2021 MOSAIC Multicultural Festival: Be a part of the picture!

The MOSAIC Multicultural Festival celebrates the rich cultural contributions all of us bring to our multicultural Queensland through dance, music, spoken word poetry and storytelling, visual arts and crafts, children’s and family activities and delectable foods and cooking demonstrations! The

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Come and Try Wheelchair AFL

AFL Queensland, Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association, and Gold Coast Rollerblaze Wheelchair Basketball will be running the second Wheelchair AFL Come and Try session this Saturday! All interested people are welcome to attend. Saturday 9 October 2021. 1:30pm – 4:00pm

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Toyota AFL Disability Inclusion Ambassador: Daniel Ramage

An inaugural Gold Coast SUNS player, Daniel Ramage has been a part of AFL Queensland’s Inclusion program from day one. Daniel has been the head coach of the Queensland State Inclusion side since the very first carnival in 2014 and

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Toyota AFL Diversity Ambassador: Muhammed Ansary

Muhammed Ansary is an AFLQ Multicultural Community Ambassador who plays a key role in assisting AFLQ staff to have a strong community engagement presence through Brisbane and surrounds. Ansary, who is of Islamic heritage, was a key contributor to the

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Inclusion carnival thrives in the Sunshine State

The AFL Queensland AFLX Inclusion carnival has kicked off with teams from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast all taking part for the first time.  The men’s and women’s competition will be played across three rounds with the Noosa Tigers, Yeronga Devils and Surfers Paradise Demons participating

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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

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2021 Sir Doug Nicholls Round

As part of Sir Doug Nicholls Round and our Racism. It Stops With Me education sessions, we engaged Matt and Ambrose from Ngalin Ayeye to design and make personalised Didgeridoos and Clapsticks for each of our QAFL and QAFLW clubs.

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Yeronga South Brisbane junior Mabior Chol now AFL hot property

Submitted by Peter Blucher. It’s been a long AFL journey for Mabior Chol, with 22 games in six years, but finally he has become hot property in them AFL. He’s now officially a ‘wanted man’. And while statistically his two-goal

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Indigenous Guernsey’s on show in Sir Doug Nicholls Round

Morningside Panthers, Brisbane Designed by: former Panther players, Ambrose Killian and Matt Robert from Ngalin Ayeye. Submitted story: The artists wanted the art piece and jumper to symbolise the Morningside Panthers heritage, values and commitment to being open and welcoming

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The many ways in which we’re celebrating Sir Doug Nicholls Round across Queensland

The annual Sir Doug Nicholls Round, formerly known as AFL Indigenous Round, sees the AFL community celebrate and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their contribution to Australian Football. Sir Doug, who epitomised the spirit of reconciliation, played

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Local hero driving inclusion at Jindalee Jags

In celebration of National Volunteers Week, AFL Queensland is taking the opportunity to recognise volunteers throughout the state who contribute countless hours to making our game. At Jindalee, there is a particular person working tirelessly to create opportunities for kids

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Abdullah Haddad is ready to make a difference

AFL has always been Abdullah Haddad’s, first love. Growing up in Toowoomba,  Abdullah began playing junior football for his local club the University Cougars in 2006 and during his ten years at the club witnessed a positive cultural shift in

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For the first time it’s a full house at AFL Cape York House

Like any house the week school goes back, it’s a flurry of activity and anticipation. And at AFL’s Cape York House, it’s no different. 100 young people, who hail from remote parts of Far North Queensland, are settling into their

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AFL Community Ambassadors – Multicultural Program registrations now open!

Registrations have now opened for the 2021 AFL community ambassador program! The AFL Community Ambassador program was established in 2013, with the aim to engage Multicultural Communities through a network of dedicated volunteers while using Australian Rules Football as a

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NAIDOC Week 2020: Always Was, Always Will Be

Always Was, Always Will Be.  AFL Queensland would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the traditional custodians of our land this week and say thank you for everything they contribute to our game and our nation. November 8-15 marks NAIDOC Week

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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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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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