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afl September 28, 2019

Peggy O’Neal’s eye on the Tigers

As the first – and still only – woman to serve as an AFL club president, Peggy O’Neal is keenly aware of her role as a groundbreaker, and of her responsibility to the future of her beloved Richmond FC.

afl September 14, 2019

AFL player and coach Danny Frawley

The full life, troubled mind and untimely death of AFL icon Danny Frawley.

afl August 24, 2019

AFL stalwarts call time on stellar careers

As a star-studded cast of AFL greats get set to hang up their boots, how does the burden of retirement sit with both the players and their fans?

afl August 3, 2019

AFL recruit Stefan Okunbor

With a Nigerian father and a Moldovan mother, Irish-raised footballer Stefan Okunbor has taken a unique path to Geelong Football Club’s Cattery.

afl May 18, 2019

Working to reduce ACL injury rates

Australia has the highest incidence of ACL injuries in the world, with figures soaring in the past 15 years. So what are key sporting bodies and medical experts doing to reduce the risk?

afl April 27, 2019

The self-belief of Ash Brazill

Ash Brazill is a powerful force as a netballer and AFLW player. But her true strength lies in the messages she sends off the court.

afl March 23, 2019

Illicit drugs and the AFL

Recent calls for a stricter AFL drug policy have again fomented debate around changing societal values, mental health and harm reduction. So can a perfect balance be struck between protecting players and safeguarding the integrity of the game?

afl March 16, 2019

Life as a diehard Carlton fan

As a girl, the author grew up knowing three things were certain – death, taxes and Carlton FC success. So when, suddenly and shockingly, the Blues became a team that let her down, she had to find new ways to keep the love alive.

afl February 9, 2019

AFLW brings positives for sport

Season three of AFLW has kicked off, but beyond the on-field results and player performances, there’s a lot at stake for women in general.

afl August 18, 2018

Kicking goals: Justin Westhoff, 31, Australian rules footballer

Port Adelaide’s Justin Westhoff on the machine that is AFL football, the evolution of the game and finding his social conscience.

afl June 30, 2018

Indigenous players and the AFL

Five years ago guidelines were established to help Indigenous AFL recruits throughout their careers. But with little being done, a group of ex-players has now decided to turn words into actions.