As you all know we will be saying goodbye to David Harding, Dion Obst and Hamish McInnes. How do you thank guys thats been this dedicated to taking the sport of AFL to new hights in Mackay. They have done what they set out to do and we wish them all the best for their new chapter in their lifes. You will be dearly missed.more
From our team to yours have a wonderful festive season and see you all back in 2015. The AFL office in Mackay will be closed from the 19th and Debbie will be the point of contact from the 5th of January at 0419 920 104, Dean the new ops will be in the AFL office from the 12th of January.
MEDIA RELEASE FROM AFL QUEENSLAND
Queensland records highest participation growth in five years
AFL Queensland has released its participation numbers for 2014 with the game’s participation base registering record numbers across the state and NSW’s Northern Rivers (which is governed by AFL Queensland).more
Mackay City Hawks Pre-season Training to Commence 3rd December
Training Sessions Pre-Xmas:
- 3rd December at the Botanical Gardens starting at 5.30-5.45pm meeting in the Car park
- 10 th December at the Botanical Gardens starting at 5.30-5.45pm meeting in the Car park
- 17th December at the Botanical Gardens starting at 5.30-5.45pm meeting in the Car parkmore
A total of 76 players were tonight selected to begin AFL careers at the 2014 NAB AFL Draft, held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre .
St Kilda selected Geelong Falcons key forward Patrick McCartin as the first overall selection of the draft, the first number one selection for the club since it claimed Brendon Goddard and Nick Riewoldt early last decade.more
We would like to congratulate Brody Morris, Daly Murphy and William Bella on receiving awards for outstanding efforts in AFL for 2014. Their achievements were recognised at the annual Mackay District School Sports Person of the Year (SPOTY) awards last night at the Magpies Sporting Club.more
The AFL has written to all clubs to advise the AFL Commission approved changes to the operation of the Match Review Panel for the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, at its meeting in Perth last weekend.
AFL General Manager Football Operations Mark Evans said the Commission had approved a number of changes to the system,more
The Mackay City Hawks are pleased to announce Matt Crowley as Senior Coach for 2015 Season. Matt came to the club in 2014 and was the Senior Runner for the season.
Matt has had an extensive playing career in WA, playing in the WAFL and in Senior premierships for his former club Mines Rovers before injury cut short his playing career. The club wishes Matt all the best for season 2015.more
The AFL is pleased to announce the locations for the 2014/2015 Australia Post AFL Community Camps, with St Kilda Football Club to kick off the first camp in December on the Mornington Peninsula and then overseas in New Zealand.more
Flying Boomerangs squad put to the test in Victorian high performance camp
The 2014 AFL Flying Boomerangs squad will take part in a high performance camp in Victoria, kicking off today, Monday November 17 in Melbourne.more
Eastern Swans AGM
Sunday 30 Nov, 10am @ Rogers Oval Club House.
All positions open!
All past, present and future players and supporters welcome... come and be a part of the future of your club.
Any queries, please contact Trevor McCann on 0418 957 414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Sarina Demons Youngster Lauren Bella and Pioneer High Schools Jordan Smyth. Both girls have just been selected in the Queensland Youth Girls Academy. Jordan will go in as a Level 2 and Lauren as a level1. Both girls where part of Mackay's first ever under 17 team to compete at state titles. Well done to all concerned.
We have started a dedicated Instagram account for the #GIRLSPLAYTOO campaign, and I could really use your help to spread the word to girls in your regions â€“ particularly those who will be participating in the state champsmore
Following the 2014 NAB AFL Draft, AFL Queensland will be running its annual Level 2 Coaching Course. In conjunction with this course there will be a Talent ID and Coach Coordinator Course, two critical roles in successfully running a modern football program. Please see attached and below for further information on the respective courses.more
The 2014 AFL Queensland Under-17 Youth Girls State Championships kick off tomorrow, Thursday October 23 at Yeronga.
