Report: SPAL 0 Juventus 0

first_imgSPAL 0 Juventus 0: Scudetto charge halted by Serie A strugglers Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 05:39 18/3/2018 Paulo Dybala - cropped Getty Images Napoli will have watched on with glee as Juventus were held to a scoreless draw at struggling SPAL. Juventus failed to win for the first time in 13 Serie A matches as lowly SPAL earned a 0-0 draw at Stadio Paolo Mazza on Saturday.Heavily favoured to strengthen their grip on the Scudetto against the relegation-threatened Biancazzurri, Juve could instead have their lead trimmed back to two points on Sunday when Napoli host Genoa.Alex Sandro’s early blocked shot and a marginally misdirected Paulo Dybala free-kick were the best of few opportunities extracted from the plucky hosts. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp SPAL had begun with the confidence of a team unbeaten in their previous three outings and richly deserved the point that moves them out of the bottom three.Juve, conversely, looked heavy-legged in their fourth match in 11 days and struggled to produce anything that would cause concern Real Madrid, their Champions League quarter-final opponents.Massimiliano Allegri’s side did manage to equal their own Serie A record of 10 consecutive clean sheets – last achieved in 2015-16 – but it will be scant consolation as the door creaks open for Napoli.0- Juventus haven’t found the net in a competitive match played on the road for the first time since last September, against Barcelona. Stop. #SpalJuve— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) March 17, 2018Alex Sandro returned to the starting XI in an advanced role and the move almost paid off early, with only a sliding Filippo Costa denying him a clear sight of goal.Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala soon tried their luck without success, while Daniele Rugani was capably managing SPAL’s encouraging incursions.Juve had scored twice by the 22nd minute in the last meeting between these teams, which ended 4-1 to the Turin club, but there was to be no early breakthrough on this occasion as the hosts held their shape beyond the half hour.Kwadwo Asamoah sliced over the crossbar before a curling Dybala free-kick brushed the top of the net as the opening period edged to a close without the expected opener from a slightly off-colour Bianconeri. Congratulations to @Asabob20 on 150 appearances in Bianconero #SPALJuve pic.twitter.com/kuOJGpuwsf— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) March 17, 2018Douglas Costa set a more enterprising tone after the restart with a firm left-footed effort that was palmed away by Alex Meret.Dybala – overlooked by Jorge Sampaoli for the latest Argentina squad – next fired wide and, with scores still level by the hour, Allegri ushered Mario Mandzukic off the bench to replace Asamoah.The visitors’ command of possession passed 60 per cent amid their constant probing for the all-important winner, but they were frustrated in their attempts as a Mandzukic header in the 82nd minute failed to trouble Meret.Instead, SPAL remained compact and held on for a precious point, just their fourth they have managed against Juve at Stadio Paolo Mazza since 1957. Key Opta facts:- Juventus failed to score for the first time since December (v Inter) in Serie A.- Juve have equalled the record of 10 consecutive clean sheets in Serie A, established by the Bianconeri in March 2016.- SPAL are now a streak of four Serie A games without a loss, which represents their best run of the season.  read morelast_img read more

De Vrij announces Inter switch

first_imgTransfers Lazio’s De Vrij confirms Inter switch on five-year deal Dom Farrell 19:35 5/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) de vrij-cropped Getty Images Transfers Internazionale Lazio v Internazionale Lazio Serie A With his contract in the Italian capital coming to an end, the Netherlands international defender has revealed he will be joining Serie A rivals Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij has told reporters he will join Inter on a five-year deal when his contract with Lazio expires at the end of June.The 26-year-old defender has been heavily linked with a switch to San Siro for a number of months, meaning his involvement in the last-day drama between the sides in Serie A came at an unfortunate time.With Lazio leading 2-1 and needing only a draw to qualify for the Champions League at Inter’s expense, De Vrij fouled Mauro Icardi in the area and the Argentin striker converted the resulting penalty. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Lazio skipper Senad Lulic was then sent off before Matias Vecino’s late header sealed a top-four spot for Inter.Those now look set to be De Vrij’s final acts in a Lazio shirt and he is relishing a new chapter in his career, even if his deal is yet to be confirmed by either club.”I have signed for five years and I am really looking forward to it”, De Vrij told reporters at Netherlands’ training camp ahead of friendlies against Slovakia and Italy.De Vrij joined Lazio from Feyenoord in 2014 and made 118 appearances for the Italian club, scoring 10 goals.last_img read more

