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Jake King files clearance to Northern Football League club Macleod
Two K League football clubs sign new foreign players
Brendan Fevola new playing coach of Melton South in Ballarat Football League
Greece's top soccer league suspended after PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis invades pitch with gun
2018-03-13 00:12:52 Greece has indefinitely suspended its top soccer league, a day after the owner of PAOK Thessaloniki marched onto the field carrying a gun following a disputed goal in a match. FIFA urged Greek authorities to take swift action against PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis or face a possible suspension. Savvidis walked onto the field twice accompanied by bodyguards, and appeared to be carrying a pistol in a holster around his waist   Read More ...
Matildas star Sam Kerr on the move in United States NWSL
2018-01-19 08:24:11 Matildas superstar striker Sam Kerr has been traded from Sky Blue FC to the Chicago Red Stars in a National Women's Soccer League draft-day day deal. Perth Glory star Kerr recently won the AFC women's player-of-the-year award and has been in hot goal-scoring form for the Matildas. The NWSL is the major women's professional football league in north America. AAP.   Read More ...
Sam Kerr named US Women's Soccer League MVP
2017-10-21 00:21:42 Another day, another award for Matildas star Sam Kerr. In the same week she was named Australia's Sportswoman of the Year, the West Australian was named the MVP of the National Women's Soccer League in the US. The 24-year-old attacker scored 17 goals and had four assists in her season with the New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC. During the season Kerr became the first NWSL player to score four goals in a game against the Seattle Reign on August 19   Read More ...
Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League keen to develop NRL team
2017-09-23 07:09:56 The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League is aiming to enter a team in the NRL within a decade, following the success of the Hunters who will contest their first Queensland Cup grand final on Sunday. Speaking at a fundraiser in Port Moresby on Thursday night ahead of Saturday's annual Prime Minister's XIII clash with PNG, the national sporting body's chairman, Sandis Tsaka, spoke passionately about his country's love for the game and their desire to one day compete in the NRL   Read More ...
Matildas star Sam Kerr scores stunner in US soccer league
2017-06-29 06:05:25 EDISON: Matildas star Sam Kerr has scored a spectacular bicycle kick goal to continue her impressive National Women's Soccer League form in the US. The Sky Blue FC attacker had her back to the goal when she connected with an aerial ball at the edge of the six-yard box and scored against Orlando. It was the Australian's fifth goal for the NWSL season to be the equal second- top scorer after 12 games   Read More ...
Jake King files clearance to Northern Football League club Macleod
2017-06-28 10:05:14 HE MADE his name as one of Richmond’s most popular players, but now pocket rocket Jake King could be on his way to the Northern Football League. “The Push-Up King” has filed a clearance to NFL club Macleod, where it is hoped he will play a one-off game in the second half of the year. However, Roos coach Garry Ramsay said there was no time frame for when King, who has family connections at De Winton Park, may make his Macleod debut   Read More ...
Northern Football League coach receives massive match ban for allegedly verbally abusing girls
2017-06-03 04:20:05 A junior football coach has received a huge match ban for reportedly hurling obscenities at two children playing in an opposition team. In what is considered an extremely hefty suspension, Mario Bandera was handed a 12 game ban by the Northern Football League this week. The decision, which is being appealed, will force him to step aside from multiple coaching positions   Read More ...
Northern Football League coach receives massive match ban for allegedly verbally abusing girls
2017-06-02 07:17:41 A junior football coach has received a huge match ban for reportedly hurling obscenities at two children playing in an opposition team. In what is considered an extremely-hefty suspension, Mario Bandera was handed a 12-game ban by the Northern Football League this week. The decision, which is being appealed, will force him to step aside from multiple coaching positions. It is alleged Mr Bandera swore at two girls playing in an under-14s match between Panton Hill and Eltham, where he was part of the coaching team   Read More ...
AFL success could help America's National Football League blaze a China trail
2017-05-14 21:44:53 Shanghai: The successful staging of the inaugural home-and-away clash in Shanghai will not only encourage the AFL to persist with the venture, but could help lay the groundwork for the National Football League to blaze a trail. Port Adelaide chairman David Koch told Fairfax Media America's biggest - and most prized - league had contacted the Power seeking input into their own plans to stage a regular-season game in China in 2018   Read More ...
