29 weeks, 203 days. That’s how long it has been since the final siren of 2014 QAFL grand final rang out; but this weekend, the wait is finally over. QAFL, QFA, QAFA (A) and QAFA (B) South and Central competitions will all be in action this weekend. So clear your schedule and dust off your club colours, community footy is back.
More is more
One day of footy isn’t enough for you? Well don’t fret, because this year you’ll be able to get your QAFL fix across an entire weekend. For the first 17 rounds of the season, the fixture provides a standalone Sunday arvo match every week, kicking off with with UQ hosting Mt Gravatt at Oval 7 at 2:00pm. Sometimes too much is never enough.
Hey now, you’re an all-star
It’s time to get noticed. With the Women’s AFL Draft only weeks away, Queensland’s best female footballers will be looking to make a selection statement in this Saturday’s Women’s All-Start match. The game is a curtain raiser to the Gold Coast SUNS and St Kilda Metricon clash, getting underway at 4.40pm. MORE HERE
The Under 18 Queensland State Academy is now in the cut and polish stage of training. With the final squad selected, focus is now firmly on their hit out with Victoria County on April 19. Country are one of the best rep teams around, so the boys will very aware of where they stand afterwards. They then get their TAC Cup campaign underway the following Saturday in the first of five TAC Games against Dandenong at Redland.
The big boys are back
AFL returned to Queensland in a big way on Saturday night. Over 31,000 fans took to the Gabba to see the Lions and Pies do battle, while Gold Coast get their chance opportunity to run out in front of their. The crowd, which was the biggest at a Lions game in five years, saw a dominant Collingwood put Brisbane to the sword early on. A late Lions surge wasn’t enough to get them over the line. Queensland is currently serving up a footy feast, from community football through to the elite, all the boxes are being ticked. Get around it.