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2021 December
  • Mon, Dec 06, 2021
    Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says he's delighted to sign a contract extension to remain at the AFL club until the end of the 2024 AFL season.
  • Mon, Dec 06, 2021
    Dustin Martin has reported back at Punt Road for the start of pre-season training as Richmond's senior players began preparations for the 2022 AFL season.
  • Mon, Dec 06, 2021
    Eric Hipwood, Cam Rayner and Noah Answerth are all moving well during Brisbane's pre-season campaign in positive signs for their 2022 AFL premiership chances.
  • Mon, Dec 06, 2021
    Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury will undergo surgery this week to have a plate put in his leg after suffering a fracture at their AFL training on Friday.
  • Thu, Dec 02, 2021
    Melbourne legend Ron Barassi has caught COVID-19 and will be unable to attend the Demons' celebration for their drought-breaking AFL premiership.
  • Thu, Dec 02, 2021
    St Kilda and Richmond will do battle in the 2022 AFLW season opener after a 10-round fixture, plus three weeks of finals, were confirmed by the league.
  • Wed, Dec 01, 2021
    Jamarra Ugle-Hagan has returned fitter and stronger for the Western Bulldogs' pre-season training program ahead of his second year in the AFL.
2021 November
  • Mon, Nov 29, 2021
    Brisbane Lions talent Cameron Rayner wants to make an impact when he returns to the AFL in 2022 after missing all of last season with a knee injury.
  • Fri, Nov 26, 2021
    The AFL's most romantic - and somewhat controversial - rule is alive and well after another five father-son selections were made at the national draft.
  • Thu, Nov 25, 2021
    AFL draft hopeful Michael Randall is facing a Sport Integrity Australia investigation over an alleged positive test to banned stimulant phentermine.
  • Thu, Nov 25, 2021
    Fremantle have taken midfielder Matthew Johnson with the first pick of the AFL draft's second round before Carlton pounced on small forward Jesse Motlop.
  • Thu, Nov 25, 2021
    Sam Darcy became a third-generation Western Bulldogs player when he was picked at the AFL national draft and is hopeful of making his senior debut next season.
  • Wed, Nov 24, 2021
    Tasmania's bid to become the AFL's 19th club continues to gather momentum with the league dedicating two of its key staff to work with the state government.
  • Wed, Nov 24, 2021
    Banned Adelaide forward Taylor Walker has returned to official training with his AFL club for the first time since his suspension for using a racist slur.
  • Wed, Nov 24, 2021
    Collingwood will have six father-son recruits on their books for the 2022 AFL season after selecting Nick Daicos at pick four in Wednesday's national draft.
  • Wed, Nov 24, 2021
    An overview of the first-round of the 2021 AFL Draft, with South Australian midfielder Jason-Horne Francis taken as the No.1 pick by North Melbourne.
  • Tue, Nov 23, 2021
    Incoming AFL football operations boss Brad Scott has vowed not to introduce major changes next season but will seek to clear up rules around head contact.
  • Tue, Nov 23, 2021
    Jack Viney and Christian Salem are among the Melbourne flag heroes ready to hit the ground running when preparation for the 2022 AFL campaign begins next month.
  • Tue, Nov 23, 2021
    Fremantle superstar Nat Fyfe could resume training in February and be ready for the start of the 2022 AFL season, Dockers coach Justin Longmuir says.
  • Tue, Nov 23, 2021
    St Kilda AFLW star Georgia Patrikios says she will take time to consult more medical professionals before deciding whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Mon, Nov 22, 2021
    Troubled AFL star Jordan De Goey is believed to be heading back to Australia before his next court date in New York, where he is facing assault charges.
  • Mon, Nov 22, 2021
    Scott Pendlebury will be given plenty of time to decide whether he retains the Collingwood captaincy as he heads into his 17th season with the AFL club.
  • Mon, Nov 22, 2021
    Gold Coast defender Wil Powell says the AFL club's players were shocked to hear Hugh Greenwood was leaving the Suns, but they bear no ill-will over the move.
