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Eleni Petinos back as Shadow Minister for Sport may help a bit in the future (she was in support of funding for Shark Park).


Though while Speakman is leader of the Liberals, you can't imagine any big funding being promised to his own electorate, same problem as ScoMo had.
 

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Eleni Petinos back as Shadow Minister for Sport may help a bit in the future (she was in support of funding for Shark Park).


Though while Speakman is leader of the Liberals, you can't imagine any big funding being promised to his own electorate, same problem as ScoMo had.
I can’t see why not tho.

Didn’t Stuart Ayres approve the Penrith Redevelopment for his electorate
 

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Eleni Petinos back as Shadow Minister for Sport may help a bit in the future (she was in support of funding for Shark Park).


Though while Speakman is leader of the Liberals, you can't imagine any big funding being promised to his own electorate, same problem as ScoMo had.
I can’t see why not tho.

Didn’t Stuart Ayres approve the Penrith Redevelopment for his electorate
Will be at least 8 years before they're back in Government.
 

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Ayres was in a marginal seat with a government desperately trying to hang on. Penrith stadium was an electoral bribe.

Shire seats not marginal so no political incentive to allocate cash to the stadium.
 

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Here’s something potentially interesting.

The list below is the expression of interests submitted by State Football (Soccer) clubs for the new National Second Division

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Sutherland Sharks are there, notice anything?

The Cronulla Sharks name is attached to Sutherland’s bid.

Now remember back when the A-League did their last expansion. There was a lot of speculation that the Sharks were affiliated with the unsuccessful Southern Expansion bid which was beaten by the Macarthur bid.

Now it looks like we’ll be backing this Sutherland bid into the Second Division, which begs the questions. Are we financially involved? Or is it purely symbolic? Will Cronulla be running the club? Or have any kind of presence on the board? Considering we own the stadium they might be using, maybe we’ll have a financial stake in the clubs ownership.

A bit of an update on this.

Sutherland Sharks (backed by Cronulla) is one of the 26 teams proceeding to the next round of bidding for a spot in the National Second Division.

Here’s the announcement from Football Australia.


Football Australia is pleased to formally announce that 26 clubs have successfully proceeded to the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of the National Second Tier (NST) competition.

These clubs, having met the specific criteria outlined in the initial Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) phase, are now primed to engage in the next crucial step of the NST selection process.

The EOI phase attracted a total of 32 clubs from across Australia, each expressing a keen interest in participating in the NST competition. Football Australia extends its appreciation to all clubs that submitted EOIs and acknowledges their contribution to the sport in Australia. For the clubs that were not shortlisted, we would like to thank them for their commitment and encourage them to continue their pursuit of excellence in Australian football.

The RFP phase will involve the distribution of comprehensive Bid Documents to the shortlisted clubs, including an information memorandum, NST related data, financial forecasts, key terms of a Club Participation Agreement, and draft transaction documents.

This phase will be conducted confidentially, running from May to July 2023. It will be followed by an assessment and recommendation phase (July to August 2023) and is anticipated to be completed by September to October 2023.

The establishment of a NST competition forms a critical part of Football Australia's 15-year strategy for the sport, which is aimed at realigning Australian football competitions. The shortlisted clubs will play a pivotal role in shaping this future.

The list of 26 shortlisted clubs to participate in the RFP phase are:

State / Territory (in alphabetical order)

Club (in alphabetical order)

Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Croatia FC
Gungahlin United FC

NSW
APIA Leichhardt FC
Fraser Park FC
Marconi Stallions FC
Rockdale Ilinden FC
Sydney Olympic FC
Sydney United 58 FC
Sutherland Sharks FC / Cronulla Sharks
Wollongong Wolves FC

Queensland
Brisbane City FC
Brisbane United FC (Wynnum Wolves FC, Brisbane Strikers FC, Virginia United FC)
Gold Coast Knights F.C.
Gold Coast United FC
Olympic FC
Sunshine Coast FC

South Australia
Adelaide City FC
Football South Australia

Tasmania
South Hobart FC

Victoria
Avondale FC
Brunswick Juventus FC
Green Gully SC
Heidelberg United FC
Melbourne Knights FC
Preston Lions FC
South Melbourne FC

These clubs have been notified by Football Australia about their successful progression to the RFP phase.

Football Australia's CEO, James Johnson, commented on this significant development and the exciting journey ahead:

"We are delighted to announce the 26 shortlisted clubs for the National Second Tier competition, reflecting the passion and dedication that these clubs have shown in their pursuit of elevating Australian football.

“This significant milestone brings us one step closer to realising our 15-year vision for the sport, and we eagerly anticipate working hand-in-hand with these clubs to establish a thriving and sustainable National Second Tier competition.

“Together, we will shape the future landscape of football in Australia, offering new opportunities for growth and development while reconnecting and realigning our nation's football competitions," concluded Johnson.

