- The Saints are still hunting for a sponsor to adorn the collar of senior coach Alan Richardson – a slither of material said to be worth more than $350,000 to the average club. The Saints are confident they will soon secure a sponsor for another lucrative piece of real estate – the players’ shorts – after two seasons without one.
- Rucci writes that the Crows’ back-to-back million-dollar profits will have SMA rebuff Adelaide’s wish for more at Oval
- AAMI is turning the word ‘her’ into ‘hero’, as part of a new campaign supporting the AFL Women’s League and International Women’s Day.
- John Olsen has won his third election to remain the leader of SA football as chairman of the SA Football Commission. The challenge of former North Adelaide president Bohdan Jaworskyj failed to bring change to the independent controllers of SA football. Olsen and fellow commissioners Dion McCaffrie and Tom Zorich were returned to the commission table with three-year terms on the vote of the nine SANFL league directors.
A-league and Soccer
- AN unprecedented meeting of Australian soccer’s top stakeholders will take place in Sydney on Tuesday, as the deadline for governance reform looms. The congress _ made up of nine state and territory federations, with one combined vote for the A-League clubs _ elects the FFA board.
- A-League clubs need fan ownership, says Remo Nogarotto
- Australia’s national Paralympic football team, the Pararoos, have received a major boost on their road to qualifying for the 2019 International Federation for Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) World Cup with Zest Care signing on as the team’s inaugural major partner. Zest Care, a government approved In-Home Child Care and Disability Support Provider, will provide funding and backing for the Pararoos until 2019.
- The 2016 New South Wales Rugby League season produced record sponsorship, merchandising and membership revenue totalling almost $7.2 million, delivering a record surplus of $810,813, the Annual General Meeting of the NSWRL was told today.
- With an all-important SANZAAR meeting scheduled this week to determine the future of Super Rugby, Fairfax breaks down the pros and cons of cutting each Australian franchise.
- former Australian Rugby Union chief executive Gary Flowers insists Australia needs to persevere with five Super Rugby teams even if it is proving a struggle at present.