Melbourne Demon fans arrested in regional WA after ‘sneaking into state to attend grand final’

Melbourne bar and restaurant owner Hayden Burbank and financial planner Mark Babbage have been arrested after allegedly entering WA by falsely claiming to be Darwin residents and attending the AFL […]

AFL fans to advocate for return to day grand final, despite bumper TV ratings

The AFL Fans Association is set to advocate for a return to a day-time grand final from next season as part of its post-season correspondence with the game’s CEO, Gillon […]

AFL grand final 2021 LIVE updates: No late changes, subs named as Demons and Bulldogs count down to first bounce

Follow along for all the major moments and post grand final reaction as Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs face off to decide the 2021 AFL premiership.

Why the AFL grand final whistle will send my blood cold: a domestic violence survivor’s plea to good men

During sporting events, domestic violence numbers grow. This is a dangerous time, and a time for decent men to step up.

No change to grand final plans as WA announces positive COVID-19 case in truck driver

WA authorities say there will be no disruption to the AFL grand final at this stage despite a NSW truck driver testing positive for COVID-19 after driving through the state […]

Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

With seven successive rookie contracts to his name, and two knee reconstructions, Western Bulldog Roarke Smith has lived his football life on the fringe. But on Saturday he’ll play in […]