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Seven football games Queenslanders should go and rewatch

Football at all levels has been postponed until at least the end of May meaning fans across the Sunshine State will not be able to cheer on their sides in what promised to be an exciting 2020 AFL season. While

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How Brisbane can beat Carlton and the wildcard that can help them do it

By Ant Wingard The dust has now settled on the fact that Brisbane, third in Conference A this year, will be playing finals and now, the focus has begun to shift toward the game at hand. The Lions will face

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“I’m so happy”: Lions and SUNS make the cut for AFLW finals

By Ant Wingard The unconventional events that unfolded on Wednesday night helped lay claim to one of the more bizarre finals qualification scenarios of recent times. But alas, when the league’s media release was sent through at 8:30pm AEST, it

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AFL Queensland – Community Football Update

A note to the AFL football community, The health and well-being of fans, players, umpires, officials, partners, volunteers and communities has been our number one priority. We are determined to be part of the whole of community response to slow

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International Women’s Day: Wardlaw celebrated as one of many cross-coders

By Ant Wingard The truth is, football hasn’t always been ready for us, even though we were ready for it. So, in the meantime, current AFL Women’s footballers took to other sports. Across the competition, there are over 100 athletes

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Five things we learned from Brisbane’s win over the Giants

By Ant Wingard Brisbane claimed their third win of the season against the Giants at Hickey Park in Round 4. Here’s what we learned.  Brisbane’s have found a new midfielder Across the AFLW’s history, Brisbane have been rather reluctant to

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“It’s how footy in Queensland is”: Five things we learned from AFLW QClash

By Ant Wingard It was a draw, but boy was it good The first QClash was a draw. It’s a rather anticlimactic ending to one of the games of the season thus far, but if anything, it is indicative of

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When Emily Bates was a SUN: The game that underpins QClash

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Before she was a Lion, Emily Bates was a Sun. It may seem like an unlikely paradox of today’s reality, especially given Bates has been perhaps Brisbane’s best player at AFLW level, but it’s not. In

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AFLW QClash Match Day Information

Gold Coast will host Brisbane in the first AFLW QClash this Saturday at Metricon Stadium. With both teams entering the contest in great form, the game itself promises to be a hotly contested affair. The match will also be a

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“It’s going to be spicy” SUNS and Lions raring for AFLW QClash

By Ant Wingard This weekend’s inaugural AFL Women’s QClash is set to be a ‘spicy’ affair according to Gold Coast co-captain Sam Virgo. The fourth-year AFLW player was joined by Brisbane veteran Lauren Arnell and respective coaches David Lake and

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“I feel like I belong”: Jacqui Yorston opens up ahead of first AFLW QClash

By Ant Wingard Gold Coast midfielder Jacqui Yorston has wasted no time igniting the battle of words between the SUNS and Brisbane ahead of the inaugural AFL Women’s QClash this Saturday. Yorston, who played four games for the Lions last

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Queenslanders dominate Round 2 AFLW action

It was great to be a Queenslander over the weekend. For one, both the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS produced emphatic victories against Geelong and Richmond respectively to enhance their finals aspirations in Conference A. After finding themselves two

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The SUNS are here: Five key takeaways from Gold Coast’s win over Richmond

By Ant Wingard Gold Coast produced their first ever victory in AFLW history as they dominated Richmond to run away 11-point winners. Here’s five key takeaways from the contest.   The SUNS like to take the game on Gold Coast’s

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How Lucy Bellinger came to Brisbane and why their Round 1 win was so sweet

By Ant Wingard Brisbane shocked the AFL Women’s landscape on Saturday afternoon with a clinical dissection of the reigning premier at Hickey Park. It was as sweet a victory as they come – a team forced to overcome a series

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Painting bucket hats: how Gold Coast have bred their AFLW culture

By Ant Wingard Picasso Paige Parker. It may sound like the Instagram caption footnoted to Gold Coast’s Indigenous AFLW clash guernsey launched last November with the help of Parker. But it’s not. Instead, it offers some insight into how the

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A three-pronged forward set up: 5 things we learned from Brisbane’s AFLW win over Adelaide

