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Women's Footy in the Media

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.


Footy a natural fit for Heil

In just one season, Simcoe’s Kendra Heil has been named captain of the Ontario Australian Football League’s Hamilton Wildcats. The 24-year-old also competed with Team Canada against the USA last weekend at the 49th Parallel Cup. (Photo Courtesy of Robert Colburn)

By Jacob Robinson, Simcoe Reformer
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 6:38:40 EDT PM

A multi-sport athlete growing up, Kendra Heil had no idea there was one missing piece to her athletic puzzle.

The Simcoe native found it this summer — Australian rules football.

“I think I fell in love with it because it’s a combination of every sport that I’ve ever played — basketball, volleyball, soccer, rugby,” said Heil. “It has something from everything and that made it very challenging but at the same time very pleasant because I got to use all my skills from previous sports.”


New York Australian Football League Season Kicks Off

Andrea Casillas and Christina Licata play for the New York Magpies competitive women's team, the Lady Pies. (Facebook/New York Magpies)

MANHATTAN — Brooklyn resident and longtime athlete Andrea Casillas attended her first Australian football game seven years ago in her home state of Arizona. Right away, she was hooked.

"I tried it just one day and I loved it," she said. "It's really active and you get to a point where you've played enough basketball and volleyball and want something new."


Vita.Mn @work: Sport from Down Under isn't just for men

Photo by John Noltner
The Minnesota Freeze Australian Rules Football Club practiced at Lake Calhoun | By Todd Nelson | Aug 25, 2011

Kathryn Hogg is giving Australian Rules Football a kick in this country and in its homeland Down Under.

Hogg is a founding member of the women's team of the Minnesota Freeze Australian Rules Football Club and helped organize the first women's exhibition match in this country.


International women's AFL action at Rouse Hill

Aug 18, 2011 | Isabella Lettini

THE USA team (red, white and blue jerseys) outplayed hosts Australia 72-0 in their International Cup AFL tournament match at Bruce Purser Reserve, Rouse Hill, on Wednesday, August 17. Five women's teams and 18 men's squads are competing in the tournament, which ends August 27:

Game Day 5 - Canada's Northern Lights top the US Freedom

As the traditional USA vs Canada footy rivalry continued, the Canadian women came out trumps at Auburn yesterday, the Northern Lights defeating the USA Freedom by 18 points.