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The license system will not be scrapped but there does need to be a reset. The AL has protection against relegation till 2030.

The issue we have with the AL?  Fox value the AL broadcast at 11m, although it appears the FFA/Fox will come to an agreement on a reduced amount for next season (you’d imagine somewhere between 11m & 57m). This gives us 16 months to sort out a deal for next season.

We somehow have to find a new happy medium with the way the game is run. TV money is not as important for all clubs but it’s an important aspect to get right in order ensure not only future success but survival too.

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1 hour ago, Paul01 said:

James Johnson trying to unite football it would seem

'Stop worrying about other sports', says FFA chief Johnson https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/stop-worrying-about-other-sports-says-ffa-chief-johnson

Too slow! :P

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2 hours ago, Paul01 said:

James Johnson trying to unite football it would seem

'Stop worrying about other sports', says FFA chief Johnson https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/stop-worrying-about-other-sports-says-ffa-chief-johnson

I agree to an extent. We have so many people who participate, however the people who watch the professional game in Australia is severely inferior. How they tap into those people who participate but don't attend is an issue. Any chance they can provide a free ticket to any game (excluding finals) to every participant of the sport? I remember they did something similar with the AFL, where participants of the game where given a free 3 match ticket. 

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On 21/06/2020 at 8:54 PM, THEWANDERERSPOST said:

Any chance they can provide a free ticket to any game (excluding finals) to every participant of the sport? I remember they did something similar with the AFL, where participants of the game where given a free 3 match ticket. 

When i played league back in the day under 16's and below they used to give us these kind of passes for Parra home games as we played in the Parra district, do they still do that these days anymore?

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1 hour ago, MistahCampoy said:

When i played league back in the day under 16's and below they used to give us these kind of passes for Parra home games as we played in the Parra district, do they still do that these days anymore?

I know for AFL there was.

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If they dont do it for grassroots then they should but like i was said with the comps being in different seasons it would have been difficult to get them to hold the interest in the AL once the grassroots season was over but now that they are more aligned they can use that to their advantage 

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Bossi alert (extract only with my emphases)

The federal government has hailed the 2023 Women's World Cup as a huge economic boost for Australia, delivering "hundreds of millions of dollars" towards the nation's pandemic recovery and a spike in women's football participation by more than 150,000 over the next seven years.

Australia and New Zealand will host the next Women's World Cup after being selected ahead of a bid from Colombia by the FIFA Council in the early hours of Friday morning. The result sparked celebrations around the country and is already regarded as a significant uplift to Australia's post-COVID recovery, according to federal Youth and Sports Minister, Richard Colbeck.

"It has been estimated in the context of hundreds of millions of dollars. This is a huge event, this is a big deal. It’s the biggest women’s sporting event on the planet as the Premier said," he said.

"We will have the eyes of the football world on Australia. It is the world game, it is a huge opportunity for us and so soon after COVID to have such a strong input back into the economy is really important."

The tournament will be the biggest football event to be held in Australia. Football Federation Association modelling is braced for a surge in female registration in the coming years, leading towards a 50-50 gender split by 2027.

"This is a big opportunity area that we have of two million participants that are playing and we don’t have 50 per cent girls and boys. It’s a growth area. If we can increase the girls numbers, it’s going to increase our participant base," FFA chief James Johnson said.

To accommodate the spike in player registrations, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian accepted the need to increase state government funding for grassroots football.

FFA is applying for funding for a permanent home of football - potentially at the old St George Soccer Stadium in Barton Park - and the premier did not rule out contributing towards the costs

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Great news for football here in Australia! JJ seems to be the leader the game here needed so far, we can build upon this to get the game where it should be. 

We can only go forward from here with him at the helm, fingers crossed.

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Football Federation Australia (FFA) today released a discussion paper detailing eleven proposed principles to underpin the future development and growth of football in Australia. 

The discussion paper, titled XI Principles for the future of Australian football, has been compiled over several months as FFA has navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been published as a ‘living document’ which will continue to be shaped by FFA as it uses it as a basis for engagement and consultation with the Australian football community. 

With Australia and New Zealand having secured the right to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ late last week, FFA Chief Executive Officer, James Johnson, said he believes that the time is right to release the document to enable Australia’s broad football community to share their thoughts and make an important contribution to the future of Australian football.  

“Throughout the course of 2020 FFA has received extensive feedback in relation to areas of possible transformation from stakeholders, partners and participants across the Australian football ecosystem,” Johnson said. 

“Based on this feedback, FFA has developed the eleven principles outlined in the document, supported by a range of proposed measures that could be introduced in pursuit of these principles. 

“The eleven principles cover a wide cross-section of the Australian game and seeks to address some of the major challenges it faces today – from the development of Australia’s football identity, to the optimisation of competition structures, the establishment of world class youth development pathways, and the ongoing positioning of Australia’s national teams – especially the Westfield Matildas and Socceroos – as the unifying symbols of the sport. 

“Australian football has taken a massive hit because of COVID-19 and there is no doubt the game will feel the effects for years to come. The process of rebuilding Australian football has however, already begun. 