USMNT ratings: Weah and Sargent shine

first_imgUnited States USMNT player ratings: Weah and Sargent steal the show in win Ben Valentine Last updated 1 year ago 09:30 5/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Josh Sargent Tim Weah United States Bolivia Getty Images United States United States v Bolivia Bolivia Friendlies The teenage duo were the best the U.S. had to offer on the evening, with each player being rewarded with a goal In their first ever starts for the senior team, Josh Sargent and Tim Weah gave fans of the United States national team something to get excited about.Sargent, making his debut, linked up well with the Paris Saint-Germain man, and then channeled Karim Benzema in the Champions League final, as he created a goal by pressing Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe into an errant pass he intercepted and finished off for the USA’s second goal.Weah, meanwhile, was everywhere in the first half, getting involved in most of his team’s best chances. He was unable to deliver on a 1 v. 1 chance in the first half that was reminiscent of an opportunity he missed in his PSG bow, but did not squander an Antonee Robinson cross in the second half to get his first senior team goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now It was a solid performance for the Americans, though caution is warranted. Bolivia was poor on the evening and struggled to get forward or mount much pressure on the ball. Sterner tests await against Ireland and a World Cup favorite in France in upcoming friendlies.But for one night, the fans could enjoy a glimpse of players who hope to be a big part of the nation’s future.Here are Goal’s player ratings for the U.S. national team’s friendly against Bolivia:GK Alex Bono, 5: Had next nothing to do as Bolivia rarely ventured forward. He did have to direct traffic a few times on a couple of corners.D Eric Lichaj, 6: Was free to get forward a bit, though most of the attacks down his flank came from Weah. Didn’t make a mistake. D Walker Zimmerman, 7: Zimmerman did not need to do much defensively, but made a big intervention that sprung the Americans’ best chance in the first half. Later, he delivered a thunderous header off a corner to give the U.S. the opener.D Erik Palmer-Brown, 6: Had very little to do in his senior team debut.D Antonee Robinson, 6.5: Did very well offensively, creating chances and was rewarded with the assist on the third goal. Defensively he recovered well but was caught flat-footed a few times and might have been punished against a better side.M Weston McKennie, 6.5: Placed as the deepest midfielder, McKennie did not have a lot to do against a side that didn’t venture forward much. Did create a chance for Sargent in the first half with a nice tackle up the field.M Joe Corona, 7 : Of the midfielders, Corona did the best of linking up with the forwards. His delivery on the corner Zimmerman scored was excellent as well.M Christian Pulisic, 5: Pulisic seemed a step off the pace all night, as he struggled to link up well with the players in front of him. Continued to work throughout, however.F Tim Weah, 8.5: Was involved in almost everything the U.S. generated in the first half, though he did spurn a great chance early with a shot saved. Did not miss his second great chance in the second half to open his senior team account. Linked up well with his teammates.F Josh Sargent, 8: Had a touch of nerves early but settled down well. Had a marvelous solo effort to pressure Lampe and win the ball, then finished his chance for a debut goal. Linked up well with Weah.F Rubio Rubin, 7: Had some excellent first touches to create space for himself. His best moment was great pass to set up Weah for a chance that the PSG man could not finish. A solid effort on the left.Substitutes: D Matthew Olosunde, 5: Had an easy game to debut in, as the Manchester United youngster did not have much to deal with with Bolivia not generating an attack.D Jorge Villafana, 6: Came on only for a brief cameo but could have had an assist after he delivered a dangerous ball to Gooch in stoppage time.M Keaton Parks, 5: Certainly was not shy as he unleashed a couple of shots from distance, getting one on target and the other well wide. Didn’t have much to do defensively.F Julian Green, 7: Of the U.S. substitutes, he was by far the most active, getting involved and creating opportunities for his teammates.F Lynden Gooch, 5: Had a glorious opportunity to score in stoppage time, only to have it blocked and then had his rebound deflected out.F Andrija Novakovich, 5: His best chance was denied by an incorrect offside decision which would have had him in on goal. Otherwise did not do all too much.last_img read more

