Two Queenslanders set for Flying Boomerangs Leadership Program

Two of Queensland’s most gifted Indigenous and Multicultural footballers will have the opportunity to learn alongside some of the best in the country in a fortnight’s time. Queensland pair Austin Harris and Cody Harrison will make the trip to Darwin

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AIIC Brisbane win 2018 Bachar Houli Cup

By Ant Wingard Australian International Islamic College Brisbane has taken out the 2018 Bachar Houli Cup. The competition was hosted by AFL Queensland at Leyshon Park, Yeronga, last Friday, August 10, with over 50 Islamic school students participating. The Bachar

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AFL Queensland prepares for 2018 Queensland Multicultural Awards

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard This Saturday, August 19, AFL Queensland has again been nominated for a prestigious award at the Queensland Government 2018 Queensland Multicultural Awards. We are among four organisations in the running for the Multicultural Queensland Ambassador Award

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AFL Queensland Multicultural Action Policy

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AFL Queensland launches Multicultural Action Plan

By Larissa Mouttou AFL Queensland today launched the organisation’s Multicultural Action Plan as part of Queensland Multicultural Month celebrations. A driving strategy for the AFL Queensland Diversity Board, the purpose of the Multicultural Action Plan is to work with community

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Bachar Houli Cup begins tomorrow

By Ant Wingard The Bachar Houli Cup will return to Leyshon Park in 2018 with games commencing tomorrow, August 10. In 2018, the competition will engage more than 5000 Islamic school students ages 12-17 across Australia. An initiative between the

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SUNS to deliver Multicultural Schools Program across Multicultural Month

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard The Gold Coast SUNS are committed to engaging with the next generation this Queensland Multicultural Month through their Multicultural Schools Program. The Multicultural Schools Program encourages social cohesion through the themes of leadership, teamwork, encouragement and

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AFL Queensland Celebrates Multicultural Month

  This August we celebrate Queensland Multicultural Month, the state’s largest multicultural celebration bringing together people from across the state to perform, share, taste, listen learn and acknowledge that, while we may come from different cultures, we all love living

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AFL Queensland selected as a Multicultural Queensland Ambassador finalist

By Mark Ensor AFL Queensland has been selected as a Multicultural Queensland Ambassador finalist for the 2018 Queensland Multicultural Awards. Following the success of winning the 2017 Queensland Multicultural Community Sector award (AFLQ Diversity Employment Program – Click Here), AFLQ

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U15’s Male Diversity Championship Teams Announced

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Two Queensland representative teams have today been announced for the 2018 Under 15 Boys squads to compete in the Male Diversity Championships taking place from April 13-19 in Blacktown, New South Wales. The National Diversity Championships

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Miyakonojo Delegation Tour Moreton Bay

Delegates from the Japanese city Miyakonojo toured the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex at Burpengary on Wednesday afternoon, as part of a sister city arrangement with the Moreton Bay Regional Council. The visitors toured the 13 million dollar facilities, looking

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AFLQ World Fiesta

Now in its third year, the AFL Queensland World Fiesta is a unique event that celebrates cultural diversity through Australian Football, food and family entertainment. AFLQ World Fiesta 2017 will be held at Leyshon Park, Yeronga on Friday July 28.

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Talking Indigenous Round with Jesse Green

Indigenous Round is always a significant time of year for silky Mt Gravatt midfielder Jesse Green. To Jesse, it’s special that there’s a time to showcase the incredible contribution that Indigenous culture has made to the game of Aussie rules.

