Brownlow Medal

Brownlow Medal News

Every year in the weeks before the AFL Grand Final there is a flurry of activity in the news about Brownlow favourites and predictions about who will win the Brownlow Medal. Keep updated with the Brownlow News headlines below.

Red flags that led to arrest of an AFL umpire and three other men in Brownlow Medal betting scandal
Carlton captain Patrick Cripps won the 2022 Brownlow Medal, an award given by polling the most votes during regular season games. AFL field umpires are the ones who carry out the votes.


Brownlow Medal betting scandal: AFL urged to adopt changes to ensure medal integrity
The AFL has been urged to ensure umpires sign weekly confidentiality clauses and force gaming partners to scrap some betting markets as part of changes to safeguard the Brownlow Medal’s integrity.


The Loop: Train derails in Victoria, storms cause havoc for thousands in multiple states, and a Brownlow Medal betting scandal engulfs the AFL
Huge storms have caused havoc in parts of Australia Not long after large parts of south-eastern Australia experienced flooding rains, huge storms have led to immense damage, blackouts and even ...


Craig O’Donoghue: Brownlow Medal voting has always been kept secret and one bad egg shouldn’t change anything
The Brownlow Medal has never been subjected to drama like this week, but the one alleged breach of integrity shouldn’t undermine decades of secrecy maintained by the umpires, writes Craig O’Donoghue.


AFL umpire arrested in Victoria police investigation into betting on Brownlow medal
“In the days following the 2022 Brownlow Medal count, the AFL was made aware of potential suspicious activity by one of our betting agency partners and the AFL Integrity unit immediately ...


Four people arrested and umpire under scrutiny amid Brownlow Medal scandal
A group of men have been arrested over alleged illegal Brownlow Medal betting linked to the 2022 count. © Provided by Sporting News. The Victorian Police's Sporting Integrity Int ...


Why the people least surprised by the Brownlow Medal betting scandal were the bookies
The Brownlow Medal betting scandal isn’t the first time the bookies have been fleeced when it comes to betting on a major Australian sporting award. “It seemed to happen every year,’’ one ...


Brownlow Medal brouhaha: How other sports around the globe choose their MVPs
With debate in football circles raised about the traditional process for awarding Brownlow Medal, following Victoria Police’s investigation into suspicious betting on this year’s count ...


Inside the life and career of Belinda Sloane
She’s the beautiful wife of a champion Crow who’s been blazing her own trail in TV and in business while also raising a young family, which has just grown by one, with the arrival of a new baby girl.


W Awards a true celebration which puts muted Brownlow Medal to shame
There were no shoeys this time but there was plenty of parading and twerking as AFLW players celebrated the season in style. At the W Awards in celebration of the AFLW season that was, it’s the ...


Brownlow Medal betting scandal: AFL urged to adopt changes to ensure medal integrity
It will review its protocols and education for umpires in the wake of umpire Michael Pell being arrested by Victoria Police as part of an alleged Brownlow Medal leak this year. The league believes ...


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