Wide Bay

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

AFL Wide Bay Women’s competition ready to reach new heights in 2022

Women’s football in Wide Bay is ready to launch into its biggest year yet with the competition kicking off on February 19th.   Aligning with the 2022 NAB AFL Women’s, the competition will be the first Queensland football season to

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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?

Posted in AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, Northern Rivers, Schools, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

AFL Queensland to manage the AFL Wide Bay competition

From Season 2022 the AFL Wide Bay competition will be managed by AFL Queensland, the official state body for the AFL in the Sunshine State. Up until now the local competition, which spans clubs from Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg,

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, Top news, Wide Bay

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

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

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

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, Northern Rivers, QAFL, QAFLW, QFA, QWFA, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

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

Homegrown hero Emma Zielke bringing the AFLW Premiership Cup to Bundaberg

With the AFLW Premiership Cup secured safely in her carry on, football superstar Emma Zielke is bound for Bundaberg, for a weekend of footy celebrations in her home town. The Premiership winning Brisbane Lions AFLW Skipper, who grew up in

Posted in AFLQ, AFLW, Featured News, Female, QAFLW, Top news, Wide Bay, Youth Girls

Emma Zielke name etched into Queensland football history

She’s already synonymous with women’s football in Queensland with a long and unrivalled list of achievements, and now the Emma Zielke name will forever be etched into our state’s football history with the naming of the QAFLW Best and Fairest

Posted in AFLW, Featured News, Female, QAFLW, QWAFL, Top news, Wide Bay

NQ triumph in the NQ v SQ Intrastate Rep Clash

Two hours after they got off the plane in Cairns, South Queensland came out firing. Booting three goals and a behind in the first 15 minutes, the NQ v SQ Intrastate Rep game at Cazaly’s Stadium looked like it could

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QFA, Representative Football, Top news, Wide Bay

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

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Mackay, QFA, Regional, Representative Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

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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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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SQ squad list announced ahead of SQ v NQ Rep clash

South Queensland (SQ) will rely on a mix of new talent and experience when they take on North Queensland (NQ) in the upcoming Queensland representative clash. AFL Queensland has today revealed the SQ squad list, which is headlined by former

Posted in Darling Downs, Featured News, Northern Rivers, QFA, Representative Football, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Wide Bay

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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NAB AFL Auskickers ‘Grill’ McLachlan

By AFL Media. It’s that time of year again… tell the kids to lace up their boots and get a drink bottle ready, the 2021 NAB AFL Auskick season has commenced nationwide. For some Queensland kids, the season has already

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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

Posted in AFL, Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, Junior & Youth, Mackay, Northern Rivers, Regional, SEQ Community Football, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

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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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

Posted in Capricornia, Darling Downs, Featured News, QFA, Regional, Top news, Townsville, Wide Bay

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

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

History set to be made in AFL Wide Bay Takalvans Women’s Grand Final

Another flawless season remains just one game away for the Hervey Bay Bombers as they prepare for the AFL Wide Bay Takalvans Women’s Grand Final against Across the Waves Eagles this Saturday, April 6. The Bombers, in the two seasons

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AFL Wide Bay Takalvans Women’s ready for Round 1

By Ant Wingard Football returns to the Wide Bay region this weekend with season two of the AFL Wide Bay Takalvans Women’s competition commencing. Following the success of the inaugural 2018 campaign, all six of the Wide Bay’s female teams

Posted in AFLQ, Featured News, Female, Regional, Uncategorised, Wide Bay

More of the Kangaroo: Bundaberg-Wide Bay – the early years

The following is an excerpt from More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland. You can purchase your copy of the book here. More of the Kangaroo will be officially launched on December 11 at Coorparoo AFC. Find out

Posted in AFL, AFLQ, Featured News, Regional, Wide Bay

Around the Regions Finals Preview: Wide Bay and Capricornia

By Sophie Wheeler The Wide Bay Seniors finals series will kick off this weekend with the Hervey Bay Bombers, the Gympie Cats, the Bay Power and the Brothers Bulldogs qualifying for a chance at the flag. Hervey Bay Bombers vs

Posted in Capricornia, Featured News, Finals, Front Page, Regional, Wide Bay

Lions captain Dayne Zorko heads to the Wide Bay

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard The Brisbane Lions may have the bye across this weekend, Round 13 of the AFL season, but the week off won’t stop Lions’ skipper Dayne doing his part around the grounds. On Thursday, June 14, Zorko

Posted in Featured News, Front Page, NAB AFL Auskick, Regional, Wide Bay

Hervey Bay claims Wide Bay Women’s Premiership as Competition is Hailed as Huge Success

By Ant Wingard @AntWingard Hervey Bay have blitzed the inaugural AFL Wide Bay Women’s competition, ending their undefeated season on a high with a resounding 17-point Grand Final victory over Across the Waves Eagles on Saturday night. The Bombers placed

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Wide Bay Region Gears Up for Inaugural Women’s League

By Anthony Wingard @AntWingard The excitement of women’s football is set to reach new destinations this weekend with the commencement of the inaugural Wide Bay Women’s Competition on Saturday, February 10. Despite forming just three months ago, interest in the

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