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Celebrating Sir Doug Nicholls Round in Queensland

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and contribution to our game is being celebrated across Queensland as part of Sir Doug Nicholls Round. From the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS who will play home games this weekend to local

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Female, Indigenous, Mackay, Northern Rivers, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, QWFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Females lead a stellar line up of coaches for the inaugural NQ vs. SQ Intrastate Women’s Rep Clash

Gold Coast SUNS AFLW player Jamie Stanton and former All-Australian Jo Butland have been named as the two Head Coaches for the inaugural North Queensland (NQ) vs. South Queensland (SQ) Intrastate Women’s Rep Clash.  The game, to be played on

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AFLQ welcomes back Tackle Your Feelings program

For the second year running, AFL Queensland has partnered with the Tackle Your Feelings (TYF) program to make mental health training available to community coaches in 2022.  Tackle Your Feelings is a free mental health training program for community AFL

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Coaching, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, Northern Rivers, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, Regional, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Queensland football community celebrates International Women’s Day

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Celebrate

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Female, QAFLW, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Umpires, Youth Girls

Community football welcomes golden opportunity

Every Australian woman, man, girl and boy who registers to play, coach, umpire, volunteer or administer community football has the opportunity to share in more than $370,000 prizes as part of an AFL push to get people back to their

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NQ vs. SQ Men’s Rep Clash Head Coaches Locked In

It’s been a five-year apprenticeship under one of the Masters of the North Queensland (NQ) vs. South Queensland (SQ) Intrastate Rep Program. 2022 will see Rory Lake, SQ Assistant Coach under Danny Craven for the past five years, take over

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, Capricornia, Coaching, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QFA, Representative Football, SEQ Community Football, Talent, Top news, Wide Bay

Townsville product Ellie Hampson named Rd 6 NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star nominee

  Gold Coast SUNS’ Ellie Hampson has claimed the Round Six NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star nomination following her impressive performance at the weekend. Recruited as a 17-year-old foundation signing, Townsville local and SUNS Academy graduate, Hampson is the longest-serving AFLW

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, AFLW, Capricornia, Featured News, Female, QAFLW, Top news, Townsville

14 Queensland female footy teams get new gear with Toyota

The AFL and Toyota are proud to announce the 2022 Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grant program recipients ahead of the AFLW Toyota Good for Footy Round, 11 – 13 February. For the third year running, Toyota is providing 100 female

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, AFLW, Capricornia, Featured News, Female, Mackay, QAFLW, SEQ Community Football, Top news

NQ vs. SQ rivalry heats up with addition of Women’s Rep Clash in 2022

July 2nd, 2022, will mark an important milestone in the evolution of women’s football across Queensland with the playing of the first ever North Queensland vs. South Queensland women’s Intrastate Rep Clash. With women’s footy gaining year on year momentum,

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QAFLW, QWFA, SEQ Community Football, Talent, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Come join the AFL team in Queensland!

We’re looking for enthusiastic and passionate people to join our 2022 casual workforce. As an AFL Programs Facilitator, you’ll play a key role in helping grow footy participation in Queensland through the delivery of fun and engaging NAB AFL Auskick,

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AFL announces Women’s Coach Acceleration Program

The AFL is pleased to launch the Women’s Coach Acceleration Program to fast-track the development of women in coaching and assist in their progression to senior coaching roles across both AFL and AFLW programs. All AFL clubs can apply to be

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Vale Gabe Watkin

The AFL Capricornia community would like to pass on its sincere thoughts to the Watkin family on the passing of Gabe. Gabe was an outstanding member of the Yeppoon Swans since arriving into the region in 2002. Gabe was the

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2022 Community Football Registrations Set to Open on December 1

PlayHQ is here! The transition to the new competition management platform was delayed until December 1st to ensure ample data had come across in to the new system, and to allow all of our fantastic club staff the opportunity to be

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, Capricornia, Club Management, Darling Downs, Featured News, Junior & Youth, Mackay, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, QWFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

2022 AFLQ Schools Cup Nominations Open

Nominations to be part of the 2022 AFLQ Schools Cup are now open. More than 12,000 participants in 608 teams competed in 2021, making the competition its biggest year yet! Will your school be part of the action in 2022?

Posted in AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, Northern Rivers, Schools, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Community footy to transition to all new registration and administrative platform

Community football across Australia will benefit from a new registration and administrative platform with leagues and clubs transitioning to PlayHQ for the 2022 season and beyond. PlayHQ puts end users – club administrators, participants and volunteers – first, after research

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, Northern Rivers, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, QWFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Featured News, Mackay, Representative Football, Top news, Townsville

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