Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo reveals truth in landmark moment for sport

Adam Federici – The “frustrated centre-forward” that became a legend in Berkshire

weekend, bringing an end to a remarkable story of one of Australian football’s most underrated exports.

Australian Kop rejoices with Sturridge’s arrival down under

By Patrick Brischetto and Thomas Williams Daniel Sturridge is viewed affectionately by Liverpool fans. Signed…

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Historic moment for women’s football as NPLW Victoria becomes professional

Football Victoria announced today that from next season, the NPLW Victoria will transition into a professional environment from amateur which will result in an abundance of changes to the current status of the competition from finances to player security. The…

Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo reveals truth in landmark moment for sport

Emerging Adelaide United youngster and diverse midfielder Joshua Cavallo today has come out as gay, being the first professional footballer currently playing in the A-League Men’s to come out. Josh’s tremendous courage is an illustration of the state of professional…

Adam Federici – The “frustrated centre-forward” that became a legend in Berkshire

weekend, bringing an end to a remarkable story of one of Australian football’s most underrated exports.

Key Takeaways: Matildas vs Brazil Game Two

The Matildas and Brazil could not be separated, as Brazil managed to claw their way back from two goals down to earn a deserved draw in front of 12,087 people at Commbank Stadium. Australia got off to the perfect start…

Gustavsson: Depth is key heading into home World Cup

Following the Matildas’ 3-1 victory over Brazil at CommBank Stadium on Saturday night, head coach Tony Gustavsson believes that depth will play a large role in how the national will perform at the World Cup next year. Since being appointed…

What to expect from Australia vs Brazil: Game Two

Australia defeated Brazil 3-1 on Saturday, but for the second match we can anticipate a different contest against the same opposition.

Key takeaways: Matildas vs Brazil Game One

The Matildas prevailed 3-1 over Brazil in an enthralling match. Check the match report for details and insight into the game.

Australian Kop rejoices with Sturridge’s arrival down under

By Patrick Brischetto and Thomas Williams Daniel Sturridge is viewed affectionately by Liverpool fans. Signed by Brendan Rodgers in  January 2013 for 12 million pounds, he scored on his debut against arch-rivals Manchester  United and would score 11 goals in…

Socceroos set for homecoming next month against Saudi Arabia

According to various match listings, both on Football Australia’s website as well as the AFC website, the Socceroos are set to take on Saudi Arabia in a vital World Cup Qualifier on the 11th of November at 8:05pm AEST. Following…

O’Donovan to provide Sydney Olympic a boost ahead of FFA Cup clash

Following Heidelberg United’s capture of Ivan Franjic last week, NPL NSW counterparts Sydney Olympic have announced the signing of former A-League Men’s and Sunderland striker Roy O’Donovan for the FFA Cup Round of 32 fixtures and the 2022 NPL NSW…

“As a player or coach, you just want things to hurry up and get into it” – Aloisi on pre-season in lockdown

Preparing for a new season at a new club as a new coach is tough enough. Throw in an ongoing global pandemic, and everything becomes just that little bit harder. From signing players to getting match minutes in the leg,…

Australia vs Brazil: Opposition Preview

Since the 2015 World Cup, Brazil has only beaten Australia once. In the last six years, it has been a nearly annual tradition for the two teams to face off in often high-scoring, physically intense contests. Brazil is a proud…

“It taught me a lot, it was really difficult at times”: Rojas reflects on European journey ahead of comeback season

Quietly spoken but with an air of confidence, you get the sense that Marco Rojas is raring to go after an injury-riddled 2020/21 season for Melbourne Victory. The Kiwi international is certainly no stranger to adversity. On two separate occasions…

FA Cup 2021-22: Aussies in the hat for first round proper

A number of Australians plying their trade in the lower leagues of England are in the hat for the first round proper of the FA Cup. Earlier this month, Sydney-born Callum Kealy scored a decisive goal in the third qualifying…

