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Hammer Time: Aspley’s Matt Hammelmann wins VFL’s goalkicking award

By Brendan Rhodes ASPLEY spearhead Matt Hammelmann believes he is a much better player than the young Brisbane Lions Academy product who managed two goals from 12 AFL matches between 2015-17. And the star full-forward’s figures back that up at State

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2021 VFL & VFLW Awards Ceremony

The AFL has announced the 2021 VFL and VFLW Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday October 7 from 6.30 AEDT to recognise and reward the outstanding year of football in the VFL and rebel VFLW Competition. The major virtual

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2021 NAB AFL Draft Update

The AFL has today provided an update on the schedule for National Talent ahead of the 2021 NAB AFL Draft in November.   While COVID-19 continues to impact the community, the health and welfare of our players and the community

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Queensland AFL Grand Final Highlights and Stories

Submitted by Peter Blucher. Amid numerous AFL grand final highlights in the Queensland football archives it is difficult to go past one as the very best …. the Brisbane Lions’ 2003 premiership. While there are others that individually are special,

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AFL Queensland Level 3 Community Coaching Course

By Jack Barry. AFL Queensland in conjunction with Coach AFL is looking to hold the first ever Queensland State based Level 3 Community Coaching Course. This is a breakthrough in coach education for community coaches who now have an opportunity

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AFL Media launches Dynasties series

AFL Media is pleased to launch a new documentary series titled ‘Dynasties’ which will air on AFL On Demand on Thursday September 23. The first instalment of Dynasties, titled ‘Actions To Live By’, focusses on the Brisbane Lions dynasty of

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SUNS launch new female coaching scholarship 

By SUNS Media. The Gold Coast SUNS have today launched an exciting new initiative aimed at developing the next crop of professional female coaches. The club is offering two scholarships to female coaches across all the SUNS talent regions of the

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An open letter from Gillon McLachlan, AFL CEO

To everyone involved in community football in 2021 – thank you! To everyone involved in community football leagues, clubs and programs across Australia, I want to say a sincere thank you for bringing the game back in what has been

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Melbourne Demons: The Queensland Connection

Submitted by Peter Blucher. Saturday 2 April 1977. Melbourne played South Melbourne at the MCG to give birth to a connection between Queensland football and the oldest club in Australia. Making his debut for the Demons was Barry Denny, a

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Western Bulldogs: The Queensland Connection

Remember Glen Scanlon? The Queenslander who played nine AFL games with North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs in 1977-78? If not you’re not alone. Because he’s a man with something of a confused identity. Across four historical publications and websites

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Alan Hunter: The First Queensland “Dog”

Submitted by Peter Blucher. For fifty-seven years Alan Hunter has been an anonymous pioneer in Queensland’s AFL history. A name and some bare-boned statistics. He played 15 games with Footscray from 1964-67 for four wins and eight goals. There was

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AFLQ Senior Coach of the Year – Nick Malceski

A former Sydney Swans and Gold Coast SUNS player, Nick Malceski played 210 professional AFL games in his 14-year career capped off by winning a premiership flag in 2012 and earning all Australian selection in 2014. After retiring in 2016

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Queenslanders star in the Brownlow Medal Count

Submitted by Peter Blucher. There was a slightly weird ‘look’ in the room at the Gabba on Sunday night as Port Adelaide’s Ollie Wines won the 2021 Brownlow Medal and Dayne Zorko topped the Queensland count. Sitting among the Lions

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Behind the lens: How Footy Focus brought two photographers’ dreams to life

By Celia Drummond – AFL Media Community photographers Russell Freeman and Grant Viney went from competition entrants to shooting AFL games, courtesy of Footy Focus On September 30, one lucky community photographer will be announced as the winner of the

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Queensland clubs get behind the Toyota Australia Good for Footy Raffle

Thanks to the generous support of this year’s Toyota Australia Good for Footy Raffle clubs across Australia have raised $1 million, with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to community clubs around the nation. Impressively Queensland clubs the Jindalee Jaguars

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Queenslanders to feature in Brownlow Medal count and a look back at its history

By Peter Blucher. Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Zorko is a hot favorite to head the local vote count in the 2021 AFL Brownlow Medal on Sunday night. Having won his fifth club championship at the Lions last weekend, Zorko could

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QAFL Grand Final Showdown Preview: Broadbeach v Maroochydore

