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Part sale of A-League to Private Equity

midfielder

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Three articles..
from keepup

from the abc


from fairfax

 

scottmac

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Updated Fairfax.

A national second division could be played by as early as 2023 with Football Australia set to invest in the establishment of a professional football competition to sit below the A-League.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer...second-division-for-2023-20211214-p59hdi.html
A national second tier, even without promotion relegation to the A-League is a perfect first step as long as it is broadcast. They talk of having pro/rel with the NPL which is awesome and will give more opportunities to young players coming through. Once that national step is taken it's only a stones throw away from pro/rel with the top division.
I'd hazard a guess that all the sides and locations we think should be in the aleague will be walk up starters in a second tier. Tas, Canberra, Wollongong, NQ, Sunshine Coast (f**king yea boooiiiiiii)
Free to air TV coverage is a must though. Can't be behind a pay wall.
 

turbo

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If they can make a NSD viable without pro Rel it will go a long way to making it a possibility. The big question is where does the money come from?
 

scottmac

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If they can make a NSD viable without pro Rel it will go a long way to making it a possibility. The big question is where does the money come from?
Did you read the article? They are going to use the money from the part equity sale of the A-League to fund these competitions in the short term. The sticking point as I've alluded to, will be broadcast. Can you sell it and what would you get for it. Will it be enough to run it. Transport will be the killer.
 

turbo

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Did you read the article? They are going to use the money from the part equity sale of the A-League to fund these competitions in the short term. The sticking point as I've alluded to, will be broadcast. Can you sell it and what would you get for it. Will it be enough to run it. Transport will be the killer.
I didnt earlier but have now, The floated 6m won’t go that far especially if they want to do something for both men and women as the article says. It’s definitely a good bit of capital to get things rolling but as you said - can they sell it and if so how much? I’m sceptical the money will be there but I do hope it is viable and self sustaining.
 

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