Calgary Kangaroos

The Calgary Kangaroos is an Australian rules football club based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They welcome all new players, regardless of prior experience, practice at A E Cross High School in Glamorgan, play games at the Inland Athletic Park and are members of AFL Canada. The Roos also run introductory training sessions at various elementary and high schools across the city, in an effort to grow the sport locally.[1] The current number one ticket holder of the club is former Calgary City Mayor, the Honourable Naheed Nenshi[2]

Calgary Kangaroos
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Names
Full nameCalgary Kangaroos Australian Rules Football Club
Nickname(s)Kangaroos, Roos
Club details
Founded2002
Colours  Blue   white
CompetitionAFL Canada USAFL
PremiershipsUSAFL Men's Division 2(3): 2009, 2010, 2016
Ground(s)Inland Athletic Park
 A E Cross High School
Other information
Official websitehttp://www.foxsportspulse.com/club_info.cgi?client=1-7993-111808-0-0

The Calgary Kangaroos regular season consists of a series of home and away games between the three (3) Metro teams the Bears, Cowboys and Wolves. The Wolves team were created in 2015 owing to the growth of the club, and went on to win the Calgary Metro Championship in their inaugural year.[3] During the season there are trips to Banff, Vancouver, Kelowna and Edmonton. The trip to Edmonton is to play for the Capitol Cup[4] in addition to hosting the Stampede Cup locally.

The Calgary Kangaroos are Canada's most successful football club having been a regular feature in the USAFL National Championships finals. The Roo's were Division Two runners up in 2008, and then went on to win back-to-back Division Two titles in 2009 and 2010, earning a Division One promotion. In 2011, Calgary played their way through to the Grand Final, but lost to a more accurate Denver 3.2.20 to 0.5.5. The less said about 2012 the better.[5] In 2013, Calgary again played its way into the Division One Grand Final, being beaten by the home team, Austin Crows 4.2.26 to 4.1.25.[6]

In 2014, the Roos had 13 Canadian players selected to represent Team Canada in both the men's and women's competitions at the 2014 AFL International Cup in Melbourne, Australia.[7]

Team AwardsEdit

BearsEdit

Year Best & Fairest Canadian Best & Fairest Best First Year Player
2016 Dan McLeod Armand Godbout Don Rumford
2015 Liam Terrell Bruce Gillis Allan Crane
2014 David Kalinowski Andrew MacLean David Swinden
2013 David Kalinowski Andy Yardy -
2012 Luke Kelleher - -
2011 Jack Moddle Jack Moddle Mark Terstappan

CowboysEdit

Year Best & Fairest Canadian Best & Fairest Best First Year Player
2016 Michael Karutz Trent Loosemore Brett Ellis
2015 Michael Karutz Mathew Kidd Joshua Mason
2014 Dane Rolfe Mathew Kidd Kevin Zucht
2013 Dane Rolfe Matthia Singh -
2012 Dan Morrison - -
2011 Dan Morrison Matthia Singh Dan Findlay

WolvesEdit

Year Best & Fairest Canadian Best & Fairest Most Improved
2016 - - -
2015 Keith Vogler David Swinden Anthony Singh

Club AwardsEdit

Coach of The YearEdit

Year Name
2016 Dane Rolfe
2015 Matt Bell

Umpire of The YearEdit

Year Name
2016 Peter Dinnick
2015 Peter Dinnick & Milo Lombardi
2014 Peter Dinnick & Milo Lombardi

Troy Rose AwardEdit

Year Name
2016 Allan Crane
2015 Lachlan Griffiths
2014 Lachlan Griffiths
2013 David Kalinowski
2012 Gareth Williams
2011 Jack Moddle
2010 William Grant
2009 David Rowe
2008 Beau Corps
2007 Gareth Williams
2006 Bradley Copeland
2005 Kristen Judge
2004 Chris O'Connell
2003 Chris O'Connell
2002 Troy Rose

Championship ResultsEdit

Calgary ChampionsEdit

Year Calgary Champion
2016 Cowboys
2015 Wolves
2014 Bears
2013 Cowboys
2012 Bears
2011 Cowboys
2010 Bears

USAFL (United States Australian Football League)Edit

Year USAFL Nationals Result
2016 Div 2 Champion
2015 Div 1 Pool B
2014 Div 1 Pool B
2013 Div 1 Runners Up
2012 No Comment
2011 Div 1 Runners Up
2010 Div 2 Champion
2009 Div 2 Champion

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "School Information". AusKick Canada. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Calgary Kangaroos Name Mayor Nenshi as 1 Ticket Holder - AFL Canada".
  3. ^ "Grand Final 2015 - WOLVES CLINCH MAIDEN TITLE - Calgary Kangaroos".
  4. ^ "Capital Cup Showdown in Edmonton - AFL Canada".
  5. ^ "2012 Division One Championship Vacated". 30 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Home Team Wins National Championship!". 22 October 2013.
  7. ^ "2014 National Teams Announced - AFL Ontario".

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