Round 15
Thursday June 28
Richmond v Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium, 7.20pm

Friday June 29
Western Bulldogs v Geelong Cats at Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm

Saturday June 30
Carlton v Port Adelaide at the MCG, 1.45pm
Adelaide Crows v West Coast at the Adelaide Oval, 4.05pm; Curtain Raiser – Father/Son Academy match, 2.05pm
Gold Coast Suns v Collingwood at Metricon Stadium, 7.25pm- Curtain Raiser (NEAFL) – Gold Coast Suns v Redland, 4pm
GWS Giants v Hawthorn at Spotless Stadium, 7.25pm- Curtain Raiser (NEAFL) – Giants v Aspley, 4pm

Sunday July 1
Melbourne v St Kilda at the MCG, 1.10pm
Essendon v North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium, 3.20pm
Fremantle v Brisbane Lions at Optus Stadium, 2.40pm; Curtain Raiser – Partner Clubs, 12.20pm

2018 NAB AFL Under18s Championships Fixture
Friday June 29
Allies v South Australia at GMHBA Stadium, 2.10pm
Vic Country v WA at GMHBA Stadium, 4.40pm


300 games – Kade Simpson, Carlton. Kade is due to become the fifth player in club history to reach 300 games, joining Craig Bradley (375 games, 1986-2002), Bruce Doull (356 games, 1969-86), John Nicholls (328 games, 1957-74) and Stephen Silvagni (312 games, 1985-2001).

150 games – Stefan Martin, Brisbane Lions
100 games – Reece Conca, Richmond

100 games two clubs – Lance Franklin, Sydney Swans. Lance is due to play his 100th game for the Sydney Swans, having previously played 182 games for Hawthorn. He is set to become the 44th player in VFL/AFL history to play 100 games at two clubs. The full list is Bernie Quinlan 366 games (177 Western Bulldogs, 189 Fitzroy), John Blakey 359 games (135 Fitzroy, 224 North Melbourne), Shaun Burgoyne 351 games (157 Port Adelaide, 194 Hawthorn), David Cloke 333 games (219 Richmond, 114 Collingwood), Gary Dempsey 329 games (207 Western Bulldogs, 122 North Melbourne), Barry Round 328 games (135 Western Bulldogs, 193 Sydney Swans), Brendon Goddard 325 games (205 St Kilda, 120 Essendon), Paul Salmon 324 games (224 Essendon, 100 Hawthorn), Roger Merrett 313 games (149 Essendon, 164 Brisbane), Gary Ablett 311 games (201 Geelong Cats, 110 Gold Coast Suns), Alastair Lynch 306 games (120 Fitzroy, 186 Brisbane), Paul Williams 306 games (189 Collingwood, 117 Sydney Swans), Russell Greene 304 games (120 St Kilda, 184 Hawthorn), Gavin Wanganeen 300 games (127 Essendon, 173 Port Adelaide), Eddie Betts 288 games (184 Carlton, 104 Adelaide Crows), Peter Bell 286 games (123 North Melbourne, 163 Fremantle), Lance Franklin 281 games (182 Hawthorn, 99 Sydney Swans), Chris Judd 279 games (134 West Coast, 145 Carlton), Heath Shaw 275 games (173 Collingwood, 102 GWS Giants), Darryl Wakelin 261 games (115 St Kilda, 146 Port Adelaide), Fraser Gehrig 260 games (115 West Coast, 145 St Kilda), Danyle Pearce 258 games (154 Port Adelaide, 104 Fremantle), Matthew Clarke 258 games (130 Brisbane, 118 Adelaide Crows, 10 St Kilda), Sav Rocca 257 games (156 Collingwood, 101 North Melbourne), Daniel Chick 252 games (149 Hawthorn 103 West Coast), Greg Williams 250 games (34 Geelong Cats, 107 Sydney Swans, 109 Carlton), Jeff Farmer 249 games (118 Melbourne, 131 Fremantle), Robert Scott 245 games (132 Geelong Cats, 113 North Melbourne), Paul Hudson 245 games (134 Hawthorn, 107 Western Bulldogs, four Richmond), Brad Ottens 245 games (129 Richmond, 116 Geelong Cats), Stephen Paxman 240 games (102 Fitzroy, 138 Port Adelaide), David Hale 237 games (129 North Melbourne, 108 Hawthorn), Dean Rice 234 games (116 St Kilda, 118 Carlton), Anthony Daniher 233 games (115 Sydney Swans, 118 Essendon), Nick Stevens 231 games (127 Port Adelaide, 104 Carlton), Darren Jarman 230 games (109 Hawthorn, 121 Adelaide Crows), Michael Rischitelli 227 games (111 Brisbane Lions, 116 Gold Coast Suns), Ian Hampshire 224 games (113 Geelong Cats, 111 Western Bulldogs), Tony McGuinness 222 games (109 Western Bulldogs, 113 Adelaide Crows), Kane Johnson 220 games (104 Adelaide Crows, 116 Richmond), Tim Pekin 219 games (107 Fitzroy, 112 St Kilda), Earl Spalding 211 games (109 Melbourne, 102 Carlton), Leigh Colbert 209 games (105 Geelong, 104 North Melbourne) and Tyson Stenglein 208 games (106 Adelaide Crows, 102 West Coast).

