Pundits had suggested a strong World Cup performance was vital for the health of the game. The horror result in France will put even more pressure on the sport to reform to stay relevant.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is often assumed to be a disease which develops later in life, but a new study clearly shows it can start early in the brains of young athletes.
African teams take the football world cup by storm.
While sports bodies are notable advocates of a Voice to parliament, they might want to consider how much of a voice Indigenous athletes have in their own organisation.
While it was hoped that having an AFL team at last would bring Tasmanians together, some believe it has split them politically.
After eight months of an inquiry there are ‘no adverse findings’ against former Hawthorn staff.
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.
Bus rapid transit is more than a way to get thousands of people to the game. Used in cities globally as an alternative to light rail, it can be a cost-effective way to transform cities for the better.
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.