USFooty Women's Division: Preview

The USAFL Women’s Division has grown leaps and bounds from its inception, doubling the amount of teams that existed just 5 short years ago. The Nationals 2009 Women’s Divvy will be comprised of 2 pools with 4 teams in each:

Pool A: 1) Calgary Blue, 2) Arizona, 3) New York, 4) Eastern Canada/Sacramento

Pool B: 1) Milwaukee, 2) Atlanta, 3) Denver, 4) Calgary White


Freedom vs SWAFL

Freedom vs SWAFL

The first leg of the Freedom tour to Australia was a match against the Sydney Women's Football League rookies. Action from the day was captured by our Sydney hosts.

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Footy Talk Back Episode 21

Footy Talk Back Episode 21

Channel 31's Footy Talk Back met the Freedom outside the MCG before the Adelaide vs Hawthorn match. They interviewed a few players and came out to film our final match of the tour against a VWFL combined side. See the full episode at

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Giant Leap

Published in Bendigo Weekly on 20/08/2009

The push to establish a women’s football team in this city has gained momentum following the hugely successful clash between Bendigo and the touring USA Freedom.

Hundreds of football followers were at Fulton Hogan Oval in Kangaroo Flat to watch the international match with the visitors coming off losses to NSW in Sydney and then Queensland in Cairns.

Bendigo captain Andrea Walsh was clearly the best player afield as she banged home three goals to lead her side to a triumphant victory over the Americans who were best served by Suzy Thomas from the Milwaukee Bombers.

Regretfully Leaving Warm Cairns Heading Towards Chilly Melbourne

Cairns seemed to loosen the Freedom ladies up. After stepping off the plane and getting our gear into the hotel rooms, we headed to the field to play our hosts the Cairns AFL Womens team. As you read from Nikki’s report it was a tough loss. But, we played well and we kept improving as the clock ticked on.

Yanks here to play Australian rules football

Cheryl Critchley | From: Herald Sun | August 17, 2009

THESE Yanks definitely don't tank, taking it up to the Aussies in the first tour by an international women's Australian rules football team.

Despite losing their four games they edged closer each time, finishing with a two-point nail-biter against a combined VWFL team on Saturday.

US Freedom is mostly Americans and one expat Australian, and boasts the Statue of Liberty on its jumper.

USA Vs. Cairns Women’s AFL A Player's Perspective

Game 2 was like taking our first couple of steps. We played an even tougher team than the Sydney Shamrocks, called the Cairns Bombers, but after some adjustments by the coaches and some post-game/pre-game pep talks, we certainly began to capitalize on our strengths and exploit the weaknesses of our Aussie counterparts.

USA Vs. Sydney

As with most things in life, one must crawl before walking. Game 1 of the tour was a testimony to this. The first quarter was quite staggering, and the Sydney Women’s football team (the Shamrocks) not only gave us a wonderful introduction to how footy is truly played [where the sport originated], but they also broke many of the preconceived notions about what it takes to be a quality footballer.

Look at this Cape crusader

James Silver | Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | © The Cairns Post

'Phenomenal': Torres Strait Islander Mary David on the attack against the US women's AFL side on Monday night.

THE US Freedom women's AFL team was the headline act but it was a Cape crusader who stole the show at Cazalys on Monday night.

Giant 16-year-old ruckman Mary David dominated the game as the AFL Cairns women’s representative side defeated the US 3.10 (28) to 1.5 (11).

Pictures: Women's AFL

Coach Laura Martin said the Torres Strait Islander, who attends Djarragun College, had huge potential.

"She was phenomenal," Martin said.

"She was everywhere, taking great grabs, great tackling, just always where the ball was."

US Freedom vs Cairns


Cazaly Stadium
Mulgrave Road & Tills Street
4870 Cairns , QLD
Queensland AU
August 11, 2009 10:00am Australia/Queensland


US Freedom 1.5.11
Cairns 3.11.29

In the second game of the Australian tour, the US Freedom will be playing in Cairns.

Cazaly Stadium is huge and the grass is beautiful.  The AFL Cains Women's League ran out winners by a score of 3.10.28 to 1.6.12 over the Freedom.  The Freedom played much better as a team