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Spotlight on AFLQ Umpires

To celebrate Community Umpiring Week, we’re recognising some of our superstar team in green! Here’s a bit on how they got involved, why they love it and advice for those wanting to give it a go. Profile #1: NAME: Ben Johnson. DISCIPLINE

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10 Queenslanders invited to 2022 NAB AFLW Draft Combine

10 Queenslanders have been invited to take part in the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft Combine, with the AFL releasing the full list of invitees today.  This year’s NAB AFLW Draft Combine will again be state-based, with dates and locations to

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3 Queenslanders named in 2022 NAB AFLW Academy Squad

Three Queenslanders have been selected in the 2022 NAB AFLW Academy squad to face off against the Under-23 All Stars. Gold Coast SUNS Academy products Fleur Davies and Alana Gee; who hails from Mackay in Central Queensland, and Ella Smith

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Head Coaches locked in for AFL Mackay City vs Country ANZAC Day Clash

Two former Mackay senior coaches will take on Head Coach duties in this weekend’s AFL Mackay City vs Country Men’s match. Brad Best, of the Mackay City Hawks will coach City Mens, while former Whitsunday Sea Eagles Coach, Luke Sommerville, heads

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AFL Mackay City vs Country Anzac Day Clash back in 2022

Country against City. It’s a tried and tested battle, where the best city players fight it out against the best country players and it’s back on the AFL Mackay calendar in 2022. Hosted by the Magpies Sporting Club for the

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Females lead a stellar line up of coaches for the inaugural NQ vs. SQ Intrastate Women’s Rep Clash

Gold Coast SUNS AFLW player Jamie Stanton and former All-Australian Jo Butland have been named as the two Head Coaches for the inaugural North Queensland (NQ) vs. South Queensland (SQ) Intrastate Women’s Rep Clash.  The game, to be played on

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, AFLW, Capricornia, Coaching, Featured News, Female, Mackay, QAFLW, Representative Football, SEQ Community Football, Talent, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

AFLQ welcomes back Tackle Your Feelings program

For the second year running, AFL Queensland has partnered with the Tackle Your Feelings (TYF) program to make mental health training available to community coaches in 2022.  Tackle Your Feelings is a free mental health training program for community AFL

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Coaching, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, Northern Rivers, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, Regional, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Community football welcomes golden opportunity

Every Australian woman, man, girl and boy who registers to play, coach, umpire, volunteer or administer community football has the opportunity to share in more than $370,000 prizes as part of an AFL push to get people back to their

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NQ vs. SQ Men’s Rep Clash Head Coaches Locked In

It’s been a five-year apprenticeship under one of the Masters of the North Queensland (NQ) vs. South Queensland (SQ) Intrastate Rep Program. 2022 will see Rory Lake, SQ Assistant Coach under Danny Craven for the past five years, take over

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, Capricornia, Coaching, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QFA, Representative Football, SEQ Community Football, Talent, Top news, Wide Bay

14 Queensland female footy teams get new gear with Toyota

The AFL and Toyota are proud to announce the 2022 Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grant program recipients ahead of the AFLW Toyota Good for Footy Round, 11 – 13 February. For the third year running, Toyota is providing 100 female

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, AFLW, Capricornia, Featured News, Female, Mackay, QAFLW, SEQ Community Football, Top news

NQ vs. SQ rivalry heats up with addition of Women’s Rep Clash in 2022

July 2nd, 2022, will mark an important milestone in the evolution of women’s football across Queensland with the playing of the first ever North Queensland vs. South Queensland women’s Intrastate Rep Clash. With women’s footy gaining year on year momentum,

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QAFLW, QWFA, SEQ Community Football, Talent, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

2022 NAB AFL and AFLW Academy squads named

Five Queensland products have been named in the 2022 NAB AFL and AFLW Academies. Fleur Davies (Southport), sister of the Gold Coast SUNS player Giselle is in the mix, alongside her SUNS Academy teammate Alana Gee, who hails from Mackay.

