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Goannas on Tour!

By Tilly Werner . The Parramatta Goannas Alliance U14s Academy heads to Melbourne this week for an immersive football experience and camp. With a packed agenda that includes both on and off field events, including a match up with local

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New generation of Indigenous and multicultural talent on show

AFL NSW/ACT’s Multicultural and Indigenous Youth Leadership Program returns these school holidays, with 41 girls from across NSW and Canberra headed to Sydney to show off their skills at an intensive three-day program from 19-21 April. These talented athletes will

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Inclusion training hubs open across NSW/ACT

For the first time, AFL NSW/ACT will run inclusion training hubs in NSW and the ACT. Beginning in May, and running once per month, the hubs will give people aged 16 and older living with an intellectual disability the opportunity

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Try, play or excel: AFL Wheelchair offers something for all in 2024

AFL Wheelchair is returning to NSW and the ACT in 2024 and is expanding on its 2023 format. Participants in Bankstown, Canberra, Wagga Wagga and Wollongong will all have the opportunity to play in AFL Wheelchair Hubs, which are weekly get

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That’s a wrap! Independent Girls 2024

The results are in! It was a massive weekend for the girls facing off in the Independent Girls Schools Competition Grand Finals for 2024. Thanks to Narrabeen Sports High, which hosted the high stakes matches. Its synthetic field was one

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UTS Bats first Women and Girls Community Football Chartered Club

The UTS Bats have broken new ground in NSW and the ACT as the state and territory’s first Women and Girls Community Football Chartered Club. The Women & Girls Community Football Charter is a commitment from clubs to work towards

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2024 Girls Independent Schools Competition Grand Final preview

It’s been another bumper season in the Girls’ Independent Schools Competition, which has included extraordinary goals, high flying marks, nail biting finishes, and plenty of fun. For many participants, the Independent Schools Girls competition is about fun and fitness, as

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There is no doubting Thomas

By Dr Rod Gillett . Harvey Thomas always wanted to be an AFL player, but even he never expected it to be quite like this. Not easy, just a bit extraordinary for an 18-year-old from Wagga straight out of school

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GIANTS and Swans spread far and wide across city

On Wednesday, 27 March, the Sydney Swans and GIANTS will cast their rivalry aside to promote Australian rules football across Sydney. During Local Footy Week – where AFL clubs and players celebrate their connections to the grassroots – every available

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70 years since Pleasant Hills

At the 11th hour on the 27th day of March the tiny community of Pleasant Hills will gather at their community hotel to pay homage to the remaining five members of their last-ever footy team from 1955. The occasion will

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