Breakthrough Stars for the A-League 2021/22: Melbourne Victory

The 6th edition of the ‘breakout stars’ series examines Melbourne Victory’s exciting starlet Gianluca Iannucci

The highlights and hurdles of independent women’s football clubs: Part Two

@kaptinyap spoke to women’s clubs with no affiliation including Calder United and Geelong Galaxy in Part two of the series

Two Matildas crowned Swedish champions

In one of the most notoriously toughest leagues across Europe, FC Rosengård, the home to two Australians in the form of Teagan Micah and Charlotte Grant have captured the Damallsvenskan title for the 12th time in their history. The victory…

Western United to train at Essendon’s AFL training base

In a significant move for the expansion side, Western United today have announced that they will be relocating their training base from George Cross FC to “The Hangar” in Tullamarine. It has been described as a ‘landmark deal for the…

Heidelberg United sign Franjic brothers for 2022 season

In a statement signing for the NPL Victoria, Heidelberg United have announced the acquisition of both Ivan and Joseph Franjic, adding to the Bergers‘ leadership team that was previously announced this week. In a long list of signings and announcements…

2021 FFA Cup Preview: Adelaide Olympic

After 22 years of Adelaide being a one-team town (first with Adelaide City and then with Adelaide United), the city of churches finally has two dance partners ready to duke it out on the national stage. Adelaide Olympic has reached…

Japan vs Socceroos: Pressing stifled Australia, but the Socceroos’ build-up play left much to be desired

The beautiful thing about football is that it can be as simple or as complex as one desires, depending on their analytical view of the game. As the great Johan Cruyff says, ‘playing football is very simple, but playing simple…

Diego Castro: The Man, The Myth, ‘El Maestro’

August 6th, 2015. Perth Glory have just announced the signing of a 33-year-old winger from Spanish side Getafe CF. After more than a decade of plying his trade in his homeland, Diego Castro Gimenez, was set to make the switch…

Training alone, trials and travel restrictions: Life as a free agent in a global pandemic

There are few more exciting times in the footballing calendar for fans than when the transfer window is thrown open. Excited supporters sit with bated breath, pouring over every whisper and rumour as they wait in anticipation for all the…

Heidelberg United finalise leadership and management team for 2022 season

Historic Victorian football club Heidelberg United have this week announced their management and leadership teams for the upcoming 2022 NPL Victoria and NPLW campaigns, locking in club legends across the field. Former player and now bonafide coaching legend at the…

PRFA state A-Leagues Referees will be unavailable for future matches

The Professional Football Referees Association (PFRA) have announced that they will no longer be available to officiate both FFA Cup and A-Leagues trial fixtures over the coming months. PFRA state that they advised Football Australia yesterday (Monday 11th of October)…

Championship winning manager Kisnorbo signs on

Melbourne City FC today announced that A-League Men’s Championship Winning manager for the 2021 season Patrick Kisnorbo has re-signed on a two-year contract extension until the end of the 2024/25 season. Kisnorbo, a former Socceroo and player with the Melbourne…

Socceroos vs Japan: Biggest test presents colossal opportunity

Despite emerging victorious in 11 consecutive World Cup Qualifiers, a Socceroos victory against Japan on Tuesday night would be sweeter than any in recent memory. Historically, this clash was the ultimate test of quality in Asia – an even battle…

“I really felt for the fans. It was a really, really tough season”: Steve Kean lifts the lid on his time at Melbourne Victory

Eyebrows were certainly raised when, ahead of their 2020-21 campaign, the Melbourne Victory announced the arrival of former Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean. More than a decade after making the transition from coaching in to management, the one time Premier…

OPINION | Digital revolution could be the defining marker that shifts the fortunes of football in Australia

One of the core features of the A-Leagues’ independence from the FA has been the digital hub, touted by the league’s chiefs as a game changer. We’ve had many game changers over the years as football fans. From expansion to…

“I’m not there for a holiday,” asserts Perth Glory marquee signing Daniel Sturridge

