Ben Dunlop (centre) with his partner Steph Watson (right) and friend on the left
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Meet the team using the power of fantasy football to grow women’s sport

Ben Dunlop describes playing fantasy AFL football as an “obsession”. Each week, the 34-year-old, who is based in Melbourne and works in financial services, watches…

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Cheyne Mason pictured standing next to Mitchell Harwood.
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Doctors said Mitch should avoid sport. Now, he’s aiming for an AFL umpiring career

It might be footy’s least-appreciated skill, the boundary throw-in. Unlike the centre bounce, we rarely ponder its degree of difficulty or sense of occasion. There…

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Portrait on a man, Dr Alan Pearce, in a suit with a blurred background behind.
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Tackling in children’s sport defended as new report links head impacts and brain disease

Sporting industry leaders have defended tackling in junior sport despite a new study linking the risk of head impacts with degenerative brain disease. Key points:…

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A young man in a football jumper smiles at the camera with his arms folded.
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For this Kiwi, Aussie Rules was a “foreign” sport. But now he is about to reach a rare 300-game milestone

It was the “money and the work” that lured Kevin Walsh from New Zealand to Australia in the 1990s. Key points: Kevin Walsh will play…

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Two female broadcasters wearing headphones call an AFL match from a commentary box.
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Kelli Underwood says some in sport media are still in ‘the dark ages’

Fox Footy and ABC commentator Kelli Underwood says she “felt sick in the stomach” when she heard Tom Morris’s comments about her colleague. Key points:…

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Bulldogs AFLW player Kirsten McLeod is attended to by a doctor and physios as she lies on the ground
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Why women in sport are the ‘invisible patients’ of concussion

Kirsten McLeod was on her way home from a VFLW game at Morwell, approximately 150 kilometres south-east of Melbourne. Driving on the highway at 110…

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Ellie Blackburn looks to kick for the Bulldogs.
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Ellie Blackburn on playing elite sport after COVID-19

We’ve seen young, fit athletes bounce back after contracting COVID-19, seemingly unaffected — indeed, Nick Kyrgios won the Australian Open men’s doubles crown having had…

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New age of the asterisk? Integrity of elite sport under pressure as pandemic goalposts shift

Usia baru dari tanda bintang? Integritas olahraga elit di bawah tekanan saat tiang gawang pandemi bergeser Beranda » Berita AFL Footy » Usia baru dari…

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