By Ant Wingard @AntWingard
AFL Queensland will for the first time, provide unmitigated coverage of the QAFL competition, which gets underway this weekend, April 21, as the live streaming of games commences.
Live streamed games can be found on the AFL Queensland website and accessed here: http://www.aflq.com.au/qafl-live
Two games in the opening round of the season will be streamed online, including the showdown between Mt Gravatt and the Western Magpies at Dittmere Park.
The game delivers fans the first chance to see new Vultures’ head coach Daniel Webster, and former Brisbane Lion and current Magpie, Ryan Harwood, in their respective debuts.
Surfers Paradise, a team which many believe will improve in 2018, will also be showcased live. The Demons host Labrador on Sunday; the second game streamed in the opening round as part of their ANZAC celebrations.
The announcement of the live streams represent the first time AFL Queensland has committed to providing substantial coverage of the QAFL to the public and is a great step forward for the promotion and visibility of the league.
“Live streaming allows for people around the country to see the great standard of players and facilities in our competition,” AFL Queensland competition manager, Christopher Davis, said at the time of the announcement.
“It’s more fun for the players, creates better exposure for the competition and opens up new sponsorship opportunities for the clubs.”
Following AFL Queensland’s announcement of the live stream on February 22, commentators have been appointed to call live streamed games.
At a minimum, one QAFL game each week will be streamed at www.aflq.com.au/qafl-live throughout the season. An additional six games will also be broadcast to showcase the bigger matchups of the year.
AFL Queensland reserves the right to change the broadcast schedule at any time and without notice to ensure a quality broadcast is achieved.
To access the QAFL Live Streams, see here.