2017 Down Under International

Sunday, 18 September 2016. - Claire Reeves

Tournament dates and details

Dates for the first ever Down Under International Jugger tournament/s and road trip have been announced! We are pulling out all the stops to put on an awesome show in 2017. You now have a year to prepare your body.


Jugger Dates

23 & 24 September                 Brisbane          International rules tournament

28 September                         Newcastle        Group training session

30 September & 1 October     Canberra         Australian rules tournament

You can also join us for the road trip between Brisbane and Canberra where the locals will show you the sights.

DUI website



JUGGERS!! The 2017 Down Under International tournament is coming up quick and we have all the details for you!!
Each team will have the option to join in a large road trip down the gorgeous east coast of Australia starting in Brisbane and ending in Canberra. These are the dates for the tournament and plan for the road trip so far:

Our road trip begins with a tournament in sunny and warm Brisbane 23rd - 24th of September. This tournament will be international rules so all the teams can have some fun and play with a rule set closer to their own. We are also planning a few meet ups around this time so juggers can mingle and get to know each other, travel and sight-see.

From Brisbane our road trip will take the teams to areas down the east coast including a stop at the Gold Coast, famous for golden beaches and theme parks.

From there we continue down to Newcastle for a large training session on the 28th of September. At this training session teams will be taught Australian jugger rules, including the circle, extra pompfen types etc.

After Newcastle we head down to the capital of Australia, Canberra. The tournament dates for Canberra are the 30th of September to the 1st of October. You will be playing Australian rules against teams that have skills and tactics you haven't yet seen!

These are the key dates so you can make your plans. We will continue to update with details as we get closer to the tournaments. Currently we are looking into having drivers for teams and large meet ups in cities in between Brisbane and Canberra. There are also international teams that are organising their own transport so they can continue travel afterwards.


Register your team's attendance:
Opportunities for mercenaries to join teams are welcome and will be organised closer to the date.

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Juggers on a Plane...

Thursday, 11 August 2016. - Claire Reeves

...to the USA, NZ, Ireland and Germany

Winter 2016 has become the season for the Aussie Juggers to get their passports out and travel to meet other Juggers across the Globe. The Super Strayans took on the USA, SoulCake had a whirlwind visit to New Zealand and the Redbacks are beginning to spin their webs across Europe.

The Super Strayans, resplendent in orange, crossed the ocean and landed in Arizona, celebrated 4th of July in ‘Murica and made their way to Colorado where they placed 1st (!) in the Colorado tournament. You can find the nail-bitingly intense game against the Reapers on YouTube. Congrats Jamesy and Tom (Canberra) and Sammy and Sarah (Newcastle).

Meanwhile, SoulCake found themselves in Auckland with enough free time to drive a couple of hours north and be the first Aussies (but not the first International Juggers) to visit the players of the New Zealand Jugger League. While there may be some differences in game rules, SoulCake found the NZ Juggers to be friendly folks with a good appreciation of geekery and rum. Here’s hoping we see a NZ team at the DUI next year.

August and September are shaping up to be even bigger events on the Jugger calendar. Two Redbacks teams will be fielded in the Irish International Jugger Tournament and the 19th Deutsche Meisterschaft. We have some very competitive players again this year and a lot of sexy Redbacks jerseys to trade. Hopefully there will be time and wi-fi for updates on facebook/twitter for those who want to follow the tournaments and tour. That is, if we’re not too busy training, visiting old towns, catching European Pokémon and hanging out with the locals.



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2016/17 Memberships

Tuesday, 07 June 2016. - Claire Reeves

It's that time of year again, when we ask people to renew their membership with the AJL (or sign up for the first time - we're not an exclusive club here!). You can sign up for 2016/17 memberships via the website "Shop" menu. The direct link is http://jugger.org.au/index.php/ajlshop/memberships/levels

We ask you to become a member because we rely on membership fees to pay for things like:

  • Incorporation fees - these make getting money legal, and protect our members.
  • Buying and repairing gear - consider most spars are around $70 to make (plus someone's time and effort). Repairs occur for most club gear around once a year - the more popular/abused ones are 2-4 times a year. This is the massive recurring cost that occurs but without club gear we can't get new players, and we would struggle to field regular games.
  • Promotions - to grow bigger (and have more meat targets aka "people" to play against) we need to advertise.
  • Website fees - to maintain a presence online and host resources for the Jugger community.
  • First Aid - There is a first aid kit supplied every weekend that is restocked by the AJL.
  • Tournaments - There are costs involved in holding and promoting tournaments.

In addition to benefiting from all of the above, and helping Jugger to continue and to grow, financial members also influence the development of Jugger as a sport in Australia.
Ordinary members can run for elected committee positions and can vote on changes to the official rules of playing Jugger in Australia.
All financial members (Associate and Ordinary) are eligible to vote for committee positions.

Which brings me to the next point -  we will be holding an Annual General Meeting in the new financial year. Part of this will be electing committee members. There will be a thread going up on the forum sometime in the next couple of weeks where you can nominate to be on the committee or volunteer for non-elected roles.

