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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: Build a consistent and strong identity for Australian football which inspires all Australians. 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. Establish an integrated and thriving football ecosystem driven by a modern domestic transfer system. 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. Create a world class environment for youth development / production by increasing match minutes for youth players and streamlining the player pathway. 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. 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. Create an operating and governance model for the A-League, W-League and Y-League which is fit for the current circumstances. Ensure that football becomes more open and accessible to the Australian community and that cost does not remain a barrier to participation. Continue the growth of the game by driving participation of women and girls and enhancing existing competition structures to promote player development. 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
  2. 2 points
    Bring it on Saturday arvo footy.. home game to kick off the season
  3. 2 points
    Who needs facts and figures when presented with such strong evidence
  4. 2 points
    MistahCampoy

    A-league 2019/20 Season Restart

    Yeah i would say he has the job wrapped up due to the situation ATM plus keeping us in the running for the finals as that could have easily slipped away from us. I would give him the next season to prove himself seeing we will have a shorter turn around this off season as well
  5. 2 points
    Carns

    Western Sydney Stadium Open

    Penrith Stadium is owned by Panthers Leagues Club, so it would be dependent on them agreeing to it. And considering their sometime ambivalence to football (and wanting to prioritise their league team anyway) they may not be receptive.
  6. 2 points
    I knew you'd bite
  7. 2 points
    You travel in a very small circle
  8. 2 points
    alexd

    Western Sydney Stadium Open

  9. 2 points
    Paul01

    Amateur Association Football

    Well our local association starts the season on Friday night with one o35 mens comp. The kids start on Saturday with one spectator per player. Bibs can't be shared for subs The rest of games are on Sunday.
  10. 2 points
    mack

    Western Sydney Stadium Open

    My guess is Foxtel told them to make it Bankwest, I'm fairly sure all the NEP equipment has stayed there to save money.
  11. 2 points
    Edinburgh

    A-league 2019/20 Season Restart

    “We are excited to be returning to Bankwest Stadium on Wednesday 22 July and hope in the next two weeks we have some further clarification on allowing fans into stadium to support the team for our push to the finals,” said Tsatsimas. “Our members and fans are fundamental to us as a club and we are working hard behind the scenes to find ways to give them access to the game in the safest environment possible. “The past months have been a testing time for all in our community and we hope that the return of football can be a small relief from the difficulties many are facing during this pandemic.”
  12. 2 points
    marron

    Armageddon Thread

  13. 1 point
    wswnick

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 2

    Article also mentions Lopar going back to Switzerland for personal reasons
  14. 1 point
    I'm surprised he didn't blame the Greens for it.
  15. 1 point
    The bubble had to burst, too many clubs sailing close to the wind financially it seems, maybe the lower leagues are heading back to regional semi professional (though i doubt it) but clubs will be looking at their budgets and turnovers more severely now that's for sure, buying a star striker on big bucks has always been a gamble but more prudent scouting buys and home grown talent is the way forward atm. who'd want to be a professional footballer these days.....
  16. 1 point
    StringerBellend

    Music Thread 4

    I've watched the door guy a 100 times it doesn't get old, he's slightly shades the under the house guy but not by much. As a WSF post I thought this deserved so much more likes though.
  17. 1 point
    Football is ****ed
  18. 1 point
    Davo

    Motorsports Thread

    That family tree is messed up. The new baby has a step-sister who's a grandmother and 65 years older than him. He would also be somebody's great-uncle.
  19. 1 point
    MathyouWSW

    Motorsports Thread

    Well...this makes me cringe... https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/f1-mogul-bernie-ecclestone-89-becomes-dad-for-fourth-time-after-wife-44-gives-birth-to-son-ace/news-story/b39694e13c3a3b33e666a8c0e6512e8c F1 mogul Bernie Ecclestone, 89, becomes dad for fourth time after wife, 44, gives birth to son Ace Ex-Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has become a dad for the fourth time aged 89. His wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, gave birth to baby boy Ace in just a 25 minute labour on Thursday. Grandfather-of-five Ecclestone, who turns 90 in October, confirmed the news to Blick, saying: “We have a son named Ace. I am so proud. Brazilian Fabiana added: “It was all so easy. The birth was over after 25 minutes. I thank god.” The pair have been self-isolating at their home in Switzerland. The baby boy is the billionaire businessman’s first son after having three daughters with his previous partners. Bernie Ecclestone with daughters Petra and Tamara. (Photo by Florian Seefried/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images His eldest, Deborah, 65, was born to his first wife Ivy Bamford before he had socialites Tamara, 35, and Petra, 31, with his second wife Slavica Radic. He married marketing director Flosi in 2012 — three years after he divorced Croatian model Radic. The couple met through the World Motor Sport Council in 2009.
  20. 1 point
    pseudonym

