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Women's Footy in the Media

Bendigo's Andrew Hickey puts girls' footy on the map in Ireland

19 Aug, 2011 03:48 PM

AUSSIE Rules for women is thriving in Ireland thanks to the dedication of former White Hills footballer Andrew Hickey. He talks to ADAM BOURKE about his journey from Scott Street Oval to becoming an international coach.

WHEN Andrew Hickey moved to Ireland to marry his partner Marie two years ago he thought his only contact with Aussie Rules would be via the internet.

American girls play by Aussie rules

AMERICA’S female Aussie Rules players couldn’t wait to swim at Manly Beach today, despite the cold.

The USA Freedom team, here for the International Cup, have been impressive on the field, beating an Australian Indigenous Multicultural team and PNG Flames. This afternoon they play Canada, at Auburn.

Two women named to Aussie rules team

Iain Colpitts | Jul 21, 2011

Australia Bound: Sherelle Kelly-Witt (left) and Lisa Tazzman (right) of Mississauga have been named to Canada's Australian rules football team for the International Cup, taking place in Australia from Aug. 15-17

A pair of Mississauga women have been selected to represent Team Canada at the upcoming International Cup Australian rules football tournament, taking place in Australia from Aug. 15-27.


Women take Aussie Rules international

Derek Van Diest  | Edmonton Sun | July 11, 2011

Neda Dalili had never heard of Australian Rules Football before she was asked to take up the sport.

Lucy Nolan, a native Australian, knew the game existed, but was unfamiliar with the rules and had never played prior to moving to Canada.

Now, both are members of a national team heading off to Australia this August to participate in an international tournament.


Off the beaten path — Aussie Rules

Scott Fisher | Calgary Sun | June 21, 2011

It’s one of the toughest sports known to man.

And women.

Australian Rules football isn’t just for big, hairy, toothless, testosterone-driven men anymore.These ladies can get down and dirty, too.

Calgarian Caitlin Kidd got involved in the sport after watching her older siblings.

“I had three brothers who were already playing and they encouraged me,” Kidd said.


Playing rough runs in family

Caitlin Kidd, right, goes in for a tackle during a match against Team USA.

By Greg Meachem - Red Deer Advocate
May 24, 2011

To the uninitiated, the sport may resemble a form of on-field anarchy, but Australian rules football actually contains the elements of several well-known competitive activities.

“What I like about it is that it combines aspects of a lot of different sports,” said Red Deer native Caitlin Kidd, 27, a member of Canada’s Australian rules football national women’s team, the Northern Lights.