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Indigenous culture centre stage across the nation

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. More commonly known as Indigenous Round, this week of footy celebrates Aboriginal and Torres

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Celebrating the key role of Umpires

  This weekend AFL North West will be celebrating the start of Community Umpiring Week. The objective of Community Umpiring Week is to increase the awareness of umpiring as a choice & as an additional activity to playing. Community Umpiring

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Two further chances to join the Blue Heelers

It’s not too late to join the North West Blue Heelers development program, with the first two training sessions being offered as chances for players to be considered for selection. The Blue Heelers program is not only focused on individual

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First ever kennel of Blue Heelers announced

The North West Blue Heelers program has announced its initial intake of 31 players, with these trailblazers to be the first in the region’s rich AFL history to don the new Blue Heelers identity. The players were selected based on

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Blue Heelers program continues to build

Sunday’s second selection trial for the North West Blue Heelers development program reinforced the positive contribution the program will make to the growth of footy in the region. The trialists ranged from relative novices through to experienced players, with all

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Blue Heelers program is off to a flying start

The new North West Blue Heelers development program made an outstanding start at yesterday’s first trial in Tamworth. Despite the wet conditions there was a strong turnout by players who showed great commitment and a willingness to learn, two of

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Alice Mitchell is a Sydney Swan!

The Sydney Swans AFLW team has taken another huge step forward with the first seven players committing to the team, including Gunnedah’s own Alice Mitchell. Alice put her hand up for selection after impressing throughout the Summer Series while playing

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Northern Heat finetunes as end is in sight

The Northern Heat squads have had the final training run of the 2021/2022 program and are as ready as they’ll ever be to tackle their opponents in the end of program matches. The focus of the last training session was

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Create history as part of first Blue Heelers program

Get excited people! Here’s your chance to be involved in the region’s first ever North West Blue Heelers development program. The program is for boys and girls aged 11 to 17 (i.e. born 2005 to 2011), with up to 100

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Blue Heelers add bite to North West development program

In a nod to the region’s history, and with an eye to footy’s current status, the AFL North West development program will colloquially be known as the “Blue Heelers”. The development program will follow the guidelines of the Sydney Swans

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