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

Trade whispers, Jack Gunston, Hawthorn Hawks, Brisbane Lions, move, deal, contract, father’s death, lifestyle, Luke Hodge, Grant Birchall

Hawthorn veteran Jack Gunston has played his last game for the club, telling the Hawks he’s off to Brisbane for 2023. The club confirmed Gunston’s move in a statement, stating they “respect” his decision to turn his back on a two-year deal. Gunston will instead follow in the footsteps of former teammates Luke Hodge and … 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

Brisbane Lions, Daniel McStay, trade, leaving, Collingwood Magpies, big money, deal, official, Kane Cornes, Nathan Buckley

Daniel McStay has played his last game for Brisbane, with the forward officially informing the club he won’t be signing a new deal. McStay will instead become an unrestricted free agent, and return home to Victoria – with Collingwood the club most likely to snare the 27-year-old. The Magpies have loomed all year for McStay … 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

Jarrod Berry suspended for eye gouge on Clayton Oliver, Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions, MRO, match review verdict

A fascinating finals tribunal showdown looms after Brisbane’s semi-final hero Jarrod Berry was offered a suspension for his actions during a semi-final scuffle with Melbourne star Clayton Oliver. The Lions now face the prospect of being without Berry for their preliminary final against Geelong after he was handed a one-match ban for making “unreasonable or … Read more

AFL week two finals: Teams, selection news and expert tips

Melbourne is unlikely to use painkilling injections on superstar midfielder Christian Petracca but the alternative oral medication may be limited, says a respected sports medico. Christian Petracca could be forced to rely on mere Panadol to ease the pain of a hairline fracture as well as a corked calf to get him through the cutthroat … Read more

How to Bet Week 1 of the AFL Finals

The AFL Finals are finally here: how did the teams involved get here? Who should you pick? Let CODE Bet set the scene. Finally, the Finals. After 23 rounds of drama, suspense, excitement, and heartbreak (that noise you just heard was a Carlton fan sighing) to make up one of the more tumultuous AFL seasons … Read more