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19 November 2018 7:50 AM Lebanese community unites behind Cedars ahead of historic clash

After spending 18 years in the cross-faith Lebanese military, Wehbe moved to Sydney in 2008, joining a community that is among the oldest and most continuous migrant groups in Australia. The Lebanese began arriving in Australia during the 1880s, some 60 years before Lebanon was an independent country. Before Redfern had the Rabbitohs, the local Maronite 69

17 November 2018 9:07 AM Red Devils and Leeds to play in Perth in 2019, SBS reports

“And with Leeds United pushing for promotion from the Championship we could potentially have two Premier League teams here. “After the success of Chelsea's visit to Perth in July, when more than 55,000 supporters turned out in torrential rain on a Monday night, there is clearly a strong demand for international teams to play in WA. “This also underlines 63

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 69

14 November 2018 6:23 AM Sydney Swans serious about drafting Canberra Demons duo

"We wouldn’t have invited them here if we weren’t serious about them," Blakey said. "Obviously that’s left up to [list manager] Kinnear Beatson and his crew at the end of the day, to see what falls out in the draft and what’s around with rookie spots and all of those sorts of things. Obviously they’re under our radar and we’ve got our eye on them. "With 29

12 November 2018 11:42 AM Matildas feeling the heat ahead of second clash with Chile

“I thought in the first half we dominated the game and just didn’t capitalise on the chances,” Stajcic said. “The keeper made a couple of good saves that kept them in the game, especially at 1-0, and then when you gift a goal away like that, it really has an impact on the scoreboard and the momentum, and I think that that happened in the game. Stajcic 36

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 43

10 November 2018 6:42 AM Canberra Indigenous soccer team star at first tournament

A Canberra women's side played in the National Indigenous Football Championships for the first time last week and they finished on the podium in Nowra. Talia Moreton playing for Canberra’s Indigenous women’s soccer team at the National Indigenous Football Championships. One Mob opened their account with 6-0 victory and went on to win five of their seven 41

9 November 2018 1:00 PM Broken leg puts Lawless within touch of ACT Sport Hall of Fame

He's widely regarded as one of Australia's best ever touch players, which will be recognised by his induction into the hall of fame on November 30. "Obviously it's an honour. I grew up playing footy in Canberra, lived in Canberra all my life, and in my time there were people like Bradley Clyde, Ricky Stuart, they were plying their trade in rugby league 32

9 November 2018 12:30 PM Matildas rising star in doubt for World Cup due to foot injury

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic made the squad fully aware of what's at stake with the friendly games against Chile and is determined to see Australia enter the World Cup as a top-seeded nation, avoiding the likes of USA, Germany, France and England in the group stage. "I talk about it a lot and we talk about it as a group a lot," Stajcic said. "We've set ourselves 19

9 November 2018 9:00 AM 'Is this spam?' the dream email that sent Matildas teenager to Madrid

After reading the offer to become the first Australian to play for Atletico Madrid, she flipped the screen over to stare at the iconic celebration of Griezmann, just as she'd done for the last two years with Atletico star printed on her phone cover. Pinching herself, Chidiac had just become a flag-bearer for Australian women's football within one of the biggest 22