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AFL issues unreserved apology for failings over Adam Goodes saga

AFL admits it let down the Sydney Swans star over booingGillon McLachlan admits he was wrong not to call it racistThe Australian Football League and all 18 clubs have apologised to Adam Goodes for their “failures” during the last months of his career, …

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AFL club bosses to watch Adam Goodes documentary

Film on agenda for meeting of club chief executivesThe Final Quarter covers end of former player’s careerClub bosses will have a private screening of an upcoming documentary about Adam Goodes as the AFL braces itself for the fallout once it is released…

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Toddler rescued by Aussie Rules player after running on to pitch during match – video

A two-year-old girl was rescued by a player after she ran on to the field during an association Aussie Rules match. St Bernard’s Alex McLeod told foxfooty.com.au that the incident during their defeat to the Old Melburnians was ‘one of th…

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Steven May escapes AFL club punishment after ‘poor decision’ to go drinking

Melbourne recruit dealing with ‘personal issues’Frustration of injury led to defender’s actionsMelbourne recruit Steven May has avoided a club sanction for drinking while injured with the AFL club revealing the key defender is dealing with some “person…

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Sport is more important than ever after spate of AFL fan violence | Craig Little

Ugly crowd incidents are hardly a new phenomenon, but what we saw on the weekend feels as if it’s powered by something elseSaturday afternoon will long live in the memory of staunch Melbourne fan, Jon Amos, who was embraced by his favourite player Jame…

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Jack Steven takes another AFL break to manage mental health

St Kilda unsure of when player will returnSteven one of several big names to be granted leaveSt Kilda star Jack Steven will take another extended AFL break to manage his mental health, with the club unsure when he will return. The 29-year-old also had …

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New AFL role points to progress in acceptance of mental health issues | Justin Robertson

The AFL’s shifting mindset towards wellbeing dives into a larger movement in sport and beyondIn late February Jack Steven stood up in front of his St Kilda teammates and told them he was taking time away from the club to deal with mental health issues….

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Anzac Day AFL game: Essendon v Collingwood – live!

Updates from the Anzac Day clash from the MCGThoughts? Join the conversation via email or @rrjparkin 8.46am BST Goal – Pies! Essendon 10.9 (69) v Collingwood 10.12 (72) DaniherHello, hello! Anything you can do, I can do better! And does he fancy it tod…

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Apologetic Dustin Martin fined by AFL for offensive gestures

Richmond star hit with $7,500 fineMartin admits behaviour was ‘not a good look’Dustin Martin has apologised for the offensive hand gestures he made during the weekend’s game against Greater Western Sydney that resulted in a $7,500 fine for the Richmond…

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NRL and AFL clubs called out for ‘toxic’ alcohol advertising deals

Only Melbourne Storm and Western Bulldogs don’t accept money from drinks industry, report findsA new study has highlighted the extent to which alcohol advertising is ingrained within Australia’s two major football codes, with concerns raised about the …

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Eddie McGuire is too frequently bringing shame and embarrassment to Collingwood | Paul Daley

Casual, unintended discrimination has the very same impact as the intentionalEddie McGuire could tell you that successful football clubs, like most enduring political parties, stand on history, myth and memory – handed down supporter to supporter, fath…

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Collingwood’s Mason Cox escapes ban at AFL tribunal

Magpies ruckman fined $3,000 for rough conductFree to play in grand final rematch against EaglesCollingwood giant Mason Cox will play in their AFL grand final rematch against West Coast after his one-game suspension was downgraded to a fine. After a le…

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Collingwood’s Mason Cox escapes ban at AFL tribunal

Magpies ruckman fined $3,000 for rough conductFree to play in grand final rematch against EaglesCollingwood giant Mason Cox will play in their AFL grand final rematch against West Coast after his one-game suspension was downgraded to a fine. After a le…

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Richmond ban member found to have racially abused Liam Ryan

Unidentified person reported after online commentsWest Coast release video calling for end to racist abuseRichmond have banned a member for two years after an AFL investigation found the person racially abused Liam Ryan. The unnamed person must underta…

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Liam Ryan racist abuse: West Coast want ‘keyboard cowards’ punished

Forward subjected to racist abuse on social mediaWestern Australian state premier calls comments ‘hateful’The chief executive of Australian Football League champions West Coast Eagles has demanded “hateful, keyboard cowards” be held to account after on…

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New AFL season met as much by relief as love for the game | Craig Little

If the ear-splitting off-season noise is cut through, there is plenty to look forward to in 2019Our game has always been noisy. There are no objective football fans, but plenty of zealous ones with loud opinions based on blind faith – has been from the…

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AFL drug use ‘out of control, says former player Nick Riewoldt

Ex-St Kilda star calls for AFL to remove ‘safety net’Debate over recreational drug policy intensifiesSt Kilda great Nick Riewoldt has poured fuel on the AFL illicit drug debate, calling for a zero-tolerance approach to fix a situation he has labelled “…

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AFLX coin toss to be replaced by rock, paper, scissors

Latest innovation seeks to encourage on-pitch ‘banter’Much-criticised pre-season event takes place on FridayThe much-maligned AFLX competition, which takes place on Friday in Melbourne, will employ a game of rock, paper, scissors instead of the more tr…

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‘Embarrassed’ Carlton player Alex Fasolo fractures arm while wrestling at party

Blues forward tripped on gutter on Australia DayPort Adelaide’s Ollie Wines injured while water skiingEmbarrassed Carlton forward Alex Fasolo is set to miss the start of the AFL season after he fractured an arm while wrestling with friends at a late-ni…

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‘Embarrassed’ Carlton player Alex Fasolo fractures arm while wrestling at party

Blues forward tripped on gutter on Australia DayPort Adelaide’s Ollie Wines injured while water skiingEmbarrassed Carlton forward Alex Fasolo is set to miss the start of the AFL season after he fractured an arm while wrestling with friends at a late-ni…