New England Nomads proud of second season

October 4th, 2018

By Ellen Dunger (Armidale Express, 06/09/2018)
The popularity of women’s Australian Rules Football has risen considerably in recent years.

North West AFL introduced a successful women’s league in 2017 and the second season of the sport wraps up with the grand final this Saturday between the Tamworth Kangaroos and the Inverell Saints.

After fielding a team in the inaugural season Armidale’s New England Nomads club took the field this year with their women’s side.

The Nomads outfit made it through to the preliminary final before bowing out against the Saints. More »

Gunnedah Bulldogs progress to AFL North West grand final

October 4th, 2018

By Ben Jaffrey (Armidale Express, 01/09/2018)
That the AFL North West preliminary final clash between Gunnedah and New England came down to the final kick of the game was as fitting as it was cruel.

Gunnedah led at every change of end but just five points separated the two sides heading into the final quarter of a high quality game of Aussie rules.

As the full-time siren sounded the Bulldogs led by a paltry four points.
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Two New Nomads Come into the World!

August 29th, 2018

Congratulations to two players from the New England Nomads on the arrival of two wee bairns! Firstly, captain David “Modra” Richards and Shalanah Livermore are now the proud parents of Kamari Lurlene Elizabeth June Richards. And 2017 Assistant coach Paddy Tobias and Ellen Nyberg the proud parents of Jack Robert Tobias. All are doing well.

As it turned out they were all in Armidale Hospital at the same time.

Below is a photo of the very pleased first time fathers.

Nomads win the first semi final against the Tamworth Roos

August 28th, 2018

A great win for the Nomads on Saturday. For a detailed report, by our own Lachy Ewart, read below. More »

Round SF1 2018

Nomads def. Roos
Q16541 2315
HT13583 3422
Q315999 9559
FT2212144 9559


  • J. Bourchier,
  • R. Brawne,
  • C. Carson,
  • L. Cudmore,
  • I. Dowabobo,
  • L. Ewart,
  • J. Frost,
  • M. Harriot,
  • N. Locke,
  • T. McDermott,
  • H. Morgan,
  • C. Nest,
  • S. Ogilvie,
  • A. Quail,
  • J. Ratcliffe,
  • L. Raymond,
  • D. Richards,
  • A. Shem,
  • S. Snowden,
  • H. Wakefield,
  • A. Walsh.


  • D. Richards (8),
  • N. Locke (6),
  • T. McDermott (3),
  • A. Quail (2),
  • C. Nest,
  • H. Morgan,
  • S. Snowden.

Award winners:

  • D. Richards (Players' Player),
  • H. Wakefield (Coach's),
  • C. Nest (President's),
  • N. Locke (Captain's),
  • J. Bourchier (Meehan's Plumbing Services').

Nomads president Adrian Walsh reaches 200 games for the club

August 28th, 2018

By Ellen Dunger (Armidale Express, 28/08/2018)
New England Nomads president Adrian Walsh has reached an incredible feat for the club.

Before Saturday’s semi-final against the Tamworth Kangaroos, no one had turned out for the Nomads for 200 games. More »

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