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Linley Laverdure Appointed Heach Coach For 2020

Linley2020bThe Atlanta Kookaburras are pleased to announce Linley Laverdure as the new Head Coach of the club. Linley has been with the club since 2014 and has been a solid contributor on and off the field, with his ability to kick a few goals when needed and shore up the backline in times of crisis. Linley brags, and rightly so, as being the longest kick we have had at the club for a long while. He can roost it, as they say in the classics, and big 'barrels' are a favorite of his.

Linley first came to the US for a college scholarship playing soccer for South Georgia College then later transferring to the Georgia Southwestern State University.

Official Kookaburras practice commences February 29th and players can look forward to Linley's goal he wanted to convey.  "To drive every player to reach their best in 2020, both physically and skillfully for the game of Aussie Rules and continue to improve the Kookaburra's on field performances and competitiveness".

An avid Hawthorn Hawks supporter we wish Linley well in his new role as Head Coach of the Kookaburras in 2020.

Chef Cordel Catering - Premier Sponsor For 2020

chefcordel optThe Atlanta Kookaburras welcome greatly a brand new Premier Sponsor for 2020. Chef Cordel Catering of Atlanta owned by Miguel Harris has become our current third Premier Sponsor for the 2020 season. Chef Cordel Catering specializes in small to large event catering for weddings, corporate events and special occasions and since the Atlanta Kookaburras have utilized their services already, we can highly recommend them for quality, service and affordability.

You can check out their menus and other information on their website at www.chefcordel.com

They also have a DJ Entertainment service they can include in their event catering services. Please visit their website, remember to refer them when you hear of a catering opportunity, or use them yourself. You will not regret that decision.

Ryan Downey Wins Second MVP Award

VoteNightWinners2The Kookaburras Captain Ryan Downey capped off a great season winning his second Best & Fairest Award recently. The MVP and Mike Powers Medal recipient did so despite breaking his hand 4 weeks before the USAFL National Championships. Downey did play at the USAFL Nationals in Florida with the hand heavily padded, a true sign of his commitment to the game, his club and his teammates, however during the regular season he was able to accumulate 76 votes too hold off the fast finishing Seth Stokes with 68 votes, who took the runners-up trophy and Best 1st Year Player Award.

The Kookaburras celebrated the end of the 2019 season with a full count of the MVP voting meticulously organized as always by Life Member and club statistician Jim Batten, with other awards going to Will McDonald for Best Clubman, Kyler Johnson for Most Improved & Coaches Award. Jeff Whitlock received the Goal Umpire Appreciation award for continued efforts during the year despite not being able to play and Andrew Schoppe was awarded Top Volunteer.

Chase Trujillo who also tied for 3rd in the MVP voting with Braden Medders on 48 votes, picked up the Best at Nationals Award with some great games in Sarasota.

Leading goalkicker for the year was Tom Gultom who slotted through 33 goals from his 8 games.

The Kookaburras Annual General Meeting was also held on the night with Wayne Kraska re-elected as returning President, Ryan Downey moving into the Secretary's role and Braden Medders taking up the Treasurer position. We welcome new on the Board this year long time supporter of Aussie Rules football in Atlanta Sandy Lawrence, elected as VP and Jim Batten retained a Member at Large role. The Kookaburras continue to look for interested people in getting involved in the promotion or organization of Australian Rules Football in Atlanta. Contact us if you can help or know someone with some resources to help.

See the full MVP voting tallies here.

2019 Atlanta Kookaburras Jumper Presentation & Season Launch

We welcome you to come celebrate the Atlanta Kookaburras 2019 Season with our Players Jumper Presentation Night. Please RSVP here on Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2019 Kookaburras Men's & Women's Schedules


USAFL Atlanta KookaburrasThe 2019 Kookaburras will play the Ohio Valley River Rats for the first time in a home and away series. Also on the 2019 schedule is a game versus our old rivals the North Carolina Tigers to kick off the season and a new kid on the block Savannah. The Kookaburras will travel to Savannah late June with men's and women's teams in their plans to expand the teams in Georgia. With games v Rome GA like in 2018, the Kookaburras schedule shows shorter travel distances and an emphasis on regional development.

Exciting news as well added to that is the Women Kookaburras are back in 2019. The Kookaburras women's team last played as a group in 2010 at the USAFL Nationals joined up with Sacramento, in what was the first Nationals appearance of the Sacramento Suns Women's team. The early Women's Kookaburras were 3 time National Champions and are looking to get back to that standard in as short a time as possible.

The Kookaburras and it's new women's team for 2019, are excited to help the fantastic growth of women's footy in the USA and around Georgia in 2019. The Kookaburras men's team look to continue their journey back to Division 1 of the USAFL.

Kookaburra's New Women's Team Go Help Out, But Get Scorched

Atlanta Kookaburras Women 2019Decked out with new guernseys generously funded by donations from our major sponsor, Sandy Lawrence at Dorsey Alston Realtors, the new women of the Atlanta Kookaburras traveled to Nashville on May 4th to join forces with the Chicago Swans to face down an experienced Nashville side. Shortly before game time and exercising their powers as Hosts, Nashville secured the experienced Swans players to their side, and our intrepid newcomers to the sport faced their first trial by fire.
 
The combined Nashville-Chicago team started the game high-scoring and did not relent. Backline players Shaunna Chamlee (playing her first ever game) and Megan Hils worked tirelessly to keep them at bay. Gin Nugent (first game) and Kelsey Teets (first game) made superb efforts in the forward line with Kelsey pulling down multiple contested marks. But the clear standout of all players on the ground (Nash-Chi included) was our own Madison Longchamp (first game). Standing at a gargantuan 5 ft 2 inches, Madison dominated the center of the ground all game. Only skilled, experienced kicks away from her could reduce her thundering effectiveness.
 
Goal Kickers: Madison Longchamp 1, Kelsey Teets 1
 
The score did not turn out in favor of the Kookaburras, but Madison, Kelsey, Shaunna, Megan and Gin improved tremendously quarter after quarter. There is much to work with, and they'll get better. The coaches expect to see a big improvement when they turn out for the Eastern Regionals in Raleigh, NC on June 15th.
 
Many thanks to the supporters, especially club luminary Sandy Lawrence, who made the trek to Nashville to cheer on our burgeoning women’s team. A thank-you also goes out to the members of our men’s team who made the drive to serve as coach’s and water runners. Sponsors, supporters and volunteers are an integral part of our club’s success.
 

Australia Day Celebrations In Atlanta 2019

Australia Day AtlantaThe Kookaburras are joining with our friends at the Australian Bakery Cafe in downtown Marietta January 26th from 5.00pm to celebrate Australia Day. This is a private event, so RSVPs are critical for attendance so everyone going gets taken care of by our great hosts, Nev, Mark and Wendy.

So here are the traditional Australia Day Aussie food options,...they are all great!

Adults $13 (Choose from Fish & Chips OR Hamburger with the lot OR Pie with Chips and gravy, + 1 Dessert + Fountain Drink)
Kids $5 (Choose from Baby Fish &Chips OR Slider OR Sausage Roll, + 1 Dessert + Fountain Drink)
Byo "special" beverages " Thats right is its the ole BYO booze...the Kookas will have some Coopers Pale Ale to try if you forget.
Parking: $5 County Multideck, access via Waddell St off Roswell Rd, this park is credit card only.

RSVP by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the FB event page with this link.

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