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Toyota AFL Schools Ambassador: Dave Beasley

Bayview State School PE teacher Dave Beasley has been an advocate for AFL in schools for many years. Dave has been running AFL interschool competitions since 2017 and through the Sporting Schools program he has been able to run extra

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National platform to showcase Queensland’s Inclusion team

No National Inclusion Carnival? No worries. Our Queensland Inclusion team will end their 2021 season with an exhibition game on the Sunshine Coast, with the national carnival cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 challenges around the country. The best players

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Streetsmarts AFLQ Schools Cup State Finals

It all comes down to this! We’re at the pointy end of the biggest ever StreetSmarts AFLQ Schools Cup. This weekend will see six teams crowned Queensland state champions after the 10 month competition draws to a sensational close at

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Another achievement for women’s football in Queensland

More than 1,200 girls will lace up their footy boots this week and create history as the Queensland Girls Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA) kicks off their first AFL interschool sporting competition. Spread across Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast,

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QAFLW Superstars elevated to the SUNS AFLW List

The Gold Coast SUNS have added two new players to its AFLW list for the upcoming season, recruiting Queensland pair Shannon Danckert and Jacqueline Dupuy. The duo have been given a chance on the SUNS AFLW list after the Club

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AFLQ Junior Coach of the Year: Pete Hutton

Pete has been an outstanding coach to the very lucky U8 Red Hot Roos junior AFL team at Coorparoo JAFC for four years. Pete lives and breathes footy and shares his passion with enormous enthusiasm to his team of boys

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2021 MOSAIC Multicultural Festival: Be a part of the picture!

The MOSAIC Multicultural Festival celebrates the rich cultural contributions all of us bring to our multicultural Queensland through dance, music, spoken word poetry and storytelling, visual arts and crafts, children’s and family activities and delectable foods and cooking demonstrations! The

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Hammer Time: Aspley’s Matt Hammelmann wins VFL’s goalkicking award

By Brendan Rhodes ASPLEY spearhead Matt Hammelmann believes he is a much better player than the young Brisbane Lions Academy product who managed two goals from 12 AFL matches between 2015-17. And the star full-forward’s figures back that up at State

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2021 VFL & VFLW Awards Ceremony

The AFL has announced the 2021 VFL and VFLW Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday October 7 from 6.30 AEDT to recognise and reward the outstanding year of football in the VFL and rebel VFLW Competition. The major virtual

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Come and Try Wheelchair AFL

AFL Queensland, Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association, and Gold Coast Rollerblaze Wheelchair Basketball will be running the second Wheelchair AFL Come and Try session this Saturday! All interested people are welcome to attend. Saturday 9 October 2021. 1:30pm – 4:00pm

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Toyota AFL Disability Inclusion Ambassador: Daniel Ramage

An inaugural Gold Coast SUNS player, Daniel Ramage has been a part of AFL Queensland’s Inclusion program from day one. Daniel has been the head coach of the Queensland State Inclusion side since the very first carnival in 2014 and

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2021 NAB AFL Draft Update

The AFL has today provided an update on the schedule for National Talent ahead of the 2021 NAB AFL Draft in November.   While COVID-19 continues to impact the community, the health and welfare of our players and the community

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$1.46 million clubhouse for Sunshine Coast AFL and cricket

Sunshine Coast Hinterland AFL and Palmwoods cricket club will have a new home with the completion of a $1.46 million clubhouse and change rooms at G Rae Oval in Palmwoods. Minister for Sport Stirling Hinchliffe said the new clubhouse will

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Southport Sharks elevated into the Bond University QAFLW

AFL Queensland has granted the Southport Sharks Football Club a licence to compete in the 2022 Bond University QAFLW commencing in April next year. The addition of Southport will see the Queensland state league women’s competition expand to nine teams,

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Queensland AFL Grand Final Highlights and Stories

Submitted by Peter Blucher. Amid numerous AFL grand final highlights in the Queensland football archives it is difficult to go past one as the very best …. the Brisbane Lions’ 2003 premiership. While there are others that individually are special,

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AFL Queensland Level 3 Community Coaching Course

