TRENDS OF THE GAME COACHING BREAKFAST A SUCCESS

first_imgMore than 120 people turned out for Touch Football Australia’s inaugural ‘Trends of the Game’ breakfast at the Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club this morning. The breakfast was hosted as part of TFA’s commitment to facilitating innovation in the sport and working towards securing the 2009 Youth World Cup and the 2011 World Cup. Australian Women’s Open coaches Kerry Norman and Dean Russell kicked off proceedings with a presentation analysing areas of the game that Australian players at all levels need to focus on as well as the type of characteristics selectors are looking for in elite squad members.Norman and Russell also presented some video footage to display the strengths of the Australian Women’s Open team and the way they claimed the 2007 World Cup. Australian Men’s Open Coach Tony Trad was next to take the floor, clearly illustrating some of his successful 2007 World Cup team’s tactics. Trad gave a fascinating insight into the processes that have been implemented over the past five years in evolving the sport in this country.  Australian Mixed Open assistant coach Karley Banks gave a presentation outlining the differences between domestic and international Mixed Touch Football as well as outlining some of the changes that need to be made to reverse the Mixed category results of the last World Cup. Australian Mixed Open Captain Tony Eltakchi supplied comic relief as usual, and support for the contention that Mixed is a pivotal genre of the game that needs to be spotlighted in the future to ensure development of the game continues.TFA Director of Coaching Dennis Coffey then made a presentation about technical aspects of player positioning as well as encouraging a uniform model of coaching throughout Australia. TFA National Director of Referees Lou Tompkins concluded the forum with a discussion of current attitudes in referring and requirements of top-level whistleblowers. The gathered throng then participated in question time with the coaches on the panel.Australia’s elite coaches through the National High Performance Program are offering their advice to budding coaches by spending time in the sub boxes of teams who request their input. The Trends of the game breakfast was very informative and well received by the crowd who braved the early morning start to listen to some of the best coaches in the business impart their knowledge to assist coaches to increase their knowledge of Elite level coaching.last_img read more

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2017 NTL Hardwrap ‘A Different League’

first_imgTravel through time to witness the formation of the NTL and results of NTLs past with this special 21st Anniversary edition of the 2017 NTL Hard Wrap. Check out the cover feature ”A Different League’, the NTL honour roll, 21 Gun Salute from some of the event’s shining lights over the years. Also, run your eye through the 2017 Elite Eight Preview and make your own prediction on who will reign supreme in ’17! Download your copy here.Also included in this edition of the Hardwrap is a preview to the ‘Thompson Touch Almanac’, where you can read details on NTL top try scorers, biggest winning streaks, champion permits, leading try scorers from the past 21 years and much more.Download the Opens division, Youth division, and Senior division almanacs here. Related LinksHardwraplast_img read more

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10 months ago​PSG star Rabiot considers Tottenham ‘below’ his level

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​PSG star Rabiot considers Tottenham ‘below’ his levelby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveParis Saint-Germain star Adrien Rabiot does NOT want to join Tottenham.Per ESPN FC, a source close to the player has said that he sees Spurs as “below” his level.The 23-year-old central midfielder is seemingly destined to leave PSG, as he cannot agree on a new contract.And it is reported that Barcelona want to sign him on a free transfer in the summer.But no agreement is final. And other clubs have an interest, including Juventus and Spurs.PSG wanted to keep Rabiot, but his wage demands of €10 million a year proved too steep.But the developments have annoyed PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who is unhappy the saga has dragged and that PSG will lose another homegrown talent. last_img read more

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a month agoKieran Tierney thanks fans after winning Arsenal debut

first_imgKieran Tierney thanks fans after winning Arsenal debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveKieran Tierney was delighted with a winning Arsenal debut against Carabao Cup opponents Nottingham Forest.Tierney signed for Arsenal from Celtic during the summer transfer window, but had been suffering from a groin problem since May.The Gunners were not put off by those issues given that the 22-year-old is seen as a long-term solution at left-back, and Tierney was named in Unai Emery’s starting lineup for the first time in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the Emirates.Tierney was afforded a warm welcome by the Arsenal fans in north London, and his debut was a strong one as the Gunners eased to a 5-0 victory over Forest.Later, Tierney wrote: “Thank you so much for all your support… very grateful. Great feeling making my debut!”Thank you so much for all your support… very grateful. Great feeling making my debut! @Arsenalpic.twitter.com/GrHSLhTNNl— Kieran Tierney (@kierantierney1) September 24, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoNaby Keita chose not to travel with Liverpool for win at Sheffield Utd

first_imgNaby Keita chose not to travel with Liverpool for win at Sheffield Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNaby Keita chose not to travel with the Liverpool squad for victory at Sheffield United.The Reds saw out a nail-biting 1-0 win after Gini Wijnaldum’s strike bobbled through the legs of Dean Henderson in the Blades goal.Keita, who starred in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over MK Dons on Wednesday, was not part of the squad which travelled to Yorkshire for the lunchtime kick off.The Liverpool Echo says despite making his comeback from injury midweek, the midfielder elected to stay behind at Melwood to work on his fitness.Before Wednesday, Keita had not featured for Liverpool in five months, and Jurgen Klopp is taking extra precautions in order to ensure the 24-year-old makes a full recovery. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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2 days agoChelsea boss Lampard: Me? Scared?

