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Use them or lose them: Give youngsters minutes or lose a generation says Graham Arnold

Use them or lose them: Give youngsters minutes or lose a generation says Graham Arnold

Dual Socceroos/Olyroos Head Coach Graham Arnold has issued a stark warning to Australian football: it needs to give young players somewhere to play or risk losing them forever. 27 Jan 2020
How many teens are playing A-League minutes in 2019/20? - The Y-League Round Eight Wrap

How many teens are playing A-League minutes in 2019/20? - The Y-League Round Eight Wrap

Which A-League teams are down with the kids? And who is best placed to play in the 2019/20 Y-League Grand Final? All that and more in the Round Eight Y-League Wrap. 9 Jan 2020
Mombaerts turns to 'completely different' City academy to plug Olyroos gaps

Mombaerts turns to 'completely different' City academy to plug Olyroos gaps

His ranks depleted; Melbourne City Head Coach Erick Mombaerts has signalled his willingness to unleash the kids for Western United's visit on Friday night. 3 Jan 2020
A history of Australia's recent Olympic qualifiers: The Y-League round seven wrap

A history of Australia's recent Olympic qualifiers: The Y-League round seven wrap

The Olyroos jetted off to the AFC U23 Championship in Thailand on Monday with one simple goal: qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 2 Jan 2020
'By 2020 five kids will be part of the Socceroos' - Arnold gunning for AFC U23 Championship

'By 2020 five kids will be part of the Socceroos' - Arnold gunning for AFC U23 Championship

Graham Arnold is pleased with the level of preparation and cooperation he’s received in the lead into the AFC U23 Championships –  but says there’s more that can be done for Australia’s next generation. 30 Dec 2019
What 2020 holds for Australian junior sides: Y-League round seven wrap

What 2020 holds for Australian junior sides: Y-League round seven wrap

2020 is set to be a bumper year for Australia's junior sides, with the U23, U19 and U17 sides all set to compete in - at the very least - continental action. A look at what's ahead, plus a recap of the penultimate Y-League round of 2019 ahead. 26 Dec 2019
Nick Montgomery on reinvigorating the Mariners Academy and the regional star he found along the way

Nick Montgomery on reinvigorating the Mariners Academy and the regional star he found along the way

One of the most historically successful academies in the A-League, the Central Coast Mariners - under club legend Nick Montgomery - are looking to rebuild themselves as a beachside powerhouse. 21 Dec 2019
What value is a win in youth football? Y-League Wrap: Brisbane surge, Sydney survive

What value is a win in youth football? Y-League Wrap: Brisbane surge, Sydney survive

Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC did enough to stay top of their respective conferences as the Y-League moved past the halfway point of the 2019/20 season last weekend - Brisbane thumping Adelaide and Sydney surviving a scare against Canberra. Just how much, though, does a win in the Y-League mean? 19 Dec 2019
The Y-League Wrap: Why is it raining goals in youth football?

The Y-League Wrap: Why is it raining goals in youth football?

It’s been raining goals in the Y-League in 2019/20. 10 Dec 2019
Y-League Wrap: Victory's Footscray Park facilities challenge and Mariners' Kuol-led explosion

Y-League Wrap: Victory's Footscray Park facilities challenge and Mariners' Kuol-led explosion

Last week, after a process not without its fair share of skulduggery, Melbourne Victory’s attempts to construct an $18 million Academy out at Footscray Park were all but dashed when Maribyrnong City Council rejected the plan. 3 Dec 2019
Confronting Australian football's 'Luke Ivanovic problem' as City and Glory go bonkers in Y-League's second round

Confronting Australian football's 'Luke Ivanovic problem' as City and Glory go bonkers in Y-League's second round

Australian football has a Luke Ivanovic problem. 25 Nov 2019
Goals galore as Y-League kicks off...

Goals galore as Y-League kicks off...

The Y-League returned for 2019/20 over the weekend – and goals galore were on the agenda. 18 Nov 2019
Team-by-team breakdown of the 2019/20 Y-League season

Team-by-team breakdown of the 2019/20 Y-League season

Ahead of its commencement, FTBL's Joey Lynch breaks down everything you need to know about the 2019/20 Y-League season. 15 Nov 2019
Y-League returns as vital reform looms

Y-League returns as vital reform looms

The nation’s premier junior competition, the Y-League returns to action this weekend for its twelfth season, with the subject of Australia’s youth development, pathways to senior football and philosophical approach to development a hot topic amongst the footballing public. 15 Nov 2019
'It didn’t make sense to me' - Drew Sherman on abolishing academy fees at Melbourne Victory

'It didn’t make sense to me' - Drew Sherman on abolishing academy fees at Melbourne Victory

Arriving in Australia after beginning his career overseas, Melbourne Victory Academy Director Drew Sherman couldn’t quite understand why A-League clubs were charging members of their academies for the privilege – so he’s gone about changing things. 28 Oct 2019
Lessons taken from the PFA's Golden Generation study

Lessons taken from the PFA's Golden Generation study

On Tuesday, Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) released the results of a long study seeking to guide future development pathways. 22 Oct 2019