Queensland U18 State Academy

Gabby Arrives at the Gabba

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Brisbane Lions rookie Gabby Collingwood. It wasn’t that long ago that she watched the first ever AFLW game from the couch with her parents. The match was so good she nearly cried.

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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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Queensland Under 16s Claim Carnival

The Queensland Under 16 state team wrapped up a clean sweep at Yeronga on Saturday, defeating the Northern Territory and winning the NAB AFL U16 Championships division two carnival. Three impressive wins in three games, bodes well for the future

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Queensland U16s Wrap

Queensland won big in the Under 16s today at Metricon Stadium against a valiant Tasmanian outfit. The Queenslanders opened up a commanding lead part way through the second quarter, but Tasmania worked their way back into the game and found

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Queensland U17s Wrap

The Queensland Under 17 state side came away with a convincing win today, against the NSW/ACT Rams. After a scrappy few opening minutes and an even first half, the Queenslanders broke away and finished the game on top 14.8.92 to

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Queensland Tall Timber Performs in Allies Loss

Exciting Queensland draft prospects Brayden Crossley and Connor Ballenden put on a show at Leederville Oval on Sunday, despite the Allies going down in the contest 6.8 (44) 12.12 (84), in round three of the NAB AFL U18 National Championships.

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Tuesday Talking Points

A Queensland footy weekend for the ages Football in Queensland had one of the all-time great weekends, claiming victories all over Australia. The QAFL’s representative side got over the top of the WAAFL (WA amateurs), in a close win, just

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Representative Double Header Wrap Up

Soaked super Sunday WAAFL coach Clint Testa probably summed it up best, “you spend eight weeks planning for a game, then it all goes out the window in the first minute,” he said. As Sunday came, so did the rain,

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8 Queenslanders in Allies Clash with Vic Country

Eight Queenslanders have been named in the Allies side set to take on Vic Country in their first game of the NAB AFL Under 18 National Championships. Five players from the SUNS Academy, along with three from the Lions Academy,

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14 Queenslanders named in 2017 Allies squad

The Allies squad set to take on the rest of Australia at the Under 18 NAB AFL National Championships was named yesterday. Ten players were chosen from the Gold Coast SUNS Academy, along with four from the Lions Academy. The

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Queenslanders on show in MCG curtain raiser

Three young Queenslanders have been selected to take part in a special AFL academy curtain raiser, prior to this Sunday’s Carlton v Essendon showdown at the MCG. The two teams are named after successful academy products, Jacob Weitering and Joe

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SUNS Academy Vs Lions Academy recap

The SUNS academy went down to the Lions academy in a close battle in slippery conditions, in the first round of the 2017 NAB AFL U18 Division 2 Championships. Recap below.

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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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U18 Academy Series Explained

Queensland Academy and High Performance Coach Adrian Fletcher previews the U18 NAB Academy Series, set to kick off on March 25. Representing Queensland, the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns’ academies will be up against the likes of the Tasmania

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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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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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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

Lenny has still got it If you think as soon as AFL players retire they not only lose their fitness but their skill as well, you should probably think again. Why you ask? Because I watched St Kilda champion Lenny

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Combine Catch-Up: Jacob Allison

Jacob Allison is smack bang in the middle of three of the most important days of his life. He, along with five other Queenslanders, are currently in Melbourne taking part in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft Combine. Over four days,

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Seven Queensland All Stars playing Grand Final week

The AFL has today released updated squads for the two NAB AFL All Stars matches which will be played as part of AFL Grand Final week. Seven Queenslanders will will head down to Melbourne on Grand Final weekend to take

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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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Tuesday Talking Points

100! It was only last week we were speaking about the task ahead of Trent McIntyre if he wanted to bring up the goal kicking ton for the Southeast Suns this year. Well, he didn’t muck around doing it. Needing

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Round 15 QAFL Rising Star: Joel Perry-Warren

Despite suffering an ACL injury in the final quarter of the match, Wilston Grange forward Joel Perry-Warren has earnt the Rising Star nomination for round 15. The 18 year-old kicked a bag of five goals and was playing as a

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Tuesday Talking Points

Numbers game You couldn’t script this if you tried, but this weekend in the QFA South, the fixture reads like a finals week. It will be 1v2, 3v4, 5v6, 7v8 and 9v10. If you get one game between to close

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