AFL Inclusion All-Australian squad prepares for international debut

The 2019 AFL Inclusion All-Australian squad will travel to Brisbane this week to take part in two demonstration matches as a showcase sport at the 2019 INAS Global Games. The respective squad of 26 men is made up of the top footballers

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Queensland’s Max Monaghan wins NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year!

Six-year-old Max Monaghan from Heritage Park in Queensland has been named the 2019 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year at an awards ceremony in Melbourne on Thursday night.   Max is a passionate Sydney Swans fan who can name every

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The teams for the 2019 AFL Grand Final are in.

It’s grand final time. Everything is magnified many times over, and invariably there are big stories good and bad. Yesterday’s selection for Saturday’s premiership decider between Richmond and the GWS Giants was exactly that. It was agony in the GWS

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Queeensland Auskicker of the Year nominees prepare for Grand Final experience

By Hayley Hinze The 22 lucky NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year nominees will travel to Melbourne this week for an unforgettable three-day AFL experience. Queensland’s Lafari Vine and Max Monaghan will be amongst the young players nominated for the

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Queensland’s AFL Grand Final History

By Peter Blucher Sam Reid is set become the 25th Queenslander to play in an AFL Grand Final on Saturday. And desperately hoping to join him is teammate and would-be 26th Queensland grand final player Lachy Keeffe. It is a

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Reid’s double date as Grand Final week gets underway

By Peter Blucher Sam Reid has been spared a double bookings of epic proportions .. an AFL grand final and the birth of his first child on the same day. The 29-year-old Queenslander was faced with this freakish double last

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Zorko to lead the charge for Queenslanders in the Brownlow Medal

By Peter Blucher Dayne Zorko has ticked a lot of boxes during an AFL career in which he’s worked tirelessly to make up for a late start. Four best & fairest awards, an All-Australian blazer and this year captaincy of

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Queenslanders vye for a spot in the AFL Grand Final

By Peter Blucher Lachy Keeffe faces an anxious week as he ponders the possibility of his greatest football moment going one step further into a grand final or turning into his biggest nightmare. Keeffe was a star in the GWS

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Twelve years after the draft, GIANT Sam Reid is still trucking on

By Peter Blucher If Sam Reid had set out 12 years ago to write a script for his AFL career he could not possibly have got it anything like right. Not even with the help of the world’s best clairvoyant,

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Hickey to make long awaited finals debut

By Peter Blucher Queenslander Tom Hickey will make his long-awaited AFL finals debut in Perth tonight to add his football career highlight to the biggest year of his life and his biggest single lifetime thrill. Set to play in the

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Cats run out of lives against vibrant Panthers

By Terry Wilson   Broadbeach players would certainly not have known it but when the Cats downed Morningside in round 16 they unwittingly stirred a hornets’ nest. Back on that July 27th Saturday at Subaru Oval, the Cats overpowered the

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Queenslander Armitage signs off with the Saints

By Peter Blucher Queensland football’s extraordinary ‘Class of 2006’ is down to one following the exit of David Armitage from St Kilda today. This will leave Gold Coast veteran Jarrod Harbrow as the last of a what was a staggering

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Hale to become third Queensland AFL coach

By Peter Blucher It’s going to be one of the great football trivia questions in years to come … can you name the Queenslanders who have been senior coaches in the AFL? Michael Voss, coach of the Brisbane Lions 2009-13,

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2019 Garbutt Magpies Cup

Next Friday the Garbutt Magpies will host their annual Garbutt Magpies Cup, an educational, cultural and sporting event like no other. Thirteen primary schools from across far North Queensland will compete in the event, held at the Murray Complex in Annandale.

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AFL Round 22: Selection News

By Peter Blucher There’s never a bad time to win selection in a home-and-away AFL side bound for the finals but if there’s a best time it might just be Round 22. Or the penultimate round. By Round 22 the

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SUNS help shine a light on mental health

More than 30 community coaches from the Townsville region had the opportunity to hear firsthand from Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew about the value he places on building the skills to understand, recognise and manage mental health issues in

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Q-Clash18 preview

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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