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]

Premier South East Queensland Leagues[edit]

The highest grades of men's and women's Queensland community football are:

Developmental Leagues[edit]

  • Queensland Football Association (QFA)

(AFL Northern Rivers

Regional Leagues[edit]

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.

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.

A best and fairest for the league has been awarded since 1946 however before it became a medal in 1947 and 1948 it was a trophy donated by Col Loel and Mick Byles known as the "Col Loel-Mick Byles" trophy. It was awarded to Kedron's Erwin Dornau in 1947,[2] and Coorparoo's T. Calder in 1948[3] before being replaced by the Grogan Medal in 1949.

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
  2. ^ "CODE TROPHY TO DORNAU". Truth. No. 2477. Queensland, Australia. 14 September 1947. p. 14. Retrieved 4 April 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Calder's Trophy". Truth. No. 2527. Queensland, Australia. 29 August 1948. p. 11. Retrieved 4 April 2022 – via National Library of Australia.


  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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