Volunteers

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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Behind the lens: How Footy Focus brought two photographers’ dreams to life

By Celia Drummond – AFL Media Community photographers Russell Freeman and Grant Viney went from competition entrants to shooting AFL games, courtesy of Footy Focus On September 30, one lucky community photographer will be announced as the winner of the

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Toyota AFL Community Umpire Service: Jason Mitchell

The Mitchell family have a long and rich history with Queensland footy, with Jason celebrating his 20 years of service in 2019. Jason has always been the definition of a team player, going above and beyond to help grow the

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Queensland Volunteer of the Year Awards

AFL Queensland congratulates the following Queensland Volunteer of the Year Award recipients. You are the unsung heroes of our game and your work to progress our sport is very much appreciated. Category Winners Name Winners Club/League Toyota AFL Community Football

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Toyota AFL National Volunteer Awards – Nominations Open

The Toyota AFL National Volunteer Awards is a volunteer recognition program that rewards outstanding volunteers who have given notable voluntary service to Australian Football. All leagues and clubs are invited to nominate any outstanding volunteers for one of the following

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Local hero driving inclusion at Jindalee Jags

In celebration of National Volunteers Week, AFL Queensland is taking the opportunity to recognise volunteers throughout the state who contribute countless hours to making our game. At Jindalee, there is a particular person working tirelessly to create opportunities for kids

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AFL Queensland – Community Football Update

A note to the AFL football community, The health and well-being of fans, players, umpires, officials, partners, volunteers and communities has been our number one priority. We are determined to be part of the whole of community response to slow

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2019 AFL Queensland Game Development Awards Winners

Last Friday AFL Queensland recognised the contribution of AFL game development ambassadors and volunteers across Queensland and NSW Northern Rivers at this year’s AFL Queensland Game Development Thank You Function. More than 150 AFL School Ambassadors, Junior Match Program Coaches and

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AFL Queensland is seeking applications for the AFL Merit Awards

AFL Queensland is seeking applications from around the state for an AFL Merit Award in 2018. The Merit Award is awarded to volunteers who have provided ten or more years of outstanding service to community football and has been presented

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Wests Juniors to Celebrate 90th Anniversary in 2018

By Anthony Wingard @AntWingard The Wests Juniors Australian Football Club will celebrate the club’s 90th anniversary in 2018, marking close to a century of football in the city’s western suburbs. To commemorate the milestone, the Bulldogs will host an anniversary

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150 Games for Fran Cudmore

Fran Cudmore grew up in a footy household, which often meant heading down to Glenferrie Road in Melbourne to watch her father’s beloved Hawks, or other times, listening on the radio when the former wasn’t available. Fran was even a

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Volunteer & Coach Awards

Nominations close July 31 for the 2017 the AFL Queensland Volunteer and Coach Awards. Volunteers and coaches are the lifeblood of Australian football. Without them, we simply would not have a game. They work for the love of the football, not

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Paying it Forward

It started out as an ordinary day at Springwood for Allen Gill. The boys were jumping in to help out the Ipswich Cats’ Masters side, down on numbers, and Allen was putting the boots back on for the first time

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Tuesday Talking Points

Doing us proud Last year’s 2016 Female Diversity Championships might be in the rear view mirror, but the good news surrounding it keeps rolling in. Nine Queenslanders have been confirmed for the two national female diversity representative teams for 2017.

Posted in AFLW, Coaching, Diversity, Featured News, Indigenous, QAFL, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Shattock hits the paddock with Labrador

Meet Labrador’s new senior coach, former Brisbane Lions premiership player Aaron Shattock. After a stint as Labrador’s assistant under Perry Meka for the last two seasons, Shattock is a familiar face at Tigerland and has already noticed improvements in pre-season

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National Coaching Course registrations close soon

The 2017 AFL National Coaching Conference is rapidly approaching, and it’s your last chance to register. Running from Friday February 3 to 5 at the MCG, the National Coaching Course attracts more than 400 coaches from across Australia each year.

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Redcliffe Tiger takes footy to Indonesia

Barry Anderson went overseas hoping to develop a love for AFL in young Indonesians, but he got more than he ever expected when Indonesia won the inaugural All-Asia Cup. When Barry and his family packed up their Brisbane home for

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Brown ready for new challenges

2016 Morningside co-captain Sam Brown has called time on his playing career, embarking on a coaching journey with the Panthers. Following a few personal doubts surrounding his body and the rigors of another season, Brown decided to hang up the

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Tuesday Talking Points

Baxter going back Dual Labrador premiership player, Josh Baxter, is returning to his Queensland footy roots in 2017 when he pulls on a Southport Sharks jumper again. As reported in the Gold Coast Bulletin over the Christmas break, the 2015

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Tuesday Talking Points

Coolangatta’s new man? One of the QAFL coaches from 2016 is headed down the highway. Matt Walder, who led Morningside in 2016, has taken the reins of the Coolangatta-Tweed football club in the QFA Division 2 for next year. Question

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New Kidd on the block at Grange

A big week for Wilston Grange has been capped off with the announcement of Laura Kidd as the new Head Female Coach. Just yesterday it was revealed Nathan Clarke would be returning to the Gorillas as senior co-coach, and now

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Clarke back home as Grange’s coach

Nathan Clarke is going home, signing on as co-coach of the Wilston Grange Football Club. Clarke will oversee the senior football department and will be the QAFL match day coach, while Matt Trewhella will focus on the development of players

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Moody to lead Caloundra

The Caloundra Panthers have announced the appointment of Steve Moody as Senior Coach for season 2017. He will lead the Panthers in the newly restructured QFA Division 1. Prior to his new role with the Panthers, Moody was Senior Assistant

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PNG’s weekend in Queensland

For PNG, competing in the 2016 AFL Queensland Youth Girls State Championships was about much more than wins or losses. It was about the journey. This is how their weekend unfolded.

Posted in AFL, Diversity, Featured News, Female, Multicultural, Representative Football, Volunteers, Youth Girls

Magpies’ Summer Skills Program Back Again

Summer might be just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity for the youngsters to polish up on their skills isn’t there. The Western Magpies will be hosting a Summer Skills Program every Friday night from November 11

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Wildschut to lead the Panthers in 2017

After a few years away from club land, Steve Wildschut will return to the coaches box in 2017 after being appointed the Morningside Football Club Senior Coach. Wildschut, who has spent the last two years as the AFL Queensland Coaching

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Tuesday Talking Points

Griffith Moorooka The Chook Pen has a new leader with Danny Andjelkovic announced as the new Griffith Moorooka Senior Coach for 2017. Andjelkovic hails for country Victoria where he won three senior premierships as a player before joining the Gladstone

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Magpies name their new coach

The Western Magpies have names Brydan Morgan as QAFL senior coach for 2017. Brydan Morgan comes to the Western Magpies with over 15 years experience within various levels of senior football. As a player and coach he have been directly

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