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18 November 2018 6:59 AM Tensions rise over hearing into ball-tampering bans

This could have been worked into a meeting urged in the Longstaff report to occur within 30 days of the public lodging of the report, in a bid to begin a healing process between the two bodies after an ugly two years featuring a pay war and friction over the culture of the sport. However, that meeting won't be held for another week, with the CA board 533

16 November 2018 10:23 AM The who, what, where, when and how of the FFA board election

Who's stepping down? Chairman Steven Lowy and Joseph Healy are resigning, while the two-year terms of appointed directors Simon Hepworth and Chris Nikou have expired. Who's staying put? Kelly Bayer Rosmarin and Crispin Murray, who were elected alongside Lowy at the 2015 AGM, are the only remaining incumbents and both still have a year to serve – although 642

16 November 2018 10:18 AM Top 10 priorities for the new FFA board to tackle

Two FFA directors will be part of the 'New Leagues Working Group' that will put forward a plan by the end of March to spin off the A-League from federation control. Get this right and it could turbo-charge the sport. Fail, and it could be fatal. FFA is said to be in a huge financial hole and it won't get any better in the short-term, with Lowy-aligned 472 1

11 November 2018 3:47 AM FFA board candidates to face grilling

It has invited all 12 candidates (including several who were on the former Lowy-led board) to attend, but only half will be there in person to take questions from the public at a function that will be hosted by Fox Sports commentator Simon Hill. Those who will face the inquisition are Joseph Carozzi, a senior Sydney-based financial services professional 164

11 November 2018 1:08 AM UC Firebirds win third straight ACT Gridiron Capital Bowl

It wasn’t until the second term the Firebirds were able to get on the board thanks to perennial scorer James Thornhill who added his 23rd touchdown of the season with a bombarding run up the middle. Man of the match Shaquille Garner added the second with a great catch and run for 60 yards to make it 14-0. The Centurions got on the board thanks to a wayward 136

9 November 2018 6:19 AM Group 1 victory on Pierata the perfect way for Berry to thank Hickman

“I always thought he would suit this horse and it has worked out that he has been able to hook up with him at the right time. Hickman of course remembers the Berry boys as a pair. The twins were always together. Nathan tragically died four years ago from NORSE syndrome, an acute form of epilepsy, while riding in Singapore. Tommy Berry's ride on Pierata 122

5 November 2018 9:37 AM Meet Runaway, the horse who could bring the Melbourne Cup home

The pair began building the breeding operation on properties near Ceres, a town about 20 minutes out of Geelong, after Nigel's father Grant died in 2003. Mithen threw in his career in journalism to help, having his love of horses sparked when his late father Bill - who died 34 years ago on the Sunday just gone - woke Mithen and his brother Bill to watch 125

2 November 2018 10:41 AM No joke: Sooshi Mango comedian joins Team 11 A-League bid

One of the members of comedy troupe Sooshi Mango has emerged as one of the investors behind Team 11's A-League expansion bid. Carlo Salanitri, one of the brains behind ethnic humour group Sooshi Mango, is part of a local consortium who are collectively tipping in around $1 million to back the push for a team based in Dandenong, in Melbourne's sprawling 115

1 November 2018 4:45 AM Peever set to resign as chairman of Cricket Australia

David Peever is expected to resign on Thursday afternoon as chairman of Cricket Australia. The CA board is meeting shortly and sources say Peever will tender his resignation. The chairman has been under intense pressure since the release on Monday of The Ethics Centre's damning review of the culture at CA. The report painted a picture of an "arrogant 127

31 October 2018 8:40 AM Canberra Racing board undergoes revamp

Canberra Racing chief financial officer Andrew Clark is filling the role on an interim basis. Mackay has a strong racing background, having worked in the industry for 10 years before moving to Canberra in 2014 to take over the Southern Cross Club. He held roles at the Sydney Turf Club, Tabcorp, the Australian Turf Club and Racing NSW. The former chief 112