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Community clubs in NSW/ACT embrace Sir Doug Nicholls Round

2021 saw an unprecedented number of community clubs getting involved in Sir Doug Nicholls Round across NSW and the ACT.   For two rounds 28/29 May – 5/6 June, clubs were invited to celebrate the contribution Indigenous players have on

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Five Academy graduates taken in NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft

On the evening of 2 June more than 600 amateur Australian rules players held their breath, hoping to be selected in the NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft. Twenty-four players from NSW and the ACT nominated for a berth at an

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U17 AFL NSW/ACT Rams side announced

Twenty-four talented under-17 boys have been selected to represent NSW/ACT on the national stage. The squad will come together for a camp and national games on the Gold Coast on Friday, July 2 through to Thursday, July 8. Coach, Jared

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On Reconciliation Day, AFL NSW/ACT takes action

The theme of Reconciliation Day in 2021 is: “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action”. AFL NSW/ACT demonstrated its commitment to achieving equality for Indigenous people on 31 May as it hosted the inaugural AFL Indigenous Academies Health Event. This

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The AFL Celebrates Community Umpiring Week

Round Seven of the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season is Community Umpiring Week with the aim to encourage people to get involved in umpiring Australian Football at the community level. Throughout the week, April 26 – May 2, the AFL

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Guidelines for concussion management in community football

AFL releases guidelines for concussion management in community football Minimum 12-day post-concussion return period in addition to obtaining medical clearance AFL makes two key concussion focused appointments Head of Concussion Innovation and Research – Assoc. Professor Catherine Willmott Head of

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AFL NSW/ACT’s male youth leadership programs 2021

The Easter school holidays are always a great time to relax and recharge with friends and family. But for many talented footballers from NSW and the ACT, it was a chance to hone their skills in a game they love

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Alyce Parker, named All-Australian again

At just 20 years old, Alyce Parker has been named in the AFL Women’s All-Australian Team for a second consecutive season.  The final team of 21 was named at this evening’s W awards, hosted across five different locations, with the

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‘Shoosh for Kids’ returns in 2021

AFL NSW/ACT is proud to support the NSW Government Office of Sport initiative, Shoosh for Kids campaign. Shoosh for Kids is a collaborative effort between the Office of Sport and state sporting bodies to promote positive sideline behaviour to their members,

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Najwa Allen to feature in AFLW Grand Final

Written by Sam Burge (AFL Canberra Media) When Najwa Allen moved to Adelaide at the start of 2019, she attended the AFLW grand final merely as a spectator. Tomorrow she’ll be playing in it. Allen was one of the 53,034

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