AFL Queensland is the state controlling body for the code of Australian Football in Queensland. AFL Queensland is responsible for the administration, development and marketing of all aspects of Australian Football throughout the state.
AFL Queensland has over 172,000 participants (not including Northern Rivers) playing at all levels of football from the introductory NAB AFL Auskick program to the AFL Masters Competition.
AFL Queensland covers 14 Regions, 25 Leagues and 155 Clubs (not including Northern Rivers). Part of AFL Queensland's role is to oversee, support and guide various football bodies and programs across the State.
These bodies include:
AFL Queensland State Association
AFL Queensland Women's League
AFL Queensland U18 Competition
NAB AFL Auskick
AFL Queensland Umpires
AFL Queensland Coaching Accreditation Program
AFL Schools Programs
AFL Brisbane Juniors
AFL Gold Coast Juniors
AFL Northern Rivers Juniors
AFL Darling Downs Juniors
AFL Sunshine Coast Juniors
AFL Capricornia Juniors
AFL Wide Bay Juniors
AFL Capricornia Juniors
AFL Mackay Juniors
AFL Townsville Juniors
AFL Cairns Juniors
AFL Darling Downs
AFL Northern Rivers
AFL Wide Bay
AFL Mount Isa
AFL Cairns Womens League
AFL Cape York
AFL Queensland's development arm is responsible for the growth and development of Australian Football across the State. The key objectives include:
To develop and support appropriate pathways for all segments from AFL Auskick to Open Age that maximise participation;
To support well managed leagues & clubs to motivate volunteers, umpires, coaches & sports trainers for all levels of Australian Football to promote quality environments;
To develop the talent pathway and enhance second tier competitions to capture and develop talented players & umpires;
To collaborate on facility development for the community football network of leagues & clubs;
To utilise Australian Football as a vehicle to promote social inclusion, education and employment initiatives, particularly in Indigenous and multicultural communities; and
To build the relationship with the community to develop fans of the game, the AFL Competition and AFL Clubs.
Today, across Queensland, over 28,000 participants and their families are introduced to Australian Football annually through the NAB AFL Auskick program. This is up from 5,000 participants a decade ago. There are over 700 NAB AFL Auskick clinics run throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland each year.
AFLQ employees consist of 71 full-time staff, 16 Permanent Part-time staff and 168 Casual staff across the state as well paying 367 Umpires in South East Queensland to officiate games.
The purpose of AFL Queensland is to create and maintain a quality environment that provides easy access and encourages participation in Australian Football at all levels throughout Queensland. "Leaving the game and community in better shape for future generations"