AFL News

Western Bulldogs to play Port Adelaide in London

Friday July 20, 2012 by  

AFL Football will return to the KIA Oval this year after the Australian Football League (AFL) today confirmed the Western Bulldogs would meet Port Adelaide on Saturday November 3.

AFL General Manager National and International Development and General Counsel Andrew Dillon said elite AFL teams would return to London for the first time since Port Adelaide played Geelong at the ground in 2006 to continue to support the development work of AFL Europe in building the profile of the game outside Australia.

“There are now 21 countries affiliated under AFL Europe with more than 4600 players competing in regular competitions across Europe while a large Australian expatriate community in England, primarily centred in London, retains strong links to their clubs at home,” Mr Dillon said. Read more

Lions honour former Champions

Saturday June 23, 2012 by  

The Brisbane Lions tonight inducted 17 inaugural members into the Club’s Hall of Fame in front of a sold out crowd of close to 900 guests at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium, with former Fitzroy champions Kevin Murray and Haydn Bunton awarded immediate ‘Legend’ status.

Murray – the Club’s games record holder and nine-time Best and Fairest winner – and Bunton – a triple Brownlow Medallist – become the first official ‘Lions Legends’.

They join a host of other famous names from Fitzroy, the Bears and the Brisbane Lions, as inaugural members of this exclusive group reserved only for the Club’s absolute ‘best of the best’. Read more

Saints re-sign Stanley

Wednesday June 20, 2012 by  

St Kilda Football Club is pleased to announce tall forward Rhys Stanley has re-signed with the Saints for a further three years.

“I couldn’t be happier, the club has shown faith in me until the end of 2015, so I’m stoked,” said Stanley.

“I’m really excited to push this club forward and grow the membership base, and help develop the club as one of the big powerhouses of the competition.” Read more

Sloane commits to Crows

Monday June 4, 2012 by  

Rory Sloane is the latest young Adelaide player to make a long-term commitment to the Club.

The 22-year-old midfielder will be a Crow at least until the end of the 2015 season after agreeing to a new three-year contract.

Sloane, drafted by the Crows with pick 44 at the 2008 national draft, has played 43 AFL games since making his AFL debut in 2009. He was added to the Club’s leadership group this year. Read more

Eagles re-sign Glass and Rosa

Tuesday May 29, 2012 by  

Skipper Darren Glass and wingman Matt Rosa, two of the stars of West Coast’s emphatic victory in Sunday’s Western Derby, have this week signed contract extensions with the club.

Rosa, who won the Ross Glendinning Medal for a best-on-ground 43-possession performance against Fremantle, and Glass, who was runner-up in the voting after an outstanding display in the last line of defence, both represent key signings for the club.

West Coast will not release the length of the contract extensions, but is delighted to secure players who will have a strong say in how far the Eagles advance in the 2012 campaign. Read more

Dangerfield commits to Crows

Monday May 28, 2012 by  

Patrick Dangerfield has agreed to terms on a new contract with the Adelaide Football Club.

The 22-year-old midfielder has cut short speculation about his future by committing to the Crows until the end of the 2015 season.

At a press conference to discuss his decision to re-sign on Monday, Dangerfield said the promise of a bright future at West Lakes was enough to override the lure of home. Read more

Suns extend McKenna’s contract

Friday May 25, 2012 by  

The Gold Coast Suns have extended the contract of senior coach Guy McKenna for a further two years, until the end of the 2014 season.

Suns Chairman, John Witheriff said McKenna was in the process of guiding the team from AFL newcomers to a consistent high performing team.

“Guy has been charged with the unique challenge of bringing together a playing group that predominately consisted of talented teenagers who were yet to play a senior game of AFL football and transforming them into an elite team.” Read more

Burton joins Laws of the Game Committee

Wednesday May 23, 2012 by  

The Brisbane Lions today welcomed the appointment of Brett Burton to the AFL’s Laws of the Game Committee.

Burton, who played 177 games for the Adelaide Crows from 1999-2010 and held active roles in the AFL Players Association from 2000-2010, joined the Lions at the end of the 2010 season to spearhead the Lions’ Physical Performance department.

Burton said that he was looking forward to contributing to the committee. Read more

Five young Giants re-sign

Thursday May 17, 2012 by  

The Greater Western Sydney Giants are pleased to announce that five of their young players have re-committed to the club until the end of 2015.

Giants Chief Executive David Matthews said Dylan Shiel, Tomas Bugg, Adam Kennedy, Adam Tomlinson and Matthew Buntine had all agreed to contract extensions beyond 2013.

“We are delighted these five talented young players have agreed to re-commit to the Giants. It’s a great endorsement of the club and its direction and we look forward to them playing a big part in its future,” Matthews said. Read more

Selwood re-signs with the Eagles

Tuesday April 17, 2012 by  

Emerging leader Scott Selwood has committed to the West Coast Eagles for a further three years, enhancing the club’s push to secure an outstanding group of young players.

Selwood, 22, is highly regarded by the playing group and coaching staff, and has taken his game to another level in the past 18 months.

He has already played 71 games and, in a break-out season last year, finished in the top 10 in the Club Champion Award. That followed a similar position in 2010, but it was a year when the club struggled to win games and many senior players had long stints on the sidelines. Read more