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Max Spencer to Debut

Max Spencer was invited to train with the Gold Coast Suns Academy several times as a youngster ago and didn’t turn up. It was hardly a glowing endorsement of his AFL prospects. But on Saturday night all will be forgotten

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Round 19 AFL selection

For about two minutes last November Jacob Allison was a St.Kilda player. He was nominated by the Saints with selection #55 in the NAB AFL Draft, and had the Brisbane Lions not chosen to match the bid under new draft

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2017 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round

The AFL launched the 2017 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round at Lachlan’s Old Government House in Parramatta. AFL General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy was joined at the launch by Gurpreet Grewal, the subject of the third film in a

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2017 National Inclusion Carnival begins

Teams from across Australia are competing in the 2017 AFL National Inclusion Carnival which has commenced on the Gold Coast today, Monday July 24. The AFL National Inclusion Carnival brings together footballers with an intellectual disability from across the country

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AFL Round 18 Wrap

One Queenslander began his AFL career at short notice over the weekend as another has been pitch-forked into what shapes as a hot and prolonged debate about when his career should end. Townsville teenager Josh Williams became the 170th Queenslander

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AFL Round 18 Wrap: Dixon reaches 100

There are some AFL players who say they take no notice of the football media and then hang on every word. After all, it’s human nature. Not Charlie Dixon. Definitely not. As his Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has said often,

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AFL Round 17 Wrap

Brisbane Lions fullback Harris Andrews won’t count 16 possessions in a 31-point loss to Richmond at Etihad Stadium as a career highlight. Not when his opponent Jack Riewoldt kicks four goals. But that’s Andrews. He marks himself very harshly. That’s

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Round 17 AFL selection

Zac Smith allowed himself a moment of reflection as he prepares for a 100th game milestone that is one of the great stories of Queensland football. The Geelong ruckman, who will post his AFL century against Hawthorn at the MCG

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Sheedy to coach Burleigh Bombers game

AFL coaching legend Kevin Sheedy has a pretty simple answer when asked what he loves about local footy. “The people,” he says. “These are the clubs that produce the young champions of the day.” It’s one of the reasons why

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AFL and Thomas & Friends™ in an international first

The AFL is pleased to announce a collaboration with Thomas & Friends in an international first for the two brands.   The collaboration will see four short episodes produced, centred around the AFL and following Thomas and his friends on

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Zorko in race for coach’s award

Dayne Zorko has charged up to equal fourth place in voting for the coveted AFL Coach’s Association Player of the Year Award. The 28-year-old Brisbane Lions midfielder split the votes with Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield in last Saturday’s Round 16 clash

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Round 16 AFL Wrap

Only once in the first 21 years and 15 rounds of Champion Data statistics did a player have 35 possessions, kick four goals and make 10 tackles in the same game. Patrick Dangerfield. The Geelong champion was one out with

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AFLQ launches Reconciliation Action Plan

AFL Queensland today launched the organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plan as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations. Speaking at the launch, AFL Queensland CEO, Dean Warren, said the Reconciliation Action Plan formalises AFL Queensland’s commitment to further strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and

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Round 15 AFL Wrap

Fifteen minutes before Geelong’s AFL game against the GWS Giants in Sydney on Saturday Wylie Buzza was having a chat and a kick with fellow emergency Timm House after the Cats had finished their warm-up. It was the third week

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Round 15 AFL Wrap

Collingwood midfielder Josh Thomas is set to end a 1038-day exile from the AFL on Sunday. The former Redland junior, who has served a two-year ban after testing positive to a banned substance in March 2015, was last night named

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Travis in the mix for Auskicker of the Year

Travis Towers from Aroona in Queensland, became the envy of all kids on Friday night when he was announced as the weekly nominee for the 2017 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition for Round 14. The NAB AFL Auskicker

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Round 14 AFL Wrap

Sam Reid is edging closer and closer to a debut AFL finals appearance as he simply refuses to concede his place in the star-studded GWS Giants outfit. And after a stellar performance against the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on

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Round 14 AFL Selection

Rory Thompson is set to finally emerge from a frustrating injury lay-off as the Gold Coast Suns’ put their season on the line against St.Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Thompson, who hasn’t played at AFL since the first three

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Barry Hall to make QAFL Debut

The wait is over, Barry Hall will take to the field this Saturday for Labrador’s round 9 QAFL clash with the Morningside Panthers. It’s perfect timing for Labrador with Hall being named on Tuesday night, along with Malcom Blight, Simon

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Tuesday Talking Points

Little Footy Legends The Wilston Grange Gorillas are running a photo competition, in association with Bendigo Bank, called ‘Little Footy Legends.’ This week’s photos are too good not to be included.         If you come across a

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Round 13 AFL Wrap

Gold Coast Suns fans often rue some of the players who could still be wearing red and yellow. Like Jaeger O’Meara, Charlie Dixon, Dion Prestia, Zac Smith, Mav Weller, Tom Hickey, Josh Caddy and Harley Bennell. But there’s one other

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Round 13 AFL Selection

Life was just a little different for Wylie Buzza last night as he sat down in his loungeroom and watched Geelong play West Coast in Perth on television. It’s not something the former Gatton boy hasn’t done often since he

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Tuesday Talking Points

A Queensland footy weekend for the ages Football in Queensland had one of the all-time great weekends, claiming victories all over Australia. The QAFL’s representative side got over the top of the WAAFL (WA amateurs), in a close win, just

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Round 12 AFL Wrap

The Urban Dictionary is not exactly a reliable source of grammatic excellence. It is described even by itself as being a ‘crowd-sourced on-line dictionary of slang words and phrases formed in 1998 as a parody of dictionary.com and vocabulary.com’ And

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Round 12 AFL Selection

Wouldn’t it be nice to be a fortune teller with a crystal ball so that you could predict accurately what might happen? You could make yourself seem so smart. And so right. Most of the time. But not even a

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Applications open for Troy Clarke Scholarship

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 Troy Scholarship Award, named after AFL Queensland State Development Manager Troy Clarke, who passed away in 2013. Troy embodied the values of dedication, passion and respect,

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Round 11 AFL Wrap

Josh Smith and Zac Smith have walked a remarkably similar AFL path in 2017. They have each hit an unexpected hurdle after outstanding seasons in 2016, and have shown the sort of character that would be delighted their coaches to

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Leaps and bounds for Queensland Roo

In the frantic world of the AFL it would have seemed like a miniscule thing, but North Melbourne’s Round 11 team announcement on Thursday night was massive for one North Queensland youngster. Josh Williams, in his first season at the

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AFL mid-season report card

Who’s been the best Queensland player in the first half of the 2017 Toyota AFL premiership? Dayne Zorko? Dayne Beams? Or Charlie Dixon? Brisbane Lions fans could mount a legitimate argument for Zorko or Beams, who have both been outstanding

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Join us for The Long Walk

AFL Queensland is partnering with Deadly Choices, The Long Walk and the Brisbane Lions for the 2017 Brisbane Walk. The Long Walk recognises and celebrates the historic trek taken by Michael Long on 21 November 2004, walking from his home

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