Indigenous

Design and Stories: Indigenous Round

This weekend, ovals across the country will pulse with the vibrant heartbeat of Indigenous culture. The Indigenous Round, an annual celebration honouring the invaluable contributions of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, takes centre stage. As players stride onto the

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2023 Queensland Football Hall of Fame – Che Cockatoo-Collins

It’s a curious misnomer in football that Che Cockatoo-Collins is not a Queenslander. Just ask him. Born in Brisbane, he moved to Cairns at three and played his early football with the Cairns United, now Cairns City Cobras, at what

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Garbutt Magpies soar at Qld Reconciliation Awards

The Garbutt Magpies Sporting and Cultural Association have been recognised at the 2023 Queensland Reconciliation Awards for the fantastic work they do within their community through sport. The Garbutt Magpies have strong ties to First Nations practices and create and

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Umpires join in on Sir Doug Nicholls celebrations

Our community umpires joining in on the Sir Doug Nicholls Round celebrations with these deadly designs by local artists Jacob Severs and Rhan Hooper. The overall message of this design is about community spirit and the coming together of all

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Rockhampton Club Celebrates Sir Doug Nicholls Round with Special Guernsey

For the first time, all teams at the Glenmore Bulls Australian Football Club will don their Indigenous guernsey for Sir Doug Nicholls Round to recognises the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions to the great game of Australian Football. The

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Lions and SUNS reveal Indigenous Guernseys

One of the many highlights of Sir Doug Nicholls Round is the stunning, specially designed jumpers and the fascinating stories behind them.  The Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS have unveiled their 2023 Indigenous Guernseys to be worn throughout the

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Indigenous Ambassadors announced for Sir Doug Nichols Round

Each year the AFL recognises Sir Doug Nicholls Round in May to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and its contribution to our game. Community clubs across Queensland and Northern New South Wales mark the occasion with their own

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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.

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2022 AFL Cape York House Awards Night

 AFL Cape York House recently celebrated the highest number of students finishing secondary school, with 12 students graduating at the Awards Night earlier this month.  Since starting in 2013, AFL Cape York House’s purpose is to provide opportunities for young,

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Job Advertisement – Business Operations Manager at AFL Cape York

We have an exciting and rare opportunity for a Full-time Business Operations Manager to join our team! AFL Cape York’s (AFLCY’s) mission is to strengthen resilience, provide positive life experience and opportunities to Indigenous Australians through culturally appropriate education, sporting

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Queenslanders announced in national Woomeras and Medleys squads

The AFL has announced squads for Sunday’s match between the Woomeras and Medleys, featuring the country’s most promising Indigenous and multicultural under-16 girls footballers. Six girls from Queensland have been named in the national squads representing the best Indigenous and

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Celebrating Sir Doug Nicholls Round in Queensland

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and contribution to our game is being celebrated across Queensland as part of Sir Doug Nicholls Round. From the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS who will play home games this weekend to local

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Queenslanders named in national Woomeras and Medleys teams to face off in June

Six girls from Queensland have been named in national squads representing the best Indigenous and multicultural talent. Players from across the country will come together to form the Indigenous side, the Woomeras, and the multicultural team, the Medleys. The teams

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AFL Cape York House GM Rick Hanlon named Cairns Citizen of the Year

Story courtesy of Cairns Regional Council: A former sportsman who turned his passion for football into an avenue to helping the prospects of Indigenous youths has been named the Cairns region’s Citizen of the Year. In a breakfast ceremony at

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AFL Cape York House stands up to domestic and family violence

The 45 young men who call AFL Cape York House for Boys home during the school year have hosted their annual Stand Up Against Domestic and Family Violence High Tea for more than 220 women. The boys, aged 11 to

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AFL Final match to be broadcast in Yolngu Matha language

The AFL is pleased to announce the 2021 Toyota AFL First Semi-Final match between the Brisbane Lions and Western Bulldogs will be broadcast in traditional Yolngu Matha language for the first time.   The history-making broadcast will be conducted by

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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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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

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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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AFLW star presents Toowoomba Tigers with their Indigenous guernseys for Sir Doug Nicholls Round

The unveiling of the Toowoomba Tigers Indigenous guernsey at training last night was made a little extra special with a visit from AFLW Premiership winning player Dakota Davidson. The Brisbane Lions superstar and proud Gunditjmara/Ngarrindjeri woman, presented the guernseys to

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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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The many ways in which we’re celebrating Sir Doug Nicholls Round across Queensland

The annual Sir Doug Nicholls Round, formerly known as AFL Indigenous Round, sees the AFL community celebrate and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their contribution to Australian Football. Sir Doug, who epitomised the spirit of reconciliation, played

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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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Courtney Hodder named Round Eight NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star nominee

Brisbane Lions livewire Courtney Hodder is responsible for the highlight of the AFLW Round 8 after she spoiled a Kangaroos defender, kept her feet and snapped a goal on her right foot to seal a 15-point win over North Melbourne at

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For the first time it’s a full house at AFL Cape York House

Like any house the week school goes back, it’s a flurry of activity and anticipation. And at AFL’s Cape York House, it’s no different. 100 young people, who hail from remote parts of Far North Queensland, are settling into their

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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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Queenslanders named in 2019 AFL Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs and World Team Squads

Yesterday the AFL announced the 2019 Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs and World Team squads set to play two exhibition matches in Melbourne next month. Selected by NGA Managers and AFL Club recruiters, following a state talent program and talent identification

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AFL Queensland extends commitment to Reconciliation

AFL Queensland today launched their Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2020 and officially opened the ‘Yarning Circle’. The Innovate RAP and The Yarning Circle were launched by AFL Queensland CEO Dean Warren, along with Mr Mark Bailey, Minister for Main Roads and Transport. The

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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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