Football South Australia and One World LED form major partnership


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.”

DAZN Canada secures exclusive rights to UEFA national team matches

Global sports streaming platform DAZN has announced a multi-year, exclusive rights deal for its Canadian arm to stream the UEFA Nations League, European Qualifiers and International friendlies for the next six years.

The deal will come into effect from June 1 this year and runs until 2028, streaming the following competitions:

  • UEFA Nations League 2022/23, 2024/25, and 2026/27 inc. UEFA Nations League Finals 2023, 2025 and 2027
  • European Qualifiers to UEFA EURO 2024 and UEFA EURO 2028
  • European Qualifiers to 2026 FIFA World Cup
  • International Friendlies
  • Finalissima Match in 2022 and 2024

DAZN Canada currently streams the English Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, Major League Soccer, and other sports including the United States’ Major Football League and various combat sports.

The deal includes a minimum of 57 national team matches between now and 2028 for top European nations including England, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and France.

“We’re excited to bring more soccer to DAZN subscribers in Canada via another package of premium UEFA competitions,” Norm Lem, SVP, DAZN Canada told dazn.com.

“Alongside both UEFA Men’s and Women’s Champions League as well as UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League, this multitude of UEFA National Team matches will give fans an even bigger library of live soccer to enjoy on DAZN in Canada.”

Football Queensland launches FQ Coaches Club Pilot Program

Football Queensland has announced the launch of the FQ Coaches Club, a brand new initiative designed to provide additional support and development opportunities for community coaches.

Upskilling more coaches to give them greater chance of success in local and community clubs is a priority of FQ and football across the country.

“Improving accessibility of coach development opportunities is crucial in order to support the growth of the game, especially at the community level,” FQ General Manager – Football and State Technical Director Gabor Ganczer told Football Queensland

“Coaches play a primary role in shaping the experiences of participants, so the FQ Coaches Club will not only benefit the coaches involved by providing them with an additional level of support but will also ultimately lead to better outcomes for community clubs and players.” 

FQ Club Development Ambassador – Head of Coaching Davide Bertamini echoed Ganczer’s statements.

“The FQ Coaches Club provides a valuable opportunity for community coaches, Club Coach Coordinators and those who have recently completed a C Licence to gain extra advice and support, with a key focus on session design and delivery,” he said to Football Queensland.

“The informal workshop format of the FQ Coaches Club will allow coaches in attendance to be grouped in order to receive tailored guidance based on the age and level of the players they’re coaching.  

“Coach developers from Football Queensland and from various clubs will deliver the FQ Coaches Club sessions in a pilot program across South East Queensland before the program is expanded into regional parts of the state. 

“We look forward to welcoming coaches from across the game to our upcoming sessions which kick off next week.”

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