Video Assistant Referees: All you need to know
2017-04-05 12:55:22 After over 12 months of testing, video technology will be used in a domestic football league for the first time when the A-League introduces VARs. This weekend the A-League will become the first top-tier football league in the world to introduce the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system. After almost a year of trials and training, the technology will "go live" for Round 26 and 27 of the 2016-17b A-League and the three weeks of finals   Read More ...
Sydney FC charge to 11-point lead in A-League football
2017-01-29 12:10:29 Sydney FC have extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches and opened an 11-point lead at the top of Australia's A-League with a 2-1 win over title rivals Melbourne Victory. Graham Arnold's Sky Blues came from behind to defeat 10-man Victory for the second time this season to all but seal the A-League premiership with 10 games left to the finals. Bernie Ibini scored the winner midway through the second   Read More ...
Two K League football clubs sign new foreign players
2017-01-23 09:44:31 SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) -- Two South Korean football clubs bolstered their rosters by each signing a new foreign player Monday. Incheon United said they've acquired Australian defender Connor Chapman. The terms of his deal were not disclosed. Chapman, 22, has played for Australia's under-17, under-20 and under-23 national teams. He made his pro debut with the Newcastle Jets in 2012, and later moved to Melbourne City. The K League   Read More ...
Champions League soccer: Leicester ice-cool in Copenhagen to keep clean record
2016-10-19 01:06:57 Leicester City are on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages after a 1-0 win over Copenhagen. on Tuesday continued to defy their domestic woes and kept up a perfect record in Group G. For the third time this term Leicester went into a Champions League game on the back of a heavy Premier League defeat but they shrugged off the disappointment to secure a third straight   Read More ...
Champions League soccer: Five-goal Real Madrid win in style over Legia Warsaw
2016-10-19 01:03:59 Holders Real Madrid moved into a commanding position in Champions League Group F after cruising to a 5-1 victory over Legia Warsaw on Tuesday. Gareth Bale scored his first European goal since December 2014 to give the hosts the lead in the 16th minute with a curled left-foot drive and an own goal by Legia's Tomasz Jodlowiec, deflecting in Marcelo's shot, doubled their advantage. Plays of the Week Brutal demolitions,   Read More ...
Champions League soccer: Tom Rogic's Celtic draw with Manchester City in Glasgow
2016-09-29 00:32:41 Manchester City have come from behind three times to draw 3-3 with Celtic in a breathtaking Champions League encounter at Parkhead. Socceroo Tom Rogic featured prominently after a whirlwind start to the match in which Hoops striker Moussa Dembele gave the home side the lead in the third minute before Fernandinho equalised eight minutes later. Left-back Kieran Tierney's 20th-minute shot deflected in off City winger Raheem Sterling, who then levelled   Read More ...
Brendan Fevola new playing coach of Melton South in Ballarat Football League
2016-09-22 04:13:37 BRENDAN Fevola will take on the magnet board again next year after being announced as playing coach of Ballarat Football League battler Melton South. The two-time Coleman Medal winner will provided a much-needed boost for the Panthers, who went winless during 2016 and averaged only 59 points a match. Melton South has won just four matches over the past three years and finished in the BFL’s bottom two each season   Read More ...
It’s a women’s footy ‘revolution’
2016-06-15 06:12:27 AFL News National Women’s League: Carlton, Collingwood, Melbourne and Western Bulldogs part of historic eight-team women’s football league June 15, 2016 12:48pm National Women’s League: Carlton, Collingwood, Melbourne and Western Bulldogs part of historic eight-team women’s football league June 15, 2016 12:48pm THE AFL has officially announced the eight teams to take part in the inaugural National Women’s competition. AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick said “our game will never be the   Read More ...
