2022 Spring Schedule

March 5th: NGAFL - Rome Riverside v Rome Seven Hills - 2:30pm
March 12th: USAFL - Rome Redbacks v Cincinnati Dockers - 3:00pm Cancelled
March 20th: AFLS - Sunday Social Aussie Rules - FREE - 3.00pm
March 26th: NGAFL - Rome Seven Hills v East ATL Tall Boys - 2:30pm

April 2nd: USAFL - Rome Redbacks v Atlanta Kookaburras - 3:00pm
(Note: April 2nd game at Riverside Baptist Church Field Ash St NE Rome)

April 9th: NGAFL - Rome Riverside v East ATL Tall Boys (@ ATL) - 2:30pm
April 23rd: NGAFL - AL Bandits v Rome Riverside - 2:30pm
May 7th: NGAFL - Rome Seven Hills v Rome Riverside - 2:30pm

May 8th: AFLS - Sunday Social Aussie Rules - FREE - 3.00pm

NGAFL - AL Bandits v East ATL Tall Boys (TBD)
NGAFL - Rome Seven Hills v AL Bandits (TBD)

May 21st: USAFL - Three Rivers Cup - Australian Rules Football Tournament - 1:00pm. Grizzard Park YMCA Fields

Players from, Rome Redbacks, Atlanta Kookaburras, Birmingham Bushrangers, Chattanooga & Huntsville.

June 11th: USAFL - Rome Redbacks v Atlanta Kookaburras (@ATL)

Sign-Ups for all games are needed now.

NGAFL  & ALFS games played at Riverside Baptist Church Field, Rome, or as noted.
USAFL games played at Grizzard Park, Rome, or as noted.
Dates, times & games are subject to change.

Practices Now On

Join the Rome Redbacks at one of their two practice sessions happening now. Sundays at 3:00pm & Wednesdays at 5:30pm.

Both practices are held at the Riverside Baptist Church field in the Celanese neighborhood, Ash St NE Rome. Sunday the session is more as an introduction to the sport and the skills of the game, however it also when we play AFLS = Non Tackle Social Aussie Rules football.

Everyone is welcome to attend either session, and of course they are free to attend with no obligations.

Welcome to the Web - The Rome Redbacks

If you’re up for a challenge or just a bit of fun, you've come to the right place. Getting involved in Aussie Rules Football whether social games, local games or in full scale travel team games, is one of the best decisions you will ever make.

With elements of 6 or 7 other sports it can be a game of endurance and skill but always a game where teamwork counts. Watch the intro video to see how the full game is played in Australia and come down and learn some of the skills that make this game so unique and so much fun.

The Rome Redbacks allow for everyone to get involved, men, women, kids and families. It is also a game of inclusion, no matter your background or experience, there is a place for you with the Rome Redbacks.

We also have a great time doing what we do. Make new friends, have a laugh, bring the family and play a game together. We got you covered.
The action you see here in this introductory video to Aussie Rules is from Australia itself and how the game is played at the elite level by 18 teams spread across the wide expanses of Australia.

Games here in the USA are of amateur status, however, the skills and rules seen in the video are exactly the same as here in the USA. Only slight modifications to field sizes and team sizes take place in travel team games of the USAFL of which the Redbacks are a member club.


The Redbacks organize local social co-ed games of Aussie Rules football that the whole family can play. And yu can learn the game in 5 minutes as well.

The modified rules of the Social game called AFLS, the S=Social mean the game is safe for everyone. Players from 12 years of age to 72 years young, have played Social Aussie Rules football here in Rome on Sunday afternoons.

There is also no cost to these games, we supply everything, shirts, equipment and even after games refreshments. Some adult and some for the kids.


The Rome Redbacks have been a member club of the USAFL (United States Australian Football League) since 2018. First games of Aussie Rules Football were played here in the USA in the mid 90s.

The USAFL was officially established in 1997 and since then has grown far and wide to nearly all states and major cities around the country.

In October each year teams come together for the USAFL National Championships with up to 7 divisions of men's and women's teams participating and play off for National title recognition. Find out more about the USAFL on their website at

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