Australia Day 2020

Come celebrate Australia Day on January 25th, 2020 with the Baltimore Dockers Australian Rules Football Club at Magerk’s Pub at 1061 South Charles Street 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. There will be live music by the talented Rich Mascari, along with drink specials, Dockers merchandise for sale, and a raffle – with great prizes to be won. We will also be holding a fundraiser to benefit recovery from the bush fires in Australia.

Doors for the event open at 3pm till late. There will be a $10 cover at the door. The cover charge is only $5 for any Dockers players or social club members, so check out our Social Member 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!

Tomorrow’s game moved to DC

The Dockers vs. Eagles clash tomorrow (September 14, 2019) has been MOVED from Annapolis to Washington, DC.

The day starts with a joint women’s training at 10 AM, followed by the men’s game at noon. Both events will be at West Potomac Park, between the FDR Memorial and the softball fields:

Come out to support the Dockers!

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Details

Date Time League Season
September 14, 2019 12:00 pm USAFL 2019

Dockers win again!

Congratulations to the Dockers on winning all their games on August 24th!

A Dockers player takes a mark above two Philadelphia Hawks

August 24th at Frank C. Bocek Park, the Dockers hosted fellow EAFL teams the Philadelphia Hawks and the DC Eagles. The three men’s teams played each other in a round-robin format, followed by a combined women’s game with players from all three women’s teams.

The day started at 11 AM with a back-and-forth game between the Dockers and the Philadelphia Hawks, with the Dockers pulling ahead in the second half and winning by a two-goal margin:

The second men’s game was also a tight contest, with the Dockers running out winners by 11 points:

In the third game of the men’s series, the Hawks defeated the Eagles, 61-43.

The final game of the day was the combined women’s game. Although the game official goes in the record books as DC Eagles Women 45 Philadelphia Hawks Women 29, members of the Dockers women’s team played on both sides. Congratulations to everyone who played, especially to first-gamers Shannon Justice, Brittany Currier-Hield, and Manu Inostroza!

Postgame photo of three Dockers players
Dockers first-time women’s players (L to R): Shannon Justice, Brittany Currier-Hield, Manu Inostroza

The Dockers men play again next Saturday, September 7th, at the North Carolina Tigers. Both teams play again on Saturday, September 14th in a neutral-site game against the DC Eagles in Annapolis.

Dockers 2019 Grand Final raffle

The Dockers are holding the biggest Grand Final Raffle that Baltimore has ever seen!

The Dockers will hold their annual watch party for the Australian Football League’s Grand Final – the “Super Bowl of Australia” – on the evening of Friday September 27th. The Grand Final Party is the club’s biggest social event of the year, and it features our biggest fundraiser of the year: the Grand Final Raffle.

This year’s raffle is our biggest ever, featuring a grand prize of a $2,000 gift voucher for American Airlines – enough to buy a round-trip ticket to see the 2020 Grand Final live in Australia!

Tickets are available from any Dockers club member, and for the first time, we are selling the 2019 raffle tickets online.

Dockers raffle poster

Tickets are one for $5, three for $10, and eight for $20. When you buy tickets, you help the club raise money to travel to games and tournaments all over the U.S., buy uniforms and footballs, and host youth programs to build the future of Australian Rules Football in the U.S.

The prizes are:

  • First prize: a $2,000 travel voucher on American Airlines
  • Second prize: a $1,000 travel voucher on American Airlines
  • Third prize: a $500 gift card from Amazon.com

The prize drawings will be held at the Dockers 2019 Grand Final Party on the night of September 27, 2019. You do not have to be present to win.

You can buy tickets in person from any club member, or online using the form below. If you are buying online and you would like your favorite Dockers club member to get credit for the sale, fill in his or her name in the form below.

Thank you for your support of Australian Rules Football in Baltimore and beyond!

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Dockers win in Maine

Another weekend, another chance for the #DockShow to continue its stellar 2019 season! A matchup with the Maine Cats beckoned, as the Dockers became Maines first ever home game.

Dockers players Jack Chalmers and
six-goal hero Valon Kaf

Conditions could not have been better, even if some Dockers were weighed down from copious amounts of Lobster rolls. The first quarter was a see saw affair, with the Dockers and Cats trading goals until a couple late snags from Docker veteran, Kit Drury, helped the Dockers go into the first change with a three-goal lead. The Dockers midfield was prolific as always, with Champions Data rating it the second-best midfield behind the talented Collingwood Magpies earlier in the season. Nick Tyson and Nick Sisca had a case of leather poisoning, and they more than made up for the speedy Cats midfield.

