AFL Queensland Women's League

Last updated

QAFLW
Sport Australian rules football
Inaugural season 2001
Owner(s) AFL Queensland
No. of teams8
CountryAustralia
Headquarters Brisbane, Queensland
Most recent
champion(s)
University of Queensland
(1st premiership)
Most titles Logan
(5 premierships)
Sponsor(s) Bond University
Related
competitions
AFL Women's
VFLW
SANFLW
WAFLW
AFL Sydney Women's
Official website aflq.com.au/qaflw/


There are five senior women's AFL leagues in Queensland governed by AFL Queensland.

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The Queensland Australian Football League Women's (QAFLW) is the highest league in the State and provides elite women footballers the opportunity to play in a semi-professional environment. Many players from this league have represented their State, earned All-Australian honours, and participated in AFLW.

The second-tier of women's football in South-East Queensland is the Queensland Football Association Women's (QFAW), which was introduced in 2017. This competition is designed to allow women who are new to the game to develop their football understanding and skills, and also provide new clubs with an entry point into women's football.

Clubs

QAFLW Clubs

ClubColoursNicknameLocationGroundWebsite
Aspley   Hornets Brisbane, Queensland Graham Road, Carseldine Official Site
Bond University   Bull Sharks Gold Coast, Queensland Bond University Oval, Robina Official Site
Coolangatta Tweed   Bluebirds Gold Coast, Queensland Len Peak Oval, Coolangatta
(currently Eximm Oval)
Official Site
Coorparoo   Kings Brisbane, Queensland Giffin Park, Coorparoo Official Site
Maroochydore   Roos Sunshine Coast, Queensland Maroochydore Multisports Complex Official Site
University of Queensland   Red Lionesses Brisbane, Queensland UQ Oval No.2, St Lucia Official Site
Wilston Grange    Gorillas Brisbane, Queensland Hickey Park, Stafford Official Site
Yeronga South Brisbane   Devils Brisbane, Queensland Leyshon Park, Yeronga Official Site

QFAW Division 1 Clubs

ClubColoursNicknameLocationGroundWebsite
Broadbeach   Cats Gold Coast, Queensland Kombumerri Park, Mermaid Waters
(currently Subaru Oval)
Official Site
Burleigh   Bombers Gold Coast, Queensland Bill Godfrey Oval, Burleigh Waters Official Site
Kedron   Lions Brisbane, Queensland E.K. Anderson Oval, Kedron Official Site
Moreton Bay    Lions Moreton Bay, Queensland Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, Burpengary Official Site
Morningside    Panthers Brisbane, Queensland Jack Esplen Oval, Hawthorne Official Site
Mount Gravatt   Vultures Brisbane, Queensland Dittmer Park, Upper Mount Gravatt
(currently Southside Toyota Oval)
Official Site
Robina   Roos Gold Coast, Queensland Scottsdale Drive, Robina Official Site
Southport   Sharks Gold Coast, Queensland Fankhauser Reserve, Labrador Official Site
Surfers Paradise   Demons Gold Coast, Queensland Sir Bruce Small Park, Benowa Official Site

QFAW Division 2 Clubs

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North

ClubColoursNicknameLocationGroundWebsite
Alexandra Hills   Bombers Redlands, Queensland Keith Surridge Park, Alexandra Hills
(currently Swoosh Finance Oval)
Official Site
Hinterland  Blues Sunshine Coast, Queensland Palmwoods Official Site
Ipswich   Eagles Ipswich, Queensland Limestone Park, Ipswich Official Site
Moorooka  Roosters Brisbane, Queensland Alexander Park, Moorooka Official Site
Noosa    Tigers Noosa, Queensland Noosa AFL Ground, Noosaville
(currently ROCOCO Oval)
Official Site
North Shore   Jets Sunshine Coast, Queensland North Shore Multisports Complex, Mudjimba Official Site
Pine Rivers   Swans Moreton Bay, Queensland Rob Akers Reserve, Strathpine Official Site
Redcliffe   Tigers Moreton Bay, Queensland Nathan Road, Kippa-Ring Official Site
Sandgate   Hawks Brisbane, Queensland Lemke Road, Taigum Official Site

