The NEAFL was introduced in 2011 and is currently made up of clubs from Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Canberra and the Northern Territory. It provides an elite second-tier competition for reserves sides from AFL clubs in New South Wales and Queensland, the Sydney Swans, the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS, the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast SUNS.
A range of structural and organisational changes were introduced at the end of the 2013 season as part of the NEAFL’s long-term focus on increased competition standard and enhanced talent pathways.
As a result of these changes the 2014 NEAFL competition will comprise 14 clubs, reduced from 19 clubs in 2013.
The competition will include four clubs from the ACT: Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Queanbeyan; two from NSW: Hills Eagles, Sydney University; three from South East Queensland: Aspley, Redland, Southport; one from the Northern Territory: NT Thunder; four AFL Reserves teams: Sydney Swans, GWS GIANTS, Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast SUNS. A license application for a North Queensland team is currently under review with the outcome to be announced shortly.
2014 North East Australian Football League (NEAFL)
- NT Thunder
- Brisbane Lions
- Gold Coast Suns
- Hills Eagles
- Sydney University
- Sydney Swans
- UWS Giants