Talent

Curran’s role in Lions’ Academy success

By Josie Fielding, lions.com.au In nine years Luke Curran has seen the Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy program go from a computer and a bag of footballs to producing some of the most exciting products of the game. Stars

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2018 AFL Draft: Queensland’s top prospects

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Ahead of the 2018 NAB AFL Draft next week, which commences next Thursday and continues over to Friday, we’ve previewed the best male footballers who could find themselves on an AFL list. With two teams in

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Two Queenslanders set for Flying Boomerangs Leadership Program

Two of Queensland’s most gifted Indigenous and Multicultural footballers will have the opportunity to learn alongside some of the best in the country in a fortnight’s time. Queensland pair Austin Harris and Cody Harrison will make the trip to Darwin

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Ten Queenslanders named in NAB AFL National Academy Allies squad

The AFL has today announced the initial squad of 30 players for the 2019 NAB AFL National Academy Allies that will compete at the NAB National Championships next year. Following the departure of coach Adrian Fletcher, the Allies team in

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New Gold Coast SUNS Academy Under 16 Talent Program Announced

AFL Queensland, in conjunction with the Gold Coast SUNS and their respective zones, are pleased to announce new changes to the structure of the Under 16 talent programs in 2019 into a new four phase program. The changes come as

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2018 AFLW Draft: Queensland’s top prospects

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Ahead of next Tuesday’s 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Draft, we’ve previewed the best female footballers who could land on the Brisbane Lions list. This year, the Brisbane Lions hold eight selections in the draft and can

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Gallery: 2018 Queensland State Championships

Images from the AFL Queensland Under 14 Boys, Under 14 Girls an Under 17 Girls State Championships. Image credit: Charlie Dally-Watkins

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Footy the only sport for Connor McFadyen as draft draws close

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Brisbane Lions Academy member and draft fancy Connor McFadyen wouldn’t be alone as a prodigious talent in two sports throughout his teenage years. Along with his nous as a tall goal-kicking midfielder, McFadyen rose to prominence

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AFL Queensland and Brisbane Lions announce changes to Under 16 Talent Program

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland, in conjunction with the Brisbane Lions, are pleased to announce new changes to the structure of the Under 16 talent program in 2019. The AFL Queensland Talent Department and the Hyundai Brisbane Lions Academy have

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Draft prospect Dirk Koenen hopes to become next in family to step onto national sporting stage

By Sophie Wheeler The Koenen clan might need to add a few more shelves to what must already be an impressive trophy cabinet, as youngest-of-four Dirk Koenen gears up to be the next in the family to step onto the

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AFLW the ultimate dream for Jacqueline Yorston after historic 2018 season

By Sophie Wheeler Despite being a life-long Collingwood fan, running out with the Brisbane Lions for the 2019 AFL Women’s season is the “ultimate dream” for 17-year-old Jacqueline Yorston. Last week, Yorston joined fellow Queenslanders Natalie Grider and Lauren Bella

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Habitual schedule the perfect launching pad for Bailey Scott as decision looms near

By Ant Wingard    @AntWingard Potentially the biggest decision of Bailey Scott’s life awaits just weeks away, but the Gold Coast Academy Product is barely thinking about it. That’s in part due to his already busy schedule which this week included

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One thousand kilometres away from home, Bella eyes off new home in AFLW

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard At just 17, Bond University ruckman Lauren Bella possesses maturity well beyond her years. Currently, she’s one of three Queenslanders competing at the NAB AFLW Draft Combine at Marvel Stadium but Bella’s life in the sporting

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“It was a fantastic week”: Sunsets win state championship as carnival is hailed a success

By Cameron Smith The Under 14 and Under 17 Female State Academy Championships at Maroochydore Multisports Complex have concluded after five days of tough competition. The Gold Coast Sunsets were victorious in the Under 17 Female Championships beating North Queensland

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Under-17 Queensland team named to face Victoria Country

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the Queensland state Under-17 representative side that will play Victoria Country at Ikon Park in a fortnight’s time. The Queensland side will play at 10am on Sunday August 12, in the third game of