50 games – Toby Nankervis, Richmond
50 games – Kayne Turner, North Melbourne
50 games – Jack Steele, St Kilda
50 games – Darcy Lang, Carlton
50 club games – Levi Greenwood, Collingwood
50 club games – Ryan Griffen, GWS Giants
50 club games – Tom Boyd, Western Bulldogs
50 club games – Dayne Beams, Brisbane Lions

Most Games, Pair of Brothers – Shaw family. The Shaw brothers, Rhyce and Heath, are due to reach 513 combined career games this week, drawing them level with the Wakelin brothers in eighth spot for most games by a pair of brothers in VFL/AFL history. The leading families are Madden (710 games comprising 378 for Simon and 332 for Justin), Burgoyne (591 games comprising 240 for Peter and 351 for Shaun), Nankervis (578 games comprising 325 for Ian and 253 for Bruce), Cornes (555 games comprising 255 for Chad and 300 for Kane), McVeigh (544 games comprising 232 for Mark and 312 for Jarrad), Coventry (533 games comprising 227 for Syd and 306 for Gordon), Richardson (518 games comprising 277 for Wayne and 241 for Max), Wakelin (513 games comprising 252 for Darryl and 261 for Shane), Shaw (512 games comprising 237 games for Rhyce and 275 games for Heath), Rocca (499 games comprising 257 for Saverio and 242 for Anthony).

550 career goals – Josh Kennedy, West Coast. Josh has kicked 548 goals in his career and needs two goals to reach 550.
550 career goals – Jarryd Roughead, Hawthorn. Jarryd has kicked 548 goals in his career and needs two goals to reach 550.


The expected process for the 2018 AFLW Season under the AFL Match Review system is that the AFL will issue a media release late on the Monday after each round detailing the penalties to be offered to players for incidents from that round of matches, or the reasons why no further action was to be taken. Match Review Officer Michael Christian will also be made available at a general media call at a time to be determined.

The clubs and players then have until 11am on the Tuesday morning to decide whether to accept the penalty on offer, or whether they wish to contest the charge at a Tribunal hearing, to usually be held on the Tuesday night. The AFL will formally detail all instances on the Tuesday of whether cases will proceed to the Tribunal or not.

The following players were reported from the weekend’s matches

Jeremy Cameron, GWS Giants, reported by umpire Troy Pannell for striking Harris Andrews, Brisbane Lions, during the first quarter of the Round 14 match between the GWS Giants and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Gabba on Saturday June 23, 2018.


The AFL Tribunal is held in the AFL media room on Level LB2 at Etihad Stadium. The AFL wishes to advise that all media covering the Tribunal hearings at Etihad Stadium need to park in the B2 car park (entry off the Bourke St extension) and report to the Etihad Stadium security office to gain admittance via the internal ring road. There will be no access via AFL House to any AFL Tribunal hearing through the season, as our offices will have closed by 6pm each day.


The AFL wishes to advise the players that have completed and currently serving MRP suspensions across the competition are as follows:

Currently Suspended:



As a reminder to all media, for Thursday matches played during the Toyota AFL Premiership Season, official teams for those games will be released as a finalised placed team of 22/4 emergencies at 6.20pm AEST on the relevant Wednesday before the game.


