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Football South Australia and One World LED form major partnership

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Football South Australia have announced a new eight-year partnership with Australia’s leading LED manufacturer, One World LED & Sportal.

The collaboration will see One World LED become a major sponsor, official scoreboard & presenting partner of Football South Australia.

One World LED have provided solutions for some of Australia’s biggest brands including Bunnings Warehouse, Toyota, Subway, Anytime Fitness, Raine and Horne, IGA, Ray White, Bakers Delight, General Pants Co, and the University of South Australia.

In addition, One World LED are leaders in the delivery of LED solutions that bring emerging visual communication opportunities to the market.

The new partnership relates directly to Football SA State Centre for Football development, which is due for completion in April 2022. One World LED and Sportal have agreed to supply interactive LED scoreboard solutions to Pitch 1, 2 and 3 at the new headquarters, with pole-mounted scoreboards to each of the 10 five-a-side pitches. LED signs will also be featured roadside and at the entrance to the facility.

Football SA Chief Executive Officer Michael Carter was delighted to secure such an innovative partnership for the state.

“The inclusion of high-tech solutions capable of playing live footage, instant replays, offering interactive fan engagement opportunities with spectators and high-quality advertising space for our corporate partners will go a long way to ensuring the experience for all at the venue will be a positive one from the outset,” he said.

“The investment One World LED and Sportal have made at the State Centre is outstanding and I am very pleased to welcome them to our growing list of valuable corporate partners.”

One World LED Director Schumann Rafizadeh expressed his excitement at joining the Football SA family.

“One World LED and Sportal are proud to be selected as the scoreboard technology and R&D partners with Football SA. Football is the leading global team sport and Football SA is a premier sports organization, he said.

“We are excited to contribute to sports leadership in Australia and Football SA by joining this elite partnership which include leaders such as Government of South Australia, SA Power Networks, Coopers, RAA, Boral, Puma and others. This presents an ultimate opportunity for us to showcase our scoreboards technology leadership.”

DFL and AWS introduce two new Match Facts to Bundesliga coverage

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The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced the addition of two new Bundesliga Match Facts powered by AWS that will premiere as graphics during broadcasts and in the official Bundesliga app during the 2021-2022 season.

The two new Match Facts – Shot Efficiency and Passing Profile – will bring the total number of advanced statistics to eight, with each of them aiming to give fans deeper insights into the action on the pitch.

The first of the new advanced stats – Shot Efficiency – compares the number of goals that a player or team has scored with how many goals the player or team should have scored based on the quality of their chances.

The second – Passing Profile – provides deeper insights into the pass quality of a player or an entire team. Both of the stats are generated by gathering and analysing the match feeds from live games in real time as they are streamed into AWS.

Both new stats made their debut during Matchday 4 on the clash between German Champion FC Bayern München and the second-placed team of the previous season RB Leipzig.

The two new Match Facts will better showcase the action on the field – giving fans, coaches, players, and commentators visual support for analysing the decision-making of players and teams.

Andreas Heyden, Executive Vice President of Digital Innovations for DFL Group, was excited to further innovate the matchday experience for viewers based both domestically and internationally.

“Bundesliga Match Facts powered by AWS allows us to give fans more insight into the game of football, broadcasters more interesting stories to tell and coaches and teams, more data to excel at their game,” he said.

“Last year, the reception for Bundesliga Match Facts around the world was very positive, and we expect through ML and AI to continue to innovate on these analytics to make them even better.

“These two new stats give fans a view into player efficiency that hasn’t been achieved before, and we are just at the beginning of our relationship with AWS. I’m excited to see how technology will continue to evolve the fan experience and the game.”

Football South Australia announce inaugural delivery of AFC/FA ‘A’ Licence

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Football South Australia have announced an exciting opportunity for SA coaches to undertake an AFC/FA ‘A’ Licence in their own state for the first time ever.

The course is a fantastic opportunity for SA’s strong contingent of 90 B Licence holders to be able to elevate their expertise to the next level from the comfort of familiar surroundings.

The Football Australia ‘A’ Licence course is designed to support coaches working with senior players or older youth players in a professional or semi-professional environment where coaches will have three or four training sessions plus a match each week.

Part A will be at the new Summit Sports and Recreation Park in Mount Barker and VALO Football Centre, while Parts B and C will be held at the new State Centre for Football in Gepps Cross in 2022.

Football South Australia can also today announce that registrations are now open for a B Licence, which will take place in January 2021.

Football South Australia CEO Michael Carter was delighted to introduce the new courses for coaches looking to push on in their careers.

“Coach education is an extremely important function of Football South Australia and we are delighted to be hosting an A-License coaching course in Adelaide. For years local coaches have had to travel interstate for the A-License meaning the cost per participant increased,” he said.

“The timing of the course will see components hosted at the soon to be completed State Centre for Football. The headquarters will be an education hub for coaches, referees and players via our pathway programs.”

Coach Education Manager Alec Wilson expressed his excitement for South Australian coaches.

“I am very excited with the announcement of a first-ever A-Licence in SA. This has been a year in the making and something Football South Australia has been wanting to host for a number of years,” he said.

“The announcement is a reward for everyone’s hard work and determination and shows our dedication in providing the best coach education opportunities for the growth of the game.

“To have all three pinnacle courses (A, B and C Licences) at home in our own state is a landmark in coach development and I look forward to seeing our coaches thrive, and in turn, provide better coaching for our players.”

The Football Australia/AFC ‘A’ Licence can be accessed here. Applications close on October 29, 2021.

The Football Australia/AFC ‘B’ Licence can be accessed here. Applications close on December 10, 2021.

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