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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?

afl May 16, 2015

Mr Reliable: Steve Johnson, 31, Australian rules footballer

Geelong Cats star Stevie J on growing up a Collingwood fan.

afl April 4, 2015

The captain: Bob Murphy, 32, Australian rules footballer

Rascally Bob Murphy on finding inspiration for his writing and loving the Bulldogs.

afl April 4, 2015

The red-and-blackest day as Essendon players cleared

The “blackest day in Australian sport” wasted millions in legal fees, sullied reputations, and brought calls for countless sackings. How did the investigations get so out of control?

afl December 6, 2014

The highs and lows of being drafted into the AFL

There’s talent aplenty amid the rookies recruited at last week’s AFL draft. But can the realities of professional footy live up to their dreams?

afl September 6, 2014

Final eyes: Shaun Burgoyne, 31, AFL player

Dual premiership player Shaun Burgoyne once again sets his sights on September glory.

afl August 23, 2014

How the Essendon Bombers crashed to earth

A Federal Court ruling on the ASADA v Essendon saga is pending. So how did it all come to this?