The NST is anticipated to begin in March 2024 and will involve between 10 and 16 teams with a home and away league structure and finals, featuring 24 to 36 games. However, the possibility remains for Football Australia to institute a phased ‘group based’ model that will utilise the National Premier Leagues to decide the make-up of this format of competition (the ‘Champions League’ model).
 

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Thought one of the reasons for the A League was getting away from ethnic affiliations like in club names?

Will be interesting to see how it all progresses.
 

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They banned ethnic themed club names a few years ago but that got overturned recently.
OK.

Not trying to be racist here but personally I think having another country's name in the name of a team in an Australian competition is ridiculous.
 

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When you read up on those clubs origins and history, its easier to understand.

I actually didn't know these clubs existed until today, am now very interesting in reading about their history.
 

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I'll bet this ticket buyback thing isn't in place this season despite it supposedly being in place for our game against Easts. Anyone want to take the other side?
 

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A bit of an update on this.

Sutherland Sharks (backed by Cronulla) is one of the 26 teams proceeding to the next round of bidding for a spot in the National Second Division.

Here’s the announcement from Football Australia.


Football Australia is pleased to formally announce that 26 clubs have successfully proceeded to the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of the National Second Tier (NST) competition.

These clubs, having met the specific criteria outlined in the initial Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) phase, are now primed to engage in the next crucial step of the NST selection process.

The EOI phase attracted a total of 32 clubs from across Australia, each expressing a keen interest in participating in the NST competition. Football Australia extends its appreciation to all clubs that submitted EOIs and acknowledges their contribution to the sport in Australia. For the clubs that were not shortlisted, we would like to thank them for their commitment and encourage them to continue their pursuit of excellence in Australian football.

The RFP phase will involve the distribution of comprehensive Bid Documents to the shortlisted clubs, including an information memorandum, NST related data, financial forecasts, key terms of a Club Participation Agreement, and draft transaction documents.

This phase will be conducted confidentially, running from May to July 2023. It will be followed by an assessment and recommendation phase (July to August 2023) and is anticipated to be completed by September to October 2023.

The establishment of a NST competition forms a critical part of Football Australia's 15-year strategy for the sport, which is aimed at realigning Australian football competitions. The shortlisted clubs will play a pivotal role in shaping this future.

The list of 26 shortlisted clubs to participate in the RFP phase are:

State / Territory (in alphabetical order)

Club (in alphabetical order)

Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Croatia FC
Gungahlin United FC

NSW
APIA Leichhardt FC
Fraser Park FC
Marconi Stallions FC
Rockdale Ilinden FC
Sydney Olympic FC
Sydney United 58 FC
Sutherland Sharks FC / Cronulla Sharks
Wollongong Wolves FC

Queensland
Brisbane City FC
Brisbane United FC (Wynnum Wolves FC, Brisbane Strikers FC, Virginia United FC)
Gold Coast Knights F.C.
Gold Coast United FC
Olympic FC
Sunshine Coast FC

South Australia
Adelaide City FC
Football South Australia

Tasmania
South Hobart FC

Victoria
Avondale FC
Brunswick Juventus FC
Green Gully SC
Heidelberg United FC
Melbourne Knights FC
Preston Lions FC
South Melbourne FC

These clubs have been notified by Football Australia about their successful progression to the RFP phase.

Football Australia's CEO, James Johnson, commented on this significant development and the exciting journey ahead:

"We are delighted to announce the 26 shortlisted clubs for the National Second Tier competition, reflecting the passion and dedication that these clubs have shown in their pursuit of elevating Australian football.

“This significant milestone brings us one step closer to realising our 15-year vision for the sport, and we eagerly anticipate working hand-in-hand with these clubs to establish a thriving and sustainable National Second Tier competition.

“Together, we will shape the future landscape of football in Australia, offering new opportunities for growth and development while reconnecting and realigning our nation's football competitions," concluded Johnson.

The NST is anticipated to begin in March 2024 and will involve between 10 and 16 teams with a home and away league structure and finals, featuring 24 to 36 games. However, the possibility remains for Football Australia to institute a phased ‘group based’ model that will utilise the National Premier Leagues to decide the make-up of this format of competition (the ‘Champions League’ model).
LG would be happy about this… 😂😂
 

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Our board just continues to impress.

The Cronulla Sharks are considering revoking No.1 ticketholder status from former prime minister Scott Morrison as a result of the adverse findings made against him by the robo-debt royal commission.

 
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Our board just continues to impress.

The Cronulla Sharks are considering revoking No.1 ticketholder status from former prime minister Scott Morrison as a result of the adverse findings made against him by the robo-debt royal commission.

Do it !
 

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Not sure what she’s up to but just give it back to Cathy Freeman if we don’t have any decent fans
 
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