NEAFL

NEAFL Fixture Released

The North East Australian Football League is heading to Lismore, Maroochydore and Wollongong for the first time in its history as part of a record number of regional matches scheduled in the 2018 NEAFL Fixture. With the addition of NEAFL

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SUNS Rookie Duo

Gold Coast SUNS Academy players Jacob Dawson and Jacob Heron have been drafted by the SUNS in this afternoon’s rookie draft as pre-selected category B rookies. The national draft wrapped up on Friday night, making it a tense weekend for

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Five Queenslanders Taken in National Draft

A total of five Queenslanders have been selected in one of the more unpredictable national drafts in recent years.  The Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast SUNS  and Melbourne Demons were all involved, in what was undoubtedly a nervous evening for draft

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Mt Gravatt Announce Senior Coach for 2018

The Mt Gravatt Football Club has appointed Daniel Webster as their senior coach for the 2018 QAFL season. Webster impressed the club through an arduous interview process with his experience as a NEAFL assistant coach at Aspley, as well as

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Tuesday Talking Points

Atten . . . tion! Silverware was up for grabs yesterday, in the Army’s AFL National Carnival taking place in Townsville up until Wednesday the 13th. As the picture shows, the 3rd Brigade got on top of the 7th Brigade

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Andrew Ireland Medal for inspirational Keays

Inspirational Brisbane midfielder Ben Keays capped off his season with dominant performance earning the young gun the Andrew Ireland Medal for best-on-ground in the NEAFL Grand Final on Saturday night at the SCG. After being selected with pick 24 in

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Epic NEAFL Grand Final win for Lions

“It’s been a tough few years for the club, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” The Brisbane Lions have pulled off an astounding 2017 NEAFL Grand Final win over the Sydney Swans, tormenting the minor premiers

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Queensland Clubs Fare Well at NEAFL Awards

Southport midfielder Jordan Keras won the NEAFL’s MVP award on Sunday night, in an exciting vote count at Sofitel Brisbane Central that went down to the final round. The 23-year-old averaged 35 disposals and 10 clearances over the course of

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Tuesday Talking Points

Female diversity It’s getting close to a final squad announcement for the female National Diversity Championships, to take place in Byron Bay from the 10th to 13th of October. Trials are underway this week, for both the All Nations (multicultural)

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Queenslanders to Show Wares at State Combine

Tuesday the 8th of August saw the AFL release the list of players invited to take part in state combines all over Australia. The list features a strong representation from the Gold Coast SUNS Academy with Sam Davidson, Harry Simmington

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Tuesday Talking Points

Ultimate pre-game There are few better pre-game rituals to intimidate the opposition than a tribal dance. Here’s a look at some work from Papua New Guinea (the Ole Ole) and Fiji (the Cimbi), from the 2017 International Cup. If you

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Academy Guns invited to Combine

Talented Queensland draft prospects Connor Ballenden and Jack Payne from the Lions Academy, as well as Brayden Crossley from the SUNS Academy have been invited to take part in the National Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium, taking place on the

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Tuesday Talking Points

New Cats on the block Hapeo ‘Hapex’ Bobogi and Kelly Kaugla played their first QAFL game on the weekend and the Papua New Guinean prospects showed they have a bright future in footy. The moment the talented duo was presented

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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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Ducks Hawks and Bradman

On a January summers day at the Gabba, a gangly medium pace bowler lumbered in to deliver a ball in his first Sheffield Shield game. Representing South Australia at the other end of the pitch, already established as the world’s

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150 milestone for umpire James Waldorff

It all started on the lush footy fields of North West Tasmania when Waldorff was in grade four, when a meat pie, a can of Coke and a Killer Python was reward enough. The bonus, was getting to scurry up

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NEAFL super Saturday to feature local talent

While South East Queensland footy will be taking a break over Easter, the NEAFL will be in full swing with a double header at the Southpine Sports Complex, jam packed with homegrown talent. The teams are yet to be confirmed,

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Seven Ex-AFL players in NEAFL Mini Draft

Monday the 20th marked the end of the 2017 NEAFL Mini Draft with clubs Palm Beach Currumbin, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Labrador all bidding on players at the Southport event. The Mini Draft started on the 15th of March with

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Tuesday Talking Points

A few Roos and a dunny Hundreds gathered at Aussie World on Australia Day for the dunny racing championships (#straya), and one team did the Queensland footy community proud. A few of the Maroochydore Roos donned their familiar green and

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Tuesday Talking Points

Baxter going back Dual Labrador premiership player, Josh Baxter, is returning to his Queensland footy roots in 2017 when he pulls on a Southport Sharks jumper again. As reported in the Gold Coast Bulletin over the Christmas break, the 2015

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Tuesday Talking Points

Coolangatta’s new man? One of the QAFL coaches from 2016 is headed down the highway. Matt Walder, who led Morningside in 2016, has taken the reins of the Coolangatta-Tweed football club in the QFA Division 2 for next year. Question

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2017 NEAFL Fixture

Traditional contests and exposure for academy talent headline the 2017 North East Australian Football League fixture. The new season kicks off on April 1 with an opening round of matches spread right across the northern states in Brisbane, Gold Coast,

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Five AFL players, one Townsville club

There is a club on the outskirts of Townsville by the name of the Hermit Park Tigers who continue to punch well above their weight division. Why? Because when North Melbourne read out Josh Williams’ name at the NAB AFL

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8 Queenslanders drafted in 2016

Two Queenslanders were today selected in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft, taking the total number of Queensland draftees in 2016 to eight, following six selections in the NAB AFL Draft. On Friday night, Jack Bowes, Declan Watson, Josh Williams, Elliot

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6 Queenslanders join the AFL

For six Queenslanders, tonight their AFL dreams became a reality, selected in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft. Jack Bowes, Declan Watson, Josh Williams, Elliot Himmelberg, Jacob Allison and Brad Scheer are all now on AFL lists. Jack Bowes was the

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New look male talent pathway

In 2017, the male Queensland Talent Pathway will have a slightly different look. No longer will there be a Queensland Under 18 Academy, but rather, players will spend the year playing with their club Academies, the Brisbane Lions and the

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DRAFT DAY: The Queensland Academy Contenders

The countdown is finally over, it’s NAB AFL Draft day! Before the show kicks off tonight in Sydney, we thought we would take a look at a few more Queensland players hoping to hear their name read out.   Elliot

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The phone call that pushed Watson to the Draft

A simple phone call from Queensland Academy and High Performance Coach Adrian Fletcher might turn out to be the career defining moment in the story of Declan Watson. In just over 24 hours time, Watson is hoping to have his

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Bowes ready for what the Draft holds

Jack Bowes was the envy of a lot of people growing up. Sporting wise, he was good at everything he tried. You know, that kid who did about eight things at once and was talented at them all. Footy, cricket,

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Williams hoping his moves pay off at the Draft

By the time he turned 18, Josh Williams had lived in four different places. Three of those were with his family, but one – which could turn out to be the most important chapter of his life – was on

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