- AFL R11, 2017 – Overall crowds down -1.96% (4 less gms), ave 34,529 (+2.17%). R11 down 33% on aggregate (3 gms less), ave 27,302 (-0.2%)
- Up to eight clubs could submit bids for an AFLW licence later this month. Of the 10 clubs who didn’t field a women’s team in the first season of the national league, Fairfax Media understands only Sydney and Port Adelaide have ruled themselves out of the race for a team in the expanded competition in 2019.
- AFL Players Association chief executive Paul Marsh says it would take a “significant restructure of the AFL fixture” for State of Origin to return.
- AFL Tasmania has called for more funding for football venues after its statewide review of facilities discovered most were not “female friendly”.
- Michael Cockerill writes that its time we acknowledged ethnic clubs as a strength of Australian football. Saying that the he ethnics haven’t gone anywhere. They’re still driving the game.
- Soccer a cultural bridge builder says Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews
- AUSTRALIA’S female soccer players are asking for a minimum $11,500 wage in a maiden collective bargaining agreement, as the game faces a huge challenge from a the AFL’s women’s competition.
- NRL R13, 2017 – 82,991 attendance at 11,856 ave (+8%) Overall Ave 15,559 (-3%) and a 1.54m aggregate.
- The NRL today details of its financial arrangements following widespread discussion of the NRL’s finances over the last few days – much of which has been inaccurate.
- NRL chief financial officer Tony Crawford says the game doesn’t have the money to meet the demands of the players, who have tabled a 66-page document outlining requests on a range of issues from money to integrity.
- Representatives from both the NRL and the Rugby League Players’ Association will meet for a two-day discussion in Sydney, as both parties aim to solve the ongoing CBA feud.
- Steve Mascord writes that the NRL’s decision to open its books over the weekend is indicative of a long, most likely painful, PR war ahead
- Supporters are encouraged to act quickly to secure tickets to Holden State of Origin II after a surge in sales following the NSW VB Blues’ Game One victory.
- Melbourne Rebels have appointed Baden Stephenson as chief executive despite the axe hanging above the club.