A revamped state representative program will see the return of a stand-alone state team featuring the commemorative ‘Q’ Guernsey.
A Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) representative team will wear the iconic ‘Q’ for the first time in eight years when they take on the powerhouse Victorian Amateurs Football Association (VAFA) side on Sunday June 8 at Burpengary.
The day will also see a South Queensland team comprising of players from the QFA, QAFA, Darling Downs and Wide Bay leagues take on the best North Queensland players from Cairns, Capricornia, Mackay, Mount Isa and Townsville.
Football Operations Manager Craig Millar said the VAFA game would be a great test for the Queensland side.
“The VFA beat Victoria Country last year and are a force to be reckoned with,” said Millar.
“They will be a formidable side for us to play first up, but the match will give us an opportunity to see where our competitions are at.”
Millar said the regional clash represents the evolution of country representative football.
“There’s a longer history in South Queensland with Cairns, Gold Coast, Stockman, and other teams they’ve had over the years,” he said.
We’ve now extended that to create the North Queensland vs. South Queensland match,” said Millar.
The revised program has created opportunities off the field and AFL Queensland is currently seeking head coaches for both the Queensland (QAFL) and South Queensland squads.
“We are looking for coaches that want to be involved in the state program”, said Millar.
“These are great opportunity for those wanting to extend their coaching and progress through the talent pathway we have in place.”
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