2019 Game Development Thank You Function

On Friday, August 9th AFL Queensland invites you to celebrate the achievements of our Auskick, Schools, AFL9s and Diversity Volunteers and Ambassadors at the 2019 Game Development Thank You Function! Join MC, Josie Fielding accompanied by live entertainment, photobooth canapes and an open bar (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

Tickets: $15 per person | purchase tickets here

Dress code: Smart Casual

Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start

Venue: Queensland Cricketer’s Club 

                     Please find below our 2019 Finalists:



AFL Queensland Kids Squad Member of the Year

  1. Lucy Thompson (Brisbane North)
  2. Harrison Claydon (Darling Downs)
  3. Georgia Brehmer (Gold Coast)
  4. Melanie Bateman (Sunshine Coast – Wide Bay)
  5. Reiley Guest (Townsville)
  6. Sophie Wheeler (Brisbane South)
  7. Jacob Severs (Brisbane South)
  8. Kelsey McDermott (Mackay)
  9. Angus Richie (Northern Rivers)
  10. Conor Chellingsworth (Capricornia)

NAB Auskick Coordinator of the Year

  1. Robin Cray, Kedron FC (Brisbane North)
  2. Cam Smith, Sherwood JAFC (Brisbane South)
  3. Mark Jorgenson, Ormeau FC  (Gold Coast)
  4. Travis Fisher, Roma Community Centre (Darling Downs)
  5. Beth Mahoney, Caloundra JACF (Sunshine Coast – Wide Bay)
  6. Emma Hennell, Magnetic Island Magpies (Townsville)

Junior Match Program Coach of the Year

  1. Sam Dunmill, Goondiwindi Hawks (Darling Downs)
  2. Murray Egan, Coolum Beach JAFC (Sunshine Coast – Wide Bay)
  3. Dan Williams, Glenmore Bulls (Capricornia)
  4. Marcus Pearce, Brunswick Heads JAFC (Northern Rivers)
  5. Josh Hollis, Thuringowa Bulldogs (Townsville)

Diversity Ambassador of the Year

  1. Elaine Wixted, Murarrie State School (Brisbane South)
  2. Luke Playfair, Greater Springfield Sports (Brisbane South)
  3. Ross Savill, Hume Ridge Church (Darling Downs)
  4. Kelly Barron, TAFE QLD (Darling Downs)
  5. Emma Ferguson, Heatley Secondary College (Townsville)

AFLSA Service to Football


  1. Sherelle Reid, Lourdes Hill College (Brisbane South)
  2. Andrew Vearing, Redlynch State College (Cairns)
  3. Mal McCarther, Glenmore State School (Capricornia)
  4. Paul Keenan, Toowoomba East State School (Darling Downs)
  5. Lance Parsons, Eatons Hill State School (Brisbane North)

Contribution to Female Participation


  1. Kristy Boyle, Hillbrook Anglican School (Brisbane North)
  2. Kerri Grimes, Coorparoo Secondary College (Brisbane South)
  3. Jo Butland, Peninsular School Sport (Cairns)
  4. Abby Varley, The Glennie School (Darling Downs)
  5. Shannon Hill, Sunshine Beach SHS (Sunshine Coast)
  6. Pippa Twigden, Miami SHS (Gold Coast)

Students Choice AFL Teacher of the Year




Students Choice AFL Teacher of the Year


  1. Andrew Grubba, Ryan Catholic College (Townsville)
  2. Adam Boon, Park Ridge SHS (Gold Coast)
  3. Derek Berry, Park Ridge SHS (Gold Coast)
  4. Jarrod Wells, Palm Beach Currumbin SHS (Gold Coast)
  5. Matthew Ashenden, Palm Beach Currumbin SHS (Gold Coast)


  1. Adam Fry, Villanova College (Brisbane South)
  2. Ashleigh Hales, Narangba Valley SHS (Brisbane North)
  3. Kate Morris, Grace Lutheran College (Brisbane North)
  4. Ross Clayfield, Kedron SHS (Brisbane North)
  5. Brendan Forbes, Sandgate District SHS (Brisbane North)

Primary AFLSA of the Year

  1. Kate Evans, St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School (Brisbane North)
  2. Levi Thomson-Matthews, Ipswich Central State School (Brisbane South)
  3. David Beasley, Bayview State School (Brisbane South)
  4. Kristen Knight, Freshwater State School (Cairns)
  5. Matthew Brown, Mirani State School (Mackay)
  6. Kurt Gislingham, Gaven State School (Gold Coast)

Secondary AFLSA of the Year

  1. Andrew Grubba, Ryan Catholic College (Townsville)
  2. Dan Fraser, Downlands College (Darling Downs)
  3. Aaron Deckys, Sienna Catholic College (Sunshine Coast)
  4. Mitchell Montgomery, Pacific Pines SHS, (Sunshine Coast)
  5. Nathan Spencer, Urangan SHS, (Wide Bay)

AFL9s Coordinator of the Year

  1. Shane Bensted, Wilston Grange AFC (Brisbane North)
  2. Cam Smith, Sherwood JAFC (Brisbane South)
  3. Danielle Gardiner, Pacific Pines (Gold Coast)
  4. Josephine Trail, Kawana Park (Sunshine Coast – Wide Bay)
  5. James Dent, Coorparoo JAFC (Brisbane South)

Please, direct all enquires to the below:

AFL9s Program Coordinator – Kat Julius

M: 0429 814 297

E:  katherine.julius@afl.com.au

AFL Queensland Schools & AFL9s Programs Manager – Amy Anderton 

M: 0406 225 224

E: amy.anderton@afl.com.au

Auskick & Transition Program Officer – Caitlin Sippel

M: 0437 570 205

E: caitlin.sippel@afl.com.au

Talent Diversity Coordinator – Peter Yagmoor

M: 0428 645 488

E: peter.yagmoor@afl.com.au

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