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend THE RUN DOWN After yet another COVID-19 interrupted season, we have now reached the summit of AFL in Queensland with the 2021 QAFL Senior Grand Final at Southport. This match between Broadbeach and Maroochydore is historical

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The history of the Joe Grant Medal

Ahead of this Saturday’s QAFL Grand Final between Broadbeach Cats and Maroochydore Roos, we take a trip down memory lane to look into the history of the Joe Grant Medal – awarded to the Best on Ground player in the

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Last Queenslanders left standing in the 2021 Toyota AFL season

By Peter Blucher And then there were two. After 30 Queenslanders played in the 2021 Toyota AFL season only Port Adelaide pair Charlie Dixon and Aliir Aliir are “alive” at the penultimate round of the year. Dixon and Aliir will

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Week Two of the 2021 Toyota AFL Finals Series Delivers Strong Ratings

Week Two of the 2021 Toyota AFL Finals featuring the Geelong Cats, GWS GIANTS, Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs attracted a total audience of 3.15 million viewers, up nine per cent on Week Two of the 2019 Toyota AFL

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Roos continue their fairytale run

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend   After defeating just one of the top six teams across the home and away season, Maroochydore has firmed as one of the bolters of the QAFL Senior competition when it took down reigning premers Morningside

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Cats one step closer to Premiership Redemption

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend   Broadbeach has secured the opening spot in the 2021 QAFL Senior Football Grand Final at Southport after an inspiring four-point win over Labrador on Saturday.   After kicking 3.12 in the first half, the Cats

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QAFL Reserves Semi Final Previews

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend Semi Final – 1 | Labrador Oval  Labrador v Morningside  In Brief These two teams have been the bench mark of the 2021 Reserves season. Labrador has continued its extraordinary rise as a football club, going

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Every SEQ Youth Football Grand Final will be live streamed!

AFL Queensland is excited to announce that every SEQ Youth Grand Final across all three venues this weekend will be live streamed! KAWANA Field 1 Kawana https://livestream.com/accounts/9457344/events/9825234<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/livestream.com/accounts/9457344/events/9825234__;!!MoAtgck!L9n_Lbseo23CFzYoR3lxSTPMi42xbIELMk7P9ZEPcmolseQ8SXwze7GBbThZshXMTg$ Field 2 Kawana https://livestream.com/accounts/9457344/events/9825236<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/livestream.com/accounts/9457344/events/9825236__;!!MoAtgck!L9n_Lbseo23CFzYoR3lxSTPMi42xbIELMk7P9ZEPcmolseQ8SXwze7GBbTiUZQYFAQ$   SOUTHPORT Field 1 – Friday 3 September https://youtu.be/7e4BE6OfmjM

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Coleman ready to fly high again as Lions take on the Bulldogs

By Peter Blucher Keidean Coleman is living proof that 12 months is a long time in football. This time last year, as the Brisbane Lions prepared for their second final of the Covid-interrupted 2020 season against Geelong at the Gabba,

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Queensland Volunteer of the Year Awards

AFL Queensland congratulates the following Queensland Volunteer of the Year Award recipients. You are the unsung heroes of our game and your work to progress our sport is very much appreciated. Category Winners Name Winners Club/League Toyota AFL Community Football

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Strong ratings in Week One of the 2021 Toyota AFL Finals Series

The AFL thanks all supporters for a strong start to the 2021 Toyota AFL Finals Series which saw a total average audience of 5.84 million, a 15 per cent increase compared to the first week of the 2019 Toyota AFL Finals

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From Queensland Under 18’s to Collingwood Senior Coach

Submitted by Peter Blucher. There are more than 20 Queenslanders who will wholeheartedly endorse the appointment of former Brisbane Lions flyer Craig McRae as the new Collingwood senior coach this week. All have much to thank McRae for, having played

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2021 VFL season will not be completed

The AFL has today informed all 22 VFL Clubs that the 2021 VFL Premiership Season will not be completed, due to the challenges surrounding the COVID-19 situation across the country.   A 2021 VFL Premier will not be awarded with

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AFL Final match to be broadcast in Yolngu Matha language

The AFL is pleased to announce the 2021 Toyota AFL First Semi-Final match between the Brisbane Lions and Western Bulldogs will be broadcast in traditional Yolngu Matha language for the first time.   The history-making broadcast will be conducted by

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