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 Queensland on the move with Allied Pickfords!

AFLQ Media.  AFL Queensland is pleased to announce a new partnership with the world’s largest and most trusted removalist, Allied Pickfords. As a long-time supporter of community football, the name Allied Pickfords is synonymous with the Mackay and Darling Downs

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2020 Regional Umpire Manager position within AFL Mackay

AFL Queensland is now calling for applications for the 2020 Regional Umpire Manager (RUM) position within AFL Mackay.  The Regional Umpires Managers role is considered pivotal to AFLQ objectives of establishing and maintaining appropriate umpire management practices, including recruiting, training,

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Mackay

2019 AFL Mackay Junior Awards Night

Last Wednesday AFL Mackay recognised the achievements of local upcoming junior players, volunteers, coaches and parents at Harrup Park for the 2019 Mackay Isuzu UTE Junior Awards Night. AFL Queensland Competition & Club Development Manager – Mackay, Christina Likos commended all

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Mackay

Mackay local awarded prestigeous Troy Clarke Scholarship

Mackay’s Alana Gee has been awarded the 2019 Troy Clarke Scholarship, named after former Brisbane Bear and AFL Queensland Development Manager Troy Clarke. The scholarship is designed to support a young person from Regional Queensland who displays the core values

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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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McDonald’s joins AFL Mackay family

AFL Queensland are pleased to announce McDonald’s Mackay as the naming rights partner of the AFL Mackay Senior Women’s Competition. The partnership will continue until the 2021 season, with the competition to be named the AFL Mackay Women’s McDonald’s Cup.

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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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Regional footy returns in the Darling Downs, Capricornia and Mackay

By Ant Wingard Regional football will recommence this weekend as senior football across three of the state’s regions kicks off for season 2019. AFL Darling Downs In the west, an overhaul to the AFL Darling Downs Allied Pickfords Cup has

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Moranbah Bulldogs returns to AFL Mackay Allied Pickfords Cup

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard The community footprint of AFL Mackay will extend across the Central Highlands district in 2019 with the return of a recent senior premiership winning club. After a two-year hiatus, the Moranbah Bulldogs will compete once again in

Posted in Featured News, Mackay, Regional

Mackay to host QW Winter Series match

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland today announced that Mackay will host the Gold Coast SUNS and Brisbane Lions women’s teams for a Queensland Women’s Winter Series (QW Winter Series) match on 23 June. Fiona McLarty, Gold Coast SUNS Head of

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“We’re really excited”: Teams ready for 2019 Central Queensland Cup

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Bragging rights will be up for grabs in Queensland’s sugar capital this weekend as the best teams from two respective regions prepare to face off. After tasting premiership success in their respective AFL Mackay and AFL

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Level 2 Coaching Course registrations available for Gold Coast, Mackay and Cairns

With the 2019 football season fast approaching, registrations are once again available for the AFL Queensland Level 2 Coaching Course. Once again, the course will take place over just one day for both senior and youth ranks in a hybrid

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Regional Bragging Rights On Offer in JLT Curtain Raiser

By AFLQ Media Central Queensland bragging rights will be on offer once again, when 2018 AFL Capricornia Premiers Yeppoon Swans face off against 2018 AFL Mackay Premiers, Whitsunday Sea Eagles.  The two seaside clubs will be pitted against each other

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AFL Mackay Announces Inaugural Advisory Board Members

AFL Queensland today announced the appointment of the inaugural AFL Mackay Advisory Board. Over the past two years AFL Queensland has worked closely with Affiliate League boards and clubs on a new governance model that is aimed at reducing volunteer workload and

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Mackay, Regional

Coaching: Level 2 Coaching Course Announcements

With season 2019 fast approaching, AFL Queensland has received plenty of interest regarding the Level 2 Senior Coaching Course at Aspley’s Graham Road Oval facility on November 17. Given the enormity of applicants registered for the course ahead of this

Posted in AFLQ, Capricornia, Coaching, Featured News, Mackay

GC SUNS Women to play games in Mackay

By Thomas Beverly, Gold Coast SUNS The Gold Coast SUNS are pleased to announce a new destination partnership for our Women’s AFL Football program with the Mackay Regional Council. The four-year partnership will see the SUNS Women’s team play a

Posted in AFLW, Featured News, Mackay

AFL Mackay lights up for historic Grand Final

By Barry Gibson All roads lead to Harrup Park for this Saturday’s AFL Mackay Grand Finals. In the men’s game reigning Premiers Whitsunday Sea Eagles will be up against the Eastern Swans in a historic night final, while in the

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Around the Regions Finals Review

By Barry Gibson There was finals action aplenty across regional Queensland last weekend. Rain. Wind. Heat. Sunshine. Tears of joy. Tears on anguish. Big crowds. The footy had it all. The heavens opened up on the Darling Downs for their

Posted in Darling Downs, Featured News, Finals, Front Page, Mackay, Mount Isa, Northern Rivers, Regional, Townsville

“It was just magic”: five-goal hero Chris Dunbar stars in his 500th game

By Ant Wingard  Chris Dunbar has saved one of the best performances of a 29-year playing career for his historic 500th game as his North Mackay Saints rose to the occasion to celebrate an upset victory. The 46-year-old booted five

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“It’s a great honour.” North Mackay’s Chris Dunbar reaches historic 500 game milestone

By Ant Wingard This weekend, North Mackay Saints veteran Chris Dunbar will etch his name into AFL Queensland folklore. That’s if he hadn’t done so already. Dunbar has already experienced a lot throughout his career, played entirely with his hometown

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Mackay boy learning the ropes

By Terry Wilson MACKAY product Nick Kempe is determined to take full advantage of an opportunity handed to him as a kid from the country to make the grade in Australian rules football. A speedy, skilled wingman/flanker type, Kempe is

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AFL Mackay launches OTLR welfare support program

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard AFL Mackay has this week launched a ground-breaking welfare and education program for their the local football community in conjunction with key stakeholders in the region. The roll out of Outside the Locker Room (OTLR), a program

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Flash Footy debuts at Mackay carnival

It was footy in paradise at its best on the weekend when Airlie Beach played host to the annual AFL Mackay pre-season carnival. An added feature this year was the introduction of a women’s Flash Footy tournament, which had overwhelming

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