Month: November 2019

Iniesta has no Premier League regrets

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first_imgPremier League Iniesta has no Premier League regrets as he reiterates plan to play into his 40s Chris Burton 20:50 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andres Iniesta Barcelona 2017-18 Getty Images Premier League Barcelona Vissel Kobe Primera División J1 League The Barcelona legend admits he would have liked to experience life in England, but he could not bring himself to leave Camp Nou until this summer Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta is planning on playing into his 40s but has no regrets at having missed out on the opportunity to grace the Premier League.An iconic figure of the modern era is about to open an exciting new chapter in his career after agreeing to link up with Japanese side Vissel Kobe.He has made that move after 22 years at Camp Nou, with the Spain international having been a loyal servant in Catalunya during an era of remarkable success at home and abroad. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move While at the peak of his powers, Iniesta was presented with several opportunities to try his luck elsewhere – including in England – but admits he could never bring himself to leave Barca.He told the Daily Mail: “It would have been nice to play in England. A good experience. But I never imagined I would be better off anywhere else.“Now I’m leaving Barcelona because my body is asking me to.“It takes longer to recover and there are the mental demands I put on myself. It’s exhausting. I’ve squeezed out every last drop, there’s nothing left.”While the tank has run dry in European football, Iniesta has no plans to hang up his boots just yet.He will be part of the Spain squad chasing down another World Cup crown this summer, while the 34-year-old believes he could have at least six years left in him at club level.Iniesta added on his future plans: “We’ve signed for the half season that remains [with Vissel Kobe] and three more.“I said I want to still be playing when I’m 40.“I don’t know if I will make it! I would have to renew for another three after that.“Then I will try to become a coach or something very closely related to football. I want to feel close to the pitch.“Football has been my life since I was four or five. It’s been a fairytale too.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

PREVIEW DAY TWO ACTION 2007 SENIOR NTL

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first_imgDay Two action of the 2007 Senior NTL will feature an exciting schedule of games that is sure to separate the pretenders from the contenders.After a keenly contested first day in humid conditions, competitors across the seven Senior divisions will be looking to cement good form leading into the final days of competition.Showcase games for the day include Field One action in both the Men’s and Women’s 30 years divisions. In the Women’s 30s division, competition heavyweights Suns and Cyclones will battle for the top spot.Suns, led by current Australian World Cup Men’s Open representative Matt Curran, and Rustlers, spearheaded by 2007 Australian Men’s Open Captain Gavin Shuker, will meet in a high quality encounter on the premier field late in the day.Scorpions and Sharks will tangle for control of the leaderboard in the Men’s 35s division, whilst in the Women’s 40s division Sharks and warm favourites Scorpions will test each other out in an entertaining match up. For all the results and tables for all divisons go to the TFA SPORTINGPULSE WEBSITE8.30amWomen’s 30s:               Scorpions v ACTWomen’s 30s:               Suns v EaglesMen’s 45s:                   Rustlers v ACTMen’s 45s:                   Eagles v HornetsMen’s 45s:                   Suns v Sharks9.20amWomen’s 30s:               Rustlers v SharksWomen’s 30s:               Cyclones v HornetsMen’s 50s:                   ACT v SharksMen’s 35s:                   Sharks v ScorpionsMen’s 35s:                   Suns v CobrasMen’s 40s:                   Scorpions v Rustlers10.10amMen’s 40s:                   Barbarians v EaglesMen’s 40s:                   Cyclones v MetsMen’s 50s:                   Rustlers v CyclonesMen’s 50s:                   Eagles v MetsMen’s 40s:                   Warriors v SunsMen’s 40s:                   Hornets v Sharks11.00amMen’s 30s:                   Warriors v HornetsMen’s 30s:                   Cobras v CyclonesMen’s 50s:                   Hornets v SunsWomen’s 40s:               Scorpions v SharksWomen’s 40s:               Suns v HornetsMen’s 30s:                   Rustlers v Barbarians11.50amMen’s 45s:                   Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 40s:               Cobras v CyclonesMen’s 50s:                   Scorpions v CobrasWomen’s 30s:               Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 30s:               Cyclones v ACT12.40pmMen’s 45s:                   Rustlers v HornetsMen’s 45s:                   ACT v SharksMen’s 40s:                   Suns v HornetsWomen’s 30s:               Rustlers v EaglesWomen’s 30s:               Hornets v SharksMen’s 40s:                   Scorpions v Sharks1.30pmMen’s 30s:                   Suns v WarriorsMen’s 35s:                   Sharks v CobrasMen’s 35s:                   Scorpions v MetsMen’s 40s:                   Mets v WarriorsMen’s 40s:                   Eagles v CyclonesMen’s 40s:                   Rustlers v Barbarians2.20pmWomen’s 40s:               Scorpions v SunsWomen’s 40s:               Cobras v SharksWomen’s 40s:               Cyclones v HornetsMen’s 30s:                   Rustlers v HornetsMen’s 50s:                   Cyclones v CobrasMen’s 30s:                   Barbarians v Cyclones3.10pmWomen’s 30s:               Suns v CyclonesWomen’s 30s:               Hornets v RustlersMen’s 50s:                   Mets v SunsMen’s 50s:                   ACT v HornetsMen’s 50s:                   Eagles v ScorpionsMen’s 50s:                   Rustlers v Sharks4.00pmWomen’s 30s:               Sharks v ScorpionsWomen’s 30s:               ACT v EaglesMen’s 45s:                   ACT v SunsMen’s 45s:                   Sharks v EaglesMen’s 45s:                   Hornets v Scorpions4.50pmMen’s 30s:                   Suns v RustlersMen’s 30s:                   Cyclones v WarriorsMen’s 40s:                   Rustlers v MetsMen’s 40s:                   Barbarians v SunsMen’s 40s:                   Scorpions v Eagles5.40pmMen’s 30s:                   Barbarians v CobrasMen’s 35s:                   Sharks v SunsMen’s 35s:                   Cobras v MetsMen’s 40s:                   Cyclones v SharksMen’s 40s:                   Warriors v Hornetslast_img read more

