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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…


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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…


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Womens footy update

On December 15th, the AFL announced a series of trials for anyone to come and see if they could play Australian football, with the specified aim of trying to recruit interest from players of other sports. On December 16th, Port Adeliade announced that it had signed Erin Phillips, Australian national…




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[AFL] Axios Euro Cup 2015

The football season in Australia may be over, but the International footy continues with various nationals and international tournaments being played overseas over the next few weeks. The USAFL Nationals are coming, as are the Asian championships – but this weekend we have the AFL Europe Axios Euro Cup. The…


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Rugby League News – PNG to cohost World Cup

Papua New Guinea will cohost the World Cup, holding three group matches in New Guinea after spending 1.4 billion on stadium and facility upgrades. “The investment that the government and capital city has put in will get 10 times more back when it comes to the promotion of our city,…



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2nd Aleague team for Brisbane when time is right

News Limited has reported that despite a drop in the Roars crowds, a second Brisbane team is on the cards under the FFA’s newly released “whole of football’ plan. “The Roar have got a solid foundation but there’s still growth that they need to achieve for their own business model…


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Rugby league continues to push case in WA

News Limited reports that South Sydney CEO John Lee believes that the NRL can successfully co-exist with the AFL in Perth. “It’s great to see that there is no war between the codes,” Lee said. “We have peace in our time. There won’t be a clash on that Saturday afternoon…