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Under 14 State Championships a family affair

By Ant Wingard This weekend’s 2018 AFL Queensland Under 14 and Under 17 State Championships is an important fixture on the calendar for many bidding footballers across the state, but for one family, the four-day carnival is an entire family

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Manthey, Edgar claim 2018 Golden Whistles

By Ant Wingard    @AntWingard Image: Highflyer Images Cameron Manthey has capped off a remarkable 2018 season in the green by claiming the QAFL/NEAFL Golden Whistle at the 2018 Grand Final Umpire awards on Tuesday night. Manthey claimed the umpire’s top

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Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints AFC Awarded 2018 AFLQ Alpha Sport Club of the Year

By Larrissa Mouttou The first regional club to be recognised for the prestigeous honour, Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints AFC have been historically awarded the 2018 AFL Queensland Alpha Sport Club of the Year at their annual club awards evening last

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AFL Mackay lights up for historic Grand Final

By Barry Gibson All roads lead to Harrup Park for this Saturday’s AFL Mackay Grand Finals. In the men’s game reigning Premiers Whitsunday Sea Eagles will be up against the Eastern Swans in a historic night final, while in the

Posted in Featured News, Finals, Regional

Around the Regions Finals Review

By Barry Gibson There was finals action aplenty across regional Queensland last weekend. Rain. Wind. Heat. Sunshine. Tears of joy. Tears on anguish. Big crowds. The footy had it all. The heavens opened up on the Darling Downs for their

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Tigers create history in Townsville.

By Barry Gibson A fast finishing Hermit Park Tigers came from a long way back on Saturday to claim their second successive AFL Townsville senior premiership and in doing so etched themselves into the club’s history book. The win marked

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Around the Regions Finals Preview: Week 4

By Isaac Hay Darling Downs USQ Cougars vs Goondiwindi Hawks Saturday, September 8, 2018 Rockville Oval The Allied Pickford Cup Grand Final will see the University of South Queensland Cougars host the Goondiwindi Hawks this Saturday at Rockville Oval. The

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Around the Reigons: Finals Recap Week 3

By Sophie Wheeler Image: Sharon Wodward AFL Wide Bay Hervey Bay Bombers vs Bay Power Saturday 25th of August 2018 3:00pm, Brothers AFL Complex Hervey Bay Bombers 16.12.108 defeated Bay Power 7.8.50 The Hervey Bay Bombers have secured the final

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Around the Regions: Finals Preview

By Isaac Hey Image: Brian Cassidy AFL Capricornia Glenmore Bulls vs Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints Saturday, August 25th, 2018 Stenlake Park, 3:45pm The Glenmore Bulls are set to host the Boyne Island Tannum Saints in a heated preliminary contest this

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Cossens claimed Bernie Gottke Medal

By Ant Wingard Yeppoon Swans spearhead Tom Cossens has capped off a remarkable 2018 season, winning the Bernie Gottke Medal for the best and fairest player in the AFL Capricornia senior men’s competition. Cossens was awarded the league’s top individual

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Around the Regions Final Review

By Sophie Wheeler AFL Wide Bay Hervey Bay Bombers vs Gympie Cats Saturday 18th August 2018 Final Score: Hervey Bay Bombers 11.10. 76 defeated by Gympie Cats 13.8.87 The Gympie Cats have snatched a place in the Grand Final from

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Around the Regions Finals Preview: Wide Bay and Capricornia

By Sophie Wheeler The Wide Bay Seniors finals series will kick off this weekend with the Hervey Bay Bombers, the Gympie Cats, the Bay Power and the Brothers Bulldogs qualifying for a chance at the flag. Hervey Bay Bombers vs

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AFL Capricornia Finals Round 1 Review

By Sophie Wheeler   BITS Saints vs Rockhampton Panthers Saturday, 11th August 2018 2:05pm, Kele Park BITS Saints 13.12.90 defeated Rockhampton Panthers 11.9.75 The BITS Saints narrowly defeated the Rockhampton Panthers in the first round of AFL Capricornia Senior Mens

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AFL Townsville: Demons and Magpies combine forces to help kids play football

