Brisbane Lions launch first ever Reconciliation Action Plan

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard The Brisbane Lions today launched their first ever Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs in front of a host of the clubs’ staff, players and media. The cliffs painted the perfect backdrop for

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Allies prepared for historic Victoria Metro showdown on the Gold Coast

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard The Allies will be looking to continue their winning start to the NAB AFL Under-18 National Championships this Saturday as the combined squad face their most difficult challenge yet. The side – a combination of players from

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Brisbane celebrates The Long Walk 2018

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard On Sunday, June 10, AFL Queensland partnered with The Long Walk, the Brisbane Lions and Deadly Choices for the 2018 Brisbane Long Walk to commemorate the Sir Douglas Nicholls Indigenous Round. Over 570 members of the public

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Brisbane Lions AFLW Grand Final Preview

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Tomorrow’s AFL Women’s Grand Final concludes the Brisbane Lions’ entertaining yet unprobeable return to the promise land. Somehow, they’ve made it, and now have the opportunity to avenge last year’s defeat; secure their first piece of

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In 2018, Don’t Believe in Never

The AFL today released its 2018 campaign, Don’t Believe in Never, showcasing three remarkable stories centring on passion, dedication, overcoming adversity and ultimately triumph within the game. The three stories will be highlighted through short films, featuring Damien Hardwick’s leadership

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2018 AFL Queensland Season Launch Announcement

By AFL Queensland Media @AFLQ The Courier Mail and AFL are proud to present the 2018 AFL Queensland Season Launch on Tuesday, March 20, at the Gambaro Hotel in Brisbane from 12-2:30pm. The AFL Queensland Season Launch will provide Queensland

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Gold Coast Suns size up pair of aces from the Far North

By Samuel Davis, The Cairns Post The Gold Coast Suns may have their very own Far North Queensland odd couple with Kowanyama’s Fitzroy Greenwool and Torres Strait Islander Tui Lowah joining their development program – that is, unless another club pinches

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Courtney Gibson selected in National Female Umpire’s Academy

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard As former Queensland umpire Courtney Gibson set off on a preseason training run along Brisbane’s South Bank with her umpiring peers back in 2015, it’s unlikely a conversation amid training would prove a turning point in

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SUNS Unveil Women’s Path to 2020

The Gold Coast SUNS path to joining the elite AFL women’s competition in 2020 has been revealed with the SUNS to field a team in a new winter series in 2018. The SUNS will line up against teams from the

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AFL Community Camps announced

The AFL is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2017/2018 AFL Community Camps which see all 18 AFL Clubs visit both metropolitan and regional locations. The Fremantle Football Club kicks off the AFL Community Camps tomorrow and

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Hall of Famer McMullen Dies

Queensland football Hall of Famer and dual Grogan Medallist Brendan McMullen died today (5 December 2017) following a short illness. He was 54. McMullen was a brilliant goal-kicking rover with Coorparoo in the QAFL in the 1980’s, when the domestic

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Queensland participation tops 250,000

Australian Football participation in Queensland and the Northern Rivers (NSW) has topped 250,000 for the first time, census figures released today by the AFL confirm. Overall participation across all levels of the game jumped 10.21 per cent to a record

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Five Queenslanders Taken in National Draft

A total of five Queenslanders have been selected in one of the more unpredictable national drafts in recent years.  The Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast SUNS  and Melbourne Demons were all involved, in what was undoubtedly a nervous evening for draft

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Beginners Guide to the AFL Draft

At its core, the annual NAB AFL draft is about new or unsigned players joining Australian Football League clubs. But for those of us who want more of an explanation on something that can be a little confusing, I have

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Lions Academy Announce 2018 Lists

The Brisbane Lions Academy today announced their under 18 squad for 2018 with training set to begin on Monday the 13th of November. “It’s always exciting when you put the under 18 squad together for the summer and next season,”

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Funding call for The Reserve