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Allies head coach Adrian Fletcher confirmed for 2018 EJ Whitten Legends Game

By Ant Wingard Photo: AFL Media/Daniel Pockett Former AFL 200 gamer, Adrian Fletcher, has confirmed his involvement in the 2018 EJ Whitten Legends Game on August 31. Fletcher, who is currently the Academy and High Performance Coach at AFL Queensland,

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“It was the best game we’ve played in this jumper” Queensland bring the pressure in historic AFLW win

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard Photo: AFL Media/Jason O’Brien On Tuesday, the Queensland Under-18 girls side made history in Round 2 of the NAB AFL Women’s National Championships. Their nine-point victory over historical powerhouse Victoria Metro signalled the first time ever

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Queensland name squad for NAB AFLW Under-18 National Championships

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard The Queensland Under-18 state representative side have named their 24-player squad for Round 2 of the NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 National Championships on the Gold Coast next week. Four changes to the side have been made from

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Queensland Under-17 squad named to face NSW/ACT

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the Queensland state Under-17 representative side that will play New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory next week at Southport’s Fankhauser Reserve. The Queensland side will play against our traditional rivals on Monday, July

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North Queensland Under-14 Championships get underway

The North Queensland Academy Championships will commence this weekend as the 2018 carnival kicks off in Airlie Beach. Across the championships, all five North Queensland regions will be represented with Cape York, Townsville, Mackay and Capricornia all fielding teams while

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Queensland Under-16 team named for NSW/ACT clash

AFL Queensland is pleased the announce the Under-16 Queensland side that will face New South Wales/ACT in Round 2 of the 2018 AFL Under-16 National Championships. The Queensland side was selected following the side’s previous championships opener last month in

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Queensland Under-17 team named for Tasmania showdown

By Ant Wingard AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the Under-17 squad that will travel to Melbourne next weekend for the Futures Series matchup against Tasmania. The Queensland side will play against the Apple Isle’s team on July 2 at

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Allies prepared for historic Victoria Metro showdown on the Gold Coast

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard The Allies will be looking to continue their winning start to the NAB AFL Under-18 National Championships this Saturday as the combined squad face their most difficult challenge yet. The side – a combination of players from

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Ball transition a highlight in Queensland’s Under-18 losses to Western Australia

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard Queensland have suffered two losses in the NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships in Perth last weekend, going down to a strong Western Australia side in both games. The Sunshine state lead for most of the match, kicking

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Brisbane and Gold Coast head south for a Winter Series

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Both the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS are set to field representative women’s sides in the inaugural AFL Women’s Winter Series in Sydney this weekend. The two Queensland sides, along with two Greater Western Sydney GIANTS

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Allies prepare for Round 1 of the NAB Under-18 National Championships

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard Photo by Robert Prezioso/AFL Media   The Allies Under-18 representative team has commenced its preparation for their opening fixture of the NAB Under-18 National Championships this weekend. This Saturday, June 9, the collective Allies squad – a

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Cape York claim Seventh Consecutive North Queensland U16 Title

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Football in Northern Queensland has once again been painted green as the Cape York Crusaders soared to victory in the 2018 U16 North Queensland Academy Championships last weekend. The Crusaders went undefeated throughout the tournament, winning

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Lions, Suns U18 Academies prepare for National Academy Series

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard With the 2018 Academy Series less than a month away, the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns academies will face off once again this weekend. Both the Under-18 Girls and Under-18 Boys academies will be showcased,

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Lions edge out Suns as Girls Ready for Under-18 Academy Series

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard The Brisbane Lions Under-18 Female Academy has continued their superb start to the 2018 season with a convincing 37-point victory over the Gold Coast Suns Under-18 Female Academy on Saturday. The game was featured as a

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Five Queenslanders Taken in National Draft

A total of five Queenslanders have been selected in one of the more unpredictable national drafts in recent years.  The Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast SUNS  and Melbourne Demons were all involved, in what was undoubtedly a nervous evening for draft

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