    Western Sydney Stadium Open

    thanks - thought that might be the case I heard about issues with the surface at Campbelltown and wondered why no-one had considered Penrith
  21. 1 point
    pseudonym

    Western Sydney Stadium Open

    Is Penrith stadium an option?
  22. 1 point
    pleasantly surprising and educating teams with total football in the English upper leagues since 1912
  23. 1 point
    StringerBellend

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 2

    Mitch Austin, would be the perfect WSW winger, loads of pace, no end product
  24. 1 point
    Paul01

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 2

    The players agreed to short term contract extensions. One would imagine that free agents can be signed on short term contracts as usual. There could be something in the CBA for personal leave on compassionate grounds (I hope that the case with Lopar). You need to ask an agent.
  25. 1 point
    wendybr

    Amateur Association Football

    Just found this.... Hard to fathom really.
  26. 1 point
    Of course there is. Shiraz is a " red" isn't it. Very appropriate for a socialist. Enjoy a glass or two.
  27. 1 point
    Is there a nice Shiraz socialist caste? Then count me in.
  28. 1 point
    Forget the politics. What a cracking episode that was!!
  29. 1 point
    Carns

    A-league 2019/20 Season Restart

    Covic was a fringe Socceroo and literally made an almost impossible save to keep us in it (plus a lot of help from the ref). If Pendergrast or Suman find their inner Covic, great! I prefer to be a realist/pessimist, then I'm happily proven wrong if they do better than expected. I do not believe we have anywhere near the quality to win anything this season, and are there to make up the numbers. We've been a decidedly average team most of the season. Yes, JP gave us a bump, from a very low average. And I would like to see him exceed (low) expectations. But I do not expect us to do much of note. But, it is arguable that everyone is starting fresh considering the length of the lay off, and anything could happen.
  30. 1 point
    mack

    A-league 2019/20 Season Restart

    The 'worst' keeper to play in an A-League grand final would arguably be Daniel Beltrame in 2006/07 where he only played the last quarter of the season. The weird format for in those earlier years meant he played 4 games in the finals and went Draw, Loss, Win (on Pens after a drawn 120 minutes) then lost 6-0 in the final. Redmayne had also been terrible at WSW, but was in goal for our GF vs Adelaide. Neither those keepers cost them their GF's, Adelaide were killed by Ross Aloisi getting sent off at 2-0 down before ending 6-0 Victory and WSW were just poor defensively and our attacking structure was dull up front despite making the GF. In 17/18 Glen Moss missed the 2nd half of the season via injury, returned in the semi-final before getting hurt after an hour. Played (and lost) in the GF vs Melbourne. Which was a VAR fault not a keeper error. In the end it's unlikely our keeper will be what gets us to the finals. It'll be how good our attack is vs how bad the defence is.
  31. 1 point
    Carns

    A-league 2019/20 Season Restart

    He also saved our arse numerous times from defenders who were ball watching, made terrible decisions or simply gave up. How many teams have ever won the comp or gone deep into finals with an NPL keeper (and one who hasn't played competitive games with his backline)?
  32. 1 point
    btron3000

    A-league 2019/20 Season Restart

    LOL I didn't get the email, luisenrique had to forward it to me. Seems that the layoff hasn't helped the administration of membership accounts. haha
  33. 1 point
    Wanderboy

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 2

    A new keeper possibly?
  34. 1 point
    Its a new ball game because it will be 4 months since the last game so previous form may not continue into the last leg.
  35. 1 point
    We should be able to beat Vuck and Mariners. Thats 6 points in the first 2 games. Then we play Wellington who we could get a result against, remember that we lost to them because of a cheap handball and a few fluky goals. Perth are also very beatable as we saw in FFA Cup, plus they have lost their best CB (maybe even best in the league), Wuithrich, and we lost to a cheap pass-back and non given Yeboah goal of his shoulder. WU are also very beatable, we should have beaten them in our poor slump, but Babbel didn't use subs and we conceded a header late because everyone was gassed. We are a whole new team now and I think we can hold our own. Since JP has come in we have lost 1 game, in and against Brisbane, where I have been told by one of the players that it was so bad no one could run in the humidity. They have shown they can grind out results and have the grit to pull off big upsets. I've got a lot of confidence we can finish the season strongly in-front of our fans and we can charge into the finals as a dark horse. COYW
  36. 1 point
    Centrelink recipients are labour supporters? All of them? Those who get parenting payments? Those who get a disability pension, those who are in sickness benefits, those who are older and find themselves without a job, how about The aged pension and bereavement allowances and youth allowance?
  37. 1 point
    StringerBellend

