Coaching

Clarke takes over the Magpies’ top job

The Western Magpies have appointed Nathan Clarke as senior coach for the rest of 2016, following the resignation of Glenn Humphrey this week. The appointment, effective immediately, was announced to the playing group before training on Tuesday night. Clarke, a

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2016 Queensland State Team Squad Announced

AFL Queensland has announced an initial 45-man squad for the 2016 Queensland State Team, who will take on the Western Australian Amateur Football League (WAAFL) in a state representative match on June 3. The squad is made up of 41

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Youth Girls Nationals Preview

It’s just three days until the Queensland Youth Girls team play their first game of the Nationals. First up on Monday is the team that beat them in last years grand final, Victoria Metro We caught up with Female High

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Masters exhibition to curtain raise state game

AFL Queensland today announced a Masters exhibition game that will curtain-raise the Queensland vs. Western Australian Amateur Football League (WAAFL) representative clash on June 3. The Masters match, made up of players over the age of 45, will take place

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Maroochydore enter the female space with a win

Saturday was a special day for the Maroochydore Roos. For the first official time, they had a women’s team represent the club. Their Queensland Women’s Amateur Football Association (QWAFA) side marked the occasion with a win over Jindalee at home

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Tuesday Talking Points

NFL convert at Tiger Land While American Mason Cox was running around on the MCG yesterday, Labrador had their own American connection. Ex-NFL player Brandon Kaufman, who was signed by the Gold Coast SUNS as an international scholarship player earlier

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Under 18 TAC Cup Preview: Western Jets

The Queensland State Academy play their second of two TAC Cup games for 2016 tomorrow, Saturday 22 against the Western Jets at Aspley. The game will be live blogged on www.aflq.com.au, so tune in from 10:20am for all the action.

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QAFL Wrap: Round 3

WILSTON GRANGE v. UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND Wilston Grange 5.0, 8.6, 13.8, 19.10 (124) University of Queensland 1.2, 1.3, 2.6, 3.9 (27) Wilston Grange has a love affair with Friday night footy. Last year, it was a 109-point win over Sandgate,

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2016 State Representative Coaches Named

AFL Queensland today announced the coaches for the 2016 AFL Queensland State Representative Program. Three of Queensland’s most respected coaches, John Blair, Rick Hanlon and Danny Craven will coach the three representative sides in this, the 150th year of football

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QAFL Coaches 2016 Predictions

On the eve of the 2016 season, we thought we would throw the QAFL prediction questions out to the men who live and breath it daily; the coaches. All 10 coaches had their say on who will play off in

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150 year celebrations and 2016 are go

AFL Queensland launched the 150-year celebrations of footy in Queensland and season 2016 on Wednesday night at the State Library of Queensland. Over 100 members of the Queensland football fraternity, including coaches, players, volunteers and multicultural ambassadors had the chance

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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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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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2016 QAFL Preview: Wilston Grange

The Gorillas were oh so close to making the QAFL grand final last year, going down in a prelim final to Morningside. Despite their season finishing a week early, there were plenty of positives to take from the performance of

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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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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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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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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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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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Tuesday Talking Points

Browny to lead again If it ain’t broke (and it certainly isn’t), why fix it? Caleb Brown has been announced as skipper for the Mayne Tigers for a fifth consecutive year. When you look back at Brown’s record of the

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Decade of service for Burleigh’s Larkin

It stated with a dad following his eldest son to a game of footy; it’s resulted in over a decade of service. Chris Larkin, the 2015 AFL Queensland Youth Coach of the Year, is as loyal as they come to

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Club Coaching Coordinator Course announced

AFL Queensland will host a club coaching coordinator course on Saturday, February 20. The course runs from 8:30am to 4:00pm at AFLQ HQ in Yeronga, and includes teaching technique sessions conducted by three current Brisbane Lions Assistant Coaches. Shane Woewodin

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National Coaching Course schedule released

The schedule for the 2016 AFL National Coaching Conference has been released, and it’s first class. The three-day event, from February 5-7, will be held at Domain Stadium, Perth, and is open to all coaches. The presenters include National Academy

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Tuesday Talking Points

Palm Beach favorites head south When the Lions run out this year, they will be missing a couple of contested ball bulls in the guts. Todd Bryant and Tyler Cornish will both be lining up for the Wodonga Raiders in

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World champ appointed umpire S&C coach

Benita Willis – a four time Olympian and World Cross Country gold medalist – has been appointed as the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Queensland NEAFL and QAFL umpires for 2016. Willis, who has competed internationally in events from

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Jenkins back in charge at Redcliffe

After a 12-month hiatus, Steve Jenkins is back in yellow and black, re-taking the reins as senior coach of the Redcliffe Football Club. Jenkins was approached by the Tigers to come back to the top job; an opportunity he jumped

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MacDonald-Camden heads good news at Grange

At just 20-years-old, Marcus MacDonald-Camden has put the boots into storage, and taken the leap into the senior coach ranks taking over as the Wilston Grange QWAFL coach for 2016. For MacDonald-Camden, his coaching passion is fostered from his love

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Teaching the next gen the reward for Ashkar

“Teaching anything, whether it’s dancing, whether it’s football, is the most rewarding thing you can do for yourself,” David Ashkar said. If you’re going to take someone’s word for it, it may as well be David Ashkar; a man who

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Webster has eyes on the AFL coaching prize

Daniel Webster’s start in coaching may have come a few years sooner than he would have hoped, but since entering the system he hasn’t looked back. Webster, the 2015 AFL Queensland Assistant Talent Coach of the Year, wore a few

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