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Gympies Cats to join QFA Division 3 in 2019

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland have today announced the Gympie Cats as the final addition to the QFA Division 3 competition for season 2019. The Cats will join the Jindalee Jaguars in making Division 3 a ten-team competition. The Gympie

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2018 AFL Draft: Queensland’s top prospects

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Ahead of the 2018 NAB AFL Draft next week, which commences next Thursday and continues over to Friday, we’ve previewed the best male footballers who could find themselves on an AFL list. With two teams in

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Coaching: Level 2 Coaching Course Announcements

With season 2019 fast approaching, AFL Queensland has received plenty of interest regarding the Level 2 Senior Coaching Course at Aspley’s Graham Road Oval facility on November 17. Given the enormity of applicants registered for the course ahead of this

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More of the Kangaroo: 1985 – The Sharks and Tigers play one of the great QAFL Grand Finals

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. The inclusion of a Queensland-based team in a national competition came one step closer to fruition

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Somerset College dominate 2018 APS Grand Final Day

By Ant Wingard Somerset College have capped off a remarkable day on the Gold Coast after the side dominated APS Grand Final day at Metricon Stadium. Across the day’s slate of four games, the Spartans claimed top honours in all

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Ten Queenslanders named in 2019 AFL Women’s Academy

By Ant Wingard    @AntWingard Ten Queenslanders have taken the next step towards a spot on an AFL Women’s list after being announced in the NAB AFL Women’s Academy for season 2019. Remarkably, eight of the players selected from the sunshine

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More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland

Despite commonly held misconceptions, Australian rules football has been played in Queensland for a long time. Over 150 years ago, the first Brisbane Football Club was formed and since then, Australian rules football has been played in the sunshine state

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Ambrose Treacy College to join Schools of Excellence Program

By Ant Wingard The prospect of greater opportunities is a driving focus for Ambrose Treacy College, who have become the newest member of the AFL Queensland Schools of Excellence Program. The school, which is situated on the banks of the

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Two Queenslanders set for Flying Boomerangs Leadership Program

Two of Queensland’s most gifted Indigenous and Multicultural footballers will have the opportunity to learn alongside some of the best in the country in a fortnight’s time. Queensland pair Austin Harris and Cody Harrison will make the trip to Darwin

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QAFL closer than ever as margins reach record low

By Ant Wingard    @AntWingard When Vulture’s sharpshooter Sam Stubbs clunked a desperate inside 50 kick on the shadows of full time in Mt Gravatt’s Round 18 blockbuster with Surfers Paradise, the fate of his team’s season rested solely on his

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Inclusion Grand Final takes centre stage at Schools Cup Grand Finals

By Ant Wingard When the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS face off on the field, the resulting outcome is usually one highlighted by intensity and evoked by a desire to be the state’s most dominant AFL side. But during

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QClash set for Round 6 at Metricon Stadium

By Ant Wingard Queensland’s two AFL sides won’t have to wait long to renew their rivalry when the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership season rolls around with the two clubs set to face off as early as Round 6. The Brisbane

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“I feel there are exciting times ahead”: Zorko announced as Broadbeach coach

By Terry Wilson New Broadbeach Cats coach Beau Zorko feels he is walking into an operation that is ready to cement a spot among the QAFL’s power clubs. Zorko, 34, has been officially appointed by the Cats to replace Brett

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New Gold Coast SUNS Academy Under 16 Talent Program Announced

AFL Queensland, in conjunction with the Gold Coast SUNS and their respective zones, are pleased to announce new changes to the structure of the Under 16 talent programs in 2019 into a new four phase program. The changes come as

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“It’s so much fun”: Byron Bay AFL9s Invitational Recap

By Ant Wingard After bitter disappointment in 2017, the Super Kings Max produced the upset of the the Byron Bay AFL 9s Invitational to overthrow a star-studded Southern Comfort side and clinch the top prize over the weekend. Having lost

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Queensland umpires named for 2019 AFLW season

By Ant Wingard Some of Queensland’s top umpires have been named in the 2019 AFL Women’s officiating panel for the third instalment of the competition early next season. The Queensland panel was confirmed on Tuesday and includes experienced field pair

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New faces join Brisbane Lions in AFLW Draft

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard The Brisbane Lions have added a bevy of talented Queenslanders to their list at the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Draft, headlined by Coorparoo defender Paige Parker, who was selected by Brisbane with the ninth overall pick. Parker,

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QAFL to berth five new coaches in 2019

By Terry Wilson Broadbeach and Mt Gravatt are the only clubs yet to confirm their coaches for the 2019 QAFL season. One month after the Grand Final, five clubs have signed new coaches with preliminary finalists Broadbeach (Brett Andrews), Morningside

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2018 AFLW Draft: Queensland’s top prospects

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Ahead of next Tuesday’s 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Draft, we’ve previewed the best female footballers who could land on the Brisbane Lions list. This year, the Brisbane Lions hold eight selections in the draft and can

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Changes to SEQ Women’s Competition

AFL Queensland today announced the completion of a review into the South East Queensland Senior Women’s Football Structure. The objective of the review was to ensure that AFL Queensland continues to have a competition structure that provides the opportunity for all

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Trio of Panther veterans hang up the boots

By Terry Wilson   A TRUCKLOAD of experience has departed Jack Esplen Oval with three of Morningside’s finest ever players hanging up the boots. Kent Abey, Nathan Kinch and Matt Logan have all confirmed they are retiring,  which means a

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Queensland Fowler announced for AFL Women’s competition

By Ant Wingard One more Queenslander has already found her way into the AFL Women’s competition, courtesy of compensation granted to Collingwood by the league. Erica Fowler, who has been playing for the Magpies in the VFLW this season, was

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Coaching Pathway offers coaches the chance to develop

Throughout 2018, AFL Queensland has made a committed effort to develop a strategic pathway for all coaches across all levels in Queensland. The coaching pathway includes four areas, catering for all levels of the coaching system, and provide the best

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Graduates announced from the 2018 State Umpiring Academy

By Ant Wingard    @AntWingard The AFL Queensland Umpiring Department have today announced the 2018 class of State Umpiring Academy graduates. The class of six represents a clear majority of the 2018 academy squad, who will now progress through the newly

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Gallery: 2018 Queensland State Championships

Images from the AFL Queensland Under 14 Boys, Under 14 Girls an Under 17 Girls State Championships. Image credit: Charlie Dally-Watkins

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AFL Queensland and Brisbane Lions announce changes to Under 16 Talent Program

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland, in conjunction with the Brisbane Lions, are pleased to announce new changes to the structure of the Under 16 talent program in 2019. The AFL Queensland Talent Department and the Hyundai Brisbane Lions Academy have

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Gallery: AFLQ Queensland Football Awards Winners

Award winners from the 2018 AFLQ Queensland Football Awards.

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Gallery: AFLQ Queensland Football Awards Happy Snaps

Happy snaps images from the 2018 AFL Queensland Football Awards at the Royal International Convention Centre.

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AFL Queensland Football Awards Winners Announced

By AFLQ Media Rowan Page from Springwood has gone back to back in the QFA Division 1 Best & Fairest, receiving the honour at the AFL Queensland Football Awards Dinner held at the Royal International Convention Centre on Saturday evening.

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From the Top End to the draft: Coleman’s football gamble is about to pay off

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard At just ten years old, future draft hopeful Keidan Coleman packed his bags and travelled half way across Australia in hope of fulfilling his Australian Rules Football dream. Now, Coleman finds himself among a select group

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