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 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.
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.
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 »
Clinics will also be held in the Phoenix Arizona area on Friday, Feb 6 (the day before the AZAFL Metro Footy tournament). Exact times and location will be determined later.
The USAFL has released videos of the 2003 Championship Tournament including the historic first women's match.
It's official...the Orange County Bombshells are now part of the California Australian Football League (CAFL). This is the first women's footy league in the USA. Yet another historical event for Women's Footy USA. The Bombshells will split into two teams and play 10 rounds of footy throughout the CAFL season. The purpose of our first season in the CAFL is to recruit more players, so we can expand to 4-6 teams by 2005. read more »
The Orange County Bombshells will be playing in the annual Turkey Shootout organized by the Orange County Bombers at 10:00AM on Sunday November 23 at Heritage Park in Irvine, CA. Anyone interested in playing women's Aussie Rules is welcomed and encouraged to play. Contact Leigh for more information.
A co-ed rec game will be played under the modified rules before the Metro grand final on Saturday, Nov 9, at 1pm at the DC polo grounds, corner of Independence Ave. and Ohio Dr. Its to see if we can get enough interest to get a rec league (and by progression, a women's team) going for next year. There will be a clinic first and then a short game at 1.30pm. There will be no tackling and it'll just be some fun.
Video Highlights (Windows Media) of the Bombshells vs Allcomers game. Thanks to the New York Magpies for making this available.