By Reiley Guest Separated by an ocean and a long country road, the Charters Towers Demons and Magnetic Island Magpies have jumped many hurdles to ensure that footy is the winner. With neither club having enough players to form a

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“It was just magic”: five-goal hero Chris Dunbar stars in his 500th game

By Ant Wingard  Chris Dunbar has saved one of the best performances of a 29-year playing career for his historic 500th game as his North Mackay Saints rose to the occasion to celebrate an upset victory. The 46-year-old booted five

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Team lists announced for South Queensland v North Queensland blockbuster

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the final teams for the 2018 South Queensland v North Queensland representative game. The showdown will take place this Saturday at Aspley’s Graham Road, following the NEAFL Aspley v Southport curtain raiser. This year’s

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North Queensland Under-14 Championships get underway

The North Queensland Academy Championships will commence this weekend as the 2018 carnival kicks off in Airlie Beach. Across the championships, all five North Queensland regions will be represented with Cape York, Townsville, Mackay and Capricornia all fielding teams while

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Injune State School experiences football through Sporting Schools Program

AFL Queensland has been working in conjunction with the Sporting Schools program to provide access and opportunity to schools in far reaching parts of Queensland. Darling Downs Regional Manager, Jeff Neumann, made the trip to Injune State School to run

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Lions captain Dayne Zorko heads to the Wide Bay

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard The Brisbane Lions may have the bye across this weekend, Round 13 of the AFL season, but the week off won’t stop Lions’ skipper Dayne doing his part around the grounds. On Thursday, June 14, Zorko

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Cape York claim Seventh Consecutive North Queensland U16 Title

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Football in Northern Queensland has once again been painted green as the Cape York Crusaders soared to victory in the 2018 U16 North Queensland Academy Championships last weekend. The Crusaders went undefeated throughout the tournament, winning

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Gold Coast Suns size up pair of aces from the Far North

By Samuel Davis, The Cairns Post The Gold Coast Suns may have their very own Far North Queensland odd couple with Kowanyama’s Fitzroy Greenwool and Torres Strait Islander Tui Lowah joining their development program – that is, unless another club pinches

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South VS North Queensland Representative Game Announced for 2018

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Battle lines will be drawn in Queensland on July 14 as North Queensland and South Queensland face off in an intra-state showdown as a curtain closer to the NEAFL clash between Aspley and Southport. The annual

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Wide Bay Region Gears Up for Inaugural Women’s League

By Anthony Wingard @AntWingard The excitement of women’s football is set to reach new destinations this weekend with the commencement of the inaugural Wide Bay Women’s Competition on Saturday, February 10. Despite forming just three months ago, interest in the

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Hard Working Hermit Park

The Hermit Park Tigers senior team won the AFL Townsville premiership on the 9th of September, an incredible result in itself, but the Tigers also managed premierships in the reserves, under-17s, under-15s and women’s. Coach of the Tigers, Jamie Fogg

Posted in Featured News, Finals, Regional, SEQ Community Football

Umpire Terry Carter reaches 500

Brisbane goal umpire Terry Carter has seen quite a bit in his time officiating, from the pulsing coastline of Geelong in Victoria, to the red dust of Alice Springs and the North-Eastern humidity only Queensland can afford. Once, at a

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Applications open for Troy Clarke Scholarship

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 Troy Scholarship Award, named after AFL Queensland State Development Manager Troy Clarke, who passed away in 2013. Troy embodied the values of dedication, passion and respect,

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Flash Footy debuts at Mackay carnival

It was footy in paradise at its best on the weekend when Airlie Beach played host to the annual AFL Mackay pre-season carnival. An added feature this year was the introduction of a women’s Flash Footy tournament, which had overwhelming

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Applications Open for the ANZAC Cup in Europe

AFL Europe is excited to announce that applications are now open for the Australian Spirit team to compete in the 9th Annual ANZAC Cup in Villers-Bretonneux, France. Last year, Gemma Kaslar and Yolanda Jones of the Coolangatta Blues flew over

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Queensland Rep Program Vacancies

Want to be involved in the Queensland Representative footy program in 2017? This might be your opportunity. Applications for the positions of QAFL Chairman of Selectors, QAFL Representative Team Coach, and North Queensland Representative Team Coach are now open. The

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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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