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Choosing umpiring over playing

Josh Hollands came to umpiring as so many do: “I needed a part time job and thought getting to run around and umpire games of footy would be perfect,” he said. Then 15 years old, Hollands never expected umpiring to

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Guidelines for concussion management in community football

AFL releases guidelines for concussion management in community football Minimum 12-day post-concussion return period in addition to obtaining medical clearance AFL makes two key concussion focused appointments Head of Concussion Innovation and Research – Assoc. Professor Catherine Willmott Head of

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AFL NSW/ACT’s male youth leadership programs 2021

The Easter school holidays are always a great time to relax and recharge with friends and family. But for many talented footballers from NSW and the ACT, it was a chance to hone their skills in a game they love

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Stephen Coniglio named GIANTS captain

Originally published by gwsgiants.com.au The GIANTS have ushered in a new era with Stephen Coniglio today named AFL captain. Coniglio, vice-captain since 2017, is the GIANTS’ first standalone captain in club history after Phil Davis and Callan Ward completed a

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AFL 2020 Fixture Released

The AFL today released the fixture for the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. After making their inaugural Grand Final this year, the GWS GIANTS are set for a big 2020 AFL Premiership season with a fan-friendly mix of big-name opponents

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NAB AFL Draft Combine: Cooper Sharman

Leeton’s Cooper Sharman will have a nerve-racking seven-week wait until draft night after testing at the NAB AFL National Draft Combine in Melbourne last week. Over the course of the week, Sharman had his physical measurements recorded while also having his

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2019 NAB AFL & AFLW Draft Combines – All you need to know

  What is the NAB AFL and AFLW Draft Combine? The NAB Draft Combines seek to identify potential AFL and AFLW players capable of combining athletic and mental abilities with AFL skills. Each potential draftee will be put through a

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AFL match attendance hits another record

AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan thanked fans and congratulated the 18 AFL clubs after the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season saw attendances reach a new all-time record of 6,951,304 fans. The new record surpasses the previous record of 6,894,770 set last season

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Local players set to star in the AFL this year

AFL NSW/ACT will have 62 players representing the region during the 2019 Toyota AFL Season. Including players who have played over 300 games such as Jarryd McVeigh and then newcomers looking to make their debut in 2019 such as Kieren

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Rule changes announced for 2019 season

In line with the AFL Commission’s approval for 2019 Toyota AFL Season ‘Laws of the Game’ changes, AFL NSW/ACT have announced the rules that will be adopted by the 14 leagues across the state and territory. The nine Laws of

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