CODE, Australia’s new home of thought-provoking stories and the latest sporting news

CODE is Australia’s new home for top-shelf, ad-free sport stories. We are shaking up the world of coverage to give sport lovers an edge.

CODE takes you deeper into your favourite sport. Picture: AAP
CODE takes you deeper into your favourite sport. Picture: AAP

Take up CODE’s free one-month trial and here’s what you’ll find:

• Exclusive CODE stories giving you perspectives that go beyond the game from our award-winning stable of journalists and contributors, including West Coast premiership star Will Schofield and former NBA player Chris Anstey

• Sports news and features from The Australian, Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, The Courier-Mail and The Advertiser

• Global news, analysis and features from The Times of London, FOX SPORTS, The Wall Street Journal and more

• Stories from guest writers including Australian stars Patty Mills, Ash Barty and Steve Smith

• Access to SuperCoach Plus for the best stats, analysis, tips and more

• Live stats, scores and match centres

• Uninterrupted reading across the CODE website and app

• Exclusive subscriber emails from the editor

WHO ARE WE?

Sport. It’s in our veins. When we wake on Monday we don’t check the weather. We check the scores. If we’re honest, we were up half the night watching it. If two flies climbed up a wall we’d probably watch that too.

We love a contest. We know you do too.

Our passion is to deliver a deeper view of sport - the players, the clubs and the decision-makers from the codes Australians love.

We love to celebrate sport and go deeper into the stories behind the biggest events and the biggest names, with exclusive content from stars including Ash Barty. Picture: Mark Stewart
We love to celebrate sport and go deeper into the stories behind the biggest events and the biggest names, with exclusive content from stars including Ash Barty. Picture: Mark Stewart

Quality sport journalism covering the big homegrown leagues AFL and NRL. Aussie cricket to the Matildas. And across the world from the NBA and NFL to the Premier League and IPL. And, the UFC. If the sporting world is talking about it, we are chasing it. And if they’re not, we chase it harder.

CODE is more than a sports website. We are about the art of storytelling - the drama on the field and in the locker room. We are on the hunt for bloody good stories. In a world of TikTok and subreddits, we’re on a different path - serving up quality sports journalism tailored for the most passionate Australian sports lovers with rich and interesting stories beyond the scoreboard.

We aim for stories that give our subscribers an advantage.

Can Melbourne run it back in 2022? We are focused on reporting events on - and off - the park throughout the footy season. Picture: Michael Klein
Can Melbourne run it back in 2022? We are focused on reporting events on - and off - the park throughout the footy season. Picture: Michael Klein

The only thing we don’t have is ads. Just words and pictures in well-crafted articles designed to be a joy to read.

Australia’s sporting tastes have changed.

Once footy in the winter and cricket in the summer, it’s now global.

That’s why we cast our net wide, taking in stories from across the US and UK researched and written by the best sport writers on the planet.

Our network of journalists covers the biggest leagues with direct access to the biggest stars.

We also have former players on our payroll like Chris Anstey and current stars like Patty Mills. Access all areas.

Get exclusive words from Aussie stars on the world stage. Picture: Getty
Get exclusive words from Aussie stars on the world stage. Picture: Getty

BEYOND THE NEWS CYCLE

Here at CODE, we know you watch the game. You know the score.

So while we have breaking news and a live scoreboard to check the stats, that’s only the first layer of what we offer subscribers. We bring you journalism.

Like when Brendan Bradford uncovered the story of what happened to the two speed skating fallen rivals who shared the podium with accidental hero Steven Bradbury.

Or when we told the story of Brayden Sier - a lover of anime and dystopian art, donning black nail polish in games and studs in both nostrils - who played in a grand final at 21 and was delisted by 24.

We take you inside the sport.

Dermott Brereton’s 1989 Grand Final heroics, one of the great stories of Australian sport. The backstory, the drama of sport, is what drives CODE.
Dermott Brereton’s 1989 Grand Final heroics, one of the great stories of Australian sport. The backstory, the drama of sport, is what drives CODE.

A game isn’t the same without the back story, the drama - the full picture.

Yes, Dermott Brereton played the 1989 Grand Final.

But, the broken ribs and ruptured kidney. That’s the story. That’s folklore.

That’s the type of story we chase every day. The who, the how, the why, the when.

Not just here at home but also Aussies flying the flag in the world's biggest sporting markets.

Our stories might take a little longer to read. But great things take time. So we added tools like bookmarking / save for later to help if you get distracted. You can also follow your favourite sport or writer so you don’t miss a story. Did we mention, no ads?

This is all about loading up sport fans with more. More detail, more insight, more enjoyment of the code.

We are jam-packed with quality long-form journalism, freshened every day of the week. We cannot wait to be your favourite sports website.

Like what you see? Think we should chase another story? Contact us here with your ideas and feedback.

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Nathaniel Bane
Nathaniel BaneHead of Scale Up

Nathaniel's job is to grow CODE and be the subscribers' voice in all we do. He started as a reporter at the NT News doing croc and giant jellyfish stories. Worked on papers in Belfast, the New York Post digital desk (let's go Mets), before leading Herald Sun's digital operations for a decade. Perth-born and Melbourne-based, Nathaniel's passions are West Coast, cycling, NFL, the Mets, all Aussie national teams and dreams of one day being at the Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix. To watch, to be clear. Gripes and ideas to nathaniel.bane@news.com.au