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14 November 2018 6:23 AM Sydney Swans serious about drafting Canberra Demons duo

"We wouldn’t have invited them here if we weren’t serious about them," Blakey said. "Obviously that’s left up to [list manager] Kinnear Beatson and his crew at the end of the day, to see what falls out in the draft and what’s around with rookie spots and all of those sorts of things. Obviously they’re under our radar and we’ve got our eye on them. "With 29

9 November 2018 1:00 PM Broken leg puts Lawless within touch of ACT Sport Hall of Fame

He's widely regarded as one of Australia's best ever touch players, which will be recognised by his induction into the hall of fame on November 30. "Obviously it's an honour. I grew up playing footy in Canberra, lived in Canberra all my life, and in my time there were people like Bradley Clyde, Ricky Stuart, they were plying their trade in rugby league 32

29 October 2018 3:37 AM GWS Giants to face Adelaide Crows in Canberra

Greater Western Sydney will play AFLW and AFL pre-season games under Friday night lights in Canberra as the Giants prepare to unveil the jewel in the crown for the 2019 season. The Adelaide Crows will return to Canberra for the second year running when they meet the Giants in a pre-season fixture under lights at Manuka Oval on Friday, March 8. The club is keen to bring 13

16 October 2018 11:35 PM One hiccup, you're out: Peter Bell gives Docker Harley Bennell last chance

“Harley will be doing his best to stay committed to his fitness regime and try to be an elite player next season." Harley Bennell was warned by Peter Bell last week after failing to turn up to the club's fairest and best celebrations at the Fremantle Football Club on Saturday and Fremantle had explored trading him off to other clubs last week, but there 15

11 October 2018 6:30 AM All hands on deck: MCG makes pitch changes to avoid repeat of Boxing Day

MCG curator Matt Page insists last summer’s raft of lifeless decks was an aberration and is optimistic changes made in the off-season will give the 'G a better chance of producing compelling Test and Sheffield Shield cricket for the next decade. There will be heightened attention on the venue’s wickets this season after all five first-class matches played 30

8 October 2018 8:22 AM Klemke sees both Demons and Angels in AFL mid-season draft

Canberra Demons coach Kade Klemke is torn. Super excited for his players, but not excited at the prospect of trying to replace a key player mid-season. The AFL will introduce a mid-season rookie draft next year about round 10, which this year was at the end of May, which will see AFL clubs able to plunder second-tier competitions like the NEAFL 23

8 October 2018 7:00 AM Two Kings: AFL great Paul Roos teams up with Andrew Gaze

As Andrew Gaze coached his Sydney Kings against NBA club LA Clippers recently there was a familiar sporting figure sitting behind the bench: AFL premiership coach Paul Roos. Following the AFL grand final, Roos had flown to Honolulu to consult with Gaze whom he and his company Performance by Design are helping improve the leadership and culture at the Kings 20

7 October 2018 4:36 AM FFV lobbying government for election spending on soccer infrastructure

"Access to better facilities means more people coming into the game – it will address the current, unsustainable situation where thousands of people (12,500 this past season alone) are unable to play the game. "Based on population increases and continued participation increases to 2026, particularly growth from women and girls, Victoria will need up to 420 full size equivalent 17

4 October 2018 10:30 AM AFL draft combine snub powers Richardson to realise dream stateside

But the Dickson College student expected to feel a few nerves when he gets to the combine. Probably not as nervous as he will be when the draft rolls around on November 22, when he'll also be in the middle of his year 12 exams. "I'm very excited. I was disappointed not to make the national combine. I always thought I was a possibility to make the state 14

2 October 2018 10:07 PM 2019 AFL premiership betting: West Coast sceptics still behind the eight ball

The doubt was still there as September rolled along, with even Melbourne — who the Eagles smashed by 66 points in a preliminary final — favoured more to win the flag before that clash in Perth, despite playing in their first finals series since 2006. An inaugural interstate club in the AFL, the Eagles weren't favoured to win the 2018 grand final, despite 23