Brad Elborough The AFL public should be excited about a couple of young forward emerging through the ranks.
Peter Hanlon Asked whether they'd given much thought to becoming football coaches, Tom Wilkinson and Harley Balic both turn to the teammate sitting between them. "Tyler's probably the biggest candidate here," Wilkinson says.
David Polkinghorne Melbourne has named former Ainslie midfielder Aaron Vandenberg for their pre-season opener against Fremantle
Ronny Lerner Melbourne has named no fewer than seven new faces in a 29-man squad ahead of its first practice match for the year against the Dockers at Fremantle Oval on Thursday night.
Melbourne coach Paul Roos has backed the current AFL pre-season format despite the long-term injuries that occurred in the first round of the NAB Challenge.
Larissa Nicholson Jesse Hogan played strong football at club practice match on Thursday, fuelling Melbourne fans' hopes of a better year.
Larissa Nicolson Jesse Hogan played strong football at club practice match on Thursday, fuelling Melbourne fans' hopes of a better year.
Jon Pierik Melbourne coach Paul Roos says it's time to revert to the original father-son system, that the plan to introduce a new bidding structure is almost discouraging what was one of the charms of the game.
Jake NIall While first year players typically need to add bulk to skinny frames, Melbourne's prized early draft picks, Christian Petracca and Angus Brayshaw have both shed kilograms in preparation for their debut seasons with the Demons.
Former Melbourne captain Jack Trengove has made encouraging progress as he slowly recovers from the foot injury that has put his AFL career on hold.