Football Australia set to present National Second Division models to potential clubs

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

FA CEO James Johnson outlines the roadmap to promotion and relegation in Australia

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

Domestic transfer system has players’ union on collision course with Football Australia

Significant reforms are potentially on the way for Australian football in the form of a domestic transfer system and national second division, but as this week's ESPN Australia and New Zealand football wrap details, introducing them is never easy. Beyond that, we hear from two of the A-League's most lethal strikers and pay respect to Sam Kerr. … Continue reading Domestic transfer system has players’ union on collision course with Football Australia

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

2022 vision: AAFC lay out preferred road map for national second division

Story first published in SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/2022-vision-aafc-lay-out-preferred-road-map-for-national-second-division The push for a national second division (NSD) has taken another step forward, with the Association of Australian Football Clubs (AAFC) delivering the most detailed report yet at how the long-sought-after competition might look. On Monday, the AAFC - a collective of aspirant National Premier League … Continue reading 2022 vision: AAFC lay out preferred road map for national second division

Second division ‘still our ambition’, says FFA chairman Nikou

Full story published on SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/second-division-still-our-ambition-says-ffa-chairman-nikou Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, FFA Chairman Chris Nikou says that the introduction of a National Second Division (NSD) remains something that the FFA is genuinely pursuing. The FFA – which was forced to stand-down 70% of its staff in the face of the pandemic … Continue reading Second division ‘still our ambition’, says FFA chairman Nikou