Onsport Newsletter (an online sports publication) has reported that SportingPulse have been awarded a Rising Star award in the 2004 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program. SportingPulse is a Melbourne-based IT company providing a competition and management software package, available to be used by all ATA associations. “The ATA use this software for the management of all ATA tournaments. It enables us to electronically lodge all results and information and display it in a way that is easy for people to access and use. The uploading of information to an association’s SportingPulse web page allows the information to be viewed immediately.” Says Mr Pratt. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 reward program recognises fast growing technology companies in both the public and private sector. The program has two award sections with the first being the Fast 50, which is judged on revenue growth from 2001-2003, and the second being the Rising Star, which recognises those emerging companies who may not yet meet all the eligibility criteria for the Fast 50. Rising Star entrants were judged on other criteria such as the company’s core focus, market, management team and technical sustainability for example. SportingPulse was ineligible in the Fast 50 because of the first year’s revenue, but growth over the last two years sees SportingPulse ranked as the second highest growth tech company in Australia, with growth of over 2000%. SportingPulse has proven it can reduce the time commitment of running touch competitions, therefore allowing managers to focus on other aspects of the sports development. It also provides an avenue for constant communication with affiliates and can help lift the profile of touch and your members. For sponsors, the SportingPulse site is one with prominent exposure, which can encourage better relationships and greater opportunities with sponsors. For the website managers and affiliates, SportingPulse provides many different options such as pages for news, sponsors, events, links, photo galleries, news archives, site statistics, mailing lists, contacts and more. For further information regarding SportingPulse in general or to set up the program for your association, contact your State body or Jon Pratt at the ATA. By Rachel Moyle
Photographs from the 2005 National 18 Years and Under Championships are now available to view and purchase at www.sportingimages.net Sporting Images took over 3000 for the event, a record number! Visit their website for all of the info. We would also like to thank Sporting Images for their service to us and their provision of photographs for our website.
Please find attached the Team Nomination Form, Conditions of Entry and NTL Memo. Related Filesteam_nomination_form_-_2012_ntl__indicative_-xlsconditions_of_entry_-_2012_ntl-pdfntl_memo_-_16-11-2011-pdf
Two Touch Football representatives have been named as finalists in the New South Wales Sports Federation 2013 Sports Awards. David Baggio is a finalist for the Official of the Year, while Gary Brickell will receive a Distinguished Long Service award for his services to the sport of Touch Football over the past 30 years. 2013 has been a great year for both Baggio and Brickell, with Baggio officiating at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series in New Zealand in February and named as the inaugural Rick Borg medallist, the Leading Referee at the 2013 National Touch League. He was also named as the Ian Matthew Medal winner for Referee of the Year at the 2013 New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) Referees Awards night in May. Brickell was recognised at the NSWTA Referees Awards night, being awarded for 30 years of service. Brickell was also recognised at the 2013 NSWTA Blues Dinner last weekend, being named the Southern Suns Administrator of the Year for his work with the Wollongong Touch Association.The New South Wales Sports Federation 2013 Sports Awards program provides an opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievements and contributions to sport in New South Wales in 2013. The Awards program consists of 13 categories, including athletes, teams, coaches, officials, organisations, events, media and Distinguished Long Service.The 2013 Sports Awards Dinner will be held at Allphones Arena on Thursday, 28 November 2013. For more information of the 2013 NSW Sports Awards Dinner, please visit www.sportnsw.com.au. Related LinksNSW Sports Awards
