I’m Here

I’m in the open of Optus Stadium, my eyes cast over this modern dome donned in my team’s colours.  My colours.  I feel like breaking down and crying and I don’t quite know why. It’s overwhelming but I pull myself together. My years of conditioned fan behaviour still automatically pull me into line. I have …

The Roundup: AFLW Round Two

AFLW round two was a tumultuous round of footy, with comebacks, surprises, an expansion team’s first win. There were also some outstanding individual performances. The conferences once again look terribly lopsided, creating stress for those unfortunate enough to be in Conference B, which makes percentage crucial and losses hurt that little bit more. Related—The Play …

AFLW Fanter: Bulldogs v Melbourne

What happens when two friends who support two different teams sit down to watch the footy together? Fanter, that’s what happens. Read on for Kirby Fenwick and Gemma Bastiani’s thoughtful insights, compelling stats and stories and, honestly mostly, general chat around the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Demons round two clash. First quarter Kirby: Slippery out …

Pride in our Game

By Fiona Newton I’m often asked why we need to have Pride Games and what purpose they serve. The critics will even tell us to keep our politics and our ‘rainbow agenda’ out of football. However, football hasn’t traditionally been an inclusive place for the LGBTIQ+ community. In 2015, the first international study into homophobia …