FFA

FFA boss David Gallop says football's ticket to the big-time depends on grassroots

Sebastian Hassett Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop has declared the sport must urgently engage with its grassroots or risk never fulfilling the sport's much-vaunted potential.

Given a free hand, David Gallop tackles his FFA role with zest

Roy Masters dink, dinkus, thumbnail

Roy Masters There was something presidential about FFA chief executive David Gallop's "State of the Game" address in Sydney on Thursday, a US-style declaration of national goals achieved and those still to be...

Comments 1

Football

Canberra backed as A-League venue after FFA Cup success

Homecoming: Melbourne Victory and Socceroos star Carl Valeri in action on Tuesday night.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says Canberra has shown it should be home to the next A-League team.

Football

Tuggeranong United show bravery in heavy defeat to Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong United goalkeeper Rohan Shepherd is beaten by a free kick in the second half.

Chris Dutton The scoreboard said they were belted, but the smiles on Tuggeranong United's faces told a different story.

Melbourne Victory, Central Coast Mariners amongst FFA Cup winners

Connor Pain of Melbourne Victory takes on Muad Zwed of Tuggeranong United.

Fairytales were in short supply in the FFA Cup round of 16 on Tuesday as A-League clubs Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners eased to wins over lower league opposition.

Comments 2

Football

FFA Cup flares the only minor hiccup in a brilliant night for Tuggeranong United

A flare is set off at the match between Tuggeranong United and Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Melbourne fan who allegedly lit a flare at the FFA Cup clash against Tuggeranong faces a fine and a ban.

Soccer

Tuggeranong United takes professional approach to match against the Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong
players, some who are tradies, from left, Ethan Munster, Cameron
Doherty, Chris Ruiz, Tim Stewart and Zac Munster will play the might of Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Tuggeranong's team of tradies, public servants and students are getting ready for the biggest game of their lives.

Soccer

Socceroo Carl Valeri says Melbourne Victory is wary of his junior club Tuggeranong United in FFA Cup

Melbourne Victory's Carl Valeri at Canberra Airport on Monday.

Chris Dutton Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says the Melbourne Victory's FFA Cup clash against Tuggeranong United is "no laughing matter", and the A-League heavyweights are desperate to beat his former junior...

Soccer

Tuggeranong United back from the brink to take on A-League giants Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong United players talk strategy with coach Steve Forshaw in the lobby of the Alpha Hotel ahead of their match against Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Tuggeranong United was on the brink of collapse as their dire financial position almost forced the club to withdraw from the men's competition less than two years ago.

A-League building bridges with old NSL through FFA Cup

David Gallop speaks to the media on Monday during the NPL finals series and partnership launch at AAMI Park.

Liam Mannix The winning team in the National Premier League finals series will gain automatic qualification to the FFA Cup as part of Football Federation Australia’s continuing strategy to try to build...

Locker Room

ARU chief Bill Pulver floats plan for retired rugby star Pat McCabe to become a referee

<i></i>

David Polkinghorne Will retired Wallaby Pat McCabe step into a new career as a rugby union referee?

Gyros and glory for soccer club run by women

Canteen boss Angela Argyropoulos.

Liam Mannix “I don’t want to sound sexist here, but you know what it’s like when women run things well,” Mary Orfanidis says wryly.

FFA Cup to have six officials from round of 16

Infamous: Manchester United's Roy Carroll drops the ball into his goal in 2005, but it was ruled no goal.

Sebastian Hassett Football Federation Australia has announced it will introduce two extra officials for the remainder of the FFA Cup, a trial that could see the system ultimately implemented into the A-League.

Romeo Jozak in running for Han Berger's job as FFA technical director

Much admired:  Former Dinamo Zagreb youth academy director Romeo Jozak.

Dominic Bossi The Football Federation of Australia is close to naming the next national technical director and Croatian Romeo Jozak is one of two contenders to replace Han Berger. 

Comments 4

Western Sydney Wanderers suffer shock FFA Cup loss to Adelaide City

Shocked: Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Adelaide City set an early benchmark for FFA Cup upsets on Tuesday night with a shock 1-0 win over A-League giants Western Sydney Wanderers.

Tuggeranong United takes hope from Adelaide City's FFA Cup upset

You beauty! Tuggeranong players celebrate their penalty shootout win over South Hobart in the FFA Cup.

Brent Ford Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw refuses to discount his team's chances of causing an FFA Cup boilover.

Western Sydney Wanderers' Nikolai Topor-Stanley feels pain of FFA Cup loss to Adelaide City

Nikolai Topor-Stanley during a Western Sydney Wanderers training session.

Dominic Bossi The Western Sydney Wanderers did not treat their FFA Cup tie with Adelaide City as just another preseason friendly.

Comments 1

Kevin Muscat up for FFA Cup

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat isn't taking progression for granted in the FFA Cup.

Kevin Muscat knows the value of Cup football. For ten seasons in England and Scotland, he enjoyed some fairytale runs.

Dominant Roar want FFA Cup home fixture

Men in black: Brisbane Roar made light work of their FFA Cup clash with Stirling Lions.

Chris Pike Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey hopes his side's crushing 4-0 victory over the Sterling Lions will be the last of their road games in the inaugural FFA Cup.

Melbourne Victory set sights on winning FFA Cup

Scott Galloway of Melbourne Victory.

Melbourne Victory have set their eyes on winning the inaugural FFA Cup following a solid 2-0 win over Western Australia's Bayswater City.