  • Sat, Nov 20, 2021
    North Melbourne star Ben Cunnington will undergo chemotherapy and is expected to make a full recovery after the discovery of a secondary cancer.
  • Fri, Nov 19, 2021
    The Brisbane Lions' AFLW title defence will see them play out of a new home ground - their fifth in six seasons - in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Fri, Nov 19, 2021
    North Melbourne are debt-free for the first time since 1987 in a significant achievement for the former cash-strapped AFL battler club.
  • Wed, Nov 17, 2021
    Gold Coast star Touk Miller is expecting the Suns to break their AFL finals duck despite experienced midfielder Hugh Greenwood's shock move to North Melbourne.
  • Wed, Nov 17, 2021
    Players and staff involved in the AFL's state and elite junior leagues in Victoria will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 22.
  • Tue, Nov 16, 2021
    Essendon players will be able to continue training as normal despite the AFL club's chief executive Xavier Campbell testing positive to COVID-19.
  • Tue, Nov 16, 2021
    North Melbourne coach David Noble has flagged the possibility of former Gold Coast player Hugh Greenwood walking straight into the Kangaroos' leadership group.
  • Tue, Nov 16, 2021
    Collingwood will select him no matter what but father-son prospect Nick Daicos still wants to be called out as the top pick in this year's AFL draft.
  • Mon, Nov 15, 2021
    Already set to be one of the tallest players next year, Western Bulldogs father-son prospect Sam Darcy has shot up by 2cm ahead of the AFL draft.
  • Sun, Nov 14, 2021
    Former AFL champion Eddie Betts showed he can still excite fans with his elite talent close to goal during a guest appearance in the Northern Territory.
  • Sun, Nov 14, 2021
    Carlton defender Liam Jones, who was named this week as the AFL player yet to have his COVID-19 jabs, has retired after 161 games.
  • Thu, Nov 11, 2021
    Four-time AFL premiership coach Alastair Clarkson is joining the advisory board of a sports science company that is developing medicinal cannabis for treatment.
  • Wed, Nov 10, 2021
    Defender Liam Jones has been named as the Carlton player yet to have his COVID-19 jabs, as a fellow AFL player and an AFLW player test positive to the virus.
  • Wed, Nov 10, 2021
    Former Richmond star Alex Rance has begun his new role as a development coach with Essendon as the AFL club's young players returned for pre-season training.
  • Tue, Nov 09, 2021
    A Carlton player is refusing to have his COVID-19 vaccination, ahead of the club officially starting pre-season training on November 22.
  • Sat, Nov 06, 2021
    A confirmed positive COVID-19 case in the Western Bulldogs' AFLW ranks has forced the entire program into isolation, two months out from the season start.
  • Fri, Nov 05, 2021
    Adelaide premiership defender Deni Varnhagen has been placed on the AFLW club's inactive list because of her stance over the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Thu, Nov 04, 2021
    Former Melbourne president Glen Bartlett will leave the Demons following a successful eight-year span that saw the club wipe out a $12.5 million debt.
  • Thu, Nov 04, 2021
    Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett says the time is right to start the planning to find his successor, but no time line has been set to hand over the baton.
  • Thu, Nov 04, 2021
    Sam Skinner underwent three knee reconstructions during his time at Brisbane, but he's hoping for a change of fortunes after signing with Port Adelaide.
  • Tue, Nov 02, 2021
    Adelaide AFLW premiership player - and registered nurse - Deni Varnhagen has spoken about her refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Tue, Nov 02, 2021
    One of the charges laid by New York police against stood down Collingwood AFL star Jordan De Goey has been dropped by prosecutors in the United States.
  • Mon, Nov 01, 2021
    The New York Police Department has released further details of charges laid against AFL star Jordan De Goey, who has been stood down by Collingwood.
