Notice: AFL Mackay coaching Masterclass Tomorrow evening

In the lead up to the ANZAC Day Blockbuster in Mackay, AFL Queensland invites all members of the AFL Mackay community to a Coaching Masterclass featuring a variety of AFL guest speakers.more


The AFL and the GAA today confirmed that Australia will play Ireland in a one-Test 2014 International Rules Series to be played at Patersons Stadium in Perth on Saturday 22 November.more

AFL Master class Thursday 24th April 2014

AFL Master class Thursday 24th April 2014
Harrup park at 6pm
with guest speakers
Jarrod Crouch (Game day tactics)and Dr Hanson(concussion)more

Media Release: The Round Five Lifebroker Mark of the Year nominations

The Round Five Lifebroker Mark of the Year nominations are as follows:

• George Horlin-Smith (Geelong Cats)
• Jack Riewoldt (Richmond)
• Scott Thompson (Adelaide Crows)

The Round Five Hungry Jack’s Goal of the Year nominations are as follows:

• Jack Billings (St Kilda)
• Patrick Dangerfield (Adelaide Crows)
• Shane Edwards (Richmond)more


Chairman of the AFL Commission, Mike Fitzpatrick today announced former Collingwood FC champion and long-time media personality Lou Richards as the inaugural recipient of the John Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award.more

Notice: U12 Mackay District Team Training this Afternoon at Harrup Park

A reminder that U12 Mackay District AFL team training will be held this afternoon from 3.30pm at Harrup Park.more

Notice: Season Draw AFL Mackay 2014

Please see blow the draw for the Senior AFL Mackay 2014 seasonmore

Notice: Teams for City vs Country game on ANZAC Day

The teams have been selected and it should be a fantastic day of football.more

Media Release: 2014 National KickStart Championships and Australia Post All Nations Cup

The 2014 Under 15 National KickStart Championships and inaugural Australia Post All Nations Cup grand finals were played today, Wednesday April 16 in Coffs Harbour at the Coffs Harbour International Sports Park.more

Notice: The goalpost on Harrup Park Oval 1 & 9

Finally they have arrived - Oval 1 & 9 are now ready for the AFL season.more

Notice: Play by the rules magazine now available

Hello, welcome to the 2nd edition of the Play by the Rules online interactive Magazine. Many thanks to those of you that gave positive feedback on the first edition a couple of months back. It's been very encouraging. This edition features three feature articles and an expanded 'legal stuff' section about member protection and the law around bullying.more

Notice: Corporate Tickets available now for ANZAC Day Blockbuster!

1x VIP Corporate ticket:

• 2 Course meal with drinks package
• FREE parking for the event( access via Juliet Street entrance)
• Complimentary Game Day Footy Recordmore

Media Release: North Melbourne’s Luke McDonald wins Round Four

North Melbourne’s Luke McDonald wins Round Four NAB AFL Rising Star Nomination

Luke McDonald from the North Melbourne Football Club is the Round Four NAB AFL Rising Star nominee.

The 19-year-old was impressive in the wet conditions at the SCG against the Sydney Swans yesterday. His 20 possessions and five marks from half-back were a highlight in the Kangaroos’ 43-point win.more

Media Release: The AFL today launched its trial of player name

The AFL today launched its trial of player name guernseys that will be worn by all players across Round 5 of the 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.more

Media Article: young Hawks star Aaron Wade

Great article in the paper about young Hawks star Aaron Wade. Aaron has been playing our game since he was 11. Aaron has come through the Mackay Juniors as well as our talent programs.more

Notice: Suns Academy and Mackay Under 14 talent Programs

Good morning to all players in the Suns Academy and Mackay Under 14 talent Programs just letting you know training will be cancelled tomorrow night due to the extreme weather.more

Media Release: Mackay set for NEAFL ANZAC Day Clash

AFL Returns to Mackay this ANZAC Day with the Brisbane Lions Reserves to take on their Sydney Swans counterparts in the second North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) ANZAC Day Clash at Harrup Park.
The match is a replay of the 2013 NEAFL Grand Final that saw the Lions run out 14-point winners in a tight match.more

Media Release: AFL Queensland

Key appointments made for North Queensland representative team

AFL Queensland today announced Barry Gibson as coach of the 2014 North Queensland AFL representative team to play South Queensland.
The match is part of a revamped state representative program that will see a triple header played at Brisbane’s new $14 million Moreton Bay Regional Sports Complex – AFL Precinct on Sunday June 8.more

Media Release:2014 Under 15 National KickStart Championships and Australia Post All Nations Cup

Coffs Harbour is set for five days of Australian football action when the 2014 KickStart Championships and Australia Post All Nations Cup begin on Friday April 11, with hundreds of players from across Australia and Oceania taking part.more

Media Release: AFL Proud to Support Efforts to Give Homophobia the Boot

AFL Chief Executive Andrew Demetriou today joined the heads of Australia’s professional sporting bodies in reaffirming a collective commitment to promoting an inclusive environment in which sports men and women, regardless of their sexuality, are welcome.more

Reminder: Blue card for all volunteers,coaches & Managers

We would like to encouraging all volunteers, coaches & Managers to get a blue card. There is no charge involved. Please visit the website for more information or find application form attached.


