Tuesday Talking Points

One less on the merry-go-round
After taking Palm Beach Currumbin to a QAFL Grand Final this year, Chad Owens is going around again as head coach of the Lions for 2017. I’m glad both parties reached an agreement, definitely the right call, they will be hungry to go one step further next year.


Broadbeach get their man again.
While we are on the topic of coaches, another man who is going again is Broadbeach’s Brett Andrews. After being in the gig for a season and a half now, Andrews felt like he wouldn’t be finishing the job if he walked away now. With a very young group around him, the Cats could be the surprise packet of 2017.


Another new female footy edition to Brisbane

Last night, the Brisbane Lions announced their second rookie selection for their AFL Women’s team, Delissa Kimmince. The 27-year-od defender was the Brisbane Heat’s Captain in the WBBL last season, but is also listed at Yeronga in the QWAFL. That means all their pre-selections are now full. The rest of the list spots will be decided at the Draft on October 12.


Dream start

The 2016 Female Diversity Championships, which encompasses the National Under 14 Kickstart and National Under 14 All Nations Cup got underway yesterday, and the Queenslanders are off the a flyer. The Kickstart team won both of their games, defeating NSW/ACT by five-points, before a big win over Victoria by 23-points.

Our All Nations team marked the first ever female All Nationals game with a big 76-point win over NT, before defeating NSW/ACT by 37 to round out the day. The championships continue for the rest of this week.


It’s Best and Fairest season.
With community footy coming to a close just over a week ago, awards season has begun. Over the weekend, Broadbeach, Labrador and Palm Beach Currumbin all had their Best and Fairest nights. Broadbeach’s Josh Searl, Labrador’s Wayde Mills, and Palm Beach Currumbin’s Jesse Derrick all took out their clubs top honour for the year. Stay tuned for a more in depth look at the winners over the next few weeks.


The Top 50 is back.
It’s time. Next week, we will be counting down the Top 50 players in the QAFL from season 2016, starting with 50-41 on Monday. Got a suggestion as to who should make it, or be number one? Let us know via Twitter, @QAFLnews

By Andrew Wiles