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Statement regarding SEQ Lockdown

The Queensland Government has announced a snap three-day lockdown from 4:00pm today for 11 local government area (LGAs) in South East Queensland.  Due to the lockdown and as per advice from Queensland Health, any AFL Queensland matches that have not

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SEQ Grand Finals locked in

The 2021 South East Queensland community Grand Finals have been announced, with football fans able to take in games stretching from Sandgate in North Brisbane through to Bond University on the Gold Coast. Match times and admission charges will be

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Happy 150th Alex Sexton!

Submitted by Peter Blucher. Alex Sexton has come a long way from his early childhood at Reservoir in suburban Melbourne, stopping at places like via the Springwood Pumas, Europe, Gallipoli, Arizona, the MCG, Logan, Redland, Metricon Stadium and even China.

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Career best win for Broadbeach’s Bailey Scott

Submitted by Peter Blucher. Bailey Scott is going to have an extraordinary story to tell his kids one day. After all, how many young kids get a chance to pick their own club. Win a Rising Star nomination on debut?

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Update regarding COVID affected community football games

AFL Queensland wishes to advise that all games that were not played across South East Queensland on the weekend (July 2nd, 3rd, 4th) due to the state’s COVID situation have now been formally cancelled. Due consideration was given to rescheduling

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AFL Queensland Statement re. lockdown extension

The Queensland Government has advised that the lockdown will extend for 24 hours in the Brisbane and Moreton Bay local government areas to keep Queenslanders safe. In recognising the expanse of the South East Queensland football network and the many

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Ben Keays leads the charge for Queenslanders in the 30+ Club

Submitted by Peter Blucher. There’s an old saying that goes “lies, damned lies and statistics” that is applicable to football and often used colloquially in relation to what might appear to be inflated or meaningless numbers. But sometimes the numbers

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Sherwood’s Samson Ryan to make his AFL debut for Richmond

Submitted by Peter Blucher Four years ago Samson Ryan moved to Toowoomba to play cricket, perhaps dreaming of one day playing for Australia in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. Tonight he will be at the MCG, but there

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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

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QAFL 2021 mid-season wrap

We’ve reached the halfway mark in another exciting QAFL season. Undefeated and eight points clear of second, Broadbeach own the top spot on the 2021 ladder, but Craig O’Brien says it’s a position he isn’t taking for granted.   The

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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

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2021 Queensland State U17 male squad announced

31 rising stars have been named in the Queensland State U17 squad to compete at the upcoming NAB AFL National U17 Championships. The Championships will be held on the Gold Coast, from Monday 5th – Friday 9th July, 2021. Queensland

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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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2021 NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft

The AFL has today confirmed the final list of eligible players who have nominated for the 2021 NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft.   The nomination period closed at 5.00pm AEST on Tuesday May 25, 2021. 602 players across all major football leagues across

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The many ways in which we’re celebrating Sir Doug Nicholls Round across Queensland

The annual Sir Doug Nicholls Round, formerly known as AFL Indigenous Round, sees the AFL community celebrate and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their contribution to Australian Football. Sir Doug, who epitomised the spirit of reconciliation, played

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Aliir Aliir reflects on the impact and influence of his former Aspley coach

Submitted by Peter Blucher. The name Farry is synonymous with Australian football on the north side of Brisbane. At Sandgate, Windsor-Zillmere and Aspley they boast a family connection that spans more than 50 years and three generations. Lance Farry, a

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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

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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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A new era – four Queensland clubs part of the new look VFL

By AFL Media. The 2021 VFL Premiership Season kicks off tonight with four Queensland teams joining the expanded 22-team competition. It’s a new era for the league, with the AFL announcing overnight it had reached an agreement on a historic

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QAFL/QAFLW games to be broadcast on NITV

For the first time ever, QAFL and Bond University QAFLW games can be watched from the comfort of living rooms right around Australia.  From this weekend, NITV will air a weekly match on Sunday mornings, giving the Queensland men’s and

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Brisbane ruckman Tom Hickey makes his mark at Sydney

Submitted by Peter Blucher. If you’d been asked pre-season to forecast the standout Queensland player in the 2021 AFL season who would you have tipped? Maybe Dayne Zorko, Harris Andrews, Eric Hipwood or Charlie Cameron at the Lions? Lachie Weller,

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Labrador – 2021 QAFL Season Look Ahead

Tigerland is buzzing after a sensational off-season in recruitment on and off the field. The biggest off-field recruit for Labrador being new Head Coach Nick Malceski. The Premiership Swan and 2014 All-Australian joins the Tigers having been the NEAFL Coach

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Surfers Paradise – 2021 QAFL Season Look Ahead

Mixing experience and youth will be the focus for the Demons in 2021 as they look to put season 2020 behind them and return to the form that saw them raise the flag in 2019. “The team is excited. From

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Mt Gravatt – 2021 QAFL Season Look Ahead

New Senior Coach Tony Lynn has seamlessly returned to Dittmer Park after captaining the Vultures premiership team to victory against Southport in the 2002 QAFL Grand Final. “It’s exciting to be back at Mt Gravatt, I have fond memories playing

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Morningside – 2021 QAFL Season Look Ahead

There’s still quite a buzz around Jack Esplen Oval after the Panthers 2020 QAFL premiership glory. Coming into the match as the underdogs, Morningside walked away the champions of the QAFL for the 10th time after they overpowered the Broadbeach

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Broadbeach – 2021 QAFL Season Look Ahead

It’s been 25 years since Broadbeach won their last premiership. A victory over match favourites Labrador at Merrimac Oval in 1996 in the then GCAFL. Fast forward to 2021 and the Cats will host the Tigers at home in round

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Redland Victoria Point – 2021 QAFL Season Look Ahead

The 2021 season welcomes the inclusion of the Redland-Victoria Point Sharks into the QAFL; a merger between the Victoria Point Sharks and Redland Bombers, with the latter having competed in the NEAFL since 2011. The Sharks will be eager to

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Maroochydore – 2021 QAFL Season Look Ahead

Competition newcomers Maroochydore made history in their debut season last year by becoming the first Sunshine Coast team to make state league finals. They now enter season 2021 with confidence after only falling five points short in an elimination-final against

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Sherwood – 2021 QAFL Season Look Ahead

Sherwood had a solid season last year, making it to the preliminary final after an impressive come from behind win in the qualifying final against Maroochydore. The club has had some significant changes in personnel over the off-season, though, on

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