Davey to coach North Queensland

By Barry Gibson Former Melbourne Demons AFL star, Aaron Davey, will take over the reins of the North Queensland senior men’s representative team for 2020.  Davey will assume coaching duties following the three-year tenure of Brad Cooper with the team.

Posted in Capricornia, Featured News, QFA, Townsville

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

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New era for Townsville & Darling Downs Football.

The evolution of sport governance will see a change to the way AFL Townsville and AFL Darling Downs are administered in 2020 and beyond. Both competitions spent season 2019 transitioning to a governance model that sees AFL Queensland operating both

Posted in AFLQ, Darling Downs, Featured News, Top news, Townsville

Ryan Catholic College ready to take on state’s best in AFL Queensland Schools Cup finals

TRENT SLATTER, Townsville Bulletin   THEY’VE done the hard yards to be crowned the top teams in North Queensland and now Ryan Catholic College will challenge themselves against the state’s best at the AFL Queensland Schools Cup. The carnival kicks

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, School, Schools, Top news, Townsville

2020 Regional Umpire Manager position within AFL Townsville

AFL Queensland is now calling for applications for the 2020 Regional Umpire Manager (RUM) position within AFL Townsville.  The Regional Umpires Managers role is considered pivotal to AFLQ objectives of establishing and maintaining appropriate umpire management practices, including recruiting, training,

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2019 Garbutt Magpies Cup

Next Friday the Garbutt Magpies will host their annual Garbutt Magpies Cup, an educational, cultural and sporting event like no other. Thirteen primary schools from across far North Queensland will compete in the event, held at the Murray Complex in Annandale.

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SUNS help shine a light on mental health

More than 30 community coaches from the Townsville region had the opportunity to hear firsthand from Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew about the value he places on building the skills to understand, recognise and manage mental health issues in

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Regional, Top news, Townsville

Hodge earns the perfect ten: Syd Guildford Trophy Round 12

By Ant Wingard Morningside ruckman Brad Hodge has mounted his case for the honour of the QAFL’s premier ruck with a scintillating performance in the Panthers’ Round 12 win over Surfers Paradise. The 22-year-old Hodge collected the maximum ten Syd

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Craven praises ‘complete team effort’ after fourth straight win over NQ

By Barry Gibson This century’s reincarnation of the annual North Queensland versus South Queensland clash was run and won on the weekend, with the southerners recording their fourth consecutive win and extending their series lead to 4-2. Played in perfect

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More History for Jarrod Harbrow

By Peter Blucher Jarrod Harbrow will further enhance his prominent place in AFL history locally and nationally tomorrow afternoon as the Gold Coast SUNS play St.Kilda at Townsville’s Riverway Stadium. Harbrow will play at his 19th different AFL venue as

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Riverway Stadium set to be Queensland’s fifth AFL venue.

By Peter Blucher Riverway Stadium in Townsville tomorrow will become the 48th different AFL venue and the fifth in Queensland, and give reason to reveal one of Queensland football’s great secrets. Set to host the Gold Coast SUNS and St.Kilda

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NQ v SQ 2019 Preview

State battle lines will be drawn once again this weekend as North and South Queensland fight it out in Townsville to determine Queensland community football supremacy. This year the match will be played at Riverway Stadium as a curtain closer

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Final South Queensland and North Queensland representative sides named

AFL Queensland today announced the final North Queensland and South Queensland representatives sides to face off in the annual intrastate clash this Saturday at Riverway Stadium, Townsville. The match will be held as a twilight curtain closer to the AFL

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Gallery: Sir Doug Nicholls Round

Across the country, Sir Doug Nicholls Round was celebrated to recognise and celebrate the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the game of Australian Rules football.  Here is how clubs and competitions across Queensland celebrated Sir Doug

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Diversity, Featured News, Indigenous, Mackay, Mount Isa, Multicultural, QAFL, QFA, QWAFL, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Bryher Forster wins Breanna L. Koenen Medal as Townsville clubs turn out for SeaLink AFL Carnival

Magnetic Island has produced an incredible showcase of Australian rules football over the weekend with over 300 footballers getting the chance to showcase their skills. The Magnetic Island Magpies, a club situated on the small island just off the coast

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Ex-AFL players headline intrastate squads for Townsville clash

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland today announced the preliminary squads for the annual intrastate clash between North Queensland and South Queensland. This year’s game will be held in Townsville as a twilight curtain closer to the city’s historic first ever AFL home

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, QFA, Regional, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville

AFL Queensland celebrates ANZAC Round this weekend

By Alice Barker AFL Queensland, along with its clubs and competitions, hold ANZAC Day close to their heart and will commemorate ANZAC Round this weekend, April 24 to 28. ANZAC Round aims to recognise and remember all Australians and New

Posted in AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, NEAFL, QAFL, QFA, QWAFL, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

Four new coaches headline the change in the new AFL Townsville season

The Curra Swans have made an immediate start to their 2019 AFL Townsville senior men’s campaign as the rest of the competition commences this weekend with a full slate of games. The Swans overcame a quarter-time deficit against the Northern

Posted in Featured News, Regional, Townsville

AFL Queensland announces Townsville flood support package

By AFLQ Media AFL Queensland and the Gold Coast SUNS today announced a package to support the Townsville AFL community after the recent devastating floods. Dean Warren, AFL Queensland CEO, made the announcement while visiting school students at Hermit Park State School

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AFL Queensland Townsville Flood Statement

The AFL Queensland CEO, Executive Team and staff extend their support to all those affected by the Townsville Flooding Disaster. AFL Queensland CEO, Dean Warren, expressed his concern for all those impacted by the floods. “Our thoughts are with the

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AFL comes to Townsville

Townsville will host its first ever Toyota AFL Premiership Season match in 2019 when the Gold Coast SUNS host St Kilda at Riverway Stadium on Saturday, June 15. Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the deal would see the

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Around the Regions Finals Review

By Barry Gibson There was finals action aplenty across regional Queensland last weekend. Rain. Wind. Heat. Sunshine. Tears of joy. Tears on anguish. Big crowds. The footy had it all. The heavens opened up on the Darling Downs for their

Posted in Darling Downs, Featured News, Finals, Front Page, Mackay, Mount Isa, Northern Rivers, Regional, Townsville

Tigers create history in Townsville.

By Barry Gibson A fast finishing Hermit Park Tigers came from a long way back on Saturday to claim their second successive AFL Townsville senior premiership and in doing so etched themselves into the club’s history book. The win marked

Posted in Featured News, Finals, Front Page, Regional, Townsville

AFL Townsville: Demons and Magpies combine forces to help kids play football

By Reiley Guest Separated by an ocean and a long country road, the Charters Towers Demons and Magnetic Island Magpies have jumped many hurdles to ensure that footy is the winner. With neither club having enough players to form a

Posted in Featured News, Front Page, Regional, Townsville

Women at the fore of Townsville footy

It’s all about the women in Aussie Rules in Townsville at the moment … Not only is the women’s comp going from strength to strength, with female players signing up in droves – women are also holding the top positions

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Female, Front Page, Townsville

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