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Come, try, and meet your heroes

To mark Local Footy Week, AFL, the GIANTS and the Sydney Swans are offering something special on Wednesday, 27 March 2024. Every available AFL player from the GIANTS and Swans playing lists will are headed out across Sydney to join

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Pre-game event: Sheedy v Colless

By Rod Gillett . Two great champions of our game, Kevin Sheedy and Richard Colless, will join together in conversation on Saturday, 23 March ahead of the Sydney Swans v Essendon match. All footy fans welcome. . Kevin Sheedy and

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Three umpires selected to national program

Three of the best women umpires across NSW and the ACT have been selected as part of Female Umpire Accelerator Program in 2024. The program recognises umpires who have been performing at the highest level in their local competitions and

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Youth footy coaches get more support with new resources

The AFL has launched an all-new set of free resources designed to help coaches of youth-aged Australian rules footballers. There are around 10,000 registered coaches of youth football teams with players in the 13-18 age range across Australia and the

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2024 AFL Concussion Protocols: Community football to adopt minimum 21-day return-to-play protocols

The AFL has announced important developments in relation to the return-to-play protocols in the concussion guidelines for all levels of Australian rules football.   For competitions outside AFL/AFLW of all ages (i.e. adult/open competitions and all junior competitions), the earliest

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NSW’s inaugural Hall of Fame announced at historic day 

The AFL has today announced it will host a gala dinner celebrating the inaugural NSW Australian Football Hall of Fame on Friday, 3 May.  Head of AFL NSW/ACT, Tiffany Robertson, made the surprise announcement to guests attending a plaque unveiling

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Message from the Chairman and the CEO

As the AFL season gets underway this week, we wanted to take the opportunity on behalf of the AFL Commission to thank you for taking part in Australia’s national game and making it the number one sport in the country. Your

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Melinda Hyland becomes the first woman to reach 350 games

Melinda Hyland (back left) with her family, Julie McLean, Alby (6), Andy (3), Teddy (8). Photo: Damian Jenkins . On Friday, 1 March Melinda Hyland will become the first woman in NSW or the ACT to play 350 senior matches,

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Vale Jesse Baird

AFL CEO Andrew Dillon, and the NSW Australian Football Umpire Association have released statements on the passing of Jesse Baird. . AFL CEO Andrew Dillon The AFL is deeply saddened to learn of the update from NSW Police regarding the

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Talented umpires ready to grasp opportunities

By Josh Dunstall . VFL practice matches Over the past two weeks, five of the best field umpires and four of the best boundary umpires from Canberra and Sydney’s umpiring community were provided opportunities to showcase their umpiring skills on

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