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AFL Queensland celebrates ANZAC Round this weekend

By Alice Barker AFL Queensland, along with its clubs and competitions, hold ANZAC Day close to their heart and will commemorate ANZAC Round this weekend, April 24 to 28. ANZAC Round aims to recognise and remember all Australians and New

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New-look McCarthy Homes Oval opened

By Ant Wingard McCarthy Homes Oval has been given a new lease on life following a major renovation of the playing surface. The Chelmer venue, home of the Sherwood and Western Magpies Football Clubs, was significantly affected by the 2011

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‘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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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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Round 1 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Nathan Colenso

By Terry Wilson A sterling debut at top level has earned Morningside teenager Nathan Colenso the Round 1 Rising Star nomination. The 17-year-old found himself matched up against Labrador star Wayde Mills as a half-forward in the season opener at

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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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Aspley dominate in debut: QAFLW Round 1 Review

By Ant Wingard Bond University v Yeronga Bond University captain Molly Ritson produced a best on ground performance in her first competitive football game in 18 months in the Bullsharks’ narrow six-point loss to Yeronga South Brisbane. Ritson, who was

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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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AFL Queensland says no to Racism

AFL Queensland oversees over 260,000 participants playing at all levels of football from our introductory NAB AFL Auskick programs all the way through to AFL Masters. We are the custodians of our game over 13 Regions, 24 Leagues and 159

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More of the Kangaroo: The 1942 QANFL season

The following is an excerpt from More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland. You can purchase your copy of the book here. More of the Kangaroo will be officially launched on December 11 at Coorparoo AFC. Find out

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QAFL team lists finalised ahead of Round 1

By Ant Wingard Final squad lists have been lodged ahead of Round 1 of the Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) 2019 season this weekend. Perhaps the biggest transfer who will line up in the QAFL this season is former Brisbane

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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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University of Queensland 2019 QAFLW Season Preview

By Ant Wingard New University of Queensland coach Lee Whithorn has earmarked the side’s middle tier to help propel the west Brisbane club to higher things in 2019. Whitehorn replaced former Red Lions coach Phil Lovett, who has since joined

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Broadbeach Cats 2019 QAFL Season Preview

By Terry Wilson One of the first things Beau Zorko has acknowledged as new coach of the Broadbeach Cats has been to praise the work put in by his predecessor Brett Andrews. Zorko, older brother of former Broadbeach superstar Dayne,

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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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Regional footy returns in the Darling Downs, Capricornia and Mackay

By Ant Wingard Regional football will recommence this weekend as senior football across three of the state’s regions kicks off for season 2019. AFL Darling Downs In the west, an overhaul to the AFL Darling Downs Allied Pickfords Cup has

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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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QAFL Tipping is Back in 2019!

A top prize of $500 is up for grabs as tipping for the 2019 Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) season returns once again this year. The $500 will be awarded to the competition’s top tipper while two tickets to the

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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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Brisbane Lions duo help celebrate conclusion of Many Cultures Program

By AFLQ Media An appearance from Brisbane Lions duo Archie Smith and Oscar McInerney helped mark the end of the AFL Queensland Many Cultures Program in the Logan area on Tuesday afternoon. The pair joined 20 students from surrounding schools

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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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State Female Academy coaching panel finalised

By Alice Barker AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the remaining coaching panel for the State Female Academy Program. The group will round out the coaching appointments for the Queensland Female Talent Pathway following the announcement of head coach James

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Gold Coast SUNS AFLW – Assistant Coach

The Gold Coast Football Club aims to build a reputation as the most exciting football club in Australia. Strong values and driving a culture of success both on and off the field is central to achieving this goal. The Gold

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Ex-AFL talent selected in 2019 NEAFL Mini Draft

By Ant Wingard Over 20 NEAFL players have found their place on QAFL lists following the 2019 NEAFL Mini Draft late last week. In total, 23 players from Queensland’s three standalone NEAFL clubs were allocated to the QAFL’s ten clubs.

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Townsville triumphs in North Queensland Academy Championships

By Alice Barker Townsville have triumphantly claimed first place in the 2019 Northern Queensland Academy Championships for the first time in over a decade. The home region won out against the other North Queensland regions, and broke the 12-year stronghold

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Life Outside the Lions’ Den: Cam Rayner

By Ant Wingard

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