February 2015

RMS ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

AFL Townsville Chairman, Peter Busch tonight launched the AFL Townsville 2015 Season.

In the League's 60th year of competition, Peter singled out the Hermit Park Football Club as the only foundation club still in the league.

Peter also confirmed that RMS Engineering and Construction will again be the naming right sponsor of the League for the fifth consecutive year.more

AFL TOWNSVILLE UMPIRES 1st MARCH 2015

The umpires from the AFL Townsville "Tropical Ice" Rep squad v the Defence team. Left to right Cheryl Gray (G) Will Orr (B) Luke Foster (B) Mal Gray (F) Matthew French (F) Jarrod Guppy (F) Damien Hill (F) Campbell Hill (B) Kiah Gray (B) Ryan Powell (G)more

ALLAN GEORGEE TO TOSS THE NAB GAME COIN

Allan Georgee from the Charters Towers Demons, Northern School Sport AFL manager and lifetime passionate supporter of the Geelong Cats will toss the coin today at the NAB Challenge game. Nab Small business manager Kylie Thomas surprised Allan with the announcement at the AFL School Ambassador function yesterday. Allan said "this is going to be one of the best experiences of my life".more

Sellout crowd tipped for Townsville AFL match

RACHEL AFFLICK •
Townsville Bulletin •
February 28, 2015 8:41AM
http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/sellout-crowd-tipped-for-townsville-afl-match/story-fnjfzprw-1227242466127more

SPORTING CHANCE NQ

Sporting Chance NQ are a not for profit entity created to help cover the costs associated with club sport for kids from those families in our community that need it most.more

Off Field Champions Governance Workshop

10am - 3pm Saturday 18 April
Sports House, 3-9 Redpath Street North Ward
Calling all sporting club presidents, secretaries and treasurers!

Learn how to be an Off Field Club Champion by running your club as a successful business.more

Great Wall of support for Aussie Rules

AFL Townsville took a giant leap forward with the signing of a long-term partnership with the Motoco Group.

Jason Collins, Dealer Principal of Motoco, handed the keys of a Great Wall V240 dual-cab utility to AFL Townsville Chairman Peter Busch at the Bowen Road dealership on the 24th February.more

TROPICAL ICE TOWNSVILLE EAGLES TEAM NAMED

The Tropical Ice Townsville Eagles team for the representative game between AFL Townsville and the Army has been named.

Coach, Ryan Kelly last night selected the team to compete in the Annual event which is played as a curtain raiser to the NAB Challenge match on March 1st.

The Jumper Presentation will be conducted at TIS at 6.00pm on Friday 27th March. All welcome to attend.

Team is:more

TOWNSVILLE U16 EAGLES SQUAD ANNOUNCED

The Townsville U16 Eagles Development Squad was announced last night to compete at the NQ Championships in Airlie Beach on March 28-29th.

The squad has been training hard since November last year and are coming together as a tight unit.

The coaches would like to thank all of the players that have attended training and look forward to seeing all players having a successful 2015.more

AXIAL: LIONS MAJOR SPONSOR FOR 2015

The Townsville City Lions AFL Club are pleased to announce Axial as the major sponsor for the 2015 season.
Axial have been delivering quality vocational training, short courses and online and classroom based qualifications in the Townsville community and surrounding region for more than 16 years.more

AFL TOWNSVILLE BOAT RAFFLE

With thanks to Townsville Marine win a Clarke 375 Magnum tinny with a Suzuki DT 15S and Redco RE1213LW Trailer. Includes 12 months registration boat and trailer. Smooth water safety gear for two adults. 2 x PFD1, V-Sheet, Mirror, 2 X paddles, 4Lb sand anchor kit and tie down strap. Package price $7390.more

BRENDAN HOSKING AND CHRIS APPLETON

The AFL Townsville Umpires associations are pleased to announce the AFL Field umpire Brendan Hosking #16 and Goal umpire Chris Appleton will be joining us at training on Monday the 2nd of March from 6pm, it is anticipated it will be an information session.
There will be a sausage sizzle also on the night.
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NATIONAL JUNIOR POLICY

AFLQ have produced a number of corflute signs for Junior Football, the message is as follows:

•We are kids
•Our Coaches are volunteers
•The Umpires are human
•This is not the Big League

Each club will receive a sign with this message to be posted as a reminder to spectators, etc.

