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MAGPIES SHOW PROMISE IN PRE-SEASON VICTORY

The Western Magpies had a solid 18 point victory over Mt Gravatt in round 1 of the QAFL pre-season competition played at Mt Gravatt on Saturday.more

Reunion Meet and Greet!

YOU ARE INVITED. To a celebration of Australian Football in the Western Suburbs.more

Season Launch Family Fun Day

22nd March 12pm(Sunday) at 41 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer QLD

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QWAFA

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

Welcome to “Blast from the Past”. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading.more

Club leadership group for Season 2015

We are pleased to announce the appointments of our Club leadership group for Season 2015more

Magpie TV EP3 2015

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Magpie TV EP2 2015

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We are pleased to announce our new sponsor-BodyKey chiropractic

We are pleased to offer all club members an initial consultation for $55 normally $90 and 10% off subsequent chiropractic services.more

Reunion Meet and Greet!

To a celebration of Australian Football in the Western Suburbs.more

Magpie TV Ep1

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TOUGH OPENING FOR MAGPIES IN 2015

The Western Magpies will find out very quickly where they sit in the pecking order when they have the toughest opening two rounds of any club in the 2015 QAFL season as they host 2014 undefeated Premiers Morningside in Round 1 at Chelmer on Saturday, 11th Aprilthen follow up with runners-up Labrador, also at Chelmer, on Saturday, 18th April.more

VALE GLYNN STEWART

Past Sherwood club President, long time Secretary and Life Member Glynn Stewart passed away at 85 years of age suddenly last week when visiting his son Leroy in Canberra.more

LIGHTING UPGRADE FOR SHERWOOD

Sherwood AFC President Chris Dennis has announced that there will be a lighting upgrade for the club’s main oval—Powenyenna Oval—that will bring the lighting up to a standard where QAFL matches can be played at night.more

“Lions Stars To Attend Western Magpies Academy This Friday”

Brisbane Lions star utility Brent Staker headlines a contingent of Brisbane Lions players to attend the Western Magpies Sumer Skills Academy this Friday night.more

Sponsors Promotion-24Fit

At 24fit for the month of November, there is an awesome deal where you can get Free Joining Fee and first month free on your membership. Get in before the end of the month to claim this deal. T's & C's Apply.more

OUR LATEST COACHING APPOINTMENTS AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR SEASON 2015

Western Magpies are proud to announce the appointment of Quentin Johnson in the role of Colts (Under 19's) and Development Coach for season 2015. Quentin has rejoined the Magpies after formerly being Senior Season Coach at the Western Magpies from 2005 to 2009.more

WESTERN MAGPIES SPONSOR" STUDIO 99 FITNESS"OPENS NEW PREMISES FOR BUSINESS ON MONDAY

ALL MAGPIES MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO COME DOWN AND SPEAK TO THE STUDIO 99 TEAM AND CHECK OUT THEIR EXCITING NEW CENTRE.more

LUKE SCOTT RETURNS TO NEST

Ex-Magpie Luke Scott will be returning to the Magpies’ nest for the 2015 season after spending several seasons in the NEAFL, firstly with Mt Gravatt and then last season with Redland.more

AGM UPDATE

We are pleased to announce the following committee / Board of Management that will oversee the Sherwood Football Club that incorporates the Western Magpies for the 2015 yearmore

Tim McEvoy to play in next season

Tim is from a famous Sherwood family started playing football at Sherwood soon after he could walk and has been Black and White through and through ever since.more

Book your place at this years Academy, only weeks away

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HOORAY!!

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Western Magpies 2014 "Bill Peirce Medialist" - Ben Jaenke-Cain

Best and Fairest.Congratulations to Ben Jaenke-Cainmore

THREE WAY BATTLE FOR RESERVES B & F - The JB Medal

The Western Magpies Reserves Best and Fairest Award, the JB Medal , will likely be a three way battle between midfielder Bryce Crossley, half back Todd Billing and CHF and Captain Sean McEvoy.more

JAENKE-CAIN and BEER FAVOURITES FOR BILL PIERCE MEDAL

Mid-fielder Ben Jaenke-Cain and ruckman Dominic Beer will be favourites for the Western Magpies AFC First grade Best and Fairest Award.more

SUNDAY DECKCHAIR SESSIONS

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Meet our AFL 9's Co Ordinator,Tim Sparkman

Contact Tim to book your team in the AFL 9's competition starting October 15th.more

Grand Final Day

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Western Magpies Coaching Academy 2014

