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Swans, Demons and Magpies? Belconnen find a good one in Eynaud

Written by Sam Burge (AFL Canberra Media)  After tearing his ACL midway through 2020, Nick Eynaud was able to find somewhat of a silver lining. Not only was he able to perfect his call of Chautauqua’s win in the 2015

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2021 AFL Canberra Senior Fixtures Released

AFL Canberra has today released the 2021 season fixture, which will see men’s and women’s football return to the ACT after a Covid-19 affected 2020 campaign. 2020 was a year like no other, our COVID impacted season saw only ten

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Highmore’s GIANT wait for AFL debut

Canberra’s Tom Highmore will make his AFL debut this Sunday afternoon against the GIANTS, with senior coach Brett Ratten today confirming the mature-age recruit’s place in the starting line-up. The 23-year-old, taken at pick No. 45 from last season’s draft, has

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Why playing in Canberra is so special for gun GIANT

Originally published by, written by Rob Forsaith, AAP GIANTS midfielder Britt Tully knows the importance of bringing AFLW and AFL games to Canberra as well as anybody, having fallen in love with football at Manuka Oval. The GIANTS have

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AFLW set for a GIANT return to Manuka Oval

THE AFL is pleased to announce the fixture for Round Six of the 2021 NAB AFL Women’s Competition which will see the GWS GIANTS return to Canberra for the first time since 2019. After no AFL or AFLW action in

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Become an Umpire in 2021

Get in the game! Become an Umpire! Keen to keep fit while earning abit of extra money? Or just wanting to take on a structured fitness session each week? Come and try umpiring now! When: Tuesday and Thursday Evenings Time:

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Steele and Geary to captain St Kilda in 2021

Former Belconnen Magpie Jack Steele will join Jarryn Geary as co-captain of the St Kilda Football Club in 2021. The All Australian joins esteemed clubman Geary at the helm of a seven-man leadership group, with Tim Membrey appointed vice-captain alongside Wagga Wagga’s

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2021 Paul Kelly Cup Registrations Open

Registrations for the 2021 Paul Kelly Cup are now open! Named in honour of Sydney Swans legend and New South Wales footballer Paul Kelly, the Paul Kelly Cup is the premier primary school AFL competition in NSW and the ACT.

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Tutt returns to where it all began – AFL Canberra

Originally published on by Tim Gavel. Jason Tutt was 18 years of age and still at Erindale College when he was drafted to the Western Bulldogs at pick 31 in the 2009 AFL National Draft. Two years later he

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James Bennett appointed Belconnen Magpies coach for 2021

James Bennett has been appointed as senior coach of the Belconnen Magpies for the 2021 season. The experienced player-coach has been part of the Magpies’ programs since junior football, and will return to the senior coaching position after stepping down

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