More of the Kangaroo, 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland – 1866 to 2016 by Murray Bird and Greg Parker

Australian football has a long history in Queensland. Murray Bird and Greg Parker are about to release their well-researched, colourful record of the game at the local level in the Sunshine State.

The Little Engine That Could

Wesley Hull covers the story of the Gordonvale Bombers – a team of 10-12 year old primary school girls who changed the course of their school’s sporting history in one glorious year of commitment, courage, talent and determination. They have firmly placed Gordonvale State School on the AFL map, and much more beyond. [An amazing feat by the Gordonvale girls – MNQ]

Local Footy: The Coaching Caper Rolls On

It’s been a tough year for coach Mick Jeffrey, but you just have to keep at it and work through the frustrations.

A real flood report… oh, and a footy update.

Here’s a report from Up North where the flood is no big deal – it’s just part of life. There’s some big footy news as well. [Hope this strikes a chord Down South Mick – JTH]

Photo Gallery – Whitsunday Sea Eagles scoreboard

Sasha Lennon visited the Whitsundays and took great shots of the Whitsunday Sea Eagles scoreboard. What are your favourite community footy club scoreboards?

Cairns downs Townsville for AFL Masters’ title (An insider’s story)

Wesley Hull had a big day of footy in Cardwell, Far North Queensland. He played in two matches and here writes about the big finals of the AFL Masters Over 35s (and Over 45s) season: Cairns Stingers versus Townsville Sharks. [Well played, Wesley – Ed].