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Sherwood Australian Football Club - Annual General Meeting

We are more than happy to invite you to come to our Annual General Meeting 2014!!more

HAVE FUN- JOIN FRIENDS- GET ACTIVE

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BLUSTERY CONDITIONS BLOW RESERVES FINALS BID AWAY

The Western Magpies Reserves bowed out of the finals series yesterday when defeated by a Palm Beach-Currumbin team which handled the blustery conditions at Labrador better than the Pies.more

Presentation Night 2014

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MAGPIES RESERVES BIG CHANCE TO WIN

The Western Magpies Reserves will be buoyed by the return of several key players for Sunday’s First Semi Final against Palm Beach-Currumbin at Labrador on Sunday.more

NEW SPONSOR - PHAT SPITS

We wish to offer all current Sherwood AFL Club members the opportunity to purchase the Spit Hire with great savings.
We can also offer a catering service. Prices are available on request.more

RESERVES DOWN CATS IN ELIMINATION FINAL

The Western Magpies Reserves won through to the second week of the finals with a resounding 17 point win over Broadbeach at Broadbeach on Sunday.
The Pies were on song from the first bounce to reverse the two losses to the Cats in the home and away season , winning 9-14-68 to 7-9-51.more

RESERVES BOLSTERED FOR FINALS CLASH

The Western Magpies Reserves have been bolstered by some big inclusions for their Elimination Final clash with Broadbeach at Broadbeach on Sunday.more

SHERWOOD /WESTERN MAGPIES CHANGEROOM OPENING

The new Sherwood/Western Magpies changerooms were officially opened by oldest surviving Sherwood AFC Life Member Alex Smith and AFLQ CEO Michael Conlan last Saturday prior to the club’s match against Morningside.more

NEW SPONSOR - 24 FIT

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environment for you to achieve your health & fitness goals.more

MAGPIES BATTLE HARD

The weary Western Magpies battled hard against ladder leader Morningside on Saturday at Chelmer before going down by 104 points, 26.7-163 to 8-11-59.more

2015 COACHING OPPORTUNITIES

The Western Magpies is currently seeking expressions of interest for the following coaching positions.more

OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW CHANGE ROOMS

The new Sherwood/Western Magpies change rooms at Chelmer will be officially opened on Saturday at 12 noon before the Western Magpies home match against league leaders Morningside.more

MAGPIES SEEK REDEMPTION

The Western Magpies will be seeking redemption when they host premiership favourites and undefeated Morningside at Chelmer on Saturday. The Pies suffered a big defeat at Hawthorne in the first round and were also disappointing against Labrador last week and will be keen to finish the season on a competitive note and push the Panthers all the way.more

MAGPIES KEEN TO CAUSE UPSET

The Western Magpies will host second placed Labrador on Sunday at Chelmer and will be keen to create a bit of mayhem with an upset victory.more

End of Season Merchandise Sale

The last of this seasons club merchandise is now on sale!!!more

Ben Jaenke Cain Round 16 Syd Guildford Nomination

Western Magpies, Ben Jaenke-Cain has earned himself the Round 16 Syd Guildford nomination after his combative performance on the weekend against Broadbeach.more

MAGPIES HAVE A CRACK

The Western Magpies showed they are not far off the pace in the QAFL when they pushed finals bound Broadbeach all the way before going down by 5 points at Broadbeach on Saturday, 16-15-111 to 17-4-106.more

Magpies To Make a Statement

The Magpies travel to Gold Coast to take on the Broad Beach Cats this week off the back of a disappointing number of weeks of football. The Senior Team is very determined to make amends and make a statement in the last 3 weeks of QAFL fixtures this season and let the competition know they will be a force to be reckoned with in Season 2015.more

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MAGPIES IN UPSET LOSS TO UQ

The Western Magpies had a disappointing loss to UQ on Saturday, going down by 15 points , 13-10-88 to 10-13 -73.

After a tight opening 20 minutes the UQ side were able to kick late 3 goals and held a 2 goal lead and were never headed for the rest of the match. The lead fluctuated from 22 points early in the final term to 8 points late in the final quarter as the Magpies..more

PIES TO WIN LOCAL DERBY AT UQ

The Western Magpies will be looking to get back on the winner’s list when they travel to Queensland University Oval 7 for the first time to take on the Red Lions on their home turf.more

MAGPIES MOWER MEN

Western Magpies volunteers, Rob Lawson and Bruce O'Neill are the men who keep their turf trim and tidy each week.
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Friday-Giant Raffles

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Thursday-kids eat free

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PLAY POKER HERE

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NEW SPONSOR - COOL MEATS DIRECT

We are proud to announce our new club sponsor "Cool Meats Direct "

Being a local business and employing local people, we are proud to be associated with the Mighty Magpies.

