AFL

‘Biggest crowd since Fev’ set for Easter Thursday blockbuster

By Alice Barker It’s been seven years since the Brisbane Lions played in the Easter Thursday primetime spot and are set to take on Collingwood at their home ground in Brisbane. The Lions have kicked off their season with a

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Queensland teams in the top eight for the first time ever

By Alice Barker Queensland’s AFL teams, the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast SUNS, are proving predictors wrong this season as both teams have made their way inside the top eight for the first time in history. The result following

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Anderson crowned Brisbane Lions AFLW Best and Fairest

By Brisbane Lions Media  Ally Anderson has been crowned the Lions’ AFLW Best & Fairest for the 2019 season, 10 days after being named an All Australian for the first time. The 22-year old was presented her trophy by Chairman

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Preuss shines in Melbourne debut

By Peter Blucher He had waited 599 days, made a controversial decision to swap clubs that was widely questioned in the media, and spent the first three weeks of the season among the emergencies, but Brayden Preuss was all smiles

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AFLW sign and trade period: How it works

The AFL Women’s Sign and Trade Period commenced on Monday, April 8. In just the three days since the player movement window opened, there’s already been a flurry of changes across the competition. Queenslander Katie Brennan headlines the completed moves

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SUNS claim victory in NAB League QClash

By Alice Barker The first QClash was played at Yeronga over the weekend between the Gold Coast SUNS and the Brisbane Lions U18’s Men’s Academies. The SUNS came away with a comfortable 10.10 (70) to 5.12 (42) win as the

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Queensland teams win back to back for the first time ever

By Peter Blucher Eric Hipwood and Alex Sexton awoke this morning as poster boys of a special weekend in Queensland football history. Hipwood kicked an equal career-best six goals as the Brisbane Lions beat Port Adelaide by 17 points at

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Wagner Brothers together at Melbourne

By Peter Blucher Brothers Josh and Corey Wagner tonight will take a boyhood dream born in suburban  Bracken Ridge onto to the biggest AFL stage of all at the MCG. Having grown up kicking the footy together in the back

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Alex Sexton hits career best form ahead of game 100

By Peter Blucher Alex Sexton has had a massive few days. And it’s only going to get bigger and better. Last Friday the 25-year-old Gold Coast forward signed a four-year contract extension that locks him into the club until the

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A Sunday of success for the Sunshine State

By Alice Barker Queensland proved to be a state to watch on the weekend as both teams, the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns, cleaned up their competition on a victorious Sunday. It was the first time in two

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Queenslanders to particpate in Rio Tinto’s Footy Means Business

By Alice Barker Six Queenslanders are set to take part in the ninth year of the AFL Rio Tinto Footy Means Business Program, which kicks off in Perth this week. Fitzroy Greenwool, Clinton Sullivan, Ainslee Potter, Thuraka Sammons, Arnold Conway

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Lovell to lead QAFL

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland today announced that former Gold Coast SUNS Assistant Coach Andy Lovell has been appointed Head Coach of the QAFL representative team for their clash against the Adelaide Football League on June 8. Lovell, who had a 164

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Smith’s rollercoaster AFL journey continues

By Peter Blucher Josh Smith’s rollercoaster AFL journey has taken another stunning rise. Six months after being delisted by 2018 runners-up Collingwood, Smith is set to begin phase two of his career with premiers West Coast. The 25-year-old Toowoomba product,

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Gold Coast SUNS open their doors to junior coaches

By Larissa Mouttou In a club first, the SUNS coaching team opened their doors to 38 local gold coast junior coaches this week. Junior coaches were introduced to the SUNS coaching squad at the Wednesday morning session, hearing about their

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Scott earns Round 1 NAB Rising Star nod

By Peter Blucher Queenslander Bailey Scott has upstaged some of the cream of the 2018 AFL Draft to win the Round 1 nomination for the NAB AFL Rising Star Award. Making his debut for North Melbourne against Fremantle in front

