MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: (L-R) Collingwood CEO Mark Anderson, Jaidyn Stephenson of the Magpies and Collingwood General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh address the media during a Collingwood Magpies press conference at the Holden Centre on June 19, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The 2019 AFL season has presented a number of big new stories that have shaken the game to its core.

In a rough order, these 10 stories are up there as the biggest so far this season. Can you think of any others?


10. Freeze MND 5

The fifth edition of the ‘Big Freeze’ was one for the ages. Showcasing some of Australia’s well-known sports stars including a Freddie Mercury impersonator in the form of St Kilda legend Nick Reiwoldt.

Over $5 million was raised during the Big Freeze 5 campaign thanks to donations of the Australian public and those who purchased the beanies.

Of the 74,036 people that attended the Queen’s Birthday clash between Collingwood and Melbourne, it could be said that well-over half the crowd were donning their blue ‘Fight MND’ beanie to show their support of the day and the cause.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 10: Former St.Kilda player Nick Riewoldt goes down the slide for Big FightMND’s Freeze 5 next to Former Essendon player and Melbourne head coach Neale Daniher who suffers from Motor Neurone Disease during the AFL Round 12 match between Collingwood v Melbourne at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Photos/Getty Images)