We are pleased to offer the following to all Sherwood AFL members upon presentation of their membership cardmore

The Perfect Drop

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COME AND TRAIN WITH LACHLAN WOODS

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Disappointing loss by the Magpies

The Western Magpies are now officially out of finals contention after a disappointing 36 point loss to Surfers Paradise at Chelmer on Saturday, 19-17-131 to 14-11-95. In front of a Western Magpies player... and official reunion the Pies were swamped early by the Demons, who also were playing for their finals future. The 36 point final margin flattered the Magpies, who were 64 points down at threemore

MAGPIES SEASON ON THE LINE

The Western Magpies host fellow finals contender Surfers Paradise at Chelmer tomorrow in a match in which a win will either keep them in finals contention for another week but a loss will end their finals hopes for the season.
The equation is simple for the Pies—win 4 of their 5 remaining matches and they can sneak into 5th place on the ladder.more

BIG GERMAN HIGHLIGHTS MULTICULTURAL ROUND

If you see No 31 running around in the ruck in the Reserves in a Western Magpies guernsey on Saturday you may be interested to know that the player concerned had never heard of Australian Rules Football 2 years ago, let alone played the game.
Rob Mohr is a fast learner as he only took up footy last year when he came to Australia from his native Germany and had a spell at Apollo Bay in Victoria.more

THE SECOND GOLDEN ERA

The Western Magpies have had a second Golden Era with 3 premierships from 2006 to 2014. There was a period between the Golden Eras of the 1970s/80s and the 2006-14 era when Sherwood/Western Magpies have had a rocky road with few successes but also have in my opinion been treated poorly by the administrators of AFL in Queensland.
To lay the foundation of the second Golden Era the..more

SATURDAY-JULY 19th OLD BOYS 1999-2013

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MAGPIES NARROW LOSS IN TOUGH ENCOUNTER

The Western Magpies had a narrow 4 point loss in an tough and tight encounter with rivals Mt Gravatt at Chelmer on Saturday in front of a supportive reunion crowd.

Both teams were guilty of inaccuracy in front of goal with the Vultures prevailing 10-16-76 to 9-18-72 after Pies ruck-rover Jadan Morton marked on the 50 metre line as the siren..more

Paul Grentell reflects on THE BIRTH OF THE WESTERN MAGPIES “A chance meeting and 2 Games”

I was lucky enough to run into Simon (Tutts) Maplebeck at Brisbane’s Adrenalin Bar one night in 1998 whilst on holidays from Victoria when he explained to me the concept of The Western Magpies and asked if I would be interested in coming back to play. Tutts explained to me that the idea had been floated of The Sherwood Football Club resurrecting a senior team to..more

BLACK AND WHITE - IT IS YOUR NIGHT

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PIES IN MUST WIN MATCH IN FRONT OF REUNION CROWD

The Western Magpies have a ‘must-win” match against Mt Gravatt on Saturday at Chelmer in front of sizeable home crowd swelled by the Reunion of the great Sherwood sides of the 1970s and 1980s.more

Blast From The Past William “Bill” Peirce

Welcome to “Blast from the Past”. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading. This week we visit the career of nine time junior, five time senior Premiership player, best and fairest winner,coach,captain and Grogan Medallist William “Bill” Peirce.more
30 MINUTE LAPSE COSTS MAGPIES

30 MINUTE LAPSE COSTS MAGPIES

The Western Magpies had a thirty minute place either side if halftime which cost them dearly in their 34 point loss to the second placed Palm Beach-Currumbin at PBC on Saturday.
The Pies had more scoring shots than the Lions but went down 17-6-108 to 10-14-74.
The Pies trailed at quarter time as PBC controlled the early exchanges but the Pies held on with same late first..more

SHERWOOD Reunion SATURDAY JULY 12th v MT GRAVATT

The reunion Day will comprise finger food and nibblies courtesy of the club and discounts on drinks for the reunion attendees.

As part of the Sherwood Football Club reunion which will be held on Saturday, July 12th when the Western Magpies host old rivals Mt Gravatt , Des Lashman recalls his time during that Golden Era and some of the players who he played with in 6 of the 8 premierships...more

We Need Your Help

We Need Your Help-Western Magpies AFC.

