Oceania

Football Federation Australia has today (Friday) confirmed that it has received interest from 15 groups seeking to be given a licence to play in the top-tier A-League.

The Australian Baseball League (ABL) has claimed a first for the domestic sports market by announcing that it will add an international team from South Korea that will be based in Australia.

AFL Aussie rules football club Port Adelaide has made further inroads into the Chinese market by forming a business to consumer platform that will look to drive opportunities for Australian businesses in China.

The AFL Aussie rules football league has partnered with video game developer Riot Games to launch a new esports tournament in the city of Melbourne later this year.

Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) has extended its partnership with US sports technology, data and content company Stats.

The prospect of a return to Super Rugby expansion has emerged following details of a major strategic review embarked upon by Sanzaar, the umbrella body for the national unions in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, that also outlines new events and reforms for the Rugby Championship.

The Carlaw Heritage Trust and Autex Industries have struck a deal to acquire the Auckland-based Vodafone Warriors National Rugby League franchise from long-time owner Eric Watson.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has teamed up with professional and financial services company Deloitte to aid the expansion process for its top-tier A-League competition.

The AFL Aussie rules football league has teamed up with telco Telstra, sports statistics provider Champion Data and marketing agency MKTG to integrate Telstra Tracker data alongside stadium LED signage during matches.

Tennis Australia has launched a Aus$1bn (€621.1m/$772.8m) bid to gain control of Melbourne Park with a view to transforming the home of grand slam tournament the Australian Open into a destination that can be utilised on a year-round basis.

The Victorian government has detailed plans to upgrade AFL venues in the Australian state, with Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium to receive a major revamp and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to retain hosting rights to the Aussie rules football league’s Grand Final on a long-term basis.

New Zealand Rugby has opened a first official retail store for its men’s national team and other properties at Auckland Airport.

Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne has admitted to “an incredibly difficult year” after the organisation effectively posted an operating loss of Aus$3.8m (€2.4m/$2.9m) in 2017.

World Rugby’s executive committee has appointed council members Steve Brown and Steve Tew to the Rugby World Cup Limited Board ahead of next year’s edition of the national team tournament in Japan.

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) has today (Monday) announced the launch of an internal investigation and forensic audit following the abrupt resignation of its president, David Chung.

The Western Australia government has commissioned an audit of Perth’s sports facilities as part of plans to explore a bid for the 2026 edition of the Commonwealth Games.

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is seeking a new president after David Chung today (Friday) announced his resignation from the role with immediate effect.

AFL Aussie rules football team Melbourne FC has opted to exit the gaming industry following its sale of the Leighoak venue to the Moonee Valley Racing Club.

The City of Gold Coast, and the Australian state of Queensland, may have grabbed the world’s attention with the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but for a destination that is immersed in sport and can boast some of the southern hemisphere’s top facilities, this year’s mega multi-sport event is only part of the journey

The 36th edition of the America’s Cup has today (Friday) been confirmed for Auckland, with the governing body of the New Zealand city’s council giving the green light to development plans for the sailing showpiece.