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The draft AFL prospect using his platform for good

“I’ve learnt that communication is key. Opening up is the best thing. I know a lot of adults and kids still don’t really talk about it,” Humphrey said. Top hope Cadman Aaron Cadman reckons he plays his best when the pressure’s on. It’s just as well, considering that the Vic Country captain and key-position prospect … Read more

Hawthorn Hawks board member takes aim at Gowers, Langford; son of a Brisbane Lions gun Ashcroft craves AFL No.1 draft pick status

Loading “We … felt that diversity was very, very important. And, so, we actually felt that by standing as two females. And then we were lucky enough that Maria (Lui, the chair of the Hawks Foundation) accepted nomination as a third female. We felt that there was a very strong ticket. And it’s not like … Read more

How Ross Lyon’s return could impact the Saints’ AFL draft plans

Key forward Max King is St Kilda’s most promising player.Credit:AFL Photos Howard, too, is an important piece who could go to another level, even with the recruitment of Western Bulldogs premiership swingman Zaine Cordy. Then there are the likes of Ben Paton (24), Jack Higgins (23) and top-10 draftees Hunter Clark (23), who wanted to … Read more

Conor McKenna returns to AFL and joins Brisbane Lions

Former Essendon speedster Conor McKenna has decided to resume his AFL career with the Brisbane Lions, after returning to Ireland for the past two years and winning an All-Ireland final with Tyrone in 2021. The Eglish man played 79 games with Essendon between 2015 and 2020, establishing himself as one of the game’s most dangerous … Read more

Why soccer crowds are better behaved than NRL, AFL and cricket

Try six evictions with four men charged for fighting. The weary issue of A-League crowd behaviour has popped up again after the first Sydney Derby was held at the new $828 million Allianz Stadium. A crowd figure of 34,232 was posted but, according to those in attendance, it felt like more as the clubs’ active … Read more

Red flags that led to arrest of an AFL umpire and three other men in Brownlow Medal betting scandal

How investigators followed red flags that led to the arrest of an AFL umpire and three other men in Brownlow Medal betting scandal By Kaitlyn Offer For Australian Associated Press and Josh Alston For Daily Mail Australia Published: 02:44 GMT, 15 November 2022 | Updated: 02:44 GMT, 15 November 2022 Four men including AFL umpire … Read more

AFL insider is accused of leaking Brownlow Medal votes to gambling ring as police make four arrests

AFL betting scandal bombshell as footy insider is accused of leaking Brownlow Medal votes to gambling ring and police make four arrests AFL and Sport Integrity Australia involved with Victoria Police investigation Police are not suggesting outcome of medal count was affected  Detectives from Victoria’s Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit made arrests  By Kaitlyn Offer For … Read more

St Kilda’s Rod Owen calls for greater concussion action from the AFL after death of Danny Frawley

Former St Kilda star Rod ‘Rocket’ Owen has demanded that the AFL stop delivering ’empty words’ to former players that are suffering the ongoing effects of concussion and deliver real outcomes before another player dies. His former captain Danny Frawley, a St Kilda great, died by suicide in 2020 and was diagnosed with concussion-induced chronic traumatic … Read more

Four field umpires plan in train as AFL sets up working party

The AFL have established a working party to assess how a four-umpire system will work in 2023 before they take the concept to clubs for feedback. The move to increase the number of field umpires officiating in games from next year was revealed in August with the league wanting to spread the load across individual … Read more

Sydney Swans AFL boss takes a swipe at clueless players after $15 million Netball Australia debacle

Footy boss rejects idea of ‘sportswashing’ and urges athletes to educate themselves in the wake of terminated $15 million netball sponsorship Sydney Swans boss stressed the need for professional athletes to be educated Follows Gina Rinehart’s mining company pulling a $15 million sponsorship deal Netball Australia now faces an uncertain future, players widely condemned Collectively took … Read more