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Isaac Heeney: The importance of winding down

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Sydney Swans hotshot, Isaac Heeney talks to Inside Sport about overcoming a physical setback in preseason. Heeney was ready to go for 2017 – entering his third year in the AFL, the 21-year-old was poised to get more time in the powerful Swans’ midfield, and such were his performances during workouts. “I had a really […]

AFL – The perfect kick starts from your hands.

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The handy way to kick a ball – Aussie rules style Many young AFL players are fanatical on improving their foot work and running lines for ultimate kicking performance during an AFL game, but many top coaches suggest the perfect kick actually starts with your hands. Hand placement on the ball is paramount to maintaining […]

AFL’s Bernie Vince: Match day preparation

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With a lot of pressure on his developing Melbourne squad, Bernie Vince could be forgiven for perhaps being a little wound up, but the star midfielder is quick to dispel those claims and even owns up to being the larrikin of the change rooms!  “I’m a very relaxed sort of bloke,” Vince said. “A lot of […]

Why it’s good to compete in multiple sports

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For the average Aussie rules footballer, the training doesn’t end when the players leave the field at the end of a session. Most players participate in variety of different sports outside of their normal code. It’s a great way to continue to work on their fitness levels and hone new skills to improve their game […]

Nathan Jones: On my training regime

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Inside Sport speaks to Melbourne Football Club Captain, Nathan Jones, to get an insight into his personal and team training regime. What does an average day of training look like for you? On an average day, I arrive at the club around 7.30am for a training briefing and opposition analysis before moving into our training […]

Jack Newnes: My match day routine

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Consistency is key for St. Kilda’s Jack Newnes, so it should come as no surprise that on game day, the 23-year-old has it all planned out. He talked to Inside Sport about his match day routine. “The night before, I always do the same thing; pasta and a small pizza, a blue gatorade and a […]

Jack Newnes: You need mental recovery as much as physical

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When your day job is literally preparing for the game on the weekend, you can be forgiven for wanting a few days off, despite how hard-working you are on the field. St.Kilda’s Jack Newnes has established himself as one of the best wingmen in competition.  While some players like to work on their physical fitness […]

The beginner’s guide to watching AFL

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There’s nothing more frustrating than having a partner that lives and breathes Aussie Rules when you don’t. Nothing shows your love, like trying to show an appreciation for their favourite sport. However, it can be difficult when you don’t have a clue on what’s going on. Our basic guide to AFL will help show your […]

Nat Fyfe: Rehab to Rehab

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After missing most of the 2016 season, Nat Fyfe is desperate to get back to his best. The Dockers captain spoke to Inside Sport about overcoming injuries and the challenges of this season. It was anything but an extended holiday for Nat Fyfe as he recovered from a second broken leg during most of last […]