We are in desperate need of funds to outfit the Dressing Rooms at the football club.We have a magnificent new building, but to date have not been able to outfit it due to lack of funding.more

Pies Keen to Square the Ledger

With a four way logjam in the race for fifth place on the ladder and a finals place up for grabs the Western Magpies face the first of three crucial season-defining matches when they travel south to play long time rivals Palm Beach-Currumbin.

The Pies played their best football of the year against Sandgate last week with more precise delivery and better ball handling skills and...more

Two Golden Eras

The Sherwood and Western Magpies have enjoyed two Golden Eras—the first by Sherwood in the 1970-80s and the second by the Western Magpies from 2006-2012.Below is the story of Sherwood’s dominance in the SQAFA...more

BAIN Boots 11 as MAGPIES Return to Form

The Western Magpies returned to the winners list with an emphatic victory over Sandgate on Sunday, 19-11-125 to 3-8-26. The 99 point victory sees the Pies back in the five on percentage and with new... confidence going into a crucial part of the season.

The Magpies were out of the blocks from the first bounce and kicking with a blustery wind at Sandgate booted 8 first quarter goals...more

Another Crucial Match For Magpies

The Western Magpies, in 8th place on the ladder but only 4 points out of the five, face another crucial match against 9th placed Sandgate, who are expected to bounce back after a shock loss to UQ last week. The match is scheduled for Sunday at Sandgate.
The Magpies wilted in the second half last week and once again coach Glenn Humphrey will be stressing the need for a four quarter effort ...more

Sherwood and Western Magpies Old Boys Reunions

A reminder that there will be two Old Boys reunions coming up to celebrate two Golden Eras for the club. The first reunion will be on , Saturday July 12th when the Magpies host Mt Gravatt and will involve players and officials from the formation of the senior club in 1968 to the early 1990s.
The second reunion will be held on Saturday, July 19th when the Magpies host Surfers Paradise and ...more

Magpies Second Half Fade-Out Costly

The Western Magpies gave up a 13 point half-time lead in disappointing second half display when they went missing to allow Wilston Grange to take control and go on to a 33 point victory at Chelmer on Saturday. Grange kicked 10 second half goals to the magpies 4 goals.

The loss was a crucial one in the context of a 4-way fight for fifth place on the ladder as the Pies drop to 8th place ...more

Magpies Singlets Available

We have a special offer on training singlets. These are priced at $20 each and come in a variety of sizes. If you have any questions or would like to order please send your full name, address and contact phone number, by email to peterm@westernmagpies.com.au.more

Magpies Need to Start Winning

The Western Magpies are at the crossroads of their season with a critical match against Wilston Grange at Chelmer today. The Magpies are currently one match outside the five in sixth place and will be looking to reverse their shock first round defeat by the Gorillas who sit in eight place on the ladder one win behind the Magpies.

The Magpies have made three changes to the side with ...more

Magpies Given Football Lesson

The Western Magpies were given a football lesson by the undefeated Morningside at Hawthorne on Saturday.

The Pies were defeated by 93 points 25-21-171 to 11-12-78.

It was the Pies first defeat where they were given a football lesson--except for Palm Beach when a terrible first quarter had sealed the result, in all other losses this season the Pies have been ...more

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Undefeated Panthers Another Test For Magpies

The Western Magpies face a real test of their credentials when they travel to the Esplen Oval at Hawthorne to take on the undefeated ladder leaders and premiership favourites Morningside on Saturday.
The Magpies have been patchy in most of their matches this season, playing top line football at stages in games followed by lapses when they tend to fall away in applying pressure and ...more

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Blast From The Past - Reid Dobson

Welcome to “Blast from the Past”. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading. This week we feature recently retired (from QAFL anyway) in and under dual premiership player Reid “Dobbo” Dobson. Reid was a decorated junior who graduated to senior footy ...more

Tigers Too Good For Magpies in Trying Conditions

The Western Magpies battled hard in alternating weather conditions on Saturday at Cooke-Murphy oval, but were unable to claim the four points against premiership contenders Labrador, losing 15-10-100 to 7-10-52.

The Pies started well early and slotted the first two majors of the game before the Tigers settled and evened the contest. The Magpies were able to get first hands on the ball ...more

Support The Magpies at Grill'd Rosalie

Drop by Grill'd in Rosalie during the month of June to support Western Magpies. Feel satisfied with an amazing meal and knowing that you are helping out your club!more

Club Sponsorship Giveaway

The Mighty Western Magpies need your help.

