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Legends v Atlanta Kookaburras 20 year Anniversay Weekend

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The Atlanta Kookaburras are excited to invite all past and present players, supporters and the public to their 20th Anniversary celebration events. Featuring a Legends game against the current Kookaburras team made up of past players of the 20 year history of the club, coming back to live former glories, tell some funny stories and celebrate the great history of the Atlanta Kookaburras Australian Rules Football Club.

The Legends v Kookaburras game will take place Saturday May 13th at Central Park, Pine St, Atlanta Map here

Later in the evening all players, supporters and guests will gather at The Bird Rotisserie and Sports Grill in Dunwoody Map here, where we will hear from club founder Mike Powers and enjoy the announcement of the 20 year Legends Kookaburras team and also the Legends Atlanta Lady Kookaburras Women's team. Also see club memorabilia, historic artifacts and peruse many of the past records of 20 years of Kookaburras footy in Atlanta,

2.00pm : Central Park, Atlanta. Announcement of legends players and team photos.

2.30pm : Kookas Vs 20 yr Legends team. Game will consist of 4 x 15 minute quarters. (With commentary)

7.30pm : Dinner Location: The Bird, Dunwoody $20 a head for non alcoholic drinks, beer and appetizers. Includes presentations from the game, speech by club founder Mike Powers and presentation of the 20yr Kookaburra Legends team and Lady Kookaburras Legends team.

You can RSVP to the event on FB with this link

We look forward to seeing everyone at the game and function afterwards to celebrate with us.

Kookaburras 2017 Schedule

The Atlanta Kookaburras 2017 season games, all events commence at 2.00pm unless otherwise noted.

Results updated for all games are here

April 8th   -  @ Nashville  - Tourney with Nashville and Columbus

April 22nd – NC Tigers @ Atlanta 

May 13th – LEGENDS v KOOKAS

May 20th  - Baton Rouge Tigers @ Atlanta

June 3rd  - @ Nashville – Tourney with Nashville and Tampa

August 12th - Nashville @ Atlanta (Grant Park,  Map here ) Note: Game time 12.00pm

August 26th - @ NC Tigers

Sept 23rd - @ Baton Rouge Tigers  - Tailgate with LSU vs Syracuse

Oct 21st - 22nd National Championships in San Diego California

Mark Cannatelli Wins The Kookaburras 2016 MVP Mike Powers Medal and Best & Fairest Award

MVP 2016 Atlanta KookaburrasOn Friday the Atlanta Kookaburras celebrated the 2016 season with their annual MVP Mike Powers Medal vote count and Annual General Meeting. Mark Cannatelli after a stellar 2016 took out the Mike Powers medal in front of a packed but well controlled crowd.

Cannatelli traded the lead throughout the announcement of each games voting with good mate Brett Hester. Hester who has come along in amazing leaps and bounds in 2016 also had a fantastic year just fell short this year but we are sure if he continues to improve his medal is not far away.

In the end it was Cannatelli's consistency across all games, missing just one for the year, to grab votes and he rounded out with a terrific finals series at the Sarasota USAFL National Championships to thoroughly deserve the MVP award.

In third place was last year winner Paul Balding also best mates with Cannatelli and Hester meaning the 'GA Tech Boys' made a clean sweep of all the voting awards. Balding also won 'Best at Nationals' this year, for the second time running. Fourth place in the MVP was a tie with newcomer Mike Peek and Braden Medders who also has another great year and impressive final series.

Also note worth was Sam Ridenhour who was awarded Best Clubman and the Coaches Award from 2016 Head Coach Brent Bacon. Ridenhour's commitment to the club, to training, functions and his teammates didn't go unnoticed obviously. He also made some signifcant contributions on the field as well. (He also picked up the new Skoal Award for admirable pregame enriched warm-ups).

A new Board of Management was also voted in bringing many new people to important club administration roles. But more about that later. Right now congratulate Mark Cannatelli and all the award recipients for a great 2016 Kookaburras season.

