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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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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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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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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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“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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2018 QAFL Grand Final Umpire Panel Announced

By Ant Wingard Experienced NEAFL field umpire Cameron Valenti will lead the 2018 QAFL Senior Grand Final umpiring panel for Saturday’s decider between Palm Beach Currumbin and Broadbeach at Leyshon Park, Yeronga. Valenti has officiated 21 games at NEAFL level

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Erickson, Groves-Little and Gibson claim Grogan Medal top honours

By Larrissa Mouttou In his first full season at QAFL level, Broadbeach midfielder Blake Erickson has taken out the 2018 Grogan Medal. Erickson was awarded the maximum three votes in Cats victories in Rounds 1, 5 and 8. He went on to confirm his win

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Cats into QAFL Grand Final despite major injury dramas

By Terry Wilson Image: BC Sleep Photography BROADBEACH have broken a lengthy drought by qualifying for the QAFL Grand Final, their first premiership decider since 1996 when they won the GCAFL flag. The Cats again defied the critics by making

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Aspley Hornets to join QWAFL in 2019

By Larrissa Mouttou AFL Queensland have formally advised the Aspley Hornets of their entry into the 2019 QWAFL competition. Having been unsuccessful in their submission to join the State’s premier women’s competition in 2018, the recently crowned QFA Division 1

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Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints AFC Awarded 2018 AFLQ Alpha Sport Club of the Year

By Larrissa Mouttou The first regional club to be recognised for the prestigeous honour, Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints AFC have been historically awarded the 2018 AFL Queensland Alpha Sport Club of the Year at their annual club awards evening last

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QFA Division 1 HART Sport Cup Grand Final Preview

By Ant Wingard Noosa v Maroochydore September 15, 2:30pm Leyshon Park, Yeronga. The stage is set for Noosa to earn redemption against the same club that spolit their premiership hopes in 2017 as they face a Maroochydore, who were forced

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QFA Division 2 Grand Final Preview

By Terry Wilson QFA DIVISION 2 GRAND FINAL Beenleigh v Park Ridge At Leyshon Park, Yeronga, 2.30pm Sunday Results this year: Round 3: Park Ridge 14.14 (98) d Beenleigh 12.10 (82) at Park ridge State High. Round 12: Park Ridge

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QAFL Preliminary Final Preview: Broadbeach v Morningside

By Terry Wilson Image: BC Sleep Photography QAFL PRELIMINARY FINAL Broadbeach v Morningside At Subaru Oval, 2pm Saturday Broadbeach: Ins: Josh Searl, Brandon Chadwick, Rob Blood. Outs: Jayden Brennan (omit), Jordan Andrews (omit), Timakoi Bowie (omit). Morningside:Ins: Brad Dale, Michael Graham.

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Around the Regions Finals Review

By Barry Gibson There was finals action aplenty across regional Queensland last weekend. Rain. Wind. Heat. Sunshine. Tears of joy. Tears on anguish. Big crowds. The footy had it all. The heavens opened up on the Darling Downs for their

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QFA Division1 HART Sport Cup Preliminary Final Review

THERE will be a profound green and gold element about the QFA Division 1 Hart Sport Cup Grand Final day this weekend after Maroochydore qualified three teams for premiership deciders at Leyshon Park. Already with their colts and reserves in

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QFA Division 2 Preliminary Final Review

By Terry Wilson Pirates scuttle the Blues to make the Grand Final MINOR premiers Park Ridge came back from a significant first-quarter deficit before advancing into the QFA Division 2 Grand Final with a strong win over Coolangatta on Saturday.

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Tigers create history in Townsville.

By Barry Gibson A fast finishing Hermit Park Tigers came from a long way back on Saturday to claim their second successive AFL Townsville senior premiership and in doing so etched themselves into the club’s history book. The win marked

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QAFL: Palm Beach Currumbin into Grand Final after gritty win over rivals

By Terry Wilson Image: Neplix PALM Beach Currumbin will be defending their QAFL premiership title after overcoming Gold Coast rivals Broadbeach in a slogging Second Semi-Final on Saturday. The defending titleholders won the battle of attrition by 9.15 (69) to

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QFA Division 2 Preliminary Finals Preview

By Terry Wilson QFA DIVISION 2 PRELIMINARY FINAL Park Ridge v Coolangatta At Park Ridge State High, 2pm Saturday Results this season: Round 6: Park Ridge 12.10 (82) d Coolangatta 9.9 (63) at Len Peak Oval. Round 11: Park Ridge

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QAFL Preview and Teams: Semi Finals

By Terry Wilson Image: BC Sleep Photography SECOND SEMI-FINAL Palm Beach Currumbin v Broadbeach At Salk Oval, 2pm Saturday Palm Beach Currumbin: Ins: Jon Croad, Caleb Graham, Jack Anthony, Liam McNeven, Ashton Crossley, Brock Askey. Outs: Steve Thynne (quad), Ben

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Toyota AFL Finals Preview

If you’d asked Josh Thomas and Lachie Keeffe about playing in the 2018 AFL finals three years ago they would have laughed in your face. The then Collingwood pair had just accepted a two-year ban under the AFL’s Anti-Coping code

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QFA Division 5 Grand Final Preview: Aspley v Yeronga

By Ant Wingard Yeronga have the opportunity to complete their remarkable Cinderella story in the QFA Division 5 competition with just one win separating the southside club and Premiership glory. The Devils began the season with just three wins from

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QFA Division 1 HART Sport Cup Review

By Ant Wingard Noosa                           8.2,  14.5,  19.10,  20.12  (132) Maroochydore            5.3,  7.5,  10.7,  18.13  (121) GOALS, Noosa: L. Kenny 6, T. Templeton 4, K. Delbridge 2, W. O’Dwyer 2, N. Hill 2, C. McDonald 2, J. Fitzpatrick 1, J. Stewart

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QAFL: No substitute for hard work is the Surfers mantra

By Terry Wilson Surfers Paradise                        2.2,  5.3,  9.6,  12.7  (79) Mt Gravatt                              1.1,  3.3,  3.5,  6.8  (44) GOALS, Surfers Paradise: Green 3, K. Ford 2, D. Van De Werken 2, J. Foster 1, B. Haberfield 1, T. Howard 1, Kranz 1,

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QAFL: Courageous Cats count the cost of victory

By Terry Wilson Image: BC Sleep Photography Broadbeach            5.2,  11.5,  14.6,  19.9  (123) Morningside           3.3,  5.5,  8.12,  10.16  (76)  GOALS, Broadbeach: M. Fowler 4, B. Erickson 2, R. Dienjes 2, N. Burton 2, N. Kempe 2, D. Irwin 2, M.

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Record six Queenslanders named in the AFLW All Australian team

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard The future is bright for female football in Queensland. Last night, six Queenslanders were awarded an All Australian guernsey after starring in the maroon at the NAB AFL Women’s U18 National Championships and again in the

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Maroochydore win the QFA Division 4 Grand Final and complete the three-peat

By Ant Wingard Image: Highflyer Images A dominant Maroochydore side have overcome the odds in the Grand Final to claim the QFA Division 4 premiership over the Western Magpies by a staggering 41-points in just their first year in the

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