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Industry News – Weekend Update – Sunday, June 25th, 2017

AFL THURSDAY night football has proven a ratings winner for Channel Seven, with an average of 731,000 free-to-air viewers switching on to its seven games in the timeslot this season. The delicate art sports sponsorships: AFL star Matthew Pavlich on the balancing act RICHMOND and Greater Western Sydney are pushing to…



Was the AFLs China foray a success or failure?

Much has been made of the recent Australian Rules game between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide in Shanghai – no small amount has been hype from the AFL, and some mockery from other codes, as well as some local confusion as to what the game actually is –…



Industry News – Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

AFL THE AFL has shut down plans for immediate expansion of its national women’s league, but has foreshadowed at least two teams will be added in 2019. The five clubs who unsuccessfully sought a licence last year will receive “priority weighting” when the AFL considers additions to the foundation eight-team…








Tuesday News Summary – Feb 28th, 2017

AFL News reports that Suns CEO Andrew Travis has resigned. News reports that the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, one of Collingwood’s major partners, was in talks with club chiefs about the Magpie Millions lotto game. The Age reports that Carlton and AFL officials are discussing a proposal that will help…


Tuesday News

Rugby League Fairfax reports that the Rugby League players’ association wants its members to be granted a guaranteed percentage share much like cricketers receive under their agreement with Cricket Australia, which is controversially endeavouring to grant only its leading men’s stars a continued piece of the revenue pie under a…


The Great Call of China

China. Its a country just a little bit to the North of us that has more than one billion people living in it. As such, its a huge market for Australian leagues and sporting clubs to tap into. Recently, to some fanfare the AFL and Port Adelaide Power announced the…



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No BBL Expansion teams for 5 years

News Ltd reports indicate that there will be no new BBL sides for at least another 5 years, but that the number of games may increase, as well as further integration with the WBBL. Also of note The international quota of players would remain at two per club The salary…


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The A-league and Geelong

In June 2014, Melbourne Victory announced that it would play a game at Kardinia Park in Geelong for each of the next three seasons. The Victorian Government reportedly allocated $50,000 to secure the deal. “Melbourne Victory expect up to 10,000 fans from Melbourne to travel to Geelong for the first…


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Adelaide and the NT join forces for AFL womens team

On December 18th, Adelaide and AFL Northern Territory were reported to have submitted a joint application for a womens side, with the team to split its home games between Adelaide and Darwin. Both parties have submitted written submissions to the league. “For the Northern Territory, who’s probably never going to…