Wayne Kraska

A veteran of nearly 500 Australian Rules Football (ARF) games, Wayne Kraska is one of the sports leaders in the Australian community in Atlanta. Wayne serves as President of the Atlanta Kookaburra's ARF Club.. His experience as a coach and umpire has taken him all over the USA, and achievements include introducing and managing the most successful USAFL National Championships on record, that featured 27 teams and some 750 players.

Wayne was named the inaugural women's national team (USA Freedom) coach in 2006. During his tenure he coached the Freedom in the first women's international match of Australian Football against Canada in 2007. In 2009, the team became the first women's team to tour Australia, building relations with the women's leagues in Victoria, Sydney, and Cairns, and showing how far the sport has evolved in the US. In 2010 the team once again travelled to Canada to compete for the 49th Parallel Cup in Toronto. Wayne also built a dynasty in Atlanta where he coached the Lady Kookaburras to wins in the first three USAFL Women's National Championships (2005-2007).

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YearUSAFL RolePositionResignedGrade
2007 to 2010
USA Freedom Head Coach
Head Coach
YearUSAFL RoleAward Category
National Teams
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