Central

ClubColoursNicknameLocationGroundWebsite
Jindalee  Jags Brisbane, Queensland Jindalee Recreational Reserve Official Site
Kedron   Lions Brisbane, Queensland E.K. Anderson Oval, Kedron Official Site
Mayne   Tigers Brisbane, Queensland Enoggera Memorial Park Official Site
Moreton Bay    Lions Moreton Bay, Queensland Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, Burpengary Official Site
Morningside    Panthers Brisbane, Queensland Jack Esplen Oval, Hawthorne Official Site
Mount Gravatt   Vultures Brisbane, Queensland Dittmer Park, Upper Mount Gravatt
(currently Southside Toyota Oval)
Official Site
Redland-Victoria Point   Tigers Redlands, Queensland Ern Dowling Oval, Victoria Point
(currently Totally Workwear Park)
Official Site
Sherwood   Magpies Brisbane, Queensland Sherwood Oval, Chelmer Official Site

South

ClubColoursNicknameLocationGroundWebsite
Ballina  Bombers Ballina, New South Wales Fripp Oval, Ballina Official Site
Beenleigh   Buffaloes Logan City, Queensland Dauth Park, Beenleigh Official Site
Broadbeach   Cats Gold Coast, Queensland Kombumerri Park, Mermaid Waters
(currently Subaru Oval)
Official Site
Burleigh   Bombers Gold Coast, Queensland Bill Godfrey Oval, Burleigh Waters Official Site
Byron Bay    Magpies Byron Bay, New South Wales Cavenbah Centre, Byron Bay Official Site
Jimboomba   Redbacks Logan City, Queensland Glenlogan Oval Official Site
Labrador   Tigers Gold Coast, Queensland Cooke-Murphy Oval, Labrador Official Site
Robina   Roos Gold Coast, Queensland Scottsdale Drive, Robina Official Site
Surfers Paradise   Demons Gold Coast, Queensland Sir Bruce Small Park, Benowa Official Site
Tweed Coast   Tigers Pottsville, New South Wales Seabreeze Oval, Pottsville Official Site

Premiers

QAFLW Grand Finals

SeasonPremierRunner-upScoreMarginVenueBest on ground
AFLQ Women's League
2001 Redlands Alexandra Hills 6.5 (41) - 1.2 (8)33 points--
2002 Surfers Paradise Alexandra Hills 5.6 (36) - 2.3 (15)21 points--
2003 Morningside Surfers Paradise 2.7 (19) - 3.0 (18)1 point Leyshon Park -
2004 Surfers Paradise Morningside 8.6 (54) - 5.2 (32)22 points--
2005 Morningside Kedron 7.7 (49) - 4.7 (31)18 points-Debbie Lowe (Morningside)
2006 Logan Kedron 8.12 (60) - 5.9 (39)21 points--
2007 Logan Surfers Paradise 6.13 (49) - 0.4 (4)45 points--
2008 Logan Surfers Paradise 7.3 (45) - 6.8 (44)1 point--
2009 Logan Western Magpies 8.7 (55) - 1.3 (9)46 points--
2010 Logan Western Magpies 7.5 (47) - 4.6 (30)17 points Giffin Park Jenille Pasfield (Logan)
2011 Yeronga South Brisbane Morningside 8.12 (60) - 7.9 (51)9 points Giffin Park No. 2 Kate Lutkins (Yeronga)
SEQAFL Women's League
2012 Yeronga South Brisbane Zillmere 11.5 (71) - 3.3 (21)50 points Giffin Park No. 2 Emily Bates (Yeronga)
2013 Coorparoo Yeronga South Brisbane 5.14 (44) - 6.6 (42)2 points E.K. Anderson Oval Jordan Zanchetta (Coorparoo)
QWAFL
2014 Coorparoo Zillmere 7.8 (50) - 2.5 (17)33 points Leyshon Park Megan Hunt (Coorparoo)
2015 Coorparoo Coolangatta Tweed 12.5 (77) - 5.5 (35)42 points Leyshon Park Emma Zielke (Coorparoo)
2016 Coolangatta Tweed Yeronga South Brisbane 5.7 (37) - 4.11 (35)2 points Leyshon Park Leah Kaslar (Coolangatta)
2017 Yeronga South Brisbane Coorparoo 10.15 (75) - 9.3 (57)18 points Leyshon Park Emily Bates (Yeronga)
2018 Wilston Grange Coorparoo 5.7 (37) - 3.5 (23)14 points Leyshon Park Kate Lutkins (Wilston Grange)
QAFLW
2019 Coorparoo Bond University 14.10 (94) - 2.6 (18)76 points Leyshon Park Paige Parker (Coorparoo)
2020 Yeronga South Brisbane Coolangatta Tweed 8.8 (56) - 1.3 (9)47 points Bond University Oval Jordan Zanchetta (Yeronga)
2021 University of Queensland Bond University 15.5 (95) - 8.7 (55)40 points Leyshon Park Dakota Davidson (University of Qld)

