Indigenous

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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Gallery: Sir Doug Nicholls Round

Across the country, Sir Doug Nicholls Round was celebrated to recognise and celebrate the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the game of Australian Rules football.  Here is how clubs and competitions across Queensland celebrated Sir Doug

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Sir Doug Nicholls Round: “It’s about being part of a family”

By Alice Barker Emma MacNeill is one of many Indigenous footballers currently plying their trade in Queensland’s competitions. A proud indigenous woman, MacNeill hails from Kununurra in the Western Desert where she is a proud Martu woman. She is also

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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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Brisbane celebrates The Long Walk 2018

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard On Sunday, June 10, AFL Queensland partnered with The Long Walk, the Brisbane Lions and Deadly Choices for the 2018 Brisbane Long Walk to commemorate the Sir Douglas Nicholls Indigenous Round. Over 570 members of the public

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U15’s Male Diversity Championship Teams Announced

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Two Queensland representative teams have today been announced for the 2018 Under 15 Boys squads to compete in the Male Diversity Championships taking place from April 13-19 in Blacktown, New South Wales. The National Diversity Championships

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Gold Coast Suns size up pair of aces from the Far North

By Samuel Davis, The Cairns Post The Gold Coast Suns may have their very own Far North Queensland odd couple with Kowanyama’s Fitzroy Greenwool and Torres Strait Islander Tui Lowah joining their development program – that is, unless another club pinches

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Diversity Champs Results: UPDATED

  DAY 3 ALL NATIONS Match 15 VIC defeated NT Final Score: VIC – 8.10.58 NT – 0.0.0 VIC Goal Kickers: Amanda Ling (3), Melanie Hope (2), Nyakoat Doijoik (2) and Tarrah Delgado (1) VIC Best Players: Nyakoat Doijoik, Amanda

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AFLQ launches Reconciliation Action Plan

AFL Queensland today launched the organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plan as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations. Speaking at the launch, AFL Queensland CEO, Dean Warren, said the Reconciliation Action Plan formalises AFL Queensland’s commitment to further strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and

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Talking Indigenous Round with Kapun Morris

One of the most special things about Indigenous Round for skilful Labrador midfielder Kapun Morris, is that he gets to play footy on his country, which, as a member of the Kombumerri Tribe, is the Gold Coast region. “I’m fortunate

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GC Juniors celebrate Indigenous Round

Community clubs across the state are joining celebrations for Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round. Broadbeach Cats Juniors are just one club making a feature of it, with all Friday night and Saturday games highlighting the significance of the round. Prior

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The incredible story of Frank Ivory

Before commencing a highly decorated rugby career in 1891, an outstanding Indigenous athlete with an amazing story emerged from the Maryborough representative Australian football team of 1889. Maryborough’s Frank Ivory, along with Jack Hensler (1884 − Gympie), were the only

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Talking Indigenous Round with Jesse Green

Indigenous Round is always a significant time of year for silky Mt Gravatt midfielder Jesse Green. To Jesse, it’s special that there’s a time to showcase the incredible contribution that Indigenous culture has made to the game of Aussie rules.

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Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round launched

The AFL launched the 2017 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round today in Melbourne’s Parliament Gardens outside a statue of Sir Doug and Lady Gladys Nicholls. This is the eleventh year the AFL has celebrated Indigenous Round and the

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AFL Cape York House for Girls gets green light

AFL Queensland CEO, Mr. Dean Warren, today welcomed Federal Government funding to support the building of AFL Cape York House for Girls. AFL Cape York House is a residential facility in Cairns for young Indigenous men from remote Indigenous communities across Cape York

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Rick Hanlon awarded OAM

Cape York Regional Manager Rick Hanlon has been recognised with an Order of Australia Medal in today’s Australia Day honours for his services to Australian Rules Football. Following a successful Australian Football career in Tasmania, Mr Hanlon moved to Cairns

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