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Western Magpies 2018 QAFL Preview

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard The Western Magpies compiled a middle of the road season in 2017, winning six games on the year and finishing in sixth place, just one place outside the finals bracket. However, their season appeared better and more

Posted in Featured News, QAFL

Registrations open for Roys Footy and Superstars Footy

Registrations for Roy’s Footy and Superstars Footy are now open for 2018. Note: Roy’s footy is run within the Brisbane Lions catchment zones. Superstars Footy is run within the Gold Coast SUNS catchment zone. A key part of AFL Queensland’s

Posted in Featured News, Uncategorised

Lions and Suns compete at Youth Girls Northern Academy Series

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Sixty female youth players from Queensland were amongst the action at the Youth Girls Northern Academy Series at CEX Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, over the past weekend, April 6-8. 28 youth footballers from the Brisbane Lions

Posted in Featured News, Talent, Uncategorised

Surfers Paradise Demons 2018 QAFL Preview

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard Surfers Paradise regressed slightly in 2017, with their seventh-place finish ensuring their golden 2016 season remains the club’s only finals appearance since the QAFL’s realignment, as the Demons struggled against the competition’s heavyweights. Winning just four games,

Posted in Featured News, QAFL, Uncategorised

QFA’s relegation and promotion system presents a challenge in either direction

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard The old adage of ‘old faces in new places’ couldn’t ring truer in 2018 as the QFA embarks on their new season this weekend, April 7-8, with a plethora of new teams set to make their

Posted in Featured News, QFA

Morningside Panthers 2018 QAFL Preview

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard After missing the finals in 2016 – the first time the Panthers had missed the post-season since the realignment of the QAFL in 2014 – Morningside returned to their traditional September post in 2017, finishing the

Posted in Featured News, QAFL

Intrigue at a high as QFA kicks off for 2018

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Perhaps the most intriguing competitions in Queensland football will commence this weekend, April 7-8, as teams in QFA Divisions 1-3 embark on their respective 2018 seasons. Change is constant in the QFA, with relegation and promotion

Posted in Featured News, QFA, SEQ Community Football

AFLX takes centre stage at U14 Cross-Conference Invitational

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard AFLX made its first foray into youth football on the weekend, as eighteen teams across the Wide Bay and South East Queensland regions competed in the Under 14 Youth Boys Cross – Conference Carnival Invitationals. Rules

Posted in Featured News, Junior & Youth

QAFL and QFA Colts 2018 Fixture Released

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the finalised structure and fixtures for the Under 18 Colts competition ahead of the 2018 season. The updated structure includes six new teams who will participate in the Colts format

Posted in Featured News, Junior & Youth, QAFL, SEQ Community Football

Hervey Bay claims Wide Bay Women’s Premiership as Competition is Hailed as Huge Success

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Hervey Bay have blitzed the inaugural AFL Wide Bay Women’s competition, ending their undefeated season on a high with a resounding 17-point Grand Final victory over Across the Waves Eagles on Saturday night. The Bombers placed

Posted in Featured News, Female, Finals

Port Douglas reigns supreme over Hermit Park in NQ Premiers Challenge

The Port Douglas Crocs showed on Saturday why they are widely regarded as one of the best regional teams in the state, when they accounted for the Townsville-based Hermit Park Tigers by 45 points in the inaugural NQ Premiers Challenge.

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QAFL Clubs vye for NEAFL players in 2018 Mini Draft

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard As the football season draws closer, Queensland clubs from both the NEAFL and QAFL competitions have staged the 2018 QAFL Mini Draft this week. The mini draft exists to align every Queensland NEAFL primary listed player

Posted in Featured News, NEAFL, QAFL

Brisbane Lions AFLW Grand Final Preview

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Tomorrow’s AFL Women’s Grand Final concludes the Brisbane Lions’ entertaining yet unprobeable return to the promise land. Somehow, they’ve made it, and now have the opportunity to avenge last year’s defeat; secure their first piece of

Posted in AFL, AFLW, Featured News, Female, QWAFL

Cape York claim Seventh Consecutive North Queensland U16 Title

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Football in Northern Queensland has once again been painted green as the Cape York Crusaders soared to victory in the 2018 U16 North Queensland Academy Championships last weekend. The Crusaders went undefeated throughout the tournament, winning

Posted in Featured News, Junior & Youth, Regional, Talent

Coolangatta and Robina taste victory in Alpha Sport Women’s Showdown

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard   Coolangatta and Robina earned themselves a slice of women’s football history at the weekend when the two clubs were crowned the inaugural Alpha Sport Women’s Showdown champions in their respective divisions. Coolangatta’s QWAFL side outlasted

