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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.
 

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.

AFLS - Atlanta Coed Social Aussie Rules Football Resumes January 5th

GrantParkSportsThe Atlanta Kookaburras invite you to start the New Year with something fun and active, by coming down to try out Social Coed Aussie Rules Football. After a great 2018 season of games held throughout the year, the Kookaburras will be continuing to grow this great version of Australian Rules Football around Atlanta. This week games recommence at Grant Park just outside of Atlanta and you can come down and try out the game for free with no obligation.

If you decide to join up you will receive coaching, a 6 game season, a team T shirt, and like everyone else be able to meet a whole new bunch of fun, active, interesting people. The game is also open to anyone, males, females, everyone from 12 years to 120 years can play this game, being a totally non tackle, non contact version of Aussie Rules Football. You can trust this game is 100% safe.

You can read more about this Atlanta Social Team Sport called AFLS on the website. www.aflsocial.com

Get directions to the games at Grant Park Saturday here

Games will be commence just after 1.00pm, January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. & February 2nd and 9th

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.

Braden Medders Wins Kookaburras 2018 MVP

Braden Medders MVPHuge congratulations to Braden Medders who took out the coveted Atlanta Kookaburras MVP - Mike Powers Medal this past Friday night. In a close finish Braden picked up 47 votes to just hang on in front of last years winner Ryan Downey who was Runner-Up MVP.

Braden Medders first played in 2010 in the local AARFL Metro competition before debuting against Nashville and since that time has been a rock in the backline. Normally you can see him at Full Back where he has solidified that role as his own for the Kookaburras for many years. Recruited by the one and only big Dave Evans, Braden has established himself as an important part of the Kookaburras success over many many years playing 80 Kookaburras games and countless local and social games.

Other special award winners were Will McDonald who in his first year was awarded the Best Clubman Award and George Huntzicker picked up the Best First Year Player. Best at Nationals was awarded to Basil Benjamin, another player in his first year with the club and to continue on that theme the Coaches Award was taken out by another first year player Max Freudenberg,

Leading Goalkicker Award was won by Tom Gultom and awards were also given out to players for the 2018 AFLS leagues, the Atlanta Social Aussie Footy competitions. Shaunna Chamlee won that award for the women and Ben Kora for the men's competitions respectively. Both Shaunna and Ben were also new players to the organization this year and showed AFLS is a great way to introduce new players to the sport and broaden the awareness of the game of Aussie Rules football to the wider Atlanta sporting landscape.

Congratulations to all winners. You can see more photos on our Facebook or Instagram sites coming soon.

 

Kookaburras Invite 2019 Men's & Women's Coaching Applications

Atlanta KookaburrasThe Atlanta Kookaburras invite applications for Head Men's & Women's coaches for the 2019 USAFL season. The Atlanta men's team with 20 years of history in the USAFL have been twice runners up at the USAFL National Championships, in Div 2 and Div 3, and look to further improve their on field performances for 2019.

The Atlanta Women's team is looking to be reborn in 2019. The Atlanta Women's team were a powerhouse of women's football as the sport developed from 2005 onwards. With three National Championship wins and one runners-up trophy in a four year span from early in 2005, the Atlanta Women's team won all but one game during that time.

Interested individuals and those also interested in assistant coaching roles can apply with relevant details to 2019 President Wayne Kraska by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Atlanta 2018 AFL Grand Final Watch Party

 Atlanta AFL Grand Final PartyThe Atlanta Kookaburras are pleased again to be hosted by the Tin Roof Cantina for our Atlanta AFL Grand Final Watch Party on Friday night September 28th. On offer great meat pies from the Australian Bakery Cafe. $25 gets you drinks all night (beer and wine), eats, contests and of course the live coverage from Melbourne Australia starting around midnight.

We are requesting everyone pre-purchase tickets here as we have capacity limit for this event and to help with catering. Either way tickets available at the door and don't forget to RSVP also on our Facebook event page here.

We look forward to seeing you there and a great game. The event commences around 10.30 pm Tin Roof Cantina 2591 Briarcliff Rd NE Atlanta GA 30329   MAP IT HERE.

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2019 Playing at NH Scott Park

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