Outside 50 - US Footy News

Outside 50 - US Footy News

Outside 50, a show that brings you everything about Aussie Rules Football in the USA, with chats to local players, coaches, administrators and the characters & legends of the game in the USA. Also a special guest or two may drop in for an entertaining chat about footy. We are sure to have a footy topic or guest that interests you coming up as we also discuss the USAFL Regional Championships, National Championships and other footy events happening around the USA.... Show More

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May 27, 2020 23 min

On Outside 50's Ep30 we talked with Katie Klatt a Sacramento Sun, San Francisco Iron Maiden, Vice Captain of the USA Freedom, a Melbourne Uni Mugar and now a potential Boston Lady Demon.

Katie was one of the first U.S. women to travel to Australia to try and make it in the AFLW. Since then, she’s back in the States obtaining her Master’s Degree at Harvard while looking to take a more relaxed approach to the game.

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Ep29 of Outside 50 we sat down with Colin Smith, President of the Boston Demons. The theme of the episode kept revolving around camaraderie and how much of a close-knit group the Demons truly are, especially being one of the oldest clubs in the USAFL.

Over the years, the club has managed to be successful because of the bond shared by its players. As President, Colin really explains how he really wants to push for more recruitment i...

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On this Episode 28 of the Outside 50 podcast, we have a chat with Simon Ansell from the LA Dragons Football Club. Simon arrived in Los Angeles from Sydney a few years back and got involved with the Dragons pretty soon thereafter.

Simmo talks candidly with us about the positive welcome that he's received so far, the growth of the game in the States, and his own unique perspective growing up in the rugby league-dominant Sydney su...

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Ep27 of Outside 50 changes gears a little as we chat about the coaching side of footy with Des Moines Rooster, Donnie Hess.

Being in “America’s Heartland,” there are a different breed of players who are predominately American and have a love for the physical side of the sport.

Donnie recently transitioned over into the head coach for the Roosters, but has a strong background in coaching his local youth basketball team. Donnie also ...

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This Outside 50 podcast, we talk with Bob DeGemmis of the Detroit Australian Rules Football Club.

Bob is a footy veteran who played with both the New York Magpies and the former Baltimore Washington Eagles combination, (before they split into two separate teams) then relocated with his family to the Motor City, Detroit Michigan, a few years ago.

Bob shares with the US Footy News team the various aspects of recruiting Aussie Rules f...

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Ep25 of Outside 50 has one of the most involved footy players in the United States, NY Magpie's Drea Casillas. Some might even call her Wonder Woman, Drea talks all things women’s footy from her many roles with starting the NY Lady Magpies to playing on the US Freedom team to being a founder of the Women’s Association and a former board member of the league and now President of the NY Magpies club itself. Wow.

Drea's impres...

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Ep24 of the Outside 50 podcast features traveler Robbie Scarallo, a former Tampa Bay Tiger Shark and recently a new member of the New York Magpies. Robbie a dual citizen shares his unique perspective as a co-founder of the Tiger Sharks in Tampa and talks about how the team has a bright future ahead.

Robbie also chats what he hopes  is in store for his time with the Magpies in NY once the USAFL season is finally underway and shares ...

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Great Ep23 today with guests Stu Nicol and Al MacGlashan of the Chicago Swans FC. Both Stu and Al have a long history to talk about with footy here in the USA, Al especially who first starting seeking out sports to play in Chicago in 1999 after originally coming over from Geelong Victoria, for a 6 month working holiday.

Stu is more recent but a true Chicago legend already, reports also an unusual path to footy in Chicago as being a...

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Outside 50 with your hosts Rick Shaibani, Tara Cilke and Ben Martinez

Ep22 of Outside 50 showcases newly appointed President of the Wisconsin Wombats, Caitlin O’Malley and her efforts to increase recognition of the club and recruitment efforts in the coming year. Caitlin is one of the few women Presidents across the USAFL and has a unique perspective on how to best grow her club as she takes a more active role on the administration...

