Football Victoria outlines $1m fee relief and refund proposals for 2020

Football Victoria outlines $1m fee relief and refund proposals for 2020

Football Victoria has revealed further fee relief and refunds for clubs throughout the state as it plots football's return from its COVID-19 enforced hibernation. 4 Jun 2020
Northern Territory to usher in Australian football's return

Northern Territory to usher in Australian football's return

The Northern Territory will become the first Australian state or territory to welcome back competitive football on Friday evening, with the territory’s Women’s and Men’s Premier League competitions set to return in Darwin. 3 Jun 2020
Reds start search for next coach

Reds start search for next coach

Adelaide United have formally begun the process of finding a coach to lead them into the 2020/21 season and beyond. 3 Jun 2020
Football Victoria's $160k bid for NPL1's return

Football Victoria's $160k bid for NPL1's return

Football Victoria has assembled a $160,000 pool for top-tier clubs as part of its efforts to stage a 2020 NPL1 season. 1 Jun 2020
Football Victoria's timetable revealed

Football Victoria's timetable revealed

Football Victoria has revealed they have formally requested permission from the Victorian State Government to resume competitive training and matches as restrictions continue to ease. 1 Jun 2020
Football West locks in return dates

Football West locks in return dates

A light at the end of the tunnel has come for footballers in WA, with Football West today announcing the dates its 2020 competitions will resume. 29 May 2020
Heroes and villains in the A-League's TV drama

Heroes and villains in the A-League's TV drama

The phrase "never let a good crisis go to waste" has been tossed around during the A-League's COVID-19 shutdown, but Fox's embrace of that ethos looks set to cast them as villains. 29 May 2020
Relegation - but not promotion - off the table as Football Victoria looks to return

Relegation - but not promotion - off the table as Football Victoria looks to return

Football Victoria has outlined plans to temporarily remove the threat of relegation - while maintaining promotion - as part of a strategy to return to the field in the wake of its COVID-19 enforced suspension. 25 May 2020
South Australia's half-a-million football boost

South Australia's half-a-million football boost

Football South Australia is set to receive a financial boost from the South Australian Government as it battles the effects of COVID-19. 24 May 2020
Victorian NPL heavyweights split on return to football

Victorian NPL heavyweights split on return to football

As Victorian football slowly begins to stir to life as COVID-19 restrictions ease, its two biggest historical clubs – South Melbourne and Melbourne Knights – have split over its resumption. 20 May 2020
Football Victoria issues return to play targets

Football Victoria issues return to play targets

With COVID-19 restrictions beginning to ease, Football Victoria has issues target dates for the resumption of community, junior and senior NPL football. 19 May 2020
Club's 'shit fight' blast over NPL's return

Club's 'shit fight' blast over NPL's return

Hume City FC President Steve Kaya has split ranks with rival NPL clubs fighting Football Victoria's return to match action – and questioned the agenda of the rebel clubs opposing it. 18 May 2020
Ola Toivonen to sign with Malmö FF - Reports

Ola Toivonen to sign with Malmö FF - Reports

Ola Toivonen is set to sign with Swedish side Malmö FF, according to reports from the Melbourne Victory captain's homeland. 18 May 2020
Clubs say 2020 NPL Victoria season resumption is 'not viable'

Clubs say 2020 NPL Victoria season resumption is 'not viable'

The return of the 2020 NPL Victoria senior men’s season has been thrown into uncertainty, with clubs declaring that a resumption of play "isn't financially viable" under current circumstances. 14 May 2020
Cup-shaped light at the end of the tunnel as Football Victoria inches closer to resumption

Cup-shaped light at the end of the tunnel as Football Victoria inches closer to resumption

Magic of the Cup could still be on the 2020 agenda for Victorian community and National Premier League sides, whose return to the field took another step closer on Monday following the easing of COVID-19 related restrictions by the State Government. 12 May 2020
School's in: FFA launches online resource for primary schools

School's in: FFA launches online resource for primary schools

Australian football has become the latest organisation to embrace distance learning in a COVID-19 world, with Australian football's governing body releasing an online football resource for children on Monday afternoon. 11 May 2020
United keep their foreign legion

United keep their foreign legion

With the A-League inching towards concluding the 2019/20 season, Western United CEO Chris Pehlivanis is confident that the expansion club with have access of its remaining foreign contingent when play resumes. 8 May 2020
PFA Chief: There are creative ways for better youth development

PFA Chief: There are creative ways for better youth development

In the wake of a Professional Footballers Australia report which declared the Y-League “does not meet the needs of the players, A-League clubs or Australian football,” Chief Executive John Didulica has outlined "creative, low-cost" ways to improve local youth development. 7 May 2020
PFA: Y-League does not meet the needs of Australian football

PFA: Y-League does not meet the needs of Australian football

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has declared that Australia’s premier youth competition – the Y-League – “does not meet the needs of the players, A-League clubs or Australian football,” in a new research study released on Wednesday morning. 6 May 2020
'It remains completely dynamic' - Victory open to foreign coaches despite COVID-19 roadblocks

'It remains completely dynamic' - Victory open to foreign coaches despite COVID-19 roadblocks

Despite COVID-19 uncertainty COVID-19 showing no signs of abating, Melbourne Victory won’t limit their search for a permanent Head Coach to the domestic scene. 5 May 2020
Victorian NPL and community clubs told to prepare to return

Victorian NPL and community clubs told to prepare to return

In light of positive indicators from Federal and State governments and the FFA, Football Victoria has encouraged Victorian clubs to begin to prepare for a resumption in footballing activities. 29 Apr 2020