July 06, 2015

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Australian Football Here Saturday

Real Racine welcomes the United States Australian Football League (USAFL) Central Region tournament to the Soccer Complex of Racine (SCORe), 9505 Dunkelow Road, Franksville. The matches start at 9 a.m. Saturday (July 11) The finals will begin about 5:30 p.m. Spectator admission is free.

Australian Football, nicknamed "footy" is an exciting, physically demanding game played on a huge oval- shaped field (approximately 200 yards long). Each team of 18 players are allowed to move the ball (also called a "footy") using any parts of their bodies. Points are scored by kicking, hitting or running the ball through the goal.

The USAFL is the sport's governing governing body in the United States. It sanctions competition for more than 35 clubs with about 2,000 members throughout the country. About a dozen teams (more than 200 players) from as far away as Houston, Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul are expected for Saturday's tournament.

To learn more about Australian Football, including game photos and videos, visit www.usafl.com

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