Shield named AFC Referee of the Year Print E-mail
Written by FFA   
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:00
Mark Shield

Mark Shield has made it a one-two for Australian match official's in 2007, after taking out the AFC Referee of the Year award at a glittering ceremony at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney overnight.

Australia has now produced the leading male and female referees for 2007, after Tammy Ogston, won the female equivalent last month. Tammy made history after refereeing the final of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, between Germany and Brazil in September.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 February 2008 11:21
Shield aiming for another career highlight Print E-mail
Written by FFA   
Monday, 26 November 2007 23:00

Australian referee Mark Shield will be aiming for yet another career highlight on Wednesday night at the Asian Football Confederation Annual Awards Night that will be held at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 February 2008 12:06
FFA to probe fan violence in Melbourne Print E-mail
Written by AAP   
Saturday, 10 November 2007 23:00

A police taskforce will target unruly behaviour to help prevent a repeat of wild scenes among soccer fans in Melbourne which forced the use of capsicum spray.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) also has promised a full investigation into fan violence at the A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC at Telstra Dome on Saturday night.

Griffiths accepts fine Print E-mail
Written by Tom Smithies, The Daily Telegraph   
Thursday, 11 October 2007 23:00
Griffiths and linesman

A contrite Joel Griffiths last night accepted "without question" a fine from the Newcastle Jets following an altercation with an assistant referee last weekend.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 February 2008 14:07
Ban soccer thugs for life Print E-mail
Written by Josh Massoud, The Daily Telegraph   
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 23:00
Disgraceful ... referee Mark Shields runs for cover at the SFS as fans pelt him with bottles.

Sydney FC fans who pelted match officials and police with rubbish were last night threatened with life bans as Football Australia vowed to tackle hooliganism head-on.

The noose of suspicion is tightening around an unruly section of supporters who struck referee Mark Shield and several escorting officers with plastic bottles and cups as they retreated up the SFS tunnel, following Sydney's spiteful loss to Melbourne Victory last Saturday night.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 February 2008 14:15
Aussie referee to control final Print E-mail
Written by AAP   
Saturday, 29 September 2007 18:04

Brisbane referee Tammy Ogston will have the honour of being the first Australian to control a FIFA World Cup final, appointed to Sunday's Women's World Cup decider between Brazil and Germany.

Ogston also refereed the opening game between Germany and Argentina, as well as the group stage match between Korea DPR and Nigeria and the quarter final between Germany and Korea DPR.

Goodbye And Good Riddance Mourinho Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Winter   
Wednesday, 19 September 2007 23:00

So the Special One has finally gone and is currently negotiating a multi million pound payoff from his ex-employers to soften the blow.

Don't get me wrong; if he had been manager of my club and had won two Premierships and a handful of cups in three years, I would be gutted to lose him.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 February 2008 11:13
Muscat's arm a sore point Print E-mail
Written by Daniel Brettig & Guy Hand, AAP   
Wednesday, 05 September 2007 23:00

Melbourne Victory flew into Adelaide re-assured by the signature of coach Ernie Merrick but facing staunch opposition to the selection of captain Kevin Muscat for tomorrow night's A-League grand final rematch.

Adelaide United coach Aurelio Vidmar flagged his concern at Muscat's request for approval to play against Adelaide with a guard to protect his fractured wrist.

Breeze & Shield to Referee at the AFC Asian Cup Print E-mail
Written by FFA   
Monday, 11 June 2007 23:00

Australian referees Mark Shield & Matthew Breeze have been selected as two (2) of the fifteen (15) referees to officiate at the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2007.

Mark Shield & Matthew Breeze
Last Updated on Friday, 29 February 2008 10:51
FFA and NIKE sign biggest ever partnership Print E-mail
Written by FFA   
Tuesday, 12 December 2006 23:00

The corporate commitment to football in Australia reached a new high today when Football Federation Australia announced its biggest ever sponsorship agreement with Nike.

The two companies revealed that they had renewed their successful partnership and had entered into a nine-year agreement that will see Nike continue to be the official Performance Partner of the FFA and its national teams.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 February 2008 10:59
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