Bombers players 'likely' to appeal doping ban

It is understood more than half the 34 banned Essendon players will take their case to a Swiss tribunal in a last-ditch bid to clear their names.

AFL top-up ruling lacks sense: Port chief

The AFL have ruled that Essendon will be the only AFL club allowed to sign top-up players to replace those suspended by CAS.

Returning Saint has new outlook on career

Promising St Kilda youngster Jack Billings is excited to be back playing after his long injury-enforced layoff.

Cripps extends Blues contract until 2019

Talented Carlton midfielder Patrick Cripps will remain with the club until at least the end of 2019 after signing a contract extension.

Magpies vote Cloke out of leadership group

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury said Travis Cloke has been booted out of the club's leadership group.

Suns gun denies Melbourne AFL switch claim

Gold Coast star Jaeger O'Meara has denied a report claiming he is keen on a move to a Melbourne AFL club, saying his primary goal is proving his fitness.
Swans star Isaac Heeney is a graduate of the Sydney academy. (AAP)

AFL aims to develop academies

All AFL clubs will soon have talent academies as the league tries to broaden its reach in the community.

Swallow continues as Roos skipper

Andrew Swallow has been voted by his teammates to lead North Melbourne for a fifth season with Jack Ziebell his deputy.

Plan to lock down Schache began early

Brisbane Lions CEO Greg Swann says the club wants to keep No.2 draft pick Josh Schache for as long as they can.

Footballers need to stop acting like robots

They might be supreme athletes on the field, but off it AFL players are robotic at best. That needs to change.