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AFL and Telstra Launch Major Local Footy Grants Program

Local football clubs across Australia will receive an $8 million boost over the next four years as the AFL and Telstra today unveiled Telstra Footy Country Grants. With a pool of $2 million to be distributed each year starting in

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QAFL COLTS PRELIM FINAL – REVIEW

By Chris “Yeendy” Yeend.   PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN 10.6.66 defeated BROADBEACH 9.8.62 With the Lions going into the contest as minor premiers and filled with confidence; the Cats had to play at to their full potential. Former Coolangatta Colts player

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QAFL RESERVES PRELIM FINAL – REVIEW

By Chris “Yeendy” Yeend   ASPLEY 14.12.96 defeated PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN 10.5.65   In a re-match of last year’s Preliminary final that had the Lions win by less than a kick to advance to the premiership decider (won by Labrador);

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QAFL SENIORS PRELIM FINAL – REVIEW

By Chris “Yeendy” Yeend   REDLAND Victoria Point has secured its place in the 2023 QAFL Senior Men’s Grand Final after a remarkable 53-point win over Wilston Grange at home on Saturday. The victory was made even more sweeter when

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GROGAN AND ZIELKE AWARDS NIGHT: ALL THE WINNERS

Southport Sharks’ Stephanie O’Brien was awarded the Emma Zielke Medal and Broadbeach Cats’ Kwaby Boakye claimed the 78th J.A Grogan Medal, Queensland AFL’s highest individual footballing honours, in front of almost 300 guests at The Gabba earlier this evening. It was

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QAFL – FINALS WEEK 1 REVIEW

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend   The opening week of the Senior QAFL Men’s finals delivered two incredible spectacles that will forever be etched in the minds of those who were present to witness them. Wilston Grange defeated Surfers Paradise by

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2023 Queensland Football Hall of Fame – Ben Ryan

Ben Ryan will never forget his second game as a senior field umpire. It was an extra special father/son moment he shared with his father Steve at the home ground of the one-time infamous Gladstone Mudcrabs in 1998. He was

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QUEENSLANDERS IN THE AFL – ROUND 23

By Peter Blucher Connor Budarick has been in the AFL system 1,363 days, all for 28 games of AFL football. He’s had blocks of 393 days and 413 days without playing after not one but two knee reconstructions. He’s done

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QAFL ROUND 21 – REVIEW

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend After a pulsating 21 rounds in the home 2023 QAFL Senior Men’s Home and Away season, we finally have the top six locked away with the opening week of finals fresh on our doorstep. It took

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2023 Grand Final Locations

Grand Final fever has hit the Sunshine State.   More than 80 Grand Finals will be played across eleven venues over five action-packed weekends, with the premier Bond University QAFLW Grand Final being held at Brighton Homes Arena on Sunday August 27th.

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Queensland Wheelchair Football League Grand Final

The inaugural Queensland Wheelchair Football League Premiership will be decided this Sunday, when Morningside Panthers and Redcliffe Tigers do battle at Nissan Arena at 12:30pm. Four foundation clubs including Ormeau Bulldogs, Beenleigh Buffaloes, Morningside Panthers, and Redcliffe Tigers played in

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QAFL REVIEW – ROUND 20

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend   The stage is set for an epic final round in the QAFL Senior Men’s competition with just two positions locked in following the completion of the penultimate round. Reigning premiers Aspley secured the minor premiership

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QAFL Review – Round 19

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend   The QAFL Senior Men’s competition took another drastic turn in the run to the 2023 Finals in Round 19 action on Saturday. With three games taking place in the final split round of the season;

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QUEENSLANDERS IN THE AFL – ROUND 20

By Peter Blucher   In a sport in which loyalty is becoming a fading commodity, Noosa junior Jack Payne has defied the trend to lock in his long-term future with the Brisbane Lions. The powerhouse ex-Lions Academy defender, an appealing

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Queenslanders in the AFL – Round 19

By Peter Blucher A shattered Will Ashcroft can take one small consolation from his season-ending knee injury last week … the knowledge that he has had the most productive first 18 games by a Queenslander in AFL history. With 398

