As Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) continues its renaissance, five teams have confirmed pre-season match ups in North America against the best the NBA can offer.
The Stadium Business Summit for 2018 was recently held in the UK at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United. Numerous Australian venues received nominations including Optus Stadium in Perth, Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, ANZ Stadium in Sydney, and Adelaide Oval.
The Australian Baseball League (ABL) is undergoing huge changes with expansion and private ownership for the 2018/19 season. This week the league confirmed the long-rumoured addition of a team from New Zealand. With the backing of Baseball New Zealand, the new team is likely to play out of North Harbour Stadium.
A new era is fast approaching for the Australian Baseball League (ABL), with several developments being announced over the past few months. Following on from successfully privatizing the Sydney Blue Sox and Canberra Cavalry, the ABL has also announced a Korean team will join the league beginning next season. Although the team will be comprised solely of Korean players, they will be based in Australia – most likely in a regional centre such as Geelong in Victoria.
The Canberra Raiders (NRL) and ACT Brumbies (Super Rugby) could be the beneficiaries of a new National Sport Plan to be released by the Australian Government in coming weeks.
Anzac Day, April 25th, is a solemn day of remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders in honour of all those who have served our countries in times of conflict and on peacekeeping missions. Anzac Day is always commemorated on the same date, as it was on the morning of 25 April in 1915 that Australian and New Zealand forces landed on the shores of Gallipoli to battle the formidable Turkish forces, signalling the entry of our countries into World War I – the first such engagement for Australia since federation in 1901. For many, the day is filled with dawn services, marches to honour our troops, and the inevitable game of “two-up” in pubs and clubs across the country.