Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan is a journalist and author who writes on sport, Australian culture and the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia.

AFL

Tyson Goldsack: the Pies' amiable all-rounder

Martin Flanagan Tyson Goldsack has a friendly face and an unusually attentive manner. People at Collingwood say Goldy is always the same – friendly, polite, attentive.

AFL

Women coaching and playing football? It's a perfectly natural fit

Peta Searle.

Martin Flanagan So who do you believe? Gary Ayres or people who don't even put their names to their opinions? What Peta Searle deserves from here is a fair go.

AFL

Dramatic developments as the Giants arrive

Dink

Martin Flanagan There's high drama off the field in the AFL, but the Giants are threatening a revolution

AFL

Tasmanian football landscape not as simple as it may seem

Footy in Tasmania

Martin Flanagan The AFL treats Tasmania pretty much as the British Colonial Office treated the colony of New South Wales during the 19th century.

Football

Jurrah's gone but career 'not over'

Liam Jurrah

Martin Flanagan Liam Jurrah's AFL season is over, but his manager and the Demons say his career is not.

Born to lead

Hawks captain Luke Hodge.

Martin Flanagan A strong-minded kid has grown into one of the AFL's finest captains, a formidable competitor but a man still strongly bonded with his home town.

Martin Flanagan

A balanced approach to life and a game out of balance

Martin-Flanagan-sport-dinks

Martin Flanagan Richmond's Daniel Jackson says he has never known what he wanted to do with his life.

AFL

Putting the pieces together

Martin Flanagan Thirst for knowledge and chance to positively influence young lives help to drive Brad Scott's coaching career.

AFL

Coach out to break male dominance

Martin Flanagan Australia's 50 best women footballers will play a curtain-raiser at the MCG on Saturday.

Act now on football's changing landscape

Aboriginal flag

Martin Flanagan The AFL needs to act now on indigenous relations, writes Martin Flanagan.

Comments 26

Indigenous footballers win $15m academy

Martin Flanagan Michael Long adds his voice to those calling for the AFL to appoint an indigenous commissioner.

Survival of the fittest

Martin-Flanagan-sport-dinks

Martin Flanagan In a game that's more rough and tumble than ever, it takes something special for a player to stand out.