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PADDY McCartin has ruled himself out of playing in 2020.

The No.1 selection in the 2014 national draft mutually reached the decision with St Kilda in the past fortnight, acting on the advice of high-end medical consultants in Australia and the United States to indefinitely pause his 35-match AFL career.

McCartin will stay actively involved with the Saints' football program, but his main focus will be continuing rehabilitation and recovery programs for the concussion problems which have ruined his time in the AFL.

The Saints are set to delist McCartin in the coming days but he is hoping to be re-listed for the 2021 season.

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-10-27/concussion-symptoms-force-luckless-saint-to-put-afl-career-on-hold
 

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THE NAB AFL Women's collective bargaining agreement has been approved by 98 per cent of the playing group, after the initial deal was knocked back in early October.

It paves the way for the fixture to be released in the coming days, with pre-season to now start on Monday, November 11.

https://womens.afl/news/18518/landslide-yes-vote-ensures-2020-aflw-season-will-go-ahead

IT'S A FAMILIAR season opener with a twist.

Richmond and Carlton, who traditionally open the AFL season, will kick off the 2020 NAB AFLW season at Ikon Park on Friday, 7 February.

As confirmed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement signed on Monday, the season will run for eight home-and-away rounds, with three weeks of finals.
The Grand Final will be held on the weekend of 18 April.

https://womens.afl/news/18548/2020-fixture-and-conferences-revealed
 

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THE AFL will investigate comments from delisted St Kilda forward Paddy McCartin after he said he deliberately did worse on pre-season concussion testing to allow him to continue playing in games.

McCartin was delisted by St Kilda on Monday despite having one year to run on his contract, giving him ample time to continue his recovery from eight concussions sustained across his five-year career.

 

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VICTORIAN powerhouses Richmond and Collingwood will dominate primetime footy in season 2020, with the two high-flying giants handed the most blockbuster games in the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season Fixture released on Thursday.

The two clubs will play in eight primetime games each, with the reigning premiers Richmond named to feature in six Friday night games and Collingwood given five lucrative Friday night timeslots.

 

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The AFL has today announced a change to the management of Marvel Stadium, with the venue to transition into a business unit within the AFL organisation and a senior Executive to be recruited to drive the ongoing integration and redevelopment of the stadium.

 

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THE NATION'S indigenous broadcaster has committed to a fresh focus on football in 2020 despite axing the Marngrook Footy Show.

NITV will shift to targeting a younger audience after parting ways with the legacy program in September following a 12-year partnership.

 

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FORMER Magpie Tarkyn Lockyer has been appointed as the NAB AFL Academy's head coach, leaving his current role at Collingwood to take on the job at AFL headquarters.

Lockyer, who has been the head of Collingwood's Academy since 2017, will depart the Holden Centre and begin in his new position at the AFL later this month as the national talent coach.

 

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THE AFL wishes to advise changes to the operation and governance of the AFL Tribunal after a detailed review following the conclusion of the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

The governance of the AFL Tribunal will move from the Football Operations Department to form part of the AFL Legal Department led by AFL General Counsel Andrew Dillon, ensuring the Tribunal function operates separately to the Match Review Officer and the General Manager Football Operations.

 

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THE INTERNATIONAL Rules Series will return next year for the first time since 2017.

The AFL and Ireland's Gaelic Athletic Association have finally agreed to the next two series of the hybrid game between the two countries.

great news. i always like watching this, but the dog incident was the funniest international rules moment

 
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THE WESTERN Bulldogs are set to exit the gaming industry after finalising the terms of sale in a deal with the Melbourne Racing Club.

The MRC agreed to purchase the licences for the Peninsula Club in Dromana and Club Leeds in Footscray, with settlements to take place over the next few weeks.

 

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THE AFL has formed a "game-changing" charity partnership with Lifeline Australia as part of its campaign to tackle the scourge of mental health issues.

The League will kickstart the relationship by providing Lifeline with a one-off donation of $300,000, which the national crisis support network will channel into recruiting and training volunteers, extending its services and improving its overall ability to help those in need.

 

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THE AFL has formed a "game-changing" charity partnership with Lifeline Australia as part of its campaign to tackle the scourge of mental health issues.

The League will kickstart the relationship by providing Lifeline with a one-off donation of $300,000, which the national crisis support network will channel into recruiting and training volunteers, extending its services and improving its overall ability to help those in need.

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THE 2019 NAB AFL Draft is just around the corner and excitement is in the air.

Not quite up to date with the who's who of this year's draft pool? Want to know how you can follow the coverage of the AFL's player lottery?

 

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GREATER Western Sydney will have a new skipper in 2020, with star midfielder Stephen Coniglio to replace co-captains Callan Ward and Phil Davis.

Coniglio, vice-captain since 2017, is the Giants' first standalone captain in the club's history after Davis and Ward completed a captaincy handover in recent weeks.