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.
Click more for the full article.more
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.
Click more to see photos.more
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.
Click more to see photos.more
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.
Click more for more information.more
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.
For catering purposes, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 31 October.more
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.
Click below for more.more
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