Sport Development Webinar Series – Webinar Two

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first_imgThe Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is hosting the second in their series of free online webinars on Thursday, 30 May with ‘Inclusion in Sport – the Similarities, the Differences’ being the topic of discussion.The seminars are aimed at educating those working within the sporting industry and are run by a compilation of highly experienced professionals from within the sporting industry.The second webinar will explore the similarities and differences of inclusion between different population groups.The webinars are open to everyone, however spots are limited, and registration is required to be a part of the event.All registered attendees will have the chance to ask questions and access all webinar material following the webinar.To complete the registration process and book your spot in the webinar, or view the other upcoming webinars in the series, visit http://iwebinar.com.au/our_webinars/.Related LinksWebinar Twolast_img read more

Men’s 50’s World Cup Diary

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first_imgAustralian Men’s 50’s players, Len Ryan and Mark Hearnden, have told www.touchfootball.com.au about their World Cup tour so far. Len Ryan:A very rewarding experience yesterday visiting a couple of community aged care centres, very proud of my teammates showing lots of care, affection and attention towards our senior citizens.Our congratulations and appreciation goes out to TFA for a fantastic and well organised night where Matt Shirvington MC’d brilliantly and showed a lot of passion toward our sport.Big congratulations to a couple of teammates, a great reward for your contributions. Dean McManus being awarded the Ron Hanson Medal for the Flag Bearing duties and Greg Young inducted into the Hall Of Fame.Also another milestone with our Coach Mick McCall representing with his three daughters, Carlie, Melissa and Jess across the Women’s Open and 27’s Division.Mark Hearnden This morning’s visit to two nursing homes in Coffs Harbour was an experience that I will remember fondly for years to come. It makes me very proud of this sport to see it mature to such a stage that it considers such activities to be ‘business as usual’ to give back to the local community.It was wonderful to spend a couple of hours with the residents of these homes and to share morning tea. There were plenty of cuddles, hugs and even some dancing. Congratulations to TFA and to my fellow team mates.Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the Australian teams at the 2015 Touch World Cup:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#TWC2015)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Related Links2015 World Cuplast_img read more

Australian Youth and Masters Head Coach Expressions of Interest

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first_imgOver the next four years from 2016-2020 Touch Football Australia (TFA) will have numerous representative teams competing in various international events. The cycle will culminate in the 2019 Federation of International (FIT) Touch World Cup being hosted in Malaysia. Leading up to 2019 Australia will compete on the international stage annually. The full list of international events appears below: 2016 Auckland, NZ Open Trans Tasman2017 Australia Open, Youth & Masters Trans Tasman2018 New Zealand Open Trans Tasman2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia FIT Touch World Cup & Youth Trans Tasman Expression of Interest To support the High Performance Program TFA is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active elite level coaches to fill the following Youth & Masters coaching positions. Youth ProgramBoys 17’s Head CoachGirls 17’s Head CoachBoys 19’s Head CoachGirls 19’s Head CoachMixed 17’s Head CoachMixed 19’s Head Coach Masters ProgramMen’s 30’s Head CoachMen’s 35’s Head CoachMen’s 40’s Head CoachMen’s 50’s Head CoachWomen’s 30’s Head CoachSenior Mixed Head Coach For more information on the application process, please click on the attached memo below. Related Filestfa_youth___masters_coach_eoi_promotion-pdfRelated LinksHead Coach EOIlast_img read more