AFL Wrap

Shaun Hampson, the forgotten man of Queensland football, has launched a late bid to play in the upcoming AFL finals series after his 2017 campaign was destroyed by a back injury. Hampson, who hasn’t played at AFL level this year,

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All-Australian honors for Zorko

Dayne Zorko has joined Queensland football ‘gold class’ with selection in the 2017 AFL All-Australian team. Zorko defied the Brisbane Lions’ position at the bottom of the AFL ladder to become the sixth Queenslander to be recognised in this fashion.

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Queensland’s top performer revealed

Who has been the best-performed Queenslander in the AFL this year? Dayne Zorko? Charlie Dixon? Or Dayne Beams? It’s probably a three-way contest between the Brisbane Lions’ dynamic Dayne duo or Zorko and Beams, and Dixon, the Port Adelaide key

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Jim Stynes Scholarship applications open

Applications are now open for the  2018 Jim Stynes Scholarship application process. The Jim Stynes Scholarships are named after Jim Stynes in recognition of his outstanding efforts not only as a professional Australian Football player and administrator, but also as a

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Perfect score for Queensland trio

It is getting harder and harder for AFL players to back up week after week after week. The challenges which face them in so many different forms these days make it a significant achievement to complete a full season without

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Kids in free for Round 23

Footy fans will be thanked for their support during the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership Season at Round 23 matches this weekend through an assortment of activities including kids in free at selected matches. For the second consecutive year and an

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AFL Round 22 Wrap

Ask an AFL coach what is the most important statistic in a game, give him three choices, and the odds are he’ll include contested marking somewhere in his answer. A key forward who can bust upon a pack and clunk

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Morningside Panthers on the prowl

  $800,000 upgrade of Morningside Panthers Football Club now complete New facilities aim to increase female sports participation The Coalition Government invested $250,000 towards the project Cheers erupted today from Jack Esplen Oval, home of the Morningside Panthers, as the

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AFL Round 22 Selection Wrap

Two Queenslanders are opposite ends of their career will play in Round 22 of the Toyota AFL premiership this weekend with the massive lure of a finals berth on the line. Sydney’s Kurt Tippett, a 176-game veteran in his 10th

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AFL Round 21 Wrap

Thirty possessions in an AFL game is a good day’s work. Toss in two goals and it’s special. Three goals and it’s extra special. But four goals? That’s a truly extraordinary performance. It’s a bit like a triple century in

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AFL Round 21 Selection Wrap

Three of the forgotten men of Queensland football have reached contrasting points in their AFL career this week. Jesse White has retired, Shaun Hampson is set to make a long-awaited VFL comeback after a freak injury, and David Armitage has

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Jarrod Harbrow reaches 200 Games

Jarrod Harbrow will take something of a heavy heart into his 200th AFL game in Q-Clash 14 at the Gabba on Saturday afternoon. Rodney Eade, a constant in Harbrow’s outstanding 11-year career, will not be there. Eade coached the former

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Ep. 2 of AFL and Thomas & Friends™ released

The AFL is pleased to announce the second episode in the collaboration with Thomas & Friends has been released tonight. In an international first between the two brands, four short episodes have been produced and centre around Thomas and his

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AFL Round 20 Wrap

Josh Thomas knows all about long waits. Really long waits. But right now it’s a thing of the past for the 25-year-old Collingwood midfielder. He is just loving every minute of life. Thomas waited 1,221 days from when he was

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AFL Round 20 Selection Wrap

  Friday, 13 July, 2001. Black Friday. A bad day for Malcolm Blight but a wonderful day for football and Nick Riewoldt. An 18-year-old Riewoldt made his AFL debut for St.Kilda to begin a remarkable 17-year journey in the AFL

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AFL to support DonateLife Week

The AFL, all 18 AFL Clubs and the Australian Government, through the Organ and Tissue Authority, are pleased to announce a partnership to support DonateLife Week 2017 and organ donation. In an industry first, the AFL and all 18 AFL

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Round 19 AFL Wrap

Possessions are definitely not everything when it comes to assessing the contribution of a player to his team’s performance.  But generally speaking you can never have too many of them. And certainly not if you are Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Beams.  On Sunday in

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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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