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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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