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An open letter from Gillon McLachlan, AFL CEO

To everyone involved in community football in 2021 – thank you! To everyone involved in community football leagues, clubs and programs across Australia, I want to say a sincere thank you for bringing the game back in what has been

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Female, Finals, Mackay, Mount Isa, Northern Rivers, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Volunteers, Wide Bay

Toyota AFL Community Football Volunteer: Cameron Wyatt

Cameron Wyatt has made breakthrough contributions to the culture, infrastructure, and operations of local Rockhampton footy club the Kangaroos. The Roo’s president is a true representation of club values – Respect, Discipline, Relentlessness, and Brotherhood. Respect: Cameron prioritises the promotion

Posted in AFLQ, Capricornia, Community Corner, Featured News, SEQ Community Football, Top news

Update on the 2021 StreetSmarts AFLQ Schools Cup

School footy is coming back! And we’re as excited as a Year 12 student on Graduation Day about it! With the Queensland Government lifting the ban on inter-school sport, AFL Queensland has put together a revised fixture for remainder of

Posted in AFLQ, Capricornia, Featured News, Female, Schools, Top news, Townsville

Zac Smith hangs up his boots

Submitted by Peter Blucher. A small but very significant moment in Gold Coast Suns history will leave the club this week with the retirement of veteran ruckman Zac Smith. It was a moment eight minutes and five seconds into the

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Featured News, QAFL, Top news, VFL

Nominations for the 2022 AFLW Community Ambassador program now open

AFL Queensland is calling for nominations for the 2022 AFLW Community Ambassador program. The AFLW Community Cup Ambassador program was established in 2021 to recognise members of the football community who have been instrumental in facilitating and nurturing the remarkable

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, AFLW, Capricornia, Coaching, Darling Downs, Featured News, Female, Mackay, Northern Rivers, Top news, Townsville

AROUND THE GROUNDS

𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘺 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘘𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥. It’s been a tough time for footy in different areas across Australia of late so how good to see footy up and about in AFL Capricornia. Last weekend saw more than 270 junior

Posted in AFLQ, AROUND THE GROUNDS, Capricornia, Featured News, Regional, Top news

Capricornia club favourite goes out on a high

When it comes to going out on a high – 15 year-old Nick Daisley from Rockhampton nailed it! A win, a goal and the Best on Ground award. A Glenmore club stalwart since 2013 when he first started with the

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Featured News, Inclusion, Top news

AUSKICK COORDINATOR CHAMPION!

Meet Stephen from Yeppoon Swans AFL Auskick Program. Stephen has been an Auskick Coordinator for over ten years and continues year in year out to do an outstanding job in Central Queensland ensuring his Auskickers are enjoying themselves and learning

Posted in AFLQ, Capricornia, Coaching, Featured News, NAB AFL Auskick, Top news

AROUND THE GROUNDS

Taking you around footy grounds across Queensland. This week we’re in Central Queensland, the beef capital of Australia – Rocky! Pride was on the line for Brothers Kangaroos when they hosted Glenmore Bulls at Kele Park in Saturday’s AFL Capricornia

Posted in AFLQ, AROUND THE GROUNDS, Capricornia, Featured News, Female, Top news

NQ triumph in the NQ v SQ Intrastate Rep Clash

Two hours after they got off the plane in Cairns, South Queensland came out firing. Booting three goals and a behind in the first 15 minutes, the NQ v SQ Intrastate Rep game at Cazaly’s Stadium looked like it could

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QFA, Representative Football, Top news, Wide Bay

Cairns turns it on ahead of the NQ v SQ Intrastate Rep Clash

As winter makes it’s self known across Queensland and the South East of the state shivers through a “cold snap”, North Queensland (NQ) Coach Aaron Davey hopes the tropical conditions add the finishing touches to the “strongest NQ side in

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QFA, Regional, Representative Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

RESULTS: QSS 10-12 Years Combined AFL State Championships

After four action packed days, the 2021 Queensland School Sport (QSS) 10-12 Years Combined AFL State Championships in Cairns has wrapped up! Congratulations to our two winning regions: Girls – South Coast Boys – Sunshine Coast A special shout out

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Female, Junior & Youth, Mackay, Northern Rivers, Regional, School, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Sir Doug Nicholls Round – a lasting legacy for our game

There were moving scenes at footy grounds across the weekend with captains of our QAFL clubs exchanging Didgeridoos and at QAFLW games they exchanged Clapsticks during the coin toss.   A symbol of our community embracing not only Racism. It

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Mackay, QAFL, QAFLW, Regional, Top news, Townsville

Teams announced ahead of NQ v SQ Rep Intrastate Clash

All roads lead to Cairns this Saturday for the seventh instalment of the annual senior men’s North Queensland (NQ) versus South Queensland (SQ) Intrastate Clash. Both coaches have announced their final teams, with a plethora of new faces set to

