AFL

Palaszczuk Government scores winning goal with new AFL partnership

AFL in Queensland is set to kick the goal of the year as the sport enters an exciting new partnership with the Palaszczuk Government which will score major victories for female and remote Queenslanders across the state. Minister for Sport

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2020 AFL International Cup dates confirmed

The AFL is pleased to announce the 2020 AFL International Cup (IC20) will be held on the Sunshine Coast from Saturday July 25 through to Saturday August 8. In partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Sunshine Coast Council, the

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Three Queenslanders drafted in NAB AFL Draft

By Ant Wingard Three Queenslanders have been selected in the second night of the NAB AFL National Draft at Marvel Stadium, all of whom were Brisbane Lions Academy graduates. The trio are the latest crop of Academy prospects to make

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AFL Queensland’s Top 20 Draft Bargain Countdown: Numbers 5-1

Despite varied public opinion, Queensland has been beacon of talent when it comes to the AFL Draft and over the past 19 years, plenty have come through the talent pathway to go on and forge hall of fame calibre careers

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AFL Queensland’s Top 20 Draft Bargain Countdown: Numbers 10-6

Despite varied public opinion, Queensland has been beacon of talent when it comes to the AFL Draft and over the past 19 years, plenty have come through the talent pathway to go on and forge hall of fame calibre careers

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AFL Queensland’s Top 20 Draft Bargain Countdown: Numbers 15-11

Despite varied public opinion, Queensland has been beacon of talent when it comes to the AFL Draft and over the past 19 years, plenty have come through the talent pathway to go on and forge hall of fame calibre careers

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AFL Queensland’s Top 20 Draft Bargain Countdown: Numbers 20-16

By Ant Wingard Despite varied public opinion, Queensland has been beacon of talent when it comes to the AFL Draft and over the past 19 years, plenty have come through the talent pathway to go on and forge hall of

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2019 AFL Draft: Queensland’s Top Prospects

By Ant Wingard There is just one week left until the 2019 NAB AFL Draft, which will take place next Wednesday night, November 27 as a host of new players join the AFL ranks for the first time. Queensland clubs

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SEQ Junior & Youth Football restructure announced

Junior and Youth football in South East Queensland will have a different look in 2020, with AFL Queensland announcing a revamped competition structure for next season and beyond. The changes have been endorsed following a comprehensive review which commenced in

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AFL pre-season camps bring economic benefit to the Sunshine Coast

AFL pre-season camps bring economic benefit to the Sunshine Coast A third of the AFL’s teams will descend on the Sunshine Coast for their 2020 pre-season camps, injecting at least $400,000 into the local economy. Hawthorn, GWS GIANTS, Western Bulldogs,

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2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season Fixture revealed

Put these matches in your calendar! Prime time football has well and truly returned to The Gabba with the Lions set to host two Thursday night and two Friday night blockbusters in 2020. Collingwood will travel to The Gabba for

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2020 AFLW fixture and conferences revealed

By Sarah Black, AFLW IT’S A FAMILIAR season opener with a twist. Richmond and Carlton, who traditionally open the AFL season, will kick off the 2020 NAB AFLW season at Ikon Park on Friday, February 7. FULL FIXTURE Where and when

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2020 Marsh Community Series

Riley Beveridge, AFL Media The Brisbane Lions men’s 2020 campaign will start with two Marsh Community Series matches against Port Adelaide and Carlton. The 2020 Lions will host the Power on Sunday 23 February at 3:10pm AEST at the Moreton

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2020 Colts Expression of Interest

AFL Queensland are pleased to announce that the Expression of Interest process is now open for the 2020 Colts Competition. Prospective clubs are asked to review the below “2020 Colts Expression of Interest” application form, and return via email to

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AFLW Draft Recap: 14 Queenslanders selected

By Ant Wingard A plethora of Queensland’s most promising footballers have made their way onto the AFLW stage after a mammoth 14 players were selected in the NAB AFL Women’s Draft, held at the Melbourne Showgrounds this morning. The catalogue

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Years on from their first interaction, Belle Dawes hopes to reunite with Craig Starcevich in the AFLW ranks

By Alice Barker Belle Dawes is a force in every aspect, with her unfaltering charisma, her humble demeanor and her undeniable footy talent. It’s obvious why so many people have helped her achieve all she has; because she makes it

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Serene Watson leans on experience and leadership to realise AFLW dream

By Alice Barker When Serene Watson takes the field, she has more than just her game on her mind. The Bond University product is a natural born leader, a skill that Watson has soon come to realise could be her

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How farm and family helped Lily Postlethwaite prepare for AFLW

By Ant Wingard It probably comes as no secret that midfield dynamo Lily Postlethwaite will be among the top Queenslanders vying for selection at Tuesday’s AFLW Draft. The two-time All Australian has capped off another dominant year, putting her right

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Marymount Primary School to make maiden AFL Queensland Schools Cup finals appearance

Tom Boswell, @TomBoswellGCB, Gold Coast Bulletin   MARYMOUNT Primary School are set to make their maiden appearance in the AFL Queensland Schools Cup finals and they are determined not to just make up the numbers. The school will play in

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Positivity the key for injured Dee Heslop’s AFLW dream

By Alice Barker After sustaining a shoulder injury during a training drill, Dee Heslop saw her draft hopes come crashing down. But the Yeronga South Brisbane midfielder is determined to come back fitter than ever and describes the injury as

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Eleven Queenslanders named in 2020 NAB AFL Academy Squad

By Ant Wingard Queensland’s footprint in the talent pathway has continued following the announcement of the 2020 NAB AFL Academy Squad. Eleven Queenslanders have been named in the squad, which has expanded for the 2020 season to include 150 players

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2020 Regional Umpire Manager position within AFL Townsville

AFL Queensland is now calling for applications for the 2020 Regional Umpire Manager (RUM) position within AFL Townsville.  The Regional Umpires Managers role is considered pivotal to AFLQ objectives of establishing and maintaining appropriate umpire management practices, including recruiting, training,

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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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