HPN (Hurling People Now) was started in 2014 by Cody Atkinson and Sean Lawson, two Canberra-based sporting obsessives.
In 2018, Sean and Cody were contributing authors of Footballistics, with James Coventry, Matt Cowgill at The Arc, Rob Younger at Figuring Footy and Port Adelaide FC, Daniel Hoevenaars at Insight Lane, Ryan Buckland from The Roar, Tony Corke at Matter of Stats, Darren O’Shaughnessy from Hawthorn, Ranking Software (and let’s face it pretty much everywhere sport is), and Dr Liam Lenten. HPN wrote about the launch of the book earlier this year. If you like the site, you’ll probably like the book too – available at good book stores everywhere.
Most of HPN focuses on AFL coverage, but over the years HPN has covered local Australian football, rugby league, rugby union, NFL, basketball, the Olympics, soccer and hurling (which was the impetus for the site’s name).
If you want to get in touch with us, contact us via the comments below any article, email us at hurlingpeoplenow [at] gmail [dot] com, hit us up on twitter (@hurlingpeople, @arwon, @capitalcitycody) or via Facebook at facebook.com/hurlingpeoplenow.
If you want to read more about smart footy analysis, we reckon you should give these people a read:
Matter of Stats
Plus Six One
Analysis of AFL
Unless cited elsewhere, the data for all draft information comes from Draft Guru (which is an absolutely fantastic resource). The indispensable AFLTables forms the backbone of the on-field statistics part of HPN.
Where we write about other sports, we try to reference information sources where possible. If we have left something out, drop us a line and we will try to let you know the source.