AFL

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly, a senior football writer for The Age and radio broadcaster with sports radio station 1116 SEN, has been covering the game since 1983. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion and love of the game, he analyses the AFL for the newspaper and contributes a blog and weekly video, "Footy Fix", for The Age's football website, Real Footy.

Xavier Campbell: "We want to make our people proud through our actions and in the culture we are creating."

Bombers boss says this one's for the fans

Essendon chief executive Xavier Campbell has paid tribute to the club's fan base as the Bombers head towards a membership of more than 60,000 by the start of the 2017 season.

Key AFL personalities

Footy's top 10 people of 2016

Fairfax Media's top 10 people of the football year aren't necessarily the most popular, or the most successful, but each left a sizeable imprint on the game's landscape in the past 12 months.

Geelong v Hawthorn

Best of the best: The top 10 games of 2016

The 2016 AFL season saw great comebacks, neck and neck tussles, and several kicks to win games, one in a final no less. These, in our view, were the 10 best games of 2016.