Event:USAFL US Australian footy Central Region Tournament
Time: approx 9:30am on
Saturday June 11, 2016 (all times local)
Starts 9:30 AM – 6:00pm
Game location:Indy World Sports Park
Address:1313 S Post Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46239
9:00 AM – D3 Indy Giants vs Cleveland Cannons
10:00 AM – D2 Houston Lonestars vs Ohio Valley
11:00 AM – D1 Dallas Magpies vs Denver Bulldogs
12:00 noon – D3 Indy Giants vs Nashville Kangaroos
1:00 PM – D2 Houston Lonestars vs Chicago Swans
2:00 PM – D1 Dallas Magpies vs Columbus ARFC
3:00 PM – D3 Des Moines/MKE Roosters vs Indy Giants
4:00 PM – D2 Houston Lonestars vs Tulsa Buffaloes
5:00 PM – D1 Austin Crows vs Dallas Magpies
*Subject to change
The USAFL is the sole representative of Australian Football within the United States. The USAFL is a grassroots, amateur sports organization dedicated to the development of and participation in Australian football. The organization is focused on the promotion and awareness of Australian football and Aussie culture and has created a sense of community among USAFL clubs and club members.
Commonly called “footy” or “Aussie Rules”, is a sport played between two teams of eighteen players on the field of either an Australian football ground, a modified cricket field, or a similarly sized sports venue. The main way to score points is by kicking the ball between the two tall goal posts. The team with the higher total score at the end of the match wins unless a draw is declared.
During general play, players may position themselves anywhere on the field and use any part of their bodies to move the ball. The primary methods are kicking, handballing and running with the ball. There are rules on how the ball can be handled: for example, players running with the ball must intermittently bounce or touch it on the ground. Throwing the ball is not allowed and players must not get caught holding the ball. A distinctive feature of the game is the mark, where players anywhere on the field who catch a ball from a kick (with specific conditions) are awarded possession. Possession of the ball is in dispute at all times except when a free kick or mark is paid.
Australian football is a contact sport in which players can tackle using their hands or use their whole body to obstruct opponents