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.
The 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.
The 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.
NH Scott Park 2230 Tilson Rd, Decatur, GA 30032. Map it here Google Maps
The 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.