AFL Queensland

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AFL Queensland
Afl queensland body logo.png
SportAustralian rules football
Regional affiliationAFL
ChairmanDean Warren
Other key staffBarry Gibson (State Football Operations Manager)
Official website

AFL Queensland (AFLQ) is the governing body of Australian rules football in Queensland. AFL Queensland has over 216,000 participants (including Northern Rivers which is governed by AFLQ) playing at all levels of football from the introductory NAB AFL Auskick program to the AFL Masters Competition. AFL Queensland covers 13 regions, 24 leagues and 159 clubs.[1]

These bodies include

Affiliated Leagues[edit]

The premier league in Queensland is the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL), which operates out of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory as well. The highest grades of men's and women's Queensland community football are the Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) and the AFL Queensland Women's League (QWAFL).

Other regional leagues include:

All Regions include their own affiliated junior Leagues.

Representative Side[edit]

The "Queensland Scorpions" are the state representative side and include under 16s, under 18s and open age groups and compete at the AFL Under 18 Championships and other state championships.

The "Country Kookaburras" represent the regional areas outside of South East Queensland, have under 14's, 16s, under 18s and open age groups and compete at the Australian Country Championships.

Due to the 2005 alignment with AFL PNG, both sides can also include players from Papua New Guinea.


The league's offices are currently based at Leyshon Park Yeronga.

However, the AFLQ State League Grand Final was once again played at the Gabba in 2005, marking the centenary of the first Grand Final played at the ground when City defeated Valley in 1905.

Previous Australian rules governing bodies in Queensland[edit]

  • Queensland Football League (QFL), later Queensland Australian National Football League (QANFL) and Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) (1903–1996)
  • Queensland Australian Football Council (1997–1999) which oversaw the Queensland State Football League (QSFL)

Grogan Medal[edit]

The Grogan Medal is awarded to the best and fairest in home and away rounds of each season's competition. The medal has been awarded since 1946.

Queensland Team of the 20th Century[edit]

On 16 June 2003, the Queensland Team of the 20th Century was announced at a gala function staged by AFLQ at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

The Team of the 20th Century is selected from the best home-grown talent and read as follows [1]:

Backs: Marcus Ashcroft Dick Verdon Wayne Stewart
Half Backs: Gavin Crosisca Don Smith Zane Taylor
Centres: Scott McIvor Doug Pittard Des Hughes
Half Forwards: John Stackpoole Dick Parton Barry Clarke
Forwards: Ray Hughson Jason Dunstall (vc) Owen Backwell
Followers: Ken Grimley Michael Voss (c) Jason Akermanis
Interchange: Keith Leach Alex McGill Noel McGuinness
Mal Michael Gordon Phelan Clem Ryan

Coach of the Century: Norm Dare.

Umpire of the Century: Tom McArthur.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About Us on AFLQ website


  1. The Brisbane Courier 1903 to 1933, weekly match reports and articles
  2. The Daily Mail 1903 to 1914, weekly match reports and articles
  3. Saturday Sports Observer 1903 to 1912, weekly match reports and articles
  4. John Morton's Queensland Australian Rules Year Book 1960 by John Morton, 1960
  5. Queensland Team of the Century Football Record Official Programme, AFL Queensland, 2003

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