2017 Season Info:

2017 sees the return of the Seattle ARFC's annual pre-season Ausball tournament!

Join the club for four weeks of low-contact introductory "footy" at Bobby Morris playfield in Capitol Hill. The Seattle Gaels are also coming back to try and go one better than last year, where they finished Runners-Up to the Fightin' Ibises.

Games will be 2x20min halves, with a 5min half-time break, taking place at 9.00am and 10.00am. Ausball is the locally-adapted version of AFL 9s, which you can find more out about here.  For an introduction to Ausball, take a look at the video below.

Finals will take place during week 4 (4/1/17). 

Team Rosters:

Fightin Ibises:

  1. Brian Flaherty
  2. Matt Hocking
  3. Ken Nogeire
  4. Joel Rowbottom
  5. Shannon Davey
  6. Tex Edmonds
  7. Alden Loredo
  8. Derek Scheich
  9. Nenad Bulicic
  10. Gabe Ramos
  11. Isaac Barber-Axthelm
  12. Ben McCartt
  13. Bryce WhiteScott McQuistan
  14. Valerie Barber-Axthelm
  15. Hayle Ziobro
  16. April Lewis
  17. Erin Schuster

Mountain Beavers:

  1. Matt Zapel
  2. Max DePina
  3. David Tomaselli
  4. Aaron Tomaselli
  5. Matt Muller
  6. Ed Fayette
  7. Andy Lindsay
  8. Adrian De Booy
  9. Brad Donahue
  10. Jeff Weiss
  11. Scott Theriault
  12. Franky Bain
  13. Tom Mulvey
  14. DD Achelles
  15. Sage
  16. Liz Langmaid
  17. Alea Campbell
  18. Allie Bailey
  19. Clare Sadler


  1. Dan Stoll
  2. Kiel Rasp
  3. Jason Clifford
  4. Ken Vartanian
  5. Matt Leinbaugh
  6. Jeff Purcell
  7. Jon Achelles
  8. Eric Butler
  9. Eric Wabey
  10. Patrick Adukonis
  11. Aaron Winkler
  12. Matthew Hinerman
  13. Dan Wix
  14. David Mynar
  15. Marian Dickinson
  16. Morgan Clifford
  17. Amber Benlian
  18. Sarah Midgley

Seattle Gaelic Football Team:

  1. TBA



Do I need to have played Australian Rules Football or Ausball to join?

No - this is open to anyone. Players of all skill levels will be included and encouraged. We want to see anyone of any athletic ability, gender, skill level or age come along! 

What if I can only play two weeks?

There's a place for you as well, with a weekly fee to play. You can only play for one team during the season though!

How low-contact is low-contact?

This is Australian Football's version of Touch Rugby. Anything more than a touch during the game is penalized by the umpires.

Can I bring/play with a friend?

Of course! The signup sheet allows you to nominate a friend to play with. We'll do our best to have you play with your buddy.

What alterations to the AFL 9s rules do you use?

Basically, because Australian Rules Football is such a new sport to many Americans, we play on when the ball hits the ground. Kicking off the ground is strictly prohibited, though, to encourage people to pick the ball up.

What gear do I need?

Cleats certainly help, but aren't necessary. Wear your athletic gear. We'll supply the rest!

Where do I ask any questions?

Email us at contact@seattlearfc.com - we'll do our best to answer any questions as promptly as possible.