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SUNS launch new female coaching scholarship 

By SUNS Media. The Gold Coast SUNS have today launched an exciting new initiative aimed at developing the next crop of professional female coaches. The club is offering two scholarships to female coaches across all the SUNS talent regions of the

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLW, Featured News, Female, Northern Rivers, QAFLW, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville

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

2021 McDonald’s Youth Footy B&F Winners

Congratulations to all of our Best and Fairest award winners from the 2021 McDonald’s SEQ Youth Football season.    McDonald’s U12 Division 1 North Noah Cameron Wilston Grange  McDonald’s U12 Division 1 South Taj Murray Burleigh McDonald’s U12 Division 2

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Finals, Northern Rivers, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Youth Girls

SEQ Community Football Awards Season

Queensland State League Awards (Grogan/Zielke Medal Night) In light of the ever-changing COVID situation, the difficult decision has been made to make the 2021 AFL Queensland State League Awards night a virtual event. How fortunate we are in Southeast Queensland

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2021 Byron Bay AFL9s Invitational cancelled

It’s with a very heavy heart that AFL Queensland confirms the 2021 Byron Bay AFL9s Invitational has been cancelled. We have made the difficult decision on the back of the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty around travel

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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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AFL Queensland juniors set to celebrate Ronald McDonald House Charity Round

AFL Queensland is partnering with McDonalds Brisbane for the third annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Round across the South East Queensland Footy4Fun and Youth competition. The Charity Round will take place over July 30th – August 1st and provides clubs

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COVID-19 Update re. QLD/NSW Border Zone and what is means for AFLQ

With the New South Wales border zone now reinstated, the Queensland Government has declared organised sport as a permitted purpose for crossing the Queensland/New South Wales border. This means that organised junior, youth and senior football fixtures can go ahead

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Byron Bay AFL9s is back!

Byron Bay is best known for its surf and music festivals but come October the beachside town turns footy-mad with a two-day AFL9s carnival. The AFL9s Byron Bay Invitational will be held at Cavanbah Centre Byron Bay, a state-of-the-art multipurpose

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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

SQ squad list announced ahead of SQ v NQ Rep clash

South Queensland (SQ) will rely on a mix of new talent and experience when they take on North Queensland (NQ) in the upcoming Queensland representative clash. AFL Queensland has today revealed the SQ squad list, which is headlined by former

Posted in Darling Downs, Featured News, Northern Rivers, QFA, Representative Football, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Wide Bay

Umpiring numbers in the green, but more needed

More people are playing footy in Queensland than ever before, but everyone knows a footy game can’t be played without the umpires. To tackle the issue head on, AFL Queensland has put the call out for retired footballers, ex-umpires, students

Posted in AFL, AFLW, Capricornia, Featured News, Female, Inclusion, Junior & Youth, Northern Rivers, QAFL, QAFLW, Top news, Umpires

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 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

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Junior & Youth, Mackay, Northern Rivers, Regional, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

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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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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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

NEAFL Fixture Released

The North East Australian Football League is heading to Lismore, Maroochydore and Wollongong for the first time in its history as part of a record number of regional matches scheduled in the 2018 NEAFL Fixture. With the addition of NEAFL

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QFA Northern Rivers Grand Final Previews

Byron Bay vs. Tweed Coast Excluding their round 13 shock loss to the Ballina Bombers, the Byron Magpies have terrorized the QFA Northern Rivers competition, dealing out some emphatic victories this season. Standing in the way of a Magpie premiership

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Front Page, Northern Rivers

New QAFA Northern Rivers comp launched

AFL Queensland, in conjunction with AFL North Coast, today launched an exciting new QAFA Northern Rivers competition. The innovative new structure will see four teams from the Northern Rivers and four from the New South Wales North Coast compete in

Posted in Featured News, Northern Rivers, Regional, SEQ Community Football

Mothers day milestone for Northern Rivers Juniors

Not only was Sunday Mother’s day,  it also marked a significant milestone in the history  of AFL Northern Rivers Juniors. The Tweed Coast Tigers hosted the inaugural round of the Under 12 Girls competition at Round Mountain Oval, Pottsville. This is the

Posted in Female, Front Page, Northern Rivers, Regional

Girls invited to join Northern Rivers teams

The recent growth in girl’s school football across the Northern Rivers region will see the introduction of Under 15 and Under 18 youth girls teams with girls aged 13 to 18 invited to join. The girls will have access to

Posted in Front Page, Northern Rivers

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