After enduring the toughest training session of the pre-season so far on Monday, the Crows players were subjected to another gruelling hit-out at Max Basheer Reserve on Thursday morning.
Former Hawk Jordan Lisle didn’t expect to be switching clubs in the off-season, but once opportunity knocked, the quietly spoken big man couldn’t be happier moving to the Brisbane Lions.
The Blues continue to establish vital big man depth with the advancement in running power for budding superstar Matthew Kreuzer.
Jackson Paine had a secret weapon in his battle against fellow Collingwood recruits on a Tasmanian adventure camp – coach Nathan Buckley.
Ruckman Paddy Ryder says he expects the Bombers to be a more physical outfit in 2012.
The club plans to give its young talent such as Billie Smedts, Jordan Schroder and Cam Guthrie plenty of opportunities to push their senior claims in its NAB Cup campaign.
Even though the club is no longer the newborn team in the competition, coach Guy McKenna is still only expecting baby steps from his side in 2012.
Greater Western Sydney:
The Giants have issued a challenge to their NRL rivals with a bold bid to sign up 17,000 members for their first AFL season.
The Hawks moved to ensure champion forward Lance (Buddy) Franklin avoids a free agency bidding war at the end of this AFL season.
Garry Lyon has completed his six-month rescue mission as stand-in Melbourne football director.
Chief executive officer Eugene Arocca says a government that does not commit to building a stadium capable of hosting AFL matches in Ballarat has “rocks in their head”, while also hinting the Kangaroos will soon announce that AFL games will be played in the city.
The Power has suffered a double injury blow with ruckman Matthew Lobbe and forward Cameron Hitchcock both set to miss up to 12 weeks.
Tigers star Jack Riewoldt is set to resume full training after a summer of restricted duties.
The Saints released a statement today that confirmed just how trying a season it had been for the club in 2011 both on and off the field.
The Swans may have to share their turf with the AFL’s latest franchise, but co-captain Adam Goodes says they won’t be making life easy for Greater Western Sydney when they play their new neighbours in the first round in March.
West Coast will hold talks with the WA Football Commission about the possibility of moving at least two of their young forwards away from Claremont to give them more opportunities at league level.
The Bulldogs are confident they will again see the best of Brian Lake in 2012 despite the defender still being in the rehab group.