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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….


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New AFL Ballarat proposal

Source: [The Age] [Heraldsun] The Victorian opposition is reportedly going to unveil a 30 million dollar redevelopment of Eureka Stadium as a possible location for the Kangaroos and Bulldogs to play at, with the prospect of some matches through Cricket Victoria. Any complete redevelopment into a 15,000 seat facility is…


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Perth Stadium one step closer

Source: Sports Business Insider Perth stadium has reportedly finished its pre constructions works six weeks ahead of schedule. According to the premier of Western Australia “The work involved the compaction of nine hectares across key areas of the site and installation of 55,459 wick drains to provide a drainage path…


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Victory Sponsor Boom

Source: Football Australia After starting with just eight sponsors in 2005, Melbourne Victory is very close to securing its 100th member of its “Victory in Business” business network. The network is reported to have delivered more than 70 million worth of business to business transactions since it was set up…



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NSW Government injects 1 million into junior rugby league

ref: NRL.com The NSW Government is partnering with the NRL in what NRL.com describes as the largest grassroots grants program in the history of rugby league to create the NSW Footy Facilities Fund. In order to get a grant from the joint fund, local rubgy league clubs will need to…


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Welcome to Footy Industry

Hi guys, please note this site is the newest home of the information that has previously been found on the footybusiness.wordpress.com and www.worldofwookie.com/aflbusiness sites. Over the next week or so Ill be bringing the information here up to date. Thanks for reading