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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

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, AFLW, Capricornia, Coaching, Darling Downs, Featured News, Female, Mackay, Northern Rivers, Top news, Townsville

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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AROUND THE GROUNDS

Taking you around footy grounds across Queensland. There were some sweet victories in the Sugar Capital of Australia – Mackay at the weekend! On a sunny Sunday at  the Magpies Sporting Club the Mackay Magpies AFC hosted Baker Creek Tigers

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Fresh faces headline the NQ squad list

Former Essendon listed player Jake Long; son of Bombers legend and Norm Smith Medallist, Michael Long, headlines the North Queensland (NQ) squad list which AFL Queensland has announced. The squad will compete in next month’s Queensland representative clash against South

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Featured News, Mackay, Representative Football, Top news, Townsville

EXIMM partners with AFL Queensland to celebrate 2021 Pride Round

AFL Queensland is proud to announce a partnership with EXIMM for their 2021 state-wide Pride Round. The EXIMM Pride Round will take place across Queensland on the weekend of 14-16th of May and will celebrate diversity and inclusion across the

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Female, Mackay, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, QWAFA, QWAFL, QWFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Guidelines for concussion management in community football

The AFL has released its updated guidelines for the management of concussion in Australian football at all levels of the game outside of the AFL and AFLW competitions for 2021. In considering the best practice management of sport-related concussion, the

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

NAB AFL Auskickers ‘Grill’ McLachlan

By AFL Media. It’s that time of year again… tell the kids to lace up their boots and get a drink bottle ready, the 2021 NAB AFL Auskick season has commenced nationwide. For some Queensland kids, the season has already

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, NAB AFL Auskick, Northern Rivers, Top news, Wide Bay

AFL Queensland statement – Vale Paul ‘Fowlesy’ Fowles

AFL Queensland wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Paul Fowles following his sudden passing on Friday. Paul is survived by wife Melissa and sons Bryce and Brendan.    Paul or ‘Fowlesy’ as he was

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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

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Who’s who coming through the Queensland ranks

We spoke with Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS Academy teams to compile the list of the top talent coming through the Queensland ranks: Brisbane 1. Jaspa Fletcher Club: Sherwood Son of Adrian. He plays inside, wing or forward. Possesses

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Footy in Mackay ready to kick off in 2021

AFL Mackay has unveiled the fixtures for the 2021 senior competitions, with round one to kick off on April 10.  For the first time ever, all senior clubs in Mackay will have both Men’s and Women’s teams in the senior

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AFL Queensland statement – Vale Chris “CD” Dunbar

Head of AFL Queensland, Trisha Squires: “On behalf of AFL Queensland, we send our love and support to the Dunbar family, the North Mackay Saints Football Club and the wider AFL Mackay football community, following the tragic passing of Chris

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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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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,

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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

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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

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Mackay, Mount Isa, Multicultural, Northern Rivers, Regional, Top news

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.

Posted in AFL, Featured News, Mackay, Regional, Top news

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