Diversity

U15’s Male Diversity Championship Teams Announced

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Two Queensland representative teams have today been announced for the 2018 Under 15 Boys squads to compete in the Male Diversity Championships taking place from April 13-19 in Blacktown, New South Wales. The National Diversity Championships

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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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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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Queensland Inclusion Squad named

AFL Queensland has named an initial 20 man squad to compete at the 2017 AFL National Inclusion Carnival to be held on the Gold Coast in July. Daniel Ramage returns as head coach, and will be assisted by Tyson Kulari

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AFL Diversity Championships results

Day Two Results  KICKSTART CHAMPIONSHIPS LADDER Ladder State Won Loss Games Played Points Percentage 1 NT 4 4 16 351.61% 2 WA 4 4 16 338.18% 3 SA 3 1 4 12 138.67% 4 TAS 1 2 3 4 107.35%

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Queensland Diversity teams named

AFL Queensland today confirmed teams to compete in the 2017 National Diversity Championships to be held in Blacktown, Sydney from Saturday April 8 to Thursday April 13. The National Diversity Championships encompass the National U15 Kickstart and the National U15

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Tuesday Talking Points

Doing us proud Last year’s 2016 Female Diversity Championships might be in the rear view mirror, but the good news surrounding it keeps rolling in. Nine Queenslanders have been confirmed for the two national female diversity representative teams for 2017.

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Redcliffe Tiger takes footy to Indonesia

Barry Anderson went overseas hoping to develop a love for AFL in young Indonesians, but he got more than he ever expected when Indonesia won the inaugural All-Asia Cup. When Barry and his family packed up their Brisbane home for

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Participation numbers on the up again

Queensland’s love of Australian Football continues, with census figures announced today revealing a six per cent growth in participation for the state in 2016. 229,388 men, women and children pulled on a Guernsey this year, compared to 216,381 in 2015.

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PNG’s weekend in Queensland

For PNG, competing in the 2016 AFL Queensland Youth Girls State Championships was about much more than wins or losses. It was about the journey. This is how their weekend unfolded.

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From PNG to the QLD team

It’s not everyday an opportunity arises to play at the state level, especially as a teenager, but for this duo that hail from Papua New Guinea, it became a reality. Not only are they playing at Broadbeach in the Colts

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AFL Multicultural Round launched

The AFL officially launched the 2016 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round today at the Female Orphan School in the Parramatta campus of Western Sydney University. The Toyota AFL Multicultural Round highlights the contribution different communities have made to Australian Football, while

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Registrations open for Long Walk to the Gabba

As part of the 2016 AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round, AFL Queensland will be partnering with The Long Walk foundation, the Brisbane Lions and the State Library of Queensland for the 2016 Brisbane Walk. The Long Walk recognises and

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All-Australian honours for Diversity boys

Eight Queenslanders have been named in the 2016 Boomerangs and World Team squads to compete at the 2016 NAB AFL Under-16 Championships on the Gold Coast in July. Philemon Baira (Badu Island) and Hammiso Tabaui (Cairns) made the the Boomerangs

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Diversity Champs to kick off in Townsville

The Under 15 AFL National Diversity Championships will begin this Sunday April 3 at Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville, the traditional land of the Bindal and Wulgurukaba people. Currently in its third year, the AFL National Diversity Championships has been developed

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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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Cake cut on 150-year celebrations

Beautiful Burleigh Heads provided the perfect backdrop to launch the 150-year celebrations of footy in Queensland and 2016 AFL season today. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan was joined by AFLQ Chief Dean Warren, as well as SUNS’ and Lions’ captains Gary

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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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Footy Means Business for QLD 7

Queenslanders Julian Hunt, Alex McTaggart, Charlie Ezra, Heath Molloy, Isaac Gallagher-Cheetham and  Lenny Christie have been selected for the 2016 AFL Rio Tinto Footy Footy Means Business Program, which has begun with its first development program in Darwin, led by coaches Aaron Davey

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Diversity Advisory Board to drive inclusion

AFL Queensland has launched the AFL Queensland Diversity Advisory Board to assist the organisation in implementing diversity and inclusion strategies across the state. The board will consist of 12 members with a range of backgrounds, experience and professional expertise and will

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2016 Multicultural Player Ambassadors Announced

The AFL and Australia Post are pleased to announce its Multicultural Program will expand to 18 player ambassadors in 2016, which includes Queensland based players Dayne Zorko, Adam Saad and Tom Nicholls, and for the first time will include two

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Multicultural Ambassador registrations open

Mabior Chol, drafted last month to Richmond, said he wouldn’t be where he is today without the help of Geoff Palmer. Palmer, the 2015 National Multicultural Ambassador of the Year, introduced Chol to football at Yeronga State High School six

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11 Queenslanders drafted in 2015

Seven Queenslanders were today selected in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft, bringing the total number of Queensland draftees in 2015 to 11, after four were selected in the NAB AFL Draft. On Tuesday night, Eric Hipwood, Ben Keays, Corey Wagner

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Diversity Champs trials kick off at Mackay

The first ever Diversity Championship trials were held at Pioneer State High School on November 23, with 16 school students from indigenous and multicultural backgrounds vying for selection to represent Queensland at the 2016 National Diversity Championships. The National Diversity

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1 Day until the Draft: Mabior Chol

Six years ago, Mabior Chol played his first game of school footy. That year, he helped his team win the Lions Cup at the Gabba. Five years ago, Mabior Chol played his first game of club footy at the Yeronga

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Shangare stands up to domestic violence

Keith Shangare has taken an oath. An oath to stand up, speak out, and act to prevent men’s violence against women. Shangare, who is the AFL Queensland Diversity Coordinator, is a White Ribbon Ambassador. White Ribbon Day takes place on

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Flying Boomerangs too good for Vic Diversity All Stars

The 2015 AFL Flying Boomerangs squad took on a Victorian Diversity All Stars team on Saturday November 14, in Melbourne, with the Boomerangs running out 62-point winners. The match was the culmination of a week-long high performance camp held in

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AFL Flying Boomerangs to take on Victorian Diversity All Stars

The 2015 AFL Flying Boomerangs squad will take on a Victorian Diversity All Stars team tomorrow, Saturday November 14, in Melbourne. The match is the culmination of a week-long high performance camp held in Victoria for the 2015 AFL Flying

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13 days until draft: Reuben William

Rueben William, to the naked eye, is a line breaking, athletic, highly skilled player who can change the tempo of a game off his own boot, but his story runs so much deeper than that. Reuben was born in South

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Upgrade underway at AFL Cape York House

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT Work has begun on the latest project to improve facilities for AFL Cape York House in Cairns. Minister for Sport Bill Byrne said the Queensland Government was contributing $425,000 towards an expansion of facilities

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