The Boys' Club

The Boys' Club

Michael Warner


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The Boys' Club is the must-read inside story behind the power and politics of AFL, Australia's biggest sport.
Revealing how the fledgling state administrative body evolved into the Australian Football League and its meteoric rise to become one of the richest and most powerful organisations in the land, award-winning investigative journalist Mick Warner delivers a fascinating insight into key figures and their networks.
Tracking the rise of the game and the AFL figureheads, The Boys' Club lifts the lid on the scandals, secrets and deal making that have shaped the Australian game.


Michael Warner:
Michael Warner is an award-winning investigative journalist with Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper. He won the 2018 Alf Brown Award as the Australian Football Media Association's most outstanding performer and has collected multiple Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards, News Awards and an Australian Sports Commission award for his coverage of the Essendon doping scandal, West Coast Eagles illicit drugs saga and Melbourne tanking affair. The grandson of legendary war correspondent Denis Warner and son of distinguished Australian spy chief Nick Warner, Michael is a member of 3AW radio's top-rating football team, a contributor to Macquarie Sports Radio in Sydney and Brisbane and panellist on Channel Seven's iconic 'Talking Footy' program.