Start of senior season moved back one week

AN updated fixture for the 2024 senior competitions has been released. A change was needed after the New England Nomads went into recess for this season to accommodate a four-team competition. Prior to the creation of the fixture the clubs

Nomads seniors go into recess for 2024

THE New England Nomads will not be entering senior teams in the AFL North West in 2024. The Nomads have experienced a summer of regular players moving out of the region and have been unable to replace them with first

Naismith to make Tigers debut

GUNNEDAH product Sam Naismith is set to play his first AFL game in 1,353 days when he plays his first game for Richmond on Saturday. The ruckman has been selected to play in the Tigers’ Opening Round clash against Gold

21 days out: Concussion rules tightened

The AFL has made changes to its concussion protocols ahead of the 2024 season. All footballers playing outside the AFL and AFLW competitions will have to wait 21 days after suffering a concussion before returning to play, under new protocols

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

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