ITS NOT RUGBY...!!! Yes we're sure ... Australian Rules Football is a far far different sport than Rugby, it is faster, more skillful and higher scoring. Played on very large oval field, the game is free flowing, Rugby is not. Aussie Rules or "Footy" as it is generally called, requires players to kick the ball forwards through the air and to catch it, in Rugby they throw the ball backwards. In Aussie you score by kicking the ball through the biggest of four posts in your offensive end, in Rugby you score by diving on the ground with the ball to score a "try".

In Aussie Rules Football it is like everyone is a Quarterback. No player is more important than the other and there is no offside rule at all. What that means the ball moves quickly from one end of the field to the other and the game is high scoring. Sometimes scores for both teams can be over 100 points. So come down to a practice and learn about a very active and fun sport that will keep you fit and teach you a whole new set of skills you never knew you had.

  • A New Sport In Town

    Rome Redbacks an Aussie Rules Football Club, we play non tackle social games of Aussie Rules football called AFLS, and full scale games in the United States Australian Football League.

    We are looking for men and women to come try this great team sport. Come along even just to get fitter, make new friends and have a great time.

  • What is Aussie Rules Football

    Aussie Rules Football, is a fast, high scoring action packed game.

    Watch this video to get up to speed with most of the rules, how its played and how exciting a game it can be. There no other game like it.

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Welcome to the Rome Redbacks Australian Rules Football, Fitness & Social Club

Rome RedbacksThe 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.

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