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2021 January
  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021
    Melbourne lost a stack of players in the AFLW off-season and targeted the draft, but captain Daisy Pearce has rejected suggestions the Demons are rebuilding.
  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021
    Fremantle will be one of the premiership fancies for the AFLW season, while their cross-town rivals West Coast face a battle just to avoid the wooden spoon.
  • Wed, Jan 27, 2021
    Fremantle's AFLW premiership hopes were crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but they have been rated as one of the teams to beat this season.
  • Wed, Jan 27, 2021
    Carlton's Tayla Harris says she is not worried by sledging as she prepares for an AFLW rematch with Collingwood's Stacey Livingstone, who called her "useless".
  • Wed, Jan 27, 2021
    Carlton are shaping as favourites to claim their first AFLW premiership as games resume for the first time since the 2020 season ended prematurely.
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021
    Collingwood made their first AFLW finals appearance in 2020 and are out to match it with the league's best, starting with their season opener against Carlton.
  • Sun, Jan 24, 2021
    Dylan Grimes says he and his Richmond teammates feared they were inadvertently breaking the AFL's COVID protocols when homeless people entered their hotel.
  • Fri, Jan 22, 2021
    Brisbane forward Cam Rayner has sacrificed time in Victoria with his family as the Lions use last year's AFL preliminary-final loss as motivation for 2021.
  • Tue, Jan 19, 2021
    Adelaide will consider whether to appeal Ebony Marinoff's three-game suspension after her forceful front-on contact charge was upheld by the AFLW tribunal.
  • Mon, Jan 18, 2021
    Greater Western Sydney's Irish import Brid Stack is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a neck fracture in a tackle during an AFLW practice match.
  • Mon, Jan 18, 2021
    The future of West Coast goalsneak Willie Rioli hangs in the balance, with a decision on his alleged urine substitution charge to be handed down within weeks.
  • Mon, Jan 18, 2021
    New North Melbourne coach David Noble previously built up Adelaide and Brisbane and defender Luke McDonald expects him to bring his own style to the Kangaroos.
  • Sat, Jan 16, 2021
    Hawthorn football manager Graham Wright has parted ways with the AFL club and is set to return to Collingwood, where he enjoyed a long playing career.
  • Fri, Jan 15, 2021
    Fremantle defender Hayden Young says it was frustrating to suffer a serious ankle injury last year, but he has learned a lot from the experience.
  • Thu, Jan 14, 2021
    Hawthorn's Jonathon Patton has been hospitalised as the AFL Integrity Unit investigates allegations of his inappropriate sexual conduct on social media.
  • Wed, Jan 13, 2021
    The AFL Integrity Unit is investigating allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct on social media by Hawthorn forward Jonathon Patton.
  • Wed, Jan 13, 2021
    St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton has played just one AFL game since a 2018 heart scare and has stepped away from the Saints' pre-season to consider his future.
  • Mon, Jan 11, 2021
    Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has addressed his marriage breakdown and new relationship with a club staffer as the club's senior players returned to training.
  • Mon, Jan 11, 2021
    Hawthorn's Jonathon Patton has been stood down by the AFL club as it continues its investigation over the forward's alleged lewd behaviour on social media.
  • Mon, Jan 11, 2021
    Richmond vice-captain Jack Riewoldt says the AFL club will continue to support troubled youngster Sydney Stack as he awaits his next court appearance.
  • Wed, Jan 06, 2021
    The Western Bulldogs have started preparations for the 2021 AFL season, with high-profile recruit Adam Treloar joining the full squad for training.
  • Mon, Jan 04, 2021
    Former North Melbourne coach Rhyce Shaw will take on a development role with the Gold Coast Suns in his return to AFL ranks in 2021.
2020 December
  • Wed, Dec 30, 2020
    GWS will spend 14 days in Albury and another 14 in Melbourne to satisfy travel requirements before heading to Western Australia for their AFLW season opener.
  • Sun, Dec 27, 2020
    MCC boss Stuart Fox says there are still hurdles to overcome but is confident the MCG will be ready to host the third Test if required.
  • Wed, Dec 23, 2020
    AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan says the competition's extended broadcast deal will help rebuild club balance sheets within four years, after financial hits in 2020.
  • Sun, Dec 20, 2020
    Months after being involved in a fight outside a Gold Coast strip club, Richmond's Sydney Stack is in trouble again for allegedly breaking WA's COVID-19 laws.
