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North East Australian Football League
Current season or competition:
2012 NEAFL season
Sport Australian rules football
Founded November 2010
Inaugural season 2011
No. of teams 19
Country(ies) Australia
Most recent champion(s) Brisbane Lions
Most titles Northern Territory (1)

Brisbane Lions (1)

Official website http://www.neafl.com.au/index.php?


The North East Australian Football League is an Australian rules football league in New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory in Australia. It was formed in November 2010, and its inaugural competition was in 2011.[1]

The NEAFL is operated in two conferences: the Northern Conference, serving Queensland and the Northern Territory, and the Eastern Conference, serving New South Wales and the ACT. Teams from the two conferences play matches against each other throughout the home-and-away season, before each conference stages a separate finals competition to determine both a northern premier and an eastern premier. The two premiers then play each other in the NEAFL Grand Final.

ContentsEdit

[hide] *1 History

[edit] HistoryEdit

The NEAFL was formed at the end of 2010 primarily as an amalgamation of the two major football leagues in Australia's north-east. The Queensland Australian Football League, based in South-East Queensland and including one team from the Northern Territory, became the Northern Conference; and AFL Canberra, based around ACT, and including one team from Sydney (the reserves team of the AFL's Sydney Swans) became the Eastern Conference. Two new teams also joined in 2011: the reserves team of Gold Coast Football Club (whose senior team joined the AFL in the same season); and the senior team of the Greater Western Sydney Football Club, which was preparing to join the AFL in 2012. These two clubs would have joined the QAFL and AFL Canberra respectively, had the NEAFL not been formed.

In 2012, two more clubs joined the Eastern Conference from the AFL Sydney competition: Sydney Hills and Sydney University. With Greater Western Sydney's senior team joining the AFL, its NEAFL side became a reserves team in partnership with, and under the name of the University of Western Sydney.

[edit] PremiersEdit

Season Premier Runner-up Score Margin Venue
2011 Northern Territory Ainslie 16.18 (114) - 13.14 (92) 22 points Traeger Park
2012 Brisbane Lions Queanbeyan 11.9 (75) - 22.12 (144) 69 points Manuka Oval

[edit] ClubsEdit

Conference Guernsey Club Nickname Location Home ground
and capacity
First season Conference Premierships Premierships
Eastern [1] Ainslie Tri-Colours Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Ainslie Oval 2011 2011 -
Northern [2] Aspley Hornets Brisbane, Queensland Graham Rd 2011 -
Eastern Belconnen Magpies Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Manuka Oval 2011 - -
Northern Brisbane Lions

(AFL reserves team)

Lions Brisbane, Queensland Giffin Park 2011 2012 2012
Northern [3] Broadbeach Cats Gold Coast, Queensland H & A Oval 2011 - -
Eastern [4] Eastlake Demons Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Manuka Oval 2011 - -
Northern [5] Gold Coast

(AFL reserves team)

Suns Gold Coast, Queensland Carrara Stadium 2011 - -
Northern [6] Labrador Tigers Gold Coast, Queensland Cooke-Murphy Oval 2011 - -
Northern [7] Morningside Panthers Brisbane, Queensland Esplen Oval 2011 - -
Northern [8] Mount Gravatt Vultures Brisbane, Queensland Dittmar Park 2011 - -
Northern [9] Northern Territory Thunder Darwin, Northern Territory TIO Stadium 2011 2011 2011
Eastern [10] Queanbeyan Tigers Queanbeyan, New South Wales Dairy Farmers Park 2011 2012 -
Northern [11] Redland Bombers Brisbane, Queensland Victoria Point 2011 - -
Northern [12] Southport Sharks Gold Coast, Queensland Fankhauser Reserve 2011 - -
Eastern Sydney Hills Eagles Eagles Sydney, New South Wales Bruce Purser Reserve 2012 - -
Eastern [13] Sydney Swans

(AFL reserves team)

Swans Sydney, New South Wales Sydney Cricket Ground 2011 - -
Eastern [14] Sydney University Students Sydney, New South Wales Sydney University Oval 2012 - -
Eastern [15] Tuggeranong Hawks Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Greenway Oval 2011 - -
Eastern [16] University of Western Sydney

(AFL reserves team)