Notice: NEAFL news

Former North Mackay Saints player Tyler Jones and Eastern Swans Premiership Player Matt Sondergeld have both had great starts to Season 2014 with The Redlands Bombers. The Bombers had a fantastic win over Ainslie football club on the weekend.more

Media Release: Tribunal will sit tonight at 5pm

The AFL wishes to advise the Tribunal will sit tonight at 5pm, Tuesday April 8, after the Gold Coast’s Steven May and Greater Western Sydney’s Devon Smith chose to contest the sanctions laid by the Match Review Panel from the weekend’s matches. Please also find below the detail of those sanctions accepted:more

Notice: Play at Half-Time of the Brisbane Lions v Sydney Swans Match!

We are pleased to confirm that all 2013/2014 NAB AFL Auskick participants have the opportunity to play at Half-time during the Brisbane Lions vs. Sydney Swans NEAFL match on ANZAC Day in Mackay.more

Notice: ANZAC Day Blockbuster at Harrup Park

ANZAC Day Blockbuster at Harrup Park – Brisbane Lions vs. Sydney Swans NEAFL match plus AFL Mackay’s traditional City vs. Country game.
We welcome the Mackay, Whitsundays and Central Highlands locals to come along to this exciting AFL event in our region. We are calling on everyone to get behind this great eventmore

Notice: One Punch Can Kill

Wonderful imitative from the Whitsunday Bald Eagles. “ ITS COOL TO HAVE A COLD ONE MATE...JUST BE COOL ABOUT IT”. ONE PUNCH CAN KILL.more

Notice: Angus Johnston

Suns Level 2 Academy member & North Mackay junior Angus Johnston worked really well on the track tonight.more

Notice: Congratulations and a big well done!

Congratulations and a big well done to North MacKay’s 16 year old state squad member Cody Filewood and North Cairns Tigers Glendon Woosup on making there debut for the Gold Coast Suns NEAFL team on Saturday.more

Media Release: Greater Western Sydney’s Josh Kelly wins Round Three

Josh Kelly from the Greater Western Sydney Giants is the Round Three NAB AFL Rising Star nominee.

Playing in just his second AFL match, Josh showed class and composure in difficult conditions in the Giants’ 32-point win over Melbourne at Spotless Stadium on Sunday. He kicked two goals in the final quarter and finished with 17 possessions.more

Media Release: The Round Three Lifebroker Mark of the Year nominations

The Round Three Lifebroker Mark of the Year nominations are as follows:

• Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn)
• Jamie Elliott (Collingwood)
• Jack Riewoldt (Richmond)

Fans can now view and vote for their favourite mark at

Media Release: Injury update - Daniel Rich

Scans this afternoon have confirmed that Brisbane Lions midfielder Daniel Rich has ruptured his ACL.

The injury, to his right knee, was sustained during Saturday’s clash with the Gold Coast Suns.more


Here follows the AFL news list for this week.

1 PROGRAM OF MATCHES (all times are local)

Round Four (All times are local)

Friday April 11
Richmond v Collingwood at MCG, 7.50pm;more

Results from AFL Mackay's Lightning Premiership.

It was a fantastic day!more

Update: North Qld Development


GC SUNS Round 1 win against Richmond
at Metricon Stadium attracted a crowd of
Kids at clinics love having photo taken with
Jaeger O’Meara player cut-outmore

Media Release: AIS-AFL Academy

AIS-AFL Academy to play for AFL Chairman’s Cup and MCC President’s Medal

The second AFL Chairman’s Cup and MCC President’s Medal will be presented at the annual AIS-AFL Academy match tomorrow, Friday, night.more

Whats on @ Harrup Park Country Club in April 2014

All the live AFL action from mid day on ANZAC day, Friday the 25th of April 2014more

Media Release : Easter Carnival - Tropical Masters Cup

Friday 18th of April (Good Friday)
Barefoot Bowls, BBQ Dinner and Player Draft at the Airlie Beach Bowls Club from 6pm to 10pm.
The Airlie Beach Bowls Club is next door to the ground.
BBQ dinner $15-00 (registered players free)
Barefoot Bowls $10-00 (optional)more

Media Release : Field of Woman

15,000 people will stand together on the MCG in the shape of the iconic Pink Lady on Saturday 10 May 2014 to show their support for the growing number of Australians personally affected by breast cancer.more

Mackay Coaching Course Harrup Park 12th April

AFL Mackay are running a level 1 coaches course on 12th April 2014 at Harrup Parkmore

National NAIDOC Committee media release - 31 March 2014

Nominate now for the National NAIDOC Awards

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to come together to recognise the valuable contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make to this country.

This year, NAIDOC Week will be held from 6-13 July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous peoples.more

News Release : Round Two Lifebroker Mark of the Year nominations

David Armitage (St Kilda)
• Lachie Hunter (Western Bulldogs)
• Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn)

Fans can now view and vote for their favourite mark at http://markoftheyear.afl.com.aumore

Media Release : Record Crowd

The total number of fans attending AFL games across the weekend was 315,838 – the third highest Round Two attendance figure in AFL history.

Total Round Two crowd numbers for the nine matches played across five states have only been previously surpassed in 2013 (350,736 people) and in 2010 (317,620 people across eight matches).more

Mackay Coaching Course 12th April Harrup Park 8.35am

AFL Mackay are running a level 1 coaches course on 12th April 2014 at Harrup Parkmore

Troy Clarke Scholarship launched

In October 2013 Queensland’s AFL community has lost one of its greats, with the tragic passing of State Development Manager, Troy Clarke.

