Hawthorn racism investigation, Jeff Kennett speech, video, latest, Alastair Clarkson, Chris Fagan

Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett has told members “something good will come” amid the fallout from the club’s cultural safety review. The review, coupled with a report from ABC journalist Russell Jackson, alleges a number of Indigenous players went through traumatic experiences during parts of former coach Alastair Clarkson’s tenure at the club. Further allegations have … Read more

Hawthorn Football Club, First Nations, player, treatment, allegations, Alastair Clarkson, Damien Hardwick, Chris Fagan, report, Hawks

Alastair Clarkson’s treatment has been labeled “incredibly disheartening” and a “bit distasteful” by fellow AFL coach Damien Hardwick amid growing support for the embattled ex-Hawks mentor. Clarkson is yet to give his version of events after damning allegations about his treatment of First Nations players at Hawthorn exploded in a club-endorsed report last month. The … Read more

Hawthorn Football Club, Hawks, racism, report, First Nations, Luke Hodge, Alastair Clarkson, Chris Fagan, coach, support, statement, investigation

Three-time Hawthorn premiership skipper Luke Hodge has thrown his support behind embattled coaches Alastair Clarkson and Chris Fagan during an “extremely challenging time” for the duo. Clarkson, Fagan and other former senior Hawthorn officials including Jason Burt and Andrew Newbold have been named in a damning report into the treatment of past First Nations players … Read more

Hawthorn report, racism allegations from Indigenous football players, Russian Mafia, Alastair Clarkson, Chris Fagan, Jason Burt

More troubling allegations against Hawthorn have been revealed after sections of the club-commissioned report into its handling of First Nations players were leaked. It comes as former Hawthorn player development manager Jason Burt broke his silence following reports of his involvement in alleged incidents involving First Nations players and their partners that are now being … Read more

Rory Lobb to Western Bulldogs, Fremantle, Colin Young, Blake Acres, Griffin Logue, North Melbourne, Alastair Clarkson, Bobby Hill, Brad Hill, Billy Frampton

Rory Lobb’s manager Colin Young hasn’t given up hope that a deal could be done for the big forward – despite Fremantle stating they’ll hold him to the final year of his contract. While Young has also revealed it was Alastair Clarkson’s appointment that convinced Lobb’s teammate Griffin Logue to request a trade to North … Read more

North Melbourne Kangaroos, Alastair Clarkson, Hawthorn Football Club, racism, scandal, shocking claims, abortion, First Nations

The woman who instigated Alastair Clarkson’s arrival at North Melbourne has thrown her support behind the coach, despite damning allegations from his time at the Hawthorn Football Club. Kangaroos club president Dr Sonja Hood says she’s been in regular contact with a “fragile” Clarkson after shocking allegations of racism during his time as coach of … Read more

Hawthorn First Nations report: Chris Fagan releases statement after bombshell

Elements of the report into alleged discrimination at Hawthorn have been backed by an assistant coach. Find out the latest here. Lions coach Chris Fagan joined former Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson in vehemently denying the bombshell allegations on Thursday. Fagan said he was “shocked and deeply distressed by the allegations reported in the media”. “I … Read more

AFL 2022: North Melbourne CEO Ben Amarillo resigns

Chief executive Ben Amarfio has resigned from his position at the North Melbourne Football Club. North Melbourne chief executive Ben Amarfio has resigned from his position at the club. Amarfio tendered his resignation to the Kangaroos board on Friday morning, confirming long-held speculation that he would be finishing up in the role before new coach … Read more

Essendon next coach, boat race for James Hird, contenders, shouldn’t hire Hird, analysis, Bombers problems

Essendon has been implored to avoid a “boat race” faux-process that would install club great James Hird as coach, with the club “crying out” for new voices. The departure of Ben Rutten as coach has seen Hird, a playing great and former coach of the Bombers through the supplements saga, leap into consideration for the … Read more

Ben Rutten sacked as Essendon coach, full press conference video, latest updates, replacement, James Hird, board meeting

Ben Rutten has been sacked as Essendon coach in a brutal call by the club’s board, which will now target an experienced coach to generate “success as quickly as possible”. After a week of immense off-field turmoil and a failed 11th-hour bid for Alastair Clarkson, the club on Sunday confirmed that the 66-point loss to … Read more