MVP Voting - Leading Votes

Mark Cannatelli 70
Brett Hester 63
Paul Balding 28
Braden Medders 26
Mike Peek 26

(photo L-R: Sam Ridenhour, Brett Hester, Mark Cannatelli MVP, Paul Balding)

Kookaburras Enjoy Amazon Success

AmazonMedThe Kookaburras have been very pleased with the results of our Amazon affiliation. By Amazon shoppers using the link on our website www.atlantafooty.com or their phone (see below) the Kookaburras received a significant financial gain, money that goes directly towards our purpose, the promotion of Australian Rules Football and Cultural exchange in the Atlanta area and around the USA.

As a Non-Profit organization we rely heavily on donations, sponsorships and programs like this to fund out activities and spread the word of our great game. We have been lucky enough begin to see the Amazon program be of great benefit to us with the help of supporters, business owners and managers using our website link when making regular or one off purchases on the Amazon platform.

With your help it can of course be a lot better. We are looking for managers and business owners that regularly use Amazon to support their business to use our website link when making their purchases. Of course general consumer purchases, even for low cost items such as music, household goods & other media can have a significant impact in volumes. We encourage anyone at anytime to support us by making purchases through us.

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2016 MVP Vote Count & Awards Gala

baldingstrophies 380The Atlanta Kookaburras welcome you to come celebrate the 2016 season with the vote count for the MVP award aka the Mike Powers Medal. Other special awards will be presented plus some other fun awards. Come along and see the votes counted game by game, light food is supplied, Buy Your Own booze.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. A new board will also elected for future success in the 2017 season and reports given regarding 2016.

Cost: $15 for members $20 Guests or Spouses.

Location: Hudson Grill, 4046 Peachtree Rd, Brookhaven.

Date/Time: Friday November 18th, 7.30pm

RSVP:  by Nov 15th, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brent Bacon Returns To Kookaburras As Head Coach for 2016

Brent smAfter several years absence and playing occasional local footy in recent years the Atlanta Kookaburras are very pleased to have appointed Brent ('Piggy') Bacon as the 2016 Head Coach of the club. Brent last played Kookaburras footy in 2009 but since then has made several appearances with the Midtown Bombers in the local AARFL league.

Brent was instrumental in the development of the Atlanta Kookaburras from 2002 and especially the organizing of the 2004 USAFL National Championships held in Atlanta at the Cumming Polo Fields, near where he lived at that time. After arriving down from the Chicago Swans in 2002, where he was also an integral part of that clubs early development as a founding member, Brent took on his roles within the Kookaburras with much pride and passion.

Brent was Head Coach of the Kookaburras in 2004 and 2005, Assistant coach during other years and held the role of Club Captain from 2003 to 2005. Having played well over 120+ games in the USAFL for the Atlanta Kookaburras and the Chicago Swans he brings so much football experience and team development knowledge back to the Atlanta Kookaburras that the club can only be excited about the upcoming 2016 season under his leadership.

Welcome back "Piggy"...

 

AFL Grand Final Live Watch Party - Friday Night Sept 30th 10pm

GFThe AFL Grand Final, live from Melbourne, the official and best Atlanta Georgia watch party. The Western Bulldogs v Sydney Swans. Sure to be another amazing event hosted by the Kookaburras the 16th consecutive year we have celebrated the best teams playing off for the Aussie Rules Football World Championship.

The teams with the Western Bulldogs making the Grand Final for the first time in over 50 years and the Sydney Swans looking to again hold the Premiership Cup trophy aloft.

 

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Kookas Function To Start The Year

image1 1aThe Atlanta Kookaburras revive and Australian tradition by having a Jumper Presentation night. It'll be Saturday April 16th @ 8:00pm at the Kookas new social venue The Bird Rotisserie and Sports bar in Dunwoody (https://goo.gl/maps/m65RSm84fzp).

Jumper presentations are where each player receives his Jumper (aka Jersey) for the footballing year.

Everyone is encouraged to come to start the year off in Kookas style. Bring your partner and friends. 

 

Where We Play Social Footy

Jan/Feb 2019 every Saturday we will be playing at Grant Park Sydney St SE, Atlanta, GA 30308 1.00pm

Google Map it here

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