The four-day Championships will see 10 regional teams compete across two divisions. Teams with existing youth girls competitions â€“ Brisbane North, Brisbane South, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns -more
With the ever changing environment of AFL in the Mackay / Whitsunday region we will also be announcing a talent program for our youth ladies early in 2015. Ladies AFL is one of the fastest growing sports in QLD. Calling of expressions of interest to be involved with this new and exciting component of AFL.
Please call or email David Harding Regional Manager AFL Mackay
With the ever changing environment of AFL in the Mackay / Whitsunday region we will also be announcing a talent program for our youth ladies early in 2015. Ladies AFL is one of the fastest growing sports in QLD. Calling of expressions of interest to be involved with this new and exciting component of AFL.
Please call or email David Harding Regional Manager AFL Mackaymore
Good afternoon below is a list of players invited to attend the Mackay / Suns Under 16 summer development program. All players will receive a letter over the next week if have not already.. Any Questions please call or email David. This group of Under 17 players will be coached by Craig Widdowsonmore
Good afternoon below is a list of players invited to attend the Mackay / Suns Under 14 summer development program. All players will receive a letter of the next week. Any Questions please call or email David. This group of Under 14 players will be coached by Gary Downes.more
The AFL Playersâ€™ Association is proud to launch a partnership with the Movember Foundation, with AFL players including Nat Fyfe and Drew Petrie throwing their support behind the Australian Mental Health initiative.more
For a second year running North Mackay Saints is hosting a Gaelic Football night on Friday nights at Zeola Park.
This is a fun way to keep fit during the AFL off season and is open to everyone. We have already played one night with huge success. It was a mix of senior, reserve, lady and underage players slogging it out for two halves.more
AFL Queensland CEO and Fitzroy legend, Michael Conlan, has announced his football comeback.
The 210 game VFL veteran will strap on the boots for the Byron Bay AFL 9s Invitational tournament to be held at the Byron Bay Regional Sports and Cultural Complex on October 11 and 12.more
The AFL is inviting fans to select the guernsey the Australian International Rules team will wear against Ireland in the Virgin Australia International Rules Test at Patersons Stadium in Perth on November 22.more
The AFL umpiring department wishes to advise it will hold two media conferences this morning, Tuesday September 23.
South Australian umpire Eleni Glouftsis and Victorian umpire Lucinda Lopes have been placed on an AFL Female Pathway Scholarship in a bid for them to reach the senior AFL Field Umpire List in the coming years, as the first female field umpires at AFL level.more
Congratulations to North Mackays Saints stalwart Ian Park who on Friday night was awarded Life Membership of the club. Ian for the last 15 years has been heavily in all aspects of the Footy club. Well done Ian and we'll deservedmore
A compelling new AFL documentary delving into the minds of the game’s greatest past and current day coaches will air on Channel 7 and 7mateon the eve of the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final, Friday September 26.more
We thank you for the fantastic response to the AFL Mackay School Holiday Camp in Mackay next Thursday 25th September. Please see the attached schedule for the day and additional details below. For those that have yet to register, that’s ok as it is not too late!more
Just letting everyone know that Suns Academy Manager Jason Torney and Coach Aaron Rogers will be in Mackay next Tuesday to put 30 of MacKay’s best juniors through its paces at Pioneer High School. Testing will begin at 11.00am and conclude around 3.30pm. Can all players be at school no later than 10.45am for registration check in.more
Port Adelaide tonight selected South Australia's Johann Wagner as the inaugural winner of Fox8’s ‘The Recruit’, guaranteeing him a place on the club’s rookie list for the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season as a Category B player.more
Reminder to all girls trying out for Mackay's Vipers first ever youth ladies team that will go on and contest the State championships in October that training will be on during the school holidays. Training is on Wednesday evening at Harrup Park starting at 5.15pm. Anyone interested in trying out are more than welcome to attend. Great opportunity to join one of the fastest growing sports in QLD.more
AFL Queensland is concerned about the increasing number of complaints being made about the
unacceptable use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networking sites by people
involved as players or officials with AFL Queensland.more
Media release from AFL Queensland
Football fans are in for a great day out when Aspley Hornets take on the Sydney Swans Reserves in the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) Grand Final to be played at Graham Rd, Aspley this Saturday.more
The AFL wishes to advise it formally notified all clubs today there would be no change to the bidding process for players nominated under the Father / Son and Player Academy Rules for this year's 2014 NAB AFL Draft.more
Mackay’s Rick Norder was named 2014 NAB AFL Auskick State Volunteer of the Year for Queensland at last night’s NAB AFL Auckick Volunteer Thank You Function at the Gabba.
