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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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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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Tour success for Indigenous Woomeras

The AFL Indigenous Woomeras tour of NZ concluded on Sunday afternoon at a sunny North Harbour Stadium where the touring side defeated the U18 New Zealand Kahu in both games of the series, with both sides showing great skill and

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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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Queensland quartet fly out for Woomeras tour

  Queenslanders Te’anna Fujii (Marsden, QLD), Moesha Morris (Edmonton, QLD), Pamai Dau (Condon, QLD) and Delma Gisu (Wulguru, QLD) have departed for Auckland as part of the 2015 AFL Indigenous Woomeras team tour. Currently in its second year, the AFL Indigenous Woomeras program

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Jarrod Harbrow Leadership Academy launched

The Gold Coast Suns, with the assistance of the AFL, are proud to be launching the Jarrod Harbrow Leadership Academy – a culturally-appropriate talent program designed to provide a wide range of support and services to first-choice indigenous athletes from

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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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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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Jim Stynes Scholarships for Queensland talent

Young Queenslanders Elisha King (North Cairns ), Mabior Chol (Yeronga), Rueben William (Zillmere), Shaleise Law (Darling Downs), Shannon Campbell (Wilston Grange), Tahlia Randall (Kawana Park) and Didymus Blankett (Cape York) are amongst the recipients of the Jim Stynes Scholarship Fund

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A year in the life of a Multicultural Ambassador

  By Wesley Hull   The New Year arrives with the tingling sensations of a new footy season. But somehow, this year was even more… tingly. With the first ball being bounced  in April, something more exciting preceded it. Would

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Indigenous Round: What’s on in Queensland

The AFL will celebrate Indigenous Round in Round 9 of the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, May 29-31, and AFL Queensland is inviting all Clubs and Affiliate Leagues to celebrate the round at the same time. Indigenous Round celebrates the

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Corrie gives back to the community

Anthony Corrie has achieved a lot on the football field. 56 AFL games, U18 All-Australian and Harrison Medalist, NEAFL Player, South Queensland representative, Kenmore player and under 17 coach. But it’s his work off it that is making the biggest

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Umpire plays special part in Indigenous Round

This Saturday, Lenny Christie will do his bit in recognising the connection between Australia’s game and the Indigenous culture, when he takes to the field to umpire. Christie will perform the Welcome to Country ceremony at Yeronga at the start

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2015 Toyota AFL Indigenous Round

    The 20 year anniversary of the AFL’s Racial Vilification Policy, a first in Australian sport, is being commemorated as part of the 2015 Toyota AFL Indigenous Round. The AFL, along with Michael Long and Adam Goodes officially launched

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2015 Indigenous Round

The AFL will celebrate Indigenous Round in Round 9 of the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, May 29-31, and AFL Queensland is inviting all Clubs and Affiliate Leagues to celebrate the round at the same time at marquee matches across

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AFL Cape York kicking goals with upgraded oval

The Cape York community can keep kicking goals with the official opening of their upgraded oval in Cairns today. Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt officially opened the newly upgraded Cape York AFL field, which the Queensland Government contributed

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AFL National Diversity Champs – Day 3

Game 28 – Kickstart – Western Australia v South Australia The warning signals had been coming from day One of the championships that Western Australia was peaking, but it was a South Australian side that felt the brunt of that.

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National Diversity Champs – Day 1

The 2015 National Diversity Championships got under way at Cazalys Stadium in Cairns today on a beautiful and warm tropical day. The event, comprising both the national Kickstart and All Nations Championships, showcased the tremendous Under 15 talent from across

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Indigenous Leadership award for Lyneeka

AFL Mackay Sport Ready trainee Lyneeka Malone has received the inaugural Chris Johnson Cup award at the 2015 AFL SportsReady Awards night in Brisbane. The Chris Johnson Cup is named after the Brisbane Lions premiership defender Chris Johnson. The award

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Inclusion the key for AFLQ Diversity team

The AFL Queensland Diversity Team is now complete with the appointment of Eddie Sansbury to the role of Diversity Coordinator – Talent. The portfolio, managed by Luke Jeffery, takes in the female, Indigenous, disability and multicultural sectors. “As an Indigenous

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North Queensland clinch opening U16 win

By Harry Krebs

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2014 Harmony Day at Logan

The AFL kicks off with a split round this weekend featuring the Gold Coast SUNS and Richmond clash at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night. The QAFA (A) is the first South-East Queensland competition to take to the field for season

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Footy Means Business for Tipungwuti

Queensland U16 representative, Adam Tipungwuti, has been selected for the 2014 Rio Tinto Footy means Business program.

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Female KickStart Championships underway

Inaugural National Female KickStart Championships kick off The inaugural National Female Indigenous KickStart Championships kicked off at Melbourne’s Victoria Park yesterday Supported by the Coles AFL Indigenous Program and The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA),

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AFLQ at NAIDOC celebrations

Brisbane Lions player, Ash McGrath, joined AFLQ to celebrate NAIDOC Week last week.

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AFLQ to join in NAIDOC Week celebrations

AFL Queensland will join in NAIDOC Week celebrations across the state. NAIDOC Week 2013, from 7–14 July, is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to join together to recognise the valuable contribution Indigenous people have made to this country.

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Geelong Cats to visit Zillmere

By Grant Hitzman

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$1.3 million to FNQ Indigenous sport

Sports Minister Steve Dickson today announced the Newman Government would provide a $1.3 million funding boost over the next three years for Indigenous sport in Far North Queensland. Mr Dickson said the funding, part of the Sport and Recreation Indigenous

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