The Atlanta Kookaburras welcome everyone to join us and celebrate as we start a brand new AFLX - Atlanta Metro Aussie Rules Football Season.The Kookaburras with AFLX are aiming to continue increasing their footprint in the Atlanta sporting landscape. With the ongoing development of our AFLS Social Aussie Rules Football games, we see the AFLX games as a significant step forward before the Kookaburras start their true USAFL season in mid July.
This Thursday night 7.30pm at The Midway Pub players will be drafted into three newly branded AFLX teams, Northside Pines, Midtown Cheetahs and the East Atlanta Tallboys. Team leaders will draft players in pairs or trios, with one experienced player and one or two new to the game players.This will ensure the new teams will be evenly balanced and every new player will have more experienced and seasoned players to guide them.
So be sure to come down and see how the three new teams come together and join the excitement of the growth of Aussie Rules Football in Atlanta. Games of AFLX commence Saturday May 19th 11.00am at the NH Scott Park location, off just off Tilson Rd Decatur,
- When: Thursday May 17th at 7.30pm.
- Where: The Midway Pub, 552 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
- On Offer: Some appetizers or snacks at no cost. Drinks at regular prices.
Season #2 of AFLS, Social Aussie Rules Football, kicks off here in Atlanta this coming Saturday May 5th with a "Come and try free" day. The game is Co-ed and just like Aussie Rules Football but with no tackling or contact by players, so is completely safe for men and women of all ages to play.
So if you would like to join a bunch of fun people, maybe get a little fitter in a friendly game environment, then this is the game for you.
The games at N.H.Scott Park, Tilson Rd Decatur, will be played Saturday mornings from 10.00am.
The season itself comprises of 7 weeks of games, with a free wicking t-shirt, drinks and snacks at games and socializing afterwards. It truly is a great way to stay active and make great new friendships.
You can sign up on the www.aflsocial.com website and we are offering a discounted early bird sign up fee of just $45 or use Venmo by sending it to 678 628 8151
The first AFLS season here in Atlanta was a huge success no matter which way you look at it. Taking on the challenge to open up our game of Aussie Rules Football to as many people as possible, for a continual Social Co-ed league, the Kookaburras designed and organized AFLS season 1 after taking input from many areas.
The AFLS game no tackle version of the game, named after the Australian Football League and the Social component of the game, was trialed in Atlanta over 5 weekends from November to January. The Kookaburras took on much of the advice, comments and Ausball rules ratified by other team leaders around the USAFL, mainly from Baltimore and Sacramento. The Kookaburras would like to thank those who's advice contributed to our success.
Finding a field were we could play 2 games simultaneously was a huge win, enabling four teams to play concurrent games, a streamlined set up, organization and later socializing aspect, was a big win.
Through the trial games and Season 1 there have been 50 players take part in the AFLS games so far, with more than half getting a taste of Aussie Rules football for the first time, in a friendly social setting. With the finals of Season 1 to occur on April 14th after a short Easter break, Season 2 will roll out on May 5th with a "Come and Try Free" day. If you want to get active, meet some great new people, AFLS is the game for you. Our participants ranged from 20 years old to 60 years young, proving that it really is a game for everyone.
You can read more and follow the AFLS movement on social media by going to www.aflsocial.com
Just maybe to prove that age is no barrier and that anyone can play AFLS, Social Aussie Rules Football, one of our debut players on Saturday a few weeks back was Cindy Batten. Cindy recently celebrated her 60th birthday. As many might be aware she has followed her Atlanta Kookaburra's Life Member husband Jim, around the USA many times to watch him play and umpire Aussie Rules Football for the Kookaburras over the past 14 years or so.
Cindy is no couch potato either, as an avid and competitive tennis player and her work caring for dozens of pets daily, ensures that exercise is part of her day. So it was not hard to imagine a game of AFLS would be out of her reach. With a few great possessions and a Super goal assist to her teammate Madison, Cindy let it be known that a few extra birthdays than some, should not hold you back from playing this great version of Aussie Rules Football.
Congratulations Cindy on possibly being the most senior female Aussie Rules Football player in the USA.
Check out more info on AFLS on the website. www.aflsocial.com