“The Starting XI, who provide guidance to FFA on football-related matters, was established in April this year. FFA also recently negotiated a fresh broadcasting deal with Fox Sports which secures the immediate futures of the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League. And late last week we realised a watershed moment for Australian football as we were awarded co-hosting rights to FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

“Despite a tumultuous few months, FFA has felt it necessary to consider the direction and future of Australian football. The eleven principles are the next step in not just the rebuild, but the transformation of Australian football. 

“Each principle is reflective of Australian football’s need to embrace change and innovation as the game emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The principles are bold and innovative, and we believe will challenge, excite and inspire our football community.

“The game achieved great impetus last week with confirmation that the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ will be heading to Asia-Pacific in 2023. We believe that this document and the discussion which it will generate within the football community will provide an important steppingstone towards developing a united vision for Australian football,” he said. 

From Monday, 6 July 2020 onwards, FFA will release a series of online surveys to enable the football community to provide their views on the principles listed. These surveys will enable FFA to capture key trends, and consider what consensus exists among the community regarding the game’s big issues. 

All surveys will remain open through to close of business on Friday, 31 July 2020. 

The proposed XI Principles for the future of Australian football are:
  1. Build a consistent and strong identity for Australian football which inspires all Australians.
     
  2. Develop a new narrative for football which signifies a fresh start for the game in Australia, successfully ties together all new initiatives and distinguishes it from other sporting codes in the country.
     
  3. Establish an integrated and thriving football ecosystem driven by a modern domestic transfer system.  
     
  4. Create a dynamic and engaging football product by optimising competition structures to connect Australian football; promote competitive balance and tension; promote uncertainty of outcome; incentivise sporting achievement; and prioritise the fan experience. 
     
  5. Create a world class environment for youth development / production by increasing match minutes for youth players and streamlining the player pathway. 
     
  6. Create a strong culture around coach development by emphasising the importance of the role as a skilled position and a vital link in player development.  
     
  7. Transition towards a modern, fit-for-purpose governance framework for football in Australia in line with global standards and best-practice sports governance in Australia.
     
  8. Create an operating and governance model for the A-League, W-League and Y-League which is fit for the current circumstances.  
     
  9. Ensure that football becomes more open and accessible to the Australian community and that cost does not remain a barrier to participation. 
     
  10. Continue the growth of the game by driving participation of women and girls and enhancing existing competition structures to promote player development. 
     
  11. Position the Westfield Matildas and the Socceroos as the unifying symbols of the game and heroes who epitomise the Australian football identity to inspire every young Australian regardless of their ability or background

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At first glance there are some really heartening things to see here.

That they say it will evolve with feedback is fantastic. The old "20 year plan" was just dumped on Aussie football, as were most things the old FFA did. That's what happens when you combine autocrats (the Lowys) with a run of the mill adminstrator who can't communicate or inspire (Gallop).

The document itself looks like it will be a million times better than that 20 year plan abomination. That thing looked like some suits had run a workshop and just written all the outcomes on a "dashboard" to capture it, with no thought to how it all fit together.  It was a terrible mix of strategy, projects and measures. This looks like it's simply proper principles to guide decisions. And the principles look good.

As always, delivery will be a challenge. But you can't operationalise stuff until you have something to guide you, so they look to have succeeded wth step one.

This Johnson guy is already making Gallop look like the incompetent fool he was. If this guy was leading the way, the clubs probably would not have revolted and we wouldn't have had the mess we had re: structure of the game etc.  

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Well that sucks (can understand the logistical issues surrounding it though).

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On 04/07/2020 at 11:20 AM, Edinburgh said:

Well that was a good read with some salient points in there, more than happy for this fella Johnson to have a crack at re jigging things, seems a good appointment.

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Chubba & his mates attack the FFA, read the thread, some interesting thoughts on covid, foster, government contacts on board & one particular board member focused on second division 

 

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Well maybe we spoke too soon...

The Victoria farce, and now I can't get the feedback page for the Principles to accept my feedback using chrome.  Got it working in explorer, and once I submitted it not even a courtesy thank you email even though entering your email was compulsory...

Anyway, surveys here, have your say:

https://www.ffa.com.au/xi-principles

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1 hour ago, btron3000 said:

Well maybe we spoke too soon...

The Victoria farce, and now I can't get the feedback page for the Principles to accept my feedback using chrome.  Got it working in explorer, and once I submitted it not even a courtesy thank you email even though entering your email was compulsory...

Anyway, surveys here, have your say:

https://www.ffa.com.au/xi-principles

Thanks just did them as well though mine worked OK in Chrome

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3 hours ago, Prydzopolis said:

Chubba & his mates attack the FFA, read the thread, some interesting thoughts on covid, foster, government contacts on board & one particular board member focused on second division 

 

I like this reply:

We all talk about unity in as the panacea for our success. We espouse the value of being different to other sports.We believe we can contribute to a resurgence domestically,yet without understanding, comprehending or knowing the why/how/who we regress to abuse as our baseline ?

 

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It is peak FFA to wait last minute and react, but I also understand they had  a plan initially to get out on Tuesday mostly to save money by keeping the Victorian clubs in Victoria to play out the games before moving to NSW. Hindsight they should have moved the moment AFL clubs did and that was last week to not take any chances with the season restart especially when we are so close.

As great as James Johnson has done so far, there is still so much FFA and A-league need to work on. And in saying that I am still very confident they will get exemptions from NSW to fly direct from Melbourne to Sydney or Newcastle. Its just a shame they d***** around with the players

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