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New faces join Brisbane Lions in AFLW Draft

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard The Brisbane Lions have added a bevy of talented Queenslanders to their list at the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Draft, headlined by Coorparoo defender Paige Parker, who was selected by Brisbane with the ninth overall pick. Parker,

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QAFL to berth five new coaches in 2019

By Terry Wilson Broadbeach and Mt Gravatt are the only clubs yet to confirm their coaches for the 2019 QAFL season. One month after the Grand Final, five clubs have signed new coaches with preliminary finalists Broadbeach (Brett Andrews), Morningside

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Gold Coast schools dominant Tribal Sport AFL Queensland Schools Cup

By AFLQ Media The best AFL School talent in Queensland competed in The State Finals of the Tribal Sport AFL Queensland Schools Cup held today at Maroochydore Multisports Complex, Maroochydore. Gold Coast schools were dominant in all six divisions, claiming every

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Every QAFL Best and Fairest Winner

By Terry Wilson ALL nine QAFL clubs have now had their presentation nights with back-to-back premiers Palm Beach Currumbin having one of the closest counts. Thomas Thynne took honours, but only by five votes from ever consistent Tyler Cornish. Broadbeach

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2018 AFLW Draft: Queensland’s top prospects

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Ahead of next Tuesday’s 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Draft, we’ve previewed the best female footballers who could land on the Brisbane Lions list. This year, the Brisbane Lions hold eight selections in the draft and can

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Changes to SEQ Women’s Competition

AFL Queensland today announced the completion of a review into the South East Queensland Senior Women’s Football Structure. The objective of the review was to ensure that AFL Queensland continues to have a competition structure that provides the opportunity for all

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Trio of Panther veterans hang up the boots

By Terry Wilson   A TRUCKLOAD of experience has departed Jack Esplen Oval with three of Morningside’s finest ever players hanging up the boots. Kent Abey, Nathan Kinch and Matt Logan have all confirmed they are retiring,  which means a

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Queensland Fowler announced for AFL Women’s competition

By Ant Wingard One more Queenslander has already found her way into the AFL Women’s competition, courtesy of compensation granted to Collingwood by the league. Erica Fowler, who has been playing for the Magpies in the VFLW this season, was

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Coaching Pathway offers coaches the chance to develop

Throughout 2018, AFL Queensland has made a committed effort to develop a strategic pathway for all coaches across all levels in Queensland. The coaching pathway includes four areas, catering for all levels of the coaching system, and provide the best

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Graduates announced from the 2018 State Umpiring Academy

By Ant Wingard    @AntWingard The AFL Queensland Umpiring Department have today announced the 2018 class of State Umpiring Academy graduates. The class of six represents a clear majority of the 2018 academy squad, who will now progress through the newly

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Gallery: 2018 Queensland State Championships

Images from the AFL Queensland Under 14 Boys, Under 14 Girls an Under 17 Girls State Championships. Image credit: Charlie Dally-Watkins

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Footy the only sport for Connor McFadyen as draft draws close

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Brisbane Lions Academy member and draft fancy Connor McFadyen wouldn’t be alone as a prodigious talent in two sports throughout his teenage years. Along with his nous as a tall goal-kicking midfielder, McFadyen rose to prominence

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The countdown is on for the AFL9s Byron Bay Invitational

The countdown is on once again for the AFL9s Byron Bay Invitational which kicks off in a fortnight’s time across October 26 and 27. The yearly event, now in its 6th year, combined the fast, fun free flowing game of

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AFL Queensland and Brisbane Lions announce changes to Under 16 Talent Program

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland, in conjunction with the Brisbane Lions, are pleased to announce new changes to the structure of the Under 16 talent program in 2019. The AFL Queensland Talent Department and the Hyundai Brisbane Lions Academy have

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Gallery: AFLQ Queensland Football Awards Winners

Award winners from the 2018 AFLQ Queensland Football Awards.

