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By Peter Blucher  What is your favorite sporting rivalry? In a week in which Australia beat England to get a jump start in the cricket Ashes, one of the truly great international sporting rivalries, it is an intriguing question. Historically,

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Match preview: Brisbane v Gold Coast

By Michael Whiting, Where and when: the Gabba, Saturday August 10, 4.35pm AEST  What it means for Brisbane: The Lions are locked with Geelong and West Coast at the top of the ladder and need to extend their seven-game winning streak

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AFL Queensland nominated for Multicultural Queensland Month honours

AFL Queensland has been named among 23 finalists in the 2019 Multicultural Queensland Awards, recognised for their outstanding work promoting inclusion and diversity. Nominated in the Minister’s Choice Category for Outstanding Engagement, AFL Queensland has demonstrated excellent engagement through the Multicultural Ambassador Program

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Zac is back for Round 19 while Port axe Dixon

By Peter Blucher If there’s a better time to win a spot in the top side of an AFL club contending for a premiership it is late in the season. Like Round 19. Or at least that’s what Zac Smith

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Applications open for Troy Clarke Scholarship

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2019 Troy Clarke Scholarship, named after AFL Queensland State Development Manager Troy Clarke, who passed away in 2013. Troy embodied the values of dedication, passion and respect,

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Four Queenslanders earn All Australian honours

By Ant Wingard Queensland’s presence in the female football space has again been highlighted with a strong contingent named in the in the 2019 NAB AFL Women’s All Australian team. Following the NAB AFLW Under 18 National Championships which concluded

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Queensland AFL wrap: Keeffe gives reminder

By Peter Blucher Lachy Keeffe, the almost forgotten member of the Queensland football family, has sent a gentle reminder to GWS coach Leon Cameron …. “don’t forget about me”. Having not played at AFL level in seven weeks, and spent

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By Peter Blucher Gold Coaster Jacob Dawson will become the 32nd Queenslander to play in the AFL this season following his recall to the Suns side after an absence of almost 12 months. Dawson, captain of the 2017 Suns Academy

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AFL Inclusion Carnival Day Two Wrap

By Ant Wingard Missed the action from Day One of the AFL Inclusion Carnival? Check the day one wrap right here. Queensland v South Australia Queensland entered day two of the Inclusion Carnival in sixth place and faced a tough

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AFL Inclusion Carnival Day One Wrap

By Ant Wingard Queensland v NSW/ACT The Rams, who were playing on their home field in Sydney’s west managed to get the fast start in the contest however Queensland weathered their early push to show composure. The Big Q soon

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Homegrown Hickey now vital to Eagles’ success

By Peter Blucher Queenslander Tom Hickey has inadvertently found himself the number on ruckman in an AFL premiership team hoping to defend its title. And they’re looking like they may be a very good chance. At his third AFL club

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Video: Hipwood, Payne, Keays and Andrew reflect on their junior coaches

The Brisbane Lions are flying at the moment but many of their stars may not have gotten there if not for their coaches through the junior ranks. To celebrate Coach Appreciation Round, Keays, Andrews, Hipwood and Payne reflected on the

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Final Queensland Emerging Talent Team Announced

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland are pleased to announce the final Queensland Emerging Talent team that will play the Western Australian team in Perth this weekend, July 20. The team is a part of the female talent pathway and rewards selected

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Cameron raises the bat after bringing up ton

By Peter Blucher Question: What does Brisbane Lions excitement machine Charlie Cameron have in common with former Australian cricket ace Matthew Hayden and former Australian rugby captain John Eales? Answer One: They are all products of Marist College Ashgrove. And

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Queensland Under 16, Under 17 and Under 18 Fixtures and Scores

It’s a mammoth week of representative football in South East Queensland with our Under 16 and Under 17 boys in action as well as our Under 18 girls in Round 2 of the NAB AFL Women’s National Championships on the

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McDonald’s joins AFL Mackay family

AFL Queensland are pleased to announce McDonald’s Mackay as the naming rights partner of the AFL Mackay Senior Women’s Competition. The partnership will continue until the 2021 season, with the competition to be named the AFL Mackay Women’s McDonald’s Cup.

