America’s National Womens Australian Rules Football Team is descending on Houston, Texas this weekend for their IC2014 training camp. A team of 52 players and staff will take part in player fitness programs over 2 days along with various group and break-out sessions with coaches and the Freedom leadership group.
The first women’s match of Australian Rules Football was played in the US in 2003 at Kansas City. The national USA Freedom team was later established in 2007.
USA Team Coach, Leigh Barnes is excited about the prospect of training in the warmer winter weather of Texas, whilst focusing the talented group on the upcoming 2014 AFL International Cup(IC14) in Melbourne, Australia this coming August.
‘This is an important training camp leading up to the International Championships. The camp promises to be another great step in our evolution towards expanding our horizons, molding our outlook and ambitions to get the best out of ourselves, and just to have plain old fashioned fun while playing footy and socializing with our great group, bring it on!’
After competing in the first international women’s competition in 2011, this year USA Freedom will take two squads to Melbourne to take on such countries as Canada, Ireland, PNG and Australia.
The training camp will be held at Cullen Park Soccer fields 3 & 4, Saturday Feb 22nd 9.00am until 5.00pm and Sunday Feb 23rd at 8.30am until noon. All supporters and spectators welcome.
The Houston Lonestars Aussie Rules Football Club will be helping out over weekend. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details on USA Freedom check out https://usafl.com/freedom
Cullen Park: 19008 Saums Rd, Houston, TX, 77084