Dockers Preseason Training – Come Join!

Hey all,

Preseason training is starting up for the 2019 season – from now until the end of April. We’d like you to come out and give Australian football a try. Don’t be bashful. All genders, ages, and experience levels are welcome. Some of us are brand new and some of us have been playing for years, so there will be people to help you learn and people to learn with.

Mondays at 7:15 pm we have H.I.I.T. training at Reflex Functional Fitness

Saturdays at 9:00 am we have outdoor skills training at Swann Park

Give it a try. It’s way more fun than going to the gym by yourself and we often will grab lunch or a beer after Saturday training. See the flyer above for details. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. You don’t need to RSVP but you can if it makes you feel more comfortable.

Hope to see you sometime!

Michael
michael@baltimoredockers.com

Come Celebrate Australia Day with the Baltimore Dockers!

Come celebrate Australia Day on January 26th, 2019 with the Baltimore Dockers Australian Rules Football Club at Nobles in Baltimore’s famous Federal Hill. If you are new to the sport, come learn about Australian football and see what we are all about!

This fundraiser will help support the club for the upcoming season as well as help start a kids Auskick program in Baltimore. There will be live music by the talented Rich Mascari playing from 4-7pm, as well as drink specials, goanna pull competition, a raffle – with great prizes to be won, Dockers merchandise for sale, and a meat pie eating contest brought to you by Four’N Twenty and Australian Packaged Imports; where Kevin Horney will defend his title as reigning champion.

Doors for the event open at 3pm till late. There will be a $5 cover at the door. Free entry for any Dockers and social club members so check out our registration page if you are not already a member.

Come celebrate a fun day with a great crowd in Baltimore!

RSVP to our Facebook event!

Congratulations to the Dockers’ 2018 award winners!

The award winners, in semi-formal dress, hold their awards at the Dockers' 2018 awards gala

Baltimore Dockers 2018 season award winners (L to R):
Matthew Byrne, Ian Payne, Kristin Poti, Kit Drury, John O’Connor, Coach Bryn Hansen, Mark Salansky

On Friday, November 16th, Dockers friends and family gathered for the Awards Gala to close out the team’s successful first season. Congratulations to the award winners for the Dockers’ 2018 championship season!

The Rookie of the Year award goes to the best first-year player. Several new players were eligible, and Dockers coach Bryn Hansen faced a difficult decision to pick just one player. The 2018 award goes to John O’Connor.

The Clubman of the Year award goes annually to the person who has contributed the most to the overall life of club, and has best exemplified the Docker spirit. The 2018 award goes to Matthew Byrne.

Coach Bryn hands the award - a 2018 Dockers photo book - to Kit Drury

Dockers Coach Bryn Hansen (R) presents the Coach’s award to Kit Drury (L)

The Coach’s Award, selected by Dockers coach Bryn Hansen, goes to the player who has demonstrated the best team spirit and set the best example to their teammates. The 2018 Coach’s award goes to Kit Drury.

The Women’s Best and Fairest Award goes to the player from the Dockers’ women’s team, the Baltimore-Washington Lady Eagles, who has played the best and has best demonstrated the spirit of fair play. The 2018 award goes to Kristin Poti.

Before the top award of the night, club president Ian Payne presented a special award for team spirit and service to the club. The award went to players who have always gone above and beyond in their generosity and enthusiasm on and off the field. But since these two are best mates and we always see them together, the board had no choice but to give the special award to both Kit Drury and Mark “Ski” Salansky. Thank you both for everything you do for the club!

The final award of the night, as per Australian sporting tradition, is the Men’s Team Best and Fairest Award, to the player who has contributed most on the field while exemplifying true Docker spirit. At the end of each match, the two match umpires select and rank the best three players that day. At the postseason awards gala, the votes are publicly counted, round by round – three points for first, two for second, and one for third. The player with the highest point total wins the Best and Fairest award. After the final tally, the 2018 winner was… Dockers President Ian Payne.

Congratulations to Ian and all the 2018 winners, and thanks to all the Dockers players, friends, and family for a successful 2018 awards gala!

Two men in suits, one holding the 2018 USAFL Division IV championship trophy and a bottle of whisky

Kit Drury (L) with Steve Dunmire (R), Ian Payne’s father-in-law