26-time England international and former Premier League star Daniel Sturridge vehemently expressed his goals for the 2021/22 season, his reasons for coming to Australia and his general love for football during his first media conference as an A-League Men marquee.…

Two A-League Men’s prodigies named amongst best talents in world football

Two of the A-League Men’s brightest young talents have been named in 2021’s edition of the The Guardian’s 60 best young talents in world football. In what represents a massive recognition of achievement for both Australian football and the A-Leagues…

Three games in ten days in South American Qualifiers

For the second time in the history of the CONMEBOL Qualifiers, there will be three games in one qualification round in the Road to Qatar 2022. The FIFA set of games will start with Paraguay and Argentina. The actual champion…

Former Australian footballers to be provided support for coaching

Football Coaches Australia have announced, in partnership with the PFA that members of the PFA’s Past Players Program will have their joining fee for the FCA waived which will ensure that developing coaches will have access to resources and development…

Tactical Analysis: Dissecting the big questions ahead of Socceroos WCQs

By Jack George and Thomas Williams The Socceroos will look to extend their record-breaking streak of ten consecutive World Cup Qualifying victories in crucial matches against Oman and familiar foe Japan. Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium will play host to the…

Football Australia develops independent complaint management process

Football Australia this evening welcomed the development of an independent complaint management process. This will enable former and current footballers and staff to bring forward concerns that relate to alleged abuse, bullying or harassment pertaining to the Australian National Teams…

Socceroos vs Oman: Graham Arnold ready for challenge of hard-working Oman

After a strong result for Oman against Japan last month, Socceroos boss Graham Arnold is wary of Friday’s opponents, but insists his team are ready to match their energy. The Socceroos come into the game in fine form, currently on…

‘They put dirty nappies with our names in the dressing room!’: Aussie Harrison Devenish-Meares on football in Romania

Harrison Devenish-Meares has had a full range of experiences in training sessions, varying from using state of the art facilities in America, to feeling the wrath of Romanian football ultras. The Round of 32 of the Romanian Cup is as…

Isuzu UTE named the new A-League Men’s naming rights sponsor

After parting ways with former sponsors Hyundai in 2020, the A-Leagues announced the signing of Isuzu UTE Australia as a naming rights sponsor for the men’s competition, where the league will be known as the ‘Isuzu UTE A-League Men’. It…

DAZN and Youtube launch UEFA Women’s Champions League coverage

The group stage of the UEFA Women’s Champions League kicks off tomorrow morning (AEST) and global sports streaming platform DAZN in partnership with YouTube are commencing their live coverage for fans around the world. From tomorrow 6 October through to…

Peter Makrillos: La Masia, cold rainy nights in Stoke, and the Socceroos dream

The Australian has been one of Slavia Sofia’s stand-out performers but he had to go through a lot before getting the chance to shine in Bulgaria. Peter was born in Sydney and started his football journey playing for local clubs…

Lachlan Brook: The Aussie Bee Who’s Creating A Buzz For Brentford

Former Adelaide United winger Lachlan Brook hasn’t taken the conventional route so far in his football career. Aged just 16, he made his debut for Adelaide United in the Asian Champions League in 2017. However just four A-League Men’s games…

Vital inclusions as Arnold selects 25-man Socceroos squad for WCQs

Socceroos manager Graham Arnold has named a 25-man squad for the Socceroos third round World Cup Qualifiers against Oman and Japan. Headlining the squad is Shanghai Port’s Aaron Mooy and Real Sociedad’s Mat Ryan while Chris Ikonomidis and Fran Karačić…

Melbourne Victory sign Matildas youngster

In a stunning signing for the Melbourne Victory, it has been announced that Courtney Nevin will lace up the boots for the Victorian side for the upcoming 2021/22 A-League Women’s season. Having made her debut at the age of 16…

