Dockers Begin Regular Season in Chicago

The Cincinnati Dockers Australian Rules Football Club will begin regular season play on the road against the reigning three-time Mid American Australian Football League (MAAFL) champions, Chicago United. This game will take place on Saturday June 5th at 3 PM central time at Waveland Park in Chicago.

Recently, Cincinnati competed in the pre-season John Harrell Memorial Cup Tournament 1-3 overall, challenging squads from Columbus and Nashville. While those matches were tune-up matches for the veterans, and learning experiences for the rookies, this match will be the first true test for the reigning Division 4 national champions.

Chicago United will present a formidable challenge for the Cincinnati Dockers. The United are three-time defending champions of the MAAFL, and most recently came out winners against the Dockers in-state rivals, the Columbus Jackaroos, by a score of 68-48, in a match which forced Chicago to come back after trailing by 2 points after 3 quarters of play.

Following this match, the Dockers will again take the road to challenge the Columbus Jackaroos on Saturday June 26th. Chicago, meanwhile, will take the long journey to Denver, Colorado on June 19th to participate in a tournament hosted by the Denver Bulldogs.

The Cincinnati Dockers are an Australian Rules Football club based out of Fairfield, Ohio. Established in 1996, they are the oldest club of its kind in the United States. The Dockers won the USAFL Division 4 National Championships in 2008 and 2009. For more information about the Dockers please visit their website at To contact the Dockers, please send an e-mail to