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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.

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

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.


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.

Social Aussie Rules Football - Season #2 commences Saturday

AFLS Social Footy AtlantaSeason #2 of AFLS, Social Aussie Rules Football, kicks off here in Atlanta this coming Saturday May 5th with a "Come and try free" day. The game is Co-ed and just like Aussie Rules Football but with no tackling or contact by players, so is completely safe for men and women of all ages to play.

So if you would like to join a bunch of fun people, maybe get a little fitter in a friendly game environment, then this is the game for you.

The games at N.H.Scott Park, Tilson Rd Decatur, will be played Saturday mornings from 10.00am.

The season itself comprises of 7 weeks of games, with a free wicking t-shirt, drinks and snacks at games and socializing afterwards. It truly is a great way to stay active and make great new friendships.

You can sign up on the website and we are offering a discounted early bird sign up fee of just $45 or use Venmo by sending it to 678 628 8151

AFLS - AFLX Double Header Saturdays

AFLX Atlanta Aussie Rules FootballThe Atlanta Kookaburras are pleased to now introduce AFLX Metro Aussie Rules Football games following their AFLS Social games on Saturday mornings. The addition of AFLX games provides extra opportunities for players to sharpen their skills and knowledge towards full scale USAFL Kookaburras games commencing in July.

Players enjoyed the AFLX draft night Thursday night where three new teams were formed from the player list. East Atlanta Tall Boys, Midtown Cheetahs and Northside Pines leaders selected their teams carefully to form teams that will play round robin games each Saturday morning. These games are fully sanctioned USAFL Metro games with official scores retained, rosters posted and official umpiring conducted from a modified AFLX rule book.

Want to play AFLS social games of AFLX Metro tackle games? You can simply sign up here.

Games commence each Saturday at 10.00 am.

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Successful AFLS Season 1, Season 2 rolls out May 5th

AFLS AtlantaThe 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

AFLX -Atlanta Metro Aussie Rules Football - Draft Night

AFLX AtlantaThe Atlanta Kookaburras welcome everyone to join us and celebrate as we start a brand new AFLX - Atlanta Metro Aussie Rules Football Season.The Kookaburras with AFLX are aiming to continue increasing their footprint in the Atlanta sporting landscape. With the ongoing development of our AFLS Social Aussie Rules Football games, we see the AFLX games as a significant step forward before the Kookaburras start their true USAFL season in mid July.

This Thursday night 7.30pm at The Midway Pub players will be drafted into three newly branded AFLX teams, Northside Pines, Midtown Cheetahs and the East Atlanta Tallboys. Team leaders will draft players in pairs or trios, with one experienced player and one or two new to the game players.This will ensure the new teams will be evenly balanced and every new player will have more experienced and seasoned players to guide them.

So be sure to come down and see how the three new teams come together and join the excitement of the growth of Aussie Rules Football in Atlanta. Games of AFLX commence Saturday May 19th 11.00am at the NH Scott Park location, off just off Tilson Rd Decatur,

  • When: Thursday May 17th at 7.30pm.
  • Where: The Midway Pub, 552 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
  • On Offer: Some appetizers or snacks at no cost. Drinks at regular prices.

Cindy Batten Gives AFLS a Try At 60

Cindy BattenJust maybe to prove that age is no barrier and that anyone can play AFLS, Social Aussie Rules Football, one of our debut players on Saturday a few weeks back was Cindy Batten. Cindy recently celebrated her 60th birthday. As many might be aware she has followed her Atlanta Kookaburra's Life Member husband Jim, around the USA many times to watch him play and umpire Aussie Rules Football for the Kookaburras over the past 14 years or so.

Cindy is no couch potato either, as an avid and competitive tennis player and her work caring for dozens of pets daily, ensures that exercise is part of her day. So it was not hard to imagine a game of AFLS would be out of her reach. With a few great possessions and a Super goal assist to her teammate Madison, Cindy let it be known that a few extra birthdays than some, should not hold you back from playing this great version of Aussie Rules Football.

Congratulations Cindy on possibly being the most senior female Aussie Rules Football player in the USA.

Check out more info on AFLS on the website.

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