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Great deeds in the juniors recognised

  IT wasn’t just the best players of the season who were recognised at Sunday’s Junior Grand Final Day. Those who’ve gone above and beyond with their commitment to footy were also placed in the spotlight at Varley Oval. Proceedings

Saints Under-14s earn Grand Final glory

THE Inverell Saints have won the AFL North West Under-14s Mixed premiership but the Tamworth Roosters made them work hard for their glory. The Inverell team may have gone through the season undefeated but there were times when the Tamworth

Grand Final excitement hits the North West

AFL North West will celebrate the first Grand Final of the 2022 season on Sunday when the Junior Competition reaches its culmination. The first match of the day will be in the Under 17 age group between the Celtic Saints

Concussion research approaches in community football

Concussion is an important but challenging problem at all levels of AFL, including community footy. There are a number of tools, devices or “solutions” being offered to community clubs and leagues to help in the diagnosis and management of concussion.

Northern Heat gives players the chance to go to next level

Nominations are open for the Northern Heat development program that will run from October 2022 to March 2023. The Heat program exists to build the footy IQ of players, transition them through the ranks towards Senior footy, and to offer

Blue Heelers get a taste of rep footy

YOUNG players from the North West Blue Heelers program enjoyed a large dose of representative football at the Northern NSW Championships. The three day event held in Coffs Harbour saw 27 teams from North Coast, Hunter Metro, Hunter Country, Central Coast

Blue Heelers to compete at Northern NSW Championship

Twenty five of the North West’s best Junior AFL prospects will be in action next week when they compete in the Northern NSW Championship. The Championship is being staged in Coffs Harbour from Monday to Wednesday (11 to 13 July).

July is Women’s Coaching Month

July will be dedicated to celebrating all the wonderful women in coaching as part of Women’s Coaching Month. Women’s Coaching Month is an opportunity to celebrate and promote Women in Coaching through a series of assets, programs & initiatives both

Alice is finally a Sydney Swan!

With pick 13 in the 2022 AFLW Draft, the Sydney Swans have selected Alice Mitchell, making her both a first round pick and the second highest selection for a NSW player. A former Sydney local, tall defender Mitchell put her

Swans are flying high

THE Tamworth Swans are soaring at the top of the men’s ladder and now have a very healthy percentage. The Swans travelled to Narrabri and walked away with the biggest win of the season after kicking 35 goals with 13