Santa Barbara Women's FitFest

Women's Footy USA participated in the Women's FitFest held in Santa Barbara on Feb 29th 2004. We ran an information booth, introduced the footy to many ladies, and held a clinic in the afternoon. The response to footy was very postive, resulting in over 20 ladies signing up for a future clinic in Santa Barbara and the possibility of forming a team.


New York Training

Women's training will be held in conjunction with the New York Magpies at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on March 20. Anyone who is interested in coming out for a kick should contact Karen Yang at


Women's FitFest 2004

On Sunday, February 29, from 11 am - 3 pm the Bombshells will be part of the "Women's FitFest 2004" at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara Califonia. The Bombshells will be hosting a booth promoting women's footy, and will be conducting mini clinics during the day. So come join the Bombshells and learn more about the sport of Australian Rules Football (Footy). The women's development officer, Leigh Swansborough, will be there and can assist anyone looking to join, sponsor, or start a team in their area.


AZAFL Metro Footy Tournament Match


AZ Phoenix
United States
February 08, 2004 12:00am America/Phoenix

National Girls and Women in Sports Day Clinic

Today was National Girls and Women in Sports Day and the Minneapolis YWCA held its fourth annual girls sports festival. Myself, Jemma Merrick, and Chad Perkins conducted an Australian Football mini-clinic.


Ventura County Star Newspaper Article

The Ventura County Star published a nice story on women's and men's footy focusing on the students of Royal High and their moms that are playing for the Orange County Bombshells/Valley Vandolls and the Valley Vandals.


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.

Arizona Women's Footy Development Officer Named

Shelle Bernfeld of the Arizona Lady Hawks has been appointed as the Arizona women's footy development officer. Shelle will play a major role in the growth of women's footy in Arizona. Shelle and Leigh Swanborough will be holding their first Arizona clinic together on Feb 6th, 2004. Clinic details still to be finalised.

Inquiries about women's footy in Arizona should be directed to or 480-510-5351.


LA Aussie Week Match Report

History was made again on the 18th January 2004.....California's first Women's Aussie Rules Football match was played. This was also the 2nd game of women's footy played in the US. Alot of new faces were on the field, with a strong contingency of ladies coming out of Simi Valley, a good turnout of Gaelic football ladies from Orange County, and two Arizona ladies who drove all the way from Phoenix for their first game of footy!


Japanese Women's Footy

Women have picked up the footy bug in Japan and are playing in Osaka and Tokyo. The Tokyo Goannas Australian Football Club has a report on the first intersquad women's match between their women's side and the Osaka Bilbies.

Tokyo 3-3-21
Osaka 0-0-0