2021 October
  • Sun, Oct 31, 2021
    Collingwood star Jordan De Goey has been stood down by the AFL club after pleading not guilty to forcible touching and assault charges in New York.
  • Fri, Oct 29, 2021
    Veteran GWS ruckman Shane Mumford has called time on his AFL career for a second time, but will continue coaching the Giants' young big men.
  • Fri, Oct 29, 2021
    Young Western Bulldogs star Gabby Newton has been ruled out of the upcoming AFLW season after undergoing a dual shoulder reconstruction.
  • Thu, Oct 28, 2021
    Melbourne are frustrated by private operators attempting to profit from their drought-breaking AFL premiership with expensive events in regional Victoria.
  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021
    A recent scan has revealed a small crack in the right shoulder Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe had reconstructed in July, which ended his AFL season early.
  • Mon, Oct 25, 2021
    Former St Kilda and Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has imparted some of his wisdom to Geelong powerbrokers but he will not be joining the Cats in a full-time job.
  • Sat, Oct 23, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs' back line was heavily criticised at times last season but retiring defender Easton Wood likes what he sees in the evolving group.
  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021
    West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui says it makes sense for AFL and AFLW players to be fully vaccinated given the amount of travelling that occurs in the industry.
  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021
    Fremantle's Darcy Tucker has been hampered by injuries over the past two years, but he feels a strong pre-season will help him lock down a spot on the wing.
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    All AFL and AFLW players will be need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by February 18 with the schedule to take place across three stages.
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    Hawthorn star Jack Gunston is on track to return to AFL action next year after his 2021 AFL season was wiped out by a back issue that required surgery twice.
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021
    Boom Carlton teenager Mimi Hill is taking giant strides to return for the AFLW season after rupturing the ACL in her left knee in March.
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021
    Carlton's AFLW leaders say their women's program have had no issue receiving COVID-19 jabs as the AFL prepares to release its vaccination policy.
  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021
    Collingwood's Jordan De Goey is completing an intensive training block in California as he strives to emulate the AFL rise of Melbourne star Christian Petracca.
  • Mon, Oct 18, 2021
    Melbourne premiership star Tom McDonald has voiced strong opposition to mandatory jabs as Richmond confirm an AFLW player has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Sat, Oct 16, 2021
    Highly-rated 18-year-old Jason Horne-Francis says he's been assured by North Melbourne that they'll select him with pick one at next month's AFL draft.
  • Fri, Oct 15, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs won't take further action despite a complaint being made to Queensland police against AFL superstar Bailey Smith over an alleged assault.
  • Fri, Oct 15, 2021
    Former Adelaide defender Daniel Talia has confirmed his AFL retirement, less than a day after his manager indicated he would sit out next season.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    Jason Horne-Francis appears destined to become North Melbourne's prized top draftee but the Kangaroos are yet to commit to giving him the No.1 draft pick title.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    Port Adelaide's football manager Chris Davies says Sam Powell-Pepper faces a potentially career-defining AFL pre-season after being touted as a trade prospect.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    Star Western Bulldogs midfielder Bailey Smith, who lit up this year's AFL finals series, has opened up on his mental health struggles in a revealing interview.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    GWS football boss Jason McCartney says the Giants could not justify trading contracted forward Bobby Hill with star Toby Greene facing a lengthy suspension.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    GWS will support contracted forward Bobby Hill, who was left "deflated" after his late AFL trade request to Essendon was emphatically denied by the Giants.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    Western Bulldogs vice-captain Mitch Wallis is optimistic he can win back a regular berth in the side after re-signing with the club for season 2022.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir and football boss Peter Bell will meet with Rory Lobb on Thursday to clear the air over the star big man's failed trade bid.
  • Tue, Oct 12, 2021
    Western Bulldogs utility Roarke Smith has signed a two-year extension with the club, marking the first time in his AFL career he has received a multi-year deal.
  • Tue, Oct 12, 2021
    GWS football boss Jason McCartney has told forward Bobby Hill that his bid to join a Victorian club during the trade period is unlikely to come to fruition.
