The AFL's anti-doping tribunal will release its verdict on the case involving Essendon, the AFL and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority on Tuesday. The hearings began in December last year and concluded on February 17.
Peter Hanlon An eye-catching first half from the Melbourne Demons was enough for them to hold off a fast-finish from a youthful Western Bulldogs side at Eureka Stadium, Ballarat.
NAVARRE Grasshoppers will take their time getting started this season to avoid the players burning out. After playing off in the grand final for the past four years, the long seasons are taking their toll on players. So the newly formed coaching panel has decided against an early preseason.
CKS Swifts have had several light training sessions to finish the year, but the intensity is bound to lift in the new year. On the back of their premiership win this year and an extended season Swifts were late getting back into the swing of things.
Caroline Wilson Michael Voss’ decision to quit his various media roles and join Port Adelaide has signalled the triple premiership captain’s desire to return to senior coaching in future.
Matt Murnane New Brisbane Lions recruit Allen Christensen says he is a "happy place", and while he is not comfortable speaking publicly about the personal issues that have necessitated a fresh start interstate, he predicts one day he will do so.