It's week one down in the JLT pre-season competition, with 12 teams having taken to the field. We take a look at five revelations.
The North Melbourne team that takes on Sydney on Sunday will contain an abundance of players with either little or no previous senior experience.
North Melbourne's intra-club City v Country match on Friday turned ugly as tempers flared amid a series of bust-ups.
Former Western Bulldog Nathan Hrovat has made an instant impression with North Melbourne, booting four goals in the Kangaroos' intra-club clash on Saturday.
While AFLW has dominated the recent headlines, there is another revolution league bosses continue to work on - AFL X.
North Melbourne small forward Jed Anderson could miss around two months of football after injuring his shoulder last week.
The appearance of veteran recruit Daniel Wells has put a smile on the faces of Collingwood medical staff.
The robbery trial of a North Melbourne AFL midfielder has been abandoned with a judge questioning how the case ever got to court.
North Melbourne skipper Jack Ziebell is hopeful that injured tall forwards Majak Daw and Ben Brown will be ready to play in the AFL pre-season competition.
Todd Goldstein was all but an onlooker at North Melbourne training on Monday, but the Kangaroos say there is no major concern surrounding the fitness of their star ruckman.
North Melbourne expect big man Majak Daw to recover from knee surgery in time for the start of the AFL season.
North Melbourne big man Majak Daw is in doubt for the start of the AFL season after suffering another injury setback.
North Melbourne's younger players are "smelling the opportunities" that have been presented to them in 2017 after being starved of senior footy by their more experienced teammates in recent years, according to deputy vice-captain Jamie Macmillan.
North Melbourne is confident that gun defender Scott Thompson will be fit for round one despite suffering an injury relapse that required surgery.
Now that James Brayshaw has hung up his two most prominent caps, at Channel 9 and as chairman of North Melbourne, he admits that having several of them jammed on his head at once took a toll that he hopes he can remediate.
The AFL now looks highly unlikely to expand its eight-team national women's competition until at least 2019 in a move which has placed it at odds with a number of losing bidder clubs who believe they have been misled.
North Melbourne are a blank AFL canvas for Jack Ziebell to work with and the newly installed skipper plans to create a masterpiece.
The AFL pre-season has embraced the bush. Now it's once again embracing the suburbs.
The GWS Giants have confirmed they will play the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Manuka Oval in the pre-season tournament.
The AFL will on Wednesday unveil its newly named pre-season competition as the JLT Community Series after striking a three-year deal with its insurance broker JLT Sport.