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Nick Bowen

Nick Bowen is a senior reporter with AFL Media, specialising in contract, free agency and trade news. He is also co-author of Legends of the Australian Football Hall of Fame.


New rules will mean more 'hammerings', says Scott

Brad Scott says struggling teams will be thumped more often under this season's rule changes

10:46am Feb 19, 2019


LDU a new Roo: Coach lauds stronger midfielder

Brad Scott says Luke Davies-Uniacke is ready to make an impact at senior level in his second season

4:00pm Feb 15, 2019


Roos consider state league talent to bolster backline

Coach Brad Scott could turn to second-tier players to fill the void left by injuries to several defenders

2:24pm Feb 14, 2019


Longmire reveals timeline for big ruckman's return

Swans coach says Sam Naismith should return within the first six weeks of the season

9:43am Feb 14, 2019


Old Crows still knocking at the window, says Pyke

Don Pyke insists Adelaide's ageing list doesn't mean its premiership window is closing

9:00am Feb 14, 2019


Surgery for key North defender after intraclub injury

North expects big man to be right for round one despite AC joint injury in match practice

6:50pm Feb 13, 2019


Injured Crows on track to feature in the JLT Series

Daniel Talia is making good progress in his recovery, while Brad Crouch is not reporting any soreness

6:45pm Feb 12, 2019


Conservative pre-season has top Roo ready for R1

Jack Ziebell says he's on track for the season opener despite a pre-season interrupted by injury

4:40pm Feb 11, 2019


Great to see you, Maj: Daw takes part in team photo

Recovering defender again visits North Melbourne's Arden Street headquarters

3:56pm Feb 11, 2019


Slimmer pickings? Why 2019's free agency crop is different

The numbers say this year's free agency movement could take a different shape to past years

2:10pm Feb 12, 2019


How ex-Dog helped former teammate become a Roo

Ruckman Tom Campbell explains how he was saved from the 'footy wilderness'

8:00am Feb 7, 2019


Young Docker faces 'deep' psychological test: Lyon

Ross Lyon says Andrew Brayshaw's return to football will come with serious mental hurdles

7:00pm Feb 4, 2019


Blues veteran 'yet to see a weakness' in No.1 draft pick

Kade Simpson expects top draft pick Sam Walsh to slot straight into the Carlton midfield

8:44am Feb 4, 2019


Star spearhead Hogan is not the 'saviour', says Lyon

Dockers coach declares prized recruit won't be sole answer to scoring woes

10:00am Feb 3, 2019


Why is Ross Lyon 'nervous' about Fremantle's midfield?

Freo playmaker out until round three, no timeframe on star recruit

2:40pm Feb 1, 2019


Go-home factor? More like a non-factor in free agency

The lure of home is far less of a free agency drawcard that you might expect, writes Nick Bowen

10:00am Dec 29, 2018


Free agency ladder: The shock teams hit hardest

Since 2012, nine Grand Final players have changed clubs that same year

7:45am Dec 28, 2018


Free agency: Bottom-four trend could hit Saints, Suns

Emerging pattern of free agency departures could have 2018's strugglers worried, writes Nick Bowen

3:09pm Dec 14, 2018


MRO shake-up: Crackdown on high hits, umpire contact

Intentional high-impact strikes will attract an automatic three-match ban

11:38am Dec 11, 2018


Emerging Kangaroo embracing the squeeze for spots

Midfielder Paul Ahern will put his 'best foot forward' as he seeks to improve his output next season

8:00pm Dec 8, 2018