Inclusion

Queensland launches another AFL Wheelchair first – AFL Wheelchair NAB AFL Auskick

In another first for Queensland, AFL Wheelchair – NAB AFL Auskick will be launching in Brisbane.   As the first AFL Wheelchair – NAB AFL Auskick program in Queensland, it completes Queensland’s AFL Wheelchair pathway from Auskick to the Queensland

Posted in Featured News, Inclusion, NAB AFL Auskick, Top news

AFL Wheelchair – Social Play launches in Queensland

For the first time, AFL Wheelchair – Social Play is coming to Queensland.   Commencing on May 1, the brand new AFL Wheelchair social program is available for ages 14 and over, and all abilities.   Held at the Sporting

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Pathways to Care announced as naming rights sponsor of the Queensland Wheelchair Football League

Pathways to Care, a leading national NDIS Plan Management service, is the new official naming rights sponsor of the Queensland Wheelchair Football League, which tips off on Sunday May 19.   Entering its second year, the 2024 season sees the

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2023 Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival arrives in Queensland

Queensland will host the 2023 Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival from this Sunday. The carnival will be held at Springfield Central Sports Complex from October 8 – 12, and at Brighton Homes Arena in Springfield for the final day on

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2023 Wheelchair AFL QClash Teams Announced

This year the Wheelchair AFL QClash Series returns with the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS naming their teams ahead of game one on Saturday 10 September. Gold Coast SUNS AFL Wheelchair Team     Andrew Miller Ormeau Bulldogs Captain-Coach

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QUEENSLAND WHEELCHAIR AFL QCLASH #1 DRAFT PICKS ANNOUNCED

In its inaugural season, wheelchair AFL in Queensland has taken off, building to an intense finals series between the four foundation clubs. Following the conclusion of the season, QClash returns in September, and both the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast

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2023 Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival heading to Qld

Queensland will host the 2023 Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival when the event takes place in Brisbane from October 8-13.   The annual carnival for the most talented male footballers with an intellectual disability will again see representative teams from eight

Posted in Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Top news

Inaugural Queensland Wheelchair Football League announced

More players than ever will have the chance to pick up a footy with the introduction of the inaugural Queensland Wheelchair Football League next month with four foundation clubs.   The Ormeau Bulldogs, Beenleigh Buffaloes, Morningside Panthers, and Redcliffe Tigers

Posted in AFL, Featured News, Inclusion, Top news

New Participation Manager at AFLQ smashing records

New AFL Queensland Participation Manager Mark Handley has hit the ground running, smashing community Auskick and Superstars records in the first half of the year.   Currently, there are more than 20,000 kids registered to play Auskick across Queensland and Northern New South Wales in

Posted in Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, NAB AFL Auskick, Schools, Top news

South Pacific U19s to take on Qld talent academies

Australian football’s international ties remain strong with budding South Pacific Nations men’s and women’s players taking on the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS Academies in Queensland, as part of their U19 South Pacific High-Performance Pathway Talent Camps this month.

Posted in Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, South Pacific, Top news

Footy fires in Fiji following visit with ADF and DFAT

By Madolyn Sushames Our great game continues to spread far and wide after a recent visit to Fiji as part of the Australian Defence Force’s Sports Officials Program, in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. AFLQ Umpire

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Young son’s striking comment to Paralympian and Wheelchair AFL All-Australian Dad

By Madolyn Sushames  Michael Dobbie-Bridges is a Paralympian, World Tennis champion, All-Australian AFL Wheelchair player and most importantly, a dad.   His two-and-a-half-year-old son, Harvey, turned to him recently while watching the AFL Wheelchair National Championships with a footy in

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Wheelchair AFL QClash Teams Announced

This Saturday the 3rd of September marks the first game of the upcoming Wheelchair AFL QClash Series. The Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS have each locked in their teams for the competition. The teams are as follows: Gold Coast

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AFL Queensland celebrates International Day of People with Disability

An inaugural Wheelchair AFL season, a Southeast Queensland inclusion competition, Auslan footy – AFL in Queensland has a lot to celebrate today for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). The United Nations observed day celebrates the contributions and achievements

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Queensland-first Wheelchair AFL program kicks goals

Gold Coast SUNS AFLW players Tori Groves-Little and Bess Keaney have given the newest sport on the Gold Coast a go as they prepare for the upcoming AFL Women’s season; trying out Wheelchair AFL. In a Queensland first, an official

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National platform to showcase Queensland’s Inclusion team

No National Inclusion Carnival? No worries. Our Queensland Inclusion team will end their 2021 season with an exhibition game on the Sunshine Coast, with the national carnival cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 challenges around the country. The best players

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Inclusion, Schools, Top news