By Jack Barry. AFL Queensland in conjunction with Coach AFL is looking to hold the first ever Queensland State based Level 3 Community Coaching Course. This is a breakthrough in coach education for community coaches who now have an opportunity

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AFL Media launches Dynasties series

AFL Media is pleased to launch a new documentary series titled ‘Dynasties’ which will air on AFL On Demand on Thursday September 23. The first instalment of Dynasties, titled ‘Actions To Live By’, focusses on the Brisbane Lions dynasty of

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SUNS launch new female coaching scholarship 

By SUNS Media. The Gold Coast SUNS have today launched an exciting new initiative aimed at developing the next crop of professional female coaches. The club is offering two scholarships to female coaches across all the SUNS talent regions of the

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Toyota AFL Diversity Ambassador: Muhammed Ansary

Muhammed Ansary is an AFLQ Multicultural Community Ambassador who plays a key role in assisting AFLQ staff to have a strong community engagement presence through Brisbane and surrounds. Ansary, who is of Islamic heritage, was a key contributor to the

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AFLQ NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the Year: Paul Higgs

Paul has been a pillar of strength, reliability, and determination for the Mayne JAFC NAB AFL Auskick program. Having started as a parent helper himself, Paul has progressively taken on more responsibility and eventually took over the reigns as the

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An open letter from Gillon McLachlan, AFL CEO

To everyone involved in community football in 2021 – thank you! To everyone involved in community football leagues, clubs and programs across Australia, I want to say a sincere thank you for bringing the game back in what has been

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Tigers crowned 2021 QAFL Reserves Premiers

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend   After a near-flawless season in 2021, Labrador is on top of the QAFL Reserves world after celebrating a famous 39-point win over Morningside at Fankhauser Reserve in Southport on Saturday.   After leading by 24-points

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Labrador does all of the Wright things to secure the QAFL Colts Flag

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend Ruckman Nathan Wright has made the ultimate statement to the Queensland AFL competition with a remarkable best-on-ground effort to guide Labrador to the 2021 Colts premiership over Broadbeach at Fankhauser Reserve in Southport last Saturday.  

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Melbourne Demons: The Queensland Connection

Submitted by Peter Blucher. Saturday 2 April 1977. Melbourne played South Melbourne at the MCG to give birth to a connection between Queensland football and the oldest club in Australia. Making his debut for the Demons was Barry Denny, a

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Western Bulldogs: The Queensland Connection

Remember Glen Scanlon? The Queenslander who played nine AFL games with North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs in 1977-78? If not you’re not alone. Because he’s a man with something of a confused identity. Across four historical publications and websites

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Alan Hunter: The First Queensland “Dog”

Submitted by Peter Blucher. For fifty-seven years Alan Hunter has been an anonymous pioneer in Queensland’s AFL history. A name and some bare-boned statistics. He played 15 games with Footscray from 1964-67 for four wins and eight goals. There was

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Cats end 25-year drought to claim maiden QAFL Flag

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend   Broadbeach is the toast of the Queensland AFL after breaking through for its maiden QAFL Senior Premiership when it took down Maroochydore at Fankhauser Reserve in Southport on Saturday.   In a blockbuster contest played

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AFLQ Senior Coach of the Year – Nick Malceski

A former Sydney Swans and Gold Coast SUNS player, Nick Malceski played 210 professional AFL games in his 14-year career capped off by winning a premiership flag in 2012 and earning all Australian selection in 2014. After retiring in 2016

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Queenslanders star in the Brownlow Medal Count

Submitted by Peter Blucher. There was a slightly weird ‘look’ in the room at the Gabba on Sunday night as Port Adelaide’s Ollie Wines won the 2021 Brownlow Medal and Dayne Zorko topped the Queensland count. Sitting among the Lions

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Moreton Bay Lions rise to the challenge

AFL Queensland has today announced that reigning QFA Division 2 North Premiers, the Moreton Bay Lions, will step up into the QFA Division 1 Hart Sport Cup in season 2022.  After winning the 2019 QFA Division 3 title, the Lions

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