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Ep21 of Outside 50 is a fantastic chat with Paddy Smallwood of the Bogota Bulldogs in Colombia Sth America. Paddy originally from Bairnsdale 3 hrs south east of Melbourne, tells of his journey to establishing one of the first teams in Sth America and certainly the first team to play games against USA teams.

The Bogota Bulldogs hit the world footy news recently wh...

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Ep20 coming atcha with expat Max DePina of the USA Revolution and Seattle Grizzlies. Max is currently playing in Melbourne Australia but we discuss his start with footy on the Seattle Grizzlies and USA Revolution teams.

The Seattle Grizzlies have come a long way since Max joined them several years back and continue to gain momentum in the footy community. He has ...

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A fantastic chat with James Waddell from Denver Colorado, a truly interesting footy story. James tells us about being an International Baseball Scout after finishing his baseball career in Australia. An avid footy player through even his baseball career, James currently still plays with the Denver Bulldogs when he can.

Add being Honorary Consul General of Austr...

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Ep18 of the Outside 50 podcast is back with some new co-hosts and with Dani Marshall, the first U.S. woman player to make it in the AFLW. From Colorado to Arizona to Melbourne, we got an inside look at her footy journey to stardom with the Western Bulldogs and her new life in Melbourne Australia.

Dani shares with us the feeling of her first goal in the AFLW and what it takes to keep up with training when not on the field.

As a lead...

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Outside 50 with your hosts Rick Shaibani & Wayne Kraska.

In 1997 an end of year tournament was held in Cincinnati Ohio with teams from the USA and one from Toronto. At the after party held in a far away barn across the state line in Indiana, a meeting was held late'ish in the evening, out the back of the barn from the rowdy crowd. "The Meeting Behind the Barn". That meeting lit by one overhead light and with a group...

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Outside 50 with your hosts Rick Shaibani & Wayne Kraska.

In this episode we discuss in some detail the USAFL, among other things, it's apparent blackballing of our podcast even though we have only been spreading the news of Aussie Rules footy in the USA, talking to its players, administrators, supporters and even the USAFL's own umpires.

We have been disturbed by the lack of acknowledgment by the USAFL's Media Depar...

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In this episode we head over to the west coast of the USA and a great chat with Michael Ross, Head Coach of the San Diego Lions, a team with a long history in the USAFL. Michael originally from Foster in Victoria, played with the Sale Football Club in the Latrobe Valley League.

Michael talks about keeping the San Diego club together during these unexpected times and also ...

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With footy on hold we continue the conversations switching this time to the men and women in white, well the men and women in orange or green as they are now. On our show, Steve Arnott & Jeff Persson of the USAFL Umpires Association. Combined, Steve and Jeff have umpired somewhere around 700 USAFL games in the past 21 years.

Steve was awarded USAFL Legend status in 20...

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On today's show we catch up with Ryan Downey of the Atlanta Kookaburras. In his sixth year with the Kookaburras, Ryan like some others came from mainly a rugby background.

Of note Ryan talks about the challenges the teams like Atlanta in the South have faced over a long period, where the second closest team to them is in Ohio, a 6 hour drive away, and how the developm...

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On today's show we have a fantastic chat with Austin Crows Ben Martinez who has been with the Texas Austin Crows since 2017. Ben along with Tara Cilke and Darren Green, who we have chatted to on recent podcasts, is assisting the promotion of Aussie Rules Football in the USA by using social media groups and also partnering with the USAFL itself in their efforts of reac...

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On today's show we were thrilled to chat to Tara Cilke of the Denver Lady Bulldogs. Tara has spent 5 years playing with the Bulldogs and has played in a winning Div 1 women's National Championship team.

The Denver Bulldogs led the way for many years in women's footy racking a bunch of National titles and now are focusing on bringing more women to the sport in ...

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