Community footy superstars
At Sunday night’s 2017 Queensland Football Awards volunteers and players alike were recognized for their achievements during the 2017 QFA and QWFA seasons. See below for more details and the complete list of award winners:
QAFL goal kickers go viral
Round 18 in the QAFL saw possibly three of the most spectacular goals of the season, from the likes of Barry Hall, Kelly Kaugla and Daniel Day.
The first goal of the bunch, a monstrous stiff arm from Barry Hall, was so popular it received national attention, getting picked up by Triple M and The Roar, but we think the other two goals are just as impressive. Take a peek.
Queensland umpire coach umpires in EJ Whitten legends game
Though he may be retired from proffessional umpiring, AFL Queensland and NEAFL boundary umpire coach Randall Gibson, took to the field again over the weekend in the EJ Whitten Legends Game. Originally from Victoria, Gibson has spent the last 20 plus years living in Queensland and coaching upcoming umpiring talent.
Calamvale and Narangba juniors in for grand finals feast
Starting on Friday the eighth and running to Sunday the tenth, the Brisbane Juniors competitions will hold an incredible 21 grand finals at Yeronga.
In an impressive effort, the Calamvale Leopards and Narangbar Crows have each managed to get four teams through to the grand final. Surprisingly, the two clubs won’t come up against each other in any of the contests, that span from under 12s to under 17s, in a number of divisions.
Full fixture below:
Dates locked in for Female Kickstart and All Nations Championships
The dates have been locked in for the 2017 AFL Female Kickstart and All Nations Championships, to be held in Byron Bay from the 9th to the 13th of October.
The event provides an exciting opportunity to witness the next generation of female footy talent from all over the country.
See below for full Queensland team lists:
Sporting Chance Foundation giving young Indigenous athletes a leg up
The Sporting Chance Foundation is on the lookout for any young Indigenous athletes who may have injured their knee and require surgery.
The foundation is offering all expenses paid surgery, in order to support Indigenous athletes from any type of sporting background on their road to recovery.
Many hands make light work
Our picture of choice this week has to go to the Beenleigh Buffaloes scoreboard attendants, who hopefully had enough backup to make sure the scores were 100% correct.
By Sean Melrose