Round 1 – Melbourne v Geelong: There is always hope in football

There were few dry eyes for the Geelong faithful as a favourite son returned in the hoops; Anna Pavlou shed tears of a different kind in 2010, when hope seemed all but lost…

AFL Player Previews 2018

Who’s the one player that could make all the difference for your side in 2018? Anna Pavlou shares her take for each club

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Here to spoil the party

A win to Adelaide would mean a grand final berth. But the Pies were party-poopers

AFL Preseason – Geelong v Essendon: AFL meets Colac

It was a celebration of footy in Colac as the Dons snuck home against Geelong.

AFLW Round 6 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Putting it into Perspective

Anna Pavlou’s plan to sit down and enjoy the Brisbane v Collingwood AFLW match didn’t go quite to plan when a trip to the hospital was required, but missing the footy was the least of her worries. She needed to focus on looking after Mum who had a nasty fall. [Wishing your mum a speedy recovery Anna – KS]

AFLW Round 5 – Fremantle v GWS: Donnellan v Eva (Staunton steals the show)

With two high quality mid-fielders, the Dockers and GWS go at it in the AFLW. Anna Pavlou takes us through the action.

AFLW Round 4 – GWS v Adelaide: The Journey Continues

Anna Pavlou reminisces her last drive up to Sydney with her family on a sporting road trip as she watches Sunday’s AFLW clash between GWS and Adelaide in the dry comfort of home.

AFLW Round 2 – Melbourne v Adelaide: It’s a Melbourne Thing

In a busy weekend for sport in Melbourne, Anna Pavlou found the AFLW clash between reigning premiers Adelaide and the premiership favourite Demons a great addition to the action in the sports capital.

AFLW Round 1 – Melbourne v GWS: A Giant Future

Melbourne played like the quality team that they are, but last year’s wooden spooners, GWS, showed they’ll be no easybeats this season as Anna Pavlou reports.

Almanac Footy History: Jim McShane – The Accidental Pioneer

Jim McShane was the first VFL/AFL footballer to kick a double-digit bag of goals in a game to make a history that is now a mere statistic in the history books. Anna reflects upon this achievement and ponders some questions.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 3: The Rivalry of the Century

Anna Pavlou gets her first look at Ashes cricket, from the MCC Members of all places. With a trip to the MCC Library included, she’s off to a great start! (Sounds like the perfect day to me, Anna – great stuff – ED)

Dear Mum… Thank-you

Ode to a mother. A wonderful, heartfelt message of love and thanks from Anna to her mum.

Second Time Lucky: Pakistan men’s Aussie Rules

Anna Pavlou reports in on the Pakistan Shaheens taking on this year’s International Cup

2017 Player Reviews: Your Club’s Best Revised

Anna Pavlou revisits her 2017 pre-season club-by-club player performance predictions.

Nicole Livingstone: Giant Steps

Nicole Livingstone has not only been a terrific sportsperson, she has vast experience in media, and has made her way in sports administration, business and general life. She is a natural leader, writes Anna Pavlou in this profile, which was inspired by Nicole’s recent appointment to run the AFLW competition.

Making space: Dad and Daughter and a life shared through sport

Anna Pavlou has a lot to thank her Dad Nick for.

Susan Alberti: More than football

Young Anna Pavlou heard Susan Alberti talking about her autobiography at the recent Sports Writers Festival in Melbourne. She was inspired.

Number 22

Anna Pavlou has the number ’22’ on her mind – with very good reason.

Gary Ablett Junior: The Return of Our Son

The great Gary Ablett Junior returns home to Geelong. Anna Pavlou is over the moon with his arrival.

Pakistan Women’s Football: A football and a dream come true

Kashif Bouns put together a Pakistan team of 25 players and coaches in less than two months to compete in their first ever Women’s International Cup.