NAB AFL Draft

SUNS Rookie Duo

Gold Coast SUNS Academy players Jacob Dawson and Jacob Heron have been drafted by the SUNS in this afternoon’s rookie draft as pre-selected category B rookies. The national draft wrapped up on Friday night, making it a tense weekend for

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Five Queenslanders Taken in National Draft

A total of five Queenslanders have been selected in one of the more unpredictable national drafts in recent years.  The Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast SUNS  and Melbourne Demons were all involved, in what was undoubtedly a nervous evening for draft

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Beginners Guide to the AFL Draft

At its core, the annual NAB AFL draft is about new or unsigned players joining Australian Football League clubs. But for those of us who want more of an explanation on something that can be a little confusing, I have

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Lions Academy Announce 2018 Lists

The Brisbane Lions Academy today announced their under 18 squad for 2018 with training set to begin on Monday the 13th of November. “It’s always exciting when you put the under 18 squad together for the summer and next season,”

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Lions Take Eight Queenslanders in AFLW Draft

The Brisbane Lions have selected Eight Queenslanders today at the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Draft, highlighting the depth of local talent in Queensland. It’s time to meet 2017’s latest Lions.   Jordan Zanchetta (Pick 7): Leading the list of selections after

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Top Queensland Talent Talk Combine

The NAB AFL Draft Combine is underway and Queensland’s best and brightest stopped to have a chat about how it’s all going.   Brayden Crossley It’s an exciting week for all of the prospects attending the combine and ‘Goober’ Crossley

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Tuesday Talking Points

Roos show HART The Maroochydore Roos took out the 2017 HART Sport Cup over the weekend and are now senior division 1 premiers. The Roos were too strong all day and held off the fast finishing Noosa Tigers, winning the contest

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Tuesday Talking Points

Atten . . . tion! Silverware was up for grabs yesterday, in the Army’s AFL National Carnival taking place in Townsville up until Wednesday the 13th. As the picture shows, the 3rd Brigade got on top of the 7th Brigade

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Queenslanders to Show Wares at State Combine

Tuesday the 8th of August saw the AFL release the list of players invited to take part in state combines all over Australia. The list features a strong representation from the Gold Coast SUNS Academy with Sam Davidson, Harry Simmington

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Academy Guns invited to Combine

Talented Queensland draft prospects Connor Ballenden and Jack Payne from the Lions Academy, as well as Brayden Crossley from the SUNS Academy have been invited to take part in the National Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium, taking place on the

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Queensland U16s Wrap

Queensland won big in the Under 16s today at Metricon Stadium against a valiant Tasmanian outfit. The Queenslanders opened up a commanding lead part way through the second quarter, but Tasmania worked their way back into the game and found

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Queensland U17s Wrap

The Queensland Under 17 state side came away with a convincing win today, against the NSW/ACT Rams. After a scrappy few opening minutes and an even first half, the Queenslanders broke away and finished the game on top 14.8.92 to

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QLD vs NSW/ACT U17

 Monday 10/7/2017 9.45am.

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Queensland Tall Timber Performs in Allies Loss

Exciting Queensland draft prospects Brayden Crossley and Connor Ballenden put on a show at Leederville Oval on Sunday, despite the Allies going down in the contest 6.8 (44) 12.12 (84), in round three of the NAB AFL U18 National Championships.

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Allies Queensland Wrap

Photo: David Layden. Bailey Scott in action for the Gold Coast SUNS NEAFL side, in round 11 of the NEAFL. Score: South Australia 17.10 (112) def Allies 9.7 (61)   The Allies went down to a strong South Australian outfit

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Allies take to Adelaide Oval

Together with their Allies teammates, Queensland’s most promising under 18 talent will be matching up against South Australia on Saturday at Adelaide Oval. The Allies squad is made up of the best players from the Academy Series, which replaced the

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Tuesday Talking Points

A Queensland footy weekend for the ages Football in Queensland had one of the all-time great weekends, claiming victories all over Australia. The QAFL’s representative side got over the top of the WAAFL (WA amateurs), in a close win, just

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8 Queenslanders in Allies Clash with Vic Country

Eight Queenslanders have been named in the Allies side set to take on Vic Country in their first game of the NAB AFL Under 18 National Championships. Five players from the SUNS Academy, along with three from the Lions Academy,

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Academy Wrap Up: Gold Coast SUNS

Results: Rd 1 Gold Coast 4.7 (31) def by Brisbane Lions 5.8 (38) Fankhauser Reserve, Southport Sat, Mar 25 Rd 2 GWS Giants 7.16 (58) def by Gold Coast 12.3 (75) Blacktown International Sportspark Sat, Apr 1 Rd 3 Sydney Swans 15.11 (101)

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Academy Wrap Up: Brisbane Lions

Results Rd 1: Gold Coast 4.7 (31) def by Brisbane Lions 5.8 (38) Fankhauser Reserve, Southport Sat, Mar 25 Rd 2: Brisbane Lions 11.12 (78) def by Tasmania 15.12 (102) Redlands Sat, Apr 22(rescheduled following Cyclone Debbie) Rd 3: Northern Territory 8.6 (54)

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Tuesday Talking Points

Classic photos Following up last week’s classic photo ( https://aflq.com.au/tuesday-talking-points-64/ ) is this 1978 ripper sent in by Broadbeach supporter Rick Trewavas, featuring ‘Pops’ McKinnon standing on a rubbish dump that would became the Broadbeach Cats’ home ground. If you have

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Academy Update

Gold Coast have one win, while the Lions have two, after the first three rounds of the NAB under 18 Academy Series. SUNS tough midfielder Jacob Dawson has drawn the eye of recruiters, with his ability to find the football

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Queenslanders on show in MCG curtain raiser

Three young Queenslanders have been selected to take part in a special AFL academy curtain raiser, prior to this Sunday’s Carlton v Essendon showdown at the MCG. The two teams are named after successful academy products, Jacob Weitering and Joe

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Academy Battle in U18 Championships Div 2

The SUNS and Lions academies will go head-to-head in the first round of the 2017 NAB AFL U18 Division 2 Championships. The rivalry is real … and it’s game on. Once the jumper is on and these players cross the

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Lions Academy Ready for Rivals

Brisbane Lions Academy Manager Luke Curran gives his thoughts on round 1 of the much anticipated NAB Academy Series and the Lion’s pre-season preparations so far. The Brisbane Lions Academy side will face off against the Gold Coast Suns academy

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U18 Academy Series Explained

Queensland Academy and High Performance Coach Adrian Fletcher previews the U18 NAB Academy Series, set to kick off on March 25. Representing Queensland, the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns’ academies will be up against the likes of the Tasmania

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8 Queenslanders drafted in 2016

Two Queenslanders were today selected in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft, taking the total number of Queensland draftees in 2016 to eight, following six selections in the NAB AFL Draft. On Friday night, Jack Bowes, Declan Watson, Josh Williams, Elliot

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New look male talent pathway

In 2017, the male Queensland Talent Pathway will have a slightly different look. No longer will there be a Queensland Under 18 Academy, but rather, players will spend the year playing with their club Academies, the Brisbane Lions and the

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DRAFT DAY: The Queensland Academy Contenders

The countdown is finally over, it’s NAB AFL Draft day! Before the show kicks off tonight in Sydney, we thought we would take a look at a few more Queensland players hoping to hear their name read out.   Elliot

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The phone call that pushed Watson to the Draft

A simple phone call from Queensland Academy and High Performance Coach Adrian Fletcher might turn out to be the career defining moment in the story of Declan Watson. In just over 24 hours time, Watson is hoping to have his

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