  • Fri, Dec 18, 2020
    AFL clubs GWS and Sydney have given their players leave to get back to their families interstate amid concerns for the growing northern beaches COVID cluster.
  • Fri, Dec 18, 2020
    The financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been brutal to the AFL's Sydney Swans, who have recorded a net loss of more than $6 million.
  • Thu, Dec 17, 2020
    AFL grand finalists Geelong will get the 2021 pre-season competition underway when they host Essendon at Kardinia Park on February 18.
  • Wed, Dec 16, 2020
    Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron backed Stephen Coniglio to become a top AFL captain after the midfielder struggled in his first season in the role.
  • Tue, Dec 15, 2020
    Western Bulldogs and former Richmond forward Sam Lloyd has retired after 89 AFL games and 114 goals that includes his infamous post-siren matchwinner in 2016.
  • Tue, Dec 15, 2020
    Hawthorn champion Shaun Burgoyne has hit out at the AFL after league boss Gillon McLachlan apologised to Indigenous players about its bungled vaccine program.
  • Fri, Dec 11, 2020
    Carlton and Collingwood will kick off the 2021 AFLW season, while there will be full Indigenous and Pride rounds in the competition for the first time.
  • Thu, Dec 10, 2020
    Adelaide's recruiting manager says picking a batch of South Australian AFL draftees is good fortune rather than a plan to overlook players from interstate.
  • Thu, Dec 10, 2020
    West Coast forward Daniel Venables hasn't played since suffering a sickening concussion in round nine of 2019, but the Eagles hope his career isn't over.
  • Thu, Dec 10, 2020
    Essendon draftee Archie Perkins' close friend Will Murray had his AFL dream dashed at 14 - but was on hand to support his close mate at Wednesday's draft.
  • Thu, Dec 10, 2020
    Tanner Bruhn attracted plenty of attention with his stony expression when drafted by GWS, but the Geelong local is excited to make his mark at the Giants.
  • Thu, Dec 10, 2020
    Port Adelaide drafted Tyson Goldsack as an AFL rookie more than a year after he retired - while Adelaide redrafted Bryce Gibbs for administrative reasons.
  • Wed, Dec 09, 2020
    Jamarra Ugle-Hagan had Western Bulldogs skipper Marcus Bontempelli to thank for his AFL draft night outfit and the No.1 pick is keen to grow their connection.
  • Wed, Dec 09, 2020
    All the action from the 2020 AFL national draft, where Jamarra Ugle-Hagan was taken by the Western Bulldogs with pick No.1.
  • Tue, Dec 08, 2020
    Josh Mahoney will play a key role in helping Essendon land an AFLW licence after becoming the Bombers' general manager of football.
  • Mon, Dec 07, 2020
    Injury-plagued Essendon captain Dyson Heppell has made a welcome appearance at Bombers training as Ben Rutten officially takes over as their AFL coach.
  • Mon, Dec 07, 2020
    Collingwood's 2010 premiership captain Nick Maxwell will step into the Magpies' soon-to-be vacant football manager role, replacing Geoff Walsh.
  • Mon, Dec 07, 2020
    Braydon Preuss isn't keen to hop in the ring with Shane Mumford but boxing fitness sessions with his new AFL teammate have been an ideal start to life at GWS.
  • Sat, Dec 05, 2020
    Prospective draftee Connor Downie is determined be an ambassador for the AFL in China if the classy left-footer is picked up in next week's draft.
  • Sat, Dec 05, 2020
    Collingwood premiership player Tyson Goldsack is hoping to secure an AFL lifeline after nominating for the draft, two years after last playing at the top-level.
  • Fri, Dec 04, 2020
    AFL draft prospect Oliver Henry is ready to resume his backyard duels with older brother - Geelong defender Jack Henry - if he's drafted to a rival club.
  • Fri, Dec 04, 2020
    Adelaide national recruiting manager Hamish Ogilvie insists the Crows won't be swayed by Riley Thilthorpe's local factor when deciding their No.1 draft pick.
  • Thu, Dec 03, 2020
    Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs have been haggling over who pays for star midfielder Adam Treloar's AFL contract, but the dispute is nearing a conclusion.
  • Thu, Dec 03, 2020
    Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon is stepping away from the AFL club after a second stint which proved to be just as successful as the first.
  • Thu, Dec 03, 2020
    Top AFL draft prospect Elijah Hollands says his father Ben's own difficult AFL journey has given him the perspective and drive to succeed at the top level.
  • Thu, Dec 03, 2020
    Jack Macrae is a premiership winner and two-time All-Australian with the Western Bulldogs, but that doesn't stop him being sledged by a potential AFL draftee.
