Vienna Kangaroos

The Vienna Kangaroos are an Australian rules football club located in Vienna Austria and are Austrias first club.

History

The club was established by Australian expatriates and began as the "Wiener Dingos" in 2003. The Irish pub Flanagans were the first sponsors by providing playing jumpers. The club also doubles as the Austrian National team in international competitions; however, a second Austrian team may be established in Graz, thus providing more players for the Austrian team.

The side competed as the Austrian National team at the Central European Championship in Düsseldorf in 2004 against primarily expat sides from Germany, Belgium, France and Spain, but did not perform well. They also competed in the 2005 European Championships in London.

2006 saw the team renamed "Vienna Kangaroos" and after a successful recruiting drive, it increased the number of Austrian players. Austrian nationals now comprise the majority of players in the side.

Coming into contact with teams in Croatia and Czech Republic, the club began competing with these sides in a "Tri-nations" cup. Austria held the first competition with the "Schnitzel Cup" occurring in July 2006 in Vienna. Then the team travelled to Zagreb to take part in the "Croatia Open" in August and the final event the "Prague Cup" was held in Prague in September 2006 as part of the Central European Championships.

Since 2006, the Vienna Kangaroos are a registrated sports club.

2006

* June 2006 Tri-nation Cup in Vienna, (Austria - Croatia - Czech Republic)
* July 2006 Tri-nation Cup in Zagreb, (Austria - Croatia - Czech Republic)
* August 2006 Tri-nation Cup in Prague, (Austria - Croatia - Czech Republic)
* August 2006 CEAFL Cup in Prague, (Austria - Croatia - Czech Republic - Finland - France)

2007

* 17.03.2007 friendly game against the Munich Kangaroos in Munich
* 04.2007 The Vienna Kanagroos become member of the ASKÖ (~Austrian Sport Association)
* 09.06.2007 CEAFL Cup in Vienna (2nd place)
* 09.08.2007 friendly game against the Munich Kangaroos in Kössen
* 24.08.2007 Tri-nation Cup in Prague (2nd place)
* 15.09.2007 EU Cup in Hamburg
* 06.10.2007 Tri-nation Cup in Zagreb

2008

* 03.05.2008 CEAFL Cup, Zagreb
* 07.06.2008 Tri Nation Cup, Vienna
* 30.10.2008 friendly game against the Munich Kangaroos in Kössen
* 11.10.2008 EU CUP in Prague (12th place)

External links

* [http://www.viennakangaroos.com Vienna Kangaroos (English)]
* [http://sport.orf.at/061003-3127/index.html Kangaroos sind keine Weicheier (sport.orf.at German)]


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