Elected positions

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer

Appointed Positions

  • Secretary
  • Representatives of local Jugger clubs
  • Anything else for which you would like to volunteer

Sorry for the dry post, here's a link to dogs dressed in Disney costumes to thank you for reading it. http://nerdist.com/give-thanks-for-puppies-in-disney-costumes/

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Redbacks Jerseys

Wednesday, 18 May 2016. - Claire Reeves

available for pre-order NOW

Look at the menus at the top of this page. Now back at this post. Did you see a “Redbacks 2016 Jersey Order” menu?


You’re not wearing a 2016 Redbacks jersey - but you could be.


That’s right. From now until 30 May 2016 you can order your very own, limited edition Redbacks jersey. It will look something like this.

 Jersey Design


All you have to do is click on the “Redbacks 2016 Jersey Order” menu, fill in the form and be ready to pay* for your awesome Jugger jersey by 14 June 2016.


Anyone can order a supporters jersey, even international Juggers or non-Juggers who want a slice of the action. Personalised jerseys are available for people on the Redbacks teams going to Ireland/DM this year.


*Pay by direct bank deposit to either an Aussie or German bank account. If this doesn’t work for you, message Soul to ask about other options.

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There's Jugger All Over The Place!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016. - A.L. Anderson

It's wall to wall in there; with Juggery goodness!

Following the sucess of the Newcastle Tourney earlier in the year, two more domestic tournaments have been announced to round out 2016.  And if that isn't enough Juggery goodness for you, both the Irish International and the DM are to be attended by Australian cohorts this year - strap yourselves in, we're in for  some chop!

July 3rd - Brisbane The Northern stronghold invites everyone to come participate in a friendly tourney to welcome three possible new teams - Q.U.T., Ipswich and Gympie (read more on the forums) - to the Jugger fraternity, as well as hopefully seeing the rekindling of the flames with some Highland Dragons.  With the established local teams to conted with it'll sure be exciting as well as a lot of fun as we welcome some new players into the fold.  All interstate competitors welcome as well - share the fresh meat, I say!

 20-21st - Ireland To be sure, the tenth anniversary of Jugger in Ireland is to be celebrated!  And what better way then by visiting the Emerald Island partaking in some of the local colour, local booze and playing in a huge Jugger tournament!
This tournament is looking to be damn exciting, with teams from not just Ireland but many from Germany, a couple from Spain and even an American and Canadian team signed up to attend thus far!  With many teams listing high in the world  rankings it's sure to be a highly competitve tournament and a great way for us to experience the thrill of playing some of the worlds best Juggers!  You'll be green if you miss it!

3rd-4th September - Germany  That's right folks, the big one, the Duetsche Meisterschaft, is happening in early September in Waidhaus, Germany.  Drachenblut have put out the call to host the German Masters this year and Australia has responded heartily, with at least two teams pencilled in to attend.  This tour is shaping up to be amazing with not just the DM itself but it's closeness to the border offerening an exciting array of possible travel locations before and after the tournament.  Remember folks, this is the World Cup of Juggerdom, a truly unique experience and one you don't want to miss out on!

1st-2nd October - Canberra  Although still in the early stages of planning, this will be the premier Australian tournament of 2016.  Canberra will play host to all comers and the far-flung reaches of Jugger Australia descend on the nation's capital to revel in The Way of the One True Dog Skull!  With a variety of new teams as well as the might of Skullduggery, Mountain Men, The Big Bad Bees and The Space Pirates et al. to contend with this will be one hell of a Dogtown Throwdown, so don't miss out!  Plus the winner gets (as the Mountain King, Keiren, puts it) "a shiny new mug".

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Thursday, 24 March 2016. - A.L. Anderson



That's right, Vincent D'Ofrino, who played Young Gar (Chain) in Salute to the Jugger, wants to get his hands on a copy of Jugger TTG - if that's not celebrity endorsement, I don't know what is!

Don't let the big hollywood celebrities have all the fun now, get your copy too!


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Tuesday, 22 March 2016. - A.L. Anderson

Live on Kickstarted now!


Heard rumblings and rumors of a Jugger boardgame in the works?  Well folks, it's all true!  Stuart and Kristina of the Higland Dragons have just begun the kickstarter campaingn to bring you JUGGER TTG: DOGSKULL HEROES!


That right, a Jugger boardgame.  So you can Jugger even when you're not Jugger... ing.

JUGGER TTG is such a great simulation of sports Jugger, with all the action and excitement you'd expect in a tabletop shrine to the Way of the One True Dog Skull!

So follow the link and make a pledge, of any amount, to show your support, it's so appreciated.  You can even buy your way into the game and become one of the players and remember, 10% of profits is put aside as a fund to help establish Jugger in new places in the world!  So pledge now and let the domination continue!