    Amateur Association Football

    I’m starting up this weekend and also just signed up to help coach little Miss Stringerbellend’s U6 team session 1 the Topor-Stanley clearance
  38. 1 point
    Wanderboy

    Amateur Association Football

    So, is everyone's kids, or indeed, any other posters, starting back up next weekend? I remember seeing a rule a few weeks ago that only one parent could attend, and would have to watch from a car in the car park. **** that. If I was watching the game from my car in the car park, I'd be staring at about 1000 eucalypt trees and nothing else. If this is still a rule, and club officials want to enforce it, then I'll go incognito. If that doesn't work, I have a back up plan.
  39. 1 point
    Carns

    AFL Thread 2

    Didn't know this happened. James Brown was a very flawed man, but a lot of respect for this gesture. This was the pic that lead to this meeting for those who don't know.
  40. 1 point
    Smoggy

    Armageddon Thread

    Believe me..you haven't met Wendy in person...absolute gutter mouth..filth. last time I seen Wendy at the Adelaide GF it took 5 cops to remove her...kids in tears around her..the ******* lot.
  41. 1 point
    marron

    Football Media Discussion 2

    Yeah, this is why i'm kind of surprised about the anger at fox or whatever over it. Fox, despite the extension of their coverage to next year, don't give a **** about football. I'd much rather a scenario where Hill has left them and is a gun for hire for football, then one in which Fox pull out of their contract or even go through next year and then ditch us, and Hill is still there relegated to commentating on the cricket or the netball or some ****.
  42. 1 point
    Carns

    Football Media Discussion 2

    Hope Simon Hill either gets a gig with Optus or FFA put him on a retainer until they get their streaming services up and running in a year or two. He's the voice of the A-league/Australian football right now and deserves another gig.
  43. 1 point
    pseudonym

    A-league 2019/20 Season Restart

    I suspect it'll be a ballot where a portion of each membership category are picked per game e.g. let's say the first game back allows for 6000 people inside Bankwest 1st priority - 55% Foundation members (all tiers) Red members 2nd priority - 35% all remaining full season ticket holders (Black / White / General admission / RBB) 3rd priority - 10% all part season ticket holders (3 game / 5 game) as the Foundation and Red members take up their ballot for the first game, then the percentages might be adjusted again The idea being that every member can go to at least one more game
  44. 1 point
    So UEFA says voting for Columbia was about advancing women's foottball in that region. What about how amazing an impact for Oceania to have the football here in OZ and NZ? Arguably it needs the boost more. So sorry, their reason for not voting for the best bid rings pretty hollow to me. Farrrk you UEFA, football is coming to the Southern Hemisphere. All aboard the awkward time zone express
  45. 1 point
    With so little good news in the world at the moment, this is great news! Something to look forward to!
  46. 1 point
    Paul01

    A-league 2019/20 Season Restart

    Bossi alert https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/wanderers-midfielder-accepts-pay-cut-undergoes-quarantine-to-finish-the-season-20200618-p553z2.html
  47. 1 point
    Carns

    What Floats Your Boat 4

  48. 1 point
    If we come to that bridge then i think all AL teams if not most would want to cross it along with a handful of state team willing to find investors (local or overseas that want to see the game grow here to its full potential) and can compete (see FFA cup quar-semi finalist teams for example). I don't think they would want to be left out of playing even if this an NSL style comp as long as the broadcasting dollars and sponsors are there to support the game, it will grow to be even bigger than what the AL is I promise you that so long as we get rid of fox. Hopefully this Golden Gen Committee can do some good as well, they are on the right track with this FFA TV project. (https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/ffa-tv-good-to-go-says-golden-generation) Football is football, it will be loved no matter what style we play in though it needs to be for the community/people and not corporate (we are not america, thank god for that right now and god be with them)
  49. 1 point
    Carns

    Melbourne Victory: Season 2019/20

    Disappointed Aloisi didn't get the nod for the lols
  50. 1 point
    Kitto

    Jokes

    What is it called when a cat wins a dog show? A cat-has-trophy!
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