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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
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