We require more club sponsors! Introduce us to a new club sponsor and receive a club polo or cap or voucher.

Contact Peter McClennan on 0402 733 783.more

Another Test For Magpies

The fifth placed Western Magpies face another test of their finals credentials on Saturday when they travel to the Gold Coast to take on the the fourth placed Labrador, another ex-NEAFL team.
The Magpies have been there own worst enemy in their three losses to date with poor decision making and inaccurate disposal costing them costly turnovers which have been punished on the scoreboard.more

State Triple Header

The best talent the QAFL has to offer is readying itself to face the Victorian Amateur Football Association team on June 8.

The QAFL v VAFA match will headline a state triple header to be played at the Moreton bay Regional Sports Complex – Burpengary.

Thirty-five players were named in the initial squad, which will be cut to 25 ahead of the main game.more

New Sponsor: Brumby's Moorooka

Brumby's Moorooka for all your day-to-day bread for the family, speciality loaves and also catering for any large occasion. Any Sherwood Magpies member who shows their membership card will receive 10% on all products every visit (excluding already discounted items) Valid at Brumby's Moorooka only. Located in the Woolworths Shopping Centre on Beaudesert Rd Moorooka Open 7 days 7am -6pm 07-3848 8746more

Patchy Effort Costs Magpies

The Western Magpies were defeated by 20 points, 16-12-108 to 13-10-88, by the second placed Broadbeach in a high pressure clash at Chelmer on Saturday. Both sides were guilty of lapses in concentration and had moments when they dominated only then to be dominated.

The Magpies allowed Broadbeach to take early control to go to a 3 goal lead early before fighting back late in the quarter to ...more

New Sponsor: Westside Denture Centre

At Westside Denture Centre, Graceville, we specialise in making Custom Made Mouthguards for all sports. We provide a "No Gap" service for health fund members. This means that if you are in a private health fund with dental cover, you will not pay any out of pocket expenses. We also offer affordable prices if you do not belong to a private health fund.more

Season Defining Match Against Broadbeach

The Western Magpies have what could be argued as a season defining match against the current second team on the ladder in Broadbeach on Saturday at Chelmer.
This is the first of three matches in a row against strong ex-NEAFL clubs and the Magpies will find out where they sit in the QAFL pecking order after this match. A win sets them up for a strong tilt at a top three place and will instil ...more

More New Merchandise

We also have a special offer on club polo shirts.

These are priced at $30 each and come in a variety of sizes.

If you have any questions or would like to order please send your full name, address and contact phone number to peterm@westernmagpies.com.au by May 30th 2014.more

Magpies Win Tough Encounter

The Western Magpies returned to the winners list with a hard fought 25 point victory over an improving University of Queensland team at Chelmer on Saturday. The Magpies had to rejig the side before the first bounce with inform mid-fielder Ben Jaenke-Cain pulling up with a sore calf after a run on Friday and Mitch Stallard was recalled to the starting line-up. The Magpies also brought ...more

Magpies To Bounce Back

The Western Magpies hope to bounce back to the winners list against bottom placed University of Queensland at Chelmer on Saturday.

The Magpies suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of old Pineapple Cup rivals Palm Beach-Currumbin last week and the players will be chomping at the bit to get some redemption against a UQ side yet to win a game this season.more

Get Your Merchandise Now

This years Magpies Supporters Cap is now available for just $20 each.

If you would like this cap to be personalised with you name on the back of cap, the cost will be $25 each.

To order your cap please send your full name, address and contact phone number, by email to peterm@westernmagpies.com.au by May 30th 2014.more

Poor Start Costs Magpies

The Western Magpies suffered a big defeat at the hands of fierce rivals Palm Beach-Currumbin at Chelmer in Saturday.

The match was effectively over as a contest by quarter time as PBC slammed on 11 goals to the Pies 2 goals to have the game in their keeping early in the piece.

The Pies were beaten out of the centre and the full forward press the Pies were implementing was dismantled by ...more

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Rivals Square Off In Vital Clash

Long time rivals from Pineapple Hotel Cup days in the Western Magpies and Palm Beach-Currumbin square of in a vital clash on Saturday at Chelmer that will go a long way to determining the fate of both sides in this year's premiership race.

