Welcome to the 2012 U16 Queensland State Academy Championships being held over four days at AFL Queensland headquarters at Leyshon Park, Yeronga and O’Callaghan Park, Zillmere.
These Championships showcase player development and prepare the boys for the next stage of the talented player pathway in operation in Queensland.
Eight teams will participate in the Championships this year and we especially welcome the Papua New Guinea (PNG) team.
Brisbane Lions Assistant Coach Mark Harvey was a special guest speaker at the 2012 Under 16 State Academy Championships Breakfast Launch at Yeronga today.
The former Essendon premiership player gave a great insight to all regional and State Under 16 coaches as to what AFL Clubs are looking for and the qualities future draftees will need to cut the mustard at AFL level.
The Championships kicked off after the launch with some quality football and Day 1 winners were the Northern Raiders, Suncoast Power and Gold Coast South.
There is still 1 game to be played in 1st round of the Championships with Country Kookaburras taking on PNG at Yeronga at 1.00 pm on Wednesday
Results for Day 1: Sunday April 29
Game 1: Northern Raiders 9-5-59 defeated South Eastern Bushrangers 5-2-32
Raiders Goals : L. Mosely 3, N.Buckley 2, B.Cox, J.Watson, J Martin, J.Eoe
Raiders Best : L. Mosely, L Richardson, J Watson, J Dickfos, L Dawson, C.Brittain, L Barker
Bushrangers Goals : J Robertson, M Hammelmann, I Edwards, S Miller, T Gosper
Bushrangers Best : D Cameron- Reeves, D Smith, B Keayes, B Mulcahy T Ede
Game 2 – Suncoast Power 6-10-46 defeated Gold Coast North 5-7-37
Power Goals : T Watson 2, L Dewar, B Dale, J Brain, S Eckleshott
Power Best : C Mann, S Eckleshott, W Kristelly, B Maki, T Buckle
GC North Goals : E Mackie2, D Trask, C Haberfield, H Day
GC North Best : C Haberfield, B Mutu, D Budarick, T Clark, D McEwan
Game 3 – Gold Coast South 7-7-49 defeated Western Taipans 3-5-23
GC South Goals : T McDonald, L McLeod, L.Sexton, D Lancaster, L Weller, D Maden, K Skuse
GC South Best : L Weller, J Stagg, J Conquest, J Holland, T Stevenson
Taipans Goals : Z Laud, J Stahlhut, C Bellert
Taipans Best : C Foster, T Tate, J Stahlhut, Z Windsor, G Colledge
Results from Day 2: Wednesday May 2
Game 4: Country Kookaburras 14-8-92 defeated PNG Binatangs 4-1-25
Country Goals: T Michael 3, H Mareko 2, J Brown 2, J Harding 2, J Lowe 2, J Williams, B Riesenweber, J Farley-Smith
Country Best: D Blankett, J Harding, H Mareko, M Tomsana, R Young, M Koch, T Michael, J Lowe
PNG Goals: J Tony 2, H Wartova M Nogfu
PNG Best: L Savere, M Nogfu, J Tony, B Tirang