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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