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Senior fixture for 2024 released

THE fixture for the 2024 AFL North West senior competition has been finalised and it’s now little more than eight weeks until the season begins. When the first bounce of the season takes place on April 27, the AFL North

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AFL aims for one million participants, backed by $1B of investment

The AFL has set its sights on having one million registered participants by 2033 nationally, with that ambition to be fuelled by $1B of investment into game development and community football in that time. The game had nearly 530,000 registered

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Trial for North West Primary Schools team

A TRIAL to be part of the North West region’s Boys Primary School team to play in the NSW PSSA Championship is fast approaching. The trial is going to be held at Inverell’s Valley Oval on Tuesday, March 26 and

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Submissions now open for Telstra Footy Country Grants

Local footy clubs across the country can now apply for Telstra Footy Country Grants with submissions for the new initiative opening today. Unveiled in September 2023 by the AFL and Telstra, Telstra Footy Country Grants will give local footy clubs an $8 million boost over

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Accessing NSW Active Kids vouchers in 2024

The following Memo to Clubs was sent to all AFL NSW/ACT clubs by Community Football Manager, John Boulous, on 31 January 2024. . As announced by the NSW Government in June 2023, the Active Kids Voucher (‘AKV’) program will expire

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Australia Day Awards for Poochettes

THE Gunnedah Shire Council has honoured the Gunnedah Poochettes in its Australia Day Awards. The premiership winning Poochettes women’s team was named as Gunnedah Shire Council’s Sports Team of the Year. And to top off a huge awards ceremony held

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Appleby picked for Swans Academy

Lauren Appleby has been selected to be a part of the Top End Program with the QBE Sydney Swans Academy. The 16 year-old was a member of the Academy’s Under 16 squad in 2023 and played two matches for the

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Mitchell re-signs with Swans for 2024

GUNNEDAH product Alice Mitchell has put pen to paper with the Sydney Swans to sign on for the 2024 season. After an ACL injury sidelined her in the club’s inaugural season, Mitchell hit the ground running in 2023 playing in

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Sydney Swans are bound for Coffs Harbour

The Sydney Swans men’s team is heading to Coffs Harbour from January 28 to 31 for a pre-season training and community camp. The local Coffs Harbour community can get involved, with a kid’s clinic and signing session at C.ex. International

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Heating up in the summer sun

THE temperature rose for the latest Northern Heat Development Program session but the effort the boys and girls never wavered. The groups gathered at the University of New England (UNE) in Armidale on Saturday and were run through their paces

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