Ibrahimovic tears into France coach over Benzema

first_imgWorld Cup ‘Benzema should be at World Cup, not Deschamps’ – Ibrahimovic backs Madrid striker in France row Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 21:22 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(14) Karim Benzema Real Madrid 2017-18 Getty Images World Cup France Karim Benzema Zlatan Ibrahimović France v Australia Australia The Sweden legend insists that the Real Madrid striker should be in the selection for Les Bleus, even if it means sacking the manager Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists that Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema should be in the France team, and has claimed that his inclusion should be at the expense of coach Didier Deschamps.Deschamps and Benzema have been at loggerheads for months, with the Real forward left out of Les Bleus’ World Cup squad.The 28-year-old was suspended by the French Football Federation in December 2015 after an alleged blackmail attempt on France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move It has been reported that he asked to be reconsidered for selection, but was told the door was closed, with the FFF president, Noel La Graet, backing Deschamps’ decision – to the chagrin of Benzema.And, after watching France struggle to beat Australia in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup, Ibrahimovic called on the FFF to reinstate Benzema, even if it means dispensing with Deschamps.”For me, it’s not normal Benzema is not in the national team,” he told BeIN Sports. “He’s one of the best in the world, he won the Champions League, he plays in Madrid, that he’s not in this team has nothing to do with football.”If the coach has a decision in saying he’s not good enough for this team then the coach should not be there, but Benzema should. It’s very easy.”I find it very ridiculous that he’s not there because if you want to win, you get winners, and Benzema is a winner.”France face Peru next, while Australia will look to bounce back from their defeat when they take on Denmark.last_img read more

YOUTH WORLD CUP CONTINUES TO BUILD

first_imgThe list of Australian Youth World Cup representatives making the news continues to rise. Check out the latest story on Australian 18 years Girls coach Michael Kelly and 18 Years Girls player Delwyn Tupuhi from The Ipswich Times and 18 years Boys player Chris Small from the Bayside Bulletin. DELWYN TUPUHI AND MICHAEL KELLY ARTICLE CHRIS SMALL ARTICLE The following players are amongst those who have had stories written about them by their local newspapers: * Jay Miller (Newcastle Herald) * Kelvin Caspani (Northern Territory News), * Kathy O’Brien (Toowoomba Chronicle) * Ricky Morris (Macleay Argus) * Lehetta Lane and Katie Shaw (National Indigenous Times) * Nikki and Gemma Etheridge (Toowoomba Chronicle) * Nathan Harrison (Bayside Bulletin) * Melinda Ingram (National Indigenous Times) * Mark Holloway (Burnie Advocate, Launceston Examiner, Hobart Mercury) * Dylan Hennessey (Central Coast Express Advocate) * Shannon Miller (Muswellbrook Chronicle) * Kelly Pepper (Port Macquarie News) * Clare Giarola (Southern Star) * Gian Guerra and Brendan Thimble (Townsville Bulletin) * Ji Bonner, Josh Dwyer, Dane Evans, Lauren Barclay, Nikita Daley, Courtney Hipperson, Teneille Shaw, Mellisa Tyack, Toni Eltherington, Belinda Hammett, Ashley Shepherd and Jerome Waitohi (Gold Coast Bulletin) * Tegan Considine and Lehetta Lane (Newcastle Herald) * Delwyn Tupuhi and Michael Kelly (The Ipswich Times) * Chris Small (The Bayside Bulletin) * Kristin Boss (Hornsby and Upper North Shore Advocate) * Matt Baker (The Gladstone Observer) * Natasha Fry and Nicholas Sward (Bundaberg News Mail) For all media enquiries contact Rachel Moyle at media@austouch.com.aulast_img read more

