Touch Football Australia Annual Report and Financial Report

first_imgIt is with great pride that the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Board of Directors and Management Team present the 2016 Annual Report.  The 2016 year marked the conclusion of our 2015 Strategic Cycle and the commencement of our journey to 2020.We take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Touch Football Community for the contribution you have made to a successful year and look forward to what will be achieved together into the future.TFA Chief Executive Colm Maguire, expressed his delight on the solid progress the organisation has displayed in driving the new strategic plan. “We are on an exciting journey to 2020 and the 2016 year is full of highlights in our first reporting period. We are incredibly proud of the foundation set through our last cycle and energised by the opportunities in our collective future.” Maguire said.To view and download our Annual Report and Financial Report, please click the respective links below.Annual ReportFinancial Report Related Links2016 Annual Reportlast_img read more

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9 months agoBurnley fullback Taylor: Players are behind Hart

first_imgBurnley fullback Taylor: Players are behind Hartby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley fullback Charlie Taylor says the players are behind Joe Hart.Hart, who had played in each of the first 19 league games this term, was dropped after the Everton match and Burnley have instead had Tom Heaton in goal for the last two league outings.Taylor said when asked about Hart: “Joe is a top professional and a top player.”We have a lot of top-class goalkeepers here and only one can play, so it’s a tough decision for the manager, and he made the call of putting Tom back in.”I think everyone would say Joe has played really well this season and is unlucky to lose his place, but that’s football, and Tom has come in and results have happened.”It’s unlucky on Joe, but he’s not changed anything around the place – he’s still a top pro, a top player and is brilliant to have in the dressing room.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Prosperity mine resurrection

first_imgAPTN National NewsBritish Columbia Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark says if chosen leader she would resurrect Taseko Mine’s controversial Prosperity mine project which would drain a lake sacred to area First Nations.Her pledge has again stirred up controversy among B.C.’s First Nations leaders.last_img

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Field hockey Ohio State begins weekend of nonconference play victorious against the

OSU sophomore midfield Morgan Kile (8) carries the ball for the on Oct. 2 against Maryland at Buckeye Varsity Field. Credit: Lantern file photoOhio State field hockey welcomed the Kent State Golden Flashes to Columbus, which had a couple flashes of its own at game time, Friday. The match scheduled for 3:30 p.m. was delayed by an hour due to multiple sightings of lightning in the area. However, in the late stages of the game, the Buckeye defense stayed grounded.OSU was able to hold off the Kent State Golden Flashes in the final minutes of a closely contested match; finishing on top, 3-2.Since beginning its run in Big Ten play this season, OSU (4-7, 0-3) had lost four straight matches before its match against Kent State. The Buckeyes came into the game knowing they had something to prove.The match did not start out in OSU’s favor, as Kent State pulled out three shots on goal within the first seven minutes of game play. That quickly changed after freshman midfielder Esther Clotet Alsina and junior midfielder Maddy Humphrey tag-teamed together on a breakaway goal.For Humphrey, that goal marked her team-leading eighth goal of the season.Kent State continued to put the pressure on OSU with a total of nine shots in the first half. This was largely due to to the four penalty corners given up by the Buckeyes. However, junior goalkeeper Liz Tamburro welcomed the challenge and kept a zero on the board through one half. Tamburro finished the half with five saves before adding four more in the second. For the second time in the last three games, she made nine or more saves.After the second half commenced, the dynamic duo of Clotet Alsina and Humphrey was back at it again; but this time with the roles reversed. Humphrey assisted Clotet Alsina with a close range score against senior goalkeeper Andrea Rinehart.Clotet Alsina now has one point in six of 11 games and has multiple points in five matches.Sophomore Irene Fritschy earned her first career goal with the Buckeyes with 17:20 remaining in the contest. Her goal pushed the lead to 3-0.However, Kent State would not go away quietly in the final moments of the game. After nine penalty corners, junior midfielder Silvia Figa Malgosa gave the Golden Flashes their first point of the night with 6:49 still on the clock.Kent State put another point on the board with only 2:49; closing OSU’s lead to only one. But as the clock ran out, the Buckeyes emerged victorious and broke their losing streak. OSU has now won five of the last six meetings against Kent State. The Buckeyes finish their non-conference break against Ball State (4-6) on Monday. OSU has not lost to the Cardinals since 2007 and have won 15 of the last 17 contests.OSU is set to travel to Schumann Stadium to face the Cardinals at 3 p.m. read more

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Commentary Ohio State mens basketballs affinity for defense keeping Final Four dreams

