Everyone involved with the club past & present are welcome to come down to our Victory Party at The Phoenix tomorrow night(Wednesday June 15) from 6.30pm, have a drink from the cup and watch the game replays on the big screen.
The Houston Lonestars Australian Rules Football team made a successful trip to the 2016 USAFL Central Regionals Tournament in Indianapolis last weekend, taking out the Division 2 title. This was a major milestone for the club winning its first Regional tournament and having worked hard in the first half of 2016 towards this goal, working with many new exciting American players. The Lonestars won three from three games, overcoming Ohio Valley River Rats(Cincinnati/Louisville/St.Louis); Chicago Swans & Tulsa Buffalos.
A massive thanks to each and every player who made the trip to Indianapolis and contributed to the team’s success. We were among the best represented clubs with 23 players which proved to be important for rotations with 3 games in unusually hot weather. Standby for a detailed match report and best players/MOFHATS.
Thanks to the amazing off-field support provided by Sonni, Carolina Herrera and Meath Hammond who kept things going at Lonestars central base at the field, keeping up supplies of water as well as support on the sidelines. Thanks also to Seany, JD, Sammy D, Phil, Sonni & Carolina who kept the water,ice, beer & food supplies up!
Thanks to Indiana City Brewing
for sponsoring the tournament, hosting the after-party and supplying the Lonestars with canopies and coolers on the day. Many thanks to owner Ray and our own Josh Morris for helping organise!
We will take a playing break over the coming few months during which we will continue some light training activities (running as well as likely Ausball) as we look ahead to a big Fall season starting in Portland, Oregon on August 13 and the 2 month run into the 2016 Nationals in Sarasota, Florida Oct 15/16. Let’s get more people involved in this great game and continue to grow our club this Summer!
Keep an eye out for Lonestars Social Events
that will continue over the summer, starting with Lonestars Bingo Night
, Thurs June 23rd from 5.30pm.
Houston Lonestars df Ohio Valley River Rats
Houston Lonestars df Chicago Swans
Houston Lonestars df Tulsa Buffalos
(Div 2 Champions, 2016 Central Regional Tournament, June 11, 2016 - Indianapolis)