To promote Australian Rules Football, Australia and amateur sportmanship in New England and the United States of America
To foster a friendly, “Club” culture where mateship thrives
Very proudly affiliated with the Melbourne Football Club.
Members of the United States Australian Football Association (USAFA).
Associated with the Australian, New Zealand and American Chamber of Commerce (ANZACC).
One Fall (Autumn) afternoon in November, 1997, six blokes met in The Burren Pub in Somerville, Massachusetts to form a Football Club. Most of them had not met one another before but a message managed to get around and the group met with the common goal of starting a club so that they could have a kick of the footy (Football) and a couple of beers afterwards.
The individuals were Paul Whiting, Paul Clarke, Adam Mutton, Rob Burgess, John Roe II and Dean Jackman. After saying G’day to one another and getting the table filled with the first round of Guinnesses and beers, they proceeded to form the Boston Demons Australian Rules Football Club.
This was the First Board Meeting of the Demons and at the end of the meeting a board was elected, a coach was appointed and the first training session was scheduled. They decided to call themselves the Demons because a mate of theirs, Darren Louttit (the newly appointed coach) once played with the Melbourne Demons, the oldest established football club of any code in the world. They reckoned it was fitting and they might also be able to leverage his relationship with the club, and perhaps get a couple of handouts, especially and hopefully some guernseys (playing tops without sleeves).
Somebody mentioned that there was a fledgling United States National Australian Rules Football body and that they had held a U.S. National Championship tournament just recently (1997). We laughed when somebody suggested that we might have a go at winning the thing the next year.
Certainly none of those blokes foresaw what would become of the Boston Demons, when that next year they did win the National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio. We had a hard enough time imagining training in the cold when we decided the first training session would early that next year (1998).
Things have gone on from those humble beginnings. We went on to win the USA National Championships once again in 1999 (back-to-back winners).Team Song
(to the tune of "You're a Grand Old Flag")
It's a grand old flag, it's a high flying flag,
it's the emblem for me and for you.
It's the emblem of the team we love,
the team of the red and the blue.
Every heart beats true for the red and the blue
as we sing this song to you.
(what do we sing?)
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
keep your eye on the red and the blue.