AFL News

Drink driving Dog

WESTERN Bulldogs vice-captain Lachie Hunter is alleged to have been involved in crashes with several cars in Melbourne. Police were called to Middle Park about 8.45pm on Thursday following reports a Toyota SUV had crashed into four parked vehicles. When officers arrived, the Toyota was found but the driver had left the...

Resumption date coming

AFL chief Gillon McLachlan is adamant the league will be able to deliver definitive details around the competition’s resumption date by the end of April. Despite an ever-changing landscape amid the coronavirus pandemic, McLachlan on Thursday...

Scott pushes for midweek games

PREMIERSHIP coach Chris Scott has floated playing games every night of the week even when the AFL recovers from the financial carnage caused by COVID-19. AFL legend Kevin Sheedy has suggested expanding to a 28-round fixture as...

Dons won’t seek AFL funds

ESSENDON won’t seek AFL financial assistance, believing the club’s independence would be partly compromised by receiving funding from the league. The Bombers have joined clubs including Adelaide, Collingwood, West Coast, Hawthorn and Richmond in opting against requesting...

Lift draft age: Bevo

AFL premiership coach Luke Beveridge says lifting the minimum draft age from 18 is an “absolute no-brainer” decision that should be carried out immediately. The Western Bulldogs mentor believes football’s coronavirus shutdown, which has put all...

McCartin eyes return to footy

FORMER No.1 draft pick Paddy McCartin has an AFL comeback firmly in his sights. The 23-year-old, who has suffered eight concussions since 2014, was delisted by St Kilda late last year as part of a plan to...

Inaugural Magpie calls time

FORMER Collingwood vice-captain Emma Grant has retired following the premature end to the AFLW season. The 30-year-old utility missed the Magpies’ entire 2020 campaign due to prolonged concussion. She suffered a debilitating head injury during a practice...