AFL Queensland today announced the North Queensland and South Queensland teams ahead of their annual intrastate clash in Cairns this Saturday, July 22.
North Queensland coach Brad Cooper has assembled a team boasting a good mix of youth and experience, headlined by Port Douglas spearhead Kye Chapple.
Joining Chapple, will be another 15 players from AFL Cairns; while AFL Mackay, AFL Townsville and AFL Capricornia all have two representatives each in the twenty-two man team.
North Queensland has had the advantage in recent years and holds a 2-1 series lead.
Returning South Queensland coach, Danny Craven, has named a team that includes players from QFA Northern Rivers, QFA Divisions 1 and 2, QFA Sunshine Coast Wide Bay and AFL Darling Downs.
Experienced campaigners Daniel Dzufer and Benjamin Merrett will captain the SQ team.
The game will be played at Cazaly’s stadium at 1.40pm as a curtain raiser to the Western Bulldogs versus Gold SUNS AFL clash.
AFL Queensland State Football Operations Manager, Barry Gibson, said the fourth iteration of North Queensland vs. South Queensland has drawn a lot of interest from players across the state.
“This program continues to go from strength to strength, with players from all across the State making themselves available for selection,” Mr Gibson said.
“A lot of quality players have missed out on selection, which speaks volumes to the quality of both teams.
“It’s fantastic that we can provide an opportunity for our community competition players across the State to play on a big stage before an AFL home and away game.”
Gates to the AFL game open from 2pm, those with a ticket to the AFL match wishing to attend the NQ v SQ game can access the venue from 1.30pm through the Tills Street gate.
|Joel NEWMAN||Cairns Saints|
|Fitzroy GREENWOOL||Cairns Saints|
|Ryan LEMPA||Centrals Trinity Beach|
|Chris PATERSON||Centrals Trinity Beach|
|Jayden HOLT||Centrals Trinity Beach|
|Hugh NICHOLSON||Centrals Trinity Beach|
|Leroy LARSON||Hermit Park Tigers|
|Nathan PETERS||Mackay Magpies|
|Ezekiel FRANK||Manunda Hawks|
|Jonathan HOBBS||Port Douglas|
|Wesley GLASS||Port Douglas|
|Kye CHAPPLE||Port Douglas|
|Peter BURY||Port Douglas|
|Declan KELLY||Port Douglas|
|Mitchell BOHM||Port Douglas|
|Matthew MEDCRAFT||Port Douglas|
|James DIXON||South Cairns|
|Zac EWER||South Cairns|
|Jarryd GRAHAM||University Hawks|
|Nicholas PROUD||Whitsunday Sea Eagles|
|Isaac KEILLY||Yeppoon Swans|
|Joel KARWAN||Manunda Hawks|
|Ethan McCULLOUGH||Port Douglas|
|Milton MISKIN||Manunda Hawks|
|Brad Cooper – Head coach||Port Douglas|
|Peter Seymour – Assistant||Centrals Trinity|
|Jamie Fogg – Assistant||Hermit Park Tigers|
|Peter Young – Assistant||AFL Capricornia|
|Marc Harbrow – Assistant||Manunda Hawks|
|Across The Waves||Patrick||Power|
|Danny Craven – Head Coach||AFLQ|
|Rory Lake – Assistant||Coorparoo|
|Sam Whish-Wilson – Assistant||Bond University|
|Clint Brunnenmeyer – Assistant||Mayne|
|Luke Carroll – Assistant||AFLQ|
|Brennan Gibson – Game Analysis||AFLQ|
|Mark Mason – Statistics||AFL Wide Bay|