Football Australia exploring means of supporting pandemic-affected FFA Cup clubs

Football Australia has confirmed it is exploring methods of supporting NPL clubs affected by delays to their Round of 32 FFA Cup Fixtures with minimum roster requirements and competitiveness.  Football Australia, in the wake of the successful staging of Round of 32 FFA Cup contests across West Australia, South Australia and Queensland, undertook a select … Continue reading Football Australia exploring means of supporting pandemic-affected FFA Cup clubs

Football Australia adds national second tier to football pyramid in calendar restructure

The introduction of a national second tier has taken a significant step forward with Football Australia inserting a placeholder for the competition into the nation's domestic football calendar for 2021-22. Full story published for ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australia-aus/story/4441281/football-australia-adds-national-second-tier-to-football-pyramid-in-calendar-restructure

FA Cup magic reminds Australia just what we’ve been missing

Full story first published for SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/fa-cup-magic-reminds-australia-just-what-we-ve-been-missing Highlighted by Tottenham Hotspur’s visit to Marine FC, the latest round of the FA Cup has reminded us all of the joyous sense of comradery and spirit that football can bring, and just why the Australian version is coming to be so beloved. It’s probably … Continue reading FA Cup magic reminds Australia just what we’ve been missing

What the FFA Cup can learn from the AFL and NRL grand finals

Full story first published on SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/what-the-ffa-cup-can-learn-from-the-afl-and-nrl-grand-finals The AFL and NRL Grand Finals represent the crown jewels of Australia’s two great sporting behemoths. But in the FFA Cup, Australian football has its own event that has the potential to enrapture the Australian sporting zeitgeist. On Saturday night, fans across the country watched … Continue reading What the FFA Cup can learn from the AFL and NRL grand finals