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The SANFL Will be without the Magpies and the SANFL Crows for 2020

The SANFL will go on in 2020 without the Crows and Port Adelaide after the AFL said listed players will not be permitted to play in the league this season. The AFL has barred players from competing in state leagues in 2020, meaning on its 150th anniversary, the Port Adelaide Football Club will bot be […]

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PAFC Statement – 2020 SANFL participation

Today the Port Adelaide Football Club was today informed by the AFL that no AFL player is permitted to play in a second tier competition in 2020 under the industry’s return to play protocols. This ruling applies to all clubs across the AFL competition. As a result of this ruling Port Adelaide will not participate […]

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Football Victoria awaits detailed guidance following the easing of Stage 3 restrictions

Football Victoria (FV) today welcomes the advice given by the Victorian Government regarding its decisions to Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions. The announcement detailed a series of moves to allow increased movement of citizens, whilst still maintaining the majority of Stage 3 restrictions which have been in place during recent weeks. This follows last week’s Federal […]

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AFL slaps Adelaide Crows with sanction over training protocols breach

Adelaide assistant coach Ben Hart has been stood down for six weeks over 16 Crows players’ breach of AFL training protocols while in quarantine in the Barossa Valley. The players’ – listed below – have received a suspended one-game ban following an AFL investigation, which found the breach was “inadvertent and not done to create […]

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$100k, draft picks: AFL greats debate Adelaide’s ‘training malfunction’ penalties

AFL greats Dermott Brereton and David King have bebated the merits of a severe penalty for the Adelaide Crows, following a “training malfunction” on Thursday. With 16 players in isolation in the Barossa Valley, Adelaide was found to have breached strict AFL rules after a group of eight players were found to have kicked footballs […]

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FOOTY TRAINING SET TO RESUME IN SA (FROM 18 MAY)

SANFL has received State Government approval for a structured return to training in groups of 10 for SANFL and Community Football, with training to commence under strict protocols from Monday, May 18. The first phase for football’s return from this Monday (May 11) will be to plan, implement and communicate to members hygiene protocols and […]

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AFL furious with Adelaide Crows over covid breach

The AFL is reportedly “furious” with the Adelaide Crows for breaching the league’s training protocols by training in a group this week. The Crows have 16 players quarantining for 14 days in a Barossa Valley resort – which is temporarily closed to the public – after they returned from interstate on Monday. But the resort […]

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Three Gold Coast Titans NRL Players stood down amid coronavirus flu vaccine furore

Three Gold Coast Titans players, including Bryce Cartwright and Nathan Peats, have been stood down for refusing to have flu shots. Key points: Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young spoke with the NRL before a decision was made about the three Titans players Nathan Peats said he would have a flu shot after initially refusing […]

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Geoff Lipshut Appointed Chef De Mission for Beijing Winter Games in 2022

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has appointed Geoff Lipshut as Chef de Mission for the Australian Olympic Team to compete at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The AOC Executive today approved Mr Lipshut’s appointment to lead the Australian Team for the first time. However, he’s no stranger to the Winter Olympics, having been a […]

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AFL investigating alleged training breach by Crows in Barossa

Adelaide is investigating a possible breach of the AFL’s training protocols by its players who are currently in a quarantine training hub in the Barossa Valley. The League, as well as the South Australian Police, had been advised that players who had returned from interstate on Monday would move into the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort […]