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Sunday, November 28, 2021


Fyfe on track for AFL round one: Longmuir

Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir expects Nat Fyfe to resume training in February and be ready for the start of the AFL season.

Two positive COVID-19 cases in AFL ranks

Young Hawthorn midfielder Finn Maginness and a member of Carlton's AFLW program are isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.

De Goey to fight New York assault charge

Collingwood AFL star Jordan De Goey has released a statement declaring his intention to defend himself against an assault charge in New York.

Unvaccinated Crow Varnhagen out of AFLW season

Adelaide AFLW defender Deni Varnhagen will not play in the competition this season after refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Demons to unveil flag at MCG in December

Melbourne are poised to show off their first AFL premiership cup in 57 years to adoring fans at the MCG in December.

AFL mandates COVID-19 vaccine for players

All AFL and AFLW players will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-February or they will be barred from playing and training.

Premiership Demon blasts mandatory vaccinations

Melbourne premiership star Tom McDonald is strongly against mandatory vaccinations for AFL players, saying the move would be ethically wrong.

Crows AFLW player refuses COVID-19 vaccination

AFLW premiership player Deni Varnhagen reportedly informed the Crows she is not willing to receive a COVID-19 jab.

Queensland police investigate Bailey Smith incident

Queensland police are investigating after a man lodged a complaint against Western Bulldogs star Bailey Smith.

Horne-Francis looms as AFL top draft pick

North Melbourne are set to select Jason Horne-Francis with the first pick of the AFL draft but are yet to officially rule out bidding first.

Bobby Hill ‘upset’ after GWS refuse to trade him

Bobby Hill is no guarantee to be back at GWS for the start of AFL pre-season after being "upset" about his trade request falling over.

Fremantle’s Adam Cerra traded to Carlton

Fremantle young gun Adam Cerra has got his wish and has been traded to Carlton, with the Dockers receiving the Blues' prized No.6 AFL draft pick.

The moves to watch in the AFL trade period

Here are some of the big moves to watch during the 2021 AFL Trade Period that runs between 4 - 13 October.

Toby Greene AFL appeal locked in for next Thursday

The AFL's appeal against Toby Greene's three-match ban for making intentional contact with an umpire will be heard next Thursday.

Giants say captain Coniglio not on AFL trade table

GWS list boss Jason McCartney insists the Giants have not spoken about trading captain Stephen Coniglio to an AFL rival.

Crows camp fuss a fantasy: Collective Mind

Collective Mind owner Amon Woulfe says it's impossible to quantify the damage from the Adelaide Crows' notorious pre-season camp.

Chief McLachlan again backs AFL COVID vaccinations

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has thrown his weight behind vaccinations, saying it is the league's way out from COVID-19 disruptions.

AFL flag confirms Melbourne culture shift: Goodwin

Simon Goodwin felt the "veil of negativity" that had long shadowed Melbourne lingered until the moment their AFL premiership was secured.

Melbourne Demons set to reclaim AFL powerhouse status

Having broken the Norm Smith curse, Melbourne are ready to reclaim their rightful place at the centre of the AFL universe.

Melbourne claim historic premiership with Bulldogs thumping

Melbourne have ended a 57-year premiership drought with a 74-point thrashing of the Western Bulldogs in the AFL grand final.

Steven May fresh and ready to fire for Grand Final

Christian Salem says the entire team will get a confidence boost from seeing a fresh Steven May out on the field for Saturday's grand final.

Neale Daniher hopes the Demons reach back of the bus

Neale Daniher has issued a Melbourne call to arms, saying it's time for the Demons to sit at the back of the bus.

Excited Michael Voss unveiled as Carlton Blues coach

Carlton have appointed Michael Voss as their new senior coach for the next three AFL seasons.

AFL urged to open additional trade period

Creating an additional trade period on the eve of the AFL season could bring immense upside for injury-hit clubs.

Grand Final selection heartache looms for Demons

Melbourne forward Tom McDonald says it's "horrible" to think about the selection heartache that some of his teammates will experience.

Ollie Wines wins Port’s first AFL Brownlow Medal

Port Adelaide star Ollie Wines has won his club's first AFL Brownlow Medal.

Stephens, McLean among Swans re-signings

Former first-round draft pick Dylan Stephens and promising tall Hayden McLean have re-signed with Sydney for the next two AFL seasons.

Paul Roos delighting in selfless Demons rise

For Paul Roos, the answer to Melbourne's rise lies not in the moments of brilliance, but the acts of selflessness that keep the show rolling.

Tasmania beefs up bid for AFL inclusion

Tasmania's bid to have an AFL club is about to ramp up with the state's premier Peter Gutwein determined for the 19th license.

AFL prepared for all situations: McLachlan

Gillon McLachlan is confident the AFL would find a way to navigate a doomsday scenario of COVID-19 cases appearing in Perth.