Junior & Youth

Toyota AFL Schools Ambassador: Dave Beasley

Bayview State School PE teacher Dave Beasley has been an advocate for AFL in schools for many years. Dave has been running AFL interschool competitions since 2017 and through the Sporting Schools program he has been able to run extra

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AFLQ Junior Coach of the Year: Pete Hutton

Pete has been an outstanding coach to the very lucky U8 Red Hot Roos junior AFL team at Coorparoo JAFC for four years. Pete lives and breathes footy and shares his passion with enormous enthusiasm to his team of boys

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Queensland clubs get behind the Toyota Australia Good for Footy Raffle

Thanks to the generous support of this year’s Toyota Australia Good for Footy Raffle clubs across Australia have raised $1 million, with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to community clubs around the nation. Impressively Queensland clubs the Jindalee Jaguars

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2021 SEQ Youth Player of the Match Winners

Congratulations to all youth teams who participated in Grand Finals across South East Queensland over the weekend.   Friday 3 September (Yeronga) U14 Division 4 Brisbane South – Hamish Lochran, Wynnum U12 Division 4 Brisbane North – Zachary Roberts, North

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Female, Finals, Junior & Youth, Top news, Youth Girls

Kedron AFC Dad named Philips Community Sports Dad of the Year

Father of three, Scott Peeler-Hammond from Wavell Heights in Brisbane is this year’s worthy winner of the Philips Community Sports Dad of the Year award. The award recognises dads in local communities across Australia who make a positive impact through

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Youth footy update – community sport ban lifted

In good news for footy, the Queensland Government announced on Wednesday that the ban on community sport in Southeast Queensland will be lifted at 4pm, Friday 20th August. Recognising that so many players across Southeast Queensland have missed out on

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Female, Junior & Youth, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Youth Girls

Information from Sport and Recreation Queensland re. community sport in SEQ

Please see the direction that has been provided to AFL Queensland by Sport and Recreation Queensland – Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport, regarding community sport in relation with the current restrictions for the 11 impacted South East Queensland Local Government

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Female, Junior & Youth, QAFL, QFA, QWAFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Youth Girls

Premiership winning Lions celebrate inaugural U9 girls competition

The inaugural Under 9 girls competition in South East Queensland (SEQ) has been celebrated with a gala night of Friday night footy. All Brisbane based teams came together at Coorparoo AFC to play their final round of fixtures and celebrate

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Rosie from Ipswich Eagles nabs a Auskicker of the year nomination

Rosie Thomson, from Queensland’s Ipswich Eagles NAB AFL Auskick Centre, became the envy of all Auskickers on Friday when she was announced as the weekly nominee for the 2021 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition. It was so much

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, Female, Junior & Youth, NAB AFL Auskick, Top news

SEQ Grand Finals locked in

The 2021 South East Queensland community Grand Finals have been announced, with football fans able to take in games stretching from Sandgate in North Brisbane through to Bond University on the Gold Coast. Match times and admission charges will be

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Female, Junior & Youth, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, QWFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news

AFL Queensland juniors set to celebrate Ronald McDonald House Charity Round

AFL Queensland is partnering with McDonalds Brisbane for the third annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Round across the South East Queensland Footy4Fun and Youth competition. The Charity Round will take place over July 30th – August 1st and provides clubs

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Junior & Youth, Northern Rivers, Top news

COVID-19 Update re. QLD/NSW Border Zone and what is means for AFLQ

With the New South Wales border zone now reinstated, the Queensland Government has declared organised sport as a permitted purpose for crossing the Queensland/New South Wales border. This means that organised junior, youth and senior football fixtures can go ahead

Posted in AFLQ, Darling Downs, Featured News, Junior & Youth, Northern Rivers, QAFLW, QFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news

Zillmere Vice President champions female coaches with women making up 40% of the coaching staff at the junior club

July marks the AFL’s inaugural Women’s Coaching Month, celebrating women in coaching across all levels of the game while promoting coaching as a pathway for women and girls in the football community. AFL Queensland will be shining a spotlight on

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, AFLW, Coaching, Featured News, Female, Junior & Youth, Top news, Youth Girls

RESULTS: QSS 10-12 Years Combined AFL State Championships

After four action packed days, the 2021 Queensland School Sport (QSS) 10-12 Years Combined AFL State Championships in Cairns has wrapped up! Congratulations to our two winning regions: Girls – South Coast Boys – Sunshine Coast A special shout out

