On a recent Outside 50 podcast we chatted with Richmond Virginia Lions club founder Darren Green and new player Ian McCormick. Darren who has been a long time follower of footy was eager to get a team going in his chosen new home of Richmond VA, however, Ian found the sport whilst teaching in Geelong Victoria.
The RVA Lions have and are taking a very different path towards future success by building relationships through many community projects.
Having a limited expat community in the Richmond VA area, the approach is certainly worthy of a listen to anyone involved in growing Aussie Rules in the USA. With new and unique local initiatives and the support of other USAFL clubs to their north and south in the Washington DC Eagles and NC Togers respectively, they could be on the road to forging a new path for Aussie Rules football to be enjoyed along the east coast of the USA.
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