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Zac Smith mount the case after first game in over a year

By Peter Blucher Zac Smith has put himself right back into the frame for an ongoing position in a Geelong side that at the mid-season point is favorite for the 2019 AFL premiership. After more than 12 months off the

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Gallery: The Long Walk Brisbane 2019

500 people participated in Brisbane’s Long Walk, trekking the 2.3km from the Wheel of Brisbane to the Gabba, where they cheered on the Brisbane Lions in their game against Hawthorn.  The Walk was established 15 years ago by Michael Long,

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Archie Smith’s long road back to the AFL stage

By Peter Blucher Archie Smith will unknowingly look to draw on the example of a player 28 years older and 25cm shorter when he returns to the Brisbane Lions side after a 671-day absence tomorrow night. Tony Lynn, a diminutive

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Gallery: Sir Doug Nicholls Round

Across the country, Sir Doug Nicholls Round was celebrated to recognise and celebrate the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the game of Australian Rules football.  Here is how clubs and competitions across Queensland celebrated Sir Doug

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Gallery: Brisbane Lions In Your Club Visit – Brisbane Juniors

Over 20 players made a visit to a handful of McDonald’s Brisbane Juniors Clubs last night, Tuesday May 21, to teach the next generations of AFL players! Check out a few of the visits from Coorparoo, Narangba and Kedron! Have

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“Oskar is going to be a beauty”: Baker’s whirlwind debut

By Peter Blucher Oskar Baker has received an encouraging endorsement from highly-respected AFL analyst David King after his AFL debut for Melbourne over the weekend. Speaking on SEN on Saturday morning after Melbourne lost by 16 points to West Coast

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Baker to make AFL debut

By Peter Blucher Former Aspley speedster Oskar Baker will make a fairytale AFL debut in Perth tonight to deliver on a promise to his late mother. Baker, eight days short of his 21st birthday and four days off the second

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A new career high: Manthey to officiate NAB Under 18 National Championships

By Alice Barker Manthey’s milestone umpiring appointment Rising Queensland umpire Cameron Manthey will be among a bevy of Queenslanders set to officiate games at the NAB Under 18 National Championships beginning in June this year. At the ripe age of

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2019 Bond University Under 18 AFL Women’s Queensland State Academy squad announced

By Ant Wingard & Larissa Mouttou AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the squad for the 2019 Bond University Under 18 AFL Women’s Queensland State Academy. The 33-player squad will compete in two games against West Australia in Perth next

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16 Queenslanders named in extended Allies Squad

By AFLQ Media The AFL has today announced the extended squad of 50 players for the 2019 NAB AFL National Academy Allies that will compete at the NAB Under-18 National Championships later this year. Eight players from the Gold Coast

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Not Now, Not Ever – AFL Queensland says no to domestic and family violence

Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (DFVP Month) to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated. AFL Queensland is committed

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Gallery: Community Umpire Round

Images from Community Umpire Round which took place from Monday April 29 to Sunday May 7. Community Umpire Round celebrates the contribution of umpires to our game with the aim of encouraging people from all backgrounds to be involved in

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More than a dozen Queensland footballers nominate for mid-season rookie draft

By Ant Wingard Over a dozen Queensland footballers could land on an AFL team’s list after nominating for the upcoming mid-season rookie draft. As first reported by afl.com.au’s Marc McGowan, 16 players from the Sunshine State have nominated for the

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Hickey stands tall in another Eagles’ defeat

By Peter Blucher It would have been a long, quiet flight home from Geelong to Perth for the West Coast Eagles on Sunday night. But one player, at least privately, would have been smiling. In a 58-point loss by the

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QAFL Grand Final to be held at Metricon Stadium

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland is pleased to announce that the 2019 QAFL Grand Final will be held at Metricon Stadium on Saturday 14 September. AFL Queensland CEO, Dean Warren, said Metricon Stadium provided a great opportunity for our premier men’s competition

