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AFL NSW/ACT Season 2020 Wrap

To our AFL Footy Family, As we wrap up a season of community football like no other this weekend, I’d like to take the opportunity to extend a heartfelt thank you to our Community Football network across the State and

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2020 NAB AFL Women’s Draft Selections

The 2020 NAB AFL Women’s Draft was conducted last tonight in a virtual format with all AFLW clubs participating in the historic Draft remotely. 57 girls were selected by the 14 AFLW Clubs ahead of the 2021 NAB AFLW Season

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Wayne “Wacky” Walker – The Mark Ricciuto of Broken Hill Football

To commemorate the 140th anniversary of Australian Football in New South Wales in 2020, 140 coaches, players, umpires, administrators and media personalities will be inducted into the inaugural New South Wales Australian Football Hall of Fame. Rod Gillett profiles the nomination of

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Volunteer of the Year Award nominations open

2020, the year unlike no other! It started with volunteer fire fighters risking their lives to protect others. Then amidst the COVID-19 crisis, we saw people volunteering their time to look after the vulnerable in then community by taking on

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“Our coach Frank Dixon convinced us we could beat Victoria”

South Sydney Rabbitoh, South Sydney premiership captain-coach, NSW player, captain and coach, Rat of Tobruk, Senior-Vice President NSW ANFL, Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney Frank Dixon did it all in a remarkable career in sporting and civic life stretching from

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2020 NAB AFLW & AFL National Draft Combine Nominees

The AFL has today released the names of the 82 female players and 96 male players invited to the 2020 NAB AFLW and AFL National Draft Combines to be held across multiple locations across Australia in the coming months. While

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Neil Cordy – Sydney Footy’s Media Man

Rod Gillett profiles the nomination of Neil Cordy to the NSW  Australian Football Hall of Fame. Neil Cordy has established an impressive record as a “breaking news” sports journalist across the media landscape in Sydney over the past twenty-seven years.

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Local Sport Grant Program Applications Open

The Office of Sport Local Sport Grant Program (LSGP) aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport in NSW.  Through this program we are working towards our goals to achieve: Participation: Everyone in NSW participating in Sport and active recreation

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Cummeragunja, the Aboriginal football team that was too good

Sir Doug Nicholls learnt to play football on the oval at the Cummeragunja aboriginal mission on the banks of the Murray River in NSW. The Cummeragunja footy team was so successful in the local competition in the 1920s they were

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2020 Indigenous Youth Leadership Online Program a Success

This week ahead of the AFL’s Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round, AFL NSW/ACT in partnership with Transport for NSW ran their annual Indigenous Youth Leadership Program. Aiming to identify the most talented Indigenous athletes and develop their leadership skills, the

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