Nathaniel Atkinson is no stranger to making good first impressions, from a 15-minute hat-trick as a child in Tasmania to a goal on debut for Hearts to an impressive debut for the Socceroos last week. Full story for Optus Sport: https://sport.optus.com.au/articles/os41468/socceroos-news-2022-australia-nathaniel-atkinson-debut-hearts-olyroos
The introduction of 34-year-old and recently naturalised Bruno Fornaroli to the Socceroos set up was indicative of years and years of not addressing the biggest problem with Australian football right now: the demand for international players is far outweighing the supply. JOEY LYNCH finds out why. Full story for Optus Sport: https://sport.optus.com.au/articles/os41087/socceroos-news-2022-australia-football-young-players-next-generation
As football emerges from the pandemic, discussions over the sport’s future have reached a fever pitch. But talk is cheap without accountability. Full story in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australia-aus/story/4612619/australian-football-must-hold-its-leaders-to-account-as-it-emerges-from-covid
In a wide-ranging interview, James Johnson sits down with ESPN’s Joey Lynch to discuss promotion and relegation in the A-Leagues, what the Socceroos and Matildas will be doing in 2022, and Football Australia’s plans for the future.
November 10 Update: Melbourne Victory has confirmed the appointment of Joe Palatsides as Head of Academy: Original Story Published on November 9: Melbourne Victory’s rebuild has added another key piece, with youth guru Joe Palatsides set to be unveiled as the fallen A-League Men giant’s new Head of Academy. At a press conference on Tuesday … More Victory to add Joe Palatsides as Head of Academy
Earning a surprise call-up to the Matildas’ squad for friendlies against Brazil, 18-year-old Bryleeh Henry’s is emblematic of the opportunities a home World Cup is providing. Now, the Penrith local has the rare chance to earn her international debut in front of family and friends in her home stadium and target bigger things to come. … More Meet Bryleeh Henry: The new 18y.o. Matilda who ‘terrorises defences’
Borussia Monchengladbach’s Jacob Italiano and Brentford’s Lachlan Brook highlight a 21-player Olyroos squad set to take part in AFC U23 Asian Cup qualification next week. Currently in camp in Dubai, the squad is will transit to Tajikistan in the coming days, where they are scheduled to play Indonesia in a two-match series in Dushanbe for … More Jacob Italiano and Lachlan Brook highlight Olyroos squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup qualification
Football Australia CEO James Johnson has said that he doesn’t believe Australia’s junior national sides will return to action in 2021. Hot off the heels of the Olympics, the coming months are set to be busy ones for Australian national sides; the Socceroos set to resume their 2022 World Cup qualification campaign against China at … More Australian youth internationals unlikely to return in 2021