The Kookaburras are partnering this year with the awesome 5k Foam Fest at Lake Lanier Islands on April 7th 2018. The event attracts thousands of participants and Kookaburra volunteers will be able to join in the fun as well has help the event run smoothly. Proceeds of the fundraising will assist with Kookaburras goal of expanding Aussie Rules in the Atlanta area and also assist players for road game expenses.
Everyone is welcome to join with us as the more people we sign up the greater impact we can have. Please reach out to us if you would like to help us and have a few friends that could come along. We guarantee everyone will have a blast.
Contact us here to join our volunteer list.
Read more about the 5k event here.
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.