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Life Outside the Lions’ Den: Cam Rayner

By Ant Wingard

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The Brisbane Lions are coming to Channel 7

By Josie Fielding, lions.com.au The season opener is just one sleep away, but Lions fans have more reason to celebrate with news their team has a dedicated show soon, #uncaged, to air on Channel 7 and 7mate in Queensland. Filming

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Scott to become 179th Queenslander to play AFL

By Peter Blucher Bailey Scott pondered long and hard about where he wanted to play his AFL football. A Gold Coast Suns Academy product and prospective zone selection who was also eligible to join North Melbourne and Geelong as a

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Leigh Harding appointed as new Queensland Under 16 coach

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard AFL Queensland has today announced Leigh Harding as the new coach of the Queensland Under 16 representative side. Harding, 37, has a wealth of knowledge in high performance Australian rules environments having played 141 AFL games for

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Gill McLachlan visits Queensland

By Larissa Mouttou AFL Chief Executive, Gillon McLachlan, visited Queensland today as the Lions and SUNS prepare themselves for the upcoming 2019 Toyota premiership season. Mr McLachlan visited AFL Queensland in Yeronga where he acknowledged the contribution of three staff

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“It’s pretty much indescribable”: Webb’s opportunity of a lifetime

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard At a quarter past twelve last Thursday afternoon, February 28, Jake Webb received a phone call. By that same night, he was on a flight to Nauru. It was a trip Webb hadn’t even planned for

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Keays priming for new forward role in 2019

By Ant Wingard The Brisbane Lions’ entertaining 43-point win in Saturday’s NEAFL practice game win over Aspley could help springboard a number of players into the regular Lions’ AFL line-up in 2019. The Lions, who field 16 AFL-listed players in the

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AFL Queensland announces Townsville flood support package

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland and the Gold Coast SUNS today announced a package to support the Townsville AFL community after the recent devastating floods. Dean Warren, AFL Queensland CEO, made the announcement while visiting school students at Hermit Park State School

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AFLX to take centre stage at Under 16 Academy Trial

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard One week after it’s reincarnation at Marvel Stadium, AFLX will take centre stage at the Kawana Sports Precinct – this time with academy selection on the line. Under 16 footballers from across Brisbane, Darling Downs, Sunshine

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AFL participation in Queensland reaches record high

The popularity of AFL in Queensland continues to grow with AFL Queensland today announcing 2018 participation grew by 5.2%. Overall all competitions and programs grew to 265,760 participants. Community Club participation continued to show healthy growth, with participation in club footy growing 3.5% to

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Witts and Swallow named co-captains of Gold Coast

By Gold Coast SUNS Media David Swallow and Jarrod Witts have been appointed co-captains of the Gold Coast SUNS. Both aged 26, Swallow and Witts have recently recommitted to the club and are determined to lead the club through its next phase. GC

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Challenge Accepted: Gold Coast SUNS

The Gold Coast SUNS are accepting the challenge in 2019 and beyond. On Thursday, February 21, the SUNS unveiled their new club mantra Challenge Accepted that will be implemented across all avenues of the club. The new ethos signals a

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National Inclusion Carnival headed to Sydney

The AFL is pleased to announce the 2019 AFL National Inclusion Carnival will be held in Sydney in July. Held annually, the AFL National Inclusion Carnival brings together male footballers with an intellectual disability from across the country to take

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Capricornia breaks through on new ground with AFLX competition

By Brad Matheson, AFL Capricornia For many years crowds have flocked to the Frenchville Sports Club’s Ryan park to see goals hit the back of the net on the Soccer Field or over the cross bar of Rugby League and

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Brayden Fiorini ready to step up for SUNS in 2019

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Gold Coast midfielder Brayden Fiorini says he has what it takes to step up and fill the leadership void left by significant departures to the team across consecutive offseasons. Fiorini, who enters his fourth year with

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