Hey, you! Yes, you, right there, Joe/Jane Buckeye fan. You go here because of the football team, right? I know, I know, we all do. It’s OK. School is secondary. And, let me guess, since you go to Ohio State because of Buckeye football, you probably have a special affinity for defense. Brutal, violent, aggressive, stingy defense. Beautiful defense. And, let me surmise, you look at the basketball team, with its inconsistent offense and those four losses and think: “Hey, it’s only, like, eight months until Urban Meyer unleashes his freshly non-bowl banned OSU football team on the rest of the country.” Stop it right now. It’s not August yet. It’s basketball season. It’s Big Ten basketball season. And your Buckeyes are playing a brand of basketball I know you can appreciate. They’re playing basketball with a football mentality. They’re playing brutal, violent, aggressive, stingy defense. Beautiful defense. Football defense. Jared Sullinger is gone. William Buford is gone. The Buckeyes’ elite offensive abilities are gone too, and it’s showing. Against elite teams, OSU’s offense has sputtered for long stretches. The Buckeyes have made 3-point shooting look as difficult as solving a Rubik’s cube in less than 30 seconds (if only junior guard Aaron Craft could do the former as well as the latter) and they lack a go-to second scorer (Craft? Sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross? Junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr.? Brutus Buckeye?) behind the offensive genius that is junior forward Deshaun Thomas. Where would OSU be without Thomas? Hint: somewhere losing a lot of games by 20.5 points. But guess what? It doesn’t matter that OSU is trying to set offensive basketball back to the peach basket days of Dr. James Naismith, the game’s creator. The team’s defense is good. Like, Final Four good. Don’t give up on them. Craft is and has been the NCAA’s preeminent perimeter defender since he stepped on campus in 2010. He smothers guards. His scalp list the last three years reads like a “Who’s Who” of college basketball: Trey Burke, Jordan Taylor, Dion Waiters, Scoop Jardine, Tyshawn Taylor, Brandon Knight, Seth Curry, Erving Walker and the list goes on. Point blank, he’s OSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby in sneakers. His competitors know by pregame they’re going to wear a Craft coat for the next 40 minutes. Craft’s partner-in-crime, sophomore guard Shannon Scott, averages a hair under two steals per game and plays passing lanes like a seasoned veteran. Smith Jr., is a hulking 6-foot-4 menace who can physically overpower smaller foes. Sophomore forward Sam Thompson is a weak-side shot-blocking terror with staggering athleticism and a 476-foot vertical leap (approximately). If someone manages to penetrate the lane against OSU’s guards, 6-foot-11 sophomore center Amir Williams lurks in the paint ready to send any shot all the way back to his hometown in Detroit. Any way you slice it, the Buckeyes’ top-20 scoring defense (out of 345 teams) gives them a chance to win any game, despite the offense’s struggles. Hmmm, actually that sounds familiar. Wait, are we sure Jim Tressel isn’t coaching basketball? Don’t write off this season just yet. Sure, the offense might not be Sweet 16 worthy (or outside of Thomas, even RPAC worthy) but the defense is Final Four caliber. It might not be pretty, but the basketball Buckeyes are taking a page out of Woody Hayes’ playbook and embracing a new, defense-first identity. As football fans, it shouldn’t be hard for us to do the same. read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball splits weekend matches against Illinois and Northwestern

Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary (11) gets set before a serve during a match against Illinois Nov. 22 at St. John Arena. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern reporterStill fighting to grasp a semblance of tournament life, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team picked up a much-needed win against Northwestern, after falling to Illinois one night before.The Buckeyes (17-13, 5-13) topped Northwestern (16-14, 8-10), 3-0, Saturday in a late-night match.First serve was pushed back from 7 to 8:30 p.m. because a 3:30 p.m. kickoff for Ohio State’s football team.Senior defensive specialist Julianne Mandolfo said her team came in knowing it needed at least one win over the weekend, and hoping to redeem themselves against the Wildcats.“(Northwestern) beat us when we went there and we were extremely frustrated,” she said of the Oct. 16 match. “So we came in here and we weren’t going to let them play with us.”OSU jumped out to a 20-14 lead in the first set and never looked back, eventually winning 25-16. Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary led the way with 7 kills and just 1 error in the opening period.From there, the Buckeyes went up, 7-2, in the second before the Wildcats pushed back. The Scarlet and Gray were eventually able to pull out a 26-24 win.After that, OSU fell behind, 7-3, early in the third, but fought back to take a 12-11 lead. The Buckeyes eventually finished off the sweep, 25-18.“It was a great start to finish match,” coach Geoff Carlston said. “The kids did the game plan perfectly. It’s exactly how we drew it up, exactly how we wanted to play.”Leary posted 23 kills on the night to lead the way as the Buckeyes finished with a .298 attacking percentage as a team, compared to the Wildcats’ .148. Sophomore outside hitter Katie Mitchell added 10 kills while junior setter Taylor Sherwin had a match-high 46 assists.“(Sherwin) put me in really good situations with their setter being up,” Leary said. “She kept giving me the ball and setting me where I needed to be set.“She did a really good job this weekend.”The victory against Northwestern came on the heels of a Senior Night loss to No. 20 Illinois Friday. OSU came out playing well, but eventually fell 20-25 in the first set. The Buckeyes followed that up with a 25-17 victory in the second, but could not hold the momentum as they dropped the final two sets (21-25, 20-25).Leary led all players with 16 kills, finishing the match with a .324 attacking percentage, while freshman middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe and junior outside hitter Erin Sekinger each tallied 13 kills.Carlston employed a two-setter approach against Illinois, as Sherwin tallied 27 assists and freshman setter Maggie Heim added 23. Mandolfo led all players with 26 digs.After the match, OSU’s three , Leary, Mandolfo and libero Davionna DiSalvatore were honored during Senior Night festivities.Even though the team lost on Senior Night, Mandolfo said it felt good to get at least one win out of the weekend.The three seniors will have one more chance to play in St. John Arena, though. OSU is scheduled to wrap up its home schedule Wednesday against No. 2 Penn State. The Buckeyes are set to travel to Iowa City, Iowa, after their date with the Nittany Lions for their regular-season finale against Iowa Saturday. read more

