Can you do one of the following? Pass like in basketball, kick like in soccer, chase like in hockey, run like in track, jump like in volleyball or catch like in football? Then you are in the right place because our AFLS game, a variation of Aussie Rules Football, has all this and actually more. Add fun, safe for everyone, high scoring, communication and teamwork and you have a game that combines all six of these sports and some.
We are introducing to Atlanta our local family social sports game that anyone really can play called AFLS. AFL stands for Australian Football League, the S = Social.
The game is played 7 aside, on a field 75-90 yards in length normally used for soccer or football (or can be slightly oval shape) and will have men's, women's and co-ed games. The game is entirely safe like any other Recreation sport, so is a 100% non tackle and non contact game everyone can enjoy. It will great for keeping yourself and the entire family fit and active during winter or the whole year round. The added bonus is having a ton of fun and meeting many new friends. You might even meet some Aussies!
Teams are forming now (Sign up your team now), or sign up as an individual and we will place you on a team that needs you. And you only need 7 players to play. A minimum of 3 women on the field at any time is required for co-ed league games and they score higher points when they kick a goal, so ladies come on down. Players can rotate on and off the field at any time for a rest, so a few extas will come in handy.
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The Atlanta Kookaburras Australian Rules Football Club are pleased to announce a partnership with Coopers Brewery of South Australia to be their prime brand ambassador in the Atlanta Georgia region.
The Atlanta Kookaburras were first formed in 1998 in the back lots of Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, GA but have since grown to be the #1 authentic Australian Football Club in Atlanta introducing Australian Rules Football to many Georgia regions through cultural events, social sports development and health and fitness programs.
Coopers Brewery has been a sponsor of Australian Rules Football in the USA since 2003 and were an integral part of the 2004 USAFL National Championships, held in Cumming GA. The success of that event has led to an annual tournament that is now the biggest Australian Rules Football event in the world.
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The Atlanta Kookaburras are very pleased to announce that Ryan Downey has won the 2017 MVP and Mike Powers Medal. In a close count of the the votes for the 2017 MVP and Best & Fairest Award, Ryan nudged out club captain Brett Hester by two votes, his second runner-up trophy in as many years.
Tieing for third was first year player Chris Drick who after making his debut this year showed that after a few weeks you can be a great player in this sport. Chris also received the Coaches Award from Head Coach Brent Bacon. Other ties for third were Steve Townley and Wayne Kraska.
Ryan Downey also collected the coveted Best Clubman Award for his overall contribution to the clubs activities and goals on and off the field.
A Most Improved Award was awarded to another rookie Brian DePue and Best at Nationals went to Wayne Kraska.
The Award Winners
- Best & Fairest 2017 –
(+ perpetual) & Mike Powers Medal
- Runner-Up Best & Fairest 2017 -
- Best First Year Player 2017 – Chris Drick
- Coaches Award 2017 – Chris Drick
- Best Clubman 2017 – Ryan Downey (+ perpetual)
- Most Improved 2017 - Brian DePue
- Best at Nationals 2017 -
To see a full list of the Atlanta Kookaburras MVP votes for 2017 have a look here..
Congratulations to all the winners.
Picture: Ryan receiving his MVP award, Perpetual Trophy and Mike Powers Medal from Head Coach and 2017 Life Member Brent Bacon.
The Kookaburras cordially invite you to the 2017 Atlanta Kookaburras MVP Awards night and Annual General Meeting. Come and hear the vote by vote count as we crown the MVP for the Kookaburras for the 2017 season with the winner receiving the coveted Mike Powers Medal. Other awards for the night include Best First Year Player, Best Clubman, Most Improved, and a few other surprises. Also on the agenda is the 2017 Annual General Meeting with reports from all the leaders at the club and voting on who will lead Atlanta Kookaburras Inc. for 2018.
The event requires RSVPs, and cost per head will be by donation. Yes, you choose!!! $10, $15 or $20. A light buffet will be served, and domestic beer & wine will be included. You can buy your own drinks or try ours.
What: 2017 MVP Awards & Annual General Meeting
Where: Hudson Grill Brookhaven, 4046 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
When: Wednesday Nov 1st, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Offer: Light Buffet meal, domestic beer & wine.