Fyfe back training fully before Xmas hols

FREMANTLE Dockers superstar Nat Fyfe has revealed plans to be back in full training before his Christmas vacation after important shoulder surgery last month.

Saints to throw out birth certificates

ST KILDA coach Alan Richardson will throw out birth certificates as he prepares to blood a new batch of exciting young guns.

ASADA’s job lure to star doping witness

THE key witness in the Bombers drugs saga was offered a potential job by Australia’s anti-doping watchdog as it sought to secure his co-operation in the case.

Age just a number for AFL clubs

HAWTHORN’S premiership window remains wide open according to a breakdown of lists as Fremantle and North Melbourne get older.

Green has more goals in mind

AFTER a breakout season, Brisbane small forward Josh Green says he wants to be the Lions’ version of Hayden Ballantyne.

Players pick Hurn as Eagles skipper

DEFENDER Shannon Hurn was an overwhelming winner of a player vote on who should replace Darren Glass as West Coast captain.

Paddy slip up gets Saints laughing

NO.1 draft pick Paddy McCartin cops some light-hearting ribbing at St Kilda training after falling over during a marking drill.

Swan’s dip a blip on radar: Bucks

COLLINGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley expects Dane Swan’s AFL career to be put back on track as quickly as it went putrid.

Port players feeling Dubai heat

PORT Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley promised his players a “smashing in the morning and a bashing in the afternoon’’. And so far, the coach has been true to his word.

Big Ben racing clock for a spot

NORTH Melbourne’s new cult hero Ben Brown says he faces twin challenges to win a Round 1 spot despite his breakout first season in the AFL.

Only way is up for Dons: Hooker

ALL Australian defender Cale Hooker says Essendon has no excuse not to improve next year despite the loss of star ruckman Patrick Ryder.

Saints sharing in special bond

ST KILDA coach Alan Richardson believes the club’s training camp in picturesque Queenstown will prove every bit as beneficial as the altitude camp in Colorado 12 months ago. SEE THE PICS

Prepare to work, demands Power

Port Adelaide fitness coach Darren Burgess warns players this year’s Dubai camp will be harder than last year’s version.

Prepare to work, demands Power

Port Adelaide fitness coach Darren Burgess warns players this year’s Dubai camp will be harder than last year’s version.

Armo ready to repay Saints’ faith

A SIMPLE phone call from coach Alan Richardson was all David Armitage needed to know St Kilda was the place he wanted to be.

Roughead on track for Dogs opener

WESTERN Bulldogs say their young talls will be available for Round 1 with Jordan Roughead on track to complete most of the pre-season.

Young Giant fined over pub fight

GREATER Western Sydney midfielder Toby Greene has been fined over an ugly pub brawl, with his victim telling the court: “I could have been dead”.

Young gun Lever has sights on emulating Talia

UNLIKE most top draftees, ace Crows recruit Jake Lever grew up without a football role model.

New Crow won’t sacrifice future for Danger

NEW Adelaide Crows list manager Justin Reid warns that he will not compromise the club’s future for the sake of one player.

Media banned from doping hearing

MEDIA will be banned from the three-week AFL Tribunal anti-doping hearing to protect the privacy of involved Essendon players.

‘Scarlo’ heads home to the Cats

THREE-TIME premiership star Matthew Scarlett has returned to the Cats as Geelong reshuffles its coaching structure under Chris Scott.

Your club’s best overseas camp photos

HIGH altitude, low altitude, blizzards and baking deserts — AFL teams have flown all over the world looking for an edge. Where has your club been?

Big things expected from Crouch

CROW Matt Crouch is tipped to go one better than his brother Brad and win the 2015 AFL Rising Star award.

Pearce’s big wrap for little brother

PEARCE Hanley believes his younger brother Cian will be able to step up to senior AFL football “sooner rather than later”.

It’s Dee-ja vu for McDonald boys

MELBOURNE defender Tom McDonald admits he was in shock when his brother Oscar arrived at the Demons in identical circumstances to him.

Kane tells secret of his success

PORT Adelaide veteran Kane Cornes has revealed the secret to his stunning pre-season time trial which not only shocked his teammates but also surprised himself.

Hampered Petrie ‘hungry’ for 2015

NORTH Melbourne veteran Drew Petrie says a delayed start to his pre-season will have him “hungry” for when the Kangaroos launch their 2015 campaign.

Sudden Impact: who’s ready to fire

FORGET the long wait, which 20 untried players will have the greatest impact next season? Have your say on generation next.

Hughes scouts Saints’ recruiting job

FORMER Carlton recruiting chief Wayne Hughes is in the running to join St Kilda, specialising in trade and free agency scouting.

Unsung providers help Crows take wing

THEY’RE the ones behind the scenes that help hold it together for new recruits and care for them like the young boys they are.

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