A game in a paddock: thoughts on footy in the country
I tell Nick Dal Santo, a boy from Bendigo, about my favourite – which is to say, most improbable –story from country football. “I can’t beat that, to be honest with you,” he says with a laugh.
Bombers re-sign young onballer
Essendon has confirmed young midfielder Darcy Parish has committed to the Bombers for a further two years.
School for Swans
The academy programs of the northern state clubs raise the old question at the heart of the AFL – do we want a national game, or to maintain a parochial passion?
Australia's most heated rivalries
Everyone loves a good rivalry. The fan fare, the passion, the love and the hatred is what makes sport for what it is. Luckily enough for sporting fans in Australia, living in a multi code dominated sporting sphere allows us to experience many derbies across the sporting calendar. Here are 10 of our favourite derbies in Aussie sport.
If you build it she can play…
Rarely does a result between Collingwood and Carlton fall into insignificance but that was the case last Friday night as women took to centre stage. Many football fans can now converse with their daughters, nieces, cousins or friends and legitimately speak about potentially playing football at the highest level; something before last night that wasn’t possible.
Nike unveils irreverent new Australia-specific ads
“It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t give yourself a choice”
Goal and mark of the year nominations
These finalists are sure to give judges a headache as they determine the best goal and mark of the year from AFL season 2016.
Inside AFL's numbers game
Numbers and stats are ruling sport – and data is now a key part of AFL, both for fans and players and staff. Find out more in this fascinating short doco taking you inside The Numbers Game...