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

Socceroos call on their Foreign Legion as Mooy, Rogic, Wright, and Arzani all return for World Cup qualifers

Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, Bailey Wright, and Daniel Arzani will return to the Socceroos setup for coming World Cup Qualifiers against China and Vietnam, with quarantine requirements restricting coach Graham Arnold to just a single A-League representative in his 27-player squad. Named on Satuday afternoon, Arnold's side will assemble in Doha over the next 48 … Continue reading Socceroos call on their Foreign Legion as Mooy, Rogic, Wright, and Arzani all return for World Cup qualifers

Australian youth internationals unlikely to return in 2021

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 … Continue reading Australian youth internationals unlikely to return in 2021

After ‘effectively doubling’ revenue, Football Australia eyes more growth

A year and a half on from Australian football grinding to a halt in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Football Australia CEO James Johnson says that both the game and his organisation are in a “pretty safe and healthy position”. Football proved no more immune to the headwinds of COVID than any other sport … Continue reading After ‘effectively doubling’ revenue, Football Australia eyes more growth

Infrastructural legacy key to 2023 Women’s World Cup planning

Full story first published for SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/infrastructural-legacy-key-to-2023-women-s-world-cup-planning With host venues announced, Football Australia chairman Chris Nikou says long-lasting, physical infrastructure for football is the biggest priority heading into the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Ten host venues for 2023 were unveiled on Thursday; Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney set to host … Continue reading Infrastructural legacy key to 2023 Women’s World Cup planning

Opinion: National second tier progress shouldn’t fall into culture war hole

Full story first published in SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/national-second-tier-progress-shouldn-t-fall-into-culture-war-hole Is there anything more dreary than a culture war in Australian football? Getting caught in traffic is an inconvenience, sure, but at least there's a final destination in mind. Small talk with that friend of a friend when you’re momentarily abandoned together at a party … Continue reading Opinion: National second tier progress shouldn’t fall into culture war hole

‘Football people’ for Johnson’s FFA – What exactly are they?

Full story first published for SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/football-people-for-johnson-s-ffa-what-exactly-are-they Since he was appointed Football Federation Australia Chief Executive in late 2019, James Johnson and the organisation he now heads have made no secret of their desire to bring a ‘football first’ mindset to their work; one that features a newly empowered cohort of ‘football … Continue reading ‘Football people’ for Johnson’s FFA – What exactly are they?