AFL Queensland Auskick Coordinator David Noonan said the function is a great opportunity to recognise the strong support and work that volunteers have put into Auskick programs throughout the year across the state.more
AFL Chief Executive Officer Gillon McLachlan today confirmed that 2014 AFL club membership had reached 804,480 members nationally – the highest recorded figure in the game’s history and an increase of 47,763 on last year’s total.ONE IN EVERY 28 AUSTRALIANS IS A MEMBER OF AN AFL CLUB IN RECORD 2014 TOTALmore
The AFL has released its eighteenth NAB AFL Academy squads.
The 56 players will receive a NAB AFL Academy scholarship and will come together for accelerated AFL football and personal development camps to be held in Australia and overseas over the next 12 months.more
Newsletter time!!! Please click on the document attached to find the latest on news, draws and ladder results. This is our last round before the finals starts.... how time flies when your having fun!!more
The AFL today announced the first group of players that will attend the 2014 NAB AFL Draft Combine in October.
The Tall Forwards group comprises of 14 players. Two players, Patrick McCartin (Vic Country) and Darcy Moore (Vic Metro) were included in the 2014 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian team and five players are graduates of the NAB AFL Academy.more
Congratulations to Hayden Quabba and Alex Finney for their senior appointments this weekend. Part of our North Queensland Umpire Academy, the two fly down to Brisbane this weekend to umpire QAFL PBC v Sandgate Seniors (Hayden - QAFL debut) and Reserves (Alex - debut in senior Brisbane competitions).more
The AFL and the Reach Foundation today announced the four finalists for the 2014 Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award; Carlton vice-captain Kade Simpson, Geelong midfielder Mathew Stokes, Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak and West Coast Eagles defender Beau Waters.more
Newsletter time!! Not very big this week but please check out the draw there are some changes to times, Josy will do "down memory lane again next week" If your club has a story of event to share please let me know and i will gladly promote it in our newsletter if i can.more
Seven Queenslanders have been invited to the 23014 AFL National Draft Combine, off the back of a strong nationals campaign.
Three over agers have been rewarded for their strong seasons, with 19 year-olds Braydon Preuss, Nick Jackson and Matt Uebergang all invited to the combine.more
Reminder to all Ladies that we will commence our Under 17 youth girls training tomorrow night at Zeolla Park. Training will commence at 5.15pm. All welcome to attend training. This will be Mackay's first ever ladies team that will go on compete at the upcoming State championships.
Please see the opportunity below for all Secondary Girls to trial for the U/17 Mackay AFL Girls Representative squad. The team will compete in the State Championships in October. Details below from AFL Mackay Women’s Co-director Vanessa Creeley.more
Newsletter time!! Because of tecnical difficulties last week we could'nt deliver the newsletter so here is this weeks with changes to the draw make sure you check it out as well as news and Josie's trip down memory lane.... enjoy!!more
Please see attached a flyer for a Rocktape course that is being conducted in Mackay. This is late notice (it is on 26/7/14) so if you are interested don't leave your response too long. Rocktape is coming to Mackay and will require minimum numbers for the course to go ahead. There are accreditation points for a number of registration organisations.more
AFL Chief Executive Officer Gillon McLachlan today announced the appointment of Gold Coast Suns Chief Executive Travis Auld to a new position on the AFL Senior Management Team as AFL General Manager, Clubs and AFL Operations.more
AFL has come alive in Cairns this week with a full program of community events in the lead up to the Round 17 Toyota AFL Premiership match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast SUNS at Cazalys Stadium on Saturday, July 12.more
AFL RECOGNISES GOLD COAST SUNS RECORD ATTENDANCE
AFL Chief Executive Officer Gillon McLachlan today congratulated the Gold Coast SUNS on achieving Saturday’s record attendance at Metricon Stadium, the Club’s first ever home sell-out.more
Throughout Round 15 of the 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season AFL Umpires will wear blue uniforms to support OneSight, the not-for-profit foundation that provides essential eye care to Australians in need.more
The AFL is pleased to announce the 2014 Flying Boomerangs squad which will compete at the NAB AFL Under 16 Championships in July on the Gold Coast.
