We are excited to kick off the inaugural AFLS Social Aussie Rules Football Season at 10.45am on February 17th at NH Scott Park, Decatur. Four teams will play games for the 6 week regular season and then vie for the Premiership trophy in a playoff series. The game of AFLS is non tackle version of Aussie Rules football that is completely safe with no contact whatsoever. The games are fast, fun and high scoring and can be played by anyone.
We will be playing two games simultaneously so we can all socialize at breaks and after the games. Should be a load of fun. Players have come out for our 5 trial games have been split evenly onto four teams but there is plenty of room for extra players.New players will be given a run down of how to play. It takes only 5 minutes to learn.
The cost of the season of 7 games is $50 and for that you free passes for friends to try the game, umpires, free team shirt to play in, drinks during and after the game and snacks as well. Also insurance has been arranged via the USAFL where new players must registered and past players must update their details to be covered.
A new website also has been developed to capture all the information, update scores and stats and where you can pay your registration. Jump over to www.aflsocial.com now and sign up.
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.
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.