SUMMARY OF ALL FINALS MATCHES

first_imgIt’s grand final day at the 2005 National 18’s and the excitement is massive here in Coffs Harbour. Grand finals are upon us and everyone is eagerly awaiting the Celebrity Challenge match being held at 1:50pm before the Championship grand finals. Here you will find a summary of all of the quarter finals, semi finals and play offs for the Mens and Womens Championship/Shield/Plate divisions… This will be updated regularly throughout the final day of competition. MENS CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION (POSITION 1-8): Quarter final action saw NSWCHS defeat NQ 9-1, while Sydney Mets cruised through with an 18-5 win over CQ. In a major upset defending champions QSST were knocked out in a fiery and passionate encounter by SQBD 4-3, while the Suns cruised through their quarter final 10-3 over NSWCCC. The Southern Suns and NSWCHS made it an all-NSW grand final for the Mens Championship division, winning their semi finals 10-7 over Mets and 7-4 over SQBD respectively. Both matches were tight and well worthy of a top four finish for each side. QSST were easily too good for CQ in the play off for 5th, winning 8-3. In the play off for fourth SQBD secured the win of Queensland winning 6-4 over the Mets. WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION (POSITION 1-8): NSWCHS and Hunter Western Hornets both cruised through to their semi finals, NSWCHS holding Brisbane City Cobras scoreless 6-0 and the Hornets doing much the same beating CQ 7-1. NSWCCC also cruised through their quarter final with Kelly Pepper not only scoring several times but also setting up teammates left right and centre. Delwyn Tupuhi led her QSST team to another semi final, holding off a young Mets side who have a very bright future 8-1. NSWCHS survived a scare from NSWCCC in their semi making it through to the grand final with a 4-2 win. NSWCCC have been strong this week, challenging QSST in their pool match and pushing NSWCHC until the end of their match. QSST had an easier win through to the grand final, 10-4 over the Hornets who have improved dramatically from their results in recent years. They look strong for the future winning the play off for third 7-3 over NSWCCC. MENS SHIELD DIVISION (POSITION 9-14): Brisbane City ended the Crusaders solid 2005 campaign in their quarter final 9-3, while the Northern Eagles were just too fast for the ACT winning 9-6. In the play off for 13th position the ACT and Crusaders played out one of the most exciting matches of the tournament so far. Tied 3-3 at the end of regular time they headed into the drop off, where the Crusaders scored on the first set of six, before the ACT responded on their first set of six, before the Crusaders then won the match by scoring on their next set of six. Fantastic stuff and a great way to finish the tournament for these two teams! In the Mens shield semi finals Brisbane City cruised past the Hornets 6-2, while the SunCoast survived a second half comeback from the Northern Eagles to qualify for the shield grand final with a 5-4 win. The Northern Eagles claimed 11th with an exciting 8-7 win over the Hornets, while NSWCCC grabbed 7th with their 10-3 win over NQ. Brisbane City grabbed the Shield title with a 6-0 win over SunCoast. WOMENS SHIELD DIVISION (9-14): SunCoast defeated Scorpions under the bright lights of field one, 4 touchdowns to 1, while in quarter final two SWQ defeated NQ 7-6 in a drop off. In the play off for 13th NQ defeated the Scorpion 6-3, while SunCoast finished 11th ahead of SWQ who they defeated 4-1 in their play off. ACT won a nail biting Shield final 7-6 over the Southern Suns, a great game, with fantastic defense. MENS PLATE (POSITION 15-19): In the Mens Plate semi finals Northern Territory qualified for the plate grand final with a 6-4 win over NSWCIS, where they will meet SWQ who defeated the Sydney Scorpions 7-5. In the play off for 17th NSWCIS defeated the Scorpions 4-3. Northern Territory will be heading home with the Plate title after beating SWQ 5-3 in the 2005 Plate final. WOMENS PLATE DIVISION (15-21): Tasmania had an encouraging 5-2 victory over Northern Territory, while the SQBD put in their best performance for an 8-1 win over the Crusaders. They then continued on to play the Sydney Rebels, where for the Tassie girls it was all too much, going down 9-1 in their fourth game of the day. In the play off for 19th Crusaders defeated Tasmania 5-1, while Tasmania finished 17th ahead of the Rebels after a 7-1 in. Semi finals, play offs and grand finals still to come!last_img read more

The Alliance

first_imgThe response over the month of June was pleasing and we believe this initial response will only gather momentum into the future.Attached is a summary of information relating to the process and various issues which have been considered jointly by both entities Boards prior to commitment to the model as envisaged by the National Events Commission (NEC).TFA will be progressing with the formation of the alliance in a format to be communicated in the near future however after considering all facts now available to them the Boards of both NSWTA and TFA have resolved that to continue in the advertised format was not viable.The NTL will therefore progress in a similar format to previous years with both the alliance teams and NSW teams to communicate intended directions separately.TFA will be communicating with all interested parties re the new construct over the current month and looks forward to your continued support of the concept.Related Filesroa_statement_-_the_alliance-pdflast_img

Australia Wins Women’s Open Series

first_imgAustralia put on an impressive display in the third game of the series, to take a 7-3 win and the series two games to one. In what was the most competitive grade throughout the Trans Tasman Series, the Women’s teams from both nations once again provided a stand-up performance for the crowd on hand in Mudgee. In the end, Australia took the win and series victory but were pushed for it like never before by the plucky kiwis.New Zealand got things going with some smart play by Kristina Sue who found herself alone in the touchdown zone and held her nerve to pass the ball to a diving Chyna Hohepa to put New Zealand up 1-0 in no time. The Australian response was fast and effective, Louise Winchester, who lead from the front for the entire match, produced a long ball for Marikki Watego to score in the corner.At this point the match settled somewhat with neither team willing to concede field position; errors were low and the tension was high. New Zealand’s Lillian Pompey almost made her way over the line after a step that would put Benji Marhsall to shame but the Australian defence was up to the task.Australia had relied heavily on the likes of Emilee Cherry throughout the series and it was no different in this match; she made a strong break and finished the move she created in the corner with a long range effort to put her team in front.Not long after, at the other end of the field, Tyla Nathan-Wong seemed to be playing with more time than anyone else; she held up the ball close to the line and then got a neat short pass off to Lillian Pompey to lock things up. With three minutes to go in the half Australia got the lead again thanks to 17-year-old Charlotte Caslick with another long-ball touchdown. Australia then followed this up with another touchdown out wide thanks to a strong effort from Leah Percy.Marama Davis almost got one back for New Zealand, providing good yards and passing to Rebecca Kersten who was shut down by some desperate Australian defence.It was 4-2 at half-time and Australia’s game to lose. New Zealand started the second half full of running but Australia was up to it. They then extended their lead with Kristin Boss scoring in the corner after another fine long ball from the Australian middles.5-2 quickly became 6-2 after Louise Winchester plucked the ball from out of the sky to score a deserved touchdown. New Zealand reduced the deficit by one not long after with Megan Campbell scoring in the middle after her team produced the perfect platform with some strong yards.As the clock ticked down the Australian defence didn’t let anything else in; New Zealand had a chance to pull another back with repeat penalties but Jess McCall produced good vision – and then pace – to nab an intercept and score at the other end of the park.The score remained 7-3 with Australia taking the series. After leading her team to victory Louise Winchester paid tribute to the New Zealand during the presentation ceremony; for the first time in a long time it was a true contest between the two nations and the next Trans Tasman Series in Auckland in 2013 is shaping to be an exciting encounter.To stay tuned to the TFA YouTube for the highlights from the game.last_img read more

