Pre Season

Tigers bulk up with Barry

The Labrador Tigers have managed to secure the services of former Sydney premiership player Barry Hall. Recent talks with former SUNS and Sydney Swans player Nick Malceski have failed get over the line however, due to Malceski’s contractual obligations with

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Headland to call PBC home

2016 Southport captain Ben Headland will be lining up in the QAFL this year, signing with Palm Beach Currumbin. Headland makes to the move after 132 games with the Sharks, which included a premiership in 2008 and a NEAFL representative

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You know you’re ready for footy season when …

As the dust settles on the holiday period, our brains start switching to things like footy. Whether you’re a fan, player, coach or volunteer, here are 15 signs that you are ready for the season to arrive. You’ve re-watched the

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Tuesday Talking Points

Baxter going back Dual Labrador premiership player, Josh Baxter, is returning to his Queensland footy roots in 2017 when he pulls on a Southport Sharks jumper again. As reported in the Gold Coast Bulletin over the Christmas break, the 2015

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AFL Pre-Season Fixture Released

The Australian Football League (AFL) today announced it would partner with Australia-wide Insurance Broker JLT (Jardine Lloyd Thompson) for the pre-season competition for the next three years, with today’s launch of the JLT Community Series in Melbourne. AFL General Manager

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Tuesday Talking Points

Familiar faces square off Friday night, the AFL-AIS Academy, which includes Jacob Allison, Jack Rolls, Jack Bowes and Brad Scheer, took to the MCG for a practice match against VFL side Werribee. The Queensland connection didn’t stop there, with ex-academy

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2016 QAFL Preview: Western Magpies

The Western Magpies were the surprise packet of 2015, leaping into contender status very quickly, but they aren’t done with yet. After a straight sets finals exit, the Magpies are champing at the bit to get out there and bridge

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Tuesday Talking Points

UQ does Europe Over the weekend there was a real Queensland connection to the second annual AFL Europe Champions League played in Amsterdam. 13 men’s and five women’s teams played for the title of best domestic team on the continent.

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2016 QAFL Preview: Labrador

In 2016, Labrador will go from the hunters to the hunted. There seems to be no sign of a premiership hangover from the Tigers so far though, taking out the Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup on Saturday. Find out who Perry

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Alpha Sport Pre-Season Grand Finals

The three Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup came to a conclusion today, with four teams crowned champions for 2016.   Results Pool A Grand Final Labrador 12.5.77 defeated Mt Gravatt 11.3.69 Pool B Grand Final Sandgate 6.8.44 defeat Mayne 4.7.31 Pool

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2016 QAFL Preview: Sandgate

The signs were there in 2015 for Sandgate, they were on the right track. Now, 2016 is all about one simple goal; to be competitive in every single game. Find out whats changed down at the Hawks’ nest, and where

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Nauru All-Stars to play in SEQ

This week, South East Queensland is playing host to the AFL Nauru All-Stars team Twenty-two of AFL Nauru’s best, combined with a few players from local communities in Queensland, will play two games against South East Queensland teams this weekend.

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Pre-Season Preview: Alpha Sport Grand Finals

Pool A Grand Final Mt Gravatt vs. Labrador 3:30pm, Oval 1 Leyshon Park Both teams will be near full strength for their last hit out before round 1 in two weeks time. Labrador will deservingly go in as favorites, but

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2016 QAFL Preview: Morningside

Seven points is all that separated Morningside from back-to-back premierships last year. You can bet your bottom dollar they will be looking to go one step better this year. New coach Matt Walder says there wont be wholesale changes around

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Alpha Sport Pre-Season GF fixture

The Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup comes to a head this Saturday. Eight teams across four pools will play off for pre-season glory at Leyshon Park, Yeronga. Kicking off the day at 10:30am will be the Pool C grand final between

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2016 QAFL Preview: Surfers Paradise

There was always a bigger picture approach to 2015 by the Surfers Paradise Demons. It was as much about the future as it was the present. The Demons got as much game time into the kids as possible last year,

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Alpha Sport Pre-Season Wrap: Week 2

Week two is in the books, and eight teams are off to the big dance. Here’s all the scores, and what you need to know after today’s Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup action.   Leather poisinging It didn’t take long for

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2016 QAFL Preview: Mt Gravatt

2015 was a tumultuous year injury wise for Mt Gravatt, but things are looking up. Senior Coach Brad Pollock is optimistic about the Vultures chances this year, stating that “the expectation is to make finals.” Find out why in the

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Pre-Season Preview: Week 2

It’s the penultimate week for the Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup. Sixteen teams will become eight on Saturday, with each of them playing for a grand final spot. It didn’t take Mt Gravatt long to take a scalp in 2016, knocking

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Umpiring pre-season tune up

It’s been a big couple of weeks for the AFL Queensland Umpires as they, like the players, prepare for a big 2016. It all started on February 20, when the Queensland Umpiring Academy held their annual conference. Aspley NEAFL coach,

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2016 QAFL Preview: Palm Beach Currumbin

2015 definitely left a sour taste in the mouth of Palm Beach Currumbin, and they are out for redemption this year. After injecting some mature bodies into Salk Oval over summer, Chad Owens is quietly confident the Lions will improve

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2016 QAFL Preview: Broadbeach

After a slow start in 2015, Broadbeach stormed home to make the QAFL finals. Senior Coach Brett Andrews says that start won’t happen again this year. Find out why he thinks the Cats are better placed this ear compared to

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2016 QAFL Preview: UQ

It’s that time of year again, when the spotlight shines on the home and away season. First up in this years QAFL preview is UQ. After charging home late in 2015, the Red Lions will be hoping that momentum continues

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Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup week 2 fixture

AFL Queensland today announced the week two fixture for the Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup. Sixteen teams across four pools remain after the first week of games, who all will be playing for a sport in the grand final this week.

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Tuesday Talking Points

Race against the clock The Queensland Women’s Academy went through their final pre-season test on Wednesday night, and Selina Goodman lit up the track. Just before the stopwatches were put away for the year, she ran the 2k-time trial in

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Lions give back at pre-season camp

Footy camps are aimed at bringing a group together, having a laugh and fine tuning the teams fitness levels before the start of the season. The Moreton Bay Lions ticked every one of those boxes, but they did it without

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Pre-Season Wrap: Week 1

Week one of the Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup is done and dusted. Thirty-two teams have now become 16, as each of today’s winners will next week play off for a spot in the grand final. Here are the talking points

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Pre-Season Preview: Week 1

Three of the sweetest words you will hear this March; footy is back. The Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup kicks off tomorrow, Saturday March 5, with week one of the three-week series. There are four pools, 16 games and 32 teams,

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Pre-Season Cup kicks off Saturday

Senior men’s footy is back this weekend, and it comes in the form of the Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup. The three-week knockout event, starting on Saturday March 5, will be played throughout South-East Queensland. 32 teams from the QAFL, QFA

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Tuesday Talking Points

The dozen 2015 saw 11 Queenslanders drafted into the AFL, but just when we thought it was over, another one popped up. Last week, Sam Michael was announced as Essendon’s final top up player for the 2016 season, meaning 12

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