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Spotlight on AFLQ Umpires

To celebrate Community Umpiring Week, we’re recognising some of our superstar team in green! Here’s a bit on how they got involved, why they love it and advice for those wanting to give it a go. Profile #1: NAME: Ben Johnson. DISCIPLINE

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Townsville’s Braydon Preuss and his career best AFL game

Submitted by Peter Blucher What does a number sequence that goes 843-7-6-6-106-7-8-7-689-9-78-7-7-13-21-357-7-16-572 mean to you? It’s a page out of Braydon Preuss’ diary. Or at least it would be if he was counting the days between senior games in his

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AFL Townsville ready to welcome back senior footy

The AFL Townsville 2022 Townsville Renault Senior Women’s Cup and Townsville RMS Men’s Premiership and Reserves season kicks off this Saturday, March 26. Tipped as the March of the Round, the Curra Swans take on the Thuringowa Bulldogs in the

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Females lead a stellar line up of coaches for the inaugural NQ vs. SQ Intrastate Women’s Rep Clash

Gold Coast SUNS AFLW player Jamie Stanton and former All-Australian Jo Butland have been named as the two Head Coaches for the inaugural North Queensland (NQ) vs. South Queensland (SQ) Intrastate Women’s Rep Clash.  The game, to be played 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

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Queensland football community celebrates International Women’s Day

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Celebrate

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Community football welcomes golden opportunity

Every Australian woman, man, girl and boy who registers to play, coach, umpire, volunteer or administer community football has the opportunity to share in more than $370,000 prizes as part of an AFL push to get people back to their

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Townsville product Ellie Hampson named Rd 6 NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star nominee

  Gold Coast SUNS’ Ellie Hampson has claimed the Round Six NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star nomination following her impressive performance at the weekend. Recruited as a 17-year-old foundation signing, Townsville local and SUNS Academy graduate, Hampson is the longest-serving AFLW

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NQ vs. SQ rivalry heats up with addition of Women’s Rep Clash in 2022

July 2nd, 2022, will mark an important milestone in the evolution of women’s football across Queensland with the playing of the first ever North Queensland vs. South Queensland women’s Intrastate Rep Clash. With women’s footy gaining year on year momentum,

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Come join the AFL team in Queensland!

We’re looking for enthusiastic and passionate people to join our 2022 casual workforce. As an AFL Programs Facilitator, you’ll play a key role in helping grow footy participation in Queensland through the delivery of fun and engaging NAB AFL Auskick,

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AFL announces Women’s Coach Acceleration Program

The AFL is pleased to launch the Women’s Coach Acceleration Program to fast-track the development of women in coaching and assist in their progression to senior coaching roles across both AFL and AFLW programs. All AFL clubs can apply to be

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2022 Community Football Registrations Set to Open on December 1

PlayHQ is here! The transition to the new competition management platform was delayed until December 1st to ensure ample data had come across in to the new system, and to allow all of our fantastic club staff the opportunity to be

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, Capricornia, Club Management, Darling Downs, Featured News, Junior & Youth, Mackay, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, QWFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

2022 AFLQ Schools Cup Nominations Open

Nominations to be part of the 2022 AFLQ Schools Cup are now open. More than 12,000 participants in 608 teams competed in 2021, making the competition its biggest year yet! Will your school be part of the action in 2022?

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AFL Queensland apparel suppliers

AFL Queensland has entered a two-year agreement with five apparel suppliers that will conclude 31st October, 2023. Information on the apparel suppliers can be found at; https://www.aflq.com.au/official-suppliers/ All license agreements are two years and clubs should not enter agreements with apparel suppliers

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Community footy to transition to all new registration and administrative platform

Community football across Australia will benefit from a new registration and administrative platform with leagues and clubs transitioning to PlayHQ for the 2022 season and beyond. PlayHQ puts end users – club administrators, participants and volunteers – first, after research

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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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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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RESULTS: North Queensland Championships

Day Two – Wednesday 1 September Secondary Female GAME 1 Junior Female:  The Cathedral College 4.2 (26) def Kirwan State High 2.7 (19)  Senior Female PF1: St Andrew’s College 8.5 (53) def Kirwan State High 1.2 (8)  Senior Female PF2:

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Things are heating up in North Queensland as NQ Champs kick off

More than 12,000 participants have taken part in the 2021 StreetSmarts AFLQ Schools Cup making it the most successful year of the state-wide competition since it began in 2016. Over the last six months we’ve seen 270 schools and 606

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7th Heaven for Scholard – Maroochydore Advance

By Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend Just 24 hours after celebrating his 30th birthday, powerhouse full forward Mitch Scholard kicked seven goals to sink Redland-Victoria Point and help Maroochydore advance to the first QAFL Semi-Final by 10-points. After trailing by as much

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Update on the 2021 StreetSmarts AFLQ Schools Cup

School footy is coming back! And we’re as excited as a Year 12 student on Graduation Day about it! With the Queensland Government lifting the ban on inter-school sport, AFL Queensland has put together a revised fixture for remainder of

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Nominations for the 2022 AFLW Community Ambassador program now open

AFL Queensland is calling for nominations for the 2022 AFLW Community Ambassador program. The AFLW Community Cup Ambassador program was established in 2021 to recognise members of the football community who have been instrumental in facilitating and nurturing the remarkable

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North Queensland Championships postponed

The Queensland Government has advised Cairns and Yarrabah local government areas will enter a three-day lockdown from 4pm Sunday 8th August. As a result of the snap lockdown in the Far North, AFL Queensland advises that the StreetSmarts AFLQ Schools

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History making 100 games for Bulldogs’s Jessee Gwynne

Thuringowa Bulldogs co-captain Jessee Gwynne will play her 100th Parry NQ Women’s Cup Senior match today in Townsville. In doing so, she becomes the first female player to notch up a century of senior footy games in AFL Townsville history.

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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

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AFL Townsville Grand Finals to be played at Riverway Stadium

Queensland Cricket, AFL Queensland and Townsville City Council have worked together to switch two rounds of the Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day competition to reschedule games at Riverway Stadium. The decision will enable the AFL Townsville Grand Finals

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AFL Queensland statement re. AFL Townsville Finals

This morning the Townsville City Council advised AFL Queensland they will not honour our existing booking to host finals at Riverway Stadium as they have accepted a subsequent booking to host cricket at the venue and have cancelled our booking

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AROUND THE GROUNDS

Taking you around footy grounds across Queensland. There’s no Montagues and Capulets up in Cowboy country- but instead they do have the Curra Swans Football Club and the Hermit Park Tigers AFC.  The neighbours’ matchups are always peppered with great

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Update regarding COVID affected community football games

AFL Queensland wishes to advise that all games that were not played across South East Queensland on the weekend (July 2nd, 3rd, 4th) due to the state’s COVID situation have now been formally cancelled. Due consideration was given to rescheduling

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Reward for effort for Townsville product Daisy D’Arcy

At just 18 years old, Daisy D’Arcy is one of Queensland’s most exciting young talents. After a stellar debut season in defence, playing every game for the Gold Coast SUNS, D’Arcy has put pen to paper and signed on to

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