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Winner To Join Dual Club Premiers

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Lance Franklin's move from Hawthorn to Sydney after the Hawks won the 2013 Grand Final is well-documented. Although he was a member of the 2012 side which lost to the Swans, he has the chance to be added to an elite list of players should the Swans again be victorious. While there have been over 70 players who switched clubs and played in Grand Finals for two different clubs, less than half tasted the ultimate triumph with their new teams.
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Docker Health Scare and Harvey Honored

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Young Docker Jayden Pitt's AFL career is in doubt after just ten games since his 2011 debut. While undergoing a routine physical, which included an ECG, it was discovered he had a heart irregularity. Pitt consulted specialists in both Perth and Melbourne. He was told that the irregularity, the nature of which

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Magpie And Saint Stars 1966

Most of the players who made up the Grand Final teams in 1966 would be unfamiliar to fans of today. However, there were some whose names would be known to even the most casual fans of the game.

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1966 Grand Final

There was drama even before the game. Star forward Darrel Baldock suffered a bad knee strain several weeks before the Grand Final and, unknown to the media or fans, further aggravated it during the team's final training session before the big game. Coach Allan Jeans called an immediate halt to the training session but did it in a manner which concealed the truth from the reporters.

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St Kilda Collingwood 1966 Season

In 1966 the Magpies and Saints, like the teams of today, had a host of stars. Collingwood had Des Tuddenham, Len Thompson and Ray Gabelich to name a few. Tuddenham was captain and Thompson would win the Brownlow Medal six years later. The Saints had Darrel Baldock in their forward line and young ruckman Carl Ditterich. Baldock debuted in 1962 and Ditterich a year later. Ian Stewart also debuted in 1963. All three would go on to become League and club legends.

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