This is not old news: Sandy’s impact on Belle Harbor

Weeks after Sandy hit the East Coast, I stood in the thick of its wreckage in Belle Harbor, Queens. As the sun set, I quickly packed up the vans along with thirty other Magpies before nightfall to head back to the City. A tattooed man driving a Bobcat stopped in the debris-filled street, providing one of the only sources of light, and said to me, “Not just anybody comes out here to help.” For us, it was never a question. That’s what family does. One of our own – longtime Magpie Shane Batty – lives in Belle Harbor.


Australian Football: From the Ground Up

The Stateside Footy crew has put together a new primer of Australian Rules Football.

AFL Kicking Guides

The AFL has released two Kicking Guide videos.  One geared for players and the other geared towards coaches. Both are presented by Gary Lyon and Mathew Lloyd.

Learn the kicking skills of the modern game of Australian Football from the current stars of the game.

Garry Lyon and Matthew Lloyd present the basic mechanics of effective kicking.


Demon's Dance

Another long season, another memorable Nationals! Not so common for the Lady Demons, as this was only our second year but what a year it’s been!! Our success has been measurable starting with an impressive collection of coin from our half-naked plunge into the Atlantic on Australia Day. Let’s check that tide chart next time, okay?


VWFL 2012 Premier Division Grand Final

VWFL 2012 Women's Grand Final contested between Diamond Creek and Darebin.

VWFL 2012 Premier Reserves Grand Final

The VWFL Premier Reserves Grand Final featuring VU St Albans v East Burwood

Magpies Take on Boston

by Christina Licata and Myles Walkington

On a sunny, humid September day the Magpies and Lady Pies resumed action, taking on their Boston opponents for the second time in 2012. The Magpies put in a strong four quarter performance to notch up a resounding win over Boston while the Lady Pies showed their improvement and potential, sticking with the ladder leading Lady Demons for 2 of 4 quarters.

How I Got This Body: Getting a kick out of life

Marie LaVictoire practiced with the Minnesota Freeze, an Australian-rules football team. The sport combines elements of soccer, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse and volleyball. Photo: Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Article by: SHEILA MULROONEY ELDRED, Special to the Star Tribune
Updated: September 15, 2012 - 3:39 PM

From ultimate Frisbee to "footy": Marie LaVictoire plays Australian-rules football with the Minnesota Freeze.


Football: The Game We Love

An emotional reflection on an amazing 2012 season by the Bendigo Thunder. Womens AFL football is strong and this video highlights the passion and enthusiasm the girls have for the game.

Stateside Footy: Boston Tournament

Stateside Footy was at Briggs Field at MIT to film all the action from the Boston Lady Demons first ever tournament.  The tournament featured the home town Demons, New York Magpies, and Montreal Angels.  This action packed episode features all three matches!