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Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan is a storyteller, journalist, poet, author and public speaker. He is the author of eight books. Martin currently writes two weekly columns for The Age. His Saturday sports column, “One of The Crowd”, takes an equally unconventional look at sport and in 2003 it earned Martin the AFL Coaches’ media award for the best sportswriter. Martin also speaks on Australian Sport, Culture and Politics.

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We're now living in a country where half the people were either born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas. So this is a rapidly changing country and Australian football is going to have to find its way in that changing world.

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Eddie McGuire

"Well the greatest thing about AFL football is it is unique. It is an indigenous brand to Australia. In so many ways it actually captures the egalitarian nature that we hold true to our hearts, and that is anyone of any size can play."