  • Wed, Dec 02, 2020
    Brianna Davey and Steph Chiocci have been named co-captains of Collingwood's AFLW 2021 team, while ex-Australia netball captain Sharni Layton is their deputy.
  • Wed, Dec 02, 2020
    AFL talent guru Kevin 'Shifter' Sheehan believes clubs will look to snatch talls early in Wednesday night's draft, with Jamara Ugle-Hagan touted to go at No.1
  • Wed, Dec 02, 2020
    Jamarra Ugle-Hagan isn't fazed by comparisons to Lance Franklin as Adelaide prepare to bid their No.1 pick on the Western Bulldogs academy prospect.
  • Tue, Dec 01, 2020
    Retired Adelaide utility Bryce Gibbs says the Crows' 2018 pre-season camp was a disaster which eroded trust between players and staffers at the AFL club.
  • Tue, Dec 01, 2020
    Adelaide veteran David Mackay will have surgery on a troublesome left knee but the Crows expect he'll be cleared to start AFL pre-season training in January.
2020 November
  • Mon, Nov 30, 2020
    The Sydney Swans have parted ways with young player Elijah Taylor, who will be sentenced in December for the aggravated assault of his ex-girlfriend.
  • Wed, Nov 25, 2020
    Lachie Hunter endured a difficult 2020 AFL season on a personal front and coach Luke Beveridge says the Western Bulldogs need to wrap their arms around him.
  • Wed, Nov 25, 2020
    Contracted midfielder Josh Dunkley's recent AFL trade request is water under the bridge for the Western Bulldogs, according to coach Luke Beveridge.
  • Tue, Nov 24, 2020
    Star Carlton forward Tayla Harris has declared the Blues have returned to AFLW training in "dangerous" form and are primed for the 2021 season.
  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020
    AFL premiership coach Paul Roos is set to fill a wide-ranging off-field role at North Melbourne, working with the club's football department and executive.
  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020
    Sydney's Colin O'Riordan has helped Tipperary to their first Munster Gaelic football title since 1935, beating Magpie Mark Keane's Cork in the final.
  • Fri, Nov 20, 2020
    The AFL is hoping to avoid sending women's footballers into quarantine hubs but the league concedes it is an option for the 2021 AFLW season.
  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020
    The AFL has come under fire for treating second-tier players like "lab rats" by imposing an experimental rule change on the VFL and East Coast competition.
  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020
    The AFL national draft will follow the Brownlow Medal's lead when it is held as an entirely virtual event broadcast on television this year.
  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020
    The AFL has ruled out keeping 16-minute quarters next season after the duration of games was slashed in 2020 to manage the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020
    The AFL has announced three rule tweaks designed to promote attacking football and will trial another possible change in a second-tier competition next year.
  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020
    North Melbourne list manager Scott Clayton says the Kangaroos are keen to utilise Jaidyn Stephenson's flexibility after his arrival from Collingwood.
  • Mon, Nov 16, 2020
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said the Magpies were concerned about how being in a long-distance relationship would affect Adam Treloar's AFL career.
  • Mon, Nov 16, 2020
    Jaidyn Stephenson is already looking forward to taking on Collingwood next season after being offloaded to North Melbourne during the AFL trade period.
  • Sun, Nov 15, 2020
    St Kilda recruit and childhood Saints fan Jack Higgins feels like a new draftee after arriving at the club in a trade deal from AFL powerhouse Richmond.
  • Sun, Nov 15, 2020
    Collingwood boss Mark Anderson admits "salary cap pressure was certainly a key part of the decision" to offload four players during the AFL trade period.
  • Fri, Nov 13, 2020
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said he has never had a worse day in football than having to let four players go on the final day of the AFL trade period.
  • Fri, Nov 13, 2020
    Star Geelong AFL recruit Jeremy Cameron says he battled for weeks with the decision to leave Greater Western Sydney to continue his career back in Victoria.
  • Fri, Nov 13, 2020
    The Western Bulldogs have hung onto premiership player Josh Dunkley and added star Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar during a bumper AFL trade period.
  • Fri, Nov 13, 2020
    Adam Treloar was stunned to be told by Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley that he was unwanted by senior players at the AFL club before his bombshell AFL trade.
  • Thu, Nov 12, 2020
    Collingwood cleared out four players, including Adam Treloar and former Rising Star winner Jaidyn Stephenson, in the final hours of the AFL trade period.
