Tuesday Talking Points

Premiership Panthers

Division 1’s Caloundra Panthers will be celebrating their 30th year premiership reunion on Saturday, when they take on Coorparoo at Carter Park.

In celebration of the event, the reserves and seniors will don a guernsey sponsored by Hotondo Homes, the same sponsor worn by the club’s premiership players 30 years ago when they won their first AFLQ senior premiership.

The jumpers are the original Richmond Tigers jumpers, but have the names of all the premiership players that played in that famous team shown on the front.



Stellar results for Queensland at the AFL National Inclusion Carnival

Representing the state in division 1 for the first time, Queensland achieved a standout victory over Vic Country in the ‘Lightning Carnival.’

Robbie Van Allen kicked 17 goals across the carnival, while Nabour AFC’s Grayden Poulsen and Palm Beach JAFC’s Glen Olive received All Australian honours. Brad Lawrence was Queensland’s player of the carnival.

The AFL Inclusion Carnival was held on the Gold Coast and ran from the 24th to the 29th of July.


QWAFL finals tension building

A solitary finals berth is up for grabs in the QWAFL and both Coolangatta and the University of Queensland find themselves tussling for position. Coolangatta have the advantage, just needing a win or draw against Coorparoo to lock it in, while UQ will have to win big over Maroochydore and sweat on Coolangatta’s performance.


Mozzies take over Beeleigh

The Papua New Guinean national team (the Mozzies) achieved victory over the Nauruan national team (the Chiefs) on Monday night, in a practice match organised so that both sides could prepare for the 2017 International Cup in Melbourne. The Mozzies looked in good shape as their run and dash was too much for the Chiefs, who defended hard all night but couldn’t kick a winning score.

The 2017 International Cup will be held in Melbourne from the 5th to the 19th of August. Papua New Guinea won the last International Cup in 2014.


Finally finally finals

Finals are finally here, kicking off with the women’s QWFA division one and two clashes this weekend. There’s also only one round remaining in the QWAFL and four in the QAFL, before the real stuff gets underway. Time to get excited.


QWFA Division 1 

Burleigh vs. Coorparoo: Bill Godfrey Oval 6.45pm

Yeronga South Brisbane vs. Bond University: Bendigo Bank Oval 6.45pm

QWFA Division 2

Beenleigh vs. Pine Rivers: Dauth Park 4.45pm

Kedron vs. Sandgate: E.K Anderson Oval 6.00pm


Big Croc still hungry

Port Douglas Croc Kye Chapple bagged another four goals over the weekend, a modest amount by his standards, taking his tally to 86 for the season with four rounds remaining. There’s still some way to go, however, if he’s going to reach his total of 112 from last year.

QAFL’s own Bryce Retzlaff, despite missing early games through injury, is sitting on 52 goals with four games remaining.