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South Queensland’s Men’s and Women’s Squads Announced

The South Queensland men’s and women’s and squads have been named to take on North Queensland in the Intrastate Clash at Bond University Oval on Saturday June 22.  Following the success of previous players like Evie Long and Jacinta Baldwick,

Posted in Featured News, QFA, QFAW, Regional, Representative Football, Top news

Girls rise up: Top three finish for remote AFL team in Far North Queensland

Even without AFL ovals back home, young female footballers from the nation’s remote far north are kicking goals with AFL Cape York. This week (30 April), a schoolgirls side from Bamaga and Thursday Island thrilled  against the best schools in Cairns,

Posted in AFL Cape York, Featured News, Female, Regional, Schools, Top news, Youth Girls

2024 NORTH AND SOUTH QUEENSLAND MEN’S COACHES LOCKED IN

OPPORTUNITY AWAITS FOR COACHES IN THE FEMALE PROGRAMS  The North and South Queensland intra-state rivalry will return in 2024 with the best regional, QFA and QFAW players going head-to-head on Saturday June 22nd on the Gold Coast as part of AFL

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AFL and Telstra Launch Major Local Footy Grants Program

Local football clubs across Australia will receive an $8 million boost over the next four years as the AFL and Telstra today unveiled Telstra Footy Country Grants. With a pool of $2 million to be distributed each year starting in

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2023 North Queensland v South Queensland Final Teams Announced

The annual North Queensland v South Queensland Representative Clash is less than a week away and men’s and women’s final squads have been locked in. North Queensland will be defending their titles on home soil this year, with both games

Posted in AFL cairns, Featured News, Female, Regional, Representative Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

North Queensland men’s and women’s squads announced ahead of rep clash

In the lead up to the annual North Queensland v South Queensland representative clash next month, AFL Queensland has selected the 2023 North Queensland (NQ) men’s and women’s squads.   North Queensland will be defending their titles on home soil

Posted in AFL cairns, AFLQ, Capricornia, Featured News, Regional, Representative Football, Top news, Townsville

NQ v SQ men’s and women’s coaches locked in ahead of rep clash

With the highly anticipated return of the North Queensland versus South Queensland representative clash, comes a stellar line up of coaches across all four teams.   The clash, to be played on June 24 in Cairns, marks the eighth year of

Posted in AFL cairns, Featured News, QFA, QFAW, Regional, Representative Football, Top news

Garbutt Magpies to go through rebuilding phase

AFL Queensland confirms the Garbutt Magpies will not field men’s reserves or women’s seniors teams in the AFL Townsville competition in 2023, following careful consideration and extensive consultation with AFLQ. Several factors led the club to review its ability to

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Player turned umpire lines up for milestone match

Playing 650 games in any sport is a huge achievement let alone officiating that many!   It’s a milestone  Townsville AFL umpire Darren Abercrombie just reached in the RMS Senior Men’s Preliminary Final in September.   Darren has been goal,

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

Darling Downs to welcome AFL legend Dane Swan

One of AFL’s greatest players will grace the Darling Downs region on Saturday, June 25 for a one-off game. AFL great, Brownlow Medallist, two-time Anzac Day Medallist, Premiership player, five-time All-Australian and 258game Collingwood superstar, Dane Swan will pull on

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AFLQ welcomes back Tackle Your Feelings program

For the second year running, AFL Queensland has partnered with the Tackle Your Feelings (TYF) program to make mental health training available to community coaches in 2022.  Tackle Your Feelings is a free mental health training program for community AFL

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Coaching, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, Northern Rivers, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, Regional, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

AROUND THE GROUNDS

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

Posted in AFLQ, Darling Downs, Featured News, Regional, Top news, Youth Girls

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

Posted in Capricornia, Regional

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