Category AFL

Meet the AFL’s first female coach: St Kilda’s Peta Searle

    Source:  Samantha Lane, The Age. Making history as a woman in football, Peta Searle has been recruited by St Kilda as a development coach. It is the highest a female has climbed in AFL coaching ranks and comes after Searle, the trailblazer who was the first woman appointed to a VFL assistant coaching […]

Hird not being paid from AFL coffers, Demetrious insists.

By Mehroz Siraj The Chief Executive Officer of the AFL Commission, Andrew Demetriou has denied earlier reports published in News Limited papers which alleged that despite serving a suspension, former Essendon player and coach James Hird was on the payroll of the AFL or the club. In a letter that was directly addressed to the […]

Why Nick Riewoldt must remain a Saint

Nick Riewoldt should not be traded to other clubs in the wider interests of the game, writes Jake Niall of The Age. If Buddy, Gary and Juddy can move clubs, why can’t Nick Riewoldt? If Nick Dal Santo is likely to finish his career at a club that’s far closer to a premiership than the […]

Did Hird depart as a winner?

By Terry Mallinder  The Sunshine Coast Daily It was as if the writing was on the wall behind them that their coach was about to be taking an enforced break from the game. Gathering together in a circle for the traditional singing of the club song, Essendon players weren’t about to launch into “See the […]

Milne appears in Court, for four minutes

Herald Sun Melbourne: Footballer Stephen Milne’s wife stood by him as he faced his first court appearance after being charged with the rape of a teenage girl. The 33-year-old forward is accused of raping the then 19-year-old at the home of teammate Leigh Montagna following St Kilda’s family day in 2004. Milne raised his hand […]

A homecoming of sorts for Nicky Winmar NICKY Winmar’s football journey has taken him to most parts of Australia but Tuesday was the first time he had set foot in St Kilda’s new home base at Linen House Centre, Seaford. The iconic former St Kilda star who had made the trip from his home in Western Australia, said he could not […]

Life has no guarantees: Nick Riewoldt

From:  St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt is not always comfortable with fame in footy-mad Melbourne. At 30 in most walks and life and most occupations you’re starting out, still trying to establish yourself and build a career, whereas in football you’re trying to hang on for dear life. It’s the magical age where people […]

Knee to keep Roberts-Thomson out for two months

From: ABC Grandstand/ AAP Lewis Roberts-Thomson’s knee injury is worse than first suspected, with the Sydney utility to miss the next six to eight weeks. Roberts-Thomson injured his knee in the reigning premiers’ clash with Geelong on April 19 and the early prognosis was positive after an MRI scan. But an arthroscope revealed more joint […]

Labor’s real problem—fluctuating narratives

The importance of strong and marketable narratives is being ignored by the Gillard Labor government in an election year. The ALP continues to be in a state of mismanagement and the lack of good governance is well reflective of that. Many people believe that Labor’s problems are that of lack of good governance. These are however […]

Step By Step, Australia is limping towards its next election

Step By Step, Australia is limping towards its next election.