Volunteers

Meka steps down

Labrador Senior Coach and Football Operations Manager, Perry Meka, will vacate both roles at the end of the 2016 season. A move back with his family in Melbourne, and the opportunity to work at the elite level in the AFL

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Tuesday Talking Points

Where did Jade come from? When Kalinda Howarth kicked six goals for Coolangatta in Saturday’s first game of the QWAFL triple-header, she extended her lead in the league goal kicking to six. With that buffer between her and second place,

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, Female, Finals, NAB AFL Draft, NEAFL, QAFL, Queensland U18 State Academy, QWAFL, SEQ Community Football, Volunteers

Kenmore hoping Saturday is a happy Homecoming

The proud 19-year history of the Kenmore Football Club will be celebrated this Saturday, August 13, at their Homecoming Day. It’s a day where the Bears faithful say thanks to the group of people who have taken them to where

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Four days of Fijian education

Last week, AFL Fiji embarked on four days of education. On the agenda were the issues not just AFL Fiji staff, but community members deal with head on in their day-to-day lives. The aim of the week was to help

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Multicultural, Representative Football, Uncategorised, Volunteers

Coaches called on for injury survey

Calling all Queensland coaches, the AFL is seeking your help. The AFL has funded researchers from the School of Human Movement and Sports Science at Federation University Australia to conduct a survey to better understand the lower limb injury prevention knowledge,

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Quick thinking trainer prevents heart attack

Southport player Ben Presser will forever be grateful for the quick thinking of trainer Ken Matthews, who saved him from a possible heart attack. After complaining of sore calves and a racing heartbeat during his Colts match on June 11,

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Community coaches invited to Masterclasses

AFL Queensland, in conjunction with the Brisbane Lions and Gold Cost SUNS, are giving community football coaches an opportunity to learn from the best with their upcoming coaching Masterclasses. Both are free of charge to all accredited coaches. The Lions’

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Trewhella steps aside

Wilston Grange playing coach Matt Trewhella will step down from his coaching role at the end of the 2016 season. After a review of the clubs development process, which Trewhella was a part of, it was decided the best way

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Ron Lockens’ Top 15 Photos, 3-1

When it comes to photographing footy in Queensland over a long period of time, you would be hard pressed to find someone better than Ron Lockens. Through the eye of a lens, he has seen champions of the game strut

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Clarke takes over the Magpies’ top job

The Western Magpies have appointed Nathan Clarke as senior coach for the rest of 2016, following the resignation of Glenn Humphrey this week. The appointment, effective immediately, was announced to the playing group before training on Tuesday night. Clarke, a

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A thank you to our volunteers

You might not kick the goal, you might not take the screamer, you might not be the timely fist on the last line of defence, but without you, that doesn’t happen. Without you, a Nick Reiwoldt wouldn’t have anywhere to

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AFLQ celebrates National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. With the theme Give Happy, Live Happy, introduced in 2015, we continue in 2016 to celebrate and explore the research that shows volunteers live

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Maroochydore enter the female space with a win

Saturday was a special day for the Maroochydore Roos. For the first official time, they had a women’s team represent the club. Their Queensland Women’s Amateur Football Association (QWAFA) side marked the occasion with a win over Jindalee at home

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QAFL Wrap: Round 3

WILSTON GRANGE v. UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND Wilston Grange 5.0, 8.6, 13.8, 19.10 (124) University of Queensland 1.2, 1.3, 2.6, 3.9 (27) Wilston Grange has a love affair with Friday night footy. Last year, it was a 109-point win over Sandgate,

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2016 State Representative Coaches Named

AFL Queensland today announced the coaches for the 2016 AFL Queensland State Representative Program. Three of Queensland’s most respected coaches, John Blair, Rick Hanlon and Danny Craven will coach the three representative sides in this, the 150th year of football

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QAFL Coaches 2016 Predictions

On the eve of the 2016 season, we thought we would throw the QAFL prediction questions out to the men who live and breath it daily; the coaches. All 10 coaches had their say on who will play off in

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2016 QAFL Preview: Western Magpies

The Western Magpies were the surprise packet of 2015, leaping into contender status very quickly, but they aren’t done with yet. After a straight sets finals exit, the Magpies are champing at the bit to get out there and bridge

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2016 QAFL Preview: Labrador

In 2016, Labrador will go from the hunters to the hunted. There seems to be no sign of a premiership hangover from the Tigers so far though, taking out the Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup on Saturday. Find out who Perry

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2016 QAFL Preview: Mt Gravatt

2015 was a tumultuous year injury wise for Mt Gravatt, but things are looking up. Senior Coach Brad Pollock is optimistic about the Vultures chances this year, stating that “the expectation is to make finals.” Find out why in the

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2016 QAFL Preview: Palm Beach Currumbin

2015 definitely left a sour taste in the mouth of Palm Beach Currumbin, and they are out for redemption this year. After injecting some mature bodies into Salk Oval over summer, Chad Owens is quietly confident the Lions will improve

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2016 QAFL Preview: Broadbeach

After a slow start in 2015, Broadbeach stormed home to make the QAFL finals. Senior Coach Brett Andrews says that start won’t happen again this year. Find out why he thinks the Cats are better placed this ear compared to

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Tuesday Talking Points

Race against the clock The Queensland Women’s Academy went through their final pre-season test on Wednesday night, and Selina Goodman lit up the track. Just before the stopwatches were put away for the year, she ran the 2k-time trial in

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Tuesday Talking Points

Browny to lead again If it ain’t broke (and it certainly isn’t), why fix it? Caleb Brown has been announced as skipper for the Mayne Tigers for a fifth consecutive year. When you look back at Brown’s record of the

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Decade of service for Burleigh’s Larkin

It stated with a dad following his eldest son to a game of footy; it’s resulted in over a decade of service. Chris Larkin, the 2015 AFL Queensland Youth Coach of the Year, is as loyal as they come to

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Club Coaching Coordinator Course announced

AFL Queensland will host a club coaching coordinator course on Saturday, February 20. The course runs from 8:30am to 4:00pm at AFLQ HQ in Yeronga, and includes teaching technique sessions conducted by three current Brisbane Lions Assistant Coaches. Shane Woewodin

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Tuesday Talking Points

Palm Beach favorites head south When the Lions run out this year, they will be missing a couple of contested ball bulls in the guts. Todd Bryant and Tyler Cornish will both be lining up for the Wodonga Raiders in

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Jenkins back in charge at Redcliffe

After a 12-month hiatus, Steve Jenkins is back in yellow and black, re-taking the reins as senior coach of the Redcliffe Football Club. Jenkins was approached by the Tigers to come back to the top job; an opportunity he jumped

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MacDonald-Camden heads good news at Grange

At just 20-years-old, Marcus MacDonald-Camden has put the boots into storage, and taken the leap into the senior coach ranks taking over as the Wilston Grange QWAFL coach for 2016. For MacDonald-Camden, his coaching passion is fostered from his love

Posted in Club Management, Coaching, Featured News, Female, Junior & Youth, QAFL, QWAFL, Volunteers, Youth Girls

Multicultural Ambassador registrations open

Mabior Chol, drafted last month to Richmond, said he wouldn’t be where he is today without the help of Geoff Palmer. Palmer, the 2015 National Multicultural Ambassador of the Year, introduced Chol to football at Yeronga State High School six

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Teaching the next gen the reward for Ashkar

“Teaching anything, whether it’s dancing, whether it’s football, is the most rewarding thing you can do for yourself,” David Ashkar said. If you’re going to take someone’s word for it, it may as well be David Ashkar; a man who

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