Daniel Sturridge to Perth Glory: How the footballing world reacted

Champions League and Premier League title-winner Daniel Sturridge was announced as a Perth Glory player last night, in one of the most significant transfers in Australian domestic football history. The 32-year-old former Liverpool and Chelsea striker has signed a one-year…

Landmark moment for A-League Men’s as Sturridge signs for Glory

The Perth Glory have announced the marquee signing of former Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on a one-year deal after days of speculation linking him to HBF Park. It signifies an unbelievable coup for the game down…

OPINION | Four Corners opened A-League wounds, now they must be treated

Criticising Four Corners for repeating old news about club owners is missing the point and we are fools if we ignore the issues that bubbled to the surface. On Monday night, 431,000 people tuned into the ABC’s Four Corners episode…

FFA Cup Round of 32 Wrap Up So Far

The FFA Cup has commenced with Round of 32 fixtures being taken place over the past two weeks. Find out which teams are through to the Round of 16 and which exciting fixtures are still to come. Zone 1 –…

Reports: Daniel Sturridge linked to the Perth Glory

In a potential stunning coup for the A-League Men’s, numerous reports have emerged this afternoon stating that former Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle United and 26-capped England international Daniel Sturridge could be on his way to Western Australia. Football journalist and Back…

AFC unveils academic centre of excellence

In Kuala Lumpar, the Asian Football Confederation have launched the Academic Centre of Excellence which is a virtual education institute with the sole intention of nurturing and developing the skill sets of future administrators and leaders within the Asian game.…

Ligue 1 Weekly Wrap-Up: Matchday 8

Olympique Marseille and RC Lens produce a goalscoring epic and, Paris-Saint Germain extends their winning streak to eight games. Goals from Amine Gouiri, Calvin Stengs and Andy Delort helped OGC Nice kick off Matchday 8 with a 3-0 away win…

From Germany to NPL dominance: The story of Stefan Valentini

The story of a young Australian footballer grasping at cherished European opportunities is nothing new in the modern transfer ecosystem. Following these European expeditions, the path to reintegrate players into Australia’s top flight has been a successful endeavour for some,…

Australian professional tiers to undergo dramatic rebrand

The Australian Professional Leagues ahead of the upcoming 2021/22 professional football campaigns have launched a new logo and a revamped naming structure to the tiers within the game. All of the pre-existing products under the helm of the APL (A-League,…

Reports: Phoenix defender Steven Taylor to retire

Speculation within England and New Zealand states that recently named Wellington Phoenix captain Steven Taylor is set to retire from football immediately, after re-signing with the Wellington Phoenix earlier this year. Sky Sports Presenter Pete Graves tweeted this evening that…

Denis Genreau’s successful start at Toulouse raising eyebrows

Denis Genreau arrived in France this summer and made his second consecutive Ligue 2 start for Toulouse Football Club, leading to promising performances for the rest of the season. Denis Genreau, recruited by Toulouse Football Club this summer from Macarthur…

European bites: Paolo Maldini’s son scores in historic day for Milan

19-year-old Daniel Maldini and this evening he scored on his full debut with the Rossoneri while his proud father, Paolo Maldini was watching on from the stands. The teenager was making his first Serie A start for his club in…

The highlights and hurdles of independent women’s football clubs: Part One

The investment and interest from traditionally male organizations have been both welcome and needed in the women’s game. However, at all levels of the sport, independent women’s clubs are forming, growing, and offering something different. Following in the footsteps of…

Breakthrough Stars for the A-League 2021/22: Melbourne City

In the fifth rendition of Kick360’s ‘Breakthrough Stars’ series we take a look at Premiers and Champions of last season Melbourne City’s Max Caputo.

