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Wed 2 Jan 2019

'Taken way too young': Tributes flow for young footballer

premium_icon 'Taken way too young': Tributes flow for young footballer

21-year old Jared Hayne died in a car accident on the Bruce Highway near Miriam Vale on Saturday.

Tue 1 Jan 2019

Fagan’s Lions cubs ready to explode

premium_icon Fagan’s Lions cubs ready to explode

Five wins in each of the past two seasons doesn’t scream finals potential, but there is a lot to like about Brisbane. Is 2019 the year the Lions rise?

Sun 30 Dec 2018

Sun rising on young talent time at Gold Coast

premium_icon Sun rising on young talent time at Gold Coast

It’s been a rough few years for the Gold Coast Suns and it’s tough to see them roaring up the AFL ladder next season but is reason to feel buoyant.

Fri 28 Dec 2018

The fall and rise of AFL's birds of prey

premium_icon The fall and rise of AFL's birds of prey

The AFL year in review: The Eagles and Magpies returned to the top of the tree, a Hawk soared to new heights and the Crows were brought back to earth.

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Ablett under pressure to play modern forward role

premium_icon Ablett under pressure to play modern forward role

GARY Ablett’s days in the midfield appear numbered as the Cats formulate a plan to move him into a more regular forward role.

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Breakout Hawk inks fresh deal

premium_icon Breakout Hawk inks fresh deal

Hawthorn hard nut Blake Hardwick has capped off his stunning season with a fresh contract after being the surprise packet in the Hawks’ resurgence this year.

Revealed: The mental strains that haunt our sport stars

premium_icon Revealed: The mental strains that haunt our sport stars

Psychologist Phil Jauncey has spent 15 years with the Broncos and Lions, picking at players brains to help them tackle their demons.

Thu 20 Dec 2018

What’s troubling our sport stars

premium_icon What’s troubling our sport stars

A leading sports psychologist looks at the peculiar pressures placed on our sports stars.

Gallen must push Flanagan pain aside

premium_icon Gallen must push Flanagan pain aside

The likely end of an eight-year football relationship with Shane Flanagan has left Paul Gallen devastated.

No quick-fix for player welfare issues: AFLPA

premium_icon No quick-fix for player welfare issues: AFLPA

Nearly 90 per cent of AFL players believe mental health is the biggest issue in the game.

Cats shape as flag threat, says star recruit O’Connor

premium_icon Cats shape as flag threat, says star recruit O’Connor

Geelong recruit Aasta O’Connor believes her new team shows all of the hallmarks of a side that is capable of sustained success.

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Footy star’s dream crippled in a flash

Footy star’s dream crippled in a flash

THE promising young football player was on the cusp of stardom when he was struck down in the cruellest way, just a week before his big break.

Blues declare profit despite horror season

premium_icon Blues declare profit despite horror season

Carlton endured one of the worst seasons in its history but that hasn’t affected the club’s bottom line.

Daw spoke of fight to overcome demons before fall

premium_icon Daw spoke of fight to overcome demons before fall

AFL star Majak Daw recently spoke out about confronting his demons, saying he found it lonely being an AFL pioneer. Daw remains in a serious condition after...

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Footy legend slams AFL over star’s bridge fall

Footy legend slams AFL over star’s bridge fall

A North Melbourne legend has launched into the AFL, labelling Majak Daw’s tragic fall from a Melbourne bridge a defining “wake-up call” for officials.

Mason Cox: Inside the craziest week of my life

premium_icon Mason Cox: Inside the craziest week of my life

From the highs of an upset win against Richmond to the lows of standing the mark for Dom Sheed’s miracle goal — it was seven days MASON COX will never forget.

Why footy is rallying behind extraordinary Majak

premium_icon Why footy is rallying behind extraordinary Majak

An outpouring of emotion and shock followed the news Majak Daw had fallen from the Bolte Bridge.

AFL star in serious incident on Bolte Bridge

premium_icon AFL star in serious incident on Bolte Bridge

AFL star Majak Daw is recovering in hospital from a suspected broken hip after a serious incident on Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge last night.

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Intense reaction to new AFL teams

Intense reaction to new AFL teams

The AFL has unveiled four new teams with logos more suited to a Marvel film — drawing a furious reaction from around the league.

‘If I’m rucking we’re in trouble’: Dixon

premium_icon ‘If I’m rucking we’re in trouble’: Dixon

Dixon won 159 hit-outs for Port Adelaide last season but if he finds himself in the ruck more than a handful of times next year then something is up.

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