Roster for Battle of the Beltway V

The Baltimore Dockers are pleased to announce our roster for this Saturday’s game vs. our rivals and frenemies, the DC Eagles. The image and text below show our lineup. Asterisks (*) indicate players making their Dockers debut – get around them!

The Baltimore Dockers lineup vs. the DC Eagles, May 11, 2019

Full back: Scott Bradford
Left back pocket: Mike Gilbart
Right back pocket: Patrick Pryor*
Left half-back: Zeluis Teixera
Centre back: Nick Sisca
Right half-back: Aaron Wolff
Left wing: Jack Chalmers
Centre: Reece Garner
Right wing: Johnny O’Connor
Left half-forward: Brian Thornton
Centre half-forward: Ian Payne
Right half-forward: Ryan Brubaker*
Left forward pocket: Clement Cros*
Right forward pocket: Matthew Byrne
Full forward: Kit Drury
Ruck: Cameron Stewart
Rover: Jesse Galdston
Ruck-rover: Bryn Hansen
Interchange:
Mike Horney
Jordan Raddick
Josh Richardson
Tim Werner
Terence McAuliffe
Jake Moyer

Battle of the Beltway 2019

Promo poster for Dockers at Eagles game, May 11, 2019

This Saturday, May 11th, the Dockers take on their biggest rivals – the DC Eagles – in the first game of the 2019 Battle of the Beltway series!

The mens’ teams for the two clubs compete for the annual Denis Ryan Cup, named after the founder and longtime president of the joint Baltimore-Washington club that started it all. Last year, each team won two games each, but the Dockers captured the Cup on points difference, outscoring the Eagles 171 to 131. The Dockers are eager to hold on to the Cup for another year. The Dockers’ starting lineups will be announced this Friday!

The men’s game will begin this Saturday at 11 AM at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC. The women’s game will follow immediately after at 1 PM.

Come join us for two exciting matches of Australian Rules football!

Details

Date Time League Season
May 11, 2019 12:00 pm USAFL 2019

Details

Date Time League Season
May 11, 2019 11:00 am USAFL Women's 2019

Location of both matches

Club Social Update: The Fort Avenue Nine

A golf ball rests on a tee

Australians love a bad idea, and one of the worst is the Nullarbor Nine, a golf course that stretches hundreds of miles across the barren Nullarbor Plain in South and Western Australia. But with no deserts in sight, the Baltimore Dockers social members and players joined for an equally bad idea: The Fort Avenue Nine.

Our April social event, the first annual Dockers Pub Golf Tournament, saw social members and players tee off at nine different holes (pubs) along Fort Avenue, beginning at City Limits Sports Bar and ending at our sponsor bar, Nobles Bar and Grill. Each hole offered three special drinks to score even or under par. Clear skies and a light breeze on a beautiful Saturday meant participants had every opportunity to test their capacity and courage on a difficult course.

The event was so much fun that several players lost their scorecards, so uh, we have no idea who won. That being said, it’s safe to say that anyone who made it to Nobles still vertical is indeed a champion!

Special shout out to everyone who dressed up in golf attire for the day. The clear winner for best costume was Dockers Midfielder Jack Chalmers (pictured below), who rocked a green-and-yellow checkered golf vest. The event was a success and everyone had a great time.

Jack Chalmers (right) wearing a green-and-yellow checkered golf vest, green shorts, a white visor, and a single white glove
Jason Curtis (left) and Jack Chalmers (right)

Thanks to all the bars (City Limits, Wiley’s, Shotti’s, Captain Larry’s, Don’t Know Tavern, Delia Foleys, Banditos, Magerks, and Nobles) for putting up with our shenanigans, and for giving us drink specials; it only made the day that much more enjoyable.

Social members are the lifeblood of any sports club, so big thanks to them and to everyone who came out to Pub Golf! To be the first to know about future Baltimore Dockers social events, become a social member! And if you’d like to try your hand (and foot!) at the crazy sport of Australian Rules Football, join us at practice every Saturday morning, or come to our first home game on June 1st. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome!

Cam Stewart, Dockers 2019 co-Social Chair

Pub Golf with the Dockers!

Dockers ruckman Leonardo da Vinci double-fists it

‘Tis the season for Baltimore’s second-favorite sport: Pub Golf!

Join the Baltimore Dockers for our first annual Master’s Inspired Pub Golf Crawl.

Join the team in drunken progress at hole #2, Wiley Gunter‘s in Federal Hill, this Saturday at 1:30 PM (hole #1 was immediately after practice).

Play though a short Par 4 course up and down Fort Avenue with players, coaches, and fans of Baltimore’s reigning national champions. Join the game and drink for prizes, or just enjoy the experience!

At Hole 2 (Wiley Gunter’s), get $5 34-oz mugs of Miller Lite, $5 Tropical Punch Bombs, as well as $6 quesadillas. This hole will set the tone for the rest of the afternoon on the back nine.

Support the Dockers in true Australian spirit: at the pub!

#GetAroundIt #BeerTime #TrainFastDrinkHeavy #ItsFiveOClockInAustralia

Who: You
What: First annual Pub Golf event
When: Saturday, April 13th, starting at 1:30 PM
Where: Starting at Wiley Gunter‘s, 823 East Fort Ave., Federal Hill
Why: Meet the team and support our 2019 season

Dockers win!

The Baltimore Dockers have won the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Cup!

Results

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Results

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2019 season begins Saturday!

The Baltimore Dockers begin their national title defense this Saturday, April 6th in Richmond, Virginia. Games begin at 10 AM in round-robin format against the North Carolina Tigers and the D.C. Eagles.

The starting lineup for this week’s games:

Get around the 2019 Dockers!

2019 Season Schedules!

The Dockers title defense is underway in the 2019 season!

Both the men’s and women’s teams have confirmed their full schedules for the 2019 season. The schedules are listed on the Men’s Fixture and Women’s Fixture pages, respectively.

Men’s schedule

Women’s schedule

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