Coached by Eugene Warrior, former Port Adelaide and Norwood (SANFL) player, The Flying Boomerangs squad will participate in Division Three and will take on the World Team, WA North-West and the South Pacific.more
Brisbane Lions champion, Jonathan Brown, today closed the door on an outstanding 15-year career, announcing his retirement from AFL football.
Brown will retire effective immediately, after suffering a heavy concussion during the Lions Round 13 clash with the Giants.more
Pioneer Power today hosted its very first country Carnival and what an outstanding job it did. Teams from all over the league including the new Moranbah Juniors attended this wonderful day of under age football.more
Wednesday July 2nd AFL Townsville are once again hosting the Ballarat AFL Goldfields Under 17 development program. AFL Townsville / Mackay are going to play a combined team against this very strong development program. Another great opportunity for our players in the North to play against some quality opposition.more
Please see the attached newsletter from Mackay Regional Council’s Multicultural LAMP program. Page 4 features a photo and brief article of Mackay’s Bailey Manuel-Isaac for his selection in the World team.
Harrup Park | Juliet St | Mackay QLD 4740more
We have thoroughly enjoyed delivering the NAB AFL Auskick program to many schools and communities in the Mackay, Whitsundays and Central Highlands region – this has been one of our biggest terms to date with over 25 different locations!more
Goodlife Health Clubs announce partnership with AFL Diversity
Goodlife Health Clubs have announced an exciting new support partnership with AFL Diversity programs, which will see its personal trainers help up-and-coming players reach a higher level of health and fitness.more
Another big weekend of footy, with Representative matches to be played between Mackay, Capricornia and Townsville in both Senior and Under 14 age groups - plus a catch-up game on Monday between Magpies and Mackay City.more
NORTH QUEENSLAND NAME FINAL TEAM FOR REPRESENTATIVE CLASH
North Queensland has named a 23-man team to play South Queensland this Sunday June 8.
The South Queensland vs. North Queensland 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.more
Please see the details below for the Gold Coast SUNS Cup Secondary competition this afternoon (26th May) at Harrup Park. Could we please have all students arrive by 3.30pm if possible, for a 4pm start. Please see the draw below, please allow for flexibility as we gauge final numbers.more
Finalised umpire appointments for this weekend. Sorry if I missed anyone out, as I took a couple of guesses on who was playing in the Capricornia team this weekend - good luck if you are. If you aren’t, and feel like a run - slot yourself in where you like, I’m sure nobody will mind!more
AFL Queensland Mackay team are running a number of school-based competitions in the coming weeks. Please see below a list of opportunities for club players as well as friends that have never played AFL before, to participate in our great game!more
Under 16 Queensland State Academy Squad Announced
AFL Queensland today announced the Under 16 Queensland State Academy squad for 2014.
Players were selected following the Under 16 State Academy Championships at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex – AFL Precinct which finished yesterday.more
Melbourne Demons great Jeff White has signed on as coach of the Queensland state women’s team for 2014.
