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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

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Talent

Life Outside the Lions’ Den: Cam Rayner

By Ant Wingard

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, Top news

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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Mt Gravatt 2019 QAFL Season Preview

By Terry Wilson New playing coach Adam Boon will have a settled playing squad when Mt Gravatt open the new QAFL season against Western Magpies on April 6 at Dittmer Park. The Vulture have been able to retain a significant

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, QAFL

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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More of the Kangaroo: Football in Darling Downs

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

Posted in AFLQ, Darling Downs, Featured News, Front Page

Yorston a Rising Star

By Ant Wingard Brisbane Lions midfielder Jac Yorston has been awarded a NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star Nomination after a commanding performance in the Lions’ Round 6 loss to Carlton at Ikon Park. Yorston collected 12 disposals and laid six

Posted in AFLQ, AFLW, Featured News, Female

AFL Queensland appoint State Female High Performance Coach

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the appointment of James Gellie as State Female High Performance Coach. Gellie has enjoyed a successful tenure in the AFL Queensland talent pathway thus far, where he has held several coaching roles over the

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Maroochydore Roos 2019 Bond University QAFLW Season Preview

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard The benchmark for a successful Bond University QAFLW season has been proclaimed as the Maroochydore Roos look to regain footing in their third season in the state competition. After winning just one game throughout their 2018 campaign,

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Female, QWAFL

Labrador 2019 QAFL Season Preview

By Terry Wilson A fresh new coaching panel, some impressive recruiting – and hopefully an exorcism of the injury plague that haunted them last year – have the Labrador faithful looking for a return to the top in the QAL

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Sports Turf Unit continues to deliver results

By Jake Anson Several Brisbane community clubs are kicking goals leading into the 2019 season thanks to summer support from AFL Queensland’s Sports Turf Unit. Sports Turf Manager, Chris Dalton, declared the current summer has been their busiest yet, with

Posted in AFLQ, Facilities, Featured News

“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

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, South Pacific, Top news, Umpires

Preseason kings to be decided in Alpha Sport Cup Finals

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard The Kings of the QFA preseason will be decided this weekend with four teams across the South-East competing in the men’s Alpha Sport Cup Finals. Each Grand Final winner will be crowned the champion of their respective

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, QFA

Wilston Grange 2019 QAFL Season Preview

By Terry Wilson Could this be the year that things change around for the Wilston Grange Gorillas? Off-season activity certainly leads to positive vibes at Hickey Park with a brand new coaching panel in place, a minimum number of changes

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, QAFL

Aspley Hornets 2019 Bond University QAFLW Season Preview

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard As the newest team in the Bond University QAFLW, the Aspley Hornets are ready to make their mark, but the new kids on the block aren’t shying away from the challenge that lies ahead. The Hornets’ elevation

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Female, QWAFL

QAFL Premiership winning coach David Lake appointed Gold Coast SUNS AFLW coach

By SUNS Media David Lake has been appointed Senior Coach of the Gold Coast SUNS’ inaugural AFLW side. The appointment comes hot on the heels of the club announcing its first three AFLW player signings. An influential coaching figure in Queensland

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QFAW Division 2 North and South Fixtures announced for season 2019

AFL Queensland has today announced the 2019 fixtures for the QFAW Division 2 North and South competition. Following the re-alignment of AFL Queensland’s female football structure, both Division 2 competitions have endured significant change ahead of season 2019. The 15-round

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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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Mackay to host QW Winter Series match

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland today announced that Mackay will host the Gold Coast SUNS and Brisbane Lions women’s teams for a Queensland Women’s Winter Series (QW Winter Series) match on 23 June. Fiona McLarty, Gold Coast SUNS Head of

Posted in AFLQ, AFLW, Featured News, Female, Mackay

Alpha Sport Preseason Cup set to kick off for 2019

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard Preparation for the 2019 QFA season will ramp up this weekend with the commencement of the Alpha Sport Preseason Cup. In 2019, the Alpha Sport Preseason Cup will be held across just two weekends, with teams divided

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“We’re really excited”: Teams ready for 2019 Central Queensland Cup

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Bragging rights will be up for grabs in Queensland’s sugar capital this weekend as the best teams from two respective regions prepare to face off. After tasting premiership success in their respective AFL Mackay and AFL

Posted in AFLQ, Capricornia, Featured News, Mackay, Regional

Sandgate Hawks 2019 QAFL Season Preview

By Terry Wilson One simple throw-away line from coach Jared Marsh perhaps best summed up life at Sandgate heading into a new season of QAFL. The Hawks are realistic in their plans for 2019, the club driven by a mantra

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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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Venue named for QAFL Representative clash

By Ant Wingard Aspley’s Voxson Oval has been announced as the venue for the Queensland Australian Football League’s (QAFL) return to representative football in early June. The representative QAFL side will take to the field for the first time in

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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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QAFLW to be livestreamed in 2019

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the streaming of Queensland Australian Football League Women’s (QAFLW) matches for the first time in 2019. Each week, at least one QAFLW game will be streamed live and free with play-by-play commentary. Over 19

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