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AFL announces Women’s Coach Acceleration Program

The AFL is pleased to launch the Women’s Coach Acceleration Program to fast-track the development of women in coaching and assist in their progression to senior coaching roles across both AFL and AFLW programs. All AFL clubs can apply to be

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2022 Community Football Registrations Set to Open on December 1

PlayHQ is here! The transition to the new competition management platform was delayed until December 1st to ensure ample data had come across in to the new system, and to allow all of our fantastic club staff the opportunity to be

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, Capricornia, Club Management, Darling Downs, Featured News, Junior & Youth, Mackay, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, QWFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

2022 AFLQ Schools Cup Nominations Open

Nominations to be part of the 2022 AFLQ Schools Cup are now open. More than 12,000 participants in 608 teams competed in 2021, making the competition its biggest year yet! Will your school be part of the action in 2022?

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Moranbah Bulldogs AFC undergoes a facelift

The lights are on, the fence is up and the deer and hoons have been stopped in their tracks! An exciting renovation for the Moranbah Bulldogs AFC at E. C. Stevenson Oval is now complete. President Stephen Thompson said the

Posted in AFLQ, Facilities, Featured News, Mackay, Top news

AFL Queensland apparel suppliers

AFL Queensland has entered a two-year agreement with five apparel suppliers that will conclude 31st October, 2023. Information on the apparel suppliers can be found at; https://www.aflq.com.au/official-suppliers/ All license agreements are two years and clubs should not enter agreements with apparel suppliers

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Community footy to transition to all new registration and administrative platform

Community football across Australia will benefit from a new registration and administrative platform with leagues and clubs transitioning to PlayHQ for the 2022 season and beyond. PlayHQ puts end users – club administrators, participants and volunteers – first, after research

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, Northern Rivers, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, QWFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

An open letter from Gillon McLachlan, AFL CEO

To everyone involved in community football in 2021 – thank you! To everyone involved in community football leagues, clubs and programs across Australia, I want to say a sincere thank you for bringing the game back in what has been

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Female, Finals, Mackay, Mount Isa, Northern Rivers, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Volunteers, Wide Bay

Statement re. AFL Mackay Grand Finals

On Thursday (26 August), Harrup Park advised AFL Queensland that they had secured three international women’s ODI fixtures and as a result AFL Mackay would be unable to host the six Grand Finals booked for Saturday, 11 September. An alternate

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Finals, Mackay, Top news

Nominations for the 2022 AFLW Community Ambassador program now open

AFL Queensland is calling for nominations for the 2022 AFLW Community Ambassador program. The AFLW Community Cup Ambassador program was established in 2021 to recognise members of the football community who have been instrumental in facilitating and nurturing the remarkable

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Queenslander Will Ditchburn nabs Auskicker of the year nomination!

Will Ditchburn, from Queensland’s North Mackay Saints NAB AFL Auskick Centre, became the envy of all Auskickers on Friday when he was announced as the weekly nominee for the 2021 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition. Will’s mum, Renee

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Queenslanders dominate 2021 U19 Allies Squad announcement

13 Queenslanders will fly the flag for the Allies when the NAB AFL Under 19 Championships kicks off next month on the Gold Coast, with the AFL today announcing the initial 2021 squad. Representing the north of the state includes

Posted in AFL, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, NAB AFL Draft, QAFL, Talent, Top news, VFL

NQ triumph in the NQ v SQ Intrastate Rep Clash

Two hours after they got off the plane in Cairns, South Queensland came out firing. Booting three goals and a behind in the first 15 minutes, the NQ v SQ Intrastate Rep game at Cazaly’s Stadium looked like it could

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QFA, Representative Football, Top news, Wide Bay

Cairns turns it on ahead of the NQ v SQ Intrastate Rep Clash

As winter makes it’s self known across Queensland and the South East of the state shivers through a “cold snap”, North Queensland (NQ) Coach Aaron Davey hopes the tropical conditions add the finishing touches to the “strongest NQ side in

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QFA, Regional, Representative Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

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

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

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Mackay, QAFL, QAFLW, Regional, Top news, Townsville

Teams announced ahead of NQ v SQ Rep Intrastate Clash

All roads lead to Cairns this Saturday for the seventh instalment of the annual senior men’s North Queensland (NQ) versus South Queensland (SQ) Intrastate Clash. Both coaches have announced their final teams, with a plethora of new faces set to

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QFA, Representative Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

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

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Mackay, Multicultural, QAFL, QAFLW, Regional, Top news

RESULTS: QSS 13-15 Years Combined AFL State Championships

Congratulations to everyone that took part in the 2021 Queensland School Sport (QSS) 13-15 Years Combined AFL State Championships at Harrup Park, Mackay (27th – 30th May).  A special mention to South Coast who took out the boys and girls

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