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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

Men’s and Women’s fixture for 2022 released

THE first bounce of the 2022 AFL North West NSW season for the Men’s and Women’s competitions will be on April 30. The fixture for the season has been approved by the clubs and officially released. It has now been

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

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

New Youth Girls comp is kicking goals

Preparations for the new Youth Girls competition are powering ahead as girls flock to footy clubs to join in. A number of clubs have held come and try days and the response has been very positive. Gunnedah Bulldogs, Inverell Saints,

Next Gen of umpires coming through

Montana Harvey is one of the new generation of young umpires enjoying the role. The 18 year-old now has a few years of experience behind her after first taking up the role in Glen Innes where her family is heavily

Golden Rego Giveaway – register & enter prize draw

Love community footy? Get involved! Register to play, coach, umpire, volunteer or administer AFL Community Footy or NAB AFL Auskick and you’re in the draw! Every Australian woman, man, girl, and boy who registers to play, coach, umpire, volunteer or

Footy players take to synthetic like ducks to water

With grounds across the region closed due to the wet weather, the Northern Heat and North Coast Academy of Sport (NCAS) squads became the first AFL users of Coffs Harbour City Council’s new synthetic fields. Only recently opened, the synthetic

Travis leads the way … but needs more to join

TWO-time AFL North West Golden Whistle winner Travis Brown looks back on his playing career mainly in South-West Sydney with great fondness. But umpiring has made him realise one important thing. “If it wasn’t for umpires I wouldn’t have been

Senior AFL coaches to share insights with local coaches

As the 2022 community footy season edges closer and closer, CoachAFL is excited to announce the return of their AFL Community Camp Coaching Webinar Series! Introduced last year, the series gave local coaches unprecedented access to their elite counterparts. Following