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𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘺 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘘𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥. It’s been a tough time for footy in different areas across Australia of late so how good to see footy up and about in AFL Capricornia. Last weekend saw more than 270 junior

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AROUND THE GROUNDS

Taking you around footy grounds across Queensland. This week we’re heading to Neil French Oval,Townsville. Yesterday, saw the 8th running of the Garbutt Magpies Cup – with 17 primary schools from across the AFL Townsville region getting involved. Prior to

Posted in AFLQ, AROUND THE GROUNDS, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Multicultural, Regional, Top news, Townsville

Cairns turns it on ahead of the NQ v SQ Intrastate Rep Clash

As winter makes it’s self known across Queensland and the South East of the state shivers through a “cold snap”, North Queensland (NQ) Coach Aaron Davey hopes the tropical conditions add the finishing touches to the “strongest NQ side in

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QFA, Regional, Representative Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

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

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

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Mackay, QAFL, QAFLW, Regional, Top news, Townsville

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

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Mackay, Multicultural, QAFL, QAFLW, Regional, Top news

AROUND THE GROUNDS

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

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, AROUND THE GROUNDS, Featured News, Mackay, Regional, Top news

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

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QAFL, QAFLW, Regional, Top news, Townsville, VFL

Kick after the siren – Tigers take the title in a nail biter

The Toowoomba Tigers finished the AFL Queensland Darling Downs Under 17 girls season with a thrilling 5.10 (40) to 6.3 (39) defeat of Downlands College in last Saturday’s grand final at Kratzke Oval. After trailing all match Tigers player Christina

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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

Young SUNS ruck Lauren Bella a NAB AFLW Rising Star nominee

Young Gold Coast SUNS ruck Lauren Bella has been rewarded for her outstanding form this season with a NAB AFLW Rising Star nomination for Round 7. Bella was dominant in the air collecting 25 hit-outs in the SUNS’ 15-point loss

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Hawks land at new home for 2021

Townsville’s University Hawks will play their home games at Riverway Stadium in 2021. The partnership between Townsville City Council and AFL Queensland provides the Hawks with the opportunity to play at a state-of-the-art ground after two decades without a permanent

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Flash back for the NQ v SQ Clash

Aaron “Flash” Davey will again get the opportunity to coach North Queensland (NQ) this year after last year’s Intrastate Clash was cancelled due to COVID-19. The former Melbourne Demons star, steps into the position after being a player for the

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Coaching, Featured News, QAFL, Regional, Top news, Townsville

AFL Townsville sustainability measures announced.

AFL Townsville sustainability measures announced. A raft of exciting new sustainability measures have today been announced by AFL Queensland to ensure footy in Townsville continues to go from strength to strength. The new measures will see all senior clubs in

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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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Garbutt Magpies return to AFL Townsville

The Garbutt Magpies will re-join AFL Townsville senior ranks in 2020 with a senior women’s team being accepted into the competition. The Garbutt Magpies last competed in an AFL Townsville senior competition in 1988 and won their last men’s premiership

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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

Posted in AFLQ, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, Mount Isa, Northern Rivers, Regional, Top news

Gold Coast to host North Queensland v South Queensland Clash

  The annual North Queensland v South Queensland showdown is set to be contested on the Gold Coast for the first time in 2020. Bragging rights between the two intrastate rivals will be determined on June 27 at Southport’s Fankhauser

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AFL Capricornia 2019 Suns Summer Development Camp

Our annual SUNS AFL Development camp is on again this year and will be held at the Yeppoon PCYC Leadership Development Centre from Friday 22nd of November to Sunday 24th of November. Boys and Girl are welcome! Nominations close Thursday 14th of November due to

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St Augustine’s juniors chasing AFLQ Schools Cup silverware

Matthew McInerney, The Cairns Post   An outstanding junior squad will represent St Augustine’s College, at the AFLQ Schools Cup finals this week. Find out more about the team, and how to watch the competition here  They both won junior AFL

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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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2019 Garbutt Magpies Cup

Next Friday the Garbutt Magpies will host their annual Garbutt Magpies Cup, an educational, cultural and sporting event like no other. Thirteen primary schools from across far North Queensland will compete in the event, held at the Murray Complex in Annandale.

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, Regional, Top news, Townsville

SUNS help shine a light on mental health

More than 30 community coaches from the Townsville region had the opportunity to hear firsthand from Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew about the value he places on building the skills to understand, recognise and manage mental health issues in

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Regional, Top news, Townsville

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

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Inclusion, Mackay, Mount Isa, Multicultural, Northern Rivers, Regional, Top news

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.

Posted in AFL, Featured News, Mackay, Regional, Top news

Craven praises ‘complete team effort’ after fourth straight win over NQ

By Barry Gibson This century’s reincarnation of the annual North Queensland versus South Queensland clash was run and won on the weekend, with the southerners recording their fourth consecutive win and extending their series lead to 4-2. Played in perfect

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, QFA, Regional, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Riverway Stadium set to be Queensland’s fifth AFL venue.

By Peter Blucher Riverway Stadium in Townsville tomorrow will become the 48th different AFL venue and the fifth in Queensland, and give reason to reveal one of Queensland football’s great secrets. Set to host the Gold Coast SUNS and St.Kilda

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Regional, Top news, Townsville

NQ v SQ 2019 Preview

State battle lines will be drawn once again this weekend as North and South Queensland fight it out in Townsville to determine Queensland community football supremacy. This year the match will be played at Riverway Stadium as a curtain closer

Posted in AFL, QFA, Regional, Top news, Townsville

Final South Queensland and North Queensland representative sides named

AFL Queensland today announced the final North Queensland and South Queensland representatives sides to face off in the annual intrastate clash this Saturday at Riverway Stadium, Townsville. The match will be held as a twilight curtain closer to the AFL

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Ex-AFL players headline intrastate squads for Townsville clash

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland today announced the preliminary squads for the annual intrastate clash between North Queensland and South Queensland. This year’s game will be held in Townsville as a twilight curtain closer to the city’s historic first ever AFL home

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, QFA, Regional, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville

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