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    Australian Rules Football Club • Founded 1997
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Play Australian Rules Football in St. Louis!

Aussie Rules is a fast, competitive sport

The St. Louis Australian Rules Football Club is a founding member of the USAFL and competes against other clubs throughout the midwest and locally in our Metro league.

We are recruiting for the 2024 season. We train in Forest Park at 6 PM on Mondays at the rugby field on Lindell and Thursdays at Langenberg. We welcome all newcomers!

Contact us or just come by!

St. Louis in action!

Forward

Forward

Arpeet
On Ball

On Ball

Dondo
Ruck Rover

Ruck Rover

Taj
Defenseman

Defenseman

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Frequently asked questions

Australian Rules Football is a full contact game that is unique and distinguished from other sports.

Aussie Rules is primarily a kicking game. The ball is often in dispute, creating a frantic pursuit of the ball. Possession is maintained through skilled movement including kicks and handballs. Think keep away like you played as a kid, only with goals and rules of movement.

The sport favors speed, skill, fitness, and team tactics. Australian Rules athletes are among the fittest in the world.

We are recruiting new players for the 2024 season and want you to come give this sport a try! Come have a kick!

No. Rugby is more akin to American football with opposing teams on opposite sides of the field.

Aussie rules is primarily a kicking game with players spread around an oval larger than a soccer field. The ball is moved through quick disposals by kicking or punching the ball.

Getting tackled while possessing the ball may result in a turnover which creates a fast and urgent pace of play. Those who master the skills and stay cool under pressure make excellent players.

Action can come from all around. There is no offsides and the play is 360 degrees. The sport is fast, creative, and physically demanding, but there is no sport on Earth quite like it or as fun.

Aussie Rules is played on a large oval with typically 16 to 18 per side. The line up is 360 degrees. Players on both teams are spread around the entire pitch.

The ball is moved by either kicking it or punching it with your hand. You can run with the ball, but it must touch the ground every 10 meters or so.

A caught kick is called a “mark”. A mark stops play and the receiver has the option to have a free kick or play on.

Goals are scored by kicking the ball between four tall posts on either end of the field. The kick between the two in the middle is called a “major” and is worth 6 points. A kick between the two outer posts is called a “behind” and is worth one.

USAFL games are typically 80 minutes long. Although draws are rare, there are no tie breakers in league play.

Aussie Rules is known for its fast and frenetic pace as packs of athletes scramble to gain possession of the ball. Maintaining possession and advancing the ball down the field requires skill, team tactics, and a cool head.

Aussie Rules is played throughout the United States. Most cities have a club. At the end of each season, clubs from around the country come together for nationals where over 1000 players converge to test their skills in a weekend of matches.

The St. Louis Blues A.F.C. welcomes all athletes and supporters! Contact Coach Richard Lozano at coach@bluesfooty.com today or call/text (314) 270-2565!

You can also complete an online form here

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