Australian Rules football, or 'footy' as it is colloquially known, is a non-stop thrill - a fast, competitive, physical, and high scoring team game.
In its first three years of competition at the National level the Minnesota Freeze have had remarkable success by winning two championships; Division 3 in 2005 and Division 2 in 2007. Coupled with that on-field success has been the outstanding growth both on and off the field, as it has developed from a team into a fun social club as well.
If you are looking to get involved in sports, looking for something new or perhaps just want to see what footy is all about: join the Minnesota Freeze Footy Club today. New Players Are Always Welcome!!!
We have programs for men and women that cater to all levels of participation: local, National, and International competition. No prior experience is necessary. We have three local teams, comprised of players from various backgrounds, ages, and nationalities that scrimmage against each other throughout the season in a Metro League.
We encourage everyone to come down to Lake Nokomis for our weekly training and join us for a kick.
With an open and welcoming Metro League, a highly competitive team in the Mid-American Australian Football League (MAAFL), and a winning national team, there is much to like about being involved with The Freeze.
Kansas City powered in to Minneapolis riding a 3 game winning streak against the Minnesota Freeze with the last Minnesota win dating back to the 2008 season. Minnesota came to the matchRead more »
Minnesota and Milwaukee were meeting up for the third time in 2010. The first meetup was an preseason match in Des Moines and then a home match for the Freeze. Milwaukee travelled lightly on both occassions. The visiting Minnesota team knew they would be facing a different club at Brown Deer Park. Minnesota travelled well with 21 players. They needed new recruits to step up and replace key veterans that were unable to make the trip down I-94.Read more »
Representing the US Freedem women's team were Read more »
The 2010 USAFL National tournament will be held in Louisville, Kentucky October 9 and 10th. The Minnesota Freeze hope to bring two full teams this year to compete at both Division II and Division III.
Evening festivities start at 7 PM at The Local (931 Nicollet Mall).
Des Moines rolled into Minneapolis sporting their brand new jumpers for their first away match in club history. It looked like they upstarts from the state of corn were going to give the home town Freeze a match as they controlled the opening bounce and moved into scoring position. The Minnesota defense held firm and countered from the back line, moving the ball upfield with accurate kicks and deft hand balls. Steve Fashant put Minnesota on the board early with a goal. Rookie Tyler Richtsmeier was back in the US after a World Cup trip to South Africa and wasted no time adding a couple of goals to the Minnesota lead. Anthony King slotted two goals and Mike Busse had one to round out the quarter. Read more »
On Saturday June 19, US Women's National Team coach Wayne Kraska announced the team selected to represent the US in the 49th Parallel Cup against Canada on July 31 and Aug 1. 4 Minnesota players were selected: Kathryn Hogg and Marie LaVictoire who play for the US Freedom in their 2009 Tour of Australia. Vanessa Kahn and Becky Kraft will be making their debut for the national team in Toronto.
Congratulations to all the Freeze players who tried out for the national team.
The Minnesota Freeze practices every Saturday morning at 9AM at the Nokomis fields in Minneapolis - see map.
Practice will not occur on Saturdays when the Freeze is playing other teams (see 2010 schedule for those dates).
Practice will not occur on Saturday, July 3.