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Redcliffe Tiger takes footy to Indonesia

Barry Anderson went overseas hoping to develop a love for AFL in young Indonesians, but he got more than he ever expected when Indonesia won the inaugural All-Asia Cup. When Barry and his family packed up their Brisbane home for

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AFL U15 Youth Oceania Cup Grand Final Result

GRAND FINAL Nauru Stars 4-3-27 Def Fiji Jnr Tribe 3-3-21 What a fantastic, tough game of football both these teams played. The match was played at a fierce pace with the Fiji team taking it right up to the reigning

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Reuben Williams’ Story

Young Brisbane Lions footballer Reuben William and his family are the focus of the second of a series of three short films celebrating cultural diversity in Australian Football. Reuben’s story, produced by independent filmmaker Amie Batalibasi, explores the 18-year-old’s journey

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PNG’s weekend in Queensland

For PNG, competing in the 2016 AFL Queensland Youth Girls State Championships was about much more than wins or losses. It was about the journey. This is how their weekend unfolded.

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10 Queenslanders get national talent call-up

The 2016 Female Diversity Championships was not only a week of standout Queensland performances by our two teams, but also the individuals. 10 Queenslanders were selected across two national talent programs for 2017, following their performances during the week. The

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Four days of Fijian education

Last week, AFL Fiji embarked on four days of education. On the agenda were the issues not just AFL Fiji staff, but community members deal with head on in their day-to-day lives. The aim of the week was to help

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From Scotland to the Gabba?

Her journey may have started in Scotland, but Jemma Abbott is hoping it ends up on the Gabba. Abbot, 17, a member of the Queensland Youth Girl’s Academy and Maroochydore QWAFA player, was born and lived in Scotland until she

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Four countries, one game for Macanawai

When it comes to multicultural influences in the QAFL, UQ young-gun Jonathan Macanawai ticks all the boxes. On the field, Macanawai, 18, is in the conversation as one of the best young players in the league. Off the field, he

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Toara on top of the world

From playing Auskick and club footy, to captaining the AFL Under 16 World Team, Toara Marango has had an eventful start to his football journey. A product of the AFL Queensland Diversity Talent Pathway, his family are Australian Football fans,

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Multicultural Ambassador profile: Finlay Blacklock

It all began with the kicking of a ball for Finlay Blacklock, one of AFL Queensland’s Australia Post AFL Multicultural Community Ambassadors. Born in Edinburgh, to a Scottish mother and an Australian father, his family decided to pack everything up

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AFL Multicultural Round launched

The AFL officially launched the 2016 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round today at the Female Orphan School in the Parramatta campus of Western Sydney University. The Toyota AFL Multicultural Round highlights the contribution different communities have made to Australian Football, while

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Bruce Reville awarded 2016 Troy Clarke Scholarship

Wide Bay’s Bruce Reville has been awarded the 2016 Troy Clarke Scholarship,  named after the former Brisbane Bears player and respected AFL Queensland Game Development Manager who passed away in 2013 at just 44 years of age. The scholarship is

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Diversity Champs kick off in Townsville

By Wesley Hull Under the lights on a beautiful, mild Townsville night, the 2016 National Diversity Championships got under way with an opening ceremony at Tony Ireland Stadium. With a cooling light breeze to welcome the event, an enthusiastic crowd,

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Diversity Champs to kick off in Townsville

The Under 15 AFL National Diversity Championships will begin this Sunday April 3 at Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville, the traditional land of the Bindal and Wulgurukaba people. Currently in its third year, the AFL National Diversity Championships has been developed

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Cake cut on 150-year celebrations

Beautiful Burleigh Heads provided the perfect backdrop to launch the 150-year celebrations of footy in Queensland and 2016 AFL season today. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan was joined by AFLQ Chief Dean Warren, as well as SUNS’ and Lions’ captains Gary

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Nauru All-Stars to play in SEQ

This week, South East Queensland is playing host to the AFL Nauru All-Stars team Twenty-two of AFL Nauru’s best, combined with a few players from local communities in Queensland, will play two games against South East Queensland teams this weekend.

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Burpengary puts on a QLD footy show

Nearly 4000 fans packed into the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex on Sunday for a Queensland football showcase. Hot and blustery conditions certainly didn’t impact the atmosphere of the day, played on a Burpengary deck that would rival anywhere in

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