After several years absence and playing occasional local footy in recent years the Atlanta Kookaburras are very pleased to have appointed Brent ('Piggy') Bacon as the 2016 Head Coach of the club. Brent last played Kookaburras footy in 2009 but since then has made several appearances with the Midtown Bombers in the local AARFL league.
Brent was instrumental in the development of the Atlanta Kookaburras from 2002 and especially the organizing of the 2004 USAFL National Championships held in Atlanta at the Cumming Polo Fields, near where he lived at that time. After arriving down from the Chicago Swans in 2002, where he was also an integral part of that clubs early development as a founding member, Brent took on his roles within the Kookaburras with much pride and passion.
Brent was Head Coach of the Kookaburras in 2004 and 2005, Assistant coach during other years and held the role of Club Captain from 2003 to 2005. Having played well over 120+ games in the USAFL for the Atlanta Kookaburras and the Chicago Swans he brings so much football experience and team development knowledge back to the Atlanta Kookaburras that the club can only be excited about the upcoming 2016 season under his leadership.
Welcome back "Piggy"...
The Kookaburras have been very pleased with the results of our Amazon affiliation. By Amazon shoppers using the link on our website www.atlantafooty.com or their phone (see below) 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. We have been lucky enough begin to see the Amazon program 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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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.
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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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