Multicultural

Miyakonojo Delegation Tour Moreton Bay

Delegates from the Japanese city Miyakonojo toured the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex at Burpengary on Wednesday afternoon, as part of a sister city arrangement with the Moreton Bay Regional Council. The visitors toured the 13 million dollar facilities, looking

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AFLQ World Fiesta

Now in its third year, the AFL Queensland World Fiesta is a unique event that celebrates cultural diversity through Australian Football, food and family entertainment. AFLQ World Fiesta 2017 will be held at Leyshon Park, Yeronga on Friday July 28.

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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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Redcliffe Tiger takes footy to Indonesia

Barry Anderson went overseas hoping to develop a love for AFL in young Indonesians, but he got more than he ever expected when Indonesia won the inaugural All-Asia Cup. When Barry and his family packed up their Brisbane home for

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Coaching, Diversity, Featured News, Multicultural, Uncategorised, Volunteers

AFL U15 Youth Oceania Cup Grand Final Result

GRAND FINAL Nauru Stars 4-3-27 Def Fiji Jnr Tribe 3-3-21 What a fantastic, tough game of football both these teams played. The match was played at a fierce pace with the Fiji team taking it right up to the reigning

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Reuben Williams’ Story

Young Brisbane Lions footballer Reuben William and his family are the focus of the second of a series of three short films celebrating cultural diversity in Australian Football. Reuben’s story, produced by independent filmmaker Amie Batalibasi, explores the 18-year-old’s journey

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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.

Posted in AFL, Diversity, Featured News, Female, Multicultural, Representative Football, Volunteers, Youth Girls

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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Four days of Fijian education

Last week, AFL Fiji embarked on four days of education. On the agenda were the issues not just AFL Fiji staff, but community members deal with head on in their day-to-day lives. The aim of the week was to help

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From Scotland to the Gabba?

Her journey may have started in Scotland, but Jemma Abbott is hoping it ends up on the Gabba. Abbot, 17, a member of the Queensland Youth Girl’s Academy and Maroochydore QWAFA player, was born and lived in Scotland until she

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Four countries, one game for Macanawai

When it comes to multicultural influences in the QAFL, UQ young-gun Jonathan Macanawai ticks all the boxes. On the field, Macanawai, 18, is in the conversation as one of the best young players in the league. Off the field, he

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Toara on top of the world

From playing Auskick and club footy, to captaining the AFL Under 16 World Team, Toara Marango has had an eventful start to his football journey. A product of the AFL Queensland Diversity Talent Pathway, his family are Australian Football fans,

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Multicultural Ambassador profile: Finlay Blacklock

It all began with the kicking of a ball for Finlay Blacklock, one of AFL Queensland’s Australia Post AFL Multicultural Community Ambassadors. Born in Edinburgh, to a Scottish mother and an Australian father, his family decided to pack everything up

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AFL Multicultural Round launched

The AFL officially launched the 2016 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round today at the Female Orphan School in the Parramatta campus of Western Sydney University. The Toyota AFL Multicultural Round highlights the contribution different communities have made to Australian Football, while

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Bruce Reville awarded 2016 Troy Clarke Scholarship

Wide Bay’s Bruce Reville has been awarded the 2016 Troy Clarke Scholarship,  named after the former Brisbane Bears player and respected AFL Queensland Game Development Manager who passed away in 2013 at just 44 years of age. The scholarship is

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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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Cake cut on 150-year celebrations

Beautiful Burleigh Heads provided the perfect backdrop to launch the 150-year celebrations of footy in Queensland and 2016 AFL season today. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan was joined by AFLQ Chief Dean Warren, as well as SUNS’ and Lions’ captains Gary

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Nauru All-Stars to play in SEQ

This week, South East Queensland is playing host to the AFL Nauru All-Stars team Twenty-two of AFL Nauru’s best, combined with a few players from local communities in Queensland, will play two games against South East Queensland teams this weekend.

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Burpengary puts on a QLD footy show

Nearly 4000 fans packed into the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex on Sunday for a Queensland football showcase. Hot and blustery conditions certainly didn’t impact the atmosphere of the day, played on a Burpengary deck that would rival anywhere in

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2016 Multicultural Player Ambassadors Announced

The AFL and Australia Post are pleased to announce its Multicultural Program will expand to 18 player ambassadors in 2016, which includes Queensland based players Dayne Zorko, Adam Saad and Tom Nicholls, and for the first time will include two

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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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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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AFLQ Diversity Academy to open in Brisbane

AFL Queensland today announced the establishment of Australia’s first AFL Diversity Academy at CJ Greenfields Sporting Complex in Brisbane. The AFL Queensland Diversity Academy at Inala will house many of AFL Queensland’s multicultural, Indigenous, female and disability programs including the

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Future bright for Kiwi Jade

Jade Ransfield fell in love with AFL as soon as she started playing, and it would appear the game loves her right back. Ransfield said that after playing her first game, she found it impossible to stop. The 17-year-old, who

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American accent for AFL Gold Coast Juniors

American footy players Daniel Lehane and Bryce Milner are the latest addition to the AFL Gold Coast Juniors coaching staff. Dean Vigus, the Gold Coast Juniors Competition Coordinator, has created an opportunity for young American footballers to gain valuable experience

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AFL kicks off 2015 Toyata AFL Multicultural Round

The AFL is pleased to announce the 2015 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round, celebrating ‘Many Cultures, One Game’ will take place in Round 19 of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season. Multicultural Round highlights the contribution multicultural communities have made to the

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Goal umpire Hung to commentate Q Clash

Whether it’s goal umpiring or commentating an AFL game in Vietnamese, multicultural program ambassador Hung Huynh Quang will play a vital part in this weekend’s multicultural round. Huynh Quang first came to Australia three years ago from Vietnam to complete

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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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