An AFL Queensland Hall of Fame member, Clarke, 44, played 68 games for the Brisbane Bears between 1991 and 1996 and was the only North Queenslander on the Queensland Team of the Century shortlist , but it was his impact on footy after his retirement that willmore

Harrup Park $10 000 Major Draw this Sunday 30th March

Harrup Park $10 000 Major Draw this Sunday 30th March @ Harrup Park.
$1000 given away every half hour from 1pm-5.30pm.
You must be here to win. You Belong
Why not come along and support your local AFL with raffles and bingo ... you never know!!more

Moranbah Auskick May 3rd 4pm

Welcome back to another season of Bulldogs Aussie Rules Junior Footy. Just letting you all know that we are having a sign on afternoon for Auskick at 4:00pm on Thursday May 3 at the club. (See attached flyer). It will be an opportunity to welcome Hamish McInnes to Moranbah. for more please click heremore

Friday's Club Auskick will be on

Friday Nights Club Auskick held at Hurrup Park WILL be on this friday at 4.30pm
Come along and join in the fun.more

Mackay U16’s Talent Training & Presentation Cancelled

Mackay U16 Talent Program training and Jumper presentation for tonight 26.3.2014 has been cancelled due to weather.
Can all Players be at Airlie beach Sports Park at 8am Sharp on Saturday Morning.

Any Queries please see David Harding 0420 980 519.more

Media Release

AFL to raise funds for ANZAC Centenary fund...
The AFL today announced the first of a range of fundraising initiatives in support of the Anzac Centenary Public Fund.

A portion of funds generated from ticket sales across this year’s Anzac Round - Round 6 of the 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season - will go directly to the Anzac Centenary Public Fund.more

Suns Academy Training reminder

Mackay Under 14's and Under 16's Suns Academy Reminder that training will be at Magpies Sporting field Tonight at 4.45 pm.more

2014 Harrup Park Club Based Auskick

Auskick will be holding an 8 week lead-up to the 2014 Junior Season
This will be held at Harrup Park Country Club on every Friday at 4:00pm to 5.30 pm
The Cost will be $65 this includes 8 weeks of sessions plus a ball and backpack with goodies inside.more

Mackay U16 and U14 Suns Academy

The Mackay U16 and U14 Suns Academy will be training Monday the 24th March at 4:45pm at the Magpies AFL Oval in Glenella.more

Media Release From AFL Queensland

AFL Queensland has announced the 2014 KickStart and All Nations squads to compete at the National Championships in Coffs Harbour from April 11 to 16...more

Media Release from AFL Queensland


Northern Under 15 Schoolboy Trials

Fantastic numbers at today’s AFL Under 15 schoolboys Northern Trials in Townsville. 22 players from the Whitsunday/Bowen Region attended of which 19 where from the Whitsunday Sea Eagles ( A Tribute to its very successful club based Auskick program). From the trials today 7 boys will now go on and compete at the Under 15 State Championships in May...more

CANCELLED Jumper Presentation

AFL Mackay u16's Jumper Presentation has been cancelled
but will take place on Wednesday 26th March, Harrup Park at 6pmmore

Women's Come Try days

Don't forget this weekend will see two different clubs hosting Ladies "Come Try" days on Saturday, 22nd March.
The North Mackay Saints will hold theirs at Zeolla Park at 12:30pm.
The Magpies Northern Beaches will hold theirs at the Magpies sporting field at 2:30pm.
Get involved, get fit and try out one of Australia's fastest growing sports.
For more information contact...more

Media Release from AFLQ

AFL Queensland today announced Dayne Zorko as the NAB AFL Auskick Queensland Ambassador with the help of over 120 eager young girls and boys from the Coorparoo JAFC Auskick centre.more

Cody's Closer

To view the full Daily Mercury article click more.more

Mackay Under16 Final Squad

Mackay 2014 Under 16 team announced for the up coming North QLD Talent championships. Well done and congratulations to the boys selected as always I would like to thank all players for there efforts. We can only take 23 but all squad members should be very proud of the efforts over the last 2 months. Players selected and emergencies are asked to attend training next Monday night at Harrup Park.more

Capricornia Under 15 School Boys Team

Ten young players from Mackay have made the Capricornia Under15 School Boys team.
The team will be off to the state championships in May. Championships will be hosted by the Morningside Football Club in Brisbane.
Great effort from all in what was a very tough selection process.
Click more for a list of the selected players.more

Mackay City Hawks Juniors Kicking Off

Training for Mackay City Hawks Juniors U13, U15 and U18's has commenced, they train on a Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30pm, Oval 9 at Harrup Park.
The Mackay City Hawks Juniors have released their new jersey for 2014, special thanks to Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Pty Ltd and Moloney's Diesel Services for sponsoring and Trevor Rowler (Vice President) for designing them.more

North Queensland Development Update

View full article to see the highlights and upcoming events for North Queensland's Development.more

2014 NAB AFL Rising Stars Program Launched

AFL Chief Executive Officer Andrew Demetriou today underlined why the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program is set to again provide the key pathway for young footballers aspiring to reach the ranks of the AFL following the launch of the 2014 NAB AFL Rising Stars Program on the Gold Coast this afternoon.
Click more to view full article.more

North Mackay Saints Looking for Ladies

The North Mackay Saints are holding a Ladies 'Come Try' Day on Saturday 22nd March at 12:30pm.
If you've been thinking about starting a new sport, want to get fit, or love AFL come down to Zeolla Park and join in on the light training session and light-hearted game.
See what it's like to be part of this great football club and watch the boys in their trial game against the Rockhampton Panthers.more

Magpies Northern Beaches Ladies Try Day

The Magpies Northern Beaches are holding a Ladies 'Come Try Day' on Saturday 22nd March at 2pm.
If you're thinking about trying a new sport, getting fit or you're an AFL lover come down to Magpies and try it out.
For more information contact Vanessa Creeley 0428 520 180 or Naomi Johnston 0422 752 373.more

Pre Season Conference Success

It was a great turn out for the AFL Mackay Pre Season Conference on the weekend.
Well done to all involved and great work by the AFL Mackay Executive.more

Harrup Park Oval Nine

The newest oval at Harrup Park now has its white picket fencing.
Oval Nine is another great ground at an already sterling venue.

