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And now the Suns look at pokie revenue….

Source: News Ltd Not long after GWS said they were considering pokies as a means of boosting revenue, the Gold Coast Suns admitted they were considering the possibility as an option. Gold Coast chief executive Travis Auld told the Herald Sun the club had formed a sub-committee to investigate outside…


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Lions proposal to play games at Springfield takes a battering

Source: News Ltd A proposal to move Lions games to a new facility proposed for Springfield is being openly mocked by former players, supporters and administrators. Graeme Downie, former Lions charman said they should never leave the Gabba. Graeme Downie, who was chairman during Brisbane’s most successful era when the…


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Mclachlan to get nod as head of AFL

Source: Fairfax Media Fairfax is reporting that Gillon Mclachlan will take the CEOs job as was widely expected. Other candidates were apparently Geelongs Brian Cook and Richmonds Brendon Gale, as well as Western Sydneys Dave Matthews. The appointment is expected to be announced Wednesday.



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Saints, Lions extend Sponsorships

Source: Sports Pro Media Aussie rules: St Kilda Football Club have extended their partnership with long-time sponsor Jeld-Wen. The windows and doors company will continue to sponsor the AFL side’s Anzac Day match in New Zealand, with its logo displayed on the team’s playing strip.   Elsewhere in the AFL, the Brisbane Lions have extended…


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Ten to re-enter Broadcast rights battle

Source: Sportsbusiness Insider, The Age Channel Ten chief Hamish Mclennan has apparenrtly confirmed that Ten are interested in the next batch of AFl rights, depending on cost and availability. “Yes, we’re keen. All depends on what is on offer,” McLennan said. Asked what slots Ten would be interested in, McLennan…


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New NRL and clubs agree to new funding model.

Source: Fairfax Media In a three year agreement, the NRL will provide $7.55 million in annual participation payments to clubs, rising annually by $270,000. Clubs will be forced to meet minimum standards, which if not met, will result in a reduction of the funding available. In addition, the ARLC will…


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Gold Coast to build $20 million facility at Carrara

Source: News Ltd The Gold Coast Suns appear likely to contribute 20 million to a 106 million facility at Carrara being built for the Commonwealth Games in 2018. The facility includes an upgrade of Metricon stadium, and will require the Suns to vacate the premises during the Commonwealth Games. Suns…



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Sydney FC announce record attendance

Source: Sports Business Insider Sydney FC have announced their second successive record breaking year for attendances at the close of the 2014 season. Average crowds for the 2013/14 season topped 18,682 at their home of Allianz Stadium, compared to 18,367 in the previous year.


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Raiders and DHA extend partnership

Source: Sports Business Insider The Canberra Raiders and Defence Housing Australia have announced an extension to their marketing agreement for a further three years. The DHA logo will appear on both sleeves and the back of Raiders home and away jerseys in 2015.


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Suns partner with Retail Food Group

Source: Sports Business Insider The Gold Coast Suns have announced a partnership with Gold Coast based Retail Food Group. The partnership will see the Crust Gourmet Pizza logo on the clubs shorts as well as other events happening at Metricon stadium with the organisations brands.


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Pirtek Stadium renovations hurdle emerges

Source: News Ltd Paramatta and Western Sydney Wanderers have been unable to come to an agreement as to how a proposed $29 million facelift fund should be spent. While both clubs want to upgrade player facilities, there are some issues over the rest of the expenditure. Paramatta want the pitch…


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GWS looks to pokie cash

Source: News Ltd News Limited reports that Greater Western Sydney are considering boosting their financial position by investing in pokie machines, becoming the 12th AFL club to be involved in gaming.  Giants Chairman Tony Shephard told News that “It’s obvious that football clubs do better if they have a non-football…


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Canterbury get approval for development

Source: Sydney Morning Herald Canterbury leagues club has received government approval for its $100 million project to transform its site at Belmore to include a six star hotel, and create other sources of revenue that will make the club more secure financially. According to Fairfax media, the development includes Changing…



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Jeff Browne likely to join AFL Commission

Source: News Litd The Heraldsun reports that former Channel Nine boss Jeff Browne is firming up to take a position on the AFL Commission and eventually succeed Mike Fitzpatrick as AFL Chairman. Browne has historically been involved previously with the Oval during the creation of the Salary Cap and Draft,…


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Fans happy to return to Junction oval

Source: The Age] [The AFL] A group of St Kilda supporters are working under the slogan of “Bring em home” to return St Kilda to a redeveloped Junction Oval, where the team was based until 1964 when they moved to Moorabin. The proposed redevelopment will be a new home for…


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ACT Crowds inflated in the past – ACT Sports Minister

Source: Canberra Times On April 7th, 2014, ACT Sports Minister Andrew Barr claimed that sports crowds in Canberra were exaggerated in the past. I think the crowd figures have been inflated in previous years, often by 2000,” Barr said. “If you were to go back and look at what the…


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Power Membership Milestone: 50,000

Source: Adelaide Advertiser The Power continues to break new records with its membership now sitting more than 13,500 higher than at the same time last year. The Power today announced they had passed the 50,000 membership mark, meaning both South Australian clubs have passed that mark for the first time….