Attached is a Video clip which highlights the messagemore

CHRIS SCOTT TO HEADLINE LEVEL 2 COACHES COURSE

For the first time, coaches in North Queensland will have the opportunity to improve their skills through a level 2 coaching course.

The level 2 accreditation is the highest level available to community football coached.

AFL Queensland Education, Volunteering and Coaching Coordinator, Aaron Hall, said taking the level 2 coaching course to NQ will expose coaches to AFL standard practice.more

Umpires play an important role in AFL

Umpiring is a fantastic way to get involved with AFL, whilst keeping fit and earning money.

With Australian Football in Queensland growing at rapid rates, there are plenty of opportunities around the state for people to get involved with sport and earn money at the same time.more

UNI HAWKS TO HOST 2015 AFLT BLITZ

The University Hawks AFC are inviting all teams from Townsville, Cairns, Mackay and Mt Isa to participate in the AFL Townsville Blitz to be held on Saturday 14th March at the Murray Sporting Complex.

The event will start at 12.00pm and admission is $6.00.

First prize is $250 cash plus a $500 Voucher from the GOOD GUYS

For more details contact Brett Baker - Brett.Baker@csiro.aumore

AUST POST COMMUNITY CAMP FUNCTION

The 2015 Season is approaching fast as is the much anticipated NAB
Challenge match on March 1st and many would be aware the Gold Coast SUNS are conducting an Australia Post Community Camp in Townsville in the following days.more

SUPER SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28TH

Footy Fever will hit Tony Ireland Stadium a day earlier than the NAB Challenge match between the SUNS and the CATS.

Activities include Face Painting, Balloonist, Demonstrations, an Open training session and autograph session with Geelong CATS.

Ticket Office, Canteen and Club Merchandise stalls will all be available as will the opportunity to sign up with local clubs.

Schedule as below.more

AFL LEVEL TWO COACHES COURSE IN TOWNSVILLE

A Level 2 Coaching Course will be held in Townsville on Saturday 28th February – Sunday 1st March 2015.

Further information and registration details will be sent late January 2015.

Set to be a fantastic event and a great opportunity for coaches to receive exposure to high level coaching skills and knowledge.

If interested please email Tony Burke aflt.secretary@gmail.commore

SEALINK SUPPORT SPORTS

A massive shoutout to SeaLink Queensland for their continued and generous support of not only AFL Townsville but AFLQ and their programs, thanks a heap guys!more

Garbutt Bombers Juniors sign on.

The Garbutt Bombers junior AFL club will be holding a sign on Today (12th Feb) at the Castle Hill PCYC.
Age groups of under 10’s, 12’s and 14, with under 16’s with the Townsville City Lions.more

AFLT REGIONAL UMPIRING MANAGER APPOINTED

AFL Townsville would like to congratulate Matthew French on his appointment to the role of Regional Umpiring Manager (RUM).

Matthew has been a local umpire for many years and will stand down from his position as President of the AFLT Umpires Association.

Matthew's knowledge and passion for umpiring combined with his drive to coach and mentor junior umpires will be an asset to AFLT.more

Barras pre season camp to Magnetic Island

The Northern Beaches Barras are very excited to confirm that the Barras’ first ever U16 & U14 Pre-Season Camp will be taking place on Magnetic Island from Friday night 13th February through until Sunday afternoon 15th February.more

AFLT JUNIOR CLUB SIGN-ON DAYS

With the AFL Townsville season for 2015 approaching fast, all clubs are looking for new recruits to fill their Junior and Senior teams.

Below is a list of Sign-on days and contact information. If your club is not listed, watch this space...

Bring on the footy!!more

HERMIT PARK TIGERS REGISTRATION DETAILS

The Hermit Park Tigers would like to welcome all existing and new players to their club for 2015.

Please find below the contact details for 2015 Office Bearers and the link to Senior club registration.more

AFL TOWNSVILLE EAGLES TRAINING SESSIONS

A message from AFL Townsville Tropical Ice Eagles, Coach Ryan Kelly.

Thanks for choosing to try-out for the Tropical Ice Townsville Eagles side to play the Army on Sunday March 1st.

It is an honour to represent the league in which you play week in week out, and we look forward to putting a strong side on the field that represents the best footballers we have here in Townsville.more
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