ABC Grandstand Sportsdesk

Transgender footballer ruled ineligible for AFLW draft

3 hours 41 sec ago

Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey plays in the ACT women's competition but the AFL rules her ineligible to nominate for Wednesday's AFLW draft.

Steven Motlop the latest player to join the Power

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:17am

Port Adelaide's focus on the free agent market continues to bear fruit, as the Power secure the services of Geelong's Steven Motlop.

Dockers star Johnson was trying to defend wife in kebab shop fight, court told

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:43am

Fremantle defender Michael Johnson was trying to protect his wife when the AFL player punched a man in the face after being recorded dropping his pants in a kebab shop queue, a court hears.

AFLNT to appeal against O'hAilpin headbutting decision

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:59am

The AFL's governing body in the Northern Territory will appeal against a tribunal's decision to find Aisake O'hAilpin not guilty of a serious misconduct charge that would have killed off his semi-professional career.

Footy bosses intervene after women's team encouraged to strip off

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:27am

The AFL's peak body in New South Wales steps in after a complaint female players at a regional club were pressured to run around in their underwear during post-season celebrations.

Demons strike AFL deal for Crows' Lever

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:45pm

Adelaide Crows defender Jake Lever will join Melbourne after the Demons agreed to part with two first-round AFL draft picks.

Rockliff's Power move from Lions confirmed

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:09am

Tom Rockliff will line up for Port Adelaide next season, after the Power confirmed the experienced Lions midfielder had signed on.

Ex-AFL diversity manager pleads guilty over punching local football player

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:48am

Ali Fahour pleads guilty to recklessly causing injury after hitting a player during a suburban football game and knocking him unconscious.

Police investigate photo featuring topless woman with Tigers' AFL premiership medal

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 8:30pm

Victoria Police confirms it is investigating the distribution of an image showing a topless woman wearing a 2017 AFL premiership medal, which the woman has reportedly described as revenge pornography.

Power's Angus Monfries announces AFL retirement

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:36am

After struggling to recover top form this season, Port Adelaide's Angus Monfries announces he is hanging up his AFL boots.

Port Adelaide's Robbie Gray diagnosed with testicular cancer

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 9:11pm

Port Adelaide star forward Robbie Gray will undergo "precautionary chemotherapy" after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

New anti-doping boss takes diplomatic line with AFL

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:28pm

Just days into his new job, ASADA boss David Sharpe is taking a surprisingly diplomatic stance on AFL and the Essendon supplements scandal but says establishing an independent tribunal is "absolutely a requirement".

AFLW has changed footy for the better, says Kelli Underwood

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 6:15pm

The 2017 AFL season was one to remember, and according to ABC Grandstand commentator Kelli Underwood, the rise of the AFLW will continue to boost the game.

AFLW has changed footy for the better, says Kellie Underwood

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 6:15pm

The 2017 AFL season was one to remember, and according to ABC Grandstand commentator Kelli Underwood, the rise of the AFLW will continue to boost the game.

Suns unveil Stuart Dew as new AFL coach

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 9:41pm

The Gold Coast Suns sign former dual-premiership player Stuart Dew as their new senior coach, replacing the sacked Rodney Eade.

Darwin AFL coach hopes to take his player performance software global

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:55am

Four-time premiership coach of the St Mary's Football Club Rick Nolan created his own software to track players' performances four years ago, and now has his sights set on China, Europe, and the US.

Adelaide Crow Jake Lever tells club he wants to return to Victoria

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:10am

Out-of-contract defender Jake Lever tells the Adelaide Football Club he wishes to join a Victorian club in 2018.

Social media 'cowards' unleash hell against Crows players

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:21pm

Anonymous online trolls targeting Adelaide Crows players over their grand final performance are "fundamentally cowards", Beyond Blue founder Jeff Kennett says.

'It would mean something big': NT AFL draft hopeful dreams of national selection

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:47pm

Adam Sambono, 20, is in Melbourne hoping he'll stand out at the national combine. If he's selected in the AFL draft, he'll be the first player to represent his remote Aboriginal community of Nauiyu on a national stage.

Tassie women hoping for big break at AFLW draft combine

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:14am

Four Tasmanians will be among the 50 hopefuls vying taking part in the AFLW draft combine in Melbourne, including Daria Bannister who is regarded as the state's best chance to be picked.