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Ed Austin Regional Park offers affordable recreational soccer for children. The fields are experiencing abuse, animal waste, vandalism and motor vehicles drive across them at will.
The soccer club has generously offered a gift to the City to pay for all the expenses to add fencing around the playing fields.
We need your signature to persuade the City of Jacksonville to allow the club to erect the fencing. Again, at no cost or labor to the city.
New Zealand, a country east of Australia in the Oceania, is affiliated with the Oceania Football Association. Through 2007-2009, the team qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The team in previous years however, have not been able to achieve this. This is due to their affiliation with the OFC.
Because a OFC team is not guaranteed a spot in the World Cup, New Zealand have struggled.
If they move to the AFC, they are more likely to qualify. Also, there are more benefits.
1. If New Zealand move, the team improves. Because the team faces more competitive teams (Bahrain, Australia, Japan, Korea Republic, etc), they will be able to learn the "asian" style of playing.
2. Higher attendances. Due to lack of competitive games, the Westpac has often had less than 4,000 fans at the stadium. But due to more eager away fans and more confident home fans would shoot up attendances.
3. Rise of popularity in football. Again, because of more competition, the popularity of football would rise. More higher attendances and a better team would build more confidence and a better future in the beautiful game.
4. Smaller teams in the OFC would be likely to qualify, due to a more balanced qualification system and if FIFA can figure a way to give the OFC a automatic spot, the small teams get a chance. This is football, everyone deserves a chance at making it to the world cup.
There are probably more benefits, but with these 4 this could help build a future in football in New Zealand.
We are calling all South Australian and Interstate Crows Members and Supporters to stand united and join with us to save Aami Stadium the Home of the Crows.
We don’t believe that moving into a redeveloped Adelaide Oval is warranted for our club as we now have our new Clubrooms, Training facility, Shed etc. These are now 1st class facilities.
Please sign this petition to inform the Mike Rann Government of our wishes to keep the Adelaide Crows matches at Aami Stadium.
The NBA and The NHL have their deciding games hosted by the team with the best record. Baseball has game #7 of the World Series hosted by the league which wins the All Star game.
Unfortunately the NFL has the Superbowl at a neutral site stadium. We the undersigned believe the Conference Champion with best won-loss record in the regular season, should host the Superbowl in front of their fans.
If that means the Superbowl has to be played in a blizzard in Green Bay, Buffalo or New England so be it.
Youth development is the future for Australian football, we need to start taking it more seriously and one step to taking youth football more seriously is to have a better coverage from the media.
The 2006 AFC Youth Championship had no telecast on either radio or television in Australia, the Young Socceroo's, Joey's and Olyroos received nothing in terms of telecast in their tours of South America or Asia.
So how seriously is Australia taking youth development with little recognition in the media? This is a question I pose to you.
In countries like Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, China, Japan, Korea and many more countries, youth football gets broadcasted on television or at least radio. If Australia is to become a world power, we need to give our youths the media coverage they deserve.
A better broadcast will allow the football loving public of Australia to open our eyes and it will allow for an easier scrutiny and analysis by the media and coaches of the direction of our youths.