Click more to view photos.more

North Queensland Sports Star Award

The North Queensland Sports Star Award was held in Charters Towers on Saturday evening.
AFL Mackay's Josie Rogers won runner up in the Service to Sport section.

Well Done Josie and thank you for your continued support.more

Come Try Ladies AFL

The Eastern Swans, Magpies Northern Beaches and North Mackay Saints are holding come try days this month to kick start their Women's teams.
The Swans will be holding theirs on the 9th March at 1:00pm at Rogers Oval.
The Magpies will hold theirs on Saturday 22nd March at 2:00pm at the Magpies oval.
And the Saints come try day will be held on Saturday 22nd March 12:30pm at Zeolla Park.more

AFL Media Release

AFL Commission Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick today announced that Chief Executive Officer Andrew Demetriou had advised the AFL Commission of his resignation, effective at the end of the season, after more than 10 years in the position. Click here for the full Media Releasemore

Sarina Demons Seek U11 Coach

The Sarina Demons are on the look out for a coach for their U11 side.
If you would like to help out this club and coach future football stars get into contact with club president Vanessa Creeley-
0428 520 180

North QLD Academy Game Results

The Gold Coast Suns North QLD Academy game was held in Townsville on Saturday with 11 Mackay players playing.
From this game 3 Mackay players have made the final Suns Academy Team that will go on and play Brisbane Lions Academy this Saturday.
Click more for full article.more

Whitsunday Pre Season Carnival

The 2014 Pre Season Carnival will be held at Whitsunday Sports Park, Shute Harbour Rd Jubilee Pocket, on Saturday 5th of April.
The carnival will begin at 8:30am and run all day.
There will be cash prizes and trophy winner on the day.
Bring your family to spend a day in the beautiful Whitsundays and see how your team shapes up.more

Dermott Brereton in Airlie Beach

Attached are photos from Dermott Brereton's trip to Airlie Beach.
A big thank you to the Bald Eagles for all their help.more

Mackay Family Support Alliance

Attached is a promotional flyer for the Mackay Family Support Alliance.
The Mackay Family Support Alliance includes Government and family support services working together to assist families to care for their children and young people in their own homes and communities.
The MFSA works with the Mackay Community to provide culturally appropriate and supportive environments for families.more

Building Active Communities Workshop

Free training and education for sport and recreation volunteers on Tuesday 4 March from 6pm-9pm at West Leagues Club, Branscombe Road, Walkerston.
'Successful teams are developed through effective leaders.'
Registrations close February 25.
See more for more information.more

U16 School Girls Trials

The U16 School Girls trials were held at Zeolla Park yesterday.
The selected girls will now train on Monday with the Gold Coast Suns U14 and U16 talent programs.

Well done girls.
See more for photosmore

Townsville NAB Challenge Match

18 Reasons to see Townsville's NAB Challenge match

A carnival of football will headline the return of Australia’s game this year as the 2014 NAB Challenge rolls into every state and territory with 18 games in 18 day.more

2014 Harrup Park Auskick

Auskick will be holding an 8 week lead-up to the 2014 Junior Season
This will be held at Harrup Park Country Club on Friday 14th March 2014 from 4.30pm to 5.30 pm
The Cost will be $65 this includes 8 weeks of sessions plus a ball and backpack with goodies inside.
This will include all Junior Clubs.
And any assistance from club volunteers would be greatly appreciated
For further information pmore

2014 AFL Mackay Sign On

AFL Mackay Junior Sign Ons have started this week.
For a list of club contacts click more.more

Hermit Park Tigers to Host 2014 AFL Blitz

The Hermit Park Tigers are hosting 2014 AFL Townsville Blitz.
This is a one day carnival where teams play minimum 2x30min games with a finals campaign to decide the winner ($250 and trophy).
Clubhouse and Bar open until late.
Please confirm attendance by Monday 24th Feb email: hpfc@outlook.com.
The Holiday Inn is providing special room rates.more

Young Stars On Show

Media Release from AFL Queensland.
Young Stars on show at Tony Ireland Stadium.more

Jaeger's Juniors

If you know a junior Gold Coast Suns fan sign them up to Jaeger's Juniors, a free Junior Fan Club for 5 to 15 year olds.
Kids that sign up to Jaeger's Juniors receive a poster of Jaeger O'Meara, a regular Jaeger's Juniors newsletter, exclusive opportunities to meet Jaeger and other players during player visits to the region and a ticket to a game at Metricon Stadium.
Click more.more

MaterClass Townsville

There will be a Coach Education Master Class in Townsville on the 21st Feb at Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville.
Guest appearances from Peter Schwab (Brisbane Lions Assistant Coach), Matthew Primus (Gold Coast Suns Assistant Coach) and Matt Nicholls (AFL Field Umpire).
6:00pm - 8:00pm, to rsvp email Kathleen.newman@aflq.com.aumore

Umpire Registration for AFL Mackay Umpires now open

Umpire registration for AFL Mackay Umpires is now open.

