AFL News

Scully steps away from footy

Hawthorn winger Tom Scully has stepped away from his AFL commitments to deal with a personal issue. Scully, 29, has missed the past two weeks of pre-season training, with the Hawks supporting his absence. “Tom has requested time off from his football commitments due to personal circumstances,” a Hawthorn spokesperson said. “Hawthorn is...

AFL cuts back pre-season series

AFL clubs will play just one official pre-season match to reduce travel ahead of the home and away season as the competition continues to deal with COVID-19 restrictions. The AFL had planned for clubs to play...

Hore heartbreak at Demons

MELBOURNE defender Marty Hore is set to miss the entire 2021 AFL season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a training mishap. Hore suffered the injury during an innocuous tackle towards...

Fixture reshuffle for AFLW

THE AFLW has made multiple changes to the opening two rounds of its fixtures amid border restrictions. Two games in round one have been changed, with West Coast to host Adelaide – due to the open...

Heppell to lead Bombers again

DYSON Heppell will lead Essendon for a fifth-straight year, taking charge of a new leadership group that includes Zach Merrett and young gun Andrew McGrath. Merrett and McGrath will join Michael Hurley as vice-captains to support...

Crows cops record ban

GUN Adelaide midfielder Ebony Marinoff will miss a third of the AFLW regular season after receiving a three-match suspension for the front-on contact that left GWS’ Brid Stack with a fractured neck. Stack was rushed to...

Crow cops record ban

GUN Adelaide midfielder Ebony Marinoff will miss a third of the AFLW regular season after receiving a three-match suspension for the front-on contact that left GWS’ Brid Stack with a fractured neck. Stack was rushed to...

Giant expected to make full recovery

GWS’ Irish AFLW recruit Brid Stack suffered a neck fracture in a practice match against Adelaide but has been cleared of a major spinal injury or nerve damage and is expected to make a full...

Roberton steps away

ST KILDA defender Dylan Roberton has taken time away from football as he contemplates his AFL career. Roberton, 29, has played just one AFL game since he collapsed on the GMHBA Stadium field due to a heart...

Contract extension for Kenny

PORT Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension after helping lift the AFL club back into premiership contention last season. The new deal will extend the 54-year-old’s reign at the Power to...

Cat keen for Cameron combo

GEELONG star Tom Hawkins is already relishing the prospect of playing alongside boom recruit Jeremy Cameron in a new-look forward line this AFL season. The Cats paid a hefty price at the trade table for former...