It’s all here for the footy aficionado: fantastic long-form feature stories, club-by-club analysis, one on one interviews, preview articles, trips down memory lane and a whole lot more.

Last edition we went big on the NRL season ahead, but this month AFL footy well and truly takes centre stage. We’ve put together a high-quality list of writers whose passion and expertise well and truly shines through. Here’s a fast teaser of what to expect when you get your hands on this awesome edition of Australia’s Sporting Magazine.

Our veteran and respected writer Robert Drane highlights the AFL players who’ll be creating the headlines in more ways than one throughout 2019, and the stories which will thrill and enthral us.


Phoebe McWilliams, a Geelong Cats AFLW player herself, takes us inside the Geelong men’s campaign to put past finals failures behind them and shoot for grand final glory once again.  


Our prognosticators Jeff Centenera, James Willoughby and Robert Drane run their eye across the entire field of AFL clubs, taking a stab at who’ll come out on top and who will begin planning their end of season trip ahead of everyone else.



One of our star rookies Tom Duvall takes a look at what to watch out for across the 2019 AFL Premiership season as a whole. Turns out there’s lots happening off the ball, too.


Clement Tito catches up with Brisbane Lions leader Dayne Zorko in a revealing one on one interview.



We also meet up with former Sydney Swans stalwart Ted Richards to see what he’s been up to and to relive his heartbreak to heroics career.


And just like last month, it’s not all one-way traffic as far as the footy goes. Don’t miss Matt Cleary’s brilliant study piece on returning Manly Sea Eagles mentor Des Hasler.