The first AFLS season here in Atlanta was a huge success no matter which way you look at it. Taking on the challenge to open up our game of Aussie Rules Football to as many people as possible, for a continual Social Co-ed league, the Kookaburras designed and organized AFLS season 1 after taking input from many areas.
The AFLS game no tackle version of the game, named after the Australian Football League and the Social component of the game, was trialed in Atlanta over 5 weekends from November to January. The Kookaburras took on much of the advice, comments and Ausball rules ratified by other team leaders around the USAFL, mainly from Baltimore and Sacramento. The Kookaburras would like to thank those who's advice contributed to our success.
Finding a field were we could play 2 games simultaneously was a huge win, enabling four teams to play concurrent games, a streamlined set up, organization and later socializing aspect, was a big win.
Through the trial games and Season 1 there have been 50 players take part in the AFLS games so far, with more than half getting a taste of Aussie Rules football for the first time, in a friendly social setting. With the finals of Season 1 to occur on April 14th after a short Easter break, Season 2 will roll out on May 5th with a "Come and Try Free" day. If you want to get active, meet some great new people, AFLS is the game for you. Our participants ranged from 20 years old to 60 years young, proving that it really is a game for everyone.
You can read more and follow the AFLS movement on social media by going to www.aflsocial.com
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.