Australian Youth And Masters Squads

first_img18’s BoysJames BaartzPaddy CoelhoNicklin EvansLachlan HochTom KronkTheo MajidRob McCarthyJason NorfordLachlan PierceJarrad RotumahAdam CluneDominic FieldJake HooperCampbell LovellRohan MesserJosh RozarioLuke SwanJames WesternJonathan HuskinsJackson LukeCoach – Dave Nolan20’s BoysJayden BenbowScott BundyRichard ChewJustin CostelloZach CurtisScott DaleyBevan DeVriesMatthew GoodropeKevin HuggettAlex McKenzieNathan NorfordJake PickeringOscar SanftLuke TonegatoBrent WarrMitchell BroomCohan GuerraJoe NgSimon LangAdam PrydeWesley SefuivaDaniel StoneCaidyn WynyardJosh GillardJordan MarshallCoach – Paul Sfeir18’s GirlsShanae CiesiolkaLaura ColemanChloe CrottyDanielle DavisHannah DyballBree HearndenMichaela JacksAshleigh KearneyAlanna LambertonJordan LovejoyCaitlin MoranLaura PeattieMadison ReganTayla RosinTanisha StantonKatherine StevensChloe MacDougallYasmin MeakesPaige ParkerEvania Pelite-DennyBrea SingmanKim Sue SeeEmma TonegatoGeorgia WallaceToni WellsLaura WaldieCoach – Justin Creighton20’s GirlsRachel BeckAbbey FreerKelly RoweMaddison StuddonMadison AbsolumEmma BlanchKate ColemanConnie FinlayEmma JenningsRylie SeamarkTalia YardenAddison McKenzieRebecca MounseyAnna HicksTracy HillKate McCarthyMelissa PetersCatherine SargentBrittany SpencerSimone SmithStevie ThompsonCoach – Swain RovelliWomen’s 30’sKylie BellinghamSamantha CannonKirsten FriendJodi FrizzellJenny GaleaBrooke JamesTrish McCarthyNicole MitchellAny SmithHolly SmithErin TaylorFiona WilliamsMel WoodwardTerri ZeibotsCristie McTaggartAlison PlathSharyn WilliamsGiselle MartinCoach – Sue SalterSenior MixedMelinda AllenFlorence BennettErica CoxJade GreenAmanda HollisMonique LicardyMelissa LonerganKylie MazloumHayley McDonaldHeidi McTernanKristi MillerAmy MitchellKaren ShortKim SolmanJade SteedmanAnnette ZemanCraig BeacroftDerrick CantWilliam ChanPaul DouglasDave HarmeyAaron IsonBen JohnstonBrad LuggCorey MeredithStephen PrincePat RatimaJoshua SparkeMark TibbetsManu WakelyDavid WalshShannon WarrenJosh WooCoach – Mick McDonaldMen’s 40’sJoe BiskupChristian BrowneJulian BuckmasterShane CooperAnthony DudeckBrooke EarlyBarry GibsonDirk HoultKevin HunterIan KalmsRobin KildareMatt LeeMick LennonTroy MorganGerrard O’KeefeEdward PardonJarrad ReardonDavid RobertsJustin RobsonJohn SaminRobert Sinclair-SmithBrad SquiresDarren SwainTim VillalbaCoach – Peter VincentMen’s 50’sBrett AllenAmir AyoubDon BaartzShane BealeDavid CheungJeff CheungJohn CluneAlan FurlongBrett GillardPeter HawesTim KitchinghamDaryl LancasterGarry LawlessWilliam McLeanDes NaughtonBrian ProveBryan PullarDerek RobertsPaul RobinsonAnthony RyanJohn SlebaMichael SprouleMike ThoarsSteve TomlinMichael WaringNeil WebsterGreg YoungKevin HickeyCoach – Bruce AgerMen’s 30’sHeath CooperAdam FahimPhilip GyemoreMick IrvineChris JonsonAaron JonesPhilip KongTerence KongWarren LorgerChris LothDarren McSpaddenBrad MitchellDean MurphyAnthony NaderJason ScharenguivelGavin ShukerGarry SondaDean TaylorElijah Van der KwastMatt CurranCoach – John SinghRelated LinksAustralian Squads Namedlast_img read more

