bartz, an exchange student from New York, was selected in the Green & Gold Australian Women's football team at the Australian University Games late last month. Although selection is honorary as there is no international competition to play in, it is a major achievement for Bartz who had only played two games of Australian Rules football prior to the Australian University Games.

Bartz, a theatre student, arrived in Melbourne in July to complete a semester on exchange at the University of Melbourne. A college ice hockey player in New York and in her home state of California, Bartz thought to try her hand at the Australian game to complete her Aussie experience. She called the Melbourne University Women's Football Club, who was nearing the end of the home and away season. With only 2 regular games left in the season, Bartz took hold of the opportunity to have a kick and took to the field in the famous black and blue colours of Melbourne University. She immediately made an impact on debut for the Melbourne University Girls' Aussie Rules Squad (MUGARS) Division 3 side, leaving Coach, Deb 'Henry' Lawson, pleading with her to stay on permanently.

USAFL Women's Championships

The United States Australian Football League will be hosting the inagural Women's Championship in Milwaukee, WI on Oct 1-2. We are planning on having at least 4 teams in the women's division. All women footy players are encouraged to play in this tournament even if you don't have enough women for a full team. We will find a team for you to play with!


Women's Footy and Extreme Dodgeball

Following on the success of the 2004 movie, Dodgeball, starring Ben Stiller, Dodgeball leagues have been cropping up all over the country. The Game Show Network has capitalized on this and created a show called Extreme Dodgeball. While preparing for their 2005 season, the producers put the call out for Women's Footy players to try their stuff in the Dodgeball arena.

Kelly Lovato of the Bombshells took on the challenge and tried out. Her footy and softball skills came in mighty handy and she made the cut!


World Footy News Story

World Footy News has published an article on the development of women's footy in the US.
Read the article.


Milwaukee Women Hold First Practice

The Milwaukee Bombers women's team kicked off their first practice in 2005 on Sunday at Kletzsch Park in Milwaukee. The women participated jointly with the men in various kicking and hand passing drills to start off the season.


Atlanta Footy Kicks Off

Atlanta Women's Footy First Practice The Kookaburras new women's team hit the track today for their first ever official practice session.


Wild West Shootout!

The inaugural Wild West Shootout Australian Football Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This is a one day, 9-A-SIDE Australian Rules Football tournament and includes a women's division. All women's teams and individuals are invited to Las Vegas for this exciting event! If you or your team are interested in playing, drop us a note at kjh@womensfooty.com.