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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A Dockers player releases a handball under pressure as a Richmond player tries to grab him.
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We tried to predict who would get the most votes for your team in the Brownlow — did we get it right?

It was only appropriate that after one of the best AFL seasons in living memory that we were rewarded with one of the best finishes…

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A man sits on a bench next to a football.
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Former AFL star takes ‘Australia’s worst footy team’ to their first grand final

In a country sport that has plenty of heartache and battling, the Albany Sharks are a stand-out. Key points: Albany Sharks to play in first…

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Why this country team had to fold

After more than a century, a proud country football and netball club is folding. Its demise tells a bigger story about rural Australia. The night…

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Tyler and Peter wearing high vis shirts at work, chatting with smiles.
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Meet the Rockets, the all-abilities Aussie rules team changing lives and a community

If it’s Wednesday in the winter, Peter Keath is going to be talking footy at work. A lot. “I like training day,” he says. “Yeah,…

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A man in footy gear holding a football smiles at the camera.
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Could a new Country Week team revive footy in the Gascoyne?

Rivalry runs high in the Gascoyne Football Association’s league of just three teams, but for the first time in more than 25 years, the region’s…

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Racism, sexism claims at South Bunbury Football Club leads to withdrawal of women’s team

An embattled Western Australian country football club has taken the “unprecedented” move of withdrawing its three-time premiership women’s team amid claims of racist and sexist…

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A smoking ceremony at a football match in Bidyadanga June 2022.
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Remote football team plays first game in two years with COVID travel restrictions lifted at last

On a red dirt field with only sparse patches of green, the Bidyadanga Emus have pulled on their footy boots at the team’s home ground…

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David’s closest inclusive footy team is a six-hour round-trip away. He wants that to change

David Kelly is on a mission to bring an inclusive football team to eastern Victoria. Growing up in Lakes Entrance, he developed a love for…

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A female footy player jumping high in the air for a ball.
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This Port Lincoln women’s Aussie Rules team may be new but it’s got solid roots in football history

On the team sheet for a footy match in Port Lincoln last week were some big names — Johncock, Miller, Wells, Betts and Burgoyne. But…

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