No one can say Australian sport is worse off without tobacco ads. We can protect a new generation of young sports fans from harm by following other nations’ lead – and phasing out gambling ads.
Most publicly funded stadium projects are boondoggles. The Hobart AFL stadium is worse than that.
Diversity is vital for developing the AFL, but the league needs to consider the structural and cultural barriers to attracting this diverse talent in the first place.
The cost of a Tasmanian team joining the AFL can be justified on economic and social grounds.
A sports law expert and ex-Victorian WorkCover Authority general counsel explains why Australia’s professional players aren’t covered by the same injury rules as other workers – unlike in New Zealand.
Professional sport leagues change their rules for four main reasons, with the bottom line being to compete against other entertainment options
For years, we’ve taken major sporting events, a public holiday, added alcohol and gambling, then watched domestic violence rates rise. It’s time we did something different.
The AFL grand final is a celebration of a unique game, Australian made and owned, with a goal of competitive balance.
The AFL is searching for a new CEO amid ongoing reports of systemic racism, a lack of meaningful support for the AFLW and insufficient action on head injuries.
The muscle benefits of a brief ‘priming’ workout seem to last longer than a last-minute warm up.
While membership of the major political parties has plummeted, footy club membership has soared. So what can the major parties learn from footy clubs about how to grow community support?
In a country that has largely avoided political and cultural hyper-partisanship, the Barassi Line is perhaps our strongest sociographic dividing characteristic, and certainly novel globally.
This systematic devaluing of those most invested in the AFLW isn’t new. It’s time to ask if the AFL is up to the task of running AFLW.
Critics say rule changes have made one-sided games more likely in the NRL. But statistics suggest it’s no more predictable than other major Australian competitions such as the AFL.
In the shadow of the pandemic, AFL, and the devotion of its supporters, has remained a constant - even if the game looks a little different.
Discovery of AFL founder Tom Wills’ involvement in the mass murder of Aboriginal people has made it clear truth telling about Australia’s history is needed before any reconciliation can happen.
No one did a cost-benefit analysis before accepting Tasmania into the Commonwealth. Should the Australian Football League do the same?
Rocked by recent events on the dangers of concussion at the elite level, the AFL has a perfect opportunity to adopt a wider lens and mobilise its network to keep footy safe, especially for the kids.
Australian rules football was actually played before rugby union in Queensland — and it was only a quirk of history that caused Queenslanders to switch allegiances.
Crowds, albeit smaller ones, will again watch the AFL and NRL grand finals. Crowds can bring people together but, since the time of the Roman republic, they have also expressed political dissent.