Queensland set to host 40th AFL Masters carnival

The Sunshine Coast in Queensland is set to host the 40th AFL Masters National Carnival from Saturday 30 September to Sunday 8 October, 2023.

Nearly 1600 playing participants – a carnival record – representing all eight states and territories will take part across seven age divisions for men and two age divisions for women.

A record number of women – more than 350 players competing for 18 teams – will be part of the carnival, while inaugural Indigenous showcase matches for men and women will also take place. 

AFL Masters General Manager, Dr Adrian Raftery, said the event is set to the biggest in the 40-year history of AFL Masters football.

“With more nearly 1600 participants to come together on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, this will be a record number and exceed the previous mark of 1200-plus who took part last year.

“This is a fantastic reflection on the popularity of AFL Masters nationally and the power of Australian football to bring people of all ages together.”

AFL legend Jason Akermanis is one prominent name set to take the field, playing for the Queensland 45s side. ‘Aker’ will also coach the Australian Masters team to tour Ireland in March next year.

All 114 matches will be live streamed via KommunityTV.com.

For more information, visit https://aflmasters.com.au/aflm-national-carnival-2/

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