Kevin Sheedy in Nelson Bay

sheedy11-20120803212046984979-620x414“A Night with Kevin Sheedy” will be held at Nelson Bay Golf Club Port Stephens on Wednesday 8th October.

This is a great and rare opportunity to have a legend of the game talk openly about life, football and leadership. This past Tuesday has also seen Kevin be inducted this week into the AFL Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

For more details, please check the flyer:
Kevin Sheedy in Nelson Bay

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BDAFL to have Womens Competition in 2015?

AFL NSW/ACT in conjunction with Black Diamond AFL are exploring the possibility of starting a Women’s Competition in 2015.

On the back of a successful come and try day in June as well as Cardiff’s annual “Chick Kick” interest from female’s to play AFL is increasing according to AFL NSW/ACT Regional Manager – Hunter Coast, Simon Smyth.

“Cardiff have held their ‘Chick Kick” for a couple of years now and it has proven to be very popular with numbers increasing each year. We also had 18 players at our come and try day in June, so the interest is certainly there” Smyth said.

Currently both the Central Coast and Newcastle hold youth girls competitions at Under 18’s and Under 15’s level respectively.

“Both Youth Girls competitions have been very successful and the introduction of the Women’s competition will create a pathway for these girls to continue to play AFL” Smyth added.

Smyth is hopeful that the competition will consist of multiple teams from both the Central Coast and Newcastle and envisaged that they will become part of existing BDAFL clubs.

“We believe that we can get a minimum of four sides which will enable us to have a competition. We understand that we may need to have an amount of flexibility around the structure and the BDAFL Board have indicated a willingness to accommodate this” Smyth said.

“We also believe that the inclusion of a Women’s side within an existing BDAFL club structure is the best model for all parties” he added.

Currently there are only three Women’s competitions in NSW/ACT, AFL Sydney, AFL Canberra and AFL Broken Hill.

There will be a number of “Come and Try” events organised over the next few months in order to gauge interest and give those interested players to opportunity to experience the game.

Any Women who would be interested in playing AFL in 2015 can express their interest by sending an e-mail to

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2014-2015 Hunter Academy of Sport AFL Program – Trials on 14th September

Nominations are now open for our 2014-2015 Hunter Academy of Sport AFL talent development program (click the link for more information)
Selection Trial Info 2014-2015

The program is open to all players turning 9,10, 11 and 12 in 2014.

Please note the online nomination form which can be found on the HAS website

Nominations close 12 September 2014.

For more details, please contact Craig Golledge:

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Grand Finals for 2014 will be played at Number One Sportsground

Here is a copy of the Football Record for the 2014 Junior Grand Finals:
Football Record 2014 GF

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Newcastle City Auskicker among country’s best

Lambton NAB AFL Auskicker, Lochie Sunderland, will be well and truly ‘Footified’ by NAB when he plays on the MCG during the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Lochie, a participant at the Newcastle NAB AFL Auskick Centre was recently selected as the Round 19 nominee for the 2014 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Award.

He was selected by NAB and the AFL, ahead of thousands of other entries based on his outstanding attitude and approach to the game.

This year, 22 Auskickers who best reflect dedication, enthusiasm, teamwork and passion will travel to Melbourne to participate in a money-can’t-buy experience.

They will walk in the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade; play on the MCG on Grand Final day and present medals to the 2014 premiership players.

In addition to this experience of a lifetime, Lochie is now in the running to win $5,000 in a NAB Reward Saver account, plus Geelong Captain and three-time premiership player Joel Selwood as his personal footy mentor in 2015.

Newcastle Auskick Centre Coordinator, Simon McCauley, said the competition was extremely popular amongst the kids last year and they were all eager to be nominated in 2014.

“This is such a fantastic initiative by NAB to recognise the youngest stars of the game. This Award looks beyond the best player on the ground; and instead emphasises the importance of being a good teammate and looking out for others,” Simon said.

NAB has been proudly Footifying Australia for over 10 years through NAB AFL Auskick, the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program and NAB Challenge.

In 2014, NAB will again Footify over 180,000 children and their parents as they head to one of 2,800 Auskick centres around the country to participate in NAB AFL Auskick.

For more information, visit

Click here for more photos from Lochie’s big day, or visit the AFL Community YouTube channel to watch Lochie’s full interview on Channel 7.

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2014 Regional Presentation night

2642671_1_OIt’s just around the corner: The big night for our region is at Wests Leagues Club on Tuesday 26th August. Please download the invitation for more details.

AFL Hunter Coast Newcastle Region Presentation Night General Invitation 2014


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Finals series with times

Please click the link to download the finals schedule for 2014

2014 finals format V2


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