Volunteers

150 Games for Fran Cudmore

Fran Cudmore grew up in a footy household, which often meant heading down to Glenferrie Road in Melbourne to watch her father’s beloved Hawks, or other times, listening on the radio when the former wasn’t available. Fran was even a

Posted in Featured News, Female, SEQ Community Football, Umpires, Volunteers

Volunteer & Coach Awards

Nominations close July 31 for the 2017 the AFL Queensland Volunteer and Coach Awards. Volunteers and coaches are the lifeblood of Australian football. Without them, we simply would not have a game. They work for the love of the football, not

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Front Page, Volunteers

Paying it Forward

It started out as an ordinary day at Springwood for Allen Gill. The boys were jumping in to help out the Ipswich Cats’ Masters side, down on numbers, and Allen was putting the boots back on for the first time

Posted in Featured News, Masters, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Tuesday Talking Points

Doing us proud Last year’s 2016 Female Diversity Championships might be in the rear view mirror, but the good news surrounding it keeps rolling in. Nine Queenslanders have been confirmed for the two national female diversity representative teams for 2017.

Posted in AFLW, Coaching, Diversity, Featured News, Indigenous, QAFL, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Shattock hits the paddock with Labrador

Meet Labrador’s new senior coach, former Brisbane Lions premiership player Aaron Shattock. After a stint as Labrador’s assistant under Perry Meka for the last two seasons, Shattock is a familiar face at Tigerland and has already noticed improvements in pre-season

Posted in AFL, Coaching, Featured News, QAFL, SEQ Community Football, Uncategorised, Volunteers

National Coaching Course registrations close soon

The 2017 AFL National Coaching Conference is rapidly approaching, and it’s your last chance to register. Running from Friday February 3 to 5 at the MCG, the National Coaching Course attracts more than 400 coaches from across Australia each year.

Posted in AFL, Coaching, Featured News, SEQ Community Football, Talent, Volunteers

Redcliffe Tiger takes footy to Indonesia

Barry Anderson went overseas hoping to develop a love for AFL in young Indonesians, but he got more than he ever expected when Indonesia won the inaugural All-Asia Cup. When Barry and his family packed up their Brisbane home for

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Coaching, Diversity, Featured News, Multicultural, Uncategorised, Volunteers

Brown ready for new challenges

2016 Morningside co-captain Sam Brown has called time on his playing career, embarking on a coaching journey with the Panthers. Following a few personal doubts surrounding his body and the rigors of another season, Brown decided to hang up the

Posted in Coaching, Featured News, QAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

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

Posted in AFL, AFLW, Coaching, Featured News, NEAFL, Pre Season, QAFL, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

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

Posted in Coaching, Featured News, NEAFL, QAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

New Kidd on the block at Grange

A big week for Wilston Grange has been capped off with the announcement of Laura Kidd as the new Head Female Coach. Just yesterday it was revealed Nathan Clarke would be returning to the Gorillas as senior co-coach, and now

Posted in Coaching, Featured News, Female, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Clarke back home as Grange’s coach

Nathan Clarke is going home, signing on as co-coach of the Wilston Grange Football Club. Clarke will oversee the senior football department and will be the QAFL match day coach, while Matt Trewhella will focus on the development of players

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Moody to lead Caloundra

The Caloundra Panthers have announced the appointment of Steve Moody as Senior Coach for season 2017. He will lead the Panthers in the newly restructured QFA Division 1. Prior to his new role with the Panthers, Moody was Senior Assistant

Posted in Coaching, Featured News, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

PNG’s weekend in Queensland

For PNG, competing in the 2016 AFL Queensland Youth Girls State Championships was about much more than wins or losses. It was about the journey. This is how their weekend unfolded.