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Draft prospect Dirk Koenen hopes to become next in family to step onto national sporting stage

By Sophie Wheeler The Koenen clan might need to add a few more shelves to what must already be an impressive trophy cabinet, as youngest-of-four Dirk Koenen gears up to be the next in the family to step onto the

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Gallery: AFLQ Queensland Football Awards Happy Snaps

Happy snaps images from the 2018 AFL Queensland Football Awards at the Royal International Convention Centre.

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AFLW the ultimate dream for Jacqueline Yorston after historic 2018 season

By Sophie Wheeler Despite being a life-long Collingwood fan, running out with the Brisbane Lions for the 2019 AFL Women’s season is the “ultimate dream” for 17-year-old Jacqueline Yorston. Last week, Yorston joined fellow Queenslanders Natalie Grider and Lauren Bella

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Claye Beams puts pen to paper with the Western Magpies

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Former Brisbane Lions defender Claye Beams will don the black and white next season after the 27-year-old officially signed on with the Western Magpies for the 2019 QAFL season. The confirmation was first announced by the

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AFL Queensland Football Awards Winners Announced

By AFLQ Media Rowan Page from Springwood has gone back to back in the QFA Division 1 Best & Fairest, receiving the honour at the AFL Queensland Football Awards Dinner held at the Royal International Convention Centre on Saturday evening.

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Habitual schedule the perfect launching pad for Bailey Scott as decision looms near

By Ant Wingard    @AntWingard Potentially the biggest decision of Bailey Scott’s life awaits just weeks away, but the Gold Coast Academy Product is barely thinking about it. That’s in part due to his already busy schedule which this week included

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One thousand kilometres away from home, Bella eyes off new home in AFLW

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard At just 17, Bond University ruckman Lauren Bella possesses maturity well beyond her years. Currently, she’s one of three Queenslanders competing at the NAB AFLW Draft Combine at Marvel Stadium but Bella’s life in the sporting

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Registrations for Level 2 Coaching Course Now Open

Registrations are now open for the AFL Queensland Level 2 Coaching Course at Aspley’s Graham Road facility. Unlike in previous years, the course will take place over just one day for both senior and youth ranks across Saturday November 17

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From the Top End to the draft: Coleman’s football gamble is about to pay off

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard At just ten years old, future draft hopeful Keidan Coleman packed his bags and travelled half way across Australia in hope of fulfilling his Australian Rules Football dream. Now, Coleman finds himself among a select group

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AFLW the next chapter in Grider’s Collingwood connection

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard Football wouldn’t mean as much as it does today for AFL Women’s Draft hopeful Natalie Grider if it wasn’t for long-time teammate Gabby Collingwood. The pair’s journey spans back several years and is set to reignite later

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Special Feature: John Blair reflects on 37-year coaching career

By Myles Stedman This story first appeared on neafl.com.au It’s Thursday October 10, 2002. Brisbane International Airport. The Morningside Panthers are meant to be here with their coach John Blair for their flight to Bali, but they’re not. Three days

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Grand Final Celebrations Continue as Carrara Saints Take Premiership Trophy on Island Escapade

By Sophie Wheeler The Carrara Saints have celebrated their first ever senior premiership in unique fashion by taking their well-earned silverware on an adventure across international waters. Senior Club President Michael Spittle and his son, Senior Vice Captain Ben Spittle,

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Gallery: J.A. Grogan Medal Night 2018

Images captured at the 2018 J.A. Grogan Medal Night. The event took place on the 16th of September in the Legends Function Room at the Gabba. More photos from the evening are available on the AFL Queensland Facebook page.

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“It was a fantastic week”: Sunsets win state championship as carnival is hailed a success

By Cameron Smith The Under 14 and Under 17 Female State Academy Championships at Maroochydore Multisports Complex have concluded after five days of tough competition. The Gold Coast Sunsets were victorious in the Under 17 Female Championships beating North Queensland

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Jindalee Jaguars set to join QFA Division 3 in 2019

By Sophie Wheeler AFL Queensland are pleased to announce the Jindalee Jaguars will join the QFA Division 3 competition in 2019. The announcement comes off the back of a fruitful 2018 season for the Jags, who finished in third place

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