The North and South Queensland intra-state rivalry will return in 2024 with the best regional, QFA and QFAW players going head-to-head on Saturday June 22nd on the Gold Coast as part of AFL Queensland’s representative weekend. 

The North Queensland sides – comprising players from the Cairns, Capricornia, Mackay, Mount Isa and Townsville leagues – will take on the best players from the South East Queensland’s QFA, QFAW, Darling Downs and Wide Bay. 

In the men’s program, this year’s contest will mark the tenth anniversary of the annual rivalry clash, with NQ currently holding bragging rights, winning five of the past nine games. The women’s match will be the third held, with both teams having claimed victories in the past. 

Wes Glass of the Cairns Saints will return to the NQ coaching ranks in 2024, with the aim of securing back-to-back victories. 

The NQ women’s team will be on the hunt for a new coach in 2024, with 2023’s coach Jennifer Revell moving to Brisbane to play for Coorparoo in the Bond University QAFLW competition. 

AFL Queensland’s Regional Competitions and Participations Manager Kieran Daley is pleased to welcome back Wes for a second year.  

“It’s fantastic for our NQ players to be coached by Wes, who brings a wealth of knowledge and hunger for success to the program,” he said.  

“The NQ Women’s side is looking for a redemption arc in 2024 and is seeking a new coach to lead the charge. This is an opportunity to elevate the squad coaching the best players from across our North Queensland competitions.” 

SQ Men’s coach Andrew Cadzow returns for another year with redemption also in his sights, after his side only narrowly went down to NQ in Cains last year.  

The SQ Women’s side is also taking applications for a new coach for 2024. 

AFL Queensland’s Competitions Manager Mitchell Simpson is looking forward to welcoming back Andrew and a new women’s coach into the SQ program.  

“We’re pleased to have Andrew back for a second year as coach of the SQ men’s program. With his premiership experience and coaching pedigree, Andrew brings invaluable guidance and player development opportunities to the table. His expertise will benefit both up-and-coming talent and seasoned players in the squad.” 

“The SQ women’s team clinched victory in 2023 and is poised to go back-to-back. To build on this success, we’re also seeking a new SQ Women’s Coach to lead the program and take the next step in their coaching journey.” 

The programs will also welcome back the NQ and SQ Men’s and Women’s Ambassadors for 2024: 

NQ Men’s – John Durkin  

NQ Women’s – Jo Butland 

SQ Men’s – Danny Craven 

SQ Women’s – Kate Guy 

AFL Queensland is currently accepting applications for: 

  • NQ Women’s Head Coach 
  • NQ Women’s Assistant Coach 
  • NQ Men’s Assistant Coach
  • SQ Women’s Head Coach 
  • SQ Women’s Assistant Coach 
  • SQ Men’s Assistant Coach 

“We have seen the NQ v SQ program become a genuine pathway into higher level coaching ranks and encourage all interested parties to put their hat in the ring for the available coaching positions,” Kieran said.  

Apply for the North Queensland Coaching Positions here. 

Apply for the South Queensland Coaching Positions here. 



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