The Magpies only loss was in round one against Wilston Grange when the Pies looked a little underdone after an interrupted practice match schedule ...more

Blast From The Past - Leigh Barnes

Welcome to Blast from the Past. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading. This week we feature a former club cult figure who was an amazing and entertaining key forward who was renowned for his accurate goal kicking and strong leads from the goal square. An all-round ...more

Magpies Prevail In Dour Struggle

The Western Magpies had their first victory over Mt Gravatt in over 20 years on Saturday in a dour struggle in windswept conditions at Ron McClennan Oval at Mt Gravatt.

The match was played in blustery conditions with a cold southerly wind buffeting the ground which reduced the match as a spectacle as the wind made kicking the ball with any accuracy difficult. Subsequently there were ...more

Old Rivals Renew Battle

One of the oldest rivalries in South east Queensland Football will be rekindled on Saturday when the Western Magpies return to Ron McClennan Oval in Upper Mt Gravatt to play Mt Gravatt.
The Magpies (then Sherwood) and Mt Gravatt had a great rivalry in the now defunct South Queensland Association when they squared off in numerous Grand finals before both went to the QAFL. Mt Gravatt were able ...more

Women Gearing Up For Footy Debuts

Plenty of women will be playing their first footy games this weekend, as the new Queensland Women Amateur Football Association (QWAFA) kicks off.

Created with the view to providing clubs a chance to lay the foundations for their women�s teams and develop players in a more social environment, the competition will include UQ, Carrara, Coorparoo/Zillmere, Caboolture and the Western Magpies.more

Western Magpies Outlast Demons in Physical Contest

GAME DAY REPORT

The Western Magpies defeated a gallant Surfers Paradise outfit at Sir Bruce Small Park on Saturday to notch their second win in as many games. The Magpies finished strongly after another slow start to prevail 16-18-114 to 13-15-93 in front of a strong and vocal local crowd.

In a sluggish first quarter which saw the Magpies outscored 4 goals to two, it was poor skill executionmore

DANGER GAME FOR MAGPIES

Western Magpies travel to Surfers Paradise for their round 3 QAFL match in what shapes as a danger game for the visitors.

Reports indicate the Demons have several returning starts for the clash after a disappointing start which has seen them lose both matches to date quite comfortably. However the Surfers Paradise ground has been the downfall of the Magpies in the past and they will need to bemore

Deck Chair Sunday

Join us for Deck Chair Sunday at Western Magpies AFC.

There will be live music, cold drinks, and plenty of nibbles.

Come down to the Chelmer club 3pm to 6pm starting 4th May 2014.

See you all there!more

Anzac Day Clash

Come and watch the Anzac Day match between Essendon and Collingwood on Friday 25th April at the Western Magpies AFC. Sit back with a mate and enjoy the game with hot dogs, stubbies, and great prizes to be won. The club opens at 1pm and meals will be available.more

Blast From The Past Michael Blackmore

Welcome to Blast from the Past. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading. This week we feature a club favourite who was renowned for his never say die attitude, silky skills and swooping roving for the Magpies in the early 2000s. Today we revive the career of former ...more

Magpies Win After Slow Start

Western Magpies won their first QAFL match in over a decade when they overcame a sluggish start to win comfortably over Sandgate at Chelmer on Saturday. The Western Magpies won several matches in their first foray into the QAFL in the early 2000s and on return to the QAFL for 2 years in 2009 to 2010 were unable to secure a victory.

Sandgate jumped out of the blocks to open up a 5 goal lead ...more

Function Room For Hire – Sherwood Football Club

Club members, families and friends – have you thought of holding your next event at the Sherwood Football Club function room. You may be looking for a venue to host your wedding, your 21st 18th, your Engagement party, business function, Christmas party – any event you desire. Well we have just the facility for all occasions.

We have a fabulous function room at the club, and we encourage all ...more

Grange Too Strong In Hard Fought Season Opener

The opening round of the new look QAFL commenced at Wilston Grange last Saturday under lights in warm conditions and a young Western Magpies outfit were defeated by 29 points.
The 2014 season is full of interest with the new QAFL competiton and in many ways it is difficult to gauge where all the clubs are in the pecking order, with most clubs having substantial changes to their ...more

Club On The Hunt For More Players In Women’s League

Western Magpies are looking to join the QWAFA and help establish women’s teams. The Western Magpies AFC has ushered two women onto the board for the first time in the club’s history and are scouting for more women to join the ranks.