Grading Your A-League Club’s Transfers So Far: Part 2

With the player registration deadline fast-approaching, it’s crunch time in the transfer market for the A-League teams. Shifting the focus to the top six sides, Kick360 will once again be putting your club under the microscope and grading their transfer…

A-League and W-League opening rounds fixtures announced

The A-League and W-League seasons have been postponed by three weeks, with the A-League to kick off on November 19 and W-League to kick off on the 3rd of December. The opening fixture of the A-League will see Melbourne City…

Western United to play home games at Lakeside Stadium for 2021/22 season

In an unforeseen and surprising development, Western United have announced that seven home fixtures for the upcoming 2021/22 campaign will be played at South Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium alongside Ballarat, Geelong and Launceston. South Melbourne in the afternoon released a statement…

Aussies Abroad TOTW weekend of 18/9: Four goals in a week for Joey Gibbs in Iceland

A hat-trick inside 33 minutes and a superb free-kick made this a week to remember for Keflavik forward Joey Gibbs. The goals from the former Western Sydney Wanderers forward helped Keflavik first secure a semi-final spot in Iceland’s domestic cup,…

Central Coast Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp on the triumphs and troubles ahead of the upcoming campaign

The Central Coast Mariners enjoyed great success both on and off the field last season, with a 3rd placed finish being the highest since the 2013/14 campaign. Shaun Mielekamp, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mariners, spoke with Kick360…

Western United to commence early works on stadium

The Western Melbourne Group have announced that in the week commencing 25th of October 2021, there will be early works on Wyndham Stadium at Leakes Road in Tarneit. These works will also commence including the building of the site’s haul…

Hoffman hoping to Jet back to golden era in new home kit

The Newcastle Jets have unveiled their new home jersey for the upcoming 2021/22 A-League season, answering the call from loyal fans with a return to their classic and iconic golden colour, which they donned from 2005 to 2011. The golden…

A-League Sides In The NPL Wrap (Weekend of 16/9)

Three A-League youth sides were in action this weekend with the South Australia, Queensland and Western Australian NPL competitions still ongoing despite Victoria and NSW NPL seasons being cancelled. How did these sides perform over the weekend? Find out below!…

Gustavsson signals upcoming clash as an opportunity for Matildas youngsters

The Matildas are set to play their first match since their amazing run at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which culminated with the Matildas falling just short of a medal. With a number of key members from that Olympics squad missing,…

Australia vs the Republic of Ireland: Opposition Preview

Toyko Olympics. They will face an Irish side looking to regain form after seven consecutive losses.

Ligue 1 Weekly Wrap-Up: Matchday 6

Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais clash decided in the final minutes while RC Lens snapped a 15-year drought to continue their strong start to the campaign. RC Strasbourg kicked off Matchday 6 with a first-half goal frenzy that positioned them…

Harry Kewell parts with Barnet

Harry Kewell’s tenure in English’s sixth tier has ended incredibly quickly, relieved of his duties after only seven games in the National League. This poor start took the form of two draws and five losses, with Barnet failing to win…

OPINION | The A-League is a development league, and this is a good thing

“I don’t see the A-League as a development league,” were the words uttered by then Sydney FC manager and current Socceroos boss Graham Arnold in 2018 when the league came under scrutiny for its lack of opportunities provided to Australian…

A-League Kit Roundup: Victory, Adelaide, WSW and more!

This week saw the unveiling of numerous kits from A-League and W-League sides, with the new era of the competitions reflecting in engaging and intriguing designs across the league. All of the mentioned clubs within this article have revealed both…

Experienced Italian forward reportedly in negotiations with Melbourne City

Former Empoli forward Manuel Pucciarelli has been linked with Melbourne City in the past week, with reports emerging from Italian website Tutto Mercato that he was linked to a side playing in Melbourne that according to his agent Fabrizio Ferrari,…

How the Western Sydney Wanderers could line up and strengthen in 2021-22

It is difficult to describe the Western Sydney Wanderers 2020-21 season as anything other than a monumental disappointment. The players and manager alike were clear in their ambitions to end the club’s long finals drought and compete for silverware. However,…

