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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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AFL Queensland – Community Football Update

A note to the AFL football community, The health and well-being of fans, players, umpires, officials, partners, volunteers and communities has been our number one priority. We are determined to be part of the whole of community response to slow

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AFL Inclusion All-Australian squad prepares for international debut

The 2019 AFL Inclusion All-Australian squad will travel to Brisbane this week to take part in two demonstration matches as a showcase sport at the 2019 INAS Global Games. The respective squad of 26 men is made up of the top footballers

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2019 AFL Queensland Game Development Awards Winners

Last Friday AFL Queensland recognised the contribution of AFL game development ambassadors and volunteers across Queensland and NSW Northern Rivers at this year’s AFL Queensland Game Development Thank You Function. More than 150 AFL School Ambassadors, Junior Match Program Coaches and

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AFL Queensland nominated for Multicultural Queensland Month honours

AFL Queensland has been named among 23 finalists in the 2019 Multicultural Queensland Awards, recognised for their outstanding work promoting inclusion and diversity. Nominated in the Minister’s Choice Category for Outstanding Engagement, AFL Queensland has demonstrated excellent engagement through the Multicultural Ambassador Program

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Pride Round: What does it mean to you?

This weekend, competitions across Queensland’s South East will celebrate the first ever Pride Round. The Pride Round aims to promote LGBTIQ+ Inclusion in community sporting clubs across the state. So ahead of the historic weekend we asked some players, coaches

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Pride Round heads to Queensland

AFL Queensland will make history on July 27 with the first ever Pride Round, being played across the state. Pride Round, follows on from an initiative by Robina AFC last year which saw Queensland’s inaugural AFL Pride Cup played between the

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AFL Inclusion Carnival Day Two Wrap

By Ant Wingard Missed the action from Day One of the AFL Inclusion Carnival? Check the day one wrap right here. Queensland v South Australia Queensland entered day two of the Inclusion Carnival in sixth place and faced a tough

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AFL Inclusion Carnival Day One Wrap

By Ant Wingard Queensland v NSW/ACT The Rams, who were playing on their home field in Sydney’s west managed to get the fast start in the contest however Queensland weathered their early push to show composure. The Big Q soon

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Queensland Inclusion Squad Announced

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the state inclusion team that will compete at the National Inclusion Carnival next month. The 16-player squad will compete at the carnival in Sydney from Monday July 15 to Sunday July

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Gallery: The Long Walk Brisbane 2019

500 people participated in Brisbane’s Long Walk, trekking the 2.3km from the Wheel of Brisbane to the Gabba, where they cheered on the Brisbane Lions in their game against Hawthorn.  The Walk was established 15 years ago by Michael Long,

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Gallery: Gold Coast v Sunshine Coast Inclusion Trials

Last Sunday, May 5, participants from the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast competed in an Inclusion game at Southpine Sports Complex.  Images have been supplied by Sue-Anne Tyrell.   

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Morningside Panthers to tackle discrimination this Mothers’ Day

By Ant Wingard The Morningside Panthers are taking a stand against discrimination this Mothers’ Day with the first Panthers Respect Community Fun Day. This Sunday, May 12, the Panthers will invite members of the wider community to partake in the

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National Inclusion Carnival headed to Sydney

The AFL is pleased to announce the 2019 AFL National Inclusion Carnival will be held in Sydney in July. Held annually, the AFL National Inclusion Carnival brings together male footballers with an intellectual disability from across the country to take

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AFL Community Ambassador registrations now open

AFL Queensland are on the look out for Community Ambassador for the 2019 season with registrations opening today, January 30. This year, AFL Community Ambassadors will carry the theme of Enjoyment, Engagement and Celebrating the Wins. Since its inception in

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Inclusion Grand Final takes centre stage at Schools Cup Grand Finals

By Ant Wingard When the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS face off on the field, the resulting outcome is usually one highlighted by intensity and evoked by a desire to be the state’s most dominant AFL side. But during

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