Brisbane powered to an emphatic 13-point win over reigning premiers, Adelaide, to start their 2020 AFL Women’s campaign in wet conditions at Hickey Park. Here’s five things we learned from the game. Image: Jono Searle.  Brisbane’s forward line is in

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“I’m pretty excited” Svarc ready as 12 Queenslanders named for AFLW Debut

By Ant Wingard Brisbane Lions defender Cathy Svarc is ready to take the next step in what has been a whirlwind 18-months since taking up Australian rules ball, as she prepares for her NAB AFL Women’s debut this weekend. Svarc

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Three AFLW double-headers locked in for Hickey Park

By Ant Wingard Three double-headers have now been locked in for the NAB AFL Women’s games in February and March in Brisbane’s Northern suburbs. Brisbane Lions games at Hickey Park will now coincide with Wilston Grange home games in the

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2020 Bond University QAFLW Fixture Released

AFL Queensland has today announced the fixture for the 2020 Bond University QAFLW season. At its centrepiece, the fixture features the opportunity for two AFLW-QAFLW double headers with the Brisbane Lions across the opening month of the season, in what

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Big-game Hammond raring for SUNS AFLW preseason

By Ant Wingard The Gold Coast SUNS may have unearthed a player made for the big moments as they embark on their first preseason ahead of the 2020 AFL Women’s campaign. Cheyenne Hammond, the SUNS’ 57th selection in last month’s

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Female Wellbeing Manager Position

AFL Queensland are seeking applications for a Female Wellbeing Academy Manager – AFLW.   The AFL Queensland Female Well-being Manager has the responsibility of implementing individualised programs and initiatives in the areas of wellbeing, mental health, personal development and off-field career

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Eight Queenslanders named in NAB AFLW Academy

By Ant Wingard A mammoth eight Queenslanders have been named in the NAB AFL Women’s Academy for 2020 as the opportunity for women’s footballers continues to grow across the state. The eight Queenslanders are headlined by versatile tall pair Maddison

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QAFLW fixture changes announced for 2020 season

By Ant Wingard AFL Queensland has formally announced changes to the 2020 Bond University QAFLW season, which will see the commencement date of the competition align with the 2020 NAB AFL Women’s Fixture. The start date of Queensland’s premier female

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2020 AFLW fixture and conferences revealed

By Sarah Black, AFLW IT’S A FAMILIAR season opener with a twist. Richmond and Carlton, who traditionally open the AFL season, will kick off the 2020 NAB AFLW season at Ikon Park on Friday, February 7. FULL FIXTURE Where and when

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Years on from their first interaction, Belle Dawes hopes to reunite with Craig Starcevich in the AFLW ranks

By Alice Barker Belle Dawes is a force in every aspect, with her unfaltering charisma, her humble demeanor and her undeniable footy talent. It’s obvious why so many people have helped her achieve all she has; because she makes it

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Serene Watson leans on experience and leadership to realise AFLW dream

By Alice Barker When Serene Watson takes the field, she has more than just her game on her mind. The Bond University product is a natural born leader, a skill that Watson has soon come to realise could be her

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How farm and family helped Lily Postlethwaite prepare for AFLW

By Ant Wingard It probably comes as no secret that midfield dynamo Lily Postlethwaite will be among the top Queenslanders vying for selection at Tuesday’s AFLW Draft. The two-time All Australian has capped off another dominant year, putting her right

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Positivity the key for injured Dee Heslop’s AFLW dream

By Alice Barker After sustaining a shoulder injury during a training drill, Dee Heslop saw her draft hopes come crashing down. But the Yeronga South Brisbane midfielder is determined to come back fitter than ever and describes the injury as

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Tarni White ready for latest challenge as ten-year AFLW dream beckons

By Ant Wingard Tarni White has always done things a little bit differently. She was the first girl to play in over 100 games for her junior club, the Wynnum Vikings and at just 16-years-old, was named named in the

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From purgatory to promise, Brehmer’s AFLW redemption has come full circle

By Ant Wingard Just twelve months ago, Georgia Brehmer fell into football purgatory. Then, the midfielder was hoping to be selected in the 2018 NAB AFLW Draft where she would fulfil her dreams of landing at an AFLW club. That

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