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

Banking on a lifetime's experience

Adam Cooper Kevin Sheedy is about to enter his 29th coaching season, but at 65 won't have it that he's too old.

Hawthorn v Collingwood

Hawthorn

Adam Cooper Welcome to our coverage of the round one clash between Hawthorn and Collingwood from the MCG.