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‘Final model’: Major A-League second division meeting set for June

‘Final model’: Major A-League second division meeting set for June

The Australian Association of Football Clubs (AAFC) have confirmed there is a key meeting set for June with Football Australia (FA) as the proposed National Second Division (NSD), initially set to commence in 2022, looks like commencing in 2023. 27 May 2021
'My dream since I came to Australia': A-League's Brisbane lock-in refugee star

'My dream since I came to Australia': A-League's Brisbane lock-in refugee star

Brisbane Roar have signed academy star Cyrus Dehmie to his first professional contract, after he starred in the club's Queensland NPL campaign. 26 May 2021
‘Unfair and unjust’ Football Victoria refund policy leaves clubs fuming

‘Unfair and unjust’ Football Victoria refund policy leaves clubs fuming

Football Victoria are incurring the wrath of clubs after charging them full registration fees for players that were pending, declined, cancelled or de-registered. 12 Nov 2020
Storied community club creating chances in lockdown

Storied community club creating chances in lockdown

Despite being faced with no games, no official assistance and no firm timeline of opening (otherwise known as 2020), one of Melbourne’s biggest community clubs made sure that a global pandemic did not mean a wasted year. 1 Nov 2020
African Cup exactly 'what the Wanderers community needs'

African Cup exactly 'what the Wanderers community needs'

The 2020 NSW African Cup gets underway this Saturday November 7 at Blacktown Football Park with eight mouthwatering games to kick things off. 1 Nov 2020
'The start to a horrific incident': Sydney star devastated to miss NPL decider

'The start to a horrific incident': Sydney star devastated to miss NPL decider

In-form striker Patrick Antelmi says he is devastated to miss the NPL NSW grand final because of suspension and believes the red card he was given in the semi-final was unfair. 22 Oct 2020
South Melbourne trying to become Australia's African academy

South Melbourne trying to become Australia's African academy

NPL Victoria and former NSL powerhouses South Melbourne are lobbying for financial backing to expand their academy system for more African youth. 18 Oct 2020
Single NPL club loses 10 players to A-League teams

Single NPL club loses 10 players to A-League teams

A-League clubs Western Sydney Wanderers, Sydney FC and Macarthur Bulls have signed a whopping 10 players from storied NPL NSW club Marconi Stallions. 18 Oct 2020
A-League's Adelaide sign 18-year-old 'revelation'

A-League's Adelaide sign 18-year-old 'revelation'

After 14 goals in 18 matches, A-League side Adelaide United have signed 18-year-old winger Domenic Costanzo from NPL South Australia outfit Croydon Kings. 5 Oct 2020
FFA insists grassroots costs aren't a problem despite Socceroos outrage

FFA insists grassroots costs aren't a problem despite Socceroos outrage

In a stunning about-face, FFA's XI Principles document has defended the cost of grassroots football fees in Australia despite criticism from the Principles' own ex-Socceroo panel that fees are "ridiculous". 2 Oct 2020
Throughout a club crisis, Mariners youth are thrashing all-comers

Throughout a club crisis, Mariners youth are thrashing all-comers

While the Central Coast Mariners' A-League team enter crisis talks to prevent the club leaving Gosford, that Centre of Excellence they built is beginning to pay dividends in the NSW NPL. 22 Sep 2020
Why Sydney's academy is already producing world-class talent at five-years old

Why Sydney's academy is already producing world-class talent at five-years old

While the demise of the Socceroos' golden generation is plastered across every news headline, Sydney FC's A-League academy are quietly crafting prodigies to replace them. But they're also looking towards the W-League and Matildas as well... 17 Sep 2020
'Football should be free': Melbourne club video goes global

'Football should be free': Melbourne club video goes global

Fitzroy Lions SC has been featured by the 2.86 million subscriber Nike Football channel in their new From The Grounds Up series, showcasing the club's sensational community work. 15 Sep 2020
The full list of 30 prospective second division clubs

The full list of 30 prospective second division clubs

The AAFC member clubs have released the full list of 30 clubs aiming to take part in a national second division to play in conjunction with the A-League. 15 Sep 2020
Ex-Socceroo takes coaching reins in NPL

Ex-Socceroo takes coaching reins in NPL

Former Socceroo and long-serving Newcastle Jets midfielder Ruben Zadkovich has taken over as head coach of NPL2 NSW club Hills United. 9 Sep 2020
'Tide is turning': Sydney youth dominating NSL powerhouses in NPL

'Tide is turning': Sydney youth dominating NSL powerhouses in NPL

For a very long time, the former NSL powerhouses have dominated the NPL landscape while A-League youth sides struggled to keep pace. 4 Sep 2020