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Queensland announce Round 1 team for NAB Under 18 AFL Women’s National Championships

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the team for the Round 1 of the NAB Under 18 AFL Women’s National Championship. The team of 22 will compete against West Australia in Perth next week. 2019 Bond University Under 18 AFL Women’s Queensland State Academy Team- Round

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Postlethwaite named Queensland captain

By Ant Wingard Moreton Bay junior Lily Postlethwaite will lead the Queensland side at the upcoming NAB Under 18 AFL Women’s National Championships after being named team captain at the official guernsey presentation on Wednesday night. Postlethwaite was named captain

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2019 Queensland Under 17 squad announced

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the Queensland Under 17 squad that will compete at the Under 17 Futures Championships. The 29-man squad will play one game in July at Southport’s Fankhauser Reserve and again in August at Ikon Park

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16 Queenslanders named in extended Allies Squad

By AFLQ Media The AFL has today announced the extended squad of 50 players for the 2019 NAB AFL National Academy Allies that will compete at the NAB Under-18 National Championships later this year. Eight players from the Gold Coast

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Queensland Under 16 Representative team announced

By Alice Barker AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the Queensland Under 16 Representative team who will play in the NAB Under 16 National Championships. The team will compete at the National Championships across June and July with games played

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SUNS claim victory in NAB League QClash

By Alice Barker The first QClash was played at Yeronga over the weekend between the Gold Coast SUNS and the Brisbane Lions U18’s Men’s Academies. The SUNS came away with a comfortable 10.10 (70) to 5.12 (42) win as the

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State Female Academy coaching panel finalised

By Alice Barker AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the remaining coaching panel for the State Female Academy Program. The group will round out the coaching appointments for the Queensland Female Talent Pathway following the announcement of head coach James

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Townsville triumphs in North Queensland Academy Championships

By Alice Barker Townsville have triumphantly claimed first place in the 2019 Northern Queensland Academy Championships for the first time in over a decade. The home region won out against the other North Queensland regions, and broke the 12-year stronghold

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Scott to become 179th Queenslander to play AFL

By Peter Blucher Bailey Scott pondered long and hard about where he wanted to play his AFL football. A Gold Coast Suns Academy product and prospective zone selection who was also eligible to join North Melbourne and Geelong as a

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Leigh Harding appointed as new Queensland Under 16 coach

By Ant Wingard  @AntWingard AFL Queensland has today announced Leigh Harding as the new coach of the Queensland Under 16 representative side. Harding, 37, has a wealth of knowledge in high performance Australian rules environments having played 141 AFL games for

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AFL Queensland appoint State Female High Performance Coach

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the appointment of James Gellie as State Female High Performance Coach. Gellie has enjoyed a successful tenure in the AFL Queensland talent pathway thus far, where he has held several coaching roles over the

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AFL Queensland: Female High Performance Coach

AFL Queensland is seeking an expression of interest for a High Performance Head Coach for the Queensland State u18 team at the National Women’s U18 Championships. The primary responsibility of this role is to coach the Queensland State u18 team

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2019 Under-19 AFL Academy Squads Announced

By Jess Webster, neafl.com.au Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and the GIANTS have locked in the next crop of Under-19 Academy players for the upcoming NEAFL season. The squads are jam-packed with some of the best young talent in the northern

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Register for the Brisbane Lions Academy Summer Skills Program

Budding footballers will have the opportunity to hone their craft with some of Queensland’s top developmental coaches with the Brisbane Lions Academy Summer Skills Program set to kick off in the new year. Registrations for programs in three Brisbane Lions

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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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