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

Silky Burgoyne quietly makes his mark on and off the field

Martin Flanagan Shaun Burgoyne is a quiet man with a persistent smile and what a Hawthorn official calls ''a definite presence''.

AFL

Burgoyne: heart of the team

Silky skills: Shaun Burgoyne finds playing football ''very enjoyable … especially in front of 70,000 people''.

Martin Flanagan The proud Aborigine - "Silk" to his mates - helps glue the club together on and off the field.

Act now on football's changing landscape

Aboriginal flag

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

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