Diversity

150 year celebrations and 2016 are go

AFL Queensland launched the 150-year celebrations of footy in Queensland and season 2016 on Wednesday night at the State Library of Queensland. Over 100 members of the Queensland football fraternity, including coaches, players, volunteers and multicultural ambassadors had the chance

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Cake cut on 150-year celebrations

Beautiful Burleigh Heads provided the perfect backdrop to launch the 150-year celebrations of footy in Queensland and 2016 AFL season today. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan was joined by AFLQ Chief Dean Warren, as well as SUNS’ and Lions’ captains Gary

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Nauru All-Stars to play in SEQ

This week, South East Queensland is playing host to the AFL Nauru All-Stars team Twenty-two of AFL Nauru’s best, combined with a few players from local communities in Queensland, will play two games against South East Queensland teams this weekend.

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Footy Means Business for QLD 7

Queenslanders Julian Hunt, Alex McTaggart, Charlie Ezra, Heath Molloy, Isaac Gallagher-Cheetham and  Lenny Christie have been selected for the 2016 AFL Rio Tinto Footy Footy Means Business Program, which has begun with its first development program in Darwin, led by coaches Aaron Davey

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Diversity Advisory Board to drive inclusion

AFL Queensland has launched the AFL Queensland Diversity Advisory Board to assist the organisation in implementing diversity and inclusion strategies across the state. The board will consist of 12 members with a range of backgrounds, experience and professional expertise and will

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2016 Multicultural Player Ambassadors Announced

The AFL and Australia Post are pleased to announce its Multicultural Program will expand to 18 player ambassadors in 2016, which includes Queensland based players Dayne Zorko, Adam Saad and Tom Nicholls, and for the first time will include two

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Multicultural Ambassador registrations open

Mabior Chol, drafted last month to Richmond, said he wouldn’t be where he is today without the help of Geoff Palmer. Palmer, the 2015 National Multicultural Ambassador of the Year, introduced Chol to football at Yeronga State High School six

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11 Queenslanders drafted in 2015

Seven Queenslanders were today selected in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft, bringing the total number of Queensland draftees in 2015 to 11, after four were selected in the NAB AFL Draft. On Tuesday night, Eric Hipwood, Ben Keays, Corey Wagner

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Diversity Champs trials kick off at Mackay

The first ever Diversity Championship trials were held at Pioneer State High School on November 23, with 16 school students from indigenous and multicultural backgrounds vying for selection to represent Queensland at the 2016 National Diversity Championships. The National Diversity

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1 Day until the Draft: Mabior Chol

Six years ago, Mabior Chol played his first game of school footy. That year, he helped his team win the Lions Cup at the Gabba. Five years ago, Mabior Chol played his first game of club footy at the Yeronga

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Shangare stands up to domestic violence

Keith Shangare has taken an oath. An oath to stand up, speak out, and act to prevent men’s violence against women. Shangare, who is the AFL Queensland Diversity Coordinator, is a White Ribbon Ambassador. White Ribbon Day takes place on

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Flying Boomerangs too good for Vic Diversity All Stars

The 2015 AFL Flying Boomerangs squad took on a Victorian Diversity All Stars team on Saturday November 14, in Melbourne, with the Boomerangs running out 62-point winners. The match was the culmination of a week-long high performance camp held in

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AFL Flying Boomerangs to take on Victorian Diversity All Stars

The 2015 AFL Flying Boomerangs squad will take on a Victorian Diversity All Stars team tomorrow, Saturday November 14, in Melbourne. The match is the culmination of a week-long high performance camp held in Victoria for the 2015 AFL Flying

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13 days until draft: Reuben William

Rueben William, to the naked eye, is a line breaking, athletic, highly skilled player who can change the tempo of a game off his own boot, but his story runs so much deeper than that. Reuben was born in South

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Upgrade underway at AFL Cape York House

