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ASADA face snag before AFL hearings

ASADA could take Supreme Court action in a desperate bid to ensure two key witnesses testify at the Essendon AFL anti-doping hearings. It has emerged that ASADA is unable to guarantee that Shane Charter and Nima Alavi will give evidence at the...

Grimes stands down as Melbourne co-captain

Jack Grimes has stood down as co-captain of AFL club Melbourne, opening the way for Nathan Jones to assume sole possession of the skipper’s role in 2015. Grimes says it was a difficult decision, having shared the captaincy since 2012, when he...

AFL awards scholarship to Hayes

Much-admired St Kilda star Lenny Hayes will have a kick-start to the next phase of his AFL life. The league has announced he is the latest recipient of the Ron Evans Scholarship. Hayes, who ended his 297-game playing career at the end of this...

Another Long to join Bombers in AFL

Essendon have kept alive one of their proudest names with Jake Long, the son of Michael, to join the AFL club. The 18-year-old will join the Bombers on Wednesday as a pre-listed rookie under the father-son rule. Veteran Michael, who won two...

Swans begin AFL pre-season training

Sydney co-captain Kieran Jack says the Swans will use their AFL grand final humiliation as motivation to go one better in 2015. The Swans chose the worst possible time to turn in their most disappointing performance of the year, going down by 67...

Two Metre Peter joins Suns in AFL

Two Metre Peter will be right at home among Gold Coast’s tall timber in the AFL. The Suns felt 203cm ruckman Peter Wright was simply too good a player not to pick when he was still available at No.8 in Thursday night’s national...

AFL sliding doors work for Saints

St Kilda will claim two of the better sliding doors moments in AFL draft history if Paddy McCartin and Hugh Goddard fulfil their undoubted potential. The Saints are rapt to have secured McCartin with the No.1 pick in Thursday night’s national...

Demons pledge AFL patience with kids

Melbourne coach Paul Roos has pledged patience as the Demons try to make AFL messiahs out of Christian Patrecca and Angus Brayshaw. After St Kilda took Paddy McCartin with the No.1 pick in Thursday night’s draft, Melbourne used the second and...

Saints enjoy big AFL draft

Paddy McCartin and Hugh Goddard could prove St Kilda’s version of the boom 2004 draft that helped set up Hawthorn for AFL domination. After weeks of speculation, the Saints used the No.1 pick at Thursday night’s draft on the Gold Coast...

Cats pounce on Cockatoo at AFL draft

Even after a full season of football, taking on the mantle of Geelong’s first top 10 AFL draft pick since Joel Selwood in 2006 would carry a burden of expectation. Instead, Nakia Cockatoo heads to the Cats having played just one match in 2014...

McCartin to lead the new Saints in AFL

Paddy McCartin is now the face of the rebuild at AFL strugglers St Kilda. As expected, the Saints used the No.1 pick at the national draft to recruit the 18-year-old key forward. The bottom side this season did exhaustive research on who they would...

McCartin is AFL top draft pick

St Kilda have named key forward Paddy McCartin as the No.1 pick in this year’s AFL national draft. There had been considerable speculation for several weeks about who the Saints would take, with their choice coming down to McCartin and...