AFLQ celebrates National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. With the theme Give Happy, Live Happy, introduced in 2015, we continue in 2016 to celebrate and explore the research that shows volunteers live

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NQ U16 Championships Results

  The Cape Crusaders have taken out the North Queensland Under 16 Championships, with an undefeated run through the carnival. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Cape,  with their 1-point, 5.9.39  to 6.2.38, win over an equally strong Cairns outfit

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New QAFA Northern Rivers comp launched

AFL Queensland, in conjunction with AFL North Coast, today launched an exciting new QAFA Northern Rivers competition. The innovative new structure will see four teams from the Northern Rivers and four from the New South Wales North Coast compete in

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Burpengary primed for QLD footy showcase

Queensland football will take centre stage at this Sunday’s Lions and Suns NAB Challenge match at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex. The main event will be the all Queensland NAB Challenge game between the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast

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Mackay primed for NAB Challenge

The 2016 NAB Challenge match in Mackay was officially launched today by Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert with help from club mascots Roy and Angelica as tickets went on-sale to members ahead of the general public on-sale tomorrow. The Brisbane

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Tuesday Talking Points

2016 is no longer a thought, it’s a reality, and that’s exciting. Here’s just a taste of what you’ve got to look forward to this year in Queensland footy.   Pre-season Have you sat around this summer, reflecting on 2015,

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Teaching the next gen the reward for Ashkar

“Teaching anything, whether it’s dancing, whether it’s football, is the most rewarding thing you can do for yourself,” David Ashkar said. If you’re going to take someone’s word for it, it may as well be David Ashkar; a man who

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Sunshine Coast pre-season destination of choice

by Michael Whiting WHAT started as a trickle has quickly turned into a flood of teams heading to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast for pre-season training camps. St Kilda made its first trip north during the past week and will be

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Brisbane North School Holiday Camp

Looking for something to do these school holidays? AFL Queensland have got you sorted. AFL Queensland Brisbane North will be running a school holiday camp on Tuesday, December 15 at the Everton Junior Football Club for all kids aged 6-12.

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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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Development the key for Miller

Shane Miller isn’t just about winning games of footy at the helm of the Cairns City Lions Under 9’s team, be believes it’s as important to develop them as people as well. “We are trying to develop kids for life,

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Mackay Crows’ coaching panel named

AFL Mackay today named the coaching panel to lead the Under 14 and Under 16 Mackay Crows representative sides at the 2016 North Queensland Championships. Craig Widdowson will again take the reins of the Under 16’s; with 2015 Under 14’s

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20 years of dedication from Ryan

It started washing jumpers at the Rockhampton Panthers 20 years ago, and it definitely did end there though. Tina Ryan, the winner of this year’s AFL Queensland Outstanding Long Service to the Game Award, has pretty much filled every role

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U17 Youth Girls State Championships schedule

Youth Girls teams from across the state will battle it out at Leyshon Park, Yeronga as part of the AFL Queensland Under 17’s Youth Girls Championship. In the 10th running of the event, a record 12 teams will take to

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AFLQ Regional Grand Final Wrap

AFL Townsville Hermit Park 13.8.86 defeated Thuringowa Bulldogs 8.17.65Ricco Butler Medal – Dylan Fry, Hermit Park They had to ride a storm out late, but Hermit Park turned it on in the first three quarters against Thuringowa. Their 10-point quarter

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Second Medal for Mackay’s Hayes

Mackay City midfielder Desmond Hayes has taken out his second MJ Miller Medal after an ever consistent season for the Hawks. Hayes finished 10 votes clear of the runner up Andrew Leithhead (16 votes) of the Eastern Swans with fellow Swan Matthew Oakford in

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Mackay names top volunteers for 2015

AFL Mackay has recognised the league’s volunteers at the 2015 AFL Mackay Coach and Volunteer Awards. Mackay City Hawks Juniors Secretary, Team Manager and all-rounder, Karen Lange, was named Club Administrator of The Year for her tireless efforts throughout the

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Mackay Magpies’ skipper claims women’s medal

Mackay Magpies co-captain Adriana Smith has been crowned the number one female footballer in the Mackay region after claiming the Premier Women’s Fairest and Best Medal over fellow co-captain and 2014 joint winner Lisa Millard and Eastern Swans star Alana McNabb.  Smith claimed the award

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Tigers and Magpies play out epic decider

  Tweed Coast Tigers have won one of the great grand finals, securing the QAFA (B) South premiership in extraordinary circumstances against a bitterly disappointed Byron Bay. For the second consecutive week, the Tigers stared at defeat at the main

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Sunny Coast Juniors Grand Finals results

The 2015 AFL Sunshine Coast Juniors Grand Finals were played at Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex on Sunday 30 August. Under 13 Division 3 Coolum Beach v Bribie Island A tough slog in the opening match of the day saw both

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Dogs down Hawks in Townsville women’s GF

  The Thuringowa Bulldogs have taken out the Townsville Women’s AFL Premiership with a physical 10-point win over the University Hawkettes at Tony Ireland Stadium on Wednesday night. With the University side dominating the regular season, many expected it to

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Super Sunday for Sunny Coast juniors

AFL Sunshine Coast Juniors Grand Finals will be held at Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex this Sunday August 30. Teams will battle it out across seven grand finals, with the day kicking off at 9:00am with the Under 13 Division Three

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Sunshine Coast Juniors 2015 honours

   AFL Sunshine Coast Juniors kicked off the AFL awards season last night, hosting their annual Presentation Night at the University of the Sunshine Coast Auditorium. The night included a full best and fairest vote count for each division, from Under

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North Queensland U14 Development Championships

  Final Standings Position Region 1st Cairns 2nd  Cape York 3rd Townsville 4th Mackay 5th Capricornia Best Players Name Region Daniel Davidson Cairns Tiko Twist Cape York James Richardson Capricornia Adam Fedor Mackay Max Newman Townsville   Representative Squads Far

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Review: North Queensland vs. South Queensland

North Queensland 14.16.100 defeated South Queensland 9.11.65 There’s nothing like a good old fashion North v South rivalry. Today, North Queensland took bragging rights over the southerners for the second consecutive year. Kicking with a three-goal breeze in the first,

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Queensland name final squad for Vic Metro clash

Selectors have named the final Queensland squad ahead of Sunday’s match against Vic Metro at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, Burpengary. Match Schedule 10.30am   North Queensland Vs South Queensland 1.00pm     Queensland Vs Victoria Metro 4:00pm     NEAFL Vs Tasmania

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Indigenous Round: What’s on in Queensland

The AFL will celebrate Indigenous Round in Round 9 of the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, May 29-31, and AFL Queensland is inviting all Clubs and Affiliate Leagues to celebrate the round at the same time. Indigenous Round celebrates the

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South Queensland Squad named

Selectors have named the South Queensland Squad to play North Queensland in Brisbane on Sunday June 7. The match is part of a state representative program that will see four matches played at the Moreton Bay Regional Sports Complex in

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Mothers day milestone for Northern Rivers Juniors

Not only was Sunday Mother’s day,  it also marked a significant milestone in the history  of AFL Northern Rivers Juniors. The Tweed Coast Tigers hosted the inaugural round of the Under 12 Girls competition at Round Mountain Oval, Pottsville. This is the

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AFL Cape York kicking goals with upgraded oval

The Cape York community can keep kicking goals with the official opening of their upgraded oval in Cairns today. Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt officially opened the newly upgraded Cape York AFL field, which the Queensland Government contributed

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