CODE, Australia’s new home for the stories of sport

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

From the NBA to the AFL, we strive to provide premium sports journalism that gives our subscribers a clear edge. Picture: AFP
From the NBA to the AFL, we strive to provide premium sports journalism that gives our subscribers a clear edge. Picture: AFP

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 Patty Mills, Ash Barty and Steve Smith

• 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

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

• Best-in-market 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.

From the changerooms and boardrooms to the stands with the fans, CODE is deep into every corner of sport across Australia and around the world.
From the changerooms and boardrooms to the stands with the fans, CODE is deep into every corner of sport across Australia and around the world.

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. 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 fans with rich and interesting stories beyond the scoreboard.

We aim for stories that give our subscribers an advantage.

CODE brings subscribers the best stories behind world sport, like why the biggest football club on the planet is chasing Mauricio Pochettino. Picture: Getty
CODE brings subscribers the best stories behind world sport, like why the biggest football club on the planet is chasing Mauricio Pochettino. Picture: Getty

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 Ash Barty. Access all areas.

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: Why Pochettino’s the man to take Man U back to the top.

Into the reasons they stuck with Solskjaer well past his use by date.

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.

Like the fire that still burns inside Roy Keane. How Las Vegas, Paddy Mills and Joe Ingles inspired the Boomers to an Olympic medal. How Tevita Pangai Jr went from delivering pizzas to packing a punch in the NRL.

Patty Mills drives the Boomers towards an historic Olympic medal. Picture: AFP
Patty Mills drives the Boomers towards an historic Olympic medal. Picture: AFP

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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