AFL News

Glass leads way for Eagles

Wednesday January 30, 2013 by  

Respected West Coast Eagles full-back Darren Glass is poised to become the second longest serving captain in club history after today being endorsed for a fifth season as the on-field leader.

The 2012 all-Australian captain was today ratified by the board as the skipper for the fast-approaching season, after the customary process of consultation and buy-in by his peers.

Glass has been captain for 101 of his 242 games, ranking behind Ben Cousins (104) and current coach John Worsfold (135) in terms of longevity in the revered role. Read more

Lions add three at AFL Draft

Thursday November 22, 2012 by  

The Brisbane Lions have tonight added three exciting youngsters – a skilled midfielder and two tall forwards – to its list via the AFL Draft.

Sam Mayes, Marco Paparone, and Michael Close joined the Lions at Picks 8, 23, and 32 respectively.

Mayes, the Lions first-round pick, is a 187cm midfielder/medium forward from North Adelaide and is an excellent utility player with height, skills, and running ability. Read more

Cats to light up 2013

Wednesday October 31, 2012 by  

Night football will come to Simonds Stadium for the first time, with four games scheduled at the iconic stadium for 2013 under lights.

The Cats will take on Gold Coast on Saturday 1st June in the first AFL night game played in Geelong, and the Cats will also face Fremantle, St Kilda and Sydney under the new lights.

“This is a great fixture for our club and our supporters,” acting CEO Rob Threlfall said. Read more

Collingwood content with draw picture

Wednesday October 31, 2012 by  

Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert has endorsed what he believes to be a balanced 2013 fixture for the club.

“Taking everything into consideration, we’re happy with our 2013 draw,” Pert said. “A number of aspects of it stand out.

“It’s great to be playing seven matches on Friday nights, with four of them home matches. Friday nights are always popular with our supporters who attend the games or watch it on television. Read more

Brisbane Lions 2013 AFL fixture

Wednesday October 31, 2012 by  

A blockbuster Friday night showdown against fierce rivals Collingwood at the Gabba in Round 10 highlights the Brisbane Lions’ fixture for the 2013 AFL season.

The Magpies’ clash is set to conclude a spectacular fortnight of football for Queensland AFL supporters – falling just six days after the Lions host Carlton at the Gabba on May 25. It will be only the third Friday night home game for the Lions in the past decade.

The Lions, who finished with a 10-12 record in 2012, begin the 2013 season at Etihad Stadium against the Western Bulldogs in Round 1, before hosting their home opener in Round 2 against Adelaide at the Gabba. Read more

Hudson announces retirement

Tuesday October 30, 2012 by  

Brisbane Lions ruckman Ben Hudson has announced his retirement from AFL football after 161 games in nine seasons.

Hudson, who turns 34 in February, delayed his retirement at the end of 2011 by joining the Lions as a ‘back-up’ senior ruckman.

His recruitment proved to be a masterstroke, as an early-season Achilles injury to Matthew Leuenberger saw Hudson step up to play 18 games for the Lions in 2012 – far more than he, and the Club, had anticipated. Read more

Stefan Martin joins the Lions

Friday October 26, 2012 by  

The Brisbane Lions today finalised a trade with Melbourne that will see versatile big man Stefan Martin join the Club.

Martin, who played 57 matches in five seasons with the Demons, was acquired in exchange for Picks No.53 and No.73 at next month’s AFL National Draft.

The athletic forward/ruckman enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2011, when he was widely regarded as one of the competition’s most improved players. Read more

Lions midfielder Raines re-signs

Tuesday October 23, 2012 by  

Brisbane Lions midfielder Andrew Raines has committed to the Club for the next two years.

Raines, 26, signed a new contract after a break-out season saw him capture the Lions’ Most Professional Player award for 2012.

He joins fellow teammates Ash McGrath, Ryan Lester, Rohan Bewick and Matt Maguire in re-signing with the Club in recent weeks. Read more

Moloney now a Lion

Friday October 12, 2012 by  

The Brisbane Lions have bolstered their midfield stocks, with the signing of 2011 Melbourne Best and Fairest winner, Brent Moloney.

Moloney, 28, today agreed to a two-year deal with the Lions.

He is able to relocate to the Hyundai Centre immediately after Melbourne opted not to match the Lions’ offer for the restricted free agent. Read more

Drummond announces retirement

Tuesday September 25, 2012 by  

Brisbane Lions Vice-Captain Josh Drummond has today announced his retirement from AFL football.

Drummond, 29, informed the Club of his decision to retire last night.

Drummond, a product of the Sunshine Coast, said that after playing 94 senior games over nine seasons, he could no longer put his body through another AFL campaign. Read more