QFAW Division 1 Grand Finals

SeasonPremierRunner-upScoreMarginVenue
QWAFA
2014 Caboolture Zillmere 13.9 (87) - 6.9 (45)42 pointsGiffin Park
2015 Zillmere Caboolture 7.10 (52) - 6.6 (42)10 pointsErn Dowling Oval
2016 Maroochydore Yeronga South Brisbane 4.8 (32) - 2.5 (17)15 pointsHickey Park
QWFA Division 1
2017 Bond University Yeronga South Brisbane 8.2 (50) - 4.5 (29)21 pointsLeyshon Park
2018 Aspley Hornets Coorparoo 4.1 (25) - 3.5 (23)2 pointsLeyshon Park
QFAW Division 1
2019 Kedron Burleigh 6.6 (42) - 5.8 (38)4 pointsLeyshon Park
2020 Southport Broadbeach 4.3 (27) - 3.4 (22)5 pointsBond University Oval

QFAW Division 2 Grand Finals

SeasonPremierRunner-upScoreMarginVenue
2017 Broadbeach Kedron 5.12 (42) - 3.5 (23)19 pointsLeyshon Park
QFAW Division 2 North
2018Jindalee Sandgate 4.12 (36) - 0.2 (2)34 pointsLeyshon Park
2019IpswichHinterland6.3 (39) - 2.7 (19)20 pointsLeyshon Park
2020NoosaHinterland2.7 (19) - 2.4 (16)3 pointsMoreton Bay Oval 1
QFAW Division 2 South
2018 Morningside Robina2.4 (16) - 1.4 (10)6 pointsLeyshon Park
2019 Surfers Paradise Mount Gravatt 8.7 (55) - 2.3 (15)40 pointsLeyshon Park
2020JimboombaBeenleigh4.4 (28) - 4.3 (27)1 pointBond University Oval

QFAW Northern Rivers Grand Finals

SeasonPremierRunner-upScoreMarginVenue
2017LismoreBallina1.7 (13) - 1.0 (6)7 pointsByron Bay Sports Complex
2018LismoreTweed8.11 (59) - 2.2 (14)45 pointsByron Bay Sports Complex
2019ByronTweed2.6 (18) - 2.3 (15)3 pointsOakes Oval
2020BallinaByron1.6 (12) - 1.4 (10)2 pointsBarry Shepherd Field

QAFLW Awards

QAFLW Best and Fairest

YearPlayer NameClubRef.
2011 Jade Pregelj Logan City [2]
2012 Tayla Harris Zillmere [3]
2013 Kate Lutkins Yeronga South Brisbane [4]
2014 Emma Zielke Coorparoo [5]
2015 Emma Zielke
Jordan Zanchetta
Coorparoo
Yeronga South Brisbane
[6] [7]
2016 Leah Kaslar
Sam Virgo
Coolangatta Tweed
Yeronga South Brisbane
[8]
2017 Kate McCarthy Yeronga South Brisbane [9] [10]
2018 Brittany Gibson
Tori Groves-Little
Wilston Grange
Coorparoo
[11]
2019 Emily Bates Yeronga South Brisbane [12]
2020 Belle Dawes
Taylor Smith
Jordan Zanchetta
Maroochydore
Bond University
Yeronga South Brisbane
[13]

QAFLW Leading Goal Kicker

YearPlayer nameClubGoalsRef.
2014Maddie Protheroe Coorparoo 53 [5]
2015Hayley Newberry Yeronga South Brisbane 52 [6]
2016Jade Ransfield
Kalinda Howarth
Yeronga South Brisbane
Coolangatta Tweed
38 [8]
2017Jade Ransfield
Maddison Peeters
Yeronga South Brisbane
Wilston Grange
39 [9]
2018Jenae Govan Coorparoo 34 [14]
2019 Kalinda Howarth Bond University 29 [12]
2020 Taylor Smith
Jamie Stanton
Bond University
Coorparoo
15 [13]
2021 Grace Brennan
Lexi Edwards
University of Queensland
Yeronga South Brisbane
20

QAFLW Rising Star

YearPlayer NameClubRef.
2013 Tayla Harris Zillmere [4]
2014Maddy Roberts Coolangatta Tweed [5]
2015Marley Beaven University of Queensland [6]
2016 Arianna Clarke Coolangatta Tweed [8]
2017 Tahlia Randall Wilston Grange [9]
2018 Nat Grider University of Queensland [15]
2019 Lily Postlethwaite Maroochydore [12]

See also

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