Notification of Affiliation Fee Increase

first_imgAt the meeting of the TFA Board of Management (BOM) 28 July 2012, members of the Board again considered the need for affiliation fees and other fees for services to be maintained in line with price and index increases.  In recognising the BOM decision in July 2010, where it was agreed that affiliation fees set annually should accommodate increases in inflated costs of services, the BOM have approved that annual fees to be set for competitions held within the 2013 calendar year would reflect the increase in CPI movement from June 2011 to June 2012.For more information, please click on the attachment below. Related Filesmemorandum_of_advice_fee_increase_2013_as_at_june_2012-pdfRelated LinksAffiliation Increaselast_img

Courage For Cody – TFA Sponsor Support and Auction

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s partners have kindly donated a large amount of items to auction to help raise funds for Cody Gray. On a family skiing holiday in July 2014, 16-year-old Touch Football South Australia representative player, Cody Gray suffered a fall that changed her life, and that of her family and friends forever. Tragically, Cody shattered the C5 and C6 joints in her neck, leaving her with quadriplegia. Despite her age, Cody had been a South Australian representative for several years, progressing through the ranks to play at School Sport Australia National Championships, National Youth Championships and National Touch League events. TFA is working to ensure that Cody not only receives the greatest amount of assistance possible but the items that have been provided are suitably valued. TFA therefore encourages a pre-bid process by contacting TFA via Twitter or Facebook (links below) to reach our potential reserve for each item. Again, in an endeavour to raise as much money as possible, any item that does not reach the reserve will be retained for ongoing fundraising opportunities for Cody, including a second Memorabilia auction in early December.  TFA Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire, said that the organisation ‘truly appreciates the support of its wonderful partners’. “It is clear that they are not only invested in our sport but that they truly care about the causes we are supporting.  As an extension of the TFA family, our sponsors and partners did not hesitate when contacted to assist the Gray’s,” Maguire said. “I cannot speak highly enough of not only the brands they represent but their commitment to Touch Football Australia.”The following items will be auctioned at the Touch Football South Australia (TFSA) Awards dinner on Saturday night, but are opened to bids from the public via the TFA social media pages in the coming days. As well as several auction items, there have also been donations of direct support to Cody and the Gray family, as listed below:Direct Support·         Tablet PC have donated a Fujitsu Tablet to be fitted to Cody’s wheelchair with all software and training requirements. They will also assist the family home with the same.·         PSC (Insurance Broker) have donated $2000 directly.·         The TFA Board and staff have donated approximately $7000.   Auction Items·         Harvey Norman has donated a TV as well as a framed limited edition 2012 All Stars half/half jersey.  ·         BLK has donated a signed Adelaide Strikers Big Bash jersey.·         X-Blades has donated signed jerseys from the Cronulla Sharks and the Wests Tigers as well as a North Melbourne Kangaroos jersey.·         The NRL has donated a Kangaroos jersey from the World Cup.·         Steeden is providing a signed football, while former Canterbury Bulldogs’ fullback and Steeden Sales Manager, Luke Patten has donated one of his playing jerseys.·         St George Illawarra Dragons NRL player and Wests Touch Football representative, Benji Marshall has donated a signed Dragons Indigenous jersey.  ·         Matthew Jukes has coordinated a money can’t buy lunch experience in Hahndorf where he has personally chosen the wines at The Lane Restaurant.  ·         PSC has coordinated support on the following items – a Collingwood jersey donated by CGU, a limited edition Adam Goodes’ indigenous jersey (designed by his mum) donated by QBE and a Brisbane Lions Jersey from Vero.–       Sportscover has donated a framed signed Hockey stick from the Kookaburras, five time Champions Trophy winning side.·         A bottle of premium McLaren Vale wine donated by TFA CEO, Colm Maguire.  ·         Hyperactive – TFA Gift BasketsIf you would like to bid on any of the above, please contact TFA on the following social media pages to make an offer:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus Related LinksCourage for Codylast_img read more

