The Rome Redbacks season in 2019 will rely again on the assistance of our nearby friends the Atlanta Kookaburras as we play them four times and join with them in Savannah for the first ever game of Aussie Rules Football in the home of the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. ;)
The most exciting part of the Rome schedule however is is the first ever game of Aussie Rules Football right here in Rome Georgia on June 1st. This is now followed up by a home game on August 24th. So brush up on your AFL rules or watch a few games on Fox Sports FS1 & FS2, over the next month so you are ready for all the action.
Oh by the way, we are looking for players to learn the game right now and be ready for that game on May 11th and the rest of the season. A few practices and you will be ready for your first game of Aussie Rules Football, you can do it, Also a few volunteers to help on the day are needed. Use the contact form here.
If you are a business here in Rome also we would love to hear from you as well. We can help get your name out there as a true supporter of Rome Georgia's newest sports team, the Rome Redbacks.
Its footy time in Rome GA for 2019. Australian Rules Football team Rome Redbacks practices commence this week.
Mondays & Wednesdays 6.30pm
Fields opposite Ridge Ferry Park, Riverside Parkway, Rome.
Bring your energy and some mates.!!
2019 Schedule released soon.
The Rome Redbacks started their USAFL game history with a great 1st game win over their hosts the Atlanta Kookaburras on Saturday. Granted the Atlanta team helped out the Redbacks with some extra players to fill out their team, but it was still a historic day for the newly formed Rome Aussie Rules Football Club .
First time player Rome local, Randall Barnett was a notable contributor for the Redbacks along with team founder and coach Wayne Kraska. Linley Laverdure also made a huge contribution to the team as a fill in player having just arrived back from Australia.
The Rome team scored 12 goals 14 behinds for 86 points to Atlanta 12 goals 8 behinds 80 points. So a 6 point win that could have gone either way. The game was played in a friendly manner by both teams and the new club uniforms were shown off and recognized as some of the sharpest looking Aussie Rules football uniforms many players had seen.
The Rome Redbacks continue to practice twice a week here in Rome and look to recruit more players that want to play a fun, skillful, high scoring sport. If you just want to get fitter and meet some new friends you can also join in to play Social no tackle games coming up in the fall.
Keep checking back here at www.romeredbacks.com
Monday & Wednesday nights 6.30pm we at Etowah Park off Wilshire Rd. There are two small fields we can use at eaither end of the parking lot.
Bring water of you own (we'll have some spare) and some energy.
Our back up field for any time we have to move due to other events is Tolbert Park 300 Charlton St. NW, Rome, GA 30165 (meet on the Timothy Avenue side)