Touch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to announce it has been identified and will be assisting in a PhD project relating to the education of high performance referees in sport. The study, â€˜investigating elite referee learning frameworks and curriculaâ€™, is being conducted by Kathy Oâ€™Brien, from University of Queensland Department of Human Movement Studies, who is also a former Australian Touch Football Youth coach.The aim of the project is to investigate elite referee practitionerâ€™s conceptions of learning sources that promote the more rapid acquisition of sport-specific skills and personal capacities and the extent to which these key sources are currently incorporated into officiating course designs.As part of this study a series of interviews will be conducted with identified elite referees from the National Referees Squad, in order to gain data that provides a more holistic understanding of each refereesâ€™ views and actions, in the context of their role. The findings of the study will be made available to TFA and in turn may assist in the review of programs the overall development of Referees in our sport. Kathy will be at the National Touch League event to undertake the interviews for which individuals will be communicated with prior to arrange a time suitable for the referee.If you require any further information please contact Tara Steel – firstname.lastname@example.org. Related Filesmemo_-_elite_referee_project-pdfRelated LinksRef Education Project
The Australian Mens Open team have sealed a thrilling 2-1 series victory over New Zealand after winning game three 5-4 in a drop off.The conditions somewhat improved for the commencement of the final game of the series and Jordan Marshall-King made the most of the better-quality surface to cut the defence apart to find Shaun Francis for the opener.Francis was at it again five minutes later this time in defence to deny the Kiwis right on the line after the hosts took an intercept and ran the length of the field. The Aussies recovered and again turned the Kiwis away.The Australians couldn’t convert a tough chance at the other end of the field when a tap back inside from James Shute couldn’t quite make it into the hands of Marshall-King who was certain to score. The Kiwis took full advantage levelling it up at 1 all through Raiki Willison.The scoring was free-flowing for remainder of the first half with Rob Nakhla’s try matched by another one from the Kiwis. When Hennessey and Marshall-King both scored for the Aussies the hosts found themselves two clear but a third to the Touch Blacks this time through Maurice Stone sent the teams into half time with a 4-3 scoreline.Conditions worsened after the break and whilst the scoring dried up the display of desperation from both sides was evident for all to see.Sean Law scored to level it back up at 4 all and the defensive effort from the Australians in the final minutes turned the Kiwis away time and time again to send it into a drop off to decide the Mens series.With the match in the balance and the Aussies pressing the Kiwis line the ball made its way into the hands of Dylan Hennessey who found an unmarked Scott Bundy for the match and series winning try.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Arsenal make opening bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navasby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have tabled a bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.The Costa Rica international is determined to leave Real after being dumped for summer arrival Thibaut Courtois this season. Despite his three Champions League titles, Keylor has been benched by Santiago Solari since he replaced Julen Lopetegui as coach.Okdiario says Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring Keylor to London, where he sees him as ideal competition for Bernd Leno.And a first offer of €13m has already been tabled to Real for the keeper.Any move is likely to see Petr Cech seek an immediate departure next month.
Lazio deny reports of deal for Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanyeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio have denied reports of a deal for Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanye.Adekanye, who joined Liverpool from Barcelona in 2015, has been linked with Lazio in the last few days.However, the Serie A club said in a statement on their official website on Monday that no deal is in place.It read: “In reference to the news released by some media, according to which SS Lazio have found an agreement with the player Bobby Adekanye, the club denies this and announces that it has not signed any contract, nor has it started negotiations for the aforementioned player.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd midfielder Hargreaves: Greenwood just like Van Persieby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Greenwood has compared to Robin van Persie by former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves.Greenwood’s brilliant goal gave United a 1-0 win over Astana at Old Trafford on Thursday.And Hargreaves saw glimpses of former United striker van Persie in the 17-year-old.He said: “I think you have to take the positives on a night like this and the positives are that they kept a clean sheet and Mason Greenwood scored a stunning goal.”It reminded me a little bit of Robin van Persie, chopping inside onto that right foot and scoring a great goal.”I’m really happy for him because, as you saw (Bukayo) Saka for Arsenal, the night was all about the academies really.”They produced tonight for Arsenal and for Manchester United .”