Please find below the registration links:

Umpires Over 18

Umpires Under 18

MECC Sports Expo Success

Below are some photos from Sunday's very successful sports expo and club sign on held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. Over 10,000 people attended this ever growing event.more

MECC Sports Expo

This weekend is the Sports Expo at the MECC.
As per usual AFL Mackay Clubs will be making an appearance.
Come down to have a look or support your club.
Starts a 11am until 2pm.more

Pioneer Power Sign On Day

Pioneer Power Jnr AFL Club will be having a club sign on/come and try/information day - Marian School Oval - Thursday February 27th 4-5pm.more

Players Training for Selection at State Champs

The Gold Coast Suns Academy level 2 under-16's have been training along with other junior Sea Eagles players who are looking to make the cut for the Mackay Regional under-16's team.
See more for full article.more

Sarina Demons Sign On

The Sarina Demons will hold their sign on day on Saturday 15th Feb between 9am and 1 pm.
This will be held at St Annes in Sarina.
Everyone is welcome to attend.more

North Mackay Sign On

The North Mackay Saints will have their sign on day on Sunday 16th Feb from 9am until 1pm. This will be held at Zeolla Park, Beaconsfield.
The sign on will be followed by an Intraclub Senior Game.more

2014 Term 1 Auskick Centres

See more to view a list of the 2014 Term 1 Auskick Centres, contact information and how to register.more

Whitsunday Sea Eagles Chasing Junior Coaches

The Whitsunday Sea Eagles are looking for coaches for their Under 13, 15 and 18 grades.
If you are interested in coaching any of these grades and helping out this great club get in contact with Jamie Fuhrmann or Daniel Fletcher.
See more for contact details.more

Whats On At Harrup Park In February

Here's what's happening in the club during February. Remember, the more you visit, the more your club will receive back in their annual amount.more

Young Whitsunday Sea Eagles Player wins prestigious Award

Whitsunday Sea Eagles Junior and former Suns Academy member Ryan Goding was today named Young Citizen of the year 2014 at the Australia Day Awards in Proserpine.more

Whitsunday Sea Eagles AFC Golf Day 2014

Sunday 30th March - Proserpine Golf Club 11am tee off
2 Ball Ambrose Competition 72 players ONLYmore

Eastern Swans AFC welcome new players and volunteers

The Eastern Swans have commenced their 2014 AFL Mackay premiership season campaign with pre-season training underway, with a difference!more

2014 NAB Challenge - Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns

Come and watch the all Queensland clash between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions on Sunday February 23 at Tony Ireland Stadium. As the Suns look to climb up the AFL ladder in 2014 and the Brisbane Lions hope to return to the finals this will be a fierce clash for state pride. Led by Gary Ablett (2013 Brownlow Medalist) and the fearless Johnathon Brown, Townsville will come to life and shmore

Level 1 Coaching Course

Level 1 Coaching Course will be held on the 12th April 9:00am at Harrup Park.
Junior, youth and senior level 1 costs $176 and an update costs $77.
All coaches must be accredited.more

Sportsman's Dinner

Whitsunday Bald Eagles Masters AFL presents the Sportsman's Dinner featuring Dermott Brereton.
Saturday 15th Feb.
Tickets available from staff at the Reed Gateway Hotel.
$65 per head or $60 per head in a table of 8.
Includes a 2 course meal, live music and memorabilia auction.
Limited numbers.more

2014 AFL National Coaching Conference

The 2014 AFL National Coaching Conference will be held on Jan 31 to Feb 02 at Adelaide Oval.
Click more to see flyer.more

Ladies Football

Any girls interested in having a kick, getting involved in women's footy and making great friends head down to Etwell Park in Bakers Creek on Wednesday nights at 6:00pm for the AFL Mackay Women's League training session.
If you would like more information contact Vanessa, Naomi(chicken), David or Dion.more

First Aid and Level 1 Sports Trainers Courses

There will be a group of volunteers upgrading their skills in early February through Sport Medicine Australia courses.
If you are interested in completing your First Aid and/or your Level 1 Sports Trainers course ask your club or contact Kath Marriage from AFL Mackay.more

Community Coaching Forum

A free coaching forum including five 20 minute sessions, take home resources and informal Q and A.
To be held on Wednesday 19th Feb at 6pm.
Click more to see flyermore

AFL9's in North Queensland Games

Registrations are still open for AFL9's in the North Queensland games. If you are interested in competing or want to register a team follow the link below.

Welcome Hamish McInnes!

We would like to welcome Hamish McInnes to the AFL Queensland team in Mackay for 2014. Hamish will commence a new full-time position as AFL Development Coordinator in Clermont and the Central Highlands.
Click more for the full article.more

Suns Academy

The Suns Academy will begin training again tonight, Monday 13th.
Training will be held at Harrup Park at 5:00pm.more

Sea Eagles Back At It

The Whitsunday Sea Eagles are training every Wednesday at 6:00pm until February. All past, present and prospective players are encouraged to attend training.more

Bulldogs Training Resumes

The Moranbah Bulldogs begin training tonight, 7th January at 7:00pm at Stevenson Sports Park. Training will be held every Tuesday and Thursday night.
All past, present and prospective players are invited to attend.more

Tigers Resume Training

All present, past and prospective players are invited to Bakers Creek Tigers first training for 2014 under new coach Matt Fidler on Thursday 16 January at 5.45pm at Etwell Park, Pattinsons Lane, Bakers Creek.

