The 2021 Season of Saturday Morning Footy will begin Juneteenth (June 19th). We will have sessions on June 26, July 10 and July 17. Each session will be held at Fields Park in Arlington VA. Sessions begin at 9am and run to 10.30am. The program will be COVID-SAFE. Everyone, by that I mean EVERYONE, will be required to wear a mask. The activities will be limited to smaller group activities and reduced sharing of equipment.
Do you live in the Washington DC area? Do you have kids interested in learning about the great game of Australian football. The Washington Juniors AFC Board is in the process of determining whether to run the program in the summer of 2021. To help us please fill out this Readiness Survey.
If we do play, the program will be more limited with restrictions on sharing equipment and the size of the groups. Masks will also be required.
It is obviously a very challenging time for everyone. Washington Juniors wants to help out families by providing some physical activities to do at home. Plus learn some footy!
AFL Legend and St Kilda Saints Legend and AFL Auskick Dad, Nick Riewoldt, has started AFL Auskick @Home from his backyard in Melbourne. He is assisted by his two boys (a little older than they are in the photo!) with mum on the camera.
Here is the first VIDEO.
By Kate Carey and Samantha Carey
A smattering of clouds and a light breeze kept the Florida heat at bay for day one of the two day USAFL National Championships. Nearly a thousand players from 44 teams travelled from all over the USA and Canada to descend on the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, for the 2019 USAFL National Championships. The Washington DC area was represented by the DC Eagles men’s team in Division IV while a large contingent of DC Eagles Women were supported by players from Des Moines and the Arizona Outlaws in the Women’s Division II. DC Eagles men’s team started out strong with two convincing wins on day one of the competition. The Eagles attacked the ball with intensity to keep Minnesota Freeze scoreless for a 57-point win followed by another strong win over the Atlanta Kookaburras. The Eagles Women (4.4.28) outclassed the Montreal Angles (1.0.6) in game one and kept Houston Lonestars scoreless in game two, comfortably wrapping up top spot in Pool A. Off the field, the players enjoyed Four and Twenty Pies and mingling with USAFL guests of honour AFL/AFLW players Mason Cox (Collingwood Maggpies) and 2019 Best and Fairest Erin Phillips (Adelaide Crows) (Pictured left).
Read more: Eagles Soar in Florida
What a great start to the 2019 Season! It was a gorgeous day in Arlington.
The parents got involved early with sharks and minnows. They then took up the challenge of handballing and kicking to the players.
After going through the basics the players were split into three age groups. Thanks to coaches Kate, Lara, Jarrod and John for taking the players through their paces with great help from volunteers Samantha and Geovanni as well as parents and helpers.
Read more: Great Day Out