Posted in AFLW, Featured News, Female, QWAFA, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football, Youth Girls

Queensland Umpires selected for NTFL Grand Final

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard The Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) Division 1 Grand Final will this year feature a splash of Queensland flare. Queensland umpiring duo, Ashlon Gardner and Tim Sommerville, have been announced as field umpires for the showdown

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, NEAFL, QAFL, Umpires

Alpha Sport Preseason set to ramp up

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Preseason football in South-East Queensland is set to step up a notch this weekend with games for both the Alpha Sport Women’s Showdown and Alpha Sport Cup set to take place. Across both Saturday and Sunday

Posted in Featured News, Female, QWAFA, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football

Lions, Suns U18 Academies prepare for National Academy Series

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard With the 2018 Academy Series less than a month away, the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns academies will face off once again this weekend. Both the Under-18 Girls and Under-18 Boys academies will be showcased,

Posted in Featured News, Talent, Youth Girls

Lions’ last roll of the dice in AFLW blockbuster

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard The Brisbane Lions face an uphill battle to return to the Grand Final for a second consecutive season, but if a string of results falls their way, it could become a reality. After succumbing to a

Posted in AFLW, Featured News, Female, QWAFL

Lions edge out Suns as Girls Ready for Under-18 Academy Series

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard The Brisbane Lions Under-18 Female Academy has continued their superb start to the 2018 season with a convincing 37-point victory over the Gold Coast Suns Under-18 Female Academy on Saturday. The game was featured as a

Posted in AFLW, Featured News, Female, Queensland U18 State Academy, Representative Football, Talent, Youth Girls

Lions let Grand Final hopes slip after Collingwood loss

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard The Brisbane Lions’ hopes of returning to the Grand Final in 2018 have been slashed by Collingwood at Burpengary, suffering a 14-point loss at the hands of the away side on Saturday afternoon. A chance at

Posted in AFLW, Featured News, Female

In 2018, Don’t Believe in Never

The AFL today released its 2018 campaign, Don’t Believe in Never, showcasing three remarkable stories centring on passion, dedication, overcoming adversity and ultimately triumph within the game. The three stories will be highlighted through short films, featuring Damien Hardwick’s leadership

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Jindalee and UQ Bolster Women’s Football in Brisbane’s West Under new Agreement

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard A landmark agreement between the University of Queensland Red Lions and Jindalee Jaguars was formalised last week to outline a clear pathway for female footballers in the region from junior and ranks to the QWAFL. Both

Posted in Featured News, Female, QWAFA, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football, Youth Girls

State Umpiring Academy panel raring to go in 2018

By Justin Lillecrapp @lillecrapp17 The 2018 AFL Queensland State Field Umpiring Academy squad has been finalised. Umpires were chosen from across the state to begin the trial process in October 2017. The trialling umpires trained twice a week throughout the

Posted in Featured News, Umpires

2018 AFL Queensland Season Launch Announcement

By AFL Queensland Media @AFLQ The Courier Mail and AFL are proud to present the 2018 AFL Queensland Season Launch on Tuesday, March 20, at the Gambaro Hotel in Brisbane from 12-2:30pm. The AFL Queensland Season Launch will provide Queensland

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Alpha Sport Women’s Showdown ramps up for 2018

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard AFL Queensland has this week announced the fixture for the Alpha Sport Women’s Showdown, featuring two single-day competitions for the south east regions’ four senior female competitions. The showdown will be held at Leyshon Park, Yeronga

Posted in Featured News, Female, QWAFA, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football

“Give them hell”: Frederick-Traub readying for International Women’s Day clash

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the women who are changing the game, making their mark, kicking new goals and redefining what is possible in sport. For over a century, women have

Posted in AFLW, Featured News, Female, QWAFL

Wests Juniors to Celebrate 90th Anniversary in 2018

By Anthony Wingard @AntWingard The Wests Juniors Australian Football Club will celebrate the club’s 90th anniversary in 2018, marking close to a century of football in the city’s western suburbs. To commemorate the milestone, the Bulldogs will host an anniversary

Posted in Club Management, Featured News, Junior & Youth, Volunteers

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

Posted in Diversity, Featured News, Indigenous, Multicultural

Gold Coast Suns size up pair of aces from the Far North

By Samuel Davis, The Cairns Post The Gold Coast Suns may have their very own Far North Queensland odd couple with Kowanyama’s Fitzroy Greenwool and Torres Strait Islander Tui Lowah joining their development program – that is, unless another club pinches

Posted in AFL, Featured News, Indigenous, Regional