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Diversity Champs Results: UPDATED

  DAY 3 ALL NATIONS Match 15 VIC defeated NT Final Score: VIC – 8.10.58 NT – 0.0.0 VIC Goal Kickers: Amanda Ling (3), Melanie Hope (2), Nyakoat Doijoik (2) and Tarrah Delgado (1) VIC Best Players: Nyakoat Doijoik, Amanda

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AFLQ launches Reconciliation Action Plan

AFL Queensland today launched the organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plan as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations. Speaking at the launch, AFL Queensland CEO, Dean Warren, said the Reconciliation Action Plan formalises AFL Queensland’s commitment to further strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and

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Talking Indigenous Round with Kapun Morris

One of the most special things about Indigenous Round for skilful Labrador midfielder Kapun Morris, is that he gets to play footy on his country, which, as a member of the Kombumerri Tribe, is the Gold Coast region. “I’m fortunate

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GC Juniors celebrate Indigenous Round

Community clubs across the state are joining celebrations for Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round. Broadbeach Cats Juniors are just one club making a feature of it, with all Friday night and Saturday games highlighting the significance of the round. Prior

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The incredible story of Frank Ivory

Before commencing a highly decorated rugby career in 1891, an outstanding Indigenous athlete with an amazing story emerged from the Maryborough representative Australian football team of 1889. Maryborough’s Frank Ivory, along with Jack Hensler (1884 − Gympie), were the only

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Talking Indigenous Round with Jesse Green

Indigenous Round is always a significant time of year for silky Mt Gravatt midfielder Jesse Green. To Jesse, it’s special that there’s a time to showcase the incredible contribution that Indigenous culture has made to the game of Aussie rules.

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Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round launched

The AFL launched the 2017 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round today in Melbourne’s Parliament Gardens outside a statue of Sir Doug and Lady Gladys Nicholls. This is the eleventh year the AFL has celebrated Indigenous Round and the

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AFL Cape York House for Girls gets green light

AFL Queensland CEO, Mr. Dean Warren, today welcomed Federal Government funding to support the building of AFL Cape York House for Girls. AFL Cape York House is a residential facility in Cairns for young Indigenous men from remote Indigenous communities across Cape York

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Rick Hanlon awarded OAM

Cape York Regional Manager Rick Hanlon has been recognised with an Order of Australia Medal in today’s Australia Day honours for his services to Australian Rules Football. Following a successful Australian Football career in Tasmania, Mr Hanlon moved to Cairns

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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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10 Queenslanders get national talent call-up

The 2016 Female Diversity Championships was not only a week of standout Queensland performances by our two teams, but also the individuals. 10 Queenslanders were selected across two national talent programs for 2017, following their performances during the week. The

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Tuesday Talking Points

One less on the merry-go-round After taking Palm Beach Currumbin to a QAFL Grand Final this year, Chad Owens is going around again as head coach of the Lions for 2017. I’m glad both parties reached an agreement, definitely the

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Female Diversity Champs kick off

The Queensland Kickstart and All Nations teams have kicked off their 2016 Female Diversity Championships campaigns. This year the 2016 Female Diversity Championships encompass the National U15 Kickstart and for the first year the National U15 All Nations Cup. The week long

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Palm island students pumped for Magpies Cup

Travelling to Townsville, and playing AFL, may not seem like the most life changing experience to some, but for students from Palm Island’s St Michael’s Catholic school it will be the highlight of their year. On Friday the Garbutt Magpies’

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Tuesday Talking Points

THAT goal Brad Scheer became the talk of the under 18 world last Wednesday night when he handed the Allies their first win of the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships courtesy of a right foot banana from the boundary. Don’t

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Tuesday Talking Points

The long road to debut Palm Beach had a kid debut on the weekend by the name of Damian Ashby. The 17-year-old played a blinder on the wing, kicking two goals, and even being compared to Issac Smith from Hawthorn

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Friday Forecast: Round 8

MATCH OF THE ROUND Mt Gravatt vs. Surfers Paradise Saturday May 28, 2:00pm, Dittmer Park LIVE BLOG FROM 1:45pm When two of the most in-form teams in the competition meet on the back of good wins, you just know it’s

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AFL Selection Wrap – Round10

By Peter Blucher. Good news for Dempsey, Joyce. Two players at opposite ends of their AFL career grabbed the Queensland spotlight in selection for Round 10 of the Toyota AFL premiership overnight. Essendon veteran Courtenay Dempsey, sidelined for the past

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Indigenous Rnd ‘special day’ for Green

When Mt Gravatt player Jesse Green runs out against Surfers Paradise in the QAFL on Saturday, it just won’t be any old game. This weekend, the AFL celebrates the Indigenous connection to our game through Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round.

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Uni Hawks continue Indigenous Round tradition

The University Hawks AFC has been the pioneers of promoting the Indigenous Round of football in Townsville and has worked tirelessly over the past few years to establish a healthy relationship with the local indigenous educational facility, Shalom Christian College.

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Clubs invited to celebrate Indigenous Round

The AFL will celebrate Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round* across Round 10 of the 2016 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, May 27-29. AFL Queensland is inviting all clubs and affiliate leagues to join in celebrating the connection between the game and

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AFL Cape York House helping realise dreams

Cairns leaders have praised the work of a ‘special’ Indigenous boarding house in Bungalow. Around 60 guests attended the opening of AFL Cape York House’s new $850,000 multipurpose facility on Friday. RELATED: Indigenous boarding house dances against domestic violence Mayor

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Aspley and Redland celebrate Indigenous connection

Aspley and Redland will usher in a new era of their NEAFL rivalry when they battle for the inaugural Quandamooka-Turrbal Indigenous Round Trophy on Saturday afternoon. The two sole Brisbane-based clubs in the competition will also wear special Indigenous guernsey’s

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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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Diversity Champs kick off in Townsville

By Wesley Hull Under the lights on a beautiful, mild Townsville night, the 2016 National Diversity Championships got under way with an opening ceremony at Tony Ireland Stadium. With a cooling light breeze to welcome the event, an enthusiastic crowd,

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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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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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Goodes inspires at Cape York House

Developing a national war cry and increasing the number of Indigenous Australians who finish high school are just two of AFL legend Adam Goodes’ goals post-retirement. During his brief visit to Cairns, the former Australian of the Year ran a football

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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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