AFL QUEENSLAND has joined forces with Ipswich Sports House to create a new local administration hub for the fast-growing national sport.
Mayor Paul Pisasale said the code's relocation of staff from western Brisbane to Ipswich reflected the code's popularity in the city and would help further develop its ranks.
"Sport is about the players, the fans and the teams and bodies like the AFL play a huge role in firing up local residents to get involved in the game," Cr Pisasale said.
"The decision taken by AFL Queensland to base staff in Ipswich permanently means that they recognise the huge growth in popularity of this code and are committed to seeing this continue over the long term."
AFL Queensland CEO Michael Conlan said he was excited to be a part of the growth of the sport in the Ipswich region.
"Australian football was one of the first codes played in Ipswich in the late 1800s and we are thrilled that our partnership with Sports House has provided the opportunity for an AFL Queensland office dedicated to the region," Mr Conlan said.
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