The Laguntas — an aboriginal word for tiger — were controversially introduced into the Victorian football landscape in 2013 at a time when the competition was largely bereft of Indigenous talent raised in this state.
Caroline Wilson has been chief football writer for The Age since 1999. She was the first woman to cover Australian Rules football on a full-time basis and the first woman to win the AFL's gold media award. She has won the AFL Players' Association's football writer of the year (1999) and the AFL Media Association's most outstanding football writer and most outstanding feature writer (2000, 2003, 2005). In 2014 she won the Melbourne Press Club's Graham Perkin award as Australian journalist of the year. She also won a MPC Quill Award in 2003.
One of the most contentious issues in the modern game is about to be relaxed in the new collective bargaining agreement with the players.
Gold Coast lacked preparation for their first and potentially last international game of football.
Awash with images of ovals where footy is no longer played, a group of legendary Tasmanians make an emotional pitch to the AFL for their own team.
The irony of the AFL proudly unveiling its first woman field umpire in a week in which it had utterly failed to take a stand on a series of disgusting sexist verbal attacks aimed at Carlton captain Marc Murphy was lost on the game's leaders.
The football fraternity's somewhat feeble response to a series of repulsive verbal attacks levelled at Carlton captain Marc Murphy does not reflect well on the game and its still clear default position regarding what happens verbally on the field.
Club chiefs to consider new format championed by McLachlan to effectively turn the finals into 10-team proposition.
Johann Wagner works nightshift these days in the Roxby Downs mines. He embarks on the six-hour drive from Port Lincoln for the seven-day shift on a week-on, week-off basis that makes even country football virtually impossible apart from the odd cameo.
League to finally reveal to all clubs next week the prosperous new pay agreement with players that will increase salary caps by close to a total $40 million in 2017.
Dale Thomas' 'selfless' act has further opened up the opportunity for the Blues to make a serious assault on football's open market at the end of 2017.