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Southport Sharks elevated into the Bond University QAFLW

AFL Queensland has granted the Southport Sharks Football Club a licence to compete in the 2022 Bond University QAFLW commencing in April next year. The addition of Southport will see the Queensland state league women’s competition expand to nine teams,

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Queensland AFL Grand Final Highlights and Stories

Submitted by Peter Blucher. Amid numerous AFL grand final highlights in the Queensland football archives it is difficult to go past one as the very best …. the Brisbane Lions’ 2003 premiership. While there are others that individually are special,

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AFL Queensland Level 3 Community Coaching Course

By Jack Barry. AFL Queensland in conjunction with Coach AFL is looking to hold the first ever Queensland State based Level 3 Community Coaching Course. This is a breakthrough in coach education for community coaches who now have an opportunity

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AFL Media launches Dynasties series

AFL Media is pleased to launch a new documentary series titled ‘Dynasties’ which will air on AFL On Demand on Thursday September 23. The first instalment of Dynasties, titled ‘Actions To Live By’, focusses on the Brisbane Lions dynasty of

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SUNS launch new female coaching scholarship 

By SUNS Media. The Gold Coast SUNS have today launched an exciting new initiative aimed at developing the next crop of professional female coaches. The club is offering two scholarships to female coaches across all the SUNS talent regions of the

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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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AFLQ NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the Year: Paul Higgs

Paul has been a pillar of strength, reliability, and determination for the Mayne JAFC NAB AFL Auskick program. Having started as a parent helper himself, Paul has progressively taken on more responsibility and eventually took over the reigns as the

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An open letter from Gillon McLachlan, AFL CEO

To everyone involved in community football in 2021 – thank you! To everyone involved in community football leagues, clubs and programs across Australia, I want to say a sincere thank you for bringing the game back in what has been

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Tigers crowned 2021 QAFL Reserves Premiers

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend   After a near-flawless season in 2021, Labrador is on top of the QAFL Reserves world after celebrating a famous 39-point win over Morningside at Fankhauser Reserve in Southport on Saturday.   After leading by 24-points

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Labrador does all of the Wright things to secure the QAFL Colts Flag

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend Ruckman Nathan Wright has made the ultimate statement to the Queensland AFL competition with a remarkable best-on-ground effort to guide Labrador to the 2021 Colts premiership over Broadbeach at Fankhauser Reserve in Southport last Saturday.  

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Melbourne Demons: The Queensland Connection

Submitted by Peter Blucher. Saturday 2 April 1977. Melbourne played South Melbourne at the MCG to give birth to a connection between Queensland football and the oldest club in Australia. Making his debut for the Demons was Barry Denny, a

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Western Bulldogs: The Queensland Connection

Remember Glen Scanlon? The Queenslander who played nine AFL games with North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs in 1977-78? If not you’re not alone. Because he’s a man with something of a confused identity. Across four historical publications and websites

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Alan Hunter: The First Queensland “Dog”

Submitted by Peter Blucher. For fifty-seven years Alan Hunter has been an anonymous pioneer in Queensland’s AFL history. A name and some bare-boned statistics. He played 15 games with Footscray from 1964-67 for four wins and eight goals. There was

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Cats end 25-year drought to claim maiden QAFL Flag

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend   Broadbeach is the toast of the Queensland AFL after breaking through for its maiden QAFL Senior Premiership when it took down Maroochydore at Fankhauser Reserve in Southport on Saturday.   In a blockbuster contest played

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AFLQ Senior Coach of the Year – Nick Malceski

A former Sydney Swans and Gold Coast SUNS player, Nick Malceski played 210 professional AFL games in his 14-year career capped off by winning a premiership flag in 2012 and earning all Australian selection in 2014. After retiring in 2016

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Queenslanders star in the Brownlow Medal Count

