Australian Football League

Who said it?

Chief executive Leung Chun-ying

I know the kitchen is hot, that's why we need people in it

Chief executive Leung Chun-ying, promising that his team can deal with the city's difficult issues


Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 5:22am

AFL academy 'an historic development'

Australian Rules football skirts the outer fringes of Chinese society, played only by expatriate communities in major cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Macau and viewed with some measure of bewilderment by the uninitiated.

But an ambitious plan by the sport's governing body hopes to change all that.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Aussie Rules legend Kevin Sheedy to share his locker room stories at gala dinner

The Australian Chamber of Commerce has invited the long-time Aussie Rules legend Kevin Sheedy to Hong Kong for a special Australian Football League dinner tonight at the Conrad Hotel. It's the first gala of its kind for the Aussie chamber, co-sponsored by the Hong Kong Dragons Australian Rules Football Club, so AustCham obviously went all-out getting a legend like Sheedy.

19 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Swans swoop

Sydney: The Sydney Swans downed the Western Bulldogs to remain unbeaten after five Australian Football League matches.

The Swans fended off a late challenge from the previously unbeaten Bulldogs to win 14.15 (99) to 12.11 (83).

27 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Tour a labour of love for Aussie Rules ambassadors

A year is a long time in football, just ask Australian Football League stars Stephen Silvagni and Ang Christou.

Twelve months ago the pair were helping Carlton demolish Geelong in the AFL grand final in front of 90,000-odd screaming fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

30 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Rowdy Hawthorn fans vote out amalgamation proposal

Australian Football League anti-merger forces were jubilant yesterday after Hawthorn members voted against a union with founding team Melbourne. Multi-premiership Hawthorn coach Allan Jeans was booed and jeered from the floor as 3,500 members packed Camberwell Town Hall for an extraordinary members vote.

18 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Hawthorn and Melbourne members to vote on future

Australian Football League history will be made tonight when members at Melbourne and Hawthorn vote at separate meetings to decide whether or not to merge. The merger issue - backed by the AFL commissioners - has split the two clubs, with former players Brian Dixon and Don Scott heading opposition groups at Melbourne and Hawthorn respectively.

16 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Dangerous interstate finals date looming for Victorian clubs

Three Melbourne-based teams face the daunting prospect of playing Australian Football League finals interstate as non-Victorian teams make convincing claims for top four spots.

12 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Eagles on track to host final at home

West Coast came from behind to down Essendon 14.15 (99) to 14.9 (93) and cling to third place on the Australian Football League ladder at Subiaco yesterday. The Eagles' victory kept them on target to host a final in the first week of the finals series next month.

5 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Eagles fly back into running for title

West Coast showed they were back as a force in the Australian Football League premiership race with a convincing 17-point win over Richmond at the MCG.

8 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Change in coach fails to inspire Footscray

New Footscray coach Terry Wallace missed out on a dream Australian Football League debut as the Bulldogs got stuck in the mud against West Coast at Whitten Oval yesterday.

The Eagles kicked three goals in the first nine minutes and were not headed for the remainder of the day.

West Coast won 11.5 (71) to 9.5 (59) on a track soaked by heavy overnight rain.

1 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Bombers and Saints told to play lost time

An Australian Football League match between Essendon and St Kilda was called off after the arena was plunged into darkness here on Saturday night.

Hostile fans lit spot fires in the stands, invaded the oval and ripped out behind posts when a power blackout at Waverley Park halted play 20 minutes into the third term.

10 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Lockett feasts on Brisbane as Swans take away game in second half

Over the years burly Australian Football League full-forward Tony Lockett has made a habit of carving up both opponents and opposing teams.

And he was at it again at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday, helping himself to 11 of the Swans' 21 goals as they hammered Brisbane 21.6 (132) to 10.14 (74).

27 May 1996 - 12:00am

Fitzroy defiant in face of merger

After a tense week linking embattled Australian Football League club Fitzroy to a merger with North Melbourne, Lions fans savoured a rare win when their team swamped Fremantle by 31 points. Although speculation continued that the clubs would amalgamate at the end of the 1996 season, merger opponents seized on the win as a symbol of stand-alone glory.

20 May 1996 - 12:00am

Essendon humbled by unbeaten Crows in upset of round

Adelaide consolidated their best start to an AFL season by belting highly-fancied Essendon by 96 points at Football Park.

22 Apr 1996 - 12:00am