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Fresh faces headline the NQ squad list

Former Essendon listed player Jake Long; son of Bombers legend and Norm Smith Medallist, Michael Long, headlines the North Queensland (NQ) squad list which AFL Queensland has announced. The squad will compete in next month’s Queensland representative clash against South

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Umpiring numbers in the green, but more needed

More people are playing footy in Queensland than ever before, but everyone knows a footy game can’t be played without the umpires. To tackle the issue head on, AFL Queensland has put the call out for retired footballers, ex-umpires, students

Posted in AFL, AFLW, Capricornia, Featured News, Female, Inclusion, Junior & Youth, Northern Rivers, QAFL, QAFLW, Top news, Umpires

EXIMM partners with AFL Queensland to celebrate 2021 Pride Round

AFL Queensland is proud to announce a partnership with EXIMM for their 2021 state-wide Pride Round. The EXIMM Pride Round will take place across Queensland on the weekend of 14-16th of May and will celebrate diversity and inclusion across the

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Auskicker and SUNS fan makes 9 hour journey to meet his heroes

Story and picture by Gold Coast SUNS Media. One of the Gold Coast SUNS biggest fans from afar, has had his second opportunity to meet his Gold Coast SUNS heroes for 2021, but this time it was at Metricon Stadium.

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Featured News, NAB AFL Auskick, Top news

Guidelines for concussion management in community football

The AFL has released its updated guidelines for the management of concussion in Australian football at all levels of the game outside of the AFL and AFLW competitions for 2021. In considering the best practice management of sport-related concussion, the

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QAFL, QAFLW, Regional, Top news, Townsville, VFL

New and old rivalries to be tested in Anzac Round

ANZAC Day holds a special place on the AFL Queensland calendar and is recognised each year by our state-wide leagues and clubs. Anzac round matches pay tribute to the sacrifice of the servicemen and women of Australia and New Zealand

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Inclusion, Junior & Youth, Masters, Top news, Townsville, VFL

NAB AFL Auskickers ‘Grill’ McLachlan

By AFL Media. It’s that time of year again… tell the kids to lace up their boots and get a drink bottle ready, the 2021 NAB AFL Auskick season has commenced nationwide. For some Queensland kids, the season has already

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, NAB AFL Auskick, Northern Rivers, Top news, Wide Bay

AFL launches first dedicated program for junior coaches

For the first time coaches of junior footballers aged 7-12 can access a dedicated program of resources, with the AFL launching its Junior Coaching Curriculum.  The comprehensive program has been designed by industry experts to support coaches of young girls

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SUNS skipper makes a surprise appearance at Central QLD school

Gold Coast SUNS captain Jarrod Witts has made a virtual visit to Central Queensland’s Farnborough State School to surprise seven-year-old Finn Carton, a local Auskicker and mad SUNS supporter. The visit was part of the AAMI Community Camps, which in

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AFL Capricornia kicks off 2021 with ANZAC Day Memorial Round

After a delayed start to 2020 the AFL Capricornia Frenchville Sports Club Premiership season will return to a regular 15 Round Home and Away fixture which will launch into action headlined by the annual ANZAC Day Clash between the Rockhampton

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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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Davey to coach North Queensland

By Barry Gibson Former Melbourne Demons AFL star, Aaron Davey, will take over the reins of the North Queensland senior men’s representative team for 2020.  Davey will assume coaching duties following the three-year tenure of Brad Cooper with the team.

Posted in Capricornia, Featured News, QFA, Townsville

CQ WOMEN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

AFL Queensland has confirmed that the Central Queensland Challenge Cup, between the AFL Mackay 2019 Premiers and the AFL Capricornia 2019 Premiers, will take place again in 2020, with some exciting firsts introduced to the concept. For the first time

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AFL Capricornia 2019 Suns Summer Development Camp

Our annual SUNS AFL Development camp is on again this year and will be held at the Yeppoon PCYC Leadership Development Centre from Friday 22nd of November to Sunday 24th of November. Boys and Girl are welcome! Nominations close Thursday 14th of November due to

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2019 AFL Capricornia Senior Award Winners

On Sunday AFL Queensland celebrated the achievements of players, coaches, volunteers and administrators from the AFL Capricornia competition when it hosted the annual Senior Awards Presentation event. More than 120 guests gathered at the Frenchville Sports Club in Rockhampton, with AFL Capricornia

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AFL Queensland nominated for Multicultural Queensland Month honours

AFL Queensland has been named among 23 finalists in the 2019 Multicultural Queensland Awards, recognised for their outstanding work promoting inclusion and diversity. Nominated in the Minister’s Choice Category for Outstanding Engagement, AFL Queensland has demonstrated excellent engagement through the Multicultural Ambassador Program

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Mackay, Mount Isa, Multicultural, Northern Rivers, Regional, Top news

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