Jul 312015
 
New stadium proposal up for debate in Melbourne

A new development for a boutique 25,000-seat AFL stadium could be put on the agenda in the next two years. Independent Architecture and Planning Design Company, Peddle Thorp, has put forth a concept called ‘E-Gate.’ Promoting it as “environmentally responsive”, E-Gate is to be situated on the empty rail yards near Footscray Road, behind Harbour […]

Jul 312015
 
More than anything, women want to be taken seriously

The AFL has a section on its community site dedicated to ‘understanding female footballers’. While it makes some valid points and may act as a useful reference for coaches, it does little to quell the gender divide and stereotypes prevalent in footy. In fact, albeit unknowingly, it may even perpetuate them. The generalisations begin in […]

Jul 312015
 
Lions do not deserve priority pick

Let me preface this piece by saying that there is no club in the AFL that deserves a priority pick. The Lions have had their share of high picks, and they’ve lost them. They’ve had some value in return for those picks, but it’s evident that it’s the Lions’ own fault that they cannot develop […]