The AFL Grand Final, live from Melbourne, the official and best Atlanta Georgia watch party. The Western Bulldogs v Sydney Swans. Sure to be another amazing event hosted by the Kookaburras the 16th consecutive year we have celebrated the best teams playing off for the Aussie Rules Football World Championship.
The teams with the Western Bulldogs making the Grand Final for the first time in over 50 years and the Sydney Swans looking to again hold the Premiership Cup trophy aloft.
We are pleased to be again at the Tin Roof Cantina, 2591 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Map It Here
You will find the party on the side patio for most part but other TVs in Tin Roof will have it on. Please be aware this even goes very late, well after official closing of the bar. Arrange transport accordingly and be respectful of residents in the area and our host venue.
This is an official and semi private special event. You must pay the ticket fee as explained below to stay for the event. Tickets at the door, see Jim Batten or another Board Member.
- Kookaburras Members wearing their polos = $10 (*)
- Kookaburras Members = $15 (*)
- Non Club Members = $25 ea.
- (*) $5 discount for every non-member bringing a guest.
Beer and Eats included (Aussie Pies from the Australian Bakery for sale)
The Atlanta Kookaburras notched their 100th win on Saturday with a strong performance against the Nashville Kangaroos.
Played under threatening thunderstorm clouds, the Kookas started steady and got stronger as the game progressed. Coach Bacon has the team disciplined and well trained. There was lots of shepherding, backing and hand passing to open up the game. Long kicking to position was the trademark of the Kookas win.
Two events stick in this observer's eye. One was Kookas new guy Brian Gilliam, taking the center bounce, collecting the ball, taking one bounce and then slotting through a great goal on the run. Brian has really taken to the game and provides a strong influence all of the ground.
The second, also a goal, was from star performer Paul Balding. Paul collected the ball at center half back, took off running, three bounces and then a great 40 meter goal. This snuffed out a Nashville comeback and left them deflated. It was another great performance from Paul and demonstrates his class as a footballer.
It has taken the Kookas since 1999 to rack up 100 wins and this feat has left club founder, Mike Powers, very proud. The next goal for the Kookas is a .500 win percentage, which is only 4 games away.
The Kookas will be celebrating their 100th win at The Bird in Dunwoody on June24th. Come help the team celebrate this momentous achievement, More details to follow.
Final scores from Saturday: Atlanta Kookaburras 15.9.98 defeated Nashville 6.9.45
Goal Scorers: Bacon 4, Balding 3, Gilliam 2, Cannatelli 2, Hester 2, Trujillo 2.
Next USAFL game is August 6th against Baton Rouge Tigers at Garrard landing in Roswell.
The Kookaburras were very pleased with the results of our Amazon affiliation in 2014. By Amazon shoppers using the link on our website www.atlantafooty.com the Kookaburras received a significant financial gain, money that goes directly towards our purpose, the promotion of Australian Rules Football and Cultural exchange in the Atlanta area and around the USA.
As a Non-Profit organization we rely heavily on donations, sponsorships and programs like this to fund out activities and spread the word of our great game. In 2014 we were lucky enough begin to see the Amazon program can be of great benefit to us with the help of supporters, business owners and managers using our website link when making regular or one off purchases on the Amazon platform.
With your help it can of course be a lot better. We are looking for managers and business owners that regularly use Amazon to support their business to use our website link when making their purchases. Of course general consumer purchases, even for low cost items such as music, household goods & other media can have a significant impact in volumes. We encourage anyone at anytime to support us by making purchases through us.
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