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SUNS and Lions ready for ‘fierce’ QClash

By Alice Barker The Brisbane Lions will head down the highway to meet the Gold Coast SUNS for QClash 17 this weekend at Metricon Stadium, with the contest potentially the most important yet given the standing of both teams in

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‘Biggest crowd since Fev’ set for Easter Thursday blockbuster

By Alice Barker It’s been seven years since the Brisbane Lions played in the Easter Thursday primetime spot and are set to take on Collingwood at their home ground in Brisbane. The Lions have kicked off their season with a

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Queensland teams in the top eight for the first time ever

By Alice Barker Queensland’s AFL teams, the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast SUNS, are proving predictors wrong this season as both teams have made their way inside the top eight for the first time in history. The result following

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Anderson crowned Brisbane Lions AFLW Best and Fairest

By Brisbane Lions Media  Ally Anderson has been crowned the Lions’ AFLW Best & Fairest for the 2019 season, 10 days after being named an All Australian for the first time. The 22-year old was presented her trophy by Chairman

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Preuss shines in Melbourne debut

By Peter Blucher He had waited 599 days, made a controversial decision to swap clubs that was widely questioned in the media, and spent the first three weeks of the season among the emergencies, but Brayden Preuss was all smiles

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AFLW sign and trade period: How it works

The AFL Women’s Sign and Trade Period commenced on Monday, April 8. In just the three days since the player movement window opened, there’s already been a flurry of changes across the competition. Queenslander Katie Brennan headlines the completed moves

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SUNS claim victory in NAB League QClash

By Alice Barker The first QClash was played at Yeronga over the weekend between the Gold Coast SUNS and the Brisbane Lions U18’s Men’s Academies. The SUNS came away with a comfortable 10.10 (70) to 5.12 (42) win as the

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Queensland teams win back to back for the first time ever

By Peter Blucher Eric Hipwood and Alex Sexton awoke this morning as poster boys of a special weekend in Queensland football history. Hipwood kicked an equal career-best six goals as the Brisbane Lions beat Port Adelaide by 17 points at

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Wagner Brothers together at Melbourne

By Peter Blucher Brothers Josh and Corey Wagner tonight will take a boyhood dream born in suburban  Bracken Ridge onto to the biggest AFL stage of all at the MCG. Having grown up kicking the footy together in the back

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Alex Sexton hits career best form ahead of game 100

By Peter Blucher Alex Sexton has had a massive few days. And it’s only going to get bigger and better. Last Friday the 25-year-old Gold Coast forward signed a four-year contract extension that locks him into the club until the

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A Sunday of success for the Sunshine State

By Alice Barker Queensland proved to be a state to watch on the weekend as both teams, the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns, cleaned up their competition on a victorious Sunday. It was the first time in two

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Queenslanders to particpate in Rio Tinto’s Footy Means Business

By Alice Barker Six Queenslanders are set to take part in the ninth year of the AFL Rio Tinto Footy Means Business Program, which kicks off in Perth this week. Fitzroy Greenwool, Clinton Sullivan, Ainslee Potter, Thuraka Sammons, Arnold Conway

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Lovell to lead QAFL

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland today announced that former Gold Coast SUNS Assistant Coach Andy Lovell has been appointed Head Coach of the QAFL representative team for their clash against the Adelaide Football League on June 8. Lovell, who had a 164

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Smith’s rollercoaster AFL journey continues

By Peter Blucher Josh Smith’s rollercoaster AFL journey has taken another stunning rise. Six months after being delisted by 2018 runners-up Collingwood, Smith is set to begin phase two of his career with premiers West Coast. The 25-year-old Toowoomba product,

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Gold Coast SUNS open their doors to junior coaches

By Larissa Mouttou In a club first, the SUNS coaching team opened their doors to 38 local gold coast junior coaches this week. Junior coaches were introduced to the SUNS coaching squad at the Wednesday morning session, hearing about their

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