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Played with military precision, this is football American-style right here in Ballarat.

Falcons head coach Mark Kuntsi says the sport is "like a savage game of chess".

"That's the way it is for me because you're out there trying to hit each other as hard as you can but it is where you put your pieces and overloading a side, trying to make someone free or trying to force them to make a decision," Kuntsi said.

The Falcons sport a Canadian-born head coach and quarterback from San Diego but the rest is all very much Ballarat-bred.

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