Australian Rules Football
Adam Hodge, Octagon’s head of planning & strategy for APAC, asks how rights-holders can ‘make good’ the loss of value felt by their sponsors
Matthew Glendinning looks at the recent commercial fortunes of the AFL and Rugby Australia, and how sponsorship revenues and the Covid-19 pandemic have affected the properties.
Port Adelaide and AFL helping to drive closer cultural and economic ties between Australia and China
The Australian Football League's push into China has had symbiotic benefits for all parties that goes beyond sports. SportBusiness takes a closer look at the deals that have ensued so far, and how they've worked out.
China Digest | Bargain Liverpool shirts on offer; Shanghai welcomes Aussie rules; LG kits out Wanda Metropolitano
In this week's China sports industry round-up: Bargain Liverpool shirts on offer; Shanghai welcomes Aussie rules; LG kits out Wanda Metropolitano; Sabatini installed at Jiangsu Suning; Door opens for ITTF.
CHINA DIGEST | NHL makes its play; Bayern opens Shenzhen facility; first live broadcast for WrestleMania
In this week's China sports industry round-up: analysis of the NHL's eight-year slate of pre-season games in China; Griezmann and Arsenal agree sponsorships; Milan takeover still alive, just; Bayern Munich follow Madrid and Barcelona with major training and education facility; and more.
Sponsorship deals worth more than A$7m (€4.1m/$4.4m) ) per year are under threat from the collapse of Virgin Australia into voluntary administration, SportBusiness can reveal.
Australian National Rugby League (NRL) club Cronulla Sharks has been dealt a financial blow after major sponsor, rainwater products manufacturer Ace Gutters indicated it will halt payments on its deal
The Australian Football League has suspended its men's season until May 31. It also scrapped its women's season mid-finals and will not award the championship
Players in Australia's National Rugby League and Australian Football League competitions have been warned they face pay cuts due to suspended play under the coronavirus outbreak