  • Tue, Oct 12, 2021
    Former No.1 draft pick Cam Rayner is tracking to be fit for the start of the Brisbane Lions' 2022 campaign after missing all of this year with a knee injury.
  • Tue, Oct 12, 2021
    Breakout Sydney Swans utility Jordan Dawson's proposed move to Adelaide remains in limbo heading into the final day of the AFL trade period.
  • Mon, Oct 11, 2021
    Former Carlton player Michael Gibbons believes the AFL club's highly-publicised review created an "incredibly stressful" atmosphere at the Blues.
  • Mon, Oct 11, 2021
    Former Carlton speedster Sam Petrevski-Seton says he has to get better at repeat efforts if he is to land a midfield berth at his new club West Coast.
  • Mon, Oct 11, 2021
    Collingwood have opened talks with stars Jordan De Goey, Brayden Maynard and Darcy Moore, who come out of contract next year, about signing long-term AFL deals.
  • Sat, Oct 09, 2021
    Late Collingwood great Murray Weideman has joined a growing list of former footballers to be diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
  • Fri, Oct 08, 2021
    The manager of ruckman Rory Lobb says he was surprised when Fremantle football boss Peter Bell went on radio to talk about the trade impasse with GWS.
  • Thu, Oct 07, 2021
    Recently retired champion Eddie Betts has backed "younger brother" Tyson Stengle to get a third shot in the AFL after impressing on and off the field this year.
  • Thu, Oct 07, 2021
    Collingwood will have their third president in less than 12 months after Mark Korda confirmed he would step down from the role in December.
  • Thu, Oct 07, 2021
    Carlton have secured Fremantle young gun Adam Cerra, with the Blues giving up their first-round draft pick to complete the biggest deal of the AFL trade period.
  • Thu, Oct 07, 2021
    GWS star Toby Greene's suspension for making intentional contact with umpire Matt Stevic has been increased to six matches on appeal by the AFL.
  • Wed, Oct 06, 2021
    Melbourne, Adelaide, St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs have breathed life into the AFL trade period by completing a complicated exchange of draft picks.
  • Tue, Oct 05, 2021
    Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury has put to rest any speculation he could be set for a late-career move, re-signing with the Magpies for two AFL seasons.
  • Tue, Oct 05, 2021
    The AFL assistant coach merry-go-round is in full swing with a host of new appointments confirmed, including Tim Clarke's move from Gold Coast to Carlton.
  • Tue, Oct 05, 2021
    Likely No.1 AFL draft pick Jason Horne-Francis has been compared to superstars Nat Fyfe and Patrick Dangerfield by his current coach Jarrad Wright.
  • Mon, Oct 04, 2021
    Nick Daicos, the son of Collingwood legend Peter Daicos, is within the Magpies' reach after they secured valuable draft capital in a trade with Gold Coast.
  • Sat, Oct 02, 2021
    Former Sydney on-baller George Hewett is new Carlton coach Michael Voss' first recruit, joining the Blues as an AFL free agent.
  • Fri, Oct 01, 2021
    The AFL's free-agency period has begun with Jake Kelly moving to Essendon and Mabior Chol joining Gold Coast.
2021 September
  • Thu, Sep 30, 2021
    Toby Greene's short-term playing future remains clouded as he waits on an AFL appeal against the length of his three-match ban for intentional umpire contact.
  • Thu, Sep 30, 2021
    The AFL is yet to announce whether coronavirus vaccinations will be mandatory but every member of the Western Bulldogs' squad has received at least one dose.
  • Thu, Sep 30, 2021
    Melbourne captain Max Gawn brought the Demons' first premiership cup since 1964 home on Thursday and says it'd be special to repeat the feat on home soil.
  • Thu, Sep 30, 2021
    GWS will let Jeremy Finlayson talk to rival AFL clubs about a trade move but list boss Jason McCartney says he has not discussed trading Stephen Coniglio.
