The AFL have announced the development of the 2013 fixtures that will include four Thursday matches during the regular season and Sydney Swans and GWS GIANTS face off twice.
As AFL participation grows across the country, NSW/ACT experienced an unprecedented boom to become the second-highest ranked state for AFL player numbers.
The AFL today informed clubs of several rule changes for the 2013 AFL season but chose not to alter interchange rotations, for now.
Dates for the five-week long 2013 NAB Cup tournament have been released by the AFL, with the first round to be played in mid-February.
Retired GWS GIANTS captain Luke Power has been nominated for the AFL Players' Association Madden Medal for his outstanding contribution to the game.
This year almost 90 NSW/ACT AFL clubs got behind the NSW Cancer Councilís fundraising initiative the Call to Arms to help raise funds to raise awareness and fight cancer.
Sydney fans weren't left out of the AFL Grand Final action over the weekend, with live viewing sites and a welcome home party at the SCG.
Darling Harbour was buzzing with activity when the AFL Footy Fever live site and playground opened on Friday morning.