Literacy, numeracy, wedding planning and babies: Adam Goodes' post-AFL priorities
2016-05-20 18:10:05 Adam Goodes is in "giving back" mode. A two-year-old is sharing her neon pink paint with him as the paper in front of them quickly becomes a smudgy jumble of colour. Next, the Australian Football League great and 2014 Australian of the Year will read Dear Zoo to the class, his stature dwarfing his cross-legged audience. "To be honest I'm enjoying it," the former Sydney Swans captain says of his   Read More ...
Football League announces plans for a revolutionary overhaul
2016-05-20 02:08:40 The biggest shake-up of English football for a generation is underway after plans to introduce a fifth division and increase the number of league clubs to 100 were unveiled. Proposals to move to a 20-team-per-division system across the professional game were tabled as part of an overhaul of the calendar which could also mean FA Cup ties are played in midweek, replays scrapped and a winter break is created. The   Read More ...
Game-changing women's national football league panel named
2016-04-28 15:02:47 AFL commissioner Simone Wilkie, "football feminist" Libbi Gorr and Collingwood premiership player Craig Starcevich are among the new 10-member panel which will act as the official conscience behind the creation of the national women's football league. Wilkie will chair the AFL-appointed Women's Football Advisory Group which convenes for the first time next Thursday to debate issues ranging from ground dimensions, the introduction of the father-daughter rule, broadcasting deals and new   Read More ...
Major League Soccer folded for a few days in 2001 and somehow kept it a secret until now
2016-04-13 00:22:07 Major League Soccer was in rough shape in the early years of this century. The league had lost an estimated $US250 million ($325.4 million) over its first five years of existence. Average attendance and television ratings peaked in its first season in 1996 before falling off. The expected bump from the international success of the US men's national team never materialised, at least partially because a squad comprising mostly MLS   Read More ...
Kelmscott senior footy team booted out of the WA Amateur Football League
2016-04-11 14:16:58 Kelmscott Senior Football Club has been booted out of the WA Amateur Football League over its litany of 2015 red and yellow cards and two incidents subject to criminal proceedings. It is understood the club received some 14 red cards and it is said to be "shocked and dismayed" at the league's decision. WAAFL general manager David Armstrong said in a memo to all club presidents on Friday the league   Read More ...
AFL 2016: Essendon win one for the fans
2016-04-03 10:16:47 Essendon's first win of the 2016 AFL season came early. Indeed, for many who tipped the Bombers to record league football's first winless season in 52 years, that it came at all was a major surprise. It was a big moment for new coach John Worsfold and the collection of kids, old hands from other clubs and those left after the CAS suspensions ripped the heart out of the Dons'   Read More ...
Football umpire Greg Sidebottom dies after heart attack during match in Ardmona
2016-04-03 02:14:39 Email Football umpire Greg Sidebottom dies after heart attack during match in Ardmona An umpire in charge of an Australian Rules game in Victoria's north has died from a sudden heart attack on field. Greg Sidebottom was umpiring Saturday's Kyabram District Football League match between Ardmona and Undera at Ardmona Recreational Reserve when he collapsed during the last quarter and died at the scene. AFL Goulburn Murray region general manager   Read More ...
AFL umpire Greg Sidebottom dies after heart attack during match in Ardmona
2016-04-02 23:50:52 Email AFL umpire Greg Sidebottom dies after heart attack during match in Ardmona An AFL umpire in charge of a game in Victoria's north has died from a sudden heart attack on field. Greg Sidebottom was umpiring Saturday's Kyabram District Football League match between Ardmona and Undera at Ardmona Recreational Reserve when he collapsed during the last quarter and died at the scene. AFL Goulburn Murray region general manager Martin   Read More ...
NEAFL: Late surge not enough as Canberra Demons go down to Redland in debut
2016-04-02 10:11:24 It wasn't the debut they were after, but Canberra Demons coach Ben Waite has told his team to learn a lesson from their limp first half display in a 10-point loss to Redland Bombers at Gungahlin on Saturday. The only ACT team in the North-East Australian Football League this year, the Demons trailed by 36 points at the major break and despite a much improved second half, couldn't bridge the   Read More ...