Giants Sydney, New South Wales Blacktown International Sports Park 2011 - -

[edit] Most Successful ClubsEdit

Club Year Established Leagues Premiership Years Premierships
Ainslie Football Club 1927 CANFL 1927-1974

ACTFL 1975-1999 AFLC 2000-2010
NEAFL 2011-

Canberra Australian National Football League: 1929, 1936, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1970

Australian Capital Territory Football League: 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 AFL Canberra: 2010

23
Southport Football Club 1961 GCAFL 1961-1982

QAFL 1983-2010
NEAFL 2011-

Gold Coast Australian Football League: 1961, 1962, 1966, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980

Queensland Australian Football League: 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008

21
Eastlake Football Club 1926 CANFL 1926-1974

ACTFL 1975-1999 AFLC 2000-2010
NEAFL 2011-

Canberra Australian National Football League: 1928, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1942, 1945, 1948, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1972

Australian Capital Territory Football League: 1976, 1978 AFL Canberra: 2001

19
Queanbeyan Football Club 1925 CANFL 1925-1974

ACTFL 1975-1999 AFLC 2000-2010
NEAFL 2011-

Canberra Australian National Football League: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1953, 1954, 1956

Australian Capital Territory Football League: 1985, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1998, 1999 AFL Canberra: 2000

13
Aspley Football Club 1964 SQAFA 1964-1992

BAFL 1993-2008 QAFL 2009-2010 NEAFL 2011-

South Queensland Australian Football Association: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992

Brisbane Australian Football League: 2002

8
Morningside Football Club 1947 QAFL 1947-2010

NEAFL 2011-

Queensland Australian Football League: 1965, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010 8
Sydney University Football Club 1948 NSWANFL 1948-1957, 1962-1968

SFA 1971-1987, 1995-2006 SFL 1988-1994 SAFL 2007-2011
NEAFL 2012-

Sydney Football Association: 1981, 1986, 1987, 1997, 2003, 2005

Sydney Football League: 1992

7
Mount Gravatt Football Club 1964 SQAFA 1964-1992

BAFL 1993 QAFL 1994-2010
NEAFL 2011-

South Queensland Australian Football Association: 1971, 1972, 1974, 1983

Queensland Australian Football League: 2002, 2007

6
Labrador Football Club 1964 GCAFL 1964-1996

QAFL 1997-2010
NEAFL 2011-

Gold Coast Australian Football League: 1970, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1994 5
Belconnen Football Club 1948 CANFL 1948-1974

ACTFL 1975-1999 AFLC 2000-2010
NEAFL 2011-

AFL Canberra: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009 4
Redland Football Club 1966 SQAFA 1966-1992

BAFL 1993-1999 QAFL 2000-2010
NEAFL 2011-

South Queensland Australian Football Association: 1975, 1987

Brisbane Australian Football League 1998, 1999

4
Sydney Swans Football Club (reserves) 1874 VFL 1877-1990

VSFL1991-1999 SAFL 2000 AFLC 2003-2010
NEAFL 2011-

AFL Canberra: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 4
Sydney Hills Football Club 1989 SFA 1989-1992

SFL 1993-1997 SAFL 1998-2011
NEAFL 2012-

Sydney AFL: 2009, 2010, 2011 3
Brisbane Lions Football Club (reserves) 1998 QAFL 1998-2010

NEAFL 2011-

Queensland Australian Football League: 2001

North East Australian Football League: 2012

2
Broadbeach Football Club 1971 GCAFL 1971-1996

QAFL 1997-2010 NEAFL 2011-

Gold Coast Australian Football League: 1987, 1996 2
Northern Territory Football Club 2008 QAFL 2008-2010

NEAFL 2011-

North East Australian Football League: 2011 1
Tuggeranong Football Club 1968 CANFL 1968-1974

ACTFL 1979-1999 AFLC 2000-2010
NEAFL 2011-

Australian Capital Territory Football League: 1986 1
Gold Coast Football Club (reserves) 2011 NEAFL 2011- nil 0
Greater Western Sydney Football Club (reserves) 2011 NEAFL 2011- nil 0

[edit] See alsoEdit

[edit] ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AFL's north east boost – AFL.com.au

[edit] External linksEdit

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