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Jackson Irvine Hull City

Who said Harry Kewell couldn't manage?


The former Socceroos star has once again turned a League Two team around after being on the brink of disaster

Kewell's Notts County have bounced back after a nightmarish start to the season - much like his tenure with Crawley Town last campaign.

Read about Kewell's extraordinary progression as manager

A-League and W-League promotional video released


Get excited - our two football leagues both start this month and an advertisement featuring Tim Cahill and Amy Duggan has been released.

Watch the promo here

Usain Bolt's next Central Coast match revealed


The Mariners have selected the eight-time Olympic champion in the squad for a friendly against Wollongong.

See match details and how to buy tickets
Usain Bolt Mariners

Socceroos Watch: Irvine injured, Luongo impresses


The Australian national team has been hit with a huge blow only 12 days out from the friendly against Kuwait with midfielder Jackson Irvine injuring himself playing for Hull City in the Championship.

The 25-year-old was taken off with an Achilles injury after only 27 minutes in Hull's 1-0 defeat to league leaders Leeds United.

It is not known how severe the injury but Hull coach Nigel Adkins was worried about Irvine's response.

"He got a kick on his Achilles so we'll see," Adkins said.

"It's not like Jacko not to finish a game. He's tried to run it off. We'll just have to wait and see if he's available for the weekend."

Fellow midfielder Massimo Luongo played 90 minutes and bossed the game as QPR secured a 1-0 win over Reading.

Retired Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak was not in the squad as Aston Villa played an extraordinary 3-3 draw with Preston North End, while Stoke City had goalkeeper Adam Federici on the bench during their 2-0 victory against Bolton.

Sam Kerr nominated for 'The Don'


Matildas star Sam Kerr has continued to rack up achievements after being nominated as a contender to win 'The Don' award.

The award is named after Australian cricket legend Don Bradman and is given to an athlete or team to recognise their performances on the international scene.

Some of the other sport stars nominated alongside Kerr include cricket gun Ellyse Perry, Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo and Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power.

The award will be presented at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 34th Induction and Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 11 October.

Sam Kerr Matildas

Ross McCormack and Tommy Oar get their Mariners jerseys


Central Coast have announced the numbers their two star signings will wear this A-League season

FFA dissolves: Steven Lowy resigns and A-League expansion


What an absolutely seismic day for Australian football.

Read about the changes

Newcastle Jets lock up two veterans


Captain Nigel Boogaard and experienced utility Jason Hoffman have put pen to paper on new contracts that will see them stay in the Hunter until the end of the 2019-20 A-League season.

Boogaard, 32, and Hoffman, 29, signed one-year extensions to their contracts during last campaign, but have been given an extra season by the club in a show of faith after helping lead their team to the A-League grand final.

"Following the grand final, I thought it was important that we reward two players who had really impressed me throughout the year and particularly during the finals," Jets coach Ernie Merrick said.
"The way Nigel overcame his knee injury to then be one of our best players in the finals was an absolute credit to him – he’s a tremendous leader.
"Jason has been equally exceptional, his fitness, drive and adaptability to play a number of positions has been invaluable."