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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

Posted in AFL, AFL cairns, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Female, Finals, Mackay, Mount Isa, Northern Rivers, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Volunteers, Wide Bay

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.

Posted in AFLQ, AROUND THE GROUNDS, Featured News, Female, Top news, Townsville

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

Posted in AFLQ, AROUND THE GROUNDS, Featured News, Inclusion, Indigenous, Multicultural, Regional, Top news, Townsville

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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Cairns turns it on ahead of the NQ v SQ Intrastate Rep Clash

As winter makes it’s self known across Queensland and the South East of the state shivers through a “cold snap”, North Queensland (NQ) Coach Aaron Davey hopes the tropical conditions add the finishing touches to the “strongest NQ side in

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RESULTS: QSS 10-12 Years Combined AFL State Championships

After four action packed days, the 2021 Queensland School Sport (QSS) 10-12 Years Combined AFL State Championships in Cairns has wrapped up! Congratulations to our two winning regions: Girls – South Coast Boys – Sunshine Coast A special shout out

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Sir Doug Nicholls Round – a lasting legacy for our game

There were moving scenes at footy grounds across the weekend with captains of our QAFL clubs exchanging Didgeridoos and at QAFLW games they exchanged Clapsticks during the coin toss.   A symbol of our community embracing not only Racism. It

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Teams announced ahead of NQ v SQ Rep Intrastate Clash

All roads lead to Cairns this Saturday for the seventh instalment of the annual senior men’s North Queensland (NQ) versus South Queensland (SQ) Intrastate Clash. Both coaches have announced their final teams, with a plethora of new faces set to

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Fresh faces headline the NQ squad list

Former Essendon listed player Jake Long; son of Bombers legend and Norm Smith Medallist, Michael Long, headlines the North Queensland (NQ) squad list which AFL Queensland has announced. The squad will compete in next month’s Queensland representative clash against South

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EXIMM partners with AFL Queensland to celebrate 2021 Pride Round

AFL Queensland is proud to announce a partnership with EXIMM for their 2021 state-wide Pride Round. The EXIMM Pride Round will take place across Queensland on the weekend of 14-16th of May and will celebrate diversity and inclusion across the

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Guidelines for concussion management in community football

The AFL has released its updated guidelines for the management of concussion in Australian football at all levels of the game outside of the AFL and AFLW competitions for 2021. In considering the best practice management of sport-related concussion, the

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New and old rivalries to be tested in Anzac Round

ANZAC Day holds a special place on the AFL Queensland calendar and is recognised each year by our state-wide leagues and clubs. Anzac round matches pay tribute to the sacrifice of the servicemen and women of Australia and New Zealand

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Inclusion, Junior & Youth, Masters, Top news, Townsville, VFL

AFL launches first dedicated program for junior coaches

For the first time coaches of junior footballers aged 7-12 can access a dedicated program of resources, with the AFL launching its Junior Coaching Curriculum.  The comprehensive program has been designed by industry experts to support coaches of young girls

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Who’s who coming through the Queensland ranks

We spoke with Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS Academy teams to compile the list of the top talent coming through the Queensland ranks: Brisbane 1. Jaspa Fletcher Club: Sherwood Son of Adrian. He plays inside, wing or forward. Possesses

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Hawks land at new home for 2021

Townsville’s University Hawks will play their home games at Riverway Stadium in 2021. The partnership between Townsville City Council and AFL Queensland provides the Hawks with the opportunity to play at a state-of-the-art ground after two decades without a permanent

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Flash back for the NQ v SQ Clash

Aaron “Flash” Davey will again get the opportunity to coach North Queensland (NQ) this year after last year’s Intrastate Clash was cancelled due to COVID-19. The former Melbourne Demons star, steps into the position after being a player for the

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A new beginning for the Garbutt Magpies

After a 33 year hiatus, the Garbutt Magpies will return to the AFL Townsville senior men’s ranks in 2021 with a standalone team being accepted into the men’s reserves competition. The Garbutt Magpies last competed in an AFL Townsville senior

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AFL Townsville sustainability measures announced.

AFL Townsville sustainability measures announced. A raft of exciting new sustainability measures have today been announced by AFL Queensland to ensure footy in Townsville continues to go from strength to strength. The new measures will see all senior clubs in

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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.

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