QAFL Rising Star

Labrador does all of the Wright things to secure the QAFL Colts Flag

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend Ruckman Nathan Wright has made the ultimate statement to the Queensland AFL competition with a remarkable best-on-ground effort to guide Labrador to the 2021 Colts premiership over Broadbeach at Fankhauser Reserve in Southport last Saturday.  

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Cats end 25-year drought to claim maiden QAFL Flag

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend   Broadbeach is the toast of the Queensland AFL after breaking through for its maiden QAFL Senior Premiership when it took down Maroochydore at Fankhauser Reserve in Southport on Saturday.   In a blockbuster contest played

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QAFL Grand Final Showdown Preview: Broadbeach v Maroochydore

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend THE RUN DOWN After yet another COVID-19 interrupted season, we have now reached the summit of AFL in Queensland with the 2021 QAFL Senior Grand Final at Southport. This match between Broadbeach and Maroochydore is historical

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QAFL Colts Grand Final Preview: Labrador v Broadbeach

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend BRIEF Labrador has been the best team in the Colts competition all season and it is of no surprise that they have made the Grand Final considering their near flawless performance since the opening bounce of

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Tigers Roar into QAFL Reserves Grand Final

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend Labrador has fired a massive warning shot to reigning premiers Morningside when it accounted for Palm Beach Currumbin by 22-points in the Reserves Preliminary Final at Labrador on Saturday. After bolting away to a 27-point lead

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QAFL Colts: Cats have a shot at redemption

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend Broadbeach secured its place in the 2021 Colts Grand Final to take on Labrador this week at Southport after a convincing 46-point win over Morningside at Labrador on Saturday. After leading by 29-points at the opening

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Big cat Moncrieff dominates the 2021 AFL Queensland State League Awards Night

In just his second QAFL season, Jordon Moncrieff has cemented his place in the AFL Queensland history books winning the prestigious 76th J. A Grogan Medal and dominating the 2021 state league awards night. A season which saw the former

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Maroochydore advance to QAFL Grand Final in miracle comeback

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend Maroochydore has joined Broadbeach as the 2021 Senior QAFL Grand Finalists after an extraordinary win over Labrador in the Preliminary final at Labrador on Saturday. The Roos trailed by as much as 22-points when Tiger Pearce

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2021 AFL Queensland State League Awards Night – running order

The 2021 AFL Queensland State League Awards Night will be presented virtually on Sunday, 12th September, 2021 commencing at 6pm.  To watch the awards and be involved in the action, head to YouTube.com/officialaflq The running order of the ceremony is

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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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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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Round 19 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Brock Aston

Three goals against Sandgate last weekend, on top of some promising form through the season with Morningside, has resulted in Brock Aston receiving the round 19 nomination for the QAFL Rising Star Award. Aston is 20, with a physical build,

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Round 18 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Riley Greene

By Terry Wilson Some words of advice from club legend Ben Jaekne-Cain early this year have proved pivotal in the development of Western Magpies teenager Riley Greene. Greene, only 17, is the Round 18 nominee for the QAFL Rising Star

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Round 17 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Tom Matthews

By Terry Wilson It has been a hell of a long journey, in every sense of the phrase, for promising Mt Gravatt youngster Tom Matthews to reach a stage where he is on the verge of some big things with his

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Round 16 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Ethan Hunt

By Terry Wilson Smart Palm Beach Currumbin teenager Ethan Hunt is keeping his fingers crossed that nature takes its natural course as he chases his dreams of playing at the highest level. Just turned 17 and completing Year 11 at

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Round 15 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Aiden Fyfe

By Terry Wilson The Broadbeach Cats can ‘most definitely, without a doubt’ bounce back from last weekend’s loss to Gold Coast rivals Surfers Paradise says rising teenager Aiden Fyfe. Fyfe was playing in just his third seniors game for Cats

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Round 14 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Hugo Barry

By Terry Wilson Labrador talent Hugo Barry was a kid growing up in Aussie rules territory in Adelaide but it was not the national game that had his attention, it was soccer. Barry was good enough to represent the Croweaters

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Round 13 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Kwabe Boakye

By Terry Wilson For all intents and purposes Kwabe Boakye originally moved to Rockhampton from Melbourne to improve his soccer game. One of three children for Ghana nationals Nana and Ceceila Boayke, Kwabe was born in Melbourne but never kicked

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Round 12 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Jake O’Halloran

By Terry Wilson Jake O’Halloran is not your normal teenager who loves to have a kick with his mates whenever he can. No, this youngster is basically involved in Australian rules football up to his neck because not only does

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Round 11 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Tahj Abberley

By Terry Wilson It has been a week to remember for Sandgate rookie Tahj Abberley, near perfect except for one minor detail. Abberley, who does not turn 18 until April next year, was a member of the victorious Sandgate Hawks

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Round 10 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Jack Austin

By Terry Wilson Image: RF Photography Western Magpies young gun Jack Austin is in an elite group of players to have earned QAFL Rising Star Award nominations in successive years. Austin, only 18, is the Round 10 nomination for the

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Round 9 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Dan Edwards

By Terry Wilson The son of a leading QAFL umpire from the 1980s-90s is starting to make noises in the footy scene, but as a player rather than a whistle-blower. Dan Edwards, 19, has become a regular in the Western

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Round 8 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Harrison Arnold

By Terry Wilson Mackay product Harrison Arnold could easily end up in the unusual position of having played for three different clubs this season. Arnold, who turned 20 a month ago, has already played NEAFL for the Gold Coast SUNS

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Round 7 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Loki Haines

By Terry Wilson If Loki Haines gets the chance to play at a higher level, then so be it, but right now all he is interested in is helping to get Sandgate into the winner’s circle. Haines, 19, is the

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Round 6 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Jack Wratten

By Terry Wilson It has been a steep learning curve for the QAFL Round 6 Rising Star Award nominee Jack Wratten, but it’s been one that the 19-year-old has taken in his stride. This time last season, Wratten was playing

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Round 5 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Sam Hilton-Joyce

By Terry Wilson Surfers Paradise surprise packet Sam Hilton-Joyce most certainly epitomises the old saying about good things coming in small packages. At 16 years of age, Hilton-Joyce burst on to the QAFL scene with a stunning five-goal haul on

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Round 4 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Angus O’Brien

By Terry Wilson Impressive back-to-back performances from young Wilston Grange midfielder Angus O’Brien have won a deserved fourth round nomination for the QAFL’s Rising Star Award. A couple of weeks into his 20th year, the Aspley junior product has come

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Round 2 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Lochlan Harrop

By Terry Wilson Rookie Lochlan Harrop made an impression when he played his first seniors game in the QAFL for Sandgate last weekend. A haul of three goals on debut was enough to earn Harrop the round two Rising Star

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Round 1 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Nathan Colenso

By Terry Wilson A sterling debut at top level has earned Morningside teenager Nathan Colenso the Round 1 Rising Star nomination. The 17-year-old found himself matched up against Labrador star Wayde Mills as a half-forward in the season opener at

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Rising Star Panther on the prowl

By Terry Wilson TOM Jeffrey is like every other young footballer around the nation – he has a dream of playing in the AFL. That is the ultimate but Jeffrey, the 17-year-old Morningside rookie, has contingency plans should he not

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