  • Thu, Sep 30, 2021
    Brownlow medallist Ollie Wines has won Port Adelaide's best and fairest as the AFL club's chairman David Koch tells of a brutal fallout from their finals exit.
  • Tue, Sep 28, 2021
    A SafeWork SA investigation into Adelaide's notorious 2018 pre-season camp has found the Crows didn't breach any work health and safety laws.
  • Tue, Sep 28, 2021
    Max Gawn says he advised coach Simon Goodwin to put Luke Jackson into the ruck during the AFL grand final, which was the catalyst for Melbourne's big win.
  • Tue, Sep 28, 2021
    Melbourne forward Tom McDonald tried to leave at the end of 2021 but was forced to return to the Demons due to a lack of interest from rival AFL clubs.
  • Mon, Sep 27, 2021
    Despite the success of later timeslots for the last two grand finals, AFL boss Gillon McLachlan is keeping options open for the return to a day game at the MCG
  • Mon, Sep 27, 2021
    Melbourne spearhead Ben Brown says premiership coach Mark Williams has made a huge impact at the Demons this year, helping the players achieve their potential.
  • Mon, Sep 27, 2021
    Western Bulldogs star Jack Macrae has won the Gary Ayres Award as the best player of the AFL finals, even though he did not poll a vote in the grand final.
  • Sun, Sep 26, 2021
    Huge television audiences tuned in for Saturday night's AFL grand final as the league weighs up whether to switch back to the traditional afternoon time slot.
  • Sun, Sep 26, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs won three cut-throat AFL finals in three different states but their long journey caught up with them in the decider against Melbourne.
  • Sun, Sep 26, 2021
    Melbourne have beaten the Western Bulldogs by 74 points in the AFL grand final at Perth's Optus Stadium, with Christian Petracca claiming the Norm Smith Medal.
  • Sun, Sep 26, 2021
    Captain Marcus Bontempelli says there is still plenty of upside left in the Western Bulldogs after they were smashed by Melbourne in the AFL grand final.
  • Sun, Sep 26, 2021
    Having found himself under significant pressure in consecutive AFL off-seasons, Simon Goodwin has evolved to become a premiership coach and a Demons immortal.
  • Sun, Sep 26, 2021
    Having helped Melbourne break a 57-year AFL premiership drought, former Demons captain Jack Viney is already eyeing further success.
  • Sun, Sep 26, 2021
    Melbourne youngster James Jordon says he's over the moon to have a premiership medallion around his neck despite not being able to play in the grand final.
  • Sat, Sep 25, 2021
    Christian Petracca shapes as one of the keys to the AFL grand final and his former injury rehab buddy, Jack Trengove, is thrilled at how he's matured.
  • Sat, Sep 25, 2021
    Max Gawn has become Melbourne's first premiership captain since 1964, joining the legendary Ron Barassi in leading the Demons to the ultimate glory.
  • Sat, Sep 25, 2021
    There are no late changes for Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs in the AFL grand final, with James Jordon and Laitham Vandermeer named as medical substitutes.
  • Fri, Sep 24, 2021
    AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has remembered Carlton president John Elliott as a man who loved the game deeply and worked relentlessly for his Blues.
  • Fri, Sep 24, 2021
    Western Bulldogs club legend Chris Grant says high-flying forward Aaron Naughton has all the attributes to play a major role in the AFL grand final.
  • Fri, Sep 24, 2021
    Revered Melbourne figure Neale Daniher has written a letter to Demons fans on AFL grand-final eve, saying they all believe this team can win the premiership.
  • Fri, Sep 24, 2021
    Western Bulldogs ruckman Stefan Martin has battled injuries for most of the year, but he looms as a crucial figure in Saturday's grand final against Melbourne.
  • Fri, Sep 24, 2021
    Legendary Carlton figure Stephen Kernahan has hailed the appointment of Michael Voss as Blues coach as a major turning point for the AFL club.