Submitted by Peter Blucher. There was a slightly weird ‘look’ in the room at the Gabba on Sunday night as Port Adelaide’s Ollie Wines won the 2021 Brownlow Medal and Dayne Zorko topped the Queensland count. Sitting among the Lions

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Moreton Bay Lions rise to the challenge

AFL Queensland has today announced that reigning QFA Division 2 North Premiers, the Moreton Bay Lions, will step up into the QFA Division 1 Hart Sport Cup in season 2022.  After winning the 2019 QFA Division 3 title, the Lions

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Behind the lens: How Footy Focus brought two photographers’ dreams to life

By Celia Drummond – AFL Media Community photographers Russell Freeman and Grant Viney went from competition entrants to shooting AFL games, courtesy of Footy Focus On September 30, one lucky community photographer will be announced as the winner of the

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Queensland clubs get behind the Toyota Australia Good for Footy Raffle

Thanks to the generous support of this year’s Toyota Australia Good for Footy Raffle clubs across Australia have raised $1 million, with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to community clubs around the nation. Impressively Queensland clubs the Jindalee Jaguars

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Queenslanders to feature in Brownlow Medal count and a look back at its history

By Peter Blucher. Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Zorko is a hot favorite to head the local vote count in the 2021 AFL Brownlow Medal on Sunday night. Having won his fifth club championship at the Lions last weekend, Zorko could

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QAFL Grand Final Showdown Preview: Broadbeach v Maroochydore

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend THE RUN DOWN After yet another COVID-19 interrupted season, we have now reached the summit of AFL in Queensland with the 2021 QAFL Senior Grand Final at Southport. This match between Broadbeach and Maroochydore is historical

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QAFL Reserves Grand Final Preview: Morningside v Labrador

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend IN BRIEF One of the great tragedies of the Reserves home and away season is that COVID-19 denied these two outstanding teams a meeting. Fans had to wait until the second week of the finals before

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QAFL Colts Grand Final Preview: Labrador v Broadbeach

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend BRIEF Labrador has been the best team in the Colts competition all season and it is of no surprise that they have made the Grand Final considering their near flawless performance since the opening bounce of

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The history of the Joe Grant Medal

Ahead of this Saturday’s QAFL Grand Final between Broadbeach Cats and Maroochydore Roos, we take a trip down memory lane to look into the history of the Joe Grant Medal – awarded to the Best on Ground player in the

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Toyota AFL Community Umpire Service: Jason Mitchell

The Mitchell family have a long and rich history with Queensland footy, with Jason celebrating his 20 years of service in 2019. Jason has always been the definition of a team player, going above and beyond to help grow the

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Tigers Roar into QAFL Reserves Grand Final

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend Labrador has fired a massive warning shot to reigning premiers Morningside when it accounted for Palm Beach Currumbin by 22-points in the Reserves Preliminary Final at Labrador on Saturday. After bolting away to a 27-point lead

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QAFL Colts: Cats have a shot at redemption

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend Broadbeach secured its place in the 2021 Colts Grand Final to take on Labrador this week at Southport after a convincing 46-point win over Morningside at Labrador on Saturday. After leading by 29-points at the opening

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Support the incredible work of AFL Cape York House Foundation

Want to win a brand-new Toyota Corolla? This month, you just might! From September 2nd – 16th, AFL Cape York House Foundation is running a monster online charity auction to support young Indigenous girls and boys achieve positive life experiences

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Big cat Moncrieff dominates the 2021 AFL Queensland State League Awards Night

In just his second QAFL season, Jordon Moncrieff has cemented his place in the AFL Queensland history books winning the prestigious 76th J. A Grogan Medal and dominating the 2021 state league awards night. A season which saw the former

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Maroochydore advance to QAFL Grand Final in miracle comeback

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend Maroochydore has joined Broadbeach as the 2021 Senior QAFL Grand Finalists after an extraordinary win over Labrador in the Preliminary final at Labrador on Saturday. The Roos trailed by as much as 22-points when Tiger Pearce

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