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard: Me? Scared?by Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has dismissed claims of being intimidated by Ajax ahead of their Champions League encounter.The Blues are set for a critical match with the Eredivisie champions, who have won both of their first two Group H matches comfortably against Valencia and Lille.A journalist suggested during the pre-match press conference that he looks scared of the Dutch giants.However, the Chelsea legend brushed that comment off with a cheeky remark of his own claiming that “is just my face”.Lampard said: “That is just my face.“It is a really tough match against a team that we know how they performed last year and how they’ve started this group, winning both games comfortably.“So it’s going to be a tough match, I don’t think the five wins mean anything other than that hopefully we have some confidence.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ensign shares jump as driller notes lower loss higher revenue in third

first_imgEnsign, which moved a drilling rig from Canada into the U.S. earlier this year, reported third-quarter revenue from activity in Canada dropped by 11 percent from last year, while U.S. revenue rose by 30 percent.Last week, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada predicted a total of 6,600 wells will be drilled in Canada in 2019, down about five percent from an expected 6,980 wells this year, adding that translates to a year-over-year decrease of up to $1.8 billion in capital spending by exploration and production companies.Calgary-based Ensign had no update on its hostile takeover bid of $470-million in cash for cross-town rival Trinidad Drilling Ltd. it launched in August.Trinidad’s board last month recommended shareholders accept instead an all-shares bid valued at $540 million from Calgary-based Precision Drilling Ltd.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – Shares in Ensign Energy Services Inc. rose about eight percent on Monday morning after it reported a smaller loss in its third quarter compared with a year ago, while revenue grew 17 percent.The drilling company says it lost $32.8 million or 21 cents per share on revenue of $289 million, compared with a loss of $36.5 million or 23 cents per share on revenue of $247 million in the third quarter of 2017.The results closely matched analyst expectations, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.last_img read more

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File affidavit on powers to regulate expenditure by parties Delhi HC tells

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court directed the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday to file an affidavit indicating the powers it has to ensure implementation of its guidelines regarding disclosure of expenditure by political parties. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani gave a final opportunity to the poll panel to submit the document and said it if fails to do so then the court will proceed to pass orders. The high court also noted that the matter has been pending for the last five years and the direction to EC in February to file the affidavit has not been complied with till date. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghSenior advocate Arvind Nigam, appearing for the petitioner NGO, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), argued that political parties don’t file income tax but claim exemptions, requiring intervention. The matter is posted for next hearing on July 16. The high court had earlier asked the EC whether it is powerless to take action against political parties which do not comply with its instructions to disclose funding and expenditure details. It said EC has to ensure that its instructions are followed by political parties and had asked, “Do you have no power (to take action) under the existing law?” ADR is seeking implementation of the guidelines as well as the Law Commission’s recommendation that a provision be enacted to monitor and regulate the expenditure by political parties during elections.last_img read more

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US job creation surges in April as jobless rate hits 49year low

first_imgWashington DC: The United States had another giant month of job creation in April, with strong hiring in the vast services sector and unemployment fell to a level not seen since 1969, the government reported Friday. The blockbuster report will help allay fears of a slowing economy and cheer President Donald Trump as he seeks reelection next year. Employers scooped up workers in construction, health care, computer systems design, administrative support and other industries, adding a total of 263,000 net new positions for the month. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThat was well above the result economists expected, and worker pay continued to climb. The jobless rate fell two tenths to 3.6 per cent but the decline was in part because the pool of workers shrank and fewer people were looking for jobs, pulling them out of the labour force. Average hourly pay also climbed 3.2 per cent over April of last year, its ninth consecutive month with annual growth above three per cent, again outstripping inflation and boosting purchasing power for American paychecks. Compared to March, however, the increase in pay was only 0.2 per cent, shy of forecasts. Nevertheless, the brisk pace of hiring should dim hopes among investors that the Federal Reserve will feel pressure to cut interest rates in the near term. Hiring in the manufacturing sector also was a weak spot, with durable goods employment flat and the auto sector continuing to shed jobs.last_img read more

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Abidjan King Mohammed VI welcomes Ivorian President after his recovery abroad

first_imgAbidjan – King Mohammed VI welcomed, Sunday at the international airport of Félix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan, Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, during his return ceremony to Abidjan, after a period of recovery abroad.During this meeting, which was held at the VIP lounge of the airport, the King reiterated his sincere wishes for a speedy recovery and good health to President Ouattara to continue his tireless work for the Ivorian people.This welcome reflects the historical, unique and exemplary ties binding the two brotherly countries and the constant will of King Mohammed VI to make of the Moroccan-Ivorian cooperation a model for South-South partnership. It is also part of the strong relations between the two heads of State. A warm popular welcome was reserved for President Ouattara on the occasion of his return to his countrylast_img read more

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