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Have you ever yearned to try a team sport that cultivates agility and endurance in the full expanse of your frame? ...for refs that stand back and quietly admire as you catch, kick, bounce, or carry the football along virtually any (prudent) path within the boundaries? ..for the consistent, indelible touches of Australian culture in training, post-training social events, weekend pub crawls, and an assortment of delectable culinary phenoms from down under -e.g., the meat pie? With a smiling nod at any of these, we'd love for you join us Wednesday evenings @ 6 p.m. for a mix of light skills sessions and short field flag/touch scrimmages designed to teach the fundamentals of Australian Rules Football (AFL; "aussie rules", "footy"). Footy's essence is well-captured in the following five-minute YouTube video, which condenses professional highlight reels to create an engaging synopsis of the principal AFL rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMZYZcoAcU0 .

All ages, gents and ladies, are invited and the venue (Crescent Lake Park, St. Petersburg) is pet-friendly. Furthermore, and perhaps least importantly, it's hard to overlook that this latter easement has fetched a hint of footy acumen in our captain's pooch (Boomer). Be cognizant that he may bound (boom?) towards you, nose-angled downward, like a fair dinkum Hairy-Nosed Wombat, and brush across that idle footy you've left on the deck - ostensibly to spoil your possession. Please do your best to laud his efforts and try not to be overly concerned. He doesn't bite team players!! :)

Upcoming events (5+)

Aussie Rules Skills Training & Social

Crescent Lake Park

What To Bring: -athletic gear, water or electrolyte fluids (better), a pair of cleats/soccer boots, & a sense of humor The Footy Agenda: -skills work that will teach you to kick, bounce, handball, and mark like a deadset legendary footballer! Where to Park & Find Us (at Crescent Lake Park): -public parking spots run along east (5th St North) and west (7th St North) park boundaries and adjoining local side streets -we like to gather and drop our gear around a prominent green bench situated along a paved trail immediately south of the park's northern border (22nd ave N.) and ~ midway between 5th & 7th St North. It's near the top of a grassy downslope to Crescent Lake. If you happen to be fashionably late, no worries: just peer up and id our location by the helicoper-spinning red/yellow footballs overhead..

Aussie Rules Skills Training & Social

Crescent Lake Park

What To Bring: -athletic gear, water or electrolyte fluids (better), a pair of cleats/soccer boots, & a sense of humor The Footy Agenda: -skills work that will teach you to kick, bounce, handball, and mark like a deadset legendary footballer! Where to Park & Find Us (at Crescent Lake Park): -public parking spots run along east (5th St North) and west (7th St North) park boundaries and adjoining local side streets -we like to gather and drop our gear around a prominent green bench situated along a paved trail immediately south of the park's northern border (22nd ave N.) and ~ midway between 5th & 7th St North. It's near the top of a grassy downslope to Crescent Lake. If you happen to be fashionably late, no worries: just peer up and id our location by the helicoper-spinning red/yellow footballs overhead..

Aussie Rules Skills Training & Social

Crescent Lake Park

What To Bring: -athletic gear, water or electrolyte fluids (better), a pair of cleats/soccer boots, & a sense of humor The Footy Agenda: -skills work that will teach you to kick, bounce, handball, and mark like a deadset legendary footballer! Where to Park & Find Us (at Crescent Lake Park): -public parking spots run along east (5th St North) and west (7th St North) park boundaries and adjoining local side streets -we like to gather and drop our gear around a prominent green bench situated along a paved trail immediately south of the park's northern border (22nd ave N.) and ~ midway between 5th & 7th St North. It's near the top of a grassy downslope to Crescent Lake. If you happen to be fashionably late, no worries: just peer up and id our location by the helicoper-spinning red/yellow footballs overhead..

Aussie Rules Skills Training & Social

Crescent Lake Park

What To Bring: -athletic gear, water or electrolyte fluids (better), a pair of cleats/soccer boots, & a sense of humor The Footy Agenda: -skills work that will teach you to kick, bounce, handball, and mark like a deadset legendary footballer! Where to Park & Find Us (at Crescent Lake Park): -public parking spots run along east (5th St North) and west (7th St North) park boundaries and adjoining local side streets -we like to gather and drop our gear around a prominent green bench situated along a paved trail immediately south of the park's northern border (22nd ave N.) and ~ midway between 5th & 7th St North. It's near the top of a grassy downslope to Crescent Lake. If you happen to be fashionably late, no worries: just peer up and id our location by the helicoper-spinning red/yellow footballs overhead..

Past events (13)

Aussie Rules Skills Training & Social

Crescent Lake Park

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