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Queenslanders in the AFL – Round 17

Ex-Aspley tearaway Oskar Baker has ridden the highs and the lows of the AFL in the past month, but has peaked on a big ‘high’ this week, signing a two-year contract extension with the Western Bulldogs. The 25-year-old redhead, dropped

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What the Allies’ victory means for Queensland footy

History was made on Sunday when the Allies’, a team comprising of players from Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory and Tasmania, defeated Vic Country to take out their inaugural Under 18 Boys National Championships. Six Queenslanders including Jed Walter,

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QAFL REVIEW- ROUND15

By Chris “Yeendy” Yeend    Round 15 of the QAFL Senior Men’s competition produced a stunning weekend of matches that turned the entire competition on its head. Sherwood has cracked through for its maiden win of the 2023 season with

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Queenslanders in the AFL: Rounds 16-17

By Peter Blucher. Saturday afternoon 2 April 2011 at the Gabba. On centre wing, Stanley Street side of the ground, Michael Rischitelli kicked on the bounce to Jared Brennan. He gathered beautifully and went by hand to Brandon Matera, who

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Queenslanders in the AFL – Round 15

By Peter Blucher. Tom Hickey now holds two Queensland AFL records. He shares with Ben Hudson the distinction of being the State’s only four-club AFL players, and now among 197 Queenslanders to play in the AFL he boasts the biggest

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Queenslanders in the AFL – Round 14

By Peter Blucher. Adrian Fletcher, a 231-game AFL player born and bred in Hobart, won the Leitch Medal as the best player in the Tasmanian Football League as an 18-year-old in 1988. He also played in the TFL grand final

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Queenslanders in the AFL – Round 13

By Peter Blucher. Lachie Keeffe has completed the most remarkable 100-game journey in Queensland AFL history … a journey that was more than 15 years in the making and began as a reason to dodge some schoolwork. Son of a

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Queenslanders in the AFL – Round 12

By Peter Blucher. Cairns State High School claims some big personalities among their alumni, including NBA giant Aaron Baynes, Cairns mayor Bob Manning, AFL star Charlie Dixon, MLB pitcher Cam Cairncross and Miss World Australia turned cricket commentator Erin Holland.

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Mackay Swan picked up in 2023 AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft

Mackay product Harry Arnold is bound for Sydney after being picked up by the Swans with pick #5 in the AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft. The 24-year-old started playing Aussie Rules as part of his primary school’s Auskick program in Mackay

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Queenslanders in the AFL – Round 11

By Peter Blucher  Ben Keays walked off Adelaide Oval last Sunday evening one very proud young man, having celebrated his entry to Queensland’s 100-Game AFL Club in perfect fashion. Almost. Keays, delisted by the Brisbane Lions four years ago, played

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AFL launches campaign to promote respect for umpires

The Australian Football League has launched a national campaign to highlight the importance of showing respect for umpires at all levels, from community football through to the elite game. There are more than 15,000 umpires in community football nationwide –

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Inaugural Queensland Wheelchair Football League announced

More players than ever will have the chance to pick up a footy with the introduction of the inaugural Queensland Wheelchair Football League next month with four foundation clubs.   The Ormeau Bulldogs, Beenleigh Buffaloes, Morningside Panthers, and Redcliffe Tigers

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Umpires join in on Sir Doug Nicholls celebrations

Our community umpires joining in on the Sir Doug Nicholls Round celebrations with these deadly designs by local artists Jacob Severs and Rhan Hooper. The overall message of this design is about community spirit and the coming together of all

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Queenslanders in the AFL – Round 10

By Peter Blucher  If Bailey Scott had kept a diary of his AFL career and used green pages for good days and red pages for bad days, he’d have a very red record of one of the AFL’s toughest apprenticeships.

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Queenslanders in the AFL – ROUND 9

 By Peter Blucher  Samson Ryan was enjoying the best moment of his burgeoning AFL career last weekend when he seemed to be upstaged by his mother and his girlfriend. Ryan had nine possessions, five clearances, four score involvements, five inside

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