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Capricornia breaks through on new ground with AFLX competition

By Brad Matheson, AFL Capricornia For many years crowds have flocked to the Frenchville Sports Club’s Ryan park to see goals hit the back of the net on the Soccer Field or over the cross bar of Rugby League and

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Featured News, Regional

Brayden Fiorini ready to step up for SUNS in 2019

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Gold Coast midfielder Brayden Fiorini says he has what it takes to step up and fill the leadership void left by significant departures to the team across consecutive offseasons. Fiorini, who enters his fourth year with

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Brisbane Lions Community Camp Recap

Over the past two days, the Brisbane Lions playing and coaching staff travelled over 600km for the 2019 AFL Community Camp. In total, thirteen different regions were visited by players, ranging from Goondiwindi in the south to North Burnett in

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Brisbane Lions 2019 AFL Community Camp Gallery: Day 1

Images from the Brisbane Lions 2019 AFL Community Camp Gallery: Day 1.

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Federal Government announces new home for Lions AFLW

By AFLQ Media With just days before their Round 1 opener against the GWS Giants, the Lions AFLW team have been given a thrilling boost to the start of their season, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing that the Federal

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, AFLW, Facilities, Featured News, NEAFL

AFL Community Ambassador registrations now open

AFL Queensland are on the look out for Community Ambassador for the 2019 season with registrations opening today, January 30. This year, AFL Community Ambassadors will carry the theme of Enjoyment, Engagement and Celebrating the Wins. Since its inception in

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous

Regional Bragging Rights On Offer in JLT Curtain Raiser

By AFLQ Media Central Queensland bragging rights will be on offer once again, when 2018 AFL Capricornia Premiers Yeppoon Swans face off against 2018 AFL Mackay Premiers, Whitsunday Sea Eagles.  The two seaside clubs will be pitted against each other

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Seven AFL clubs choose Queensland for preseason training camps

By Ant Wingard The Sunshine State will welcome over half a dozen AFL teams throughout the summer as preparation for the Toyota AFL Premiership season continues to ramp up. Seven of the AFL’s premier clubs including teams from South Australia,

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Whetton’s stellar debut season paves the way for further umpiring success

By Justin Lillecrapp 2018 has been a whirlwind year for AFL field umpire Alex Whetton after being selected on the AFL list in February. Whetton was an umpiring prodigy from an early age, debuting in the NEAFL at 17. His

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More of the Kangaroo: Bundaberg-Wide Bay – the early years

The following is an excerpt from More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland. You can purchase your copy of the book here. More of the Kangaroo will be officially launched on December 11 at Coorparoo AFC. Find out

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, Regional, Wide Bay

AFL Queensland appoints new State Female Talent Manager

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the appointment of Kath Newman as the new State Female Talent Manager. Since late 2012, Newman has held the position of AFL Queensland Regional Manager- Townsville where she had a significant impact

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More of the Kangaroo: Eleven thousand supporters pack Perry Park for Grand Final

The following is an excerpt from More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland. You can purchase your copy of the book here. Eleven thousand “Aussie rules” supporters pack Perry Park to see Mayne take on Kedron in the

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, QAFL

Queensland talent taken in AFL Draft

By AFLQ Media Southport premiership star Tom Wilkinson’s dominant season has ended with the small forward selected by North Melbourne in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft on Friday evening. The 22-year-old Victorian caught the attention of the Kangaroos off the

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2018 AFL Draft: Queensland’s top prospects

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Ahead of the 2018 NAB AFL Draft next week, which commences next Thursday and continues over to Friday, we’ve previewed the best male footballers who could find themselves on an AFL list. With two teams in

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, NEAFL, QAFL, Talent

QClash set for Round 6 at Metricon Stadium

By Ant Wingard Queensland’s two AFL sides won’t have to wait long to renew their rivalry when the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership season rolls around with the two clubs set to face off as early as Round 6. The Brisbane

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Ten Queenslanders named in NAB AFL National Academy Allies squad

The AFL has today announced the initial squad of 30 players for the 2019 NAB AFL National Academy Allies that will compete at the NAB National Championships next year. Following the departure of coach Adrian Fletcher, the Allies team in

