Kansas City Power is Kansas City’s team in the United States Australian Rules Football League, or USAFL. We are the sister team to the Port Adelaide Power, a professional AFL team in Australia. With few Australians residing in the Kansas City area, the team consists mostly of young Americans with a thirst for a fast paced game, competition, and hard physical contact! Most players heard about the game from friends, family, co-workers, or just by chance as they jogged by and happened to see the unique training or game taking place. One training experience, one metro game, seeing one AFL game live on TV, and the players become addicted and committed!
The Kansas City Power travels throughout the year, taking on other cities USAFL teams. Travel expenses are paid out of pocket, yet arrangements are made as a team. Camaraderie grows as we pack into vehicles or book flights, make hotel reservations, and develop a travel plan. Careful planning and coordination takes place, making things as smooth and convenient as possible for each member of the team.
Also throughout the year, the same amount of careful planning and coordination takes place when the Kansas City Power hosts other teams. Hotel arrangements are made for opposing teams, the playing grounds are determined and prepped, and the after party is reserved for all teams, fans, family and friends to come together after a hard fought game of footy!
Besides playing other cities, the Power breaks out into metro teams, taking on each other in what are known as metro games. These metro games are played on Saturdays, and played on local Kansas City grounds. Goal posts are raised, cones are set out, and the crowd of fans gather close. Even though the Power play each other in these metro matches, the aggression and hunger for a win remains, making for intense action!
Training twice a week, typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Power maintains an extremely high level of fitness. Location of training varies, replicating the various grounds and conditions found in games, but typically is held at Mill Creek Park on the Country Club Plaza on Tuesdays and Hyde Park at 39th & Gilham on Thursdays beginning at 6:00 p.m. Drills are ran to enhance players skills, such as the handball, kicking, and overall strategy. Sprints are ran to improve endurance, strength, and speed. The Power takes training seriously, always expecting an exhausting workout and run, as it’s all in preparation for what we all strive for. A National Championship!
For more information regarding our sister Pro AFL team, Port Adelaide Power, click here!
The Kansas City Power now offers a social membership, encouraging our fans and sponsors to become directly involved with the club! To learn about becoming a club member click here.