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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
Malta, Mifsud and me: Oz striker’s Maltese national team story

Malta, Mifsud and me: Oz striker’s Maltese national team story

Australian striker Liam Boland could’ve partnered alongside Malta football great and former Coventry City forward Michael Mifsud - the banter may have been tasty, too.  11 May 2020
Could a new A-League streaming model transform football’s broadcast future?

Could a new A-League streaming model transform football’s broadcast future?

For the Hyundai A-League, broadcasting and its deal with Foxtel is top of a long to-do list since the COVID-19 wrecking ball sent sport into a tailspin.  7 May 2020
The Socceroo winger on-fire for Saudi surprise packet Al-Wehda

The Socceroo winger on-fire for Saudi surprise packet Al-Wehda

Make no mistake, Socceroo Craig Goodwin’s breakout success in Saudi Arabia is one of the unheralded stories of this coronavirus-interrupted season, with the skillful winger offering FTBL an insight into his life in Jeddah while starring in one of Asia's big leagues.  7 May 2020
NPL star: Forcing two games per week would be ‘crazy'

NPL star: Forcing two games per week would be ‘crazy'

NPL Victoria star Liam Boland believes it would be "crazy" to force NPL clubs to play twice a week in order to finish the season on time - if indeed the league returns in the next few months.  1 May 2020
Football Victoria plans for December football

Football Victoria plans for December football

Football Victoria is confident football will be played in the state in 2020, and they’re willing to go all the way into December to do it. 22 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
'Dropping two divisions was an enormous step forward' - State League pathway back to the NPL

'Dropping two divisions was an enormous step forward' - State League pathway back to the NPL

Writing-off footballers before they have had a fair chance to show their potential has been a common criticism of the current Victorian NPL system. 10 Apr 2020
NPL star admits community clubs 'bring a happiness that's hard to express'

NPL star admits community clubs 'bring a happiness that's hard to express'

North Geelong Warriors’ star midfielder Ryan Opperman has urged fans to try and keep in a positive frame of mind as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the 2020 NPL football season. 5 Apr 2020
FFA extends grassroots suspension to end of May

FFA extends grassroots suspension to end of May

Football Federation Australia has extended the suspension of National Premier Leagues (NPL) and grassroots football to at least May 31 as Australian football continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 crisis gripping the globe. 1 Apr 2020
FFA suspends all grassroots football in face of COVID-19 threat

FFA suspends all grassroots football in face of COVID-19 threat

Grassroots football in Australia will be suspended until April 14 in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. 17 Mar 2020
'You have to earn your stripes' - McBreen's coaching goal

'You have to earn your stripes' - McBreen's coaching goal

He had a 15-year career playing in the NSL, Europe, Asia and the A-League - now Daniel McBreen has set his sights on a coaching career. 26 Feb 2020
Aussie makes Montenegrin move

Aussie makes Montenegrin move

Australian midfielder Andrew Marveggio has left the Serbian SuperLiga and signed for Montenegrin Second League side FK Bokelj. 16 Feb 2020
No point to a second tier without promotion/relegation, says NPL star

No point to a second tier without promotion/relegation, says NPL star

North Geelong Warriors stalwart Anthony Banovac has joined calls for the FFA to bring in a proper football pyramid to help rejuvenate Australian domestic football. 16 Jan 2020