A significant step towards the introduction of a men’s national second division (NSD) has been reached, with Football Australia set to present “detailed financial work” to potential participating clubs following a June board meeting. Full story in ESPN: https://www.espn.com/soccer/australian-a-league-men/story/4679965/football-australia-set-to-present-national-second-division-models-to-potential-clubs
Football Australia CEO James Johnson has told KEEPUP that ensuring Australian fans are well-placed to watch the Socceroos and Matildas in action will be one of the federation’s key drivers in planning for 2022. Full story published in KEEPUP: https://keepup.com.au/news/matildas-roos-set-for-plum-home-clashes-in-2022
“Another new era for the game?” Delivered through a grin, leave it to Ange Postecoglou to keep an eye on the bigger picture. Once again, Australian football is being touted as entering a brave new epoch as the 2021-22 A-League Men season dawns, alongside an A-League Women campaign that will begin on Dec. 3. Yes, … More A-League Men set to start ‘new era,’ but will this one stick?
James Johnson has confirmed that Football Australia has settled on two models for a national second tier, and the federation now is in the final process of determining the shape of the next significant chapter in Australian football. Full story on ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league-men/story/4521449/fa-ceo-james-johnson-outlines-the-roadmap-to-promotion-and-relegation-in-australia
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.
Football Australia CEO James Johnson has challenged states around Australia to come to the table if they want to host national team matches, as Graham Arnold and his Socceroos’ squad savour the prospect of playing in front of home fans for the first time in over two years. If the adage that good things come … More Socceroos relishing Australian return as Johnson pushes states to come to the table for future internationals
After an undefeated start on the road to Qatar for the Australia men’s national team, the Socceroos will return to 2022 World Cup qualification next month for games against China and Vietnam with significant challenges — both on and off the field — to overcome. Full story published for ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australia-aus/story/4453451/australias-world-cup-qualifiers-will-test-socceroos-squad-depth
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
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 … More After ‘effectively doubling’ revenue, Football Australia eyes more growth
After believing as recently as last week that the Socceroos would be able to play their coming World Cup fixture against China in a Sydney bubble, Football Australia has been forced to explore Hong Kong, Singapore, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as potential hosts for the September fixture after Sydney’s outbreak scuppered their plans. … More Socceroos exploring multiple venues for China World Cup qualifier after Sydney dreams dashed