Geelong has the oldest list in the AFL, and the Cats are making it clear their younger players will have to fight for their spot in the team.Read More »
Fremantle star Nat Fyfe will miss the start of the AFL club's pre-season training block after undergoing further surgery to repair his injured right shoulder.Fyfe underwent season-ending reconstructive surgery in late July and had recently "plateaued" in his recovery, according to Dockers football manager Peter Bell.
Australian hockey legend and lifelong Port Adelaide fan Juliet Haslam will be the architect of the Power's entry into the AFLW.The two-time Olympic gold medallist has been appointed as the head of the Port program ahead of them joining the AFLW in 2023.
Gold Coast chief executive Mark Evans expects the club to contend for a first-ever AFL finals appearance next season as he weighs up the future of coach Stuart Dew.The Suns have been repeatedly linked to a play for coaching legend Alastair Clarkson, who is taking a year off in 2022 after leaving Hawthorn.
Geelong has sought out Ross Lyon for advice but the former St Kilda and Fremantle coach will not be joining the Cats in an AFL role.Lyon was among a number of experienced people new Geelong chief executive Steve Hocking has spoken to as he stamps his mark at the club.
Melbourne are poised to show off their first AFL premiership cup in 57 years to adoring fans at the MCG in early December.The Demons are hoping to stage an event at their home ground to celebrate September's drought-breaking grand final victory over the Western Bulldogs.
Departing veteran Easton Wood has backed the Western Bulldogs' defensive unit to play a key role in keeping the AFL club firmly in flag contention next year.Wood announced his retirement on Friday, leaving a significant hole in a back line that was repeatedly questioned by critics - including coaching legend Mick Malthouse - throughout 2021.
Star West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui says it will be interesting to see what happens to the careers of AFL and AFLW players who refuse to be vaccinated in the coming months.The AFL released its long-awaited vaccination policy on Thursday, and all AFL and AFLW players will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-February or they will be barred from playing and training.
Darcy Tucker has set his sights on locking down a wing berth after re-signing with Fremantle for the next two AFL seasons.Tucker was linked to a move back to his home state of Victoria during the trade period before deciding to commit to Fremantle until the end of 2023.
Western Bulldogs premiership captain Easton Wood says a rapid decline in his physical capabilities and fear of letting down the AFL club were the driving factors behind his surprise retirement.Wood, who famously skippered the Bulldogs' fairytale 2016 flag triumph, still had one season left to run on his contract and could have pushed on, with the 2021 runners-up well placed to challenge again next year.
All AFL and AFLW players will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-February or they will be barred from playing and training.The AFL has released its long-awaited vaccination policy, with clubs to ultimately determine action on staff who refuse the jab.
Veteran North Melbourne recruiter Scott Clayton believes Jason Horne-Francis is as talented as former No.1 AFL draft picks Luke Hodge and Nick Riewoldt.
Star Hawthorn forward Jack Gunston has made an excellent recovery from surgery to repair a niggling back issue and is set to bounce back in 2022.The three-time AFL premiership player was restricted to just one game last season, after winning his first Hawks best-and-fairest award in 2020.
Retired AFL star Eddie Betts is making a comeback of sorts, joining Northern Territory club Palmerston for a guest stint.The 34-year-old Indigenous champion will undertake community work in the NT over the coming weeks while playing an as-yet unspecified number of games for the Magpies.
Electric Carlton teenager Mimi Hill is attacking her recovery from an ACL injury better than anyone Blues AFLW coach Daniel Harford has ever seen.After being taken by the Blues with pick 12 in the 2020 draft, Hill made an impressive start to her AFLW career.
Carlton's women's squad is almost entirely vaccinated against COVID-19 as the AFL prepares to release its long-awaited vaccination policy.All Blues AFLW players and staff have had at least one jab, with the majority already receiving two, after recently beginning pre-season training.
Richmond have refuted 'inflammatory allegations' about the club's medical staff at a coronial investigation. Read the details here.
Richmond have responded to "inflammatory allegations" made against the AFL club's medical staff during a coronial investigation into the death of Shane Tuck.The former Tigers player died last year aged 38 after battling mental health issues.
Former St Kilda coach Grant Thomas believes the club isn't serious about contending for a premiership, calling for big changes at Moorabbin. Read more here.
Former St Kilda coach Grant Thomas has unloaded on the Saints, calling on the AFL club to "get serious" about breaking their 55-year premiership drought.Thomas, who led St Kilda from 2001 to 2006, has endorsed a bid by influential Saints figure Larry Benge to join the club's board.
Collingwood dynamo Jordan De Goey is looking to Christian Petracca's rise to superstar status for inspiration as he attempts to enter his eighth AFL season in the best shape of his career.Explosive midfielder/forwards Petracca and De Goey were Vic Metro under-18 teammates and taken at picks No.
Tom McDonald has lashed out over mandatory vaccines amid Deni Varnhagen's refusal to get the Covid-19 jab. Read all the details here.
Adelaide midfielder Matt Crouch has had more surgery on a groin injury which wrecked his 2021.Crouch, who didn't play in the AFL premiership season, underwent another operation on Monday with the Crows uncertain when he will run again.
An AFLW player with a background in nursing has become the first player to publicly reveal their anti-vaccination status. Read more here.
Richmond defender Sydney Stack has signed a one-season contract extension after winning back the trust of his teammates and coaches.But North Melbourne have made the surprise decision to delist veteran defender Shaun Atley.