New book to celebrate 150 milestone

150 years of Queensland football deserves an equally historic book.

2016 will mark 150 years since the formation of the original Brisbane Football Club in 1866, and the first game in Queensland.

The Queensland Australian Football Forensics (QAFF) are gearing up for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Australian rules football in Queensland.

The Forensics see this milestone as a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of the code in Queensland and to further fulfil one of the Forensics’ goals – to promote an appreciation of the game’s history.

The celebrations will be highlighted by the release of a comprehensive book which will provide, for the first time, a definitive history of the game in Queensland.  Over several years, the Forensics have researched and compiled a massive amount of Queensland football history to prepare a book of over 800 pages that will commemorate the achievements and personalities of the past 150 years.

The book will include details of:

  • The origins of the game in Queensland in the nineteenth century
  • The QAFL (State League) competition since its inception as the QFL in 1903
  • Regional leagues throughout Queensland
  • All Queensland state representative games ever played
  • Extracurricular games
  • SQAFA and other similar leagues
  • School, Junior and Female footy
  • Hall of Fame inductees and other mini-bios
  • Participation in the AFL competition

The Forensics see the tremendous value that a publication such as this would have for the game in Queensland and with your help, it can be something special – indeed, a truly historic publication in itself.  Ultimately, this book will provide an enormous sense of pride for all Queenslanders.

To assist with the initial costs of publication, the Forensics are seeking support from both businesses and individuals.  If you (or someone you know) would like to be involved in this significant project, sponsorships can be arranged to suit everyone’s requirements.  There is also a crowdfunding project operating through OzCrowd (link provided below).

The Footy Forensics are both excited and serious about documenting the history of the game in Queensland, its clubs and its people.  This occasion is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge our code’s past in our state.  If you would like more information on the 150th anniversary project or would like to offer assistance, be it financial or in any other way, here’s how they can be contacted.

Greg Parker email:

Greg Parker phone:     0432 791 198

Murray Bird email:

Sam Corless email:


Crowdfunding:   –Uk

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