Mount: Chelsea’s England selection big for clubby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Mount says Chelsea’s strong contingent in the England squad is big for the club.Mount will be joined by Blues teammates Ross Barkley, Tammy Abraham and Fiyako Tomori in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.Speaking to the club’s website, the 20-year-old said: “It is a massive honour to get called up to your country and to have four Chelsea boys in there is brilliant for the club.”There are a lot of young boys around us that we have played with for a very long time and now making that step into the senior team so I am so happy for Tammy and for Fik [Fikayo Tomori], and Ross as well, us four getting into the England squad is a massive achievement so I am looking forward to the international break.”The last international break, the game before it we drew 2-2 and it was not a good feeling going into it but now we have the good feeling of winning three points.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Brighton boss Potter dips into pocket to help Ostersunds rescue fundby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter has dipped into his pocket to help Ostersunds’ rescue fund.The Swedish club is battling to stay financially afloat this season.Former OFK coach Potter has contributed to the club’s fighting fund to pay back a tax debt.A statement on the club’s Facebook page read: “OFK’s former coach Graham Potter, together with his colleagues at Brighton, Björn Hamberg, Billy Reid and Kyle Macaulay, went in and made a big contribution to ÖFK in our ‘I believe in this’ campaign. “A big thank you to these four coaches for helping us!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Wolves chairman Jeff Shi confirms they’re seeking new investmentby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves chairman Jeff Shi says the club are seeking money from investors.Chinese group, Fosun International, bought Wolves in 2016 for £45m and have invested huge funds to take the club from the Championship to the Premier League.After qualifying for the Europa League this season, Shi says Wolves want to continue improving.”We welcome any new partnership, new funding, new sponsorship to help us, to grow together with us,” he told China Global Television Network.”And to push the club to a high level in the future.”Shi added that Wolves that the club hope to redevelop Molineux over the next three to four years in order to expand the capacity to 46,000. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!by Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson had a role to play in Roman Abramovich buying Chelsea.The Russian billionaire was famously searching for a football club to purchase in the early 2000s.When he spoke with Swedish coach Eriksson about a club that would be suitable for his needs, he was advised to go with Chelsea over Tottenham.The Blues have enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their history under Abramovich.Recalling their conversation, Eriksson told The Times: “We met at Les Ambassadeurs [a casino and club in London].”There were three men standing there. One is properly dressed, the other is so-so and the third, I thought he was the driver. Of course that was Roman.”He wanted to buy a club in Moscow so we went to Moscow for three days. We saw all the clubs and I said buy Dinamo. They had the best facilities.”I went on holiday and his right-hand man phoned. Roman changed his mind. He wants to buy a club in London.”Tottenham or Chelsea? I said, ‘What does he want to do?’ He said he wants to win.”I said, ‘So buy Chelsea. You have to change half the team. Tottenham you have to change the whole team.'”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Matthijs de Ligt admits confidence knocked at Juventusby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMatthijs de Ligt admits his confidence has taken a hit since leaving Ajax for Juventus.The defender, 20, has had a slow start to his Juve career.”I’m still not at my best, I know that,” he said after Netherlands’ 2-1 win in Belarus yesterday.“The more I play, the more I’ll get there. What I can do is keep working hard, doing my best and learning from my teammates.“At Ajax I felt a sense of invincibility. Now I feel less so, but it’s natural. I have a little less confidence than I did last season.“I’m at a new club, with a new style of play and new teammates. For me, it’s all new. It’s less familiar than at Ajax, but I’m getting better and better.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd warned against signing Leicester ace James Maddisonby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have been urged to avoid signing Leicester City ace James Maddison.That’s on the advice of former United midfielder Kleberson.”I don’t think it would be great for Maddison to join United,” the World Cup winner told US-Bookies.com.”They [Leicester] have had a good start to the season but when you do a big jump from a smaller club to United, it is mentally tough for these players.”They have to be able to learn to adapt to play at a big club. It will be interesting to see if they can, but I don’t know if he will be a good enough signing for United.”
TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City keeper Zack Steffen delighted with first Fortuna Dusseldorf clean sheetby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveZack Steffen was delighted with a first clean sheet for Fortuna Dusseldorf on the weekend.On-loan from Manchester City, Steffen has been superb for Fortuna this season – but hadn’t managed a clean sheet.That is until the weekend’s 1-0 win over Mainz.Steffen said, “Sometimes I like that when I have nothing to do. I’ll take that with me. I’m just totally happy and overjoyed that I finally did not concede a goal. That’s really good for me. “This is the credit of our defence. The guys did a great job. We finally showed that we can defend our goal when we totally concentrate for 90 minutes.”
Kentucky’s men’s basketball team made easy work of Auburn in this afternoon’s SEC Tournament semifinal game, blowing out the Tigers, 91-67. John Calipari’s squad held Bruce Pearl’s team to 33 percent shooting from the field, while making 56 percent of their own shots. It was a dominating performance in basically every facet of the game. Following the contest, a reporter asked Auburn’s K.T. Harrell if it felt like Kentucky had seven players on the floor. It did not. #math pic.twitter.com/JWg0KVMHHD— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) March 14, 2015Math can be hard sometimes. Kentucky will play in the SEC Tournament championship game Sunday.
Leonard Fournette SquatWe’ve already covered here how much of a beast LSU running back Leonard Fournette is. He’s an incredible talent on the field and by the looks of things, a hard worker off of it.Today, Fournette posted a video on Twitter showing him squatting 400 pounds with ease. I had to take a lost so I could cherish this ish @1future 400 easy @LSUfball pic.twitter.com/C1MaFU2SEL— 7⃣ (@_fournette) February 16, 2016That weight is nothing for him. SEC defenders beware.
CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Philip Rivers #17 and Geno Smith #3 of the Los Angeles Chargers warm up before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Before Philip Rivers was a star NFL quarterback, he tore it up for the NC State Wolfpack, throwing for over 13,000 yards and 95 touchdowns. This past weekend, he was on-campus at his alma mater to help the program’s current squad prepare for the 2016 season.Rivers, in the video below, gives a passionate speech to the team, telling the players to do everything in their life “hard.” He also expressed a desire to get on the field with them right then and there. Enjoy, NC State fans:
Adam Lallana has boldly declared that there is “absolutely no question” he will be staying at Liverpool, with the 31-year-old moving to shut down summer transfer talk.The England international is entering the final year of his contract at Anfield.It had been suggested that he could be moved on, with Jurgen Klopp seeking to bolster his ranks and potentially nudge Lallana further down the creative pecking order. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘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? A man acquired from Southampton in 2014 is, however, adamant that he has no intention of leaving the Champions League winners.He told PA Sport: “I’ve got a year left on my contract. I’ll be back, I’ll be training through the summer.“I am as eager as ever to get fit because I know when I’m fit I’ve got a lot to give and I can get in this team.”A return to St Mary’s has been mooted for Lallana, but he is looking to prove his worth again at Liverpool.He added when asked if he will be staying put: “Yeah. Absolutely no question about it. I couldn’t be happier here, winning Champions Leagues.“I know my ability and I know what I can give. And the gaffer and his staff and the recruitment guys have all made it clear they know I have a big part to play with what’s to come next, so I’m buzzing with that.“No question my future is here and I can’t wait for what’s next.”Lallana made just 16 appearances in the 2018-19 campaign, with the last of those coming on March 17.He admits to having endured a tough time, but is pleased to have seen Liverpool respond positively to defeat in the 2018 Champions League final and Premier League title race to secure a first piece of silverware in seven years.“We’ve hurt a lot this year. Every player will have their own story,” said Lallana.“I’ve obviously not played, but this means more to me than anything. I’ve had a lot of setbacks this season. I’ve worked so hard to get there and then I’ll obviously have another setback.“[Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain, unfortunately, he missed out last year and he’s fought back, so it will mean so much to him for different reasons.“It means so much to my best mate [Jordan Henderson] for different reasons.“I am just so happy to be out there among it with the team and feel that cohesion. That’s what’s brought us here.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web