Archive for Category: "AFL"

Disgust at Hawkes captain Hodge avoiding penalty for drink driving

Disgust at Hawkes captain Hodge avoiding penalty for drink driving

Luke Hodge was caught drink driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.068, fined $450 and docked 10 demerit points. So why is he avoiding any internal punishment from Hawthorn? The AFL have been involved in many campaigns for the responsible consumption of alcohol. Yet time and time again, players seem to be flouting the rules and making a mockery of these campaigns, AMELIA McMAHON writes.

AFL to make enquiries into the Adelaide Crows Football Club and Eddie Betts

AFL to make enquiries into the Adelaide Crows Football Club and Eddie Betts

The AFL will be making enquiries into the Adelaide Crows Football Club and Eddie Betts following shocking statements from Mick Malthouse. AMELIA McMAHON reports.

Carlton’s trouble runs far deeper than the coach

Carlton’s trouble runs far deeper than the coach

Malthouse was stubborn till the bitter end, but who is really to blame for Carlton’s position? AMELIA McMAHON writes in response to the sacking of Carlton coach Mick Malthouse.

Mick Malthouse sacked as Carlton coach

Mick Malthouse sacked as Carlton coach

Mick Malthouse has been sacked from AFL club Carlton. AMELIA McMAHON reports.

The fight to be premiership favourites

The fight to be premiership favourites

Port Adelaide remains two games plus percentage clear at the top of the ladder after a 70 point thrashing of St Kilda last weekend. The Power is now focusing on another high-pressure game against Sydney at the SCG this Saturday, WRITES JOANNA FLEMING.

Sports injuries: just a part of the game?

Sports injuries: just a part of the game?

It’s common knowledge that contact sports can result in rather serious injuries; but should this expectation extend to amateur contact sports? FLETCHER DOHERTY reports.

AFL helping to kick constitutional goals for Indigenous Australians

AFL helping to kick constitutional goals for Indigenous Australians

Ten years after the inaugural Dreamtime event at the MCG, the Australian Football League is increasing its support of Indigenous Australians by teaming up with Indigenous awareness group ‘Recognise’, WRITES TOM NANCARROW.

Power SupPORTing the Community

Power SupPORTing the Community

Port Adelaide aren’t just about playing football. They ensure they get amongst the community that supports them and give back, CASEY GREGORY writes.

Crows Reserves provides new opportunities for young players

Crows Reserves provides new opportunities for young players

Adelaide Crows reserves have now settled into the SANFL, to mixed opinion and results, and mixed results, FLETCHER DOHERTY writes.

No more winning or losing for AFL juniors

No more winning or losing for AFL juniors

The AFL last week revealed drastic and controversial rule changes for junior AFL competitions in an effort to encourage enjoyment of the sport, rather than a desire to win, JOANNA FLEMING reports.