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT Work has begun on the latest project to improve facilities for AFL Cape York House in Cairns. Minister for Sport Bill Byrne said the Queensland Government was contributing $425,000 towards an expansion of facilities

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Inclusion Team do us proud at National Champs

The 2015 AFL National Inclusion Carnival took place in Melbourne recently with Queensland well represented by a mix of returning players and fresh faces. The competition saw Queensland compete in six games over four days against Tasmania, Victoria Country, Victoria

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SUNS’ Saad keeps the faith

Gold Coast SUNS young gun, Adam Saad, has thrilled crowds and commentators in his inaugural AFL season. He won a rising star nomination in the  SUN’s win over Brisbane Lions and, while most rookies would be over the moon with

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AFL kicks off 2015 Toyata AFL Multicultural Round

The AFL is pleased to announce the 2015 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round, celebrating ‘Many Cultures, One Game’ will take place in Round 19 of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season. Multicultural Round highlights the contribution multicultural communities have made to the

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Goal umpire Hung to commentate Q Clash

Whether it’s goal umpiring or commentating an AFL game in Vietnamese, multicultural program ambassador Hung Huynh Quang will play a vital part in this weekend’s multicultural round. Huynh Quang first came to Australia three years ago from Vietnam to complete

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Queensland Inclusion Team named

AFL Queensland selectors have named the Queensland Inclusion Team to compete at the National Championships in Melbourne from August 5. Players were presented with their jumpers on Sunday after a practice match against players from Beenleigh. The National Inclusion Carnival

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QLD Disability Inclusion Training Squad named

Selectors have named a preliminary list of 18 players to train for the 2015 Queensland Disability Inclusion team to compete at the National Inclusion Championships in August. Squad hopefuls had a chance to strut their stuff at selection trials at

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A year in the life of a Multicultural Ambassador

  By Wesley Hull   The New Year arrives with the tingling sensations of a new footy season. But somehow, this year was even more… tingly. With the first ball being bounced  in April, something more exciting preceded it. Would

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Houli the inspiration for Queensland Cup

The annual Bachar Houli Cup competition returns to Yeronga on Tuesday June 16. This year’s competition will feature boy’s and girl’s teams from the Islamic College of Brisbane, Australian International Islamic College Gold Coast, Australian International College Durack, and Milperra

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2015 Toyota AFL Indigenous Round

    The 20 year anniversary of the AFL’s Racial Vilification Policy, a first in Australian sport, is being commemorated as part of the 2015 Toyota AFL Indigenous Round. The AFL, along with Michael Long and Adam Goodes officially launched

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AFL Cape York kicking goals with upgraded oval

The Cape York community can keep kicking goals with the official opening of their upgraded oval in Cairns today. Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt officially opened the newly upgraded Cape York AFL field, which the Queensland Government contributed

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Queensland wins All Nations Cup

The Queensland All Nations team has taken out the ALL Nations Cup at the AFL National Diversity Championships in Cairns, with a 19-point win over hot favourites Victoria/Tasmania. The crowd at Cazaly’s Stadium was treated to a thrilling match with the

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QLD All Nations through to Championship GF

  The Queensland All Nations team has made it through to the Grand Final at the AFL National Diversity Championships in Cairns. The side announced its self as a definite title contender when they put the Western Australia team to

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AFL National Diversity Champs – Day 3

Game 28 – Kickstart – Western Australia v South Australia The warning signals had been coming from day One of the championships that Western Australia was peaking, but it was a South Australian side that felt the brunt of that.

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National Diversity Champs – Day 2

The second day of the championships got under way with a Talent Pathways special education session at Cazalys club, adjacent to the football stadium. With a cooler breeze but beautiful tropical skies, another day’s entertainment began. Game 13 – Kickstart

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National Diversity Champs – Day 1

The 2015 National Diversity Championships got under way at Cazalys Stadium in Cairns today on a beautiful and warm tropical day. The event, comprising both the national Kickstart and All Nations Championships, showcased the tremendous Under 15 talent from across

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