ABC Grandstand Sportsdesk

Matildas, Kerr the fan favourites at AIS awards

13 hours 54 min ago

A brilliant year for women's football in Australia is capped by a triple triumph, with Sam Kerr winning ABC Sports Personality of the Year, the Matildas taking out Team of the Year and coach Alen Stajcic also honoured at the AIS awards.

Richmond star Dustin Martin's hopes for Christmas reunion with father dashed

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:15pm

The Immigration Department quashes hopes that Shane Martin, the father of Richmond premiership star Dustin Martin, could be allowed to live in Australia again.

Marrone gets four games for ball boy clash in FFA Cup final

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 8:51am

Michael Marrone will only spend one more week on the sidelines for his "very ugly" FFA Cup final clash with a ball boy.

Ex-AFL player Colin Sylvia admits to secretly filming woman

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:13am

The former Melbourne and Fremantle midfielder appears in a Melbourne court after pleading guilty to contravening a court order and secretly filming a woman while she slept.

AFL convert among top 10 punters in American college football

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 3:15pm

A 21-year-old Australian Rules convert from outback WA has been named among the top 10 punters in American college football.

Brisbane Lions take Rayner with number one AFL pick

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:01am

Victorian midfielder Cameron Rayner joins the Brisbane Lions as the number one pick at the 2017 AFL draft in Sydney.

Darcy Fogarty the first South Australian selected in AFL national draft

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 6:38am

The Adelaide Crows selected Glenelg teenager Darcy Fogarty at pick 12, ensuring the forward-midfielder will not have to move interstate to play in the AFL.

Tasmanian AFL hopefuls ready for tonight's draft

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 9:58pm

Five young Tasmanian AFL players are hoping their years of training pays off tonight when the AFL drafts are announced.

Why can't the Dockers nail their top draft picks any more?

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:27pm

Fremantle has its best hand of best draft picks since 1999, the year of Pavlich and Hasleby — but the problem is, they keep picking players in the first round that fail to make an impact, writes Clint Thomas.

Magpies appoint Swimming Australia head as new chief executive

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 2:22am

Swimming Australia's Mark Anderson is announced as the new chief executive of Collingwood Football Club to replace Gary Pert, who resigned earlier this year amid a review into the Magpie's underwhelming on-field performance.

What's it like growing up in the house of a footy legend?

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:21pm

Tyler Brown, the son of Collingwood great Gavin Brown, says he has been surrounded by football his whole life. Now he is set to be drafted to the Magpies under one of AFL's "greatest traditions" — the father-son rule.

What's it like growing up in the house of a footy legend?

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:21pm

Tyler Brown, the son of Collingwood great Gavin Brown, says he has been surrounded by football his whole life. Now he is set to be drafted to the Magpies under one of AFL's "greatest traditions" — the father-son rule.

Darcy Fogarty touted as top 10 selection for this week's national AFL draft

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:14am

Glenelg and former Lucindale footballer Darcy Fogarty is expected to be the first South Australian taken at this Friday's AFL national draft with a number of clubs showing interest.

Falling in love with football: From African refugee camp to elite AFL prospect

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:25pm

Changkouth Jiath says he once thought Australian rules football was a "stupid game" but this Friday the student from Xavier College, who was born in an Ethiopian refugee camp, is set to be drafted by Hawthorn Football Club.

Perth Stadium bans full-strength beer for all but premium fans

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:59am

General admission sports fans hoping to enjoy beer at Perth Stadium will be left disappointed in the new venue's licence restrictions.

'Between grief and mourning, decisions still had to be made,' says Susan Alberti

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:02pm
She's perhaps best known as the stalwart of the AFL's Western Bulldogs, but Susan Alberti has a successful — and at times incredibly tragic — story that goes back decades.

How The Footy Lady overcame incredible grief and forged her own path

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:02pm

Susan Alberti's life has been punctuated by instances of great tragedy, like the loss of her husband and daughter, but through it all she has pushed ahead to ever greater heights.

Essendon Bombers visit remote Tiwi Islands as 'rite of passage'

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:12am

The remote Tiwi Islands is a world away from Tullamarine, but for Essendon's newest players, a trip to the Indigenous community off the northern tip of Australia has become a foundation for its next crop of young guns.

An all-in brawl erupted at half-time in Australia's International Rules clash against Ireland

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 6:51pm
Geelong skipper Joel Selwood is facing a possible AFL suspension after being black carded during Australia's 53-50 win over Ireland in Saturday night's International Rules clash in Perth.