Posts Tagged "Gold Coast"

The Karmichael Hunt and Kevin Sheedy experiments may very well end up unmitigated success stories that go on to revolutionise the way we look at both recruiting and coaching. But something tells me the main reason they’ve been snapped up isn’t all that football-related.

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Kevin Sheedy will coach West Sydney on a three-year appointment that will include the club’s first season in the AFL in 2012. That was the bombshell news delivered by the News Limited press late last night which will have the football world buzzing. The western Sydney AFL project suddenly has wings.

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After seeing his V8 Supercar championship lead whittled down to just 41 points following a dramatic day on the Gold Coast, Ford star Jamie Whincup admits this year’s series will go down to the last race.

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Adelaide spearhead Kurt Tippett has rejected the overtures of the Gold Coast AFL club to re-sign with the Crows for a further three years.

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Preview of round four of the A-League this weekend.

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The depth and breadth of our sporting landscape never ceases to amaze me. On Saturday alone you could have watched Ashes cricket, NRL, AFL, A-League, Tri-Nations, V8 Supercars and the like on the box. With codes undertaking one of the most aggressive expansion phases in Australian sporting history, can this be sustained?

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I may have not played the elite level that Karmicheal Hunt has experienced so far in his sporting career, but I can tell him what to expect in terms of the difficulties and experiences that come along when changing to AFL from a rival code.

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Brisbane rugby league star Karmichael Hunt is switching to play Australian Rules with new AFL franchise Gold Coast in a move which will rock the NRL.

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When the new AFL Gold Coast franchise announced in September last year they’d have no nickname, it left the door wide open for future suggestions. Ten months on, I thought I’d explore the topic.

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There was a happy homecoming for Gold Coast boy Kurt Tippett as the Adelaide Crows grabbed their sixth straight AFL win – a 17-point victory over an error-riddled Richmond on Saturday night.

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Following on from the Gold Coast Titans Rugby League franchise, the Gold Coast United football A-League team starting in a couple of months and the AFL’s plans to start up another AFL team on the Gold Coast in 2011, comes the news that the next Super 15 Rugby team should come from the Gold Coast.

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Gold Coast, the only legitimate challengers to Melbourne’s hopes of entering an expanded Super 15, have called upon the Australian Rugby Union to prevent a bidding war by making an immediate choice based on “rugby reasons”.

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Speculation is mounting that the Gold Coast will officially receive the green light for the 2011 AFL season this week after the budding club cleared the “last hurdle” on Monday.

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The Gold Coast AFL consortium has welcomed Labor’s Queensland election victory, which paves the way for them to be granted a licence to enter the competition in 2011.

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In considering locations for a fifth Australian Super franchise, the Australian Rugby Union appears to be neglecting the option of basing it in the heartland of Australian rugby – the inner city suburbs of Sydney. Both the ARL and AFL have the majority of their clubs located in the city in which their game developed.

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Life as Brisbane Lions coach got off to a perfect start for Michael Voss at the Gold Coast on Saturday night.

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The jumper design and colours are a vital part of any football club. In football they very rarely change, and as a result come to signify something much more than an indicator of what team a player is on. They indicate the culture of which the club is formed, and they are full of history.

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Gold Coast believe their NRL coach John Cartwright is more than ready to step up from his assistant role and replace Ricky Stuart as Kangaroos coach.

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Bigger pay days seemed assured for Bernard Tomic following the teenage sensation’s gallant second-round exit from the Australian Open.

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Darren Lehmann has called for Andrew Symonds’ return to the Australian one-day side “as soon as possible” as the allrounder prepares his injury comeback for Queensland.

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