The Magpies have also applied to join AFL Queensland’s new women’s league, the Queensland Women’s Amateur Football Association. The QWAFA will act as a ...more

Blast From The Past - Ian Carroll

Welcome to another instalment of “Blast from the Past”. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading. This week we feature a player who starred for the Magpies in the mid 2000’s. Today we revive the career of Wagga Wagga product and two time premiership hero, “The Big Easy” Ian...more

Woods stepping up for Western Magpies

When Lachlan Woods became Magpies co-captain, he had a slew of senior players behind him.

This year, the 21 year-old will be leading a vastly different Magpies team, but he will still be drawing on the advice of those players.

“Last year, it was interesting. I still had those 10 older players around to help me, who I grew up playing with so that helped a lot,” he said. ...more

Membership Options 2014

Sherwood Football Club and Western Magpies are proud to announce the new Membership Categories available for Season 2014.
There are three categories to choose from:
Black and White - $10
Mighty Magpie - $75
Magpie Family - $100
You will see the added benefits with each different level on the Membership Category flyer. The Board will continually strive to improve the value of our member...more

Magpies TV - Interviews at Alchemy Season Launch

At the 2014 Alchemy Season Launch party we had the chance to interview some of the guests and see how they were enjoying themselves. Check out the latest news from Magpies TV on our YouTube channel or the Magpies TV section of the website. Click through for the full video!more

Blast From The Past - Marty Pask

Welcome to “Blast from the Past”. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading.This week we feature a player who starred for the Magpies in the early 2000’s. Today we revive the career of former QAFL, AFL and VFL Player, Marty Pask.

Marty Pask played most of his footy from ...more

QAFL/NEAFL Mini draft complete

Every NEAFL player now has a QAFL home as well, after three mini-drafts held this week.

NEAFL teams have a primary list of 35 players, meaning up to 13 players could be available to play for the QAFL club to which they are aligned, each week.

Each NEAFL player has an aligned QAFL club, based on their playing history or the geographic club alignment.

Players who have moved to a current ...more

The New 2014 | 2015 Entertainment Books Are Coming Soon!

Entertainment Memberships are packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for the best local restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more!

Available as a traditional Entertainment Book OR the new Entertainment Digital Membership for your Apple or Android device, your Membership gives you over $20,000 worth of valuable offers valid through to ...more

Magpies looking long-term in 2014 QAFL

The Western Magpies are starting from a clean slate in 2014.

New senior coach, Glenn Humphrey, said this would be the start of long-term development at Chelmer.

Humphrey was frank about his expectations for the year, which will be the continuation of the Magpies’ regeneration.

“We want to start building things,” he said...more

Magpies TV - Interview with Players

In this episode we talk with a few of the players as they are warming up for a big season in 2014! Click through for the video.more

Magpies rebuilding women's team

The Western Magpies are putting the feelers out for a women’s team in 2014.

Looking to revive the women’s side after a number of years out of action, the club will be holding a meet and greet on Saturday, February 22.

Football director, Peter McClennan, said re-establishing a women’s team was a priority for the Magpies.

“We were disappointed that we had to let it go in the past and we ...more

Senior Camp 2014

Senior Camp 2014 was a great success and we took lots of photos along the way. Have a look in our gallery to see the full set! If you would like to catch up with any of the stories check out our Facebook page.more

Woodsmen 2014

New to football and want to give it a run, or an old hand looking to relive old glories?

Woodsmen Australian Football Club is kicking on again in 2014 and caters for all types of footballers, young and old.

An eclectic bunch of blokes who play hard competitive footy, but also love the social side of life – the Woodsmen will welcome any new players wanting to come down for a kick.more

New Sponsor - Hotel Sofitel Brisbane

Whether for business, leisure or attending events, guests at Sofitel Brisbane Central enjoy an unparalleled luxury hotel experience in the heart of Brisbane CBD. Very centrally located the hotel offers direct access to Central Station.more

New Sponsor - RE/MAX Innovation

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Magpies TV - Interview with Glenn Humphrey

In this episode Glen Humphrey talks about his journey all the way from the Northern Territory to Head Coach for the Western Magpies Senior Football Team for 2014. Glen talks about the change, how he is enjoying the new club, and what his predictions are for the coming season.

You can watch this episode on the Magpies TV section of our website, or directly on the Western Magpies YouTube channel.more

Tyrrell to play for Magpies in QAFL

NT Thunder premiership ruckman, Kenrick Tyrrell, has signed with the Western Magpies.

With the departure of leading goal kicker Anthony Corrie and a slew of experienced campaigners at the end of last season, Tyrrell’s recruitment is timely for the Magpies’ developing list.

