AFL draft: Meet Josh Schache

Emma Quayle   Josh Schache was only five the night his father died. Now the national draft could send him to Brisbane, where Laurence Schache played for the Bears.

The best-ever AFL draft picks

Matt Murnane 12:20 PM   You voted, and the results are in - check out the best-ever draft picks, from 80-1.

Mabior Chol puts family first

Daniel Cherny   Sudan-born Mabior Chol once watched an attempted kidnapping of his brother.

Meet Clayton Oliver

When Clayton Oliver moved into an apartment in Mooroopna at the start of the year, it wasn't all about footy.

Bringing Aussie Rules to the kids of Indonesia

Jewel Topsfield   Eleven-year-old Muhammad is playing a game at his East Jakarta school that he earnestly explains is called "puti" (rhymes with footy).

How Harvard helped the Dangerfield deal

Jake Niall   The game's biggest deal of 2015, the Paddy Dangerfield trade, was influenced by Harvard University business school lessons.

AFL draft 2015: Meet Sam Skinner

Daniel Cherny   Not only does 197-centimetre draft prospect Sam Skinner possess versatility to match his coach Leigh Brown's, but the teenager has been told they are alike as people.

Fixture: Real winners and losers

Rohan Connolly   How does the AFL fixture stack up for all clubs when put under the forensic microscope of our tried and true ranking formula?


Flashbacks food for footy thought

Rohan Connolly   Football tragics have had an entertaining post-season thanks to some memories revived by Fox Footy. But it's also underscored some concerns about where today's game is headed.

Guide to new bidding system

Emma Quayle   Have you struggled through many sleepless nights trying to work out how the AFL's new bidding system works? Don't worry, your questions, concerns and 'what ifs' are all answered here.

Hibberd does it the hard way. 

Emma Quayle   A doctor suggested he should give footy away, but Mitchell Hibberd persevered, and used his injury lay-off to do something useful.

Is Buddy or Pendlebury the best pick 5?

Matt Murnane   Continuing our series of the best picks at every position in the AFL draft, we look at picks four and five


Luke Hodge's freakish grand final goal

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge kicks a contender for best goal of the 2015 grand final.

Cyril Rioli best player in AFL grand final

Hawthorn forward Cyril Rioli wins the Norm Smith Medal in the AFL grand final.

What's the greatest Grand Final of all time?

Everyone's got an opinion - what's the greatest AFL Grand Final of all time?

The Age Footballer of the Year is Goldstein

North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein surpassed Nat Fyfe in the final round.

The greatness of Hawthorn

Greg Baum   How to measure the greatness of Hawthorn? With apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, let us count the ways.

Fyfe the full football package

Rohan Connolly   Brownlow Medal winners are marked pretty harshly these days.


Best grand final moments ever

Rohan Connolly   Any game of football can turn or be decided on a single moment.


Adam Goodes: no fanfare, not enough fair fans

Greg Baum   Adam Goodes has chosen to fade out of the game, without fanfare.