All AFL articles

BH draft fancy misses the cut

Friday, 23rd November, 2012

Mitch Clisby showed great form for North Adelaide this season. Mitch Clisby showed great form for North Adelaide this season.

By Ben Sheffield

Former West Robins' player and AFL hopeful, Mitch Clisby, missed out on being selected by an AFL club in last night's AFL Draft on the Gold Coast, despite speculation that he was on the radar of the Brisbane Lions.

The 22-year-old, who plays for North Adelaide in the SANFL, had been considered a real chance of being selected in the draft and had been picked
in a couple of phantom drafts in the lead up to the event.

Read more

Corey humbled by medal honour

Wednesday, 5th September, 2012

Jan Corey, pictured outside the Civic Centre, is looking forward to tonight’s Lionel Johnston Medal Night. Jan Corey, pictured outside the Civic Centre, is looking forward to tonight’s Lionel Johnston Medal Night.

By Ben Sheffield

Jan Corey says she is very humbled to have the medal for the best and fairest women's AFL player named in her honour.

The inaugural Jan Corey Medal will be presented tonight at the Lionel Johnston Medal count, following the first season of women's AFL.

Jan said she had mixed emotions when she found out that the medal was to be named after her.

Read more

Lloyd's lucky escape

Thursday, 30th August, 2012

Essendon champion Matthew Lloyd obliges for autograph seeker Sage Hocking. Essendon champion Matthew Lloyd obliges for autograph seeker Sage Hocking.

By Ben Sheffield

Former Essendon great Matthew Lloyd has revealed that a serious injury he sustained in Essendon's 1996 Preliminary Final against Sydney very nearly cost him his life.

Lloyd ruptured his spleen in the third quarter of the match and ended up spending 10 days in intensive care at a Sydney hospital.

Read more

King Koutoufides

Wednesday, 8th August, 2012

By Ben Sheffield

With the Olympic Games in full swing, it has been revealed that Anthony Koutoufides could have made it as a gold medal-winning track
and field athlete rather than a champion AFL player with Carlton.

Koutoufides was a decorated player with the Blues who won many accolades including All-Australian selection, Carlton's Best and Fairest, the AFL Players Association Most Valuable Player award, as well as AFL and Carlton Life Membership.

Visiting over the weekend for South's Old Timers weekend, Koutoufides highlighted the community feel of football in Broken Hill.

Read more

Speed to burn

Thursday, 10th May, 2012

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Jordan Tonkin is one of a handful of players who will be watched closely by combined squad selectors this week. IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Jordan Tonkin is one of a handful of players who will be watched closely by combined squad selectors this week.

By Darrin Manuel

Talent from the West and North football clubs may form the foundation for the city’s bid to retain the Miners Cup when Broken Hill clashes with Woomera Districts next month.

Twenty players from the Robins and Bulldogs have been named amongst an initial 32-man squad to play against Woomera at AAMI Stadium.

Read more