  • Fri, Sep 24, 2021
    More than 60,000 fans are set to pack out Optus Stadium for the grand final showdown between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night.
  • Thu, Sep 23, 2021
    How Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs stack up for Saturday's grand final at Optus Stadium, the second time the clubs have played off for the flag.
  • Thu, Sep 23, 2021
    Kysaiah Pickett looms as an X-factor in the AFL grand final but Western Bulldogs' Bailey Williams knows the speedster is not Melbourne's only scoring threat.
  • Thu, Sep 23, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs have axed Ryan Gardner and Laitham Vandermeer for the AFL grand final, while Melbourne go in unchanged with Steven May overcoming injury.
  • Thu, Sep 23, 2021
    West Australian officials have cleared the way for the AFL grand final in Perth to be played without restrictions after no new COVID-19 cases were recorded.
  • Wed, Sep 22, 2021
    Two-time premiership great and former list manager Stephen Silvagni, who has ruled out a return to the AFL club, is upbeat Carlton can kick on next season.
  • Wed, Sep 22, 2021
    Melbourne will be banking on their team-first attitude to get them over the line when they take on the Western Bulldogs in Saturday's AFL grand final in Perth.
  • Wed, Sep 22, 2021
    Western Bulldogs wingman Lachie Hunter says his side will leave no stone unturned in their bid to curb Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn in the AFL grand final.
  • Wed, Sep 22, 2021
    Simon Goodwin will lead Melbourne into his first AFL grand final as coach after featuring in Adelaide's 1997-98 premierships as a player under Malcolm Blight.
  • Wed, Sep 22, 2021
    Hawthorn have rounded out their new-look AFL coaching panel under Sam Mitchell with the appointment of former Collingwood caretaker Robert Harvey.
  • Wed, Sep 22, 2021
    West Australian authorities have held off on imposing restrictions on the AFL grand final in Perth after a visiting truck driver tested positive to COVID-19.
  • Wed, Sep 22, 2021
    Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin was under the pump leading into 2021, and now he's just one win away from breaking the Demons' 57-year premiership drought.
  • Wed, Sep 22, 2021
    Former Melbourne co-captain Jack Trengove will be barracking for the Demons at the AFL grand final, courtesy of tickets from close friend Max Gawn.
  • Tue, Sep 21, 2021
    Jacob Mollison will umpire his first AFL grand final alongside Matt Stevic and Brett Rosebury, who are both officiating the decider for the ninth time.
  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021
    Marcus Bontempelli failed to poll a Brownlow Medal vote in the final four rounds of the AFL season as Port Adelaide's Ollie Wines claimed the coveted award.
  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021
    Demons forward Charlie Spargo didn't participate at training on Monday, but that was all part of the plan to get him up for the grand final.
  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021
    Brownlow Medal winner Ollie Wines says he's glad Port Adelaide didn't let him leave two years ago, and he hopes to taste premiership success with the club.
  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021
    Western Bulldogs key defender Alex Keath is on track to overcome a hamstring injury in time to play in the AFL grand final against Melbourne on Saturday.
  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021
    Melbourne's willingness to get creative at the trade table saw them land Luke Jackson and Kysaiah Pickett in 2019 in a draft that's been key to their rise.
  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021
    Melbourne forward Tom McDonald says a frank and honest conversation with coach Simon Goodwin at the end of last season helped pave the way for a better 2021.
  • Sun, Sep 19, 2021
    Jack Viney believes Melbourne's entire squad would be worthy of a premiership medal if the Demons win Saturday's AFL grand final against the Western Bulldogs.
  • Sun, Sep 19, 2021
    Easton Wood has spent two seasons battling injuries but the 2016 premiership captain has hit his straps at the perfect time before his second grand final.
  • Sun, Sep 19, 2021
    Luke Beveridge never got past the second week of an AFL finals series as a player, but the Western Bulldogs mentor has become accustomed to success as a coach.
