Archive for May 2017

Captain Carl claims Victory Medal

Saturday May 13, 2017 by  

Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri has taken home the 2016/17 Victory Medal.

In winning Melbourne Victory’s highest individual honour, Valeri received 62 votes, seven ahead of James Troisi (55) in second place, with Marco Rojas third on 37 votes.

Victory Medal votes were independently cast on a 3-2-1 basis by head coach Kevin Muscat and assistant coach Jean Paul de Marigny after every game, including finals. Read more

Ninkovic clean sweeps Sky Blues awards

Friday May 12, 2017 by  

Sydney FC Champion and Johnny Warren Medalist Milos Ninkovic has taken out all three of the major A-League awards tonight at Sydney FC’s glamorous night of nights, the Sky Blue Ball.

The Serbian midfielder, and newly signed marquee, claimed the top award the A-League Player of the Year, ahead of Danny Vukovic, Bobô and captain Alex Brosque, as voted for by a select panel of coaching staff after each match in the 2016/17 season.

Taking home the A-League Players’ Player of the Year award and the Members’ Player of the Year award as well, Ninkovic follows in the footsteps of compatriot Milos Dimitrijevic and former Sky Blue Matt Jurman to collect all three major A-League accolades. Read more

Sky Blues re-sign Matt Simon

Thursday May 11, 2017 by  

Sydney FC have retained the services of industrious frontman Matt Simon for a further season, the club confirmed today.

The towering centre forward will remain a Sky Blue for his third season, following his lifting of the A-League Premiership and Championship in season 2016/17.

Simon’s efforts, especially in his titling winning year have cemented his status as a fan’s favourite among the Sky Blues faithful. Read more

Wallabies drawn with Wales and Georgia

Wednesday May 10, 2017 by  

The Australian Wallabies have been drawn alongside Wales and Georgia in Pool D at the 2019 Rugby World Cup following the official draw held this evening at the Kyoto State House in Japan.

The William Webb Ellis Cup is displayed during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool Draw.
Photo courtesy of World Rugby via Getty Images

Similar to the 2015 draw, the Wallabies were again the third seed and entered into the first of five pool bands at today’s team draw.

The Australians were runners-up to New Zealand at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, and despite their inconsistent 2016 Test form were able to hold onto third place on the official World Rugby rankings following the end-of-year Northern Test season last December.

Japan will host Rugby’s premier event for the first time from September 20 to November 2 with the Final scheduled for Yokohama’s International Stadium. Read more

WACA to host Third Ashes Test

Wednesday May 10, 2017 by  

The WACA Ground has today been confirmed as the host venue for the Third Ashes Test between old rivals Australia and England this summer.

The iconic WACA Ground announced as host of the Third Ashes Test.

The full schedule for the 2017-18 Australian international summer of Cricket was released in December 2016 with the Perth venue left as ‘to be confirmed’.

Discussions with relevant officials at Cricket Australia, the Western Australian Cricket Association, Venues Live (Stadium Operators) and the WA Government have taken place since then.

However, with the match-day tickets for all five Test matches around Australia going on sale this month, the final decision of which Perth venue would host the third Test had to be made. Read more

Foran to join the Bulldogs

Wednesday May 10, 2017 by  

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have signed New Zealand five-eighth Kieran Foran on a three year deal that will keep him at Belmore until the end of the 2020 season.

The Kiwi International and former NRL Premiership winner, will join the Bulldogs at the end of this season.

Bulldogs Chief Executive Raelene Castle was delighted to have secured the signature of the highly talented Foran, “We are delighted to have secured the services of Kieran for the next three seasons. Read more

Sky Blues re-sign Milos Ninkovic

Tuesday May 9, 2017 by  

Sydney FC has made a huge statement of intent for the A-League 2017-18 season with the re-signing of Johnny Warren Medalist Milos Ninkovic.

Just two days after the Sky Blues clinched the A-League Championship for a record equalling third time, the Serbian has put pen to paper on a one year international marquee deal.

Chairman Scott Barlow believes it shows the desire of the club to keep its best players and continue to set the standard in the A-League. Read more

NRL recognises Indigenous Round

Monday May 8, 2017 by  

The NRL will celebrate Indigenous Round throughout Round 10, with every NRL club wearing Indigenous inspired jerseys during the round for the first time in history.

A series of cultural performances, gift exchanges, a performance on-screen by Judith Durham and Welcome to Country ceremonies will occur at matches, with a theme of Recognition as the focal point throughout the round.

Past Indigenous legends of the game, Dean Widders and George Rose will also spend time with each club in the lead up to the round, educating teams on the importance of the round and history of rugby league amongst Indigenous communities. Read more

Great Britain lifts the 2017 Azlan Shah Cup

Saturday May 6, 2017 by  

The Kookaburras and Great Britain took part in the final of the Azlan Shah Cup tonight, with Great Britain too good for the defending champions, defeating Australia 4–3.

The first goal came to Great Britain in the eighth minute of play during their first circle penetration of the match. Alan Forsyth scored a field goal from the top of the circle following a pass from Jonty Keaney.

Great Britain continued to hold on to control of the game, with a penalty corner goal from David Goodfield in the 11th minute of play, doubling their score to 2-nil. The Kookaburras forced three penalty corner opportunities in the last minutes of the first quarter, but goalkeeper Harry Gibson managed to foil every set piece attempt. Read more

Roosters sign Tedesco, release Evans

Thursday May 4, 2017 by  

The Sydney Roosters have signed talented fullback James Tedesco while also announcing the departure of prop-forward Kane Evans at seasons end.

Tedesco, 24, will join the Roosters next year on a four-year deal, while Evans has put pen to paper and signed with Parramatta for the next three years.

“James is a tremendously exciting talent whose signature we are pleased to have secured and we look forward to welcoming him to the Roosters in 2018,” said Sydney Roosters CEO, Joe Kelly. Read more