AFL Queensland is excited to announce an extension of the partnership with Bond University, which will see the university continue as naming rights partner of the QAFLW until the end of 2024.
The name Bond University has become synonymous with women’s football in Queensland since the partnership began with AFL Queensland in 2017.
The new deal will see Bond University’s partnership with AFL Queensland extend into its eighth year.
The QAFLW is one of the leading Women’s State Leagues in the country, producing several AFLW stars, including 12 in this year’s AFLW draft.
Bond University’s ongoing support will ensure the competition continues to be a key pathway for female talent in Queensland.
Head of AFL Queensland Trisha Squires said the ongoing commitment from Bond University has contributed to the growth of women’s football in Queensland.
“Bond University has long been a supporter of women’s footy in Queensland and championed its growth for many years,” she said.
“There are more women and girls playing footy in Queensland than ever before, so this partnership is really important to us and the QAFLW competition.
“More than 90 per cent of the Brisbane Lions grand final team came through the state pathways and QAFLW competition, with several of those players playing at Bond University so we’re very excited to have them on board at AFL Queensland again.”
Bond University’s Michael Collins said the team was excited to continue its support of the women’s premier competition in Queensland.
“It is such a vital time for women in sport and the team at Bond University is proud to support AFL Queensland’s QAFLW competition,” he said.
“Many of our own players have come through the Queensland ranks to play in the women’s competition and a lot of our staff are also heavily involved so it’s great to be able to help not only them but women’s football in general through this fantastic partnership.”
The 2023 Bond University QAFLW season will commence on April 15.