covid 19

'As many club members and fans as possible' - A-League sets goals for resuming with fans in the stands

'As many club members and fans as possible' - A-League sets goals for resuming with fans in the stands

The door for fans to be in the stands for the final games of the 2019/20 A-League regular season and finals campaign remains well and truly open, with decision-makers saying they will do whatever they can to “accommodate as many club members and fans as possible” when the league returns. 16 Jun 2020
Government announcement raises possibility of A-League crowds

Government announcement raises possibility of A-League crowds

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has opened the possibility of live crowds at football and other sporting events by July. 12 Jun 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
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