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Gattuso on Milans defeat to Man Utd I expected worse actually

first_imgDespite losing to Manchester United in an epic penalty shoot-out, Gennaro Gattuso was pleased with his AC Milan side’s better than expected performance in the gameSpanish midfielder Suso cancelled out Alexis Sanchez’s opener after just three minutes with a clinical finish at Los Angeles’ StubHub Center in the first-half.And the scoreline would remain the same for the remainder of the match with neither managing to find the back of the net again with Fabio Borini coming closest to securing a winner for Milan, but he instead ended up hitting the base of the post.The Rossoneri eventually would lose 9-8 in a penalty shootout against United after a total of 26 spot-kicks were taken, in what was Milan’s first ever International Champions Cup game.“I was expecting less, I’m happy with the performance,” revealed Gattuso, according to Football-Italia.“I liked the mentality of the young players. We often started to play out from the back. I am very satisfied.“I liked almost everything. United were missing some important players, but we are young and need to continue on like this.“We were certainly helped by the absence of some United players.”? ⚽ 2⃣6⃣ Despite @PReina25‘s fantastic debut, we fail to survive PK marathon Relive our #ICC2018 debut ➡ https://t.co/UmGhJudaPw Monumentale esordio di Pepe Reina, ma ai rigori vince lo United Leggi il match report di #ACMMUFC ➡ https://t.co/azavLWsz07#DevilsInUSA ?? pic.twitter.com/1UGg0QzRbOharry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 26, 2018Milan’s new goalkeeper Pepe Reina was outstanding, after coming on for Gianluigi Donnarumma in the second-half, and the Spaniard made an impressive three successive saves from Scott McTominay, Joel Pereira and Eric Bailly in the penalty shoot-out.“He has great experience. He can give us a lot both on and off the pitch,” Gattuso said on Reina.“Gigio [Donnarumma] did well too today. We have a lot of matches, now we will see if things stay like this or whether we’ll find another solution.”There have been concerns over Juventus’ capture of Cristiano Ronaldo lately, but Gattuso has welcomed the move.“His arrival in our football is very important. It’s been some years since one of the best players in the world came to Italy,” said the Italian.Milan will next face Tottenham on Wednesday at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota.last_img read more

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For Shaqiri no team is unbeatable

first_imgThe new Liverpool signing wants to win it all with The Reds; he will debut todayLiverpool’s new forward Xherdan Shaqiri is eager to start the 2018-2019 Premier League season.And having recently been acquired from Stoke City, the new Red’s attacker says there is no team unbeatable in England or anywhere in the world.“For me, nothing is impossible. We can be everything we want to be,” he told Liverpool’s official website.“We beat Manchester City in the league and the Champions League last season so I think we can beat anyone in the world. ”“It has to be our ambition to compete with the best and to go on the field against whoever we play trying to win the game and dominate the game,” he added.“Our aim is to win as many titles as possible. That is the goal of the club now and we are looking forward to the season.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…And how does he plan to do that? The Swiss international was clear on that.“I think we now have the quality and a talented team who can play to win titles. It has to be our goal to try to be the best in the league,” he commented.“All players are ready to go for the new season. We have a big squad so the coach can rotate every time and keep the quality on the pitch.”Premier League ? is back to Anfield! ?????⚽️ #Matchday #Anfield #XS23 #YNWA pic.twitter.com/qpXvpBDRlQ— Xherdan Shaqiri (@XS_11official) August 12, 2018last_img read more

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CWC 2018 For Kashima tomorrows match is a final

first_imgThe Japanese club defeated Guadalajara in the Quarterfinal but was easily beaten by Real Madrid in the Semifinal of the FIFA Club World CupJapanese side Kashima Antlers defeated Club Deportivo Guadalajara in penalty kicks, after being down by one goal in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup Quarterfinals.And they got the right to play against Real Madrid in the Semifinals, but Los Blancos were better and ended up winning 3-1, sending the Japanese to the Third Place match.But for Kashima Antlers, this game is still important and it will be played like a final.“This will be the final match for us in this season,” said coach Go Oiwa in a press conference at Zayed Sports City Stadium.“And we want to have a grand finale for ourselves.”River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“It is going to be a very tough match,” he said about the chance to play against Argentina’s River Plate.“We will try to be solid in attacking and defending, and focus on set plays. Any weakness we will try to exploit.”#CWC18: @kashimaantlersL’ coach Go Oiwa says his team will treat the Third Place match as a “grand finale.” pic.twitter.com/pg4ZKW5z7U— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 21, 2018last_img read more

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