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Just let the kids play says Socceroo legend

Just let the kids play says Socceroo legend

Socceroos great Josip Skoko believes NPL clubs should be focused on giving their better junior players the opportunity to play at the highest level as they can, when they are good enough, rather than winning junior NPL competitions. 17 Apr 2021
How the Warriors from North Geelong regained their mojo

How the Warriors from North Geelong regained their mojo

The North Geelong Warriors are a club steeped in history. Formed in 1967 by Croatian immigrants, the Warriors have ridden the roller coaster that is football survival as much as any other football club in Australia. 28 Dec 2020
‘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
Robinson welcomes NPL and A-League trialists as rebuild begins

Robinson welcomes NPL and A-League trialists as rebuild begins

A handful of trialists from the A-League and NPL are out to impress Carl Robinson over the next few weeks as the new Western Sydney Wanderers head coach looks to beef up his squad in pre-season. 21 Oct 2020
‘Development’ A-League in 2021 a boost for future Socceroos?

‘Development’ A-League in 2021 a boost for future Socceroos?

One ex-A-League championship winner turned successful youth coach believes next season's A-League will morph into a ‘development’ league, which could boost future Socceroo teams as well as A-League finances.  8 Oct 2020
Aussie viral sensation on her ‘worldie' rabona in WA NPL

Aussie viral sensation on her ‘worldie' rabona in WA NPL

West Australian player Katarina Jukic says she’s enjoying basking in the global spotlight after her extraordinary rabona goal in the WA NPL went viral today.   3 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
Premier League interest in Sydney brickie shines light on A-League scouting

Premier League interest in Sydney brickie shines light on A-League scouting

A-League scouting is in the spotlight after the Sydney Morning Herald revealed an NPL4 player is on an extended trial with Premier League outfit Newcastle United. 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
NPL club becomes first to entirely abolish junior fees

NPL club becomes first to entirely abolish junior fees

West Australia's famed ECU Joondalup has become the first NPL club from the state to abolish junior fees entirely. 3 Sep 2020
NPL clubs form 25-team second division group

NPL clubs form 25-team second division group

63 Australian football clubs have met to form a 25-team advisory National Second Division group. 26 Aug 2020
Huge $32.5m football academy to be built before 2023 World Cup

Huge $32.5m football academy to be built before 2023 World Cup

Western Australian football is set for a transformative football infrastructure development, with the state government confirming construction of an elite football facility. 15 Jun 2020
Relegation and promotion ‘emotion’ vital for the A-League

Relegation and promotion ‘emotion’ vital for the A-League

After his stint with an A-League club, NPL star coach Ben Cahn is convinced now is the time to reshape football's landscape to include promotion and relegation - for the fans and players' sakes. 13 May 2020