Afl News

Hubs possible in all states: AFL

EVERY state remains a contender to host quarantine hubs when the AFL restarts, league boss Gillon McLachlan says. Hubs are almost certain to be a requirement if the AFL season resumes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with a return date to be confirmed as soon as next week. “The guys are, or will...

Dogs suspend Hunter

WESTERN Bulldogs have suspended Lachie Hunter for four AFL games and fined him $5000 over his alleged drink-driving incident, while he has stepped down from the club’s vice-captaincy and leadership...

Walsh backs draft age

FOR every Sam Walsh that slots into the AFL seamlessly, there are plenty of young draftees who take more time to reach that level in their development. But last year’s runaway...

Danger warming to hubs

AFL Players Association president Patrick Dangerfield says he’s coming around to the concept of quarantine hubs as a way to resume the 2020 season. The Geelong superstar initially vetoed the idea...

Garner named AFLPA MVP

NORTH Melbourne AFLW star Jasmine Garner has claimed the AFL Players’ Association most valuable player award as she continues to reap the benefits of her move into the midfield. The 25-year-old was...

Detailed restart plans needed

The AFL season can’t restart until it demonstrates how it intends to play games amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria’s chief health officer says. Brett Sutton has been in regular discussions with...

Dog fined for COVID-19 breach

WESTERN Bulldogs young gun Bailey Smith has been fined by police for breaching COVID-19 restrictions as the AFL club attempts to get to the bottom of vice- captain’s Lachie Hunter’s wild...

Drink driving Dog

WESTERN Bulldogs vice-captain Lachie Hunter is alleged to have been involved in crashes with several cars in Melbourne. Police were called to Middle Park about 8.45pm on Thursday following reports a...

Resumption date coming

AFL chief Gillon McLachlan is adamant the league will be able to deliver definitive details around the competition’s resumption date by the end of April. Despite an ever-changing landscape amid the...

Scott pushes for midweek games

PREMIERSHIP coach Chris Scott has floated playing games every night of the week even when the AFL recovers from the financial carnage caused by COVID-19. AFL legend Kevin Sheedy has suggested expanding...

Dons won’t seek AFL funds

ESSENDON won’t seek AFL financial assistance, believing the club’s independence would be partly compromised by receiving funding from the league. The Bombers have joined clubs including Adelaide, Collingwood, West Coast, Hawthorn and...