Tyrrell played 45 games for SANFL side, Norwood, before joining the Thunder in 2010 and becoming a key part of their ...more

U16s Training Camp

Some great shots from the U/16'S CAMP held at the Magpies club last weekend.

The boys were put through there paces over the weekend with some fun cross training drills and of course, skills and game sense footy drills. All players stayed overnight at the club.

Well done to all players for attending and of course the Coach's and strong band of supporters.more

Michael McEvoy – Sherwood Football Social Club

Members, Players and Supporters,

Sherwood Football Club would like to acknowledge the hard work and effort that Michael McEvoy has contributed in previous years to managing the club at Chelmer, but the time has come for others to take up the challenge.

Michael’s passion for the club is exceptional, and his work ethic has been relentless. Over the past twenty years, he has fulfilled nearlymore

2014 Season Launch

On Thursday, March 13th 2014, the Sherwood Football Club and Western Magpies will be hosting their 2014 Season Launch at the magnificent Alchemy Restaurant and Bar. We would very much like the pleasure of your company to celebrate this very special occasion, and to assist us in raising funds for the club.more

Another New Sponsor - Oxley Tavern!

Thank you to our new sponsor, Oxley Tavern. Here is some information about them:

Welcome to the Oxley Tavern. Functions - Corporate, Weddings, Social, Birthdays; Dining - Bistro; Kids - Playground, Playstations etc; Entertainment - Poker; TAB; Gaming - 40 machines, 2 Keno.

Oxley Tavern is located at 146 Blunder Rd Oxley, QLD, 4075.

Check out their website or Facebook page!more

Proud Sponsor - Jimboomba Turf

We would like to thank Jimboomba Turf for being a proud sponsor in 2014. It is the continued support of not just our club members and their family and friends, but also our sponsors that keep us going.

Jimboomba Turf is a leading, Queensland-based, family-owned business established in 1973, with a 40-year track record in excellence and innovation.more

Bronze Level Achieved!

We have some good news to share:

Western Magpies AFC has officially met the requirements and achieving bronze level accreditation in the Swisse AFL Quality Club Program. We have met all the criteria of a bronze level club. This criterion assures the following:
All coaches at your club have attained level 1 accreditation
All trainers at your club are accredited in accordance with league...more

New Sponsor - Studio 99 Fitness

Studio 99 Fitness is a boutique personal training studio in West End that specializes in personal training, group cardio classes, boxing classes, corporate fitness, and boot camps. We believe that the only way to successfully change your fitness, strength, health, and lifestyle is to make a strong commitment. How many times have you joined a gym for a year and not gone for more than half of ...more

Message from Glenn Humphrey

Training is back in full swing after the Christmas and New Year break. With the consistency of numbers on the improve, things are looking positive moving forward.

From here on we will be concentrating more on full ground transition and game plan sense drills as we ramp up the new game plan leading into our weekend camp on the 22nd and 23rd of February.more

Sherwood Sign On

Sign on time for Sherwood AFC is just around the corner. Remember to put the dates February 8th and 9th in your calendar and to spread the word. We are hoping for a big turn out this year and to get plenty of new and returning players enlisted for the 2014 season on the U8's to U16's and Auskick teams. Please help by spreading the word to friends and family, or anyone who may be interested.more

New Sponsor - Bendigo Bank Indooroopilly

We have a new sponsor - Bendigo Bank Indooroopilly!

The origins of our Bank begin more than 150 years ago in two great Australian communities, Bendigo in Victoria and Adelaide in South Australia.

Bendigo Bank and Adelaide Bank both started out as building societies, driven to help Australians buy their own home.more

QAFL Draw released

AFL Queensland today released the 2014 Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) draw, marking the first season of the restructured competition

The season will commence on April 5, with the final home and away round to be played on August 23. The 2014 season will consist of 18 rounds played over 21 weeks with each club playing 18 matches.more

Important Dates for 2014

Even though training has finished for the year, club organisers have been busy preparing for the year ahead. There is already a few important dates that have been decided and we thought it would be a good idea to let everyone know:more

Merry Christmas and AGM News

Well it is that time again – when the jolly, old fat guy tries to squeeze down your chimney to drop off an array of amazing goodies for you and your family. Please ensure all chimneys have been cleaned, and that you leave the desired beer out for Santa, and the carrots for Rudolf and the team of busy reindeer.more

Major Restructure For SEQAFL

AFL Queensland today revealed a new look football structure that will ensure the continued development and growth of AFL in South East Queensland.more
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