Training will be every Tuesday and Thursday at 5.45pm from then on.more

Eastern Swans Resume Training

The Eastern Swans will begin training on the 21st January at 5:45pm at Rogers Oval.
All past, present and prospective players are invited to attend training.more

Magpies NB Resumes Training

Magpies Northern Beaches will begin training Wednesday 8th at 5:30pm.
Training will be every Wednesday at 5:30pm and every Sunday at 5:00pm.
Training will be held at the Magpies Sporting Club.
All past, current and prospective players are encouraged to come to training.more

Saints Training Resumes

The North Mackay Saints resume training on Tuesday 21st January at Zeolla Park, Beaconsfield.
All previous, current and potential players are invited to come along.more

Hawks Pre Season Training

Pre-Season Training to commence on Tuesday 7th January.
The first training session of 2014 will be held at the Botanical Gardens on Tuesday 7th January. Meet at the Botanical Gardens Visitor centre car park at 5.30-5.45. Thursday’s (9th Jan) Training will be held at Lamberts Beach Slade Point at 5.30-5.45. Make sure you bring your running gear!!more

Happy New Year

Welcome to the 2014 season!
AFL Mackay hopes everyone had a great New Year and is ready for the up coming season.more

2014 Summer Training Program for Umpires

Click more to see a Summer Training Program for Umpires sent from head office.more

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

AFL Mackay would like to wish all volunteers, players, parents and families, and sponsors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We hope every one enjoys and stays safe over the christmas break.
See you all back next year preparing for another great season.
Regards David, Dion, Denise, Kath and all our casual staff.more

Suns Academy Training in Airlie Beach

Photos from Sunday’s Suns Academy session at Airlie Beach. Players from Townsville and Mackay attended. Academy manager Jason Torney flew up for the combined session. Great day in very hot and steamy conditions.
Click more to see photos.more

Community Coach Forum

A free coaching forum including five 20 minute sessions, take home resources and informal Q and A.
To be held on Wednesday 19th Feb at 6pm.
Click more to see flyer.more

Mackay gets AFLQ tick

AFL Queensland Facilities and Infrastructure Manager, Jake Anson was in town on Tuesday to look at the region's facility needs. See the full story on the Daily Mercury website...more

2013 AGM Minutes

Click more to see the minutes from the 2013 AGM.
A copy of these minutes will be included in the AGM Booklet given out at this weekends meeting.more

All Nations, Diversity & Kickstart

After conducting AFL Combine’s to over 800 participants from diverse backgrounds and holding the inaugural Unity Cup involving two indigenous and two multicultural teams, AFL Queensland are pleased to announce the following squads:
click more for full articlemore

New AFLQ Shield

Click more to get a copy of the new AFLQ Mackay logo, AFLQ Mackay Juniors Logo and AFLQ Mackay Womens Logo.more

2014 RACQ Insurance North Queensland Games

Please find below the link to register your interest for any of the over 40 sports that are taking park in the 2014 RACQ Insurance North Queensland Games, being held in Townsville in April.more

Youth Voice Photography Competition

Are you aged between 12 and 25?
Youth Voice is having a photography contest with great prizes.
Simply take a photo with the theme- End bullying and racism, send your photo to sarahkristensen@qpastt.org.au before the 20/12/13.
The photos that get the most likes on the @stopthinkact instagram win.more

Sporting Wheelies

Last night the Suns Academy boys tried something new. The boys headed over to PCYC to play Wheelchair basketball.
A good way to beat yesterdays rain and have fun trying something different.
Click more to see photos.more

On Field Apparel Guidelines

All clubs need to know the on field apparel guidelines.
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Saints Announce New Senior Coach

The North Mackay Saints have named their new senior grade coach for the 2014 season.
David Harding (Penguin) will be running the club's first training session this Friday at 5:45 in his new position as Senior Coach.
All past, current and prospective players are invited to attend this training session.more

Eastern Swans Junior AGM

Just a reminder that Eastern Swans Juniors AGM is being held this Sunday 1st December at 10.30am to be held at the clubhouse in Petrie Street. All welcome.more

Under 16 Summer Development Program

Click more to see full list of selected players.more

Bowen PCYC SportsAbility Expo

The Bowen PCYC will be holding the 2nd SportsAbility Expo on Saturday, 22nd February 2014.

Click more to read full article.more

Bakers Creek Christmas Fair

The Bakers Creek Tigers are hosting a Christmas Fair on Sunday the 8th of December at Etwell Park.
There will be raffels, cake stalls, sausage sizzle, a fire truck, face painting and much more.
Come down to Etwell Park in Bakers Creek at 11am to 3pm and celebrate christmas with the Bakers Boys.more

Bakers Creek Training

Bakers Creek Tigers will be starting their 2014 campaign under new coach Matt Fidler with their first training session on Thursday 21 November at 5.45pm at Etwell Park and would like to invite all past, present and prospective players down to have a run.

For more information contact Club President Ben Faulkner on 0407 606 908 or bakerscreektigers@live.com.aumore

The Girls Are Back!

The girls are back.
Last night was the second training back after a short break for our AFL Mackay Women’s League.

