Junior & Youth

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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Show your colours at SEQ Junior Grand Finals

“Bring as much colour and support for the kids as you can,” that’s the message from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Juniors ahead of their grand finals this weekend. It’s the first time all South East Queensland junior grand

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Tuesday Talking Points

Junior finals frenzy Finals are set to get underway this weekend for junior competitions on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts as well as the Wide Bay area, while the Brisbane finals kicked off last weekend. All together, from the Sunny

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Tuesday Talking Points

Long time between drinks for Yeronga Saturday was a historical day for Yeronga South Brisbane, though it might have flown under the radar. Yeronga got on top in their weekend clash with Mayne, running out victors 18.10.118 to 10.13.73. It

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School Holiday Camps

AFL Queensland’s famous school holiday camps are back in July with  programs running at Zillmere and Coorparoo. The camps are open to both boys and girls aged 5 to12 years and no previous AFL experience is required. Kids will have the

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Tuesday Talking Points

Post of the week As we know the QAFL is in full swing and as tradition dictates, clubs are doing a fine job of keeping players who might be getting a bit of a head wobble, in line. We’re talking

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Academy Battle in U18 Championships Div 2

The SUNS and Lions academies will go head-to-head in the first round of the 2017 NAB AFL U18 Division 2 Championships. The rivalry is real … and it’s game on. Once the jumper is on and these players cross the

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Lions Academy Ready for Rivals

Brisbane Lions Academy Manager Luke Curran gives his thoughts on round 1 of the much anticipated NAB Academy Series and the Lion’s pre-season preparations so far. The Brisbane Lions Academy side will face off against the Gold Coast Suns academy

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Junior Football Match Guide — This is Our Game — Tackling Philosophy Safety Size of Field Parents

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Participation numbers on the up again

Queensland’s love of Australian Football continues, with census figures announced today revealing a six per cent growth in participation for the state in 2016. 229,388 men, women and children pulled on a Guernsey this year, compared to 216,381 in 2015.

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Magpies’ Summer Skills Program Back Again

Summer might be just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity for the youngsters to polish up on their skills isn’t there. The Western Magpies will be hosting a Summer Skills Program every Friday night from November 11

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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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Ashlee makes history at BJ Awards

Forest Lake’s Ashlee Sciortino has made history as the first female player to receive the AFL Brisbane Juniors top honour; the O’Callaghan Medal for most votes polled in any division. Ashlee’s 40 votes saw her nudge out Redland’s Miller Rose, who picked up

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Tuesday Talking Points

Be a hero, son. Half way through the third quarter in the Sufers Paradise Mt Gravatt QAFL Reserves game on Saturday, the Demons found themselves down by 23-points. At the final siren, they still trailed by four points, but the

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Sean tells everyone to ‘have a go’

‘Get in there, have a go, and see what it’s like.’ Those are the words of Sean Kendrick for anyone with a disability interested in playing footy, and they couldn’t ring truer. Sean, a Grade 5 student at Jamboree Heights

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Register Now for July Youth AFL9s Carnival

REP YOUR CLUB IN THE FIRST YOUTH AFL9S CLUB CARNIVAL Get your crew together for a mad day of touch AFL footy. With boys, girls and mixed divisions there’s never been a better opportunity to wear your club colours and

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Mayne U9 Black go pink for charity

The Mayne Tigers Under 9 Black team wore pink socks to raise funds to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation continue their fantastic work into breast cancer research on Oval 2 at Oxenham Park on Saturday 14 May. The tightly knit team was

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‘Siders for Life’ unites Panthers

The Morningside Panthers last week united participants from their junior ranks with the senior squad for a combined training session. The initiative, organised by the club’s welfare arm Siders For Life, is one in a series of events aimed at

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Youth Girls Nationals Preview

It’s just three days until the Queensland Youth Girls team play their first game of the Nationals. First up on Monday is the team that beat them in last years grand final, Victoria Metro We caught up with Female High

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Lights switched on at Coorparoo

Coorparoo AFC has flicked the switch on a new era at Birubi St, showcasing their home ground’s brand-new floodlights on Thursday night. Key contributors including Coorparoo Ward Councillor Ian McKenzie, retired Gabba Ward Councillor Helen Abrahams, Fran Bell (representing State

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Tuesday Talking Points

15 If you kick 15 goals in a game as a team in a game, it’s a reasonable day at the office. To get 15 goals out of your two key forwards is incredible. Josh Baxter and Bryce Retzlaff went

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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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Guernsey bonus for AFLBJ U9s

Almost 1000 Brisbane Lions guernseys will be given free to AFL Brisbane Juniors players born in 2007 (under 9’s) as part of a partnership between the Lions and AFL Queensland. It is hoped this new incentive will encourage Queenslanders to

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Liam Dawson signs on as Juniors Ambassador

Brisbane Lions player Liam Dawson has been named Brisbane Juniors Ambassador for 2016. The rising AFL star will work with AFL Queensland to promote the competition to girls and boys across Brisbane. Dawson said he is honoured to be given the

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The 20-hour journey for a game of footy

Four quarters, 60 minutes, 3,600 seconds; that’s how long an AFL Queensland Schools Cup game takes. 10 hours, 600 minutes, 36,000 seconds; that’s how long it will take one team just to get to the ground. That team is Sunset

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Decade of service for Burleigh’s Larkin

It stated with a dad following his eldest son to a game of footy; it’s resulted in over a decade of service. Chris Larkin, the 2015 AFL Queensland Youth Coach of the Year, is as loyal as they come to

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Junior sign on day details

2015 yielded another record number of junior football participants in Queensland; now the focus switches to 2016. The Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast Juniors will hold their respective sign on days over the next two weekends, allowing players new

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MacDonald-Camden heads good news at Grange

At just 20-years-old, Marcus MacDonald-Camden has put the boots into storage, and taken the leap into the senior coach ranks taking over as the Wilston Grange QWAFL coach for 2016. For MacDonald-Camden, his coaching passion is fostered from his love

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U14 State Academy Championships: full results

 Coaches Awards  Brisbane North: Will Martyn Moreton Bay: Matt King  North Queensland Central: Gracen Sproule North Queensland Northern: Jai Newell PNG:  Hewago Paul Oea  Sunshine Coast: Rick Wirth  Brisbane South East: Will Kerr Brisbane South West: Charlie Thorpe Gold Coast

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U14 Boys & Girls Champs. kick off Sunday

The AFL Queensland Under 14 State Academy Championships kick off this Sunday, September 20, at Fisherman’s Rd Sporting Complex, Maroochydore. This year’s carnival will see Brisbane South East, Brisbane North, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast North, Gold Coast South, North Queensland

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