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2006 History

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In 2006 the mens team started their year with a tour of England for a return game for Reading UK the previous year. Mike Powers club founder had taken over as coach with former Nashville star Lance Van Putten his assistant. Ben Crist was named as Captain the first American to take that role. Irishman Barry Collins was to win the Best & Fairest award after a stellar year being the first Non-Australian to do so.

The Kookaburras had several solid wins at home but struggled on the road going down to St Louis, Cincinnatti, Milwaukee in the MAAFL as well as poor loss to Baton Rouge. At the Nationals the mens team combined with Milwuakees B team for three competitive games in Div 3.

The Atlanta Lady Kookaburras kept their unbeaten run intact. The Lady Kookas became the first women's team to go on the road with two big wins v Florida and Milwaukee. At the USAFL Nationals in Las Vegas the Lady Kookaburras won all games easily to retain their National Championship crown and their undefeated status.

Mens Team

Coach:  Mike Powers
Assistant Coach:  Lance Van Putten
Captain:  Ben Crist
Vice-Captain:  Alan Mobley
Record:  3 wins, 11 losses
MAAFL Position:  6th
Best-and-Fairest:  Barry Collins
Leading Goalkickers:  Brent Bacon, Warren Ballagh, Damien Sheehan - 7 goals each
US Representatives:  Ben Crist, B.J. Gambaro
Played in all games:  none
MAAFL:  no finals played in MAAFL this season

National Championships:

1 wins, 2 losses in Division Three pool play**
(**as combined squad with Milwaukee reserves)

Womens Team

Coach:  Wayne Kraska
Captain:  Denise Lafaver
Vice-Captain:  Judith Stein
Record:  5 wins, 0 losses
Best-and-Fairest:  Eva McNelis
Leading Goalkicker:  Pernille Christensen - 10 goals
Played in all games:  6 players

National Championships:

2 wins in Div pool play,

Win in National Championship game v Pacific Coast Highwayers

 

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