Youth Girls

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

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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,

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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

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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

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Hawks Nab Fitness Guru Kate Morris

At high-school, during Kate Morris’s physical education classes, she always had a long-term view of what she could achieve in the field. Unlike some of her classmates, it wasn’t a time to get out of regular class and muck about,

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Lions Academy Youth Girls Squad Announced

The Brisbane Lions Academy announced their 2018 youth girls squad yesterday, including 49 players, predominantly between 16 and 18 years of age. “It’s exciting for the girls and for our program to keep building on the inaugural girls squad we

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Lion Honored by UQ

Brisbane Lions half back Breanna Koenen has been honored with a ‘UQ Blue’ at the 2017 UQ Blues Awards Dinner, for her efforts women’s football. Along with her AFLW achievements for the Brisbane Lions, the Bachelor of Physiotherapy student was

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Gabby Arrives at the Gabba

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Brisbane Lions rookie Gabby Collingwood. It wasn’t that long ago that she watched the first ever AFLW game from the couch with her parents. The match was so good she nearly cried.

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Eight Queenslanders in NAB AFL Women’s Academy

The AFL has announced the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Academy squads, including eight Queenslanders in level one and two. The complete intake of 44 players is split into two groups, the 16 year olds in level one and the 17

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Young Lion with a Point to Prove

Lions draftee Ruby Blair has always been a competitor, just ask her older brother Miller. Whatever Miller would do, Ruby wanted to do it too. When Miller decided he was going to build a tree house with a plank between

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Coolangatta Tweed Announce QWAFL Coach

The Coolangatta Tweed Football Club has appointed Matt Bedford as senior coach for season 2018. The new coach thanked the club and showed his eagerness to continue the club’s successful run over the past few years. “Our club has a

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Under 17 Youth Girls Wrap

The Under 17 Youth Girls State Championships wrapped up on Sunday with Gold Coast winning the Pool A final and Central Queensland winning Pool B. It was a particularly strong carnival for the Gold Coast and Central Queensland sides, both

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U17 Youth Girls State Championships

Catching up with U17 superstars Jacqueline Yorston, Natalie Grider and Laura Smith at the AFL Queensland U17 Youth Girls State Championships. Details here: http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-10599-0-0-0&assoc=10599

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Lions Add Three More

At the AFLW Rookie Draft today the Brisbane Lions added three more Lions to their den. Meet the Brisbane Lions’ 2017 AFLW rookies.   Gabby Collingwood (Rookie – U21): University of Queensland prospect Gabby Collingwood is a clever half forward

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Lions Take Eight Queenslanders in AFLW Draft

The Brisbane Lions have selected Eight Queenslanders today at the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Draft, highlighting the depth of local talent in Queensland. It’s time to meet 2017’s latest Lions.   Jordan Zanchetta (Pick 7): Leading the list of selections after

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Woomeras and Medleys Squads Named

Ten Queenslanders have been selected in the Rio Tinto Woomeras and Medleys squads, after the National Diversity Championships finished up last week on Friday at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay. After impressive showings at the championships, Queenslanders Tiarnah Isua, Zeckeisha

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Coxey Making History at Narangba

Narangba Crows President Michael Cox doesn’t really believe in trophies. The forty-seven-year-old account manager judges the success of his club by a different metric; how many kids come back to play next year. It’s a philosophy that’s initiated a strong

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Complete AFLW Combine Wrap

Etihad Stadium hosted 46 female footballers over two days at the inaugural NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine held on the 3rd and 4th of October. Seven Queenslanders were selected to take part in this year’s combine, in a big positive

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Queensland’s AFLW Prospects Talk Combine

The AFLW Draft is fast approaching and seven Queenslanders will be attending the first AFLW Draft Combine. Talents Kalinda Howarth, Gabrielle Collingwood and Ariana Clarke took a break from proceedings, to take us inside the first AFLW Combine.   Kalinda

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Virgo Inspiring the Next Generation

Brisbane Lions AFLW star Sam Virgo has been appointed as an assistant coach for the Darling Downs under 17 girls regional team, for the Queensland State Championships. “I jumped at the chance. I’m just really thrilled to be able to

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Tuesday Talking Points

Community footy superstars At Sunday night’s 2017 Queensland Football Awards volunteers and players alike were recognized for their achievements during the 2017 QFA and QWFA seasons. See below for more details and the complete list of award winners: http://aflq.com.au/queensland-football-awards/  

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Starcevich Talks Talent

The Queensland under 18 state women’s team will take on New South Wales this Friday 19, in their first game of the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships. Female Football High Performance Manager Craig Starcevich spoke about Queensland’s prospects in

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Academy camp for Queensland five

Five Queenslanders join players from around the country at the NAB AFL Women’s National Academy camp taking place at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra this week. The seven-day camp includes combine testing, skill sessions, mentoring, a tour of

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Relive the Youth Girls State Champs

The 2016 AFL Queensland Youth Girls State Championships was an incredible weekend on and off the field. Now, you can re-live it all thanks to our wrap up video of the event below. Check it out.  

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Whitsunday Sea Eagles bid for Women’s team

Australian Football continues to grow across the region and in particular female football is in high demand across the Whitsunday Coast, leading the Whitsunday Sea Eagles AFC to bid to enter the AFL Mackay Women’s competition in 2017. Key introductory

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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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What we learnt at the Youth Girls State Champs

Four days of Youth Girls action wrapped up yesterday (link to results), and once again, it was a fantastic event. Here is what we learnt:   Craig Starcevich and his team might have the toughest job in Australia this week:

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Sunsets claim second Youth Girls Champs

The Gold Coast Sunsets have joined the back-to-back champions club with an 8-point win over the Brisbane South Vixens in the final of the Under 17 Youth Girls State Championships at Yeronga today. A gritty first half from the Vixens

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Youth Girls to shine at State Champs

The AFL Queensland Under 17 Youth Girls State Championships take place at Leyshon Park, Yeronga from today, Thursday October 20 to Sunday October 23. Twelve teams will compete across three divisions, with Papua New Guinea entering the carnival for the first

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Youth Girls to keep an eye on

With the AFL Queensland Under 17 Youth Girls State Championships kicking off tomorrow, we thought it’s the perfect time to go through the team lists and give a bit of background on a player from each region. Here are just

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