Click more to see the full article.more

AFL Employment Alert

AFL Queensland are seeking applications for the below position:

• Development Coordinator – Clermont

Applications close Sunday, 1 December

All applications should be directed to the AFL Careers website – www.afl.com.au/careersmore

AFLQ Unity Cup

2 Mackay players in Angus Johnson and Bailey-Manuel Isaacs have made the North QLD Kickstart team. Both players are from the North Mackay Saints Under 15 team. Good luck this weekend and well done.more

North Mackay Saints AGM

The North Mackay Saints AFC held their AGM on the weekend. Selecting a new committee and discussing the upcoming season.
Well done to everyone selected to be a part of the committee.
Great to see so many people committed to this great club.more

JLT Registrations

Just a reminder that all clubs must ensure that they are Registered with JLT Sports Insurance

Please use this link

Then register your club.more

Magpies Seek Coaching Applications

Magpies Northern Beaches AFC (Mackay Qld), are seeking applications for both Senior and Reserve Grade Coaches for the 2014 season. Remuneration will be considered for the successful applicant/s.
Click more for more information.more

Saints Coaches Wanted

North Mackay AFC seek applications for coaching positions for 2014 season for the following teamsmore

AFLQ Volunteer Awards Night

Congratulations to Ian Draper who won the award for the AFLQ Senior Volunteer of the Year.
Congratualtions also to Whitsunday Sea Eagles Under 13 coach, Steve McGregor, who won the AFLQ Youth Coach of the Year.
Congratulations to both men.more

Bakers Creek Appoint New Senior Coach

Bakers Creek Tigers AFC announced the appointment of Matt Fidler as the Clubs Senior Coach for the 2014 AFL Mackay season.
Fidler comes with a wealth of football experience both as a player and coach that he will use to help guide the recently struggling Tigers on the road to success.more

North High Takes Out Open School Comp

North Mackay State High School yesterday won the boys and girls Grand Final for the Gold Coast Suns Open School Comp.more

Senior AGM 15th Dec 2013

15th December 2013 at 10.00 am
To be held at The Quest Apartments , McAlister Street, Mackay

All Positions will declared Vacant,
Please forward any nominations and notice of motions as soon as possible

All information MUST be received 14 day prior to the AGM Meetingmore

Want to Play in Paradise?

If you want to play AFL in paradise then the Whitsunday Sea Eagles are for you. See below for more information.more

Eastern Swans Junior AGM

The Eastern Swans will hold their Junior AGM at their club house on Sunday the 1st of December at 10:30am.more

2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

For a full list of 2014 fixtures
Please click heremore

Sad Passing of AFLQ Legend Troy Clarke

It is with great regret that I must advise you of the tragic and sudden passing last night of AFL Queensland’s State Development Manager, Troy Clarke.

Troy was one of the AFL community’s great characters and a highly valued staff member and colleague.

-Andrew Demetrioumore

Capricornia Cobra: Kirsty Swindells' Passion for AFL

For the full article from the Daily Mercury go to:

Forum For League Struture Venue

AFL Mackay recently announced a forum to present the proposed League structure ahead of our upcoming AGMs.
The venue for this forum has been changed to the newly opened Quest on Gordon - Gordon St Mackay. Still to be held on Saturday 2 November at 10.00am.
We hope to see as many of our members as possible.
For catering purposes, please RSVP to aflmackay@aflq.com.au by Thursday 31 October.more

Gaelic Footy

It's time for Gaelic Football again this Friday. Get down to Zeolla Park, Beaconsfield, for a game of this new brand of footy. Games have been great so far and everyone involved has thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A great game and a great way to keep fit and active in the off season.more

Primary School AFL 9s Gala Day

Friday afternoon saw the Primary School 9s Gala Day. Primary school aged children from across the region gathered at Harrup Park to try this brand of AFL. Pioneer’s AFL academy students did a wonderful job helping out for the day and passing on their AFL knowledge. Well done to the kids involved and thank you everyone else who lent a hand on the day.more

Global Grooves

Global Grooves multicultural festival was held on Sunday with AFL Mackay making appearance. With over 5000 people attending this event it was a great way to show case and give a taste of AFL to Mackay’s multicultural community. This was a very successful day and we hope to see the outcome from this in our registrations in the next footy season.more

Level 2 Coaching Course

The level 2 coaching course is designed for senior, representative, development and youth coaches with an aptitude and genuine interest in improving their coaching skills.more

Under 17 State Championship

Six girls from Mackay have been selected as part of the Capricornia Cobras. These girls will be travelling down to Brisbane next week.
AFL Mackay wishes these girls the best of luck.
Go Cobras!more

Harrup Park Affiliates

To all members and volunteers of Mackay AFL who are a member of Harrup Park can you please nominate a club or AFL Mackay. Last night saw all sporting clubs affiliated with Harrup receive cheques. An easy way to help your club or league. One sporting club received a cheque of over $6500.more

Affiliates Cheque Presentation

Last night saw the annual affiliates cheque presentation at Harrup Park. Well done to AFL Mackay, Bakers Creek Tigers, Mackay City Hawks and Eastern Swans all receiving a nice cheque from General Manager Michael Jones and Executive chairman Terry Doolan of Harrup Park, to kick start season 2014.more

Junior Executive Resigns

AFL Mackay wants to thank Vanessa Creeley for all of her contributions during her time as an AFL Mackay Junior League Executive. A great woman paving a path for other women to follow into AFL.more