For any media outlets seeking one-off day passes for staff for particular games during the home and away season, please be reminded that requests need to be lodged by the preceding Wednesday 5pm before that weekend of matches. For any new staffers not previously on file, the detail required for a pass is jpeg head shot / mobile number / email address / birth date / mailing address.


The AFL advises West Coast have reinstated Daniel Venables to the senior list from the long-term injury list and returned Tarir Bayok to the rookie list.


The National Sports Museum is located inside Gate 3 at the MCG, as a must-visit for sports fans of all ages. It is open daily 10am – 5pm. On AFL event days:
All ticketholder’s receive 50% off the price of admission to the National Sports Museum during event mode (from gates open until the match starts).
Kids are admitted FREE to the National Sports Museum for all AFL Sunday Funday games during event mode in 2018
Visit for details.


As a reminder to all media, the following selections at this year’s 2018 NAB AFL Draft were traded during last year’s trade period.

Round One
Adelaide Crows, Received from Melbourne.
Gold Coast Suns, Received from West Coast.

Round Two
Adelaide Crows, Received from Carlton.
Carlton, Received from Adelaide Crows.
Carlton, Received from the Western Bulldogs.
Essendon, Received from GWS Giants.
Gold Coast Suns, Received from Essendon.
Gold Coast Suns, Received from the Geelong Cats.
GWS Giants, Received from Fremantle.
Port Adelaide, Received from St Kilda.
Sydney Swans, Received from Collingwood.
West Coast, Received from the Gold Coast Suns.

Round Three
Adelaide Crows, Received from Carlton.
Collingwood, Received from the Sydney Swans.
Geelong Cats, Received from Richmond.
Gold Coast Suns, Received from Fremantle.
GWS Giants, Received from Essendon.
Melbourne, Received from the Adelaide Crows.
North Melbourne, Received from St Kilda, via on-trades.
North Melbourne, Received from West Coast, via on-trades.
Port Adelaide, Received from North Melbourne.

Round Four
Adelaide Crows, Received from Melbourne.
Carlton, Received from Geelong Cats.
Geelong Cats, Received from Carlton.
Geelong Cats, Received from Gold Coast Suns.
St Kilda, Received from the Adelaide Crows, via on-trades.
St Kilda, Received from Port Adelaide.
West Coast, Received from Hawthorn, via on-trades.
Western Bulldogs, Received from Fremantle.

11 2018 NAB AFL Under18s Championships Fixture

June 3 - SA def WA
June 9 - Allies def Vic Country
June 10 – Vic Metro def WA
June 16 – Vic Metro def Allies
June 17 - SA def Vic Country
June 24 – Vic Metro def Vic Country
June 29 - Allies v South Australia at GMHBA Stadium, 2.10pm
June 29 - Vic Country v WA at GMHBA Stadium, 4.40pm
July 4 - Allies v WA at Etihad Stadium, 2.10pm
July 4 - Vic Metro v SA at Etihad Stadium, 4.40pm

12 2018 NAB AFL U16 National Championships Fixture

June 11 – Tas def Qld
June 11 - NSW/ACT def NT
June 23 - Vic Metro def Vic Country
June 24 - SA def WA
July 9 - SA v Vic Country at Southport, 12pm
July 9 - WA v Vic Metro at Southport, 2.30pm
July 10 - Tasmania v NT at Metricon Stadium, 10am (altered time)
July 10 - Qld v NSW/ACT at Metricon Stadium, 12.20pm (altered time)
July 10 - Boomerangs v World 18 at Metricon Stadium, 2.40pm (altered time)
July 13 - Vic Country v WA at the Gabba, 10.15am tbc
July 13 - Vic Metro v SA at the Gabba, 12.30pm tbc
July 13 - Boomerangs v World 18 at Yeronga, 3.30pm (altered date time)
July 14 - Tas v NSW/ACT at Yeronga, 10am
July 14 - NT v Qld at Yeronga, 12.15pm


AFL match-day teamsheets are no longer distributed via paper handout through the premiership season, and are available via computer log-in. Any accredited media who have not yet accessed the system can contact Patrick Keane via return email for log-in details.