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Schedule for This Weekend in Mason

Saturday August 1st:

11:30 AM – Cincinnati Dockers vs. Columbus Jackaroos
1:00 PM – USA-Australian All Stars vs. Canada-Australian All Stars
3:00 PM (approximately) – USA Revolution vs. Canada Northwind

Sunday August 2nd:

10:30 AM – USA Revolution vs. Canada-Australian All Stars
12:30 PM – USA-Australian All Stars vs. Canada Northwind

Directions to Mason Sports Park


If you are planning on going to the Cincinnati vs. Columbus match on August 1st or the USA vs. Canada matches on August 1st & 2nd, here are the directions to the Mason Sports Park.

Mason Sports Park is at 3400 Mason Morrow Millgrove Rd in Mason.

From downtown Mason, take state route 42 North. Turn right onto Mason Morrow Millgrove Rd. Mason Sports Park will be on your left.

From I-75:

  • Take the route 63 exit (exit 29) and head east towards route 741.
  • Turn right onto route 741.
  • Turn left onto Bethany Road.
  • Turn left onto US Route 42.
  • Turn Right onto Mason-Morrow-Milgrove Road.
  • Mason Sports Park will be on the left.

From Northbound I-71 (Downtown Cincinnati):

  • Take the Kings Mills Road/Route 741 exit (exit 25).
  • Turn Right onto Kings Mills Road.
  • Turn Left onto Columbia Road.
  • Turn Left onto Mason Mason-Morrow-Milgrove Road.
  • Mason Sports Park will be on the right.

From Southbound I-71 (Downtown Columbus):

  • Take the route 48 exit (exit 28)
  • Turn right onto route 48.
  • Turn right onto Mason Mason-Morrow-Milgrove Road.
  • Mason Sports Park will be on the right.

Schedule Changes vs. Columbus

Please note the following changes in the schedule for the Cincinnati Dockers 2009 season:

– The May 30th match at Columbus has been cancelled.

– The July 25th match vs. Columbus in Cincinnati has been rescheduled to August 1st and has been moved to Heritage Oak Park in Mason, OH. The Ohio Valley/Columbus match will now be a curtain-raiser for the two USA/Canada International matches on that day. Time TBA.

No Practice This Saturday

This Saturday, the Cincinnati Dockers will be in Louisville, Kentucky to participate in the John Harrell Memorial Cup tournament. As such, there will be no practice this Saturday (April 25th). Saturday practices will resume the following Saturday on May 2nd at 10 AM at Point Pleasant Park in Fairfield, OH.

Dockers are Recruiting!

The Cincinnati Dockers Australian Rules Football Club is now recruiting for the 2009 season. If you are at all interested in playing or training with us, please contact us at

Saturday practices are at 10 AM at Point Pleasant Park in Fairfield, OH.

Wednesday practices are 6 PM at the University of Cincinnati track. Depending on activities at UC, this location may change.

USFOOTY hosts Happy Hour

The United States Australian Football League (USFOOTY) is meeting in Mason, OH this weekend for meetings regarding the USFOOTY national tournament in October.  As part of this meeting, the league has invited the Dockers to Happy Hour at Brazenhead in Mason, OH on Friday, February 6th at 7 PM.  For more information, check out their site at  See you there!

2008 USAFL Division 4 National Champions!



Photo credit to Chet Ridenour of Columbus. Click for full-size version.

Champions! The Ohio Valley River Rats successfully took home the 2008 USAFL Division 4 National Championship crown on the weekend of October 11th and 12th in Colorado Springs, CO. This is the third USAFL title for the Dockers. Cincinnati won the inaugural USAFL championship in 1997, and in 2004 when the Dockers joined with the Pittsburgh Wallabies to win the division 3 title.

Ohio Valley battled tough competition as well as the elements, including the thin Rocky Mountain air, near-freezing temperatures, strong wind gusts, and even freezing rain on Saturday, in what co-coach Kyle Strenski called, “The worst (freaking) weather I ever played in”. I will personally second that statement.

As for the competition, the Rats persevered as they went 1-1 in pool play on Saturday, with a victory over the Orange County Bombers squad, and a narrow 2-point loss against the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Power. PNW came out strong and took advantage of some of the Rats mental mistakes. The second half was a different story as the Rats came back and gained a lot of confidence despite the close loss. Nonetheless, they earned a spot in the division 4 semifinals.

On Sunday, the weather conditions were slightly better, and the Rats were confident and motivated, defeating the New York/DC Magpies in the semi-final round, setting them up for a championship rematch with the PNW Power. This time, the Rats took control early on and did not let go, save for 2 50-meter penalties in the second half, en route to the USAFL Division 4 National Championship!

The Ohio Valley River Rats are the combined team of players from three teams in Ohio and Kentucky: The Cincinnati Dockers, the Louisville Kings, and the Columbus Jackaroos.

Congratulations to the Cincinnati Dockers and Ohio Valley River Rats!

Special thanks to the City of Fairfield and our wonderful sponsor Christy’s!