  • Sun, Sep 19, 2021
    Melbourne small forward Charlie Spargo hurt an ankle during a tackling drill on Saturday night, but is expected to be fit to play in the AFL grand final.
  • Sun, Sep 19, 2021
    Shane Woewodin surprised the AFL world when he won the Brownlow Medal 21 years ago and he has tipped another Melbourne star to top the count this season.
  • Sun, Sep 19, 2021
    Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs were key drivers behind the AFLW and women's football pioneer Debbie Lee isn't surprised to see them in an AFL grand final.
  • Sat, Sep 18, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs are about to emerge from their hard quarantine but defender Easton Wood says they'll take a cautious approach ahead of the AFL grand final.
  • Sat, Sep 18, 2021
    Western Bulldogs skipper Marcus Bontempelli is among the Brownlow Medal favourites, along with grand final rivals Clayton Oliver and Christian Petracca.
  • Sat, Sep 18, 2021
    Perth's first AFL grand final looks set to be a resounding success but league boss Gillon McLachlan doesn't think that means rotating the venue is on the cards.
  • Sat, Sep 18, 2021
    Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli and his Melbourne grand final opponents Clayton Oliver and Christian Petracca feature in an open Brownlow field.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Richmond have locked away ruckman Ivan Soldo on a new three-year contract as they prepare for the loss of Mabior Chol and likely Callum Coleman-Jones.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Essendon will tackle the ongoing trauma of the AFL club's controversial supplements saga head on in 2022 as the Bombers celebrate their 150-year anniversary.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Veteran Geelong chief executive Brian Cook will take on the same role at Carlton in a major boost for the Blues, a week after Cain Liddle left the role.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says his ruckman Stefan Martin's duel with Melbourne skipper Max Gawn will be critical to deciding the AFL premiership.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    AFL grand finalists Melbourne have quarantined coach Simon Goodwin, who was a notable absentee from Friday's training after feeling sick in the morning.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    The 'Curse of Norm Smith' has hovered over AFL grand finalists Melbourne since the legendary coach's shock sacking midway through the 1965 season.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    It has been 25 years since Melbourne were on the cusp of a merger, while the Western Bulldogs also fought back from the brink to play in this AFL grand final.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says Alex Keath and Laitham Vandermeer are likely to overcome hamstring injuries and be available for the AFL grand final.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge is disappointed footage of his players drinking beer after their AFL preliminary final win was leaked to the public.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui was the runaway winner of the club's best and fairest award, easily beating midfielders Dom Sheed and Andrew Gaff.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    The off-field drama continues at Collingwood, with contentious board appointment Bridie O'Donnell resigning from the post after only four months.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    It wasn't that long ago that Melbourne were a laughing stock of the AFL, but all that has changed following a stunning run to the 2021 grand final.
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Hawthorn are locked in to play home games in Launceston for at least another year as Tasmania waits on a decision from the AFL about a club in the Apple Isle.
  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Another lockdown in response to Melbourne's COVID-19 outbreak means success-starved Demons fans could see their AFL premiership drought end while under curfew.
  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Ruckman Mabior Chol will join Gold Coast as a free agent and Richmond teammate Callum Coleman-Jones could soon follow him out the door at Punt Road.
  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Geelong veteran Isaac Smith says the end of last Friday night's preliminary final loss to Melbourne was the most embarrassing 45 minutes of his AFL career.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    Former Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar will be chasing his first AFL premiership with the Western Bulldogs when they take on Melbourne in the grand final.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    The only grand final between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs, in 1954, has entered footy folklore with Dogs captain-coach Charlie Sutton a key character.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    St Kilda free agent Jack Billings has committed his future to the AFL club for another four years while ruckman Paddy Ryder has signed on for another season.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Western Bulldogs recruit Adam Treloar says the support he received from family, friends, and people at the club helped him get through a tough week.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Michael Hibberd will become the first of the 'Essendon 34' to feature in an AFL grand final if he is picked in Melbourne's team to face the Western Bulldogs.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Craig McRae will have a pair of familiar faces alongside him at Collingwood in 2022 after the appointment of Justin Leppitsch and Brendon Bolton to his staff.
  • Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Melbourne boasted 10 goalkickers in the win against Geelong, and they will be aiming for a similar spread in the grand final against the Western Bulldogs.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Two AFL grand finals have been moved away from Melbourne during the COVID-19 pandemic and both have resulted in showdowns between rival Victorian clubs.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Port Adelaide fell short in another preliminary final, with captain Tom Jonas hopeful the pain will help lift the AFL club to greater heights next season.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Coach Luke Beveridge's delight at the Western Bulldogs reaching the AFL grand final has been tempered by injuries and potential selection headaches.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Third-year Western Bulldogs midfielder Bailey Smith has cemented his reputation as a bonafide star of the AFL with a series of big finals performances.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    A look at week three of the AFL finals as Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs dominated their preliminary finals, winning by a record combined margin.
  • Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has blasted the "vindictive" critics who had aimed barbs at his AFL preliminary final match-winner Adam Treloar.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Melbourne haven't won the AFL premiership since 1964, and coach Simon Goodwin says the club's long-suffering fans are motivating them to win the flag.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Melbourne defender Steven May is set to undergo scans on his right hamstring after suffering tightness in the preliminary final win over Geelong.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Popular Melbourne stalwart Nathan Jones will miss the Demons' first grand final since 2000, opting to return to Victoria to be with his pregnant wife.
  • Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    Stefan Martin hasn't played an AFL game since June but the ruckman shapes as a key part of the Western Bulldogs' preliminary final clash with Port Adelaide.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Carlton's year from hell has seen another key figure depart, with chief executive Cain Liddle joining sacked coach David Teague in leaving the Blues.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Veteran defender Grant Birchall has retired from the AFL after winning four premierships and playing 287 games, first at Hawthorn and then Brisbane.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge expects Marcus Bontempelli to play well in the preliminary final and says he would never risk the health of his captain.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says his club's preparation for Saturday night's AFL preliminary final against the Western Bulldogs has been ideal.
  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Emerging Sydney star Jordan Dawson has rejected the AFL club's offer of a contract extension citing his desire to return home to South Australia.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    The grand final parade has already been scrapped, and the AFL won't put on any other events they deem too risky in the lead-up to the 2021 premiership decider.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Geelong coach Chris Scott says both negative and positive aspects of the last meeting with Melbourne will be revisited ahead of their AFL preliminary final.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli is racing to prove his fitness for Saturday night's preliminary final with coach Luke Beveridge growing in optimism.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Melbourne and Geelong bring poor preliminary final records into their clash at Optus Stadium but Demons coach Simon Goodwin says his side is ready.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli is set to play against Port Adelaide after being named in the team for the preliminary final despite a knee injury.
  • Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Port Adelaide's Mitch Georgiades, troubled by a hamstring strain, has been ruled out of Saturday night's AFL preliminary final against the Western Bulldogs.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Geelong are set to resist the urge to send a defensive role player to one of Melbourne's gun midfielders from the first bounce in their AFL preliminary final.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Melbourne midfielder Jack Viney says the Demons are embracing the low-key build-up to Friday night's AFL preliminary final clash with Geelong.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Tom Stewart is considered a chance to be fit for the AFL grand final if Geelong get there, with coach Chris Scott confident in his medical staff's prowess.
  • Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Former West Coast premiership captain and coach John Worsfold and 2006 Norm Smith medallist Andrew Embley have been handed key roles for the 2021 grand final.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    The Brisbane Lions are strong enough to remain an AFL premiership contender even if star midfielder Lachie Neale returns to Fremantle, captain Dayne Zorko says.
  • Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    Port Adelaide utility Dan Houston says Orazio Fantasia and Robbie Gray aren't in doubt for the AFL preliminary final despite being put on light training duties.