If you’re in Cincinnati for the summer, there are a lot of reasons to be excited. One of them is the Cincinnati Dockers, who will be defending their USAFL Division 4 Championship.
The Dockers, who recently released their 2012 schedule, are an Australian Rules Football club who have been around since 1996. Cincinnati is part of the USAFL, the United States Australian Football League. The Dockers play at Point Pleasant Park in Fairfield, just a few minutes north of the old Forest Fair Mall.
In October, the USAFL National Tournament will be held in Mason, which is fairly close to Fairfield and Cincinnati. This is the first time the event will be hosted in Warren County since 2009. The Tournament will see over 1,000 athletes for two days in October.
If you are not familiar with how the game is played, the Dockers do a nice job explaining the game. While it might not be anything the common sports fan is used to seeing, it’s some good action similar to football (both American and European.)
This will be the Dockers’ 16th season.
I’m looking forward to broadcasting these games for the summer, and I think you should come out and catch a game! It’ll be an excellent time and quite possibly a first time catch some Australian Rules Football near your backyard.
Picture and sources from the Cincinnati Dockers website.
Until next time,