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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Northern NSW AFLW Watch- Finals Week 2 Preview

The Sydney Swans will face the Adelaide Crows in a blockbuster semi-final at Norwood Oval on Saturday, 18 November. Sydney recorded a historic 17-point victory over the Gold Coast SUNS to earn their first finals win in NAB AFLW history, which also