Everyday people behind AFLW Fantasy, using lure of fantasy football to grow women’s sport

Ben Dunlop describes playing fantasy AFL football as an “obsession”. Each week, the 34-year-old, who is based in Melbourne and works in financial services, watches at least half of the AFL fixtures on offer, not necessarily because he is interested in the game itself, but because he wants to see how his players are doing. … Read more

Rutherglen Football Club seeks council support for grant to upgrade women’s change rooms

With all eyes on women’s football as the AFLW draft takes place today, one club in Rutherglen, in Victoria’s north-east, says it has to deal with “outdated” change rooms where players “shower in their clothes”. Key points: Rutherglen’s Barkly Park change rooms have no closed doors hiding the showers and no barriers or doors separating … Read more