Jon Pierik The AFL is a leader in many aspects of professional Australian sport, whether it be in off-field issues, or simply in stability at club level.
Jon Pierik Geelong president Colin Carter has called for an overhaul of the AFL's international agenda, declaring it's time the league assiduously worked to expand a code which has only a stronghold on "a few states" of Australia.
Matt Murnane By just playing in Sunday's NAB Challenge game, Mitch Clark ticked off another step in his recovery from depression and, put simply, he performed exactly how you would expect him to considering this was just his fifth game of football in nearly three years.
Follow the action as the Cats head north to play the Suns.
Peter Hanlon Corey Enright only has to cast an eye around the neighbourhood to measure the sand that has slipped through his football hourglass. Not long ago, so many Geelong teammates lived within cooee they could hold their own recovery sessions in the fabled surf around Torquay. Now, he swims alone.
When Geelong were deciding whether or not to take a punt on Mitch Clark, it was very helpful to know that coach Chris Scott had an ace up his sleeve.
Mitch Clark will play his first AFL match in nearly two years when he runs out for new club Geelong against Gold Coast on Sunday.
Jon Pierik Former AFL star and NFL punter Ben Graham has joined the list of former professional sportsmen willing to have his brain tested as part of a study of long-term concussion issues.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane As the pre-season summer slog resumes and the intensity of training rises, many of the game's elder statesmen may be beginning to wonder whether this is their last campaign - either through receiving the dreaded post-season nudge from their coaches, or through their own volition.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Collingwood has sent Ben Reid to Germany in a bid to solve his soft-tissue problems.