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.
First and foremost, a big thanks to everyone that has been a part of this great Australian opportunity I will be experiencing! Without CSB/SJU Study Abroad trips, my Study Abroad Director Wendy Sterba, previous director Stephen Saupe, Tony Fairhead, USFooty, WACFL, Minnesota Freeze, Dale Ballantyne, my new team, the Denmark/Warpole Magpies and many others; support from my family, teammates and friends…without all of you I wouldn’t be doing this! Thank you. Read more »
Freeze, Hello everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be posting a few notes here and there from my trip over to Western Australia to play Country Footy. I'll try to post some travel notes as well as some highlights from the trip as the season progresses. Mergen and I will be flying out of Minneapolis on March 15 and will be heading down to Melbourne to spend a week there. We'll spend a few days on the great ocean road touring, surfing, and camping along the way over to the twelve apostles and then make our way back to Melbourne. We're also planning on grabbing a tour of the MCG as well, so that will be awesome to see every bit of one of the greatest sporting arenas in the world. We're also going to be meeting up with Doren James from Milwaukee for dinner on that friday night who is arriving in Melbourne about the same time we are to begin an internship with the AFL working with the Auskick development program. Read more »
The Minnesota Freeze are hosting a 5K walk/run to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
At the recent AGM the Freeze announced a new fundraising event for 2009;
Join the Minnesota Freeze Australian Rules Football Club and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the fight against diabetes by running or walking around Lake Nokomis on a 5K course.
A portion of your race entrance fee will help JDRF to find the cure (www.jdrf.org/mnnd)
When: Saturday, April 11 2009.
Where: Lake Nokomis.
Runners will start at 10 am.
Those walking, with strollers, or with young children will begin at 10:10 am.
Entry Fee is $25 pre-registered / $30 race day. Read more »
For all the up to date news, look for our monthly online newsletter coming soon. There's a lot of changes and exciting stuff happening this year, so don't miss out! Coming shortly there will be a link here; but in the interim, if you would like to receive a copy email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add you to our next mailing.
Our next social event will be the Annual general Meeting on Saturday January 17th.
All are welcome to come along and have their say on how the club should run, find out all the latest news, or just catch up with everyone over the winter break.
On the corner of 10th and Nicollet, http://www.the-local.com
Our Best and Fairest evening was held on Saturday November 1st.
In true Aussie tradition we celebrated our season, honored our players achievements, and thanked our great supporters.
Thanks go out to Keiran's Irish Pub www.kierans.com for hosting the event in such a great location.
Best and Fairest: Charlie Quirk
Best Clubman - The Yeti: Ryan Evans
Most Consistent: Danny Hansen
Most determined: Brent Mergen, Chris Gabiou
Most improved: Jim Chapple
Best first year: Andrew Werner Read more »
The Freeze congratulate our four representatives; Jason Becker, Ryan Marx, Danny Hansen, and Zach Weaver, as they represent well in the USA in the International Cup, played in Victoria, Australia.
They featured well in each game and made all of us here in MN proud.
The Freeze wish our four representatives; Jason Becker, Ryan Marx, Danny Hansen, and Zach Weaver, all the best as they depart to represent the USA in the International Cup, being played in Victoria, Australia.
Good luck fellas, we know you will give it your everything and make all of us here in MN proud.
This original, beautifully crafted, queen size quilt displays many iconic images of Australian culture. Made entirely of batiks, the images feature aboriginal art done in silhouette. The quilting in each row depicts either the waves of the sea or the grasses of the outback, while the borders are quilted with leaves of the eucalyptus tree.
Designed and created by Teri Marx of Bellevue, NE. Read more »