Come and Try Wheelchair AFL

AFL Queensland, Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association, and Gold Coast Rollerblaze Wheelchair Basketball will be running the second Wheelchair AFL Come and Try session this Saturday! All interested people are welcome to attend. Saturday 9 October 2021. 1:30pm – 4:00pm

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Toyota AFL Disability Inclusion Ambassador: Daniel Ramage

An inaugural Gold Coast SUNS player, Daniel Ramage has been a part of AFL Queensland’s Inclusion program from day one. Daniel has been the head coach of the Queensland State Inclusion side since the very first carnival in 2014 and

Posted in AFLQ, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Talent, Top news

Addressing racial vilification and discrimination in football

The AFL strongly condemns racial vilification in the football community including our players, staff, and their families, across all levels of our game. The recent incidents are harmful. Acts of racism can trigger trauma and seriously impact the mental health

Posted in AFL, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Top news

Capricornia club favourite goes out on a high

When it comes to going out on a high – 15 year-old Nick Daisley from Rockhampton nailed it! A win, a goal and the Best on Ground award. A Glenmore club stalwart since 2013 when he first started with the

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AROUND THE GROUNDS

Taking you around footy grounds across Queensland. This week we’re heading to Neil French Oval,Townsville. Yesterday, saw the 8th running of the Garbutt Magpies Cup – with 17 primary schools from across the AFL Townsville region getting involved. Prior to

Posted in AFLQ, AROUND THE GROUNDS, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Multicultural, Regional, Top news, Townsville

Inclusion carnival thrives in the Sunshine State

The AFL Queensland AFLX Inclusion carnival has kicked off with teams from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast all taking part for the first time.  The men’s and women’s competition will be played across three rounds with the Noosa Tigers, Yeronga Devils and Surfers Paradise Demons participating

Posted in AFLQ, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Top news

Sir Doug Nicholls Round – a lasting legacy for our game

There were moving scenes at footy grounds across the weekend with captains of our QAFL clubs exchanging Didgeridoos and at QAFLW games they exchanged Clapsticks during the coin toss.   A symbol of our community embracing not only Racism. It

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Mackay, QAFL, QAFLW, Regional, Top news, Townsville

2021 Sir Doug Nicholls Round

As part of Sir Doug Nicholls Round and our Racism. It Stops With Me education sessions, we engaged Matt and Ambrose from Ngalin Ayeye to design and make personalised Didgeridoos and Clapsticks for each of our QAFL and QAFLW clubs.

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Multicultural, Top news

Indigenous Guernsey’s on show in Sir Doug Nicholls Round

Morningside Panthers, Brisbane Designed by: former Panther players, Ambrose Killian and Matt Robert from Ngalin Ayeye. Submitted story: The artists wanted the art piece and jumper to symbolise the Morningside Panthers heritage, values and commitment to being open and welcoming

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Mackay, Multicultural, QAFL, QAFLW, Regional, Top news

Local hero driving inclusion at Jindalee Jags

In celebration of National Volunteers Week, AFL Queensland is taking the opportunity to recognise volunteers throughout the state who contribute countless hours to making our game. At Jindalee, there is a particular person working tirelessly to create opportunities for kids

Posted in AFLQ, Coaching, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, NAB AFL Auskick, Top news, Volunteers

Umpiring numbers in the green, but more needed

More people are playing footy in Queensland than ever before, but everyone knows a footy game can’t be played without the umpires. To tackle the issue head on, AFL Queensland has put the call out for retired footballers, ex-umpires, students

Posted in AFL, AFLW, Capricornia, Featured News, Female, Inclusion, Junior & Youth, Northern Rivers, QAFL, QAFLW, Top news, Umpires

New and old rivalries to be tested in Anzac Round

ANZAC Day holds a special place on the AFL Queensland calendar and is recognised each year by our state-wide leagues and clubs. Anzac round matches pay tribute to the sacrifice of the servicemen and women of Australia and New Zealand

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Inclusion, Junior & Youth, Masters, Top news, Townsville, VFL

QAFL/QAFLW games to be broadcast on NITV

For the first time ever, QAFL and Bond University QAFLW games can be watched from the comfort of living rooms right around Australia.  From this weekend, NITV will air a weekly match on Sunday mornings, giving the Queensland men’s and

Posted in Featured News, Female, Inclusion, Indigenous, QAFL, QAFLW, Top news

The 2021 AFL Schools Cup competition is set to be the biggest yet!

The popularity of AFL in Queensland continues to grow and the AFL Queensland Schools Cup is set to return for all divisions in 2021.  The sixth edition of the competition will see it bounce back from the challenges and unfortunate

Posted in AFLQ, AFLW, Featured News, Female, Inclusion, Junior & Youth, School, Schools, Talent, Top news

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