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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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In 2018, Don’t Believe in Never

The AFL today released its 2018 campaign, Don’t Believe in Never, showcasing three remarkable stories centring on passion, dedication, overcoming adversity and ultimately triumph within the game. The three stories will be highlighted through short films, featuring Damien Hardwick’s leadership

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2018 AFL Queensland Season Launch Announcement

By AFL Queensland Media @AFLQ The Courier Mail and AFL are proud to present the 2018 AFL Queensland Season Launch on Tuesday, March 20, at the Gambaro Hotel in Brisbane from 12-2:30pm. The AFL Queensland Season Launch will provide Queensland

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Gold Coast Suns size up pair of aces from the Far North

By Samuel Davis, The Cairns Post The Gold Coast Suns may have their very own Far North Queensland odd couple with Kowanyama’s Fitzroy Greenwool and Torres Strait Islander Tui Lowah joining their development program – that is, unless another club pinches

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Courtney Gibson selected in National Female Umpire’s Academy

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard As former Queensland umpire Courtney Gibson set off on a preseason training run along Brisbane’s South Bank with her umpiring peers back in 2015, it’s unlikely a conversation amid training would prove a turning point in

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SUNS Unveil Women’s Path to 2020

The Gold Coast SUNS path to joining the elite AFL women’s competition in 2020 has been revealed with the SUNS to field a team in a new winter series in 2018. The SUNS will line up against teams from the

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AFL Community Camps announced

The AFL is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2017/2018 AFL Community Camps which see all 18 AFL Clubs visit both metropolitan and regional locations. The Fremantle Football Club kicks off the AFL Community Camps tomorrow and

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Hall of Famer McMullen Dies

Queensland football Hall of Famer and dual Grogan Medallist Brendan McMullen died today (5 December 2017) following a short illness. He was 54. McMullen was a brilliant goal-kicking rover with Coorparoo in the QAFL in the 1980’s, when the domestic

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Queensland participation tops 250,000

Australian Football participation in Queensland and the Northern Rivers (NSW) has topped 250,000 for the first time, census figures released today by the AFL confirm. Overall participation across all levels of the game jumped 10.21 per cent to a record

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Five Queenslanders Taken in National Draft

A total of five Queenslanders have been selected in one of the more unpredictable national drafts in recent years.  The Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast SUNS  and Melbourne Demons were all involved, in what was undoubtedly a nervous evening for draft

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Beginners Guide to the AFL Draft

At its core, the annual NAB AFL draft is about new or unsigned players joining Australian Football League clubs. But for those of us who want more of an explanation on something that can be a little confusing, I have

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Lions Academy Announce 2018 Lists

The Brisbane Lions Academy today announced their under 18 squad for 2018 with training set to begin on Monday the 13th of November. “It’s always exciting when you put the under 18 squad together for the summer and next season,”

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Funding call for The Reserve

The Brisbane Lions are anxious to secure state election funding commitments from both the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal National Party toward the development of their AFL Women’s community arena at Springfield, The Reserve. The Club have $40 million

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Lions fans have something to crow about

The AFL trade period is always an exciting, but daunting, time… especially for fans themselves. Names start to circulate of key players that could potentially leave the club. All you do is hope that they are only rumours, or you

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JLT fixture announced

Dual Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett will have an immediate opportunity to take the field against the Gold Coast Suns in his return to the Geelong Cats as part of the 2018 JLT Community Series. The Australian Football League (AFL) today

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SUNS announce North Queensland matches

The Gold Coast SUNS are proud to announce that it will hold a Toyota AFL Premiership match in Cairns in early 2018. The game forms part of a part of a deal announced today by Tourism and Major Events Minister

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Diversity Champs Results: UPDATED

  DAY 3 ALL NATIONS Match 15 VIC defeated NT Final Score: VIC – 8.10.58 NT – 0.0.0 VIC Goal Kickers: Amanda Ling (3), Melanie Hope (2), Nyakoat Doijoik (2) and Tarrah Delgado (1) VIC Best Players: Nyakoat Doijoik, Amanda

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7 Queenslanders make club B&F top ten

Charlie Dixon has capped a career-best season in the AFL by finishing a close second in the Port Adelaide best & fairest award. In his second season at Port Dixon polled 234 votes to finish just seven behind All-Australian ruckman

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Lion to lead All-Nations team

The Under 15 Queensland All-Nations team will be under the leadership of Brisbane Lions AFLW player, Sabrina Frederick-Traub, when they take to the field at next week’s National Diversity Championships in Byron Bay. The All-Australian player said she has found

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