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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From Brazil to the big time: How two Brazilians mastered umpiring

By Hayley Hinze Two Brazilian goal umpires have topped off their first season by officiating the QFAW Division 2 North Grand Final, between Hinterland and Ipswich last weekend. University students Aline Leonel and Juliana Almeida Magelhaes began their AFL experience

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2019 AFL Queensland Game Development Awards Winners

Last Friday AFL Queensland recognised the contribution of AFL game development ambassadors and volunteers across Queensland and NSW Northern Rivers at this year’s AFL Queensland Game Development Thank You Function. More than 150 AFL School Ambassadors, Junior Match Program Coaches and

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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

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Queensland raring for nation-first Pride Round

By Alice Barker AFL Queensland will make history on July 27 with the first ever Pride Round, to be played across the state. Pride Round, which follows on from Queensland’s inaugural AFL Pride Cup held last year between the Robina

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Queenslanders named in 2019 AFL Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs and World Team Squads

Yesterday the AFL announced the 2019 Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs and World Team squads set to play two exhibition matches in Melbourne next month. Selected by NGA Managers and AFL Club recruiters, following a state talent program and talent identification

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AFL Queensland extends commitment to Reconciliation

AFL Queensland today launched their Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2020 and officially opened the ‘Yarning Circle’. The Innovate RAP and The Yarning Circle were launched by AFL Queensland CEO Dean Warren, along with Mr Mark Bailey, Minister for Main Roads and Transport. The

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Gallery: Sir Doug Nicholls Round

Across the country, Sir Doug Nicholls Round was celebrated to recognise and celebrate the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the game of Australian Rules football.  Here is how clubs and competitions across Queensland celebrated Sir Doug

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Brisbane Long Walk Registrations now open

By Alice Barker 15 years ago, Essendon champion Michael Long set out from his home in Melbourne with the task of walking over 650 kilometres to Parliament House in Canberra. Long had one thing on his mind, to rid the

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Eight Queenslanders to participate in the World Team and Flying Boomerangs programs

By Alice Barker Eight young Queenslanders have been selected to participate in the 2019 World Team and the Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs programs that will commence next month. These annual programs target motivated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as well

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AFL Queensland says no to Racism

AFL Queensland oversees over 260,000 participants playing at all levels of football from our introductory NAB AFL Auskick programs all the way through to AFL Masters. We are the custodians of our game over 13 Regions, 24 Leagues and 159

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Brisbane Lions duo help celebrate conclusion of Many Cultures Program

By AFLQ Media An appearance from Brisbane Lions duo Archie Smith and Oscar McInerney helped mark the end of the AFL Queensland Many Cultures Program in the Logan area on Tuesday afternoon. The pair joined 20 students from surrounding schools

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AFL Community Ambassador registrations now open

AFL Queensland are on the look out for Community Ambassador for the 2019 season with registrations opening today, January 30. This year, AFL Community Ambassadors will carry the theme of Enjoyment, Engagement and Celebrating the Wins. Since its inception in

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IDPWD: Brad Lawrence

All over the world, December 3 is recognised International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) aimed at celebrating the achievements and contributions of people with a mental or physical disability. To celebrate IDPWD, we took a look at some of

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AFL Queensland Celebrates Multicultural Month

  This August we celebrate Queensland Multicultural Month, the state’s largest multicultural celebration bringing together people from across the state to perform, share, taste, listen learn and acknowledge that, while we may come from different cultures, we all love living

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Queensland ready to go for the 2018 National Inclusion Carnival

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Queensland will travel to Tasmania for the 2018 AFL National Inclusion Carnival on Monday with one eye firmly on the grand prize. The Sunshine State are yet to claim victory at the annual inclusion carnival, which

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U15’s Male Diversity Championship Teams Announced

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Two Queensland representative teams have today been announced for the 2018 Under 15 Boys squads to compete in the Male Diversity Championships taking place from April 13-19 in Blacktown, New South Wales. The National Diversity Championships

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Lion to lead All-Nations team

The Under 15 Queensland All-Nations team will be under the leadership of Brisbane Lions AFLW player, Sabrina Frederick-Traub, when they take to the field at next week’s National Diversity Championships in Byron Bay. The All-Australian player said she has found

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Jim Stynes Scholarship applications open

Applications are now open for the  2018 Jim Stynes Scholarship application process. The Jim Stynes Scholarships are named after Jim Stynes in recognition of his outstanding efforts not only as a professional Australian Football player and administrator, but also as a

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Queensland Inclusion Squad named

AFL Queensland has named an initial 20 man squad to compete at the 2017 AFL National Inclusion Carnival to be held on the Gold Coast in July. Daniel Ramage returns as head coach, and will be assisted by Tyson Kulari

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AFL Diversity Championships results

Day Two Results  KICKSTART CHAMPIONSHIPS LADDER Ladder State Won Loss Games Played Points Percentage 1 NT 4 4 16 351.61% 2 WA 4 4 16 338.18% 3 SA 3 1 4 12 138.67% 4 TAS 1 2 3 4 107.35%

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Queensland Diversity teams named

AFL Queensland today confirmed teams to compete in the 2017 National Diversity Championships to be held in Blacktown, Sydney from Saturday April 8 to Thursday April 13. The National Diversity Championships encompass the National U15 Kickstart and the National U15

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Tuesday Talking Points

Doing us proud Last year’s 2016 Female Diversity Championships might be in the rear view mirror, but the good news surrounding it keeps rolling in. Nine Queenslanders have been confirmed for the two national female diversity representative teams for 2017.

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Redcliffe Tiger takes footy to Indonesia

Barry Anderson went overseas hoping to develop a love for AFL in young Indonesians, but he got more than he ever expected when Indonesia won the inaugural All-Asia Cup. When Barry and his family packed up their Brisbane home for

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Participation numbers on the up again

Queensland’s love of Australian Football continues, with census figures announced today revealing a six per cent growth in participation for the state in 2016. 229,388 men, women and children pulled on a Guernsey this year, compared to 216,381 in 2015.

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PNG’s weekend in Queensland

For PNG, competing in the 2016 AFL Queensland Youth Girls State Championships was about much more than wins or losses. It was about the journey. This is how their weekend unfolded.

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From PNG to the QLD team

It’s not everyday an opportunity arises to play at the state level, especially as a teenager, but for this duo that hail from Papua New Guinea, it became a reality. Not only are they playing at Broadbeach in the Colts

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AFL Multicultural Round launched

The AFL officially launched the 2016 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round today at the Female Orphan School in the Parramatta campus of Western Sydney University. The Toyota AFL Multicultural Round highlights the contribution different communities have made to Australian Football, while

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Registrations open for Long Walk to the Gabba

As part of the 2016 AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round, AFL Queensland will be partnering with The Long Walk foundation, the Brisbane Lions and the State Library of Queensland for the 2016 Brisbane Walk. The Long Walk recognises and

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All-Australian honours for Diversity boys

Eight Queenslanders have been named in the 2016 Boomerangs and World Team squads to compete at the 2016 NAB AFL Under-16 Championships on the Gold Coast in July. Philemon Baira (Badu Island) and Hammiso Tabaui (Cairns) made the the Boomerangs

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