2015 National Touch League

first_imgFollowing months of intense preparation, Australia’s best Touch Footballers will converge on the C.ex Coffs International Stadium in Coffs Harbour next week to compete in the 2015 Touch Football Australia National Touch League (NTL). The event will feature 114 teams spanning the breadth of the country across 13 divisions, all striving for national championships honours; commencing on Wednesday, 11 March through to finals day on Saturday, 14 March. The Elite Eight Series, which was first played in 2011 and is now in its fourth installment, will feature the best-of-the-best Men’s and Women’s players in Australia.  The NTL again returns to Coffs Harbour in 2015, with the venue set to also host the 2015 Federation of International Touch World Cup in April/May this year. Teams from all states and territories in Australia as well as one international team from Japan will compete in the NTL event.  Approximately 2,000 participants will take part in the event, with divisions ranging from T League through to Men’s 55’s.The tournament will conclude with a free finals function for all participants that will be held at the Coffs Harbour C.ex Vista Lounge. Rock band ‘Big Block’ will provide the entertainment starting at 7.30pm, Saturday, March 14.For a complete schedule of all the Elite Eight and NTL games please visit the following link: http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=33690289For more information about the beautiful host location, Coffs Harbour, please visit the following link: http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/coffs-harbour-area?utm_source=eventreferral&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=xbladesYou can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2015 National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.touchfootball.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2015)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus (live streaming of select games will occur, stay tuned to www.touchfootball.com.au for all of the links) Related Links2015 NTLlast_img read more

TFA Indigenous claim first All Stars game

first_imgThe TFA Indigenous All Stars team have impressed in the first of the three game series against the TFA All Stars, winning 14-9. The TFA Indigenous team came out firing, scoring in their opening attacking set before dominating early, taking a 8-3 lead into the half-time break. The TFA All Stars tried hard to fight back in the second half and matched it with the Indigenous All Stars, with both teams scoring six touchdowns-a-piece in the second half. But it was too little too late for the TFA All Stars, with the Indigenous All Stars running out five touchdown winners. The two teams will meet in two matches tomorrow at Suncorp Stadium, as curtain raisers to the NRL game. To view highlights from game one, please click on the following link – https://youtu.be/XsEAOrxC0JITo view the full game, please click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwiDoYdx4bE Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the 2016 All Stars:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksAll Stars Game Onelast_img read more

Thomas Edgword (NT) – 2017 Volunteer Of The Year Award Nominee

first_imgTom has had a huge impact with improving the culture within the sport across the NT. He recognises the need to high standards to set a benchmark for others to strive to achieve to show our sport in good standing. Tom is a damn good bloke. He is loyal, enthusiastic, committed and passionate in all he does. He loves the game of touch and represents our game in the highest both in his personal and work life. He has and continues to represent the Army in touch football at the highest level. He willingly takes others under his wing to guide and nurture them within the touch football environment. Tom is the type of person who will do anything with integrity for our game.last_img

10 months agoCharlton, Blackpool target Crystal Palace whiz Nya Kirby

first_imgCharlton, Blackpool target Crystal Palace whiz Nya Kirbyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNya Kirby is set to be on the move from Crystal Palace this month.The Daily Mail says Palace youngster Kirby could leave Selhurst Park on loan this month.The England youth international is attracting interest from Charlton and Blackpool.The former Tottenham attacker said earlier this season, “Maybe if the gaffer says that I need some games (to leave on-loan).”For me, I just need to keep on training and working hard, and hopefully I can make an appearance with the first team towards the end of the season.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

9 months agoSokratis: Next 2 games are must-win for Arsenal’s season

first_imgSokratis: Next 2 games are must-win for Arsenal’s seasonby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal’s season is on the line over the next week, says Sokratis.After Saturday’s teatime shoot-out with Chelsea , where defeat would probably leave Unai Emery’s side nine points off the top four, the Gunners host Manchester United in a Friday night FA Cup fourth round tie.Twin defeats would leave Emery’s first season at the Emirates in ruins before the end of January, with his specialty the Europa League the only trophy left to chase, and Sokratis admitted: “We have to win both of them.“If we want to be up there, we have to win. I believe in my team, but we have to play much better.“If you lose some games, of course you lose confidence, but I don’t think confidence is the problem. The problem is that we have to work harder in the next games and be more competitive.“It’s not about having only two shots on target [at West Ham ] – look at how many chances we would have had if we had done better with the last pass. We did not control the game better than them, we did not create chances or finish them off, we did not score and we paid for one mistake. It was expensive.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

