Outback Ball – Columbus Alive
The Alive wrote Outback ball
Thursday, September 4, 2008
By John Ross
A lean, rugged bunch convenes every Tuesday and Thursday on a large grass field along Kenny Road.
They’re former high-school athletes, intramural players and young professionals looking to stay fit. They dress in old jerseys, mesh shorts, long striped socks and rubber cleats. At a coach’s whistle, they sprint, tackle and kick a large oblong ball through four goalposts.
These are the Columbus Jackaroos, and they’re one of a growing number of American clubs crazy about Australian rules football.