ABC Grandstand Sportsdesk

GWS Giants leading rise of the 'super club'

10 hours 29 min ago

The GWS Giants are making their presence felt amid the crowded Australian sporting landscape, with franchises in the AFL, AFLW and Super Netball.

Power's Koch threatens Suns over red-and-gold in China

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 11:52pm

Port Adelaide president David Koch repeats his threat that the Gold Coast Suns will not play again in China if they wear red-and-gold jumpers in Shanghai.

Patton repays the faith to re-sign with Giants

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 9:24pm

Jonathon Patton signs on with the GWS Giants to remain at the AFL expansion club through to the 2020 season.

Some women's sports reaching new heights, but others are languishing

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 11:59pm

This year is shaping up to be a memorable year for women in sport — depending on which sport you play.

I'd do it again, says shattered AFLW debutant Kate Sheahan

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 8:33pm

Kate Sheahan accepts her AFLW career could be over after just one minute on the field following a knee injury during her first game for Collingwood.

SA Indigenous juniors coach Harry Miller a leader on and off the field

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 7:32pm

Meet Harry Miller, a former Hawthorn footballer and now the coach of a junior Indigenous team set to make their mark at the AFL Diversity Championships in April.

Crows remain undefeated in AFLW with 23-point win over Freo

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 5:15am

Adelaide keep its unbeaten streak in the AFLW alive with a come from behind 23-point win over the Fremantle Dockers.

Lions remain unbeaten, Pies break duck, Demons beat Blues

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:12pm

Brisbane, Collingwood and Melbourne claim wins in the fourth round of the AFLW as the competition begins to take shape.

Northampton Coach Kingsley Smith

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:56am

Footballers, fans set to swelter in Eagles vs Dockers pre-season derby

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:56am

Over 10,000 footy fans will attend the West Coast's and Fremantle's pre-season clash in sweltering Geraldton.

Record crowds tipped for WA regional AFL derby

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 1:03am

Western Australia's football foes, Fremantle and West Coast, are tipped to play in front of record crowds at this weekend's sold-out pre-season derby in Geraldton.

Ben Cousins refused bail because of 'meth use, risk of reoffending'

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:51am

Former AFL champion Ben Cousins is refused bail in a Perth court after being charged with aggravated stalking of his former partner and the mother of his children, after a magistrate says the risk he will reoffend is too high, given he is a "very heavy meth user".

AFL boss denies misleading Bombers over supplement investigation

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 7:01pm

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says the league never misled Essendon over the doping scandal, as a recording emerges of angry senior Bombers officials accusing AFL of lying to them.

AFL bounce has no benefit, says umpires' coach

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 4:13pm

AFL umpires' coach Hayden Kennedy says the centre bounce is detrimental to officiating the game and is taking a physical toll on officials.

PFA unveils ambitious plans to put W-League on top

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:04pm

Professional Footballers Australia has just released ambitious plans to make Australia's W-League the biggest in the world.

Crows come from behind against Carlton to stay undefeated

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:39pm

Captain Erin Phillips' long-range goal gives Adelaide a thrilling three-point win over Carlton and keeps the Crows' unbeaten streak going.

New information may prompt government inquiry into Essendon saga

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 8:25pm

Federal sports minister Greg Hunt says a government inquiry into the Essendon doping saga is possible after the 'Justice for the 34' group presented him with new information.

Sunday February 19 Full Episode

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 7:08pm
Gerard Whateley is joined by Olympic gold medallist Kim Brennan, Australian netballer Sharni Layton and Western Bulldogs footballer Emma Kearney for a special show discussing the rise of women's sport in Australia.