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Female, Junior & Youth, Mackay, Northern Rivers, Regional, School, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Brisbane Lions visit SEQ schools and club

Yesterday, over forty Brisbane Lions players visited schools and community clubs across South East Queensland. Throughout the day players got involved in training drills, NAB AFL Auskick sessions and were generous with their time taking photos and signing hundreds of

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Coaching, Featured News, Female, Junior & Youth, NAB AFL Auskick, School, Schools, SEQ Community Football, Top news

Auskick Coordinator Champion!

Meet Lindsay from Collingwood Park Power AFL Auskick Program. He is in his fourth  year as an Auskick Coordinator and is doing an amazing job at Collingwood Park ensuring his Auskickers are enjoying themselves and learning about Aussie Rules! Thanks

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AROUND THE GROUNDS

Taking you around footy grounds across Queensland. This week we’re putting a spotlight on our Superstars Footy program. It was an action-packed Saturday morning at Morningside Panthers, hosting Carindale Cougars JAFC and Wynnum Vikings JAFC in week 3 of their

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Belgium recruit brings muscle to the Everton pack

She’s brought her muscles from Brussels and given the Everton Wolves under 15 girls side a Belgium boost. At 178cm tall, fifteen-year-old Catherine Vander Meulen’s played just four games of football but is already making her mark on the game.

Posted in AROUND THE GROUNDS, Featured News, Female, Junior & Youth, SEQ Community Football, Top news

Under 9 girls shine bright at Metricon Stadium

The littlest SUNS of the Gold Coast Sky warmed up the Metricon Stadium pitch on Saturday, as the first ever AFL Queensland under nine girls competition was officially launched. With the SUNS team song blaring from the speakers, fans in

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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

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

Morningside’s Ben Keays to play his 50th AFL game

Submitted by Peter Blucher. Ben Keays will play his 50th AFL game this weekend two years after it was a milestone that seemed impossible. The now 24-year-old Morningside junior has become a poster boy for the League’s “second-chance club”, turning

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Auskick Coordinator Champion!

Meet Adam from Kedron Lions AFC NAB AFL Auskick Program. He is a first year Auskick Coordinator and is doing an amazing job on the northside ensuring her Auskickers are enjoying themselves and learning about Aussie Rules! Thanks for all

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Junior & Youth, NAB AFL Auskick, Top news

Auskick Coordinator Champion!

Meet Tina from Bakers Creek AFC NAB AFL Auskick Program. She is a first year Auskick Coordinator and is doing an amazing job up north ensuring her Auskickers are enjoying themselves and learning about Aussie Rules! Thanks for all your

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Junior & Youth, Mackay, NAB AFL Auskick, Top news

AFL launches first dedicated program for junior coaches

For the first time coaches of junior footballers aged 7-12 can access a dedicated program of resources, with the AFL launching its Junior Coaching Curriculum.  The comprehensive program has been designed by industry experts to support coaches of young girls

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Junior & Youth, Mackay, Northern Rivers, Regional, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Gold Coast SUNS host their Junior Club Draft

Thousands of aspiring junior footballers throughout Queensland have had their dreams come true following the conclusion of the annual Gold Coast SUNS Macca’s Junior Draft. The SUNS junior footy initiative has been held over the last four years and aims

Posted in AFL, AFLW, Featured News, Junior & Youth, SEQ Community Football, Top news

“I feel I can do anything”

She’s already proven how tough she is, recovering from heart surgery as a nine-year-old but next week local Aussie rules player Faith Reeves will demonstrate courage of a different kind. The Helensvale State High School AFL Academy student and Pacific

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Free footies for all Queensland juniors in 2021

With footy fever still running hot in the Sunshine State, 2021 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for junior footy in Queensland. As part of its commitment to leave a legacy in Queensland following 2020, the AFL

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QAFLW star named as 2021 NAB AFLW Premiership Cup Ambassador

The AFL has today announced the 2021 NAB AFLW Premiership Cup Ambassador, along with seven NAB AFLW Community Cup Ambassadors at the official 2021 NAB AFLW Season launch. Yeronga South Brisbane Devils Football Club player, Jamie Howell has been selected

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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

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

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