Junior League AGM

AFL Mackay Junior Executive would like to inform all Junior Clubs that the AFL Mackay Juniors AGM will be held on Sunday 17 November 2013 at Harrup Park commencing at 10am.more

Baker Creek Tigers AGM

The atmosphere at the Bakers Creek Tavern last night for the Bakers Creek Tigers AGM had a very positive feel, with the new committee elected being full of enthusiasm for the 2014 season.
Click below for more.more

Game 2 of Gaelic Football

Whether you enjoyed playing the last game of Gaelic football, didn't get the chance to make it or you are interested in keeping fit in the summer months, Zeolla Park is the place to be this Friday at 6:00pm for a second game of Gaelic Football.more

Open School Comp

The Open School Comp begins on Wednesday the 16th of October.
If you are playing be at Zeolla Park (home of the North Mackay Saints), Cutler Drive, Beaconsfield, by 4pm.
Schools will advise students on what to bring.more

Term 4 Auskick Centres

School is back and so is Auskick. This term Auskick is headed to some schools in town, the Valley and even Hamilton Island. After the great success of the 'GIRLS ONLY' Auskick that was trialed at Emmanuel last term we are offering it again this term. Click to view the Auskick Centres on offer this term.more

Bakers Creek Tigers AGM

The Bakers Creek Tigers will hold their AGM on 16th October at 7.00pm, at the Bakers Creek Tavern.more

Saints AGM

North Mackay AFC will hold the 2013 AGM on 10th November at 11.00 am, at the Club in Cutler Drive, Beaconsfield.more

Coaches Wanted

North Mackay AFC seek applications for coaching positions for 2014 for the following teams.more

Hawks New Life Members

The Mackay City Hawks have awarded three new life memberships to club greats.more

Hawks Senior Presentation Night

The Mackay City Hawks hold their Presentation Night and celebrate a stella season. The following are the award winners for the night.more

No NQ team for NEAFL in 2014

AFL Queensland today advised that a North Queensland team will not be introduced into the restructured North East Football League (NEAFL) for season 2014.more

AFL School Holiday Camp Agenda - Wed 2nd October

The AFL Queensland School Holiday Camp will be held on Wednesday 2nd October at Harrup Park. We have had an overwhelming response so far and limited spaces are available. Please contact AFL Mackay on (07) 4951 0622 or email dion.obst@aflq.com.au to secure your spot.more

Saints to Hold Grand Final Function

Need somewhere to watch the Grand Final on Saturday? The North Mackay Saints are holding a Grand Final function at their Club House. The Club House and bar will be open at 1 with the game starting at 2:30.more

Swannies Junior Award Winners

Eastern Swans held their Presentaion night recently. The following are the Junior award winners from the night.more

AFL School Holiday Camp

AFLQ Mackay Holiday Camp is Fast Approaching. Registrations are Filling up fast so make sure you get in quick so you dont miss out on all the action. There will be AFL coaching by our development staff, competitions, prizes for all children, AFL video and activities, a BBQ lunch provided by the sponsor of the event, NAB Mackay and a special guest, the Gold Coast Suns mascot 'Sunny Ray'.more

New Club Sustainability Co-ordinator for Mackay

Kath Marriage has taken over Ben Faulkner's position as AFL Mackay's Club Sustainability Co-ordinator after his departure.more

NEAFL TV- Grand Final

NEAFL TV Grand Final link below.more

Life Membership for Sea Eagle Great

On Saturday the Whitsunday Sea Eagles presented another life membership to stalwart Darren Crossley. This is a wonderful achievement for a true legend of Mackay AFL, which only ten before him have achieved. Well done Darren Crossley on this undeniably deserved award.more

Awards Flowing in the Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Sea Eagles recently held their Presentation night which celebrated their junior, reserve and senior grade players, and volunteers. Congratulations to the following award winnners.more

Moranbah Bulldogs Presentation Night

The Moranbah Bulldogs hold Presentation night and recognise their most valuable players and volunteers.more

Suns Academy Testing Day

Congratulations and well done to the following players who have been invited to the Suns Academy testing day.more

A New Brand of Football

Gaelic football come and try game.more

Pioneer Powers First ever Life Member Announced

Pioneer Power Would like to announce that the clubs first ever Life Membership has been awarded to Greg Vollmerhause
Gregs Membership was awarded by Tim and Megan Bone On the weekend.
Gregs hard work and dedication has been recognised with this fantastic award
Well Done Greg very Well deservedmore

Eastern Swans & Clermont Playing on the Gabba

Clermont NAB AFL Auskick Centre and Eastern Swans Juniors Playing on the Gabbamore

Gold Coast SUNS membership packages for North Queensland Fans

The Gold Coast SUNS are pleased to announce the release of membership packages for North Queensland AFL fans!!more

NAB AFL Auskick is here in Mackay for 2013 - Register Now!!

The popular NAB AFL Auskick program is set for another bumper year in 2013, with centres throughout the Mackay, Whitsundays and Central Highlands region.more

AFL Mackay - A little piece of history!

Courtesy of Wesley Hullmore
Josie Presentation

Josie Rogers AFL Web story

Though she may not be a household name, make no mistake ... Josie Rogers is a true AFL legend.

Josie has been involved with AFL in Mackay since 1974. She saw her first game of Aussie Rules in August of 1973 and the following year became a member of East Mackay, now know as Eastern Swans.

for the full story from the AFLQ Website Please click here...more
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