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Josh Thomas hits 50 consecutive games as career revival continues

By Peter Blucher  Josh Thomas played his 82nd AFL game for Collingwood on Friday night. And it was an 82nd game that probably meant more to him than any other 82nd game in history. Why? Because it was his 50th

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“I’m so grateful”: Tarni White loving life back on the field

By Alice Barker Tarni White is among perhaps the most talented female footballers emerging through the talent pathway. As a junior, she made history at her local footy club, Wynnum Vikings, where she became the first female player to play

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Heron returns for his first AFL game of 2019

By Peter Blucher Cairns junior Jacob Heron will play his first game of the 2019 AFL season as the Gold Coast Suns host Richmond at Metricon Stadium Saturday afternoon. Heron was rewarded for a season-high 27 disposals against Sydney in

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“It’s going to put us in a good stead to win the games:” Harding ready for U16 clash

By Alice Barker The Queensland Under 16 representative team are ready to tackle Tasmania on the Gold Coast in Round Two of the NAB AFL U16 National Championships, according to coach Leigh Harding. Harding, who made his coaching debut with

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Queensland Under 16 Squad announced for Rounds 2 and 3 of the National Championships

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the Queensland Under 16 Representative team who will play in Rounds 2 and 3 of the NAB AFL Under 16 National Championships next week. The Queensland Under 16 team will play against Tasmania at

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AFL spotlight shines on Queenslanders in Round 15

By Peter Blucher Mabior Chol … where did that come from? After three and a half years in the AFL and two games that had produced a total 10 disposals, three marks, 13 hit-outs, three tackles, and one goal the

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Brad Scheer returns for 11th game at ninth different venue

By Peter Blucher Brad Scheer will play his first AFL game of the season in Sydney tomorrow to add another stamp to a much-travelled football ‘passport’. Scheer will play the 11th game of his career at the ninth different venue

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Queenslanders named in 2019 AFL Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs and World Team Squads

Yesterday the AFL announced the 2019 Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs and World Team squads set to play two exhibition matches in Melbourne next month. Selected by NGA Managers and AFL Club recruiters, following a state talent program and talent identification

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AFL Queensland extends commitment to Reconciliation

AFL Queensland today launched their Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2020 and officially opened the ‘Yarning Circle’. The Innovate RAP and The Yarning Circle were launched by AFL Queensland CEO Dean Warren, along with Mr Mark Bailey, Minister for Main Roads and Transport. The

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Gallery: Gabba Auskick Party with the Brisbane Lions

Over 100 Auskickers from across Brisbane converged on the Gabba’s hallowed turf to take part in the ultimate Auskick Party alongside some of the Brisbane Lions’ best players. Check out the images below. 

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More History for Jarrod Harbrow

By Peter Blucher Jarrod Harbrow will further enhance his prominent place in AFL history locally and nationally tomorrow afternoon as the Gold Coast SUNS play St.Kilda at Townsville’s Riverway Stadium. Harbrow will play at his 19th different AFL venue as

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Riverway Stadium set to be Queensland’s fifth AFL venue.

By Peter Blucher Riverway Stadium in Townsville tomorrow will become the 48th different AFL venue and the fifth in Queensland, and give reason to reveal one of Queensland football’s great secrets. Set to host the Gold Coast SUNS and St.Kilda

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Eight Queenslanders named in AFL Allies Round 3 team

By AFLQ Media The AFL has today announced the 2019 NAB AFL National Academy Allies team of 23 players selected to travel to Perth for Round 3 of the NAB Under-18 National Championships next week. Five players from the Gold Coast SUNS Academy along

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NQ v SQ 2019 Preview

State battle lines will be drawn once again this weekend as North and South Queensland fight it out in Townsville to determine Queensland community football supremacy. This year the match will be played at Riverway Stadium as a curtain closer

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