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The Juggers Are Coming: A Newcastle Tournament

Thursday, 25 February 2016. - Cameron Rivett

Tournament Recap

The Newcastle Blitzkrieg were challenged in their hometown by the Big Bad Bees, the Mercs, and the hastily-assembled Skullwailies. Jousting revelry began on Saturday the 20th of February as all four teams descended upon Nobbys Beach Reserve, the Blitzkrieg’s inner city home ground. This was followed by a desperate jaunt to the nearby Nobbys Beach to seek some respite from the scorching summer heat. The night found the vibrant Juggers partaking in alcohol-fuelled conversation almost until the dawn of the day star, before retiring to the homes of their generous Novocastrian hosts in inadequate preparation for the official tournament the following day. 

Play began on the Sunday at 10:30am, with the home team opening the tournament against the Canberran Bees. Despite being severely depleted by prior injuries, the Newcastle Blitzkrieg held the Bees to a two point lead at halftime. The game was briefly disturbed by a short but intense burst of sky-water early in the second half, which thankfully was the only such interruption for the day. When the two hundredth stone was thrown, the final score read 11-6 in favour of the travellers.

In the following game, the Bees stamina was tested against the Skullwailies, a team mustered from the Skullduggery and Flaily Waily members who were able to make the trip. They hailed from metropolises as distant as Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, and at halftime they held a narrow 3-2 lead. The second half saw them more than double their score for a solid but hard-fought 7-4 victory.

The third game of the day found the Newcastle Blitzkrieg facing the Skullwailies. The stubborn Novocastrians managed to hold the Skullwailies to their lowest total of the tournament, but were unable to notch any points of their own. The game ended with the score of 5-0.

The Mercs inaugural game was promising as they challenged the Bees in a close match. The Mercs were led by a local but at times were comprised of members from Canberra, Maitland, and Brisbane. The Mercs made their presence known but were unable to avoid being felled 9-6 by the Bees.

A break for lunch followed this game in which some non-combatant Novocastrians ran a barbecque to prevent confused travellers from becoming lost wandering the Hunter Street Mall. This was a huge success and, with some investment from several locals, the event raised $42 for Newcastle Jugger.

The afternoon games commenced with Mercs taking on the Skullwailies. The Mercs were solidly defeated with a score of 8-1, but the winning Skullwailies sustained a number of injuries which would affect the outcome of the tournament.

The final game of the round robin saw the two local-led sides, the Newcastle Blitzkrieg and the Mercs, faceoff in a battle for the wooden spoon. Despite a promising start and a narrow halftime lead of 5-4, the Blitzkrieg were unable to hold their nerve. In defiance of a challenging schedule the Mercs won the final round to come away with a deserved 8-7 victory, the first in their history.

Sadly no grand final was played due to the injuries sustained by the Skullwailies over the course of the day, particularly in their game against the Mercs. The Bees sportingly accepted that to play a Skullwailies team with mercenaries replacing star players would make for an anticlimactic finale and the tournament was officially resolved as a draw.

The tournament was made a success by the generosity of the Novocastrian hosts, the visitingness of the travelling interstate Juggers, and the vigour and ferocity of the competitors. Congratulations to the victorious Skullwailies and Bees!

Game 1: Big Bad Bees (11) - Newcastle Blitzkreig (6)
Game 2: SkullWailies (7) - Big Bad Bees (4)
Game 3: SkullWailies (5) - Newcastle Blitzkreig (0)
Game 4: Big Bad Bees (9) - Mercs (6)
Game 5: SkullWailies (8) - Mercs (1)
Game 6: Mercs (8) - Newcastle Blitzkreig (7)

Final: No contest - SkullWailies  withdraw due to injuries.

Result - Skullwailies and Big Bad Bees draw.

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Steel City Showdown

Monday, 04 January 2016. - A.L. Anderson

The Juggers of the Steel City (Newcastle) have officially put up their hands and thrown down the gauntlet (possibly not in that order)!

The 20th - 21st of February will be the date of the first Australian Tourney for 2016, deep in the underbelly of the sweltering Steel City.  More details to come, but save the date.

With tourneys growing in size every year the Novacastrians are expecting a good turnout - let's not disappoint them! With competition expected to be  of a very high level it will be a spectacle to behold - will Skullduggery and The Mountain Men once again tussle for the title of champions, or will one of the newer teams step up and show the vets how the new blood does it?  One things for sure, you'll want to be there to find out! Remember, cheer squads and spectators are good for our egos! ;-)

Register a team now on the tourney page in the forums and we'll see you in February as we storm the battlefield in the name of The One True Dogskull!

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Saturday, 28 November 2015. - A.L. Anderson

Just saw this amazing emerging indie sport on Toasted TV? Perhaps you are visiting this site on the recommendation of a Jugger obsessed friend: whatever the reason, welcome!

To save you time, some fyi - games days in Brisbane (New Farm Park), Melbourne (Central Gardens, Hawthorne) and Canberra (Glebe Park) are today (Sunday) from 2pm, so be sure to come check out Jugger in person, we'd love to see you there!  For now though, enjoy the site and be sure to check out the video in the "What is Jugger" section so you know how it all works, ready your water bottle, hat and sunscreen and and we'll see YOU on the Jugger pitch :-)

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