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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.

afl September 16, 2017

High achiever: Rory Lobb, 24, Australian rules footballer

GWS Giants’ Rory Lobb on making the finals again and the taxing workload that goes into playing in the AFL.

afl March 25, 2017

Power supplier: Brendon Ah Chee, 23, Australian rules footballer

Port Adelaide’s Brendon Ah Chee on his unusual surname and improving the Indigenous space in the AFL.

afl February 11, 2017

Making history with the AFL women’s league

Finally granted a league of their own, female Australian Rules players now have the chance of professional progression through the sport. The fans are onboard, but will the dollars – and the skills – follow?