Australian Rules Football

AFL player apologises for setting dwarf on fire

Andrew Demetriou. Photo: AP

An Australian Football League player was fined and forced to apologise yesterday to a dwarf entertainer set on fire during a prank in arguably the sport's most bizarre end-of-season celebration.

Wednesday, 4 September, 2013, 1:52am

'King Kong' remarks add to Goodes racism furore

Adam Goodes (right)

Prominent television commentator and Collingwood club president Eddie McGuire has been embroiled in a racism controversy only days after a 13-year-old fan racially abused Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes during an Australian Football League match.

30 May 2013 - 5:27am

Short Sport, September 26, 2012

South Africa's Morne Steyn

First woman set to umpire grand final

26 Sep 2012 - 2:38am

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

Keep up with the latest in football action

Don't miss the Young Post's Asia Cup football special! On January 5, we'll be carrying 20 pages jam-packed with team info, highlighted players and a mega poster for you to keep score.

Make sure you get your copy of Young Post on January 5!

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Seven steps on the road to a bright new future for Hong Kong soccer

The vision of a new era for Hong Kong soccer has been spelled out by the consultancy report. But what will be the biggest challenge facing the 'change agent' as he goes about the task of delivering the new product and implementing the report's manifold recommendations?

23 May 2010 - 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

FA to change ratio of expat players

The Hong Kong Football Association is poised to abolish the four-to-three ratio of overseas-to-mainland players in the quota for expatriates next season.

A maximum of seven expatriates will still be allowed per team for a match, the same number as last season, but there will be no limit on whether they are from China or other parts of the world.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Shops on ball with World Cup

AS HONG KONG'S shopping centres face increasingly intensive competition to attract customers, many have gone to extraordinary lengths to capitalise on the 2006 World Cup and other big events.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Schools set for football fever

When the sun rises next, the sports extravaganza that football fans around the world have waited for will have begun.

The 2006 Fifa World Cup will kick off in Munich, Germany, at midnight tonight when the hosts take on underdogs Costa Rica, following the opening ceremony.

9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

All eyes Down Under focus on grand-final clash for cup

Forget the Ashes urn. Australians will today turn their attention to arguably the most coveted trophy cabinet adornment in Aussie sport - the AFL Grand Final premiership cup.

24 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Capper leads all the way in 10k

Jakarta-based Briton Mike Capper collected his second victory of the season in record-breaking style in the Perskindol Sha Tin 10K at Siu Lek Yuen yesterday.

14 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Fair dinkum! 'Footy' has arrived in HK

Dragons host Asian Championship of a game where no quarter is given

6 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Take the cyber football quiz challenge

Young football fans can now take part in the McDonald's Cyber Football Challenge, a trivia quiz on football.

The challenge accompanies the promotion of the McDonald's Star Programme - Youth Football Scheme '99 in Hong Kong.

4 Aug 1999 - 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