Coaching

2016 QAFL Preview: Palm Beach Currumbin

2015 definitely left a sour taste in the mouth of Palm Beach Currumbin, and they are out for redemption this year. After injecting some mature bodies into Salk Oval over summer, Chad Owens is quietly confident the Lions will improve

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2016 QAFL Preview: Broadbeach

After a slow start in 2015, Broadbeach stormed home to make the QAFL finals. Senior Coach Brett Andrews says that start won’t happen again this year. Find out why he thinks the Cats are better placed this ear compared to

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Tuesday Talking Points

Race against the clock The Queensland Women’s Academy went through their final pre-season test on Wednesday night, and Selina Goodman lit up the track. Just before the stopwatches were put away for the year, she ran the 2k-time trial in

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Tuesday Talking Points

The dozen 2015 saw 11 Queenslanders drafted into the AFL, but just when we thought it was over, another one popped up. Last week, Sam Michael was announced as Essendon’s final top up player for the 2016 season, meaning 12

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Tuesday Talking Points

Browny to lead again If it ain’t broke (and it certainly isn’t), why fix it? Caleb Brown has been announced as skipper for the Mayne Tigers for a fifth consecutive year. When you look back at Brown’s record of the

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Decade of service for Burleigh’s Larkin

It stated with a dad following his eldest son to a game of footy; it’s resulted in over a decade of service. Chris Larkin, the 2015 AFL Queensland Youth Coach of the Year, is as loyal as they come to

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Club Coaching Coordinator Course announced

AFL Queensland will host a club coaching coordinator course on Saturday, February 20. The course runs from 8:30am to 4:00pm at AFLQ HQ in Yeronga, and includes teaching technique sessions conducted by three current Brisbane Lions Assistant Coaches. Shane Woewodin

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National Coaching Course schedule released

The schedule for the 2016 AFL National Coaching Conference has been released, and it’s first class. The three-day event, from February 5-7, will be held at Domain Stadium, Perth, and is open to all coaches. The presenters include National Academy

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Tuesday Talking Points

Palm Beach favorites head south When the Lions run out this year, they will be missing a couple of contested ball bulls in the guts. Todd Bryant and Tyler Cornish will both be lining up for the Wodonga Raiders in

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World champ appointed umpire S&C coach

Benita Willis – a four time Olympian and World Cross Country gold medalist – has been appointed as the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Queensland NEAFL and QAFL umpires for 2016. Willis, who has competed internationally in events from

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Jenkins back in charge at Redcliffe

After a 12-month hiatus, Steve Jenkins is back in yellow and black, re-taking the reins as senior coach of the Redcliffe Football Club. Jenkins was approached by the Tigers to come back to the top job; an opportunity he jumped

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MacDonald-Camden heads good news at Grange

At just 20-years-old, Marcus MacDonald-Camden has put the boots into storage, and taken the leap into the senior coach ranks taking over as the Wilston Grange QWAFL coach for 2016. For MacDonald-Camden, his coaching passion is fostered from his love

Posted in Club Management, Coaching, Featured News, Female, Junior & Youth, QAFL, QWAFL, Volunteers, Youth Girls

Teaching the next gen the reward for Ashkar

“Teaching anything, whether it’s dancing, whether it’s football, is the most rewarding thing you can do for yourself,” David Ashkar said. If you’re going to take someone’s word for it, it may as well be David Ashkar; a man who

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Webster has eyes on the AFL coaching prize

Daniel Webster’s start in coaching may have come a few years sooner than he would have hoped, but since entering the system he hasn’t looked back. Webster, the 2015 AFL Queensland Assistant Talent Coach of the Year, wore a few

Posted in AFL, Coaching, Featured News, NEAFL, Queensland U18 State Academy, Representative Football, Talent, Volunteers

Level 2 Coaching Course a huge success

Coaches from Rockhampton to the Gold Coast, from under 12’s through to the QAFL were present at the AFL Queensland Level 2 Coaching Course on the weekend. Fifty-six people took the opportunity to mix with other coaches from all levels

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Tuesday Talking Points

Labrador go bang As we’ve seen already, Labrador haven’t mucked around this off-season. They have already locked away a chunk of their big name players for 2016 in the last month, but they went to another level this week. Ray

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Level 2 Coaching Course presenters finalised

As coaches are starting to prepare for season 2016, AFL Queensland has finalised the list of presenters for the final Level 2 Coaching Course of 2015, and it’s star-studded. The course, which is open to Level 1 Senior and Youth

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Virgo takes out Griffith-Moorooka B&F

A year is a long time in football, and Sam Virgo has certainly made the most of it in 2015. Across the year, Virgo has played for her club, played for her state, and assistant coached the Youth Girls team.

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Development the key for Miller

Shane Miller isn’t just about winning games of footy at the helm of the Cairns City Lions Under 9’s team, be believes it’s as important to develop them as people as well. “We are trying to develop kids for life,

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Mackay Crows’ coaching panel named

AFL Mackay today named the coaching panel to lead the Under 14 and Under 16 Mackay Crows representative sides at the 2016 North Queensland Championships. Craig Widdowson will again take the reins of the Under 16’s; with 2015 Under 14’s

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Walder takes the reins at Morningside

A reunion took place last week. A reunion between a couple of friends who haven’t caught up properly in nearly 20 years. After playing in the premiership winning colts side in 1988, Matt Walder has returned to the Morningside Football

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Tuesday Talking Points

Retzlaff a Tiger again How is this for a homecoming story? Former Brisbane Lions player Bryce Retzlaff has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him return home to Labrador for season 2016. Retzlaff, who was drafted

Posted in AFL, Coaching, Featured News, Female, QAFL, Queensland U18 State Academy, Representative Football, SEQ Community Football, Youth Girls

Adrian Fletcher to host 3 free coaching courses

2015 was an incredible year for the Queensland State Academies, and now, Queensland coaches are being given the opportunity to learn about the techniques that made it all happen. Queensland Academy and High Performance Coach, Adrian Fletcher, will run three

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Steve Daniel gets SUNS coaching gig

The man at the helm of Labrador’s 2015 QAFL Premiership, Steve Daniel, has been appointed as coach of the Gold Coast SUNS NEAFL team for 2016. Daniel, a man very familiar with the Queensland coaching pathway, has taken over from

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Queensland coaches learn from the masters

Queensland coaching just got smarter thanks to Simon Black, Danny Daly, David Wheadon, Lawrie Woodman, Matthew Lappin, Ashley Prescott and Josh Fraser. This impressive line-up was the feature of the recent AFL Queensland Coaching Masterclass – held over two nights

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Community coaches invited to master class

AFL Queensland, in conjunction with the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS, are giving community football coaches an opportunity to learn from the best with their upcoming coaching master classes. The two master classes will be run at the Gabba

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Nominations to close July 31

With nominations for the 2015 AFL Queensland Volunteer and Coach of the Year Awards due to close on July 31, clubs and individuals are urged to act now. Volunteers and coaches are the lifeblood of Australian football. Without them, we simply

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Signed sealed delivered, Bomber is Sandgate’s

In a show of solidarity between board and coach, Graham ‘Bomber’ Adams has re-signed as Sandgate coach for 2016. It all came about late last week. “The club approached me, they had a board meeting and they were pretty happy

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Get to know Lakey

What does the future hold for Morningside and Queensland coach David Lake? He gave us an insight when Andrew Wiles caught up with him at training earlier this week. Check out what he had to say below.

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Carrara coach implements 36 years of experience

Simon Kenny’s football resume is as long as his arm. The Carrara Saints playing coach has been involved in football for over 36 years, and it all began from the other side of the fence. “I was nine years old

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