AFL News

Hamstring slows Dees forward

MELBOURNE forward Jake Melksham has ended the pre-Christmas training block in the rehabilitation group after suffering hamstring soreness. But the 27-year-old, who was already on a modified program after post-season ankle surgery, is confident he will benefit from the conservative approach in the long run. “I’ll be totally fine (for round one)....

First indigenous commissioner for AFL

PROFESSOR Helen Milroy will be the first AFL’s first indigenous commissioner. Her appointment fulfils the league’s promise in May that the next commission appointment would be from the indigenous community. Sydney great Adam Goodes would have been...

Bartel on board with Giants

GWS Giants have made a high-profile addition to their board of directors with triple premiership winner Jimmy Bartel.joining the Sydney AFL club. Bartel was in the triumphant Geelong teams of 2007, 2009 and 2011 and played...

Daw hospitalised after bridge fall

AFL star Majak Daw is in a stable condition in hospital after falling from Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge into the Yarra River late on Monday night. Police officers were called after the 27-year-old North Melbourne footballer fell...

King to wear Riewoldt’s iconic No.12

ST KILDA legend Nick Riewoldt has passed on his iconic No.12 to top AFL draft pick Max King. Riewoldt personally presented the guernsey to King, a lifelong Saints fan who grew up idolising the Saints captain. It...

Four-year TV deal for AFLW

THE AFL has secured a four-year television deal for its women’s competition with all games to be broadcast. All 38 matches of next year’s AFLW competition will be shown live, with the Seven Network and Foxtel...

Nic Nat ahead of schedule

NIC Naitanui is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a second knee reconstruction, fuelling hopes the West Coast ruckman will be able to return by round 15 next season. Naitanui missed more than 18 months...

AFL cracks down on bumps, niggles

THE bump is back on the endangered species list after the AFL Commission approved a range of tweaks to the match review and tribunal systems for 2019. After years of being declared dead, the bump made...

Tom looks forward to chats with Sam

FIVE seconds into his Monday media conference, Tom Mitchell mentioned his famous Hawthorn namesake. The Tom-Sam connection will only grow stronger as the current star aims to build on his stellar AFL season. The reigning Brownlow Medallist...

Docherty does knee again

NEW Carlton co-captain Sam Docherty has suffered the same knee injury that sidelined him for this AFL season. It is a devastating blow for the Blues and for Docherty, who now faces another barren year out...

Rampe extends Swans deal

SYDNEY vice-captain Dane Rampe looks set to play out his AFL career with the Swans after signing a three-year deal. The reliable 28-year-old key defender was already contracted for next year, with the extension tying him...