Football Victoria announce fee relief for cancelled 2021 season

Football Victoria have announced a developed formula in order to deliver funds back to clubs and players in order to support football journeys into 2022 and beyond. This sum will total to $1.75 million that will be injected into the…

Newcastle Jets announce signing of NPL Victoria shot-stopper

Hume City’s Michael Weier’s stellar form in the NPL Victoria over the past several seasons has been rewarded, with Arthur Papas adding the 24-year-old ‘keeper to his ranks for the upcoming season Weier expressed his gratefulness for the opportunity to…

Youthful flavour reigns supreme as PFA releases annual A-League report

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) have released their annual A-League report detailing crucial data on the league and Australian football as a whole. The numbers make for interesting reading as the PFA reveal the average salary of A-League players, general satisfaction…

Breakthrough Stars for the A-League 2021/22: Macarthur FC

In the fourth edition of the ‘Breakthrough Stars’ series Kick360 takes a look into Macarthur Bulls’ Jake Hollman.

Aussies Abroad TOTW Weekend of 10/09: Mitchell Langerak breaks own J-League record

Mitchell Langerak kept his 18th clean sheet of the season in Nagoya Grampus’ win in the J-League to surpass his own record for a season that he set in 2020. The form of the ex-Borussia Dortmund ‘keeper has helped Nagoya…

Ligue 1 Weekly Wrap-Up: Matchday 5

FC Lorient shock the reigning champions at home and, the Euro 2020 Player of the Tournament debuts as Paris-Saint German maintain a perfect start to the season. Matchday five of the 2021/22 Ligue 1 season began with Terem Moffi’s late…

The Art of Goalkeeping: Davide Del Giovine

In the first part of a three part series looking into the hard work and interesting stories behind the scenes of some of the best goalkeeping coaches across the A-League and national teams, Kick360 spoke with Western Sydney Wanderers Goalkeeping…

Olyroos’ return signifies appetite for overseas Australians to return home

Brisbane Roar have announced the signing of Olyroos back-up keeper Jordan Holmes from National League side Ebbsfleet, continuing the current trend of Australians returning down under from overseas sides. Holmes will be available for tonight’s FFA Cup Round of 32…

A-League sides in the NPL Wrap (Weekend of 9/9)

Three A-League youth sides were in action this weekend with the South Australia, Queensland and Western Australian NPL competitions still ongoing despite Victoria and NSW NPL seasons being cancelled. How did these sides perform over the weekend? Find out below!…

Coveny – Effects of cancelled and suspended seasons could be felt for years to come

Vaughan Coveny says it is hard to predict what impact another cancelled season of Victorian football will have on the state’s youth development over the next few years. Coveny, a former New Zealand international who enjoyed a fine National Soccer…

Adelaide United unveil home kit for season 2021/22

Adelaide United have revealed their new home kit for the upcoming season, in partnership with their Global Technical Partner UCAN. This season’s design returns to the all red kit, where the colours and patterns that decorate the fabric being designed…

Football NSW announce fee relief for cancelled 2021 campaign

Football NSW have announced its position in providing $1.5 million in fee relief stemming from the cancellation of the 2021 season due to the lingering effects of the pandemic. The Football NSW Board signified the imperative need to provide support…

2021 FFA Cup Preview: Peninsula Power

Looking at Brisbane Roar’s FFA Cup opponent for this week, Peninsula Power.

Melbourne Victory to sign former Wolves, Benfica defender

A-League powerhouse Melbourne Victory are set to bolster their defensive stocks with the signing of Portuguese centre-back Roderick Miranda. Kick360 understands alongside initial reports from Record Portugal that the club has been in intense negotiations with the former Wolverhampton Wanderers,…

“These are the games that fans remember for years and years and years” – Ryan McGowan on derbies and Devlin

Any initial misgivings Hearts fans may have had over the signing of Cameron Devlin have seemingly evaporated, quickly replaced by a newfound sense of excitement and anticipation. There’s a gentle buzz building around the arrival of the diminutive defensive midfielder,…