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Where did Jade come from? When Kalinda Howarth kicked six goals for Coolangatta in Saturday’s first game of the QWAFL triple-header, she extended her lead in the league goal kicking to six. With that buffer between her and second place,

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Tuesday Talking Points

100! It was only last week we were speaking about the task ahead of Trent McIntyre if he wanted to bring up the goal kicking ton for the Southeast Suns this year. Well, he didn’t muck around doing it. Needing

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Tuesday Talking Points

Top four locked Caloundra’s win over Aspley in the QFA North on Saturday means that the top four is now a lock. With two weeks to go, both Aspley and Moreton bay aren’t a mathematical chance to sneak in, but

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Six Queenslanders invited to the Draft Combine

The AFL has released the list of players invited to attend the 2016 NAB AFL Draft Combine in October. Eighty players have been invited after being nominated by at least five AFL clubs. Six of those are Queenslanders who will

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Tuesday Talking Points

Roo beauty I’ve seen a few strange occurrences at the footy in my time, but I’ve never seen a Kangaroo hop through the middle of a warm up. On Friday night at Ipswich, Skippy decided he was a bit chilly

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Allies half way update

We are now half way through the Allies campaign in the NAB AFL Division One Championships, so we thought the time was right to check in on how the 11 Queenslanders who were selected in the initial squad are travelling.

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Round 9 QAFL Rising Star: Will Fletcher

17 year-old Western Magpies debutant Will Fletcher is the round 9 QAFL Rising Star nominee. The talented defender won plenty of the footy in his first game which the Pies won comfortably by 62 points. “I found I was on

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Queensland Talent Space Whip Around

It’s fair to say it’s all happening in the Queensland talent space at the moment… it’s been a hectic month or two. We thought we’d do a quick whip around to see what’s on the agenda in all the different

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RECAP – Queensland U18 v Tasmania

Queensland made it 2/3 in the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships on Sunday at Metricon, with a dominate performance over Tasmania. Read how they got the job done here below

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Queensland U18 vs. NT results

Queensland 22.9.141 defeated Northern Territory 7.12.54 Goals Jacks Rolls 3, Jack Bowes 2, Jacob Dawson 2, Jacob Allison 2, Joel Perry-Warren 2, Elliot Himmelberg 2, Harry Simmington 2, Reid Gordon 1, Luca Mason 1, Shawn Watson 1, Josh Williams 1,

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U18 Preview: Queensland vs. NSW/ACT

In 2015, Queensland made history by taking out the Under 16 and Under 18 Division Two NAB AFL Championships. This weekend, their championship defence begins. On Sunday at Sydney’s Blacktown Oval, Queensland take on the old enemy, the team they

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RECAP: Queensland U18 vs. Western Jets

Queensland made it 2/2 in the TAC Cup this year with a win over the Western Jets at Aspley on Saturday. Read how they did it below.  

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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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U18 Academy player facts and Vic Country Squad

The Queensland State Academy class of 2016 gets down to business this Sunday in their first practice match against Victoria Country in Melbourne. Following this weekend, the Academy will play two TAC Cup games against the Northern Knights and Western

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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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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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Queenslanders in the NAB Challenge mix

It’s only 10 days until the first Queensland NAB Challenge game at Burpengary between the Lions and SUNS, so we had a look at which up and coming Queenslanders are in the mix for a game. While no games are

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Catching up with Hippy and Keaysy

Seventy-six days ago, Eric Hipwood and Ben Keays went from community club and state academy players to AFL footballers with the Brisbane Lions.   It’s been a whirlwind few months for Hipwood (pick 14) and Keays (pick 23), but both

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Tuesday Talking Points

2016 is no longer a thought, it’s a reality, and that’s exciting. Here’s just a taste of what you’ve got to look forward to this year in Queensland footy.   Pre-season Have you sat around this summer, reflecting on 2015,

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The best of ’15

With 2015 winding to a close, the AFL Queensland media team have looked back on some of the best, and most lighthearted moments of the year that was. Check them out below.   Best quote This one was a late

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Tuesday Talking Points

Every second counts Our Queensland draftees had no time to sit back, kick their feet up, and enjoy their good news over the last week; it was straight to business. As soon as Corey Wagner landed in Melbourne he was

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The NEAFL club punching above its weight

IF YOU took a guess at which club produced the most mature-age draftees from last month’s national and rookie drafts, where would you start? Somewhere in the VFL? Wrong. The WAFL? The SANFL? Wrong and wrong. How about Redland Football

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11 draftees, 11 different pathways

There were 11 Queenslanders drafted for the first time in 2015. There were 11 different stories of how they got there. The draft class of 2015 proved just how many options and pathways are available to Queensland players, from NAB

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Draft week: The family perspective

“The family is already talking about buying two jerseys and sewing them together,” That’s Scott Wagner, a proud as punch father right now, after both his sons were drafted to the AFL last week. For most AFL fans, supporting more

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Tuesday Talking Points

Buzz the cult hero It didn’t take long; actually it only took minutes. When Wylie Buzza’s name was read out at pick 69, he instantly became a cult hero at Geelong. Some have called him the best name in the

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10 SUNS and Lions Academy products AFL bound

Out of the 11 Queenslanders drafted last week, 10 were products of the Brisbane Lions or Gold Coast SUNS Academies. Eric Hipwood, Ben Keays, Corey Wagner, Wylie Buzza, Rueben William, Mabior Chol, Josh Smith, Josh Wagner and Matt Uebergang have

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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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AFL Dream now a reality for 4 Queenslanders

For four Queenslanders, last night their dreams came true. Ben Keays, Eric Hipwood, Corey Wagner and Wylie Buzza all had their names read out by AFL clubs at the Adelaide Convention Centre on draft night, obtaining a spot on an

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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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4 days until the Draft: The Queensland Academy Contenders

With the NAB AFL Draft just four days away, we thought we would look at some of the other Queensland Academy contenders from 2015 that are all a chance to be picked up next Tuesday night, or in the rookie

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