covid 19

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
5 next-gen Aussie coaches for Adelaide United’s vacant position

5 next-gen Aussie coaches for Adelaide United’s vacant position

FTBL believes now is the time for young, fresh Australian coaches to be given a chance for the next A-League season, whenever that kicks off. Starting with the pride of SA, Adelaide United. 4 May 2020
Aussie football influencer's 3 top tips for posting video

Aussie football influencer's 3 top tips for posting video

Aussie freestyle superstar Daniel Cappellaro has built a huge following on Instagram with 312k followers around the globe checking out his regular skills videos on @d10Football. 1 May 2020
A-League calendar switch in 2021 can be 'massive boost’ says Archie

A-League calendar switch in 2021 can be 'massive boost’ says Archie

Australian legend Archie Thompson has enthusiastically backed the idea of moving the next A-League season to align with Asia.  23 Apr 2020
Air Tasker, Bangladesh and Zoom: Harry’s Sawyer's life

Air Tasker, Bangladesh and Zoom: Harry’s Sawyer's life

You can't say tall striker Harry Sawyer isn’t making the most of life in lockdown.  22 Apr 2020
Optus sports boss on A-League, Covid-19 – and streaming sport when there's no live football

Optus sports boss on A-League, Covid-19 – and streaming sport when there's no live football

What does a sports broadcaster show when there’s no sport? 7 Apr 2020
Peace in our time? A-League clubs and players negotiate

Peace in our time? A-League clubs and players negotiate

A ceasefire between A-League clubs and player’s union Professional Footballer’s Australia (PFA) has been called, with the two groups agreeing on Friday to talks aimed at addressing the COVID-19 shaped crisis that has befallen Australian football. 3 Apr 2020
A comprehensive guide to coronavirus' impact on Australian football

A comprehensive guide to coronavirus' impact on Australian football

Australian football at all levels has been brought to a halt by the coronavirus outbreak, putting strain on the FFA and the A-League in particular. 3 Apr 2020
Season length? Expansion? A-League planning for uncertain future

Season length? Expansion? A-League planning for uncertain future

A-league decision-makers are battling to plan for the future of the competition against an uncertain backdrop, with numerous factors still up in the air and a COVID-19 situation that has been changing by the day. 3 Apr 2020
PFA ramps up call for collective action in face of player stand-downs

PFA ramps up call for collective action in face of player stand-downs

With the threat of player-stand downs looming, Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has reiterated its calls for collective action to navigate the COVID19 disrupted A-League landscape. 30 Mar 2020
Jets player becomes first A-League COVID-19 diagnosis

Jets player becomes first A-League COVID-19 diagnosis

A player from the Newcastle Jets became the first confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis by an A-League player on Saturday afternoon. 28 Mar 2020
‘Reckless and a gross breach’: PFA warns clubs to consider player welfare

‘Reckless and a gross breach’: PFA warns clubs to consider player welfare

With their members now facing an uncertain future, Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has launched a series of measures designed to mitigate wellbeing challenges during football's COVID-19 enforced hiatus. 27 Mar 2020
FFA stands-down 70% of staff

FFA stands-down 70% of staff

Football Federation Australia (FFA) on Friday announced that 70% of its staff will be stood down as it scrambles to keep its head above water during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis gripping the globe. 27 Mar 2020
Three Things We Learnt: Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City

Three Things We Learnt: Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City

A goal in first-half stoppage time from Nick Fitzgerald and second-half screamer from Steven Ugarkovic has propelled Newcastle Jets past Melbourne City and secured the Novocastrians a 2-1 win in the final game before the A-League enters a COVID-19 enforced suspension. 23 Mar 2020
'I don't know but I'm sure no player has coronavirus...'

'I don't know but I'm sure no player has coronavirus...'

Erick Mombaerts is confident that assistant coach Patrick Kisnorbo will prove up to the task of replacing him in the dugout during his absence from the dugout as coronavirus fears mount. 19 Mar 2020
City boss stays in Melbourne to be beat virus

City boss stays in Melbourne to be beat virus

Patrick Kisnorbo will take charge of Melbourne City for their upcoming fixtures against Central Coast Mariners and Newcastle Jets, with Erick Mombaerts set to remain in Melbourne as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. 19 Mar 2020