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New Gold Coast SUNS Academy Under 16 Talent Program Announced

AFL Queensland, in conjunction with the Gold Coast SUNS and their respective zones, are pleased to announce new changes to the structure of the Under 16 talent programs in 2019 into a new four phase program. The changes come as

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AFL comes to Townsville

Townsville will host its first ever Toyota AFL Premiership Season match in 2019 when the Gold Coast SUNS host St Kilda at Riverway Stadium on Saturday, June 15. Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the deal would see the

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Footy the only sport for Connor McFadyen as draft draws close

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Brisbane Lions Academy member and draft fancy Connor McFadyen wouldn’t be alone as a prodigious talent in two sports throughout his teenage years. Along with his nous as a tall goal-kicking midfielder, McFadyen rose to prominence

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The countdown is on for the AFL9s Byron Bay Invitational

The countdown is on once again for the AFL9s Byron Bay Invitational which kicks off in a fortnight’s time across October 26 and 27. The yearly event, now in its 6th year, combined the fast, fun free flowing game of

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Draft prospect Dirk Koenen hopes to become next in family to step onto national sporting stage

By Sophie Wheeler The Koenen clan might need to add a few more shelves to what must already be an impressive trophy cabinet, as youngest-of-four Dirk Koenen gears up to be the next in the family to step onto the

Posted in AFL, Featured News, NEAFL, QAFL, Talent

Habitual schedule the perfect launching pad for Bailey Scott as decision looms near

By Ant Wingard    @AntWingard Potentially the biggest decision of Bailey Scott’s life awaits just weeks away, but the Gold Coast Academy Product is barely thinking about it. That’s in part due to his already busy schedule which this week included

Posted in AFL, Featured News, Front Page, NEAFL, Talent

From the Top End to the draft: Coleman’s football gamble is about to pay off

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard At just ten years old, future draft hopeful Keidan Coleman packed his bags and travelled half way across Australia in hope of fulfilling his Australian Rules Football dream. Now, Coleman finds himself among a select group

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, Front Page, NEAFL, QAFL

Queensland’s Brownlow past

By Peter Blucher Seventy years ago, Erwin Dornau enjoyed three significant ‘firsts’ for Queensland football. He was the first Queenslander to play in the elite competition, the first Queenslander to kick a goal in the elite competition, and the first

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A pair of Queenslanders have taken out the Lions and SUNS best and fairest awards

Queenslanders have scored an historic double win in the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns club championship awards, and dominated the leaderboard at both clubs. At the Lions, Dayne Zorko won his fourth Merrett Murray Medal, in a photo finish

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Toyota AFL Finals Preview

If you’d asked Josh Thomas and Lachie Keeffe about playing in the 2018 AFL finals three years ago they would have laughed in your face. The then Collingwood pair had just accepted a two-year ban under the AFL’s Anti-Coping code

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Brisbane Lions launch first ever Reconciliation Action Plan

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard The Brisbane Lions today launched their first ever Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs in front of a host of the clubs’ staff, players and media. The cliffs painted the perfect backdrop for

Posted in AFL, Featured News, Front Page

Allies prepared for historic Victoria Metro showdown on the Gold Coast

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard The Allies will be looking to continue their winning start to the NAB AFL Under-18 National Championships this Saturday as the combined squad face their most difficult challenge yet. The side – a combination of players from

Posted in AFL, Featured News, Front Page, Talent

Brisbane celebrates The Long Walk 2018

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard On Sunday, June 10, AFL Queensland partnered with The Long Walk, the Brisbane Lions and Deadly Choices for the 2018 Brisbane Long Walk to commemorate the Sir Douglas Nicholls Indigenous Round. Over 570 members of the public

Posted in AFL, Featured News, Front Page, Indigenous

Brisbane Lions AFLW Grand Final Preview

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Tomorrow’s AFL Women’s Grand Final concludes the Brisbane Lions’ entertaining yet unprobeable return to the promise land. Somehow, they’ve made it, and now have the opportunity to avenge last year’s defeat; secure their first piece of

Posted in AFL, AFLW, Featured News, Female, QWAFL

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