Adam Cooper

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Rocks and abuse all in a day's work for junior umpire

Adam Cooper and Megan Levy Goal umpire Tiffany Farrow, 15, has had rocks thrown at her and more than once has been told to 'go back to the kitchen'.

Clarkson hit with junior match ban

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson.

Adam Cooper Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has been banned from officiating in his son's junior football matches for the first four matches of next season after swearing at an umpiring coach during an under-9s...

AFL

Minson agrees Dons' drama off-limits

Western Bulldog Will Minson

Adam Cooper Western Bulldogs ruckman swears he will not sledge Essendon players in Friday night's match.

No to goal-line technology

Sherrin

Adam Cooper AFL says no system effective enough to monitor an entire scoring zone.

Message loud and clear for Malthouse's Blues

Ball magnet: Carlton's Eddie Betts gets the jump on Docker Nathan Fyfe on Saturday night.

Adam Cooper Mick Malthouse admitted during the week he was impatient for Carlton to click to his way.

Saints' burst makes Demons pay

Point made: Saint Stephen Milne celebrates a goal against Melbourne.

Adam Cooper St Kilda secures a third win from four pre-season games, this time over Melbourne.

Hardwick ponders slide rule

Hands up: Will Minson (left) and Ivan Maric battle in the ruck during Saturday's practice match.

Adam Cooper Richmond coach raises concerns over how the new rule will be interpreted in the wet.

No change in contact rule in the wet: Gieschen

Jeff Gieschen.

Adam Cooper Umpires boss says new rule will not change for games played on wet surfaces.

AFL

Brisbane knocks Blues over

NAB Cup Final. Carlton v Brisbane. Brisbane celebrate their win at Etihad Stadium.

Adam Cooper It's been a long time, but Jonathan Brown never lost that taste for silverware.

AFL

Live coverage: AFL pre-season grand final

NAB Cup

Adam Cooper Coverage of the AFL pre-season grand final between Adelaide and West Coast from AAMI Stadium.