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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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Beams tops Queenslanders at Brownlow Medal

By Peter Blucher Dayne Beams has claimed the fourth top ten Brownlow Medal finish of his career to head the 2018 Queensland vote-count. Beams polled 18 votes in the medal count in Melbourne last night to finish equal eighth as

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Queensland’s Brownlow past

By Peter Blucher Seventy years ago, Erwin Dornau enjoyed three significant ‘firsts’ for Queensland football. He was the first Queenslander to play in the elite competition, the first Queenslander to kick a goal in the elite competition, and the first

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“You just feel numb”: Broadbeach win QAFL reserve after dominant second half

By Ant Wingard Broadbeach have claimed the first of the two Grand Final showdowns with Palm Beach Currumbin as the Cats sailed to a comfortably 47-point win in the QAFL Reserve Grand Final. After overcoming a slow opening term, the

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Family the root of PBC’s QAFL success

By Ant Wingard When the final siren sounded in the 2018 QAFL Grand Final, the scenes captured on camera mirrored the same aftermath from the same game one season ago. Not only did the Lions prevail as the QAFL Premier

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PBC Reactions following Grand Final win

By Ant Wingard   Palm Beach Currumbin overcame a gallant Broadbeach outfit to claim back to back premiership with a 34-point win in the QAFL Grand Final. AFL Queensland was on the ground in the minutes following the Lions’ history

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Anthony wins Joe Grant Medal after five goals in the Grand Final

By Anthony Wingard A five-goal haul from Palm Beach Currumbin forward John Anthony was enough to seal the Joe Grant Medal as the former AFL veteran was judged best afield in the Lions’ QAFL Grand Final win over Broadbeach. In

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“We had the belief and the reward is a premiership”: Palm Beach Currumbin go back to back in QAFL

By Ant Wingard Palm Beach Currumbin has cemented themselves as one of the QAFL’s greatest ever teams by winning their second consecutive premiership against Broadbeach by 34-points on Saturday afternoon. The Lions now find themselves among an elite group of

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“I’m completely ecstatic right now”: Western Magpies win QAFL Colts Premiership

By Ant Wingard Image: Highflyer Images A six goal stretch in through the middle stages of the game laid the foundations for the Western Magpies to clinch the 2018 QAFL premiership by 23-points at Leyshon Park. The Magpies booted an

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Under 14 State Championships a family affair

By Ant Wingard This weekend’s 2018 AFL Queensland Under 14 and Under 17 State Championships is an important fixture on the calendar for many bidding footballers across the state, but for one family, the four-day carnival is an entire family

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QAFL Grand Final Preview: Palm Beach Currumbin v Broadbeach

By Terry Wilson PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN v BROADBEACH At Leyshon Park, Yeronga, 2.30pm Saturday Palm Beach Currumbin: Ins: Alex Dawson, Steve Thynne. Outs: Harry Hulls (omit), Ashton Crossley (omit). Broadbeach: Ins: Luke McGuane, James Royes, Jack O’Shea, Benji Neal. Outs:

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QAFL Grand Final Team Lists

QAFL Grand Final Team Lists Saturday, 22 September 2018 Palm Beach Currumbin v Broadbeach at Leyshon Park Yeronga, 2.30pm Live stream: https://www.aflq.com.au/qafl-live PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN FB: 22 L. McNeven, 2 D. Neuhaus, 6 S Thynne HB: 27 A McKenzie, 32 J Emblem, 11 J

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