Posted in AFL, Diversity, Featured News, Female, Multicultural, Representative Football, Volunteers, Youth Girls

Magpies’ Summer Skills Program Back Again

Summer might be just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity for the youngsters to polish up on their skills isn’t there. The Western Magpies will be hosting a Summer Skills Program every Friday night from November 11

Posted in Coaching, Featured News, Junior & Youth, QAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Wildschut to lead the Panthers in 2017

After a few years away from club land, Steve Wildschut will return to the coaches box in 2017 after being appointed the Morningside Football Club Senior Coach. Wildschut, who has spent the last two years as the AFL Queensland Coaching

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Tuesday Talking Points

Griffith Moorooka The Chook Pen has a new leader with Danny Andjelkovic announced as the new Griffith Moorooka Senior Coach for 2017. Andjelkovic hails for country Victoria where he won three senior premierships as a player before joining the Gladstone

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, Female, QAFL, Representative Football, SEQ Community Football, Talent, Volunteers

Magpies name their new coach

The Western Magpies have names Brydan Morgan as QAFL senior coach for 2017. Brydan Morgan comes to the Western Magpies with over 15 years experience within various levels of senior football. As a player and coach he have been directly

Posted in Coaching, Featured News, QAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Level 2 Coaching Course Details

As coaches begin preparing for season 2017, the details around the final Level 2 Coaching Course of the year have been finalised. The course, which is open to Level 1 Senior and Youth coaches who have held their accreditation for

Posted in AFL, Coaching, Featured News, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Tuesday Talking Points

BnF The Best and Fairest winners just keep on rolling in, and this time, it’s Tom Overington at Sandgate. Tommy O had a fantastic year in the green and red, becoming their most prolific ball winner through the middle, and

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‘Nothing changes’ for UQ despite new division

They might be lining up in a different division next year, but the focus is still the same for UQ. Moving from the QAFL into the QFA Division 1 for season 2017 hasn’t changed the Red Lions’ outlook, with finals

Posted in AFL, Coaching, Featured News, SEQ Community Football, Uncategorised, Volunteers

From Yeronga to Brisbane, Eagles wins The Recruit

Just when you thought Queensland’s year of draftee’s and debutants couldn’t get any better, Yeronga ruckman Matt Eagles has won FOX8’s reality TV show, The Recruit, and a spot on the Brisbane Lions’ rookie list. Eagles, who arrived at Leyshon

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, NAB AFL Draft, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Six community clubs given elite reward

Six Queensland grassroots clubs have celebrated off the field this year after winning exclusive AFL opportunities through 2016 thanks to the FOX FOOTY Club Rewards program. As recipients of the Bronze-tier award FOX FOOTY Club Rewards program, three QLD clubs

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QAFL GF: Catching Up With The Coaches

This time of year, a lot of thought goes into how the players are feeling, what they are expecting, how their nerves are…. but what about the coaches? We found out. Saturday will be Labrador coach Perry Meka’s seventh Grand

Posted in Featured News, Finals, QAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Tuesday Talking Points

The brothers A couple of brothers winning a flag together is a good yarn. Three in the same team… no we are talking. Four in one team, with one of them the coach? Unbelievable, but that is exactly what the

Posted in Featured News, Female, Finals, QAFL, QWAFA, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Grogan Medal and Awards Wrap

Palm Beach Currumbin’s Jesse Derrick claimed the 2016 Grogan Medal, the QAFL’s highest individual footballing honour on Sunday night. Derrick, the Lions’ captain, finished the home and away season on 21 votes, one ahead of teammate Josh Woolley on 20.

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, Female, QAFL, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football, Uncategorised, Volunteers

Walder and Morningside part ways

Matt Walder has stepped down from his role as Morningside Senior Coach. Following the Panthers shock loss in round 18 that saw them miss the QAFL finals, a mutual decision between club and coach was reached, and they parted ways.

Posted in Coaching, Featured News, QAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Meka steps down

Labrador Senior Coach and Football Operations Manager, Perry Meka, will vacate both roles at the end of the 2016 season. A move back with his family in Melbourne, and the opportunity to work at the elite level in the AFL

Posted in Coaching, Featured News, QAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

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,

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, Female, Finals, NAB AFL Draft, NEAFL, QAFL, Queensland U18 State Academy, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Kenmore hoping Saturday is a happy Homecoming

The proud 19-year history of the Kenmore Football Club will be celebrated this Saturday, August 13, at their Homecoming Day. It’s a day where the Bears faithful say thanks to the group of people who have taken them to where

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