The second and third quarter were some of the Dockers’ best this season. Mike Gilbert, aka Mad Dog, aka The Enforcer, and Terence McAuliffe were stone walls in the back line, punching forward entries away with ease and making a case for All-American honors. Ryan Daudelin clinched Mark of the Year with an absolute screamer from the lace out delivery of Nick Tyson.

The fourth quarter went quickly as the Dockers continued to rain goals on the Cats defense. Valon Kaf booted 6 majors for the match, with a sublime snap from the boundary many calling the wonder goal of the season. All in all, it was another stand out performance from the Baltimore Dockers against an up-and-coming Maine Cats, eventually taking out the match by the score of 15.8.98 to 5.3.33.

The Dockers and the Maine Cats join together for a postgame photo

The #DockShow continues its march to Nationals and the #Road2Repeat with a huge clash against the Philadelphia Hawks and the D.C. Eagles at Baltimore’s iconic Frank C. Bocek Park on August 24. Come out and cheer for Baltimore’s team!

Dockers head to New York

The Dockers head to New York City today to play against the New York Magpies at noon, followed by the Columbus Cats at 3 PM. Both games will take place at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, just over the city line.

EAFL game week New York City - Sisca with a kick

The Dockers lineup for both games is:

Dockers starting lineup for New York and Columbus June 13, 2019

Full back: Isley Autrey
Left back pocket: Mike Gilbart
Right back pocket: Mike Horney
Left half-back: Nick Sisca
Centre back: Kenny Massengale
Right half-back: Clement Cros
Left wing: Jack Chalmers
Centre: Nick Tyson
Right wing: Johnny O’Connor
Left half-forward: Zachary Gooch
Centre half-forward: Ian Payne
Right half-forward: Mitch Clark
Left forward pocket: Matthew Byrne
Right forward pocket: Kit Drury
Full forward: Tom Waters
Ruck: Reece Garner
Rover: Cameron Stewart
Ruck-rover: Bryn Hansen
Interchange:
Ryan Brubaker
Jesse Galdston
Zeluis Teixera
Jordan Raddick

Dockers at the ballpark

It was a beautiful summer day at Price George’s Field in Bowie, Maryland. The birds were chirping, the heat index was over 100 degrees, a torrential downpour was on the horizon… and the National Champion Baltimore Dockers were taking the field for a demonstration of America’s other favorite pastime: Australian Rules Football.

The Dockers were excited to join their local minor league baseball team, the Bowie Baysox, for their Baysox Down Under Australian Night. And with the camera crews rolling, posts set up in the outfield and local legend Matty Byrne in the announcer’s box, the Dockers put on an exciting 5 on 5 demonstration to give local fans a taste for the game.

Dockers spiritual leader and all-time best-dressed Terence “Tez” McAuliffe dominated on the field, while typically solid players Jack Chalmers and John O’Connor made the laser-leveled field seem more like an ice rink than an outfield. However, the best display of the afternoon went to Orioles prospect and Bowie Baysox pitcher Alex Wells, who bombed a goal from 60 meters like it was child’s play.

There is no official word yet on whether Wells will be derailing his MLB dreams to wear the orange and black for the Dockers next season.

After a sweltering 20-minute display, the Dockers organized a meet and greet with supporters and Baysox fans, complete with a handball station where spectators could test their skills in hopes of winning their own miniature footy. While many gave it their best go, the best accuracy of the night went to Mrs. Maryland 2019, who made solid contact after some great coaching from footy newbie Zachary Gooch. Unfortunately, Louie, the lovable green Bowie Baysox mascot, was hindered by his giant fuzzy hands and couldn’t quite hit the target, despite some stellar coaching.

Dockers players with the Bowie Baysox mascot, a green fuzzy... thing

After a comeback victory by the Baysox that left every Oriole fan in attendance hopeful for the future, the Dockers wrapped up their recruiting efforts and put down all the delicious ballpark cuisine to enjoy some fireworks.   

It was the end of a great night at the ballpark celebrating Australian culture and sport, and just the beginning of a great partnership between two of Maryland’s flagship teams.