MLF WEEK 3: FIRST-PLACE SWANS LOOK TO TAME TIGERS
All attendees will receive a free McCafe voucher, courtesy of McDonald’s Tampa Bay, and all kids 14 and under will also receive a free kids Australian Rules football.
The ANZAC week match event will also mark the 2018 debut of the start-up Lakeland squad. The Tigers compiled a 1-2 record in the 2017-18 MLF Florida Winter League, including an even 1-1 mark vs the Swans.
Captained by long-time American footy veteran Patrick Bilder, the Lakeland side has not appeared in Major League Footy action since March 10.
The match will be broadcast live on swansradio.us and stpeteswans.com, with former New York/New Jersey MetroStars announcer Rich Libero on play by play. Miro Gladovic of American Footy Star will join Libero in the booth for commentary on all the action.
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE FOOTY: Major League Footy is the independent competition of Australian Rules Football in the United States. All matches are played on American (gridiron) football fields, and an emphasis is placed on head-to-head play in a Premiership format, rather than tournament play.
Founded in 2016, the league strives to eliminate financial barriers to American participation in the sport, as member teams do not assess player dues, and all uniform kits and other equipment is provided.
Each club is operated on the American sports model, rather than the club structure traditional in Australia. Clubs are sustainable through supporter memberships, ticket sales, sponsor partnerships and advertising.