The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
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
The 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.
Huge 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.