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Long says racism much rarer in AFL

30 May 2014

Michael Long, who has done more than anyone to address the issue of racism in Australia’s only indigenous football code, says even though there is no room for complacency, the fight is being won. In the lead-up to this weekend’s annual indigenous round, it was revealed that Australian of the Year and two-time Brownlow medallist […]

Cats far too good in AFL: Scott

25 May 2014

Despite watching North Melbourne hit back to get within striking distance of Geelong in last night’s 20-point AFL loss at Simonds Stadium, Brad Scott wasn’t fooled. He reckoned it would have been daylight robbery had the Kangaroos somehow found a way to get over the line. “We had 17 (forward-50) entries in the last quarter […]

Cats beat Kangaroos by 20 points

24 May 2014

Several of Geelong’s biggest names stood tall as the Cats withstood a late North Melbourne rally to record a 20-point victory in the AFL match at Simonds Stadium on Friday night. The home team dictated terms for much of the match, only for the Kangaroos to get within 16 points late in the final term. […]

Thousands attend Hafey's funeral at MCG

20 May 2014

As his beloved wife Maureen noted, Tom Hafey was not a religious man in the conventional sense. His religion was football – of the Australian rules variety. As such, where else to hold the funeral for Richmond’s greatest-ever coach and one of the sport’s legendary figures than the MCG – the scene of his four […]

Cats look forward to tackling Dockers

Cats look forward to tackling Dockers

14 May 2014

Geelong coach Chris Scott fully understands the theatre surrounding the Cats’ modern-day AFL rivalry with Fremantle. Given Scott’s combative nature as player during a 213-game career with Brisbane, it’s probably fair to assume he rather enjoys the byplay. It’s just that he doesn’t believe it will play any meaningful role in deciding who actually wins […]

ASC releases report card on Australian sports

4 Apr 2014

Netball and lawn bowls are the only two of the 18 sports being contested by Australia at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games to earn an “above target” high-performance ranking by the Australian Sports Commission. The ASC has publicly released a report card for the first time, giving each sport which receives annual funding from the federal […]

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