  • Thu, Nov 12, 2020
    Dashing Carlton AFL recruit Adam Saad is happy to play a lockdown role when required and says a desire for a fresh start was behind his call to leave Essendon.
  • Wed, Nov 11, 2020
    Former Brisbane and Melbourne ruckman Stefan Martin is relishing the prospect of working in tandem with emerging Western Bulldogs star Tim English.
  • Tue, Nov 10, 2020
    Braydon Preuss has found a new AFL home at Greater Western Sydney, who in turn are negotiating a trade deal for star forward Jeremy Cameron with Geelong.
  • Mon, Nov 09, 2020
    Out-of-contract players are anxiously waiting on the AFL to hand down its decision on list sizes, with the process dragging out longer than anyone imagined.
  • Mon, Nov 09, 2020
    Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir says he actually enjoyed hub life this year, and he expects the club to be scheduled for extended road trips in the future.
  • Mon, Nov 09, 2020
    Geelong have offered Greater Western Sydney two first-round picks in next month's AFL national draft in exchange for star forward Jeremy Cameron.
  • Sun, Nov 08, 2020
    Thursday's AFL trade period deadline looms large with a host of stars, including GWS key forward Jeremy Cameron, yet to secure their playing futures.
  • Sat, Nov 07, 2020
    Greater Western Sydney want Essendon to cough up a first-round AFL draft pick for Jye Caldwell while they would still "love" to keep Jeremy Cameron.
  • Fri, Nov 06, 2020
    Fremantle football operations manager Peter Bell said they won't trade Adam Cerra or Andrew Brayshaw in a bid to land Logan McDonald in the draft.
  • Fri, Nov 06, 2020
    Former Melbourne defender Ryan Ferguson has been named Richmond's new AFLW coach, replacing the dumped Tom Hunter after last season's winless campaign.
  • Thu, Nov 05, 2020
    St Kilda got plenty of value from their recruits this season and free agency signing Brad Crouch says that helped him settle on the Saints as his new AFL club.
  • Wed, Nov 04, 2020
    Adelaide midfielder Brad Crouch has become a St Kilda player after the Crows elected not to match the Saints' mammoth AFL offer for the restricted free agent.
  • Wed, Nov 04, 2020
    Essendon admit their attempt to lure midfielder Josh Dunkley is becoming "awkward", with the Western Bulldogs determined to keep the premiership player.
  • Wed, Nov 04, 2020
    Collingwood list boss Ned Guy claims it would be "inappropriate" to talk about reports the Magpies are seeking to offload contracted star Adam Treloar.
  • Tue, Nov 03, 2020
    Geelong and Greater Western Sydney's dealings over gun forward Jeremy Cameron will take centre stage when the AFL trade period kicks off on Wednesday.
  • Mon, Nov 02, 2020
    Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has addressed Adam Treloar's future at the AFL club, calling some of the reporting around the midfielder "disrespectful".
  • Mon, Nov 02, 2020
    Kangaroos forward Ben Brown has requested an AFL trade to Melbourne while Fremantle have agreed to trade forward Jesse Hogan to Greater Western Sydney.
  • Sun, Nov 01, 2020
    High-profile Carlton signing Zac Williams says he is not fazed by question marks over his lucrative long-term AFL contract after leaving Greater Western Sydney.
  • Sun, Nov 01, 2020
    St Kilda have lodged their offer for Adelaide restricted free agent Brad Crouch with the Crows having three days to consider matching the Saints' AFL deal.
2020 October
  • Fri, Oct 30, 2020
    The Brisbane Lions have snared former Bomber Joe Daniher as an AFL free agent, with Essendon receiving a first-round compensation draft pick.
  • Fri, Oct 30, 2020
    Assistant coach Joel Corey was let go by the Western Bulldogs earlier this year as part of cost-cutting measures, but he has found a new home at Fremantle.
  • Thu, Oct 29, 2020
    In his 10th season at Geelong, experienced midfielder Cameron Guthrie has claimed the club's AFL best and fairest award.
  • Thu, Oct 29, 2020
    Port Adelaide have announced Matthew Richardson as the club's next CEO, replacing Keith Thomas who finishes up this week after more than nine years in the role.
  • Wed, Oct 28, 2020
    If Adelaide don't receive pick No.2 as free agency compensation for Brad Crouch, the Crows are set to match St Kilda's contract offer to the midfielder.
  • Wed, Oct 28, 2020
    Former Melbourne captain Nathan Jones will play on with the Demons for a 16th AFL season and is a chance to break the club's games record next year.