Houston Lonestars Womens Talent Search

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You may not have heard of Australian Rules Football or 'Footy' (No, it’s not Rugby!), however it's Australia’s biggest and most popular professional and amatuer sport for participation, spectatator attendance and television viewership! It has been played for more than 150 years and over the last 30 years has expanded into over 30 countries at an amateur level. In 2017, the first ever professional Women’s League(AFLW) was launched in Australia and it was a huge success!

The United States Australian Football League (USAFL) has a very healthy Australian Football competition, featuring over 40 men’s and women’s teams across the country. See more info via https://usafl.com. The state of Texas boasts 3 strong USAFL Mens clubs in the Houston Lonestars, Austin Crows and Dallas Magpies - however no women’s team amongst them. It's time for Texas Ladies to take the stage!

On Saturday June 24 1pm-3pm, at the Houston Sports Park, the Houston Lonestars Australian Football Club are holding their first womens 'Talent Search/Come & Try It' event in search of enthusiastic and active women who are keen to try something new.  This event will be a fun and active session where coaches will introduce participants to the game and teach key skills in a fun and friendly environment. 

We are looking for women of ages 18+ and no experience is necessary. However sporting backgrounds in basketball, soccer, roller derby, kickball, rugby, touch rugby, volleyball, gaelic football are a plus. Our hope is to establish a Texas team by October this year to represent the great state of Texas at the Nationals Championship in San Diego. There is even the chance to represent the USA at an International level in the future.
 
You can Pre-Register or just turn up on the day. Bring fitness attire and trainers only. No cleats or mouthguards required in this initial session and we will supply water and snacks. See map below for the Houston Sports Park. This event is FREE.
Follow-up introductory sessions wil be held during the Summer with an aim for a marquee game August 26th in Austin.
 

Join us for a Social that evening at Eight Row Flint in the Heights from 6pm.  All participants and their friends are welcome to attend and enjoy a few social drinks whilst exchanging the day's experiences. 

Come out and try this fun and highly entertaining game! 

See links below to some video of Women's Australian Rules Football.

USAFL Advertising Campaign: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbcwJd2gKbI&list=PL0B30367B44E992D6&index=8&t=13s

USAFL Womens 2016 Grand Final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Diu_iRCk-s 

ALFW Advertising Campaign: https://youtu.be/5DGzb3V18B4?list=PLp768rQyk-5D6oFp9lsxlyrD1M3-vjkQA

AFLW League Of Her Own Documentary:http://www.afl.com.au/video/2017-05-31/aflw-league-of-her-own 

ALFW 2016 Grand Final Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx25OEPTzj8

AFLW: A New Hero | Sabrina Frederick - Traub https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgYWhnNLW7c

AFLW: Moana Hope | Player Stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ihlfC6Dzg4

ALFW: Tayla Harris | Player Stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eSunLTBGog

SKILLS & DRILLS VIDEOS:

1. AFLW Skills & Drills | Kicking  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCUIl1f_hLo

2. AFLW Skills & Drills | Handballs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6OpAL07u-s

3. AFL W Skills & Drills | Groundballs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlphyR7vr60

4. AFL W Skills & Drills | Goal Kicking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T1YFcHu1IQ

5. AFL W Skills & Drills | Marking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vatmlzrjmWk

6. AFL W Skills & Drills | Ball Bounce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nNr7al27jA