Women's Match at LA Aussie Week

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.

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Phoenix Women's Team

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.

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Partnership with USAFL

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.

Womens Footy Clinics

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.

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.

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USFooty Videos

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

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Bombshells Join CAFL

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.

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Bombshells Turkey Shootout

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.

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Washingtion DC Co-rec Game and Clinic

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.

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.

Canadian Chicks Play Footy Too!

Women's footy is starting in Canada. The Ontario Ravens are being formed in Toronto!

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