Nerrena on top

Nerrena has moved to the top of the ladder after defeating Meeniyan Dumbalk United (MDU) in comfortable fashion.

Defending 264, Josh Tease (3/27) and Adam Trotto (4/17) ripped through the MDU top order as the Demons were all out for 127.

Captain Nick Eddy 64 was the top scorer for Meeniyan on a batting card that left much to be desired.

The Red Caps batted the remainder of the day’s play finishing 2/34 with Nathan Trotto 20 not out.

University of the Sunshine Coast Barbarians appoint new head coach

The University of the Sunshine Coast Rugby union club have appointed a new A grade coach for the 2018 season.

Keith Davies joins the Barbarians after the departure of Rhys Roberts, who took up another position in the UK.

Public transport to the cricket in the new year – Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast cricket fans wanting to attend local fixtures will be able to get to the games on the following services.

Caloundra vs Glasshouse at Roy Henzell Oval

There are two stops right at the ground. This stop is serviced by the 603, and the 609.

Anyone travelling from anywhere between Caloundra and Noosa will need to get another bus to Caloundra and change buses there.

The 605 services a stop on the other side of the shopping centre from the oval.

Anyone attending the Caloundra v Glasshouse game will also be able to watch Caloundra’s division 3A side take on Caboolture.

Tewantin Noosa vs Caboolture at Read Park

Tewantin’s Read Park has a bus stop nearby serviced by the 631 and 632 bus routes.

Any traveling from Caboolture will have to get the train to Nambour then the 631 to Read Park as there is no train that travels further north until the afternoon.

Any one taking the coastal route will need to get another bus north then change at either Noosa Junction or Noosa Heads.

Nambour vs Maroochydore at the Showgrounds

The Nambour Showgrounds is passed by the 612 route.

This route runs between Maroochydore and the Nambour Hospital. Any coming from somewhere not on the route can change services at either Sunshine Plaza or Nambour Train Station.

The same two clubs will be playing a division 3A contest on the Showgrounds number two field.

FFA Media Release: Determination of independent National Arbitration Tribunal

The independent National Arbitration Tribunal convened today, Friday 29 December 2017, in relation to an application for Determination of a Dispute lodged by the Hyundai A-League Clubs regarding the release of Hyundai A-League players to be part of the Australian U23 men’s national football team for the AFC U23 Championship which will be played in China from 9-27 January 2018

The independent Arbitrator, Dominic Villa, dismissed the Clubs’ application that they are not required to release the selected players.

FFA CEO David Gallop acknowledged the decision of the independent Arbitrator.

“Going into today’s hearing we believed that we had a strong case to select players from the A-League for national representative teams under the long standing contractual relationship with each A League club set out in the club participation agreement,” said Gallop.

“It is not ideal that this Asian Football Confederation (AFC) tournament falls outside a designated FIFA international window, however, the scheduling is outside FFA’s control. As the governing body of football in Australia it is vital that we are able to select strong, competitive squads for these events so that we can develop the best players possible to represent Australia at senior level. It is also very important that Australia is an active participant in Asian football. The players want the opportunity to represent their country and Australian football supporters want us to be competitive.

“FFA is also responsible for running the A-League and we consider seriously the impact these selections can have on the Clubs which is why in this case we limited the maximum number of players chosen from any one Club to three.

“Satisfying the requirements of FIFA regulations, AFC tournaments and the Clubs is complicated and a good example of the fact that decisions taken by the governing body regularly require a balancing of competing interests.

“We will continue to work with the Clubs and the players through Professional Footballers Australia to seek the best outcomes in these matters.”