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Hinkley, Power do deal

PORT Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has signed a three-year contract extension with the AFL club. Hinkley will coach Port until at least the end of the 2021 season, after rejecting overtures to join the Gold Coast Suns. He had been contracted at Port until the end of next season but the interest of...

Kenny commits to Power

KEN Hinkley says he will soon extend his tenure as coach of Port Adelaide, ending speculation linking him to the Gold Coast Suns. Hinkley says he will honour his contract at Port which expires at the end of next season and hopes an extension beyond that will be settled soon. “I’m really...

Kelly remains a Giant

GREATER Western Sydney have re-signed Josh Kelly, with the race to recruit the AFL’s most in-demand youngster put on hold for a further two seasons. Rival clubs were lining up to lure Kelly home to Victoria, with North Melbourne dangling a nine-year contract thought to be worth approximately $10 million. But the gifted...

Cats did it for Domsy

AS they walked to their positions on Friday night, Geelong’s defensive group made a little pact not to let Tom Lonergan’s AFL career end with him sitting in the grandstand. Lonergan was a late withdrawal for the Cats’ semi-final win over Sydney after suffering a bout of food poisoning in the...

Bombers axe Buddha

ESSENDON have delisted veteran AFL midfielder Heath Hocking after a tough return from the club’s well-documented doping ban. The Bombers on Friday confirmed that 29-year-old Hocking would not be offered a contract for next season. Hocking was the first of 10 Bombers to confirm their return to the club after serving 12-month...

AFL Changes – Semi-Finals

GREATER Western Sydney have turned to veteran star Steve Johnson as they look to jump start their AFL finals campaign. Johnson was dropped for the Giants’ qualifying final loss to Adelaide, but returns with fellow inclusion Tim Taranto for Saturday night’s semi-final encounter with West Coast at Spotless Stadium. The pair replace...

Giants lock away Whitfield

GREATER Western Sydney continue to lock away their in-demand AFL stars, with former No.1 draft pick Lachie Whitfield the latest to re-sign. There had been speculation Whitfield could leave the Giants in the post-season trade period despite having another year to run on his contract. But instead of chasing a pay rise...

AFLPA MVP

RICHMOND superstar Dustin Martin has stormed to his first AFL Players’ Association most valuable player award. The red-hot Brownlow Medal favourite has taken all before him this season, averaging 30 possessions in 23 games and kicking 32 goals. Martin took the award, known as the Leigh Matthews Trophy, with 1333 votes ahead...

AFL List Changes

          INS:  OUTS: Scott Thompson (retired)           INS:  OUTS: Josh Clayton (delisted), Jono Freeman (delisted), Blake Grewar (rookie – delisted) Ryan Harwood (delisted), Jarrad Jansen (delisted),           INS:  OUTS: Dennis Armfield (retired), Andrew Gallucci (delisted), Daniel Gorringe (rookie – delisted), Kristian Jaksch (delisted), Matt Korchek (rookie – retired), Liam Sumner (delisted)           INS:  OUTS: Jesse White (Collingwood)           INS:  OUTS: Yestin Eades (retired), Heath Hocking (delisted), James...

Dees axe former skipper

JACK Trengove’s tumultuous AFL career looks over after Melbourne delisted him. The former Demons captain only managed two senior games this year and seven over the last four seasons, thanks to a serious foot injury that needed two operations. Melbourne also cut ruckman Jake Spencer on Tuesday, along with Liam Hulett and rookie...