• Grovedale junior James Tsitas has joined Geelong's VFL squad after two years at North Ballarat. Picture: AL PACKER

    Cats look to their own backyard

    GEELONG’s focus on developing ‘quality home-grown’ talent through its VFL program has seen the Cats secure four highly-rated youngsters. Geelong Falcons pair Will Sexton and Harrison Kol have joined the Cats...

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    Suns have matured, says Eade

    THE days of drug scandals, broken drinking bans and questions over leadership are over on the Gold Coast, according to Suns coach Rodney Eade, who says his side has matured considerably...

  • GDFL president Neville Whitley arrives at last week's AFL Barwon restructure meeting. Picture: AL PACKER

    Give us more time – GDFL

    GDFL clubs want an extra six months to respond to the proposed restructure of local football. All 34 local clubs were given until February 29 to have their say on the...

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    Simonds turf works underway

    GEELONG chief Brian Cook says next Friday’s NAB Challenge clash with Collingwood will remain at Simonds Stadium despite work getting underway on replacing a 750m2  patch of turf damaged in a...

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    Baptism of fire for Bolton

    THE first significant on-field step in the big Carlton rebuild takes place in Launceston on Thursday night when the new-look Blues square off against Hawthorn in the opening match of the...

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    Jacobs, Douglas join Crows leaders

    EXPERIENCED Adelaide duo Sam Jacobs and Richard Douglas have been elevated to leadership roles for the Crows’ 2016 AFL campaign. They join Taylor Walker, Rory Sloane, Scott Thompson, Nathan van Berlo...

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    Scott shock at potential Grima comeback

    SUCH was the seriousness of the back injury which forced Nathan Grima into retirement last year that North Melbourne coach Brad Scott admits he was surprised to learn the key defender...

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    Richmond recruit sidelined

    Richmond recruit Chris Yarran won’t be lining up for the Tigers in round one, and could be waiting as long as round eight to make his debut in the yellow and...

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    Clarkson confirms deal

      HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson has signed a three-year contract extension as the challenge looms of regenerating the AFL powerhouse. Clarkson has confirmed speculation of an additional three years, keeping him...

  • Bell Park premiership star Ben Kennedy (pictured) and Jarrod Thompson have joined Torquay. Picture: VICKI KING

    Former Dragons enter Tigers’ lair

    IF Torquay was keen to add some big-game experience to its list as it looks to end a 10-year premiership drought then is hasn’t gone wrong with its two latest signings....

  • Geleong - Patrick Dangerfield

    The lure of Danger

    WITH their lockers so close together, it’s no surprise Geelong youngster George Horlin-Smith has found himself gravitating to Patrick Dangerfield. And he says the former Adelaide star is more than willing...

  • Zac Hopper, pictured in action for Lavington in the Ovens and Murray league, has joined St Mary's. Picture: BORDER MAIL

    Saints add class

    ST Mary’s quest to put a horror 2015 behind it has been boosted by a trio of key signings. The Saints have added Grovedale star Ryley Hall and talented Ovens and...

  • George Horlin-Smith has been one of Geelong's most impressive during pre-season. Picture: AL PACKER

    Repaying the faith, by George

    GEORGE Horlin-Smith doesn’t have to be told there are no guarantees in football. An impressive, uninterrupted pre-season – and the 23-year-old’s has been well documented – doesn’t necessarily translate into automatic...

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    Star Eagle sidelined

    STAR West Coast midfielder Chris Masten looks set to miss the first month of the AFL season after suffering an ankle injury in last weekend’s intraclub practice match. A high sprain...

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    Betting ban for AFL media

    MEMBERS of the AFL media will be banned from betting on games they are working on. New conditions have been added to accreditation for 2016 where media covering a match can’t...

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    AFL get involved with Legends Game

    THE EJ Whitten Legends Games has found a new home on the weekend between Round 23 and the start of the AFL finals. Following the split between the EJ Whitten Foundation...

  • CDFL - Sean O'Neill (Colac Herald)

    Tigers top-up with talent

    THE return of Sean O’Neill is among a number of handy signings confirmed by GDFL club Thomson. O’Neill, who last played with the Tigers in 2012, has spent the last three...

  • Torquay recruit Brendan Peace has suffered a season-ending knee injury. Picture: BALLARAT COURIER

    Tiger blow

      TORQUAY recruit Brendan Peace will miss the 2016 BFL season after scans revealed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. Peace, who had joined the Tigers from Ballarat league club Redan last...

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    Concussion sidelines Lion indefinitely

    The AFL future of Justin Clarke is up in the air after the Brisbane Lions defender was sidelined indefinitely due to ongoing concussion issues. Lions football manager Matt Francis said the...

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    McVeigh to make Swans coaching debut

    SYDNEY co-captain Jarrad McVeigh will make his first move towards a coaching career on Saturday, taking the reins for the Swans’ NAB Challenge match against Port Adelaide. In a club first,...

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    Murphy to lead Blues again

    MARC Murphy has been reappointed as Carlton captain for a fourth successive AFL season as the Blues look to rebuild under new coach Brendon Bolton. Carlton have overhauled the remainder of...

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    Power go retro to mark 20 years

    PORT Adelaide will go retro to open 2016 The Power, who are entering their 20th season in the AFL, will wear a replica of the jumper they wore against Collingwood in...

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    New deal for uncapped Roo

    NORTH Melbourne draftee Ryan Clarke hasn’t played an AFL game, but he’s done enough already to earn a one-year contract extension. Taken with pick 31 from TAC Cup club Eastern Ranges,...

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    Cats to add eight to Hall of Fame

    GEELONG will use next week’s season launch to induct eight club greats into its Hall of Fame. A player automatically qualifies by playing 200 games (including pre-season matches) or by meeting...

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    Malthouse up for mentoring banned Dons 34

    LEGENDARY AFL coach Mick Malthouse says he has a proposal to coach the banned past and present Essendon players through their year-long suspension away from their clubs. The banned players, found...

  • After missing all of 2015 through injury, Damien McMahon is a youngster St Mary's is hoping will step-up this year. Picture: AL PACKER

    Young Saints ready to tackle 2016

    BRYCE Vincent is well aware success at junior level doesn’t necessarily translate to senior success in the GFL. The St Mary’s co-coach has seen the Saints dominate the Colts Division 1...

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