AFL season 2016: Carlton pushes for women's team
2016-03-30 09:54:22 Skill drills: Carlton's Simon White demonstrates kicking technique as part of the Northern Football League Girls Football Development Program at Ikon Park. Photo: Wayne Taylor Carlton continued their push for a women's team in 2017 as they launched a girls' skills development program on Wednesday. The Blues want to win the AFL's permission to field one of the eight women's teams that will form the new league, which will kick   Read More ...
Optus unveils EPL plans, SBS gets a match per week
2016-03-17 04:09:26 The English Premier League (EPL) will appear on Australian free-to-air television from next season after Optus inked a deal with SBS to broadcast one match a week for the next three seasons. To watch all next season's EPL matches and see giants such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal duke it out in the world's most popular football league, Australian fans will need to become customers of Optus, which takes   Read More ...
AFL 2016: Richmond to explain why they fielded 15 players
2016-03-14 10:10:55 Richmond are preparing a detailed explanation for the AFL in the wake of last Thursday's NAB Challenge debacle which saw league football boss Mark Evans order the Tigers to send three players onto the ground.Evans stressed that while he had not officially demanded a "please explain" from the club, he looked forward to the response from Richmond football boss Daniel Richardson. Richardson confirmed he had offered to break down the   Read More ...
A-League soccer: Record-breaker Bruno Fornaroli simply the best - of them all
2016-03-06 06:04:54 The record books now say there has never been a more effective A-League striker than Bruno Fornaroli.   Read More ...
NFL to ask US court to restore Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension
2016-03-03 14:06:47 The National Football League is set to urge a US appeals court to restore New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension over an alleged scheme to deflate footballs used in a playoff game last year.   Read More ...
Optus hints at English Premier League launch
2016-03-02 02:08:59 Fans have their first official clue as to how Optus is planning to broadcast the world's most popular football league in Australia.   Read More ...
Former Collingwood player Shannon Cox faces WA court on drug charges
2016-02-25 08:08:35 Former Collingwood and South West Football League player Shannon Cox has faced court on a string of drug-related charges.   Read More ...
Zac Anderson finally gets a start against Urawa Reds in Sydney FC's ACL opener
2016-02-23 08:07:32 Having signed for Sydney FC last July, Zac Anderson still hasn't played a single minute of A-League football this season – but he'll be thrust straight into the starting line-up for Wednesday's opening Asian Champions League match against Urawa Red Diamonds in Tokyo.   Read More ...
Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League bans parents from smoking in the outer
2016-02-22 08:08:18 Parents have been asked to butt out at junior football matches at Mornington Peninsula after the league's vow to make all its 15 club venues smoke free.   Read More ...
National women's football league set to expand to eight teams
2016-02-19 12:05:13 Gillon McLachlan has likened the growth of women's football across Australia to a revolution and revealed that the 2017 inaugural national women's league would almost certainly expand to an eight-team competition to be launched next February.   Read More ...
Wellington Phoenix striker Blake Powell scores four to maul Western Sydney Wanderers
2016-02-14 12:02:18 Blake Powell was playing state league football this team last year. On Sunday he scored four goals to stun the title favourites.   Read More ...
Luis Garcia's impact has changed Central Coast Mariners' position on marquees, says Tony Walmsley
2016-02-05 04:07:48 He has only played 75 minutes of A-League football but the remarkable contribution of Luis Garcia to the Central Coast Mariners has led the club to realise the value of marquee players, according to coach Tony Walmsley.   Read More ...
AFL boss bemoans buffering at MCG as app hunger rises
2016-02-02 08:09:02 Australian Football League chief executive Gillon McLachlan bemoans the amount of buffering at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when a big crowd piles in and says digital disruption is hitting the AFL and is now one of the biggest challenges the organisation faces, writes Simon Evans.   Read More ...
NFL to host first-ever women's summit ahead of Super Bowl
2016-01-30 02:06:44 The National Football League will host its first-ever NFL Women's Summit next week in San Francisco ahead of the Super Bowl to discuss the role sports have played in the lives of past and present female leaders.   Read More ...