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What Sir Doug Nicholls Round means to Micky O

One of the AFL’s most decorated players, Michael O’Loughlin, joined the Play On podcast for its special Sir Doug Nicholls Round episode. The 303-gamer for the Swans began by saying why the Indigenous Round resonates with him. “It is about

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Indigenous culture centre stage at footy across NSW and ACT

Dozens of football clubs in NSW and the ACT are throwing their support behind the AFL’s annual Sir Doug Nicholls Round, which kicks off this weekend. The round celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and players, and their contribution

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AFL Masters launches program for women over 35

If you’re 35-year-old woman or older, who’s never played footy but always yearned for the opportunity, this could be your chance to get out on the park! AFL Masters has launched QuickKick, an entry level program held fortnightly in all

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Penno wins metro facilities prize

The Pennant Hills Demons Football Club has won the Ken Gannon Award for NSW/ACT’s Metro Project of the Year. Members of Pennant Hills’ committee accepted the award from Federal Member for Berowra, Julian Leeser MP, at the club in May.

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Ossie Grose – Sydney’s first Indigenous star

As the AFL celebrates Sir Doug Nicholls Round, the NSW Australian Football History Society recalls the contribution to the game of NSW-born and bred Indigenous star Newtown’s Ossie Grose. Written by Rod Gillet. When John “Ossie” Grose came to Sydney from

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NSW Government Supports GIANTS Facility Upgrade

The GIANTS have thanked the NSW Government following the announcement on 15 May 2022 of a $15 million commitment towards securing the future of community and women’s football in NSW. The Honorable Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism

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Parliamentary Friends of AFL event 2022

AFL NSW/ACT held its second annual Parliamentary Friends of AFL event on 11 May 2022 to launch the community season for NSW’s Members of Parliament. Around 100 people attended the event, which brought people together from across the political and

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NSW/ACT claims two U18 Girls All Australian spots

Zarlie Goldsworthy from Lavington Panthers and Cynthia Hamilton of Queanbeyan Tigers (via Belconnen Magpies) have had very different footy journeys. They each share a place in the 2022 NAB AFLW National Championships U18 Girls All-Australian Team. These players were also

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…and (some of) the winners are…

The AFL’s Golden Rego competition has been run and won, with 1,100 lucky prize winners across the country announced last month. As part of the AFL’s $50 million investment to support community football, the AFL launched the Golden Rego Giveaway

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Community Umpiring Week gets underway

From 6-13 May, we will celebrate Community Umpiring Week with the aim to encourage people to get involved in umpiring Australian football at the community level. Throughout the week the AFL will be celebrating Community Umpiring Week across the country

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