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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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Scheer hard work to get to the Draft

When Brad Scheer ran out with the Palm Beach Currumbin Lions two and a half years ago, he was not only debuting, he was making history. At 15 years old, he became the youngest ever senior player at Salk Oval.

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Allison ready for dream to come true

When Jacob Allison sits down next Friday night to see if his dream of becoming an AFL footballer comes true, the people who have been there from day one, his family, will surround him. They are the ones who come

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Tuesday Talking Points

Culture On Saturday, Palm Beach skipper Jesse Derrick would have been preparing mentally and physically for a do-or-die semi final against Mt Gravatt in the QAFL the next day, but that didn’t stop him heading up to Brisbane to run

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Tuesday Talking Points

Where did Jade come from? When Kalinda Howarth kicked six goals for Coolangatta in Saturday’s first game of the QWAFL triple-header, she extended her lead in the league goal kicking to six. With that buffer between her and second place,

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Matt Payne wins second NEAFL MVP

Aspley champion Matthew Payne has re-written the history books after claiming a second NEAFL Most Valuable Player Award by a single vote in thrilling conclusion at the Doltone House in Sydney on Sunday night. Payne, 30, polled seven votes in

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Tuesday Talking Points

Top four locked Caloundra’s win over Aspley in the QFA North on Saturday means that the top four is now a lock. With two weeks to go, both Aspley and Moreton bay aren’t a mathematical chance to sneak in, but

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Tuesday Talking Points

Bomber meets the real Bomber After 10 seasons at the helm Graham ‘Bomber’ Adams broke the record as the longest serving Sandgate senior coach on Saturday. The clubrooms were packed with people wanting to celebrate the milestone with him, including

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Relative success for NEAFL umps

Super umpiring brothers Nick and Zac Mabb will link up this Saturday for their first game together at NEAFL level. The Mabb brothers will officiate the Lions v Giants NEAFL clash on Saturday with 21 year-old Nick as a boundary

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Tuesday Talking Points

The voicemail On Sunday morning, I woke up to a very pleasant, three minute voice-mail from about 3am the night before. It was a certain UQ player giving me the full run down of their win over Wilston Grange that

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NEAFL Rising Star nod for Rolls

Queensland under 18 state player Jack Rolls has earned the Round 11 NEAFL Rising Star nomination after a strong showing against Southport at Fankhauser Reserve on Saturday. It is the second Rising Star nod for the Brisbane Lions Academy member,

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Salvos fundraiser ahead of NEAFL GF rematch

A ‘Guns N Hoses’ charity match between the Queensland Police and Fire and Rescue services will be played at Graham Rd this weekend to raise funds for the Salvation Army. The match will be played a curtain raiser to the

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AFL Selection – Round 8

Sam Michael’s AFL dream lives on – by Peter Blucher Sam Michael is a perfect example of a young man who simply will never give up. Eighteen months after it seemed like his AFL career was over when he was

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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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Whetton to reach NEAFL half-century

Alex Whetton will umpire his 50th NEAFL game this Saturday in the Redland vs. Aspley clash. The 20-year-old hasn’t wasted any time racing to the half-century. Whetton, who came through he Brisbane Juniors umpiring ranks, made his NEAFL debut in

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2016 Queensland State Team Squad Announced

AFL Queensland has announced an initial 45-man squad for the 2016 Queensland State Team, who will take on the Western Australian Amateur Football League (WAAFL) in a state representative match on June 3. The squad is made up of 41

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Round 4 Syd Guildford Nominee: Fraser Pope

Surfers Paradise midfielder and assistant coach, Fraser Pope, is the round 4 Syd Guildford nominee. Pope – a contested ball bull – won his own footy all day in Surfers Paradise’s big win over Labrador on Sunday; he was the

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ANZAC Day debut for Josh Smith?

By Peter Blucher Former Morningside and Redland star Josh Smith is one step from a dream AFL debut for Collingwood on one of the biggest stages in the game … the Anzac Day blockbuster against Essendon at the MCG on

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Round 3 QAFL Rising Star: Lochie McRae

Wilston Grange speedster Lochie McRae is the round 3 Rising Star nominee, McRae ran rampant in the Gorillas’ win over UQ on Friday night, using his speed and endurance to turn the forward 50 into a pressure cooker. “It’s my

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Lest we forget; QLD footy and ANZAC Day

There has always been a strong connection between Australian Football and the armed forces, with ANZAC Day recognised each year by leagues and clubs across the state. Before we look at what this weekend holds, lets look back at some

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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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2016 State Representative Coaches Named

AFL Queensland today announced the coaches for the 2016 AFL Queensland State Representative Program. Three of Queensland’s most respected coaches, John Blair, Rick Hanlon and Danny Craven will coach the three representative sides in this, the 150th year of football

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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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NEAFL NITV coverage extended

The North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) has extended its partnership with National Indigenous Television (NITV) to deliver an increased presence on the national network in 2016. All NEAFL teams will have matches replayed on NITV this year with non-AFL

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Tuesday Talking Points

UQ does Europe Over the weekend there was a real Queensland connection to the second annual AFL Europe Champions League played in Amsterdam. 13 men’s and five women’s teams played for the title of best domestic team on the continent.

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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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