The Brisbane Lions are anxious to secure state election funding commitments from both the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal National Party toward the development of their AFL Women’s community arena at Springfield, The Reserve. The Club have $40 million

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Lions fans have something to crow about

The AFL trade period is always an exciting, but daunting, time… especially for fans themselves. Names start to circulate of key players that could potentially leave the club. All you do is hope that they are only rumours, or you

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JLT fixture announced

Dual Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett will have an immediate opportunity to take the field against the Gold Coast Suns in his return to the Geelong Cats as part of the 2018 JLT Community Series. The Australian Football League (AFL) today

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SUNS announce North Queensland matches

The Gold Coast SUNS are proud to announce that it will hold a Toyota AFL Premiership match in Cairns in early 2018. The game forms part of a part of a deal announced today by Tourism and Major Events Minister

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Diversity Champs Results: UPDATED

  DAY 3 ALL NATIONS Match 15 VIC defeated NT Final Score: VIC – 8.10.58 NT – 0.0.0 VIC Goal Kickers: Amanda Ling (3), Melanie Hope (2), Nyakoat Doijoik (2) and Tarrah Delgado (1) VIC Best Players: Nyakoat Doijoik, Amanda

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7 Queenslanders make club B&F top ten

Charlie Dixon has capped a career-best season in the AFL by finishing a close second in the Port Adelaide best & fairest award. In his second season at Port Dixon polled 234 votes to finish just seven behind All-Australian ruckman

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Lion to lead All-Nations team

The Under 15 Queensland All-Nations team will be under the leadership of Brisbane Lions AFLW player, Sabrina Frederick-Traub, when they take to the field at next week’s National Diversity Championships in Byron Bay. The All-Australian player said she has found

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Top Queensland Talent Talk Combine

The NAB AFL Draft Combine is underway and Queensland’s best and brightest stopped to have a chat about how it’s all going.   Brayden Crossley It’s an exciting week for all of the prospects attending the combine and ‘Goober’ Crossley

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Crow’s star a Mt.Isa. special

Dynamite Adelaide forward Charlie Cameron is the closest thing to a Queenslander playing in Saturday’s AFL grand final at the MCG. Like sporting greats Greg Norman, Pat Rafter and Simon Black, Cameron was born in Mt.Isa. He attended primary school

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Queenslanders in the Brownlow

Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Beams has pipped teammate Dayne Zorko to top the Queensland vote in the 2017 Brownlow Medal as retiring St.Kilda great Nick Riewoldt finished his career the leading Queensland vote-getter all-time. Beams polled 17 votes in a

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SUNS to enter AFLW in 2020

Get set Queensland. The Gold Coast SUNS have successfully obtained an AFLW licence for the 2020 season. The GC SUNS successful bid for a women’s licence was announced following a meeting of the AFL Commission. GC SUNS Chief Executive Mark Evans said the establishment of an AFLW

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AFL Finals Selection

Geelong ruckman Zac Smith will fly the Queensland flag solo in week 2 of the Toyota AFL finals. Probably. Smith, set to lead the Geelong ruck against Sydney at the MCG Friday night, was the only Queenslander named in the

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AFL Finals Wrap

Football can be such a cruel, cruel business. Just ask Charlie Dixon. Having waited 106 games to play his first AFL final on Saturday night he produced arguably the best performance of his career and walked off Adelaide Oval absolutely

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Andrew Ireland Medal for inspirational Keays

Inspirational Brisbane midfielder Ben Keays capped off his season with dominant performance earning the young gun the Andrew Ireland Medal for best-on-ground in the NEAFL Grand Final on Saturday night at the SCG. After being selected with pick 24 in

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Epic NEAFL Grand Final win for Lions

“It’s been a tough few years for the club, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” The Brisbane Lions have pulled off an astounding 2017 NEAFL Grand Final win over the Sydney Swans, tormenting the minor premiers

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