ITS NOT RUGBY...!!! 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".

  • A New Sport In Town

    Rome Redbacks an Aussie Rules Football, fitness and social club. Playing social games of Aussie Rules football or AFLS and full scale games in the United States Australian Football League.

    Come along to get some fitness going, 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. Linely 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

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