Matthew Kennedy aims for Round One

Originally published by The Age.  On a burning hot day when the Blues were put through their paces, the lure of a round-one debut helped recruit Matthew Kennedy get through another demanding session. Kennedy left Greater Western Sydney and headed to

Monahan ready to take her chance

Originally published by the Inner West Courier. Growing up without a national women’s competition, Phoebe Monahan never really thought that playing AFL professionally would be possible. So when it was announced in October last year that she had been selected

Local talent take part in AFL Players Induction

  The annual AFL Players’ Association AFL Induction Camp was run in Melbourne this week with, over 100 of the new draftees in attendance. AFL NSW/ACT draftees, Jarrod Brander (West Coast), Charlie Spargo (Melbourne), Doulton Langlands (St Kilda), James Bell,

Blakey and Walker fly to USA with AFL Academy

AFL NSW/ACT Allies players, Nick Blakey and Matthew Walker will spend the next two weeks with fellow Level 2 NAB AFL Academy members in the United States. Flying out of Australia on Saturday, the QBE Sydney Swans and GWS GIANTS

SAVE THE DATES – footy is back in 2018!

With a new year, comes new footy seasons, this year starting earlier than ever with the NAB AFL Women’s Competition kicking off on February 2, in Melbourne. 2018 NAB AFL Women’s  For AFL NSW/ACT fans, the first home game of

GIANTS Academy announces Phase Two squad

  The GWS GIANTS Academy has announced their Phase Two Pre-Season squads for the period of 14 November – 14 December 2018. With Academy bases placed across the region from Wagga Wagga, Canberra,Western Sydney, Albury, Tocumwal and Broken Hill, over

Local umpires elevated to AFL and AFLW panels

There will be 11 more AFL NSW/ACT Umpires running around in the AFL and AFLW in 2018. Boundary Umpire, Michael Barlow (Canberra) has been evelavted to the AFL’s National Umpiring Panel following his officiating 85 NEAFL matches, including the 2016

Coaching coup for the AFL NSW/ACT state squads

The AFL NSW/ACT Rams state squads will have some star power behind them in 2018 with new coaches at the helm of the Under 16s, Allies and AFL Women’s Under 18s squads. Alicia Eva, one of the star 2018 GWS

Flying Boomerangs return from footy tour to Fiji

At the beginning of December, AFL NSW/ACT Kickstart players, David Whyman and Wesley Clark traveled to Fiji as a part of the Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs Leadership Program. In its twelfth year, the Rio Tinto AFL Flying Boomerangs is the

AFL empowering the next gen of Indigenous youth

  In 2017, 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from the seven high schools connected to the AFL NSW/ACT Western Sydney Indigenous Academies, graduated from Year 12. Established in 2006, the AFL NSW/ACT Western Sydney Indigenous Academies deliver specific