The former number one AFL draft pick will take the reins for Queensland’s clash against Tasmania to be played as a curtain-raiser to the Tasmania State League (TSL) vs. North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) clash at Bellerive Oval on Saturday June 21.more
North Queensland has named an initial 45-man squad to play South Queensland on Sunday June 8.
The South Queensland VS. North Queensland 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.more
The Q is back with Queensland representative teams donning the iconic maroon and white initialled guernsey for the first time in eight years.
The Queensland Under 18 side premiered the design in the TAC Cup competition and their female counterparts at the recent Youth Girls National Championships.more
Media are invited to attend Field of Women, tomorrow Saturday 10 May 2014, at the MCG before the Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs match.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and the AFL has called on 15,000 people to stand together on the MCG in the shape of the iconic Pink Lady to represent the number of Australians who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014.more
The 2014 Under 16 Queensland State Academy Championships will be held over four days commencing this Sunday May 11.
Matches will be played at the Moreton Bay Regional Sport Complex � AFL Precinct and the AFL Queensland Training and Administration Centre Yeronga.more
Attached is the FINAL list for tomorrow?s matches. A bit short-staffed this week, so thanks to everyone for helping out. If you do find ourself at a loose end and want to run another game, I?m sure nobody will mind! Also, annoy your mates!
REMINDER: The League currently supplies all footballs for Senior matches - please ensure the footballs are returned with the match envelopes.more
The AFL today reaffirmed its support for the Chairman and Board of the Brisbane Lions Football Club and said it was continuing to work with the Lions at all levels to strengthen the club�s position both on and off the field.more
2014 brings many exciting moments for the Moranbah Bulldogs thus far. After finishing in the finals rounds in 2013 the Doggies have come back stronger in 2014 and for the first time in 20 years entered a Reserves side into the comp.more
The North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) has named a 42-man squad to play the West Australian Football League (WAFL) on Saturday May 24.
The match will be played as a curtain raiser to the GWS Giants vs. Richmond Tigers game at Sydney’s Spotless Stadium.more
The AFL today released the 2013 Injury Survey, tracking injury incidence, prevalence and recurrence rates across the AFL competition as part of its annual survey for a world-leading 22nd consecutive year.more
Recently in Coffs Harbour the annual AFL Diversity Championships were held. The Championships represent a unique opportunity to bring together the Kickstart (Indigenous), All Nations (Non English Speaking) and South Pacific region as a vehicle for inclusion and cohesion and grow the game in those particular priority communities.more
A light week on the track this week as a lot of the kids were doing some rep stuff, a big thanks to Anthony Bella and Deon from AFLQ Mackay for looking after the kids Tuesday night as Shaun and I were away .
Congratulations to Merlin Merkel, Daly Murphy and Will Bella for making the Capricornia team for the state titles in June , and also well done to Mitch Tilney and Jammore
“On March 3 when Andrew Demetriou announced his resignation, I made it clear that the AFL Commission would appoint the best person for what we think is the biggest job in sport in this country,” Mr Fitzpatrick said.more
Term 2 Auskick Centres
NAB AFL Auskick will commence at a variety of schools and community clinics throughout the Mackay, Whitsundays and Central Highlands. You can register online by visiting www.aflauskick.com.au and enter your postcode.more
Round Seven of the 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season has been designated as Community Umpiring Round and aims to encourage people to get involved in umpiring Australian Football at the grassroots level.more
In Memory of The Doc
A three year, $400,000 tribute of national, state and local importance will culminate at 11.00 am on Monday, 28 April with the official opening of the Darrel Baldock Memorial at "The Doc's spiritual home", the Latrobe Recreation Ground in Gilbert Street, Latrobe.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
$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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 Vanessa.Creeley@mcginns.com.aumore
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
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
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
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
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
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: email@example.com.
The Holiday Inn is providing special room rates.more
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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:
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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 email@example.com before the 20/12/13.
The photos that get the most likes on the @stopthinkact instagram win.more
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.
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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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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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 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
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.
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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
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 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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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 email@example.com to secure your spot.more
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
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
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
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