4 days agoAaron Mooy apologises to Brighton supporters

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aaron Mooy apologises to Brighton supportersby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAaron Mooy has apologised to Brighton supporters.The Australia international was sent-off in Saturday’s loss to Aston Villa.Mooy was booked twice in five minutes with Albion ahead 1-0.He posted on Instagram: “Just want to apologise to everyone for my stupidity.”I’m sorry for ruining your weekend.” last_img

NCAA Men’s BB Rules Committee Proposes Number Of Changes, Including 30-Second Shot Clock, Reduced TOs

first_imgNCAA lists rule changes to mens basketball.NCAA Rule ChangesCollege basketball could look substantially different next season. The men’s basketball rules committee met this morning and has proposed a number of changes to the college men’s game. The proposals have been tweeted out: #MBBRules Committee proposes changes related to timeouts. pic.twitter.com/qrGYSL8tk7— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) May 15, 2015#MBBRules Committee proposes rules with goal of reducing physicality in the sport. pic.twitter.com/XW0iwZNeCN— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) May 15, 2015#MBBRules Committee proposes reducing shot clock to 30 seconds with eye on increasing possessions and pace of play. pic.twitter.com/o5IgWevUky— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) May 15, 2015Other #MBBRules proposals include eliminating coach-called live ball timeouts and 10 second backcourt timer will not reset with timeout.— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) May 15, 2015More #MBBRules proposals: Hanging on rim technical reduced to 1 shot; elimination of 5-second closely guarded; allow pregame warmup dunking.— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) May 15, 2015All #MBBRules proposals must be approved by Playing Rules Oversight Panel on June 8 before becoming official.— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) May 15, 2015What do you think of the proposed changes, college basketball fans?last_img read more

In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Molly Qerim

first_imgJalen Rose's wife, Molly Qerim, at a charity eventNEW YORK, NY – MARCH 19: ESPN Host Molly Qerim attends the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s 9th Annual Blossom Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on March 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Endometriosis Foundation of America)ESPN anchor and reporter Molly Qerim is set to have a big year. The former NFL Network morning show co-host, who is currently 30 years old, is set to become the third voice on ESPN’s popular morning radio show Mike & Mike this upcoming February. She’s also been featured on a number of ESPN2 programs, including SportsNation. Fans of the network are certainly going to be seeing more of her in the near future.Where is she from? What’s her professional background? Is she single? We’ve got all of the answers you’re looking for, along with a few photos of the rising star.In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About Molly Qerim >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img read more

AFCON report: Zimbabwe 0 DR Congo 4

first_imgCedric Bakambu scored twice as Democratic Republic of Congo saw off Zimbabwe 4-0 to get off the mark with their first victory in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations and remain in the hunt for a place in the last 16.Following defeats by the same 2-0 scoreline to Uganda and tournament hosts Egypt in their first two matches, only victory would do for Florent Ibenge’s side in Cairo if they were to finish above their opponents in Group A.And they got the job done in emphatic fashion in Sunday’s clash as Jonathan Bolingi and Britt Assombalonga scored either side of Bakambu’s brace. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare DR Congo claimed third place and a possible spot in the knockout stages, depending on results elsewhere over the next two days, while eliminating their opponents in the process. FULL TIME | Zimbabwe – Congo DR 0-4 #TotalAFCON2019 #ZIMCOD pic.twitter.com/0gxeOYTBy3— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 30, 2019Zimbabwe, heading back home without a win from their three matches, gifted DR Congo their opener as goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze parried Jacques Maghoma’s fourth-minute free-kick onto the crossbar and Bolingi converted the headed rebound.Bakambu gave his side some breathing space half an hour later by flicking the ball past Chipezeze with the outside of his boot after being played through on goal by a simple pass in behind from Issama Djos.Chadrac Akolo should have put the game out of Zimbabwe’s reach before half-time, only to fire his volley from 12 yards right at Chipezeze once picked out by Djos.But Zimbabwe were unable to take the rare chances that fell their way, with Nyasha Mushekwi being denied by Matampi Ngumbi with a flicked finish from the best of them just short of an hour in, and Bakambu soon added a third.The Beijing Guoan striker was brought down by Chipezeze when attempting to round the keeper to win a penalty, which he took himself and converted. Assombalonga came off the bench to add a fourth 12 minutes from time with a close-range finish after yet more questionable goalkeeping from Chipezeze. Key Opta Facts- DR Congo won an Africa Cup of Nations game by a margin of four goals for the first time in their history.- Zimbabwe are winless in their last six games in the AFCON (D2 L4), after winning two of their previous four (L2).- Zimbabwe have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their 12 games played in the AFCON (27 goals conceded).last_img read more