NPL.TV streaming on all-new service powered by Cluch


NPL.TV has announced an all-new streaming service powered by Cluch, marking a historic agreement with four Member Federations.

The OTT platform will bring together over 1,850 live matches per year from the major elite men’s, women’s and youth competitions across Football Victoria, Football NSW, Football South Australia and Capital Football, into one centralised streaming platform.

Every game on the new NPL.TV service will be available globally and free-to-view via dedicated iOS and Android mobile applications, Apple TV and Android TV applications, as well as all major web browsers.

“This is a landmark agreement for National Premier Leagues and other elite state-based football competitions across the majority of Australia,” Cluch Managing Director Gus Seebeck said.

“From the outset, each Member Federation has embraced the potential of a truly centralised national platform. The audience insights and overall value that the new NPL.TV service will generate for clubs, fans, sponsors and other stakeholders will be unprecedented.”

“The new NPL.TV platform powered by Cluch will combine a world-class streaming experience for fans with a powerful data and analytics solution only possible through the aggregation of multiple competitions.”

The confirmed schedule of matches to be streamed on the new NPL.TV service in 2022 includes:

Football Victoria: Over 600 games across NPL Victoria Men’s, NPL Victoria Women’s, NPL Victoria U21’s, Nike FC Cup, Dockerty Cup and more.

Football NSW: Over 520 games across NPL NSW Men’s, NPL NSW Women’s, NPL NSW U20’s and NSW League One Men’s.

Football South Australia: Over 370 games across RAA NPLSA Men’s, Women’s NPLSA and State League One.

Capital Football: Over 260 Games across NPL Capital Football Men’s, NPL Capital Football Women’s and NPL Capital Football U23’s.

Football NSW CEO Stuart Hodge is one Member Federation representative to praise the continued advancement of competitions.

“Football NSW launched the original NPL.TV service two years ago with the intent to deliver a better experience for football fans. The new Cluch platform and the addition of other Member Federations will ensure fans will benefit from improved technology and choice of content,” he said.

“We look forward to the new NPL.TV service delivering exceptional value for all football stakeholders.”

Cluch is continuing positive dialogue with other Member Federations about joining the NPL.TV service in 2022.

The new iOS and Android applications will be available for download from Tuesday, February 15.

Visit NPL.TV to register your interest.

About Cluch:

Cluch is an OTT video and platform as a service business dedicated to community sport. Cluch delivers premium live and on-demand streaming services across all connected devices and screens combined with deep audience data and insights for sports at all levels.

An amenities refresher for NSW grassroots custodian

The NSW Football Legacy Program has worked in conjunction with the Bayside Council in providing $150,000 to the Bexley North Football Club (BNFC) who join the vast growing number of successful applicants of the Infrastructure Stream, which is the second round screening process.

The Football Legacy program is a $10 million investment founded by the NSW Government. The program’s intention is to continue the established growth of female football through freshly refurbished community facilities.

Furthermore, development programs, participation initiatives and potential ventures involving tourism and international engagement are all at the forefront of the overall objective the NSW government has regarding the growth of football within the state.

The $150,000 grant in which BNFC are receiving is going to be spent sparingly. Kingsgrove Avenue Reserve is in dire need of a rejuvenation, given the club’s recent rise to popular interest within the Football St George Association, BNFC experienced an astounding spike in membership.

Since the 2021 season, the club witnessed a spike in members, a 35% increase surge in overall involvement, highlighted by a 40% increase in female involvement.

The traffic that the club began to experience was a confronting yet exciting time for the community operated club. Their previous facilities could not cater for the extravagant influx of participants, hence the club opting to collaborate with the Bayside Council.

The grant successfully attained will be used to upgrade the amenities at Kingsgrove Avenue Reserve from top to bottom. The newly furbished facility has hosts a conference room, referee room, medical room, canteen, and storage area.

Further funding requested by BNFC is expected to be utilized in rejuvenating the current change rooms and bathrooms, as well as a through fixup of the established home and away locker rooms. The end goal insight, is to accommodate highly regarded women’s footballing outlets in the future.

BNFC President Eddie Yazbeck, mentioned the importance of what this grant will provide.

“We have worked closely with Bayside Council to develop a site plan for Kingsgrove Avenue Reserve and together we applied for the NSW Football Legacy Fund to help make our vision a reality,” he said via press release. 

“This grant will deliver a much-needed infrastructure upgrade, addressing concerns such as accessibility and safety, improved canteen facilities, storage for our kits, change rooms for players and referees.”

The Facilities and Grants Officer at Football NSW, James Spanoudakis, also added via media release. 

“Amenity buildings are the heart and soul of all football clubs across NSW,” he said.

The new amenities is expected to be completed towards the conclusion of 2024, ready to go for the 2025 winter season.   

Melbourne City proudly unveil their state-of-the-art-facilities

Melbourne City have proudly showcased their clubs latest project through the unveiling of their new state-of-the-art-facility, located at Casey Fields in Cranbourne.

The City Football Academy Melbourne continues to push the already established high-standards in which football across Australia are beginning to reach. The facility will host the men’s and women’s teams, as well as the club’s grassroot program, and an administration office is also involved in the newly developed location.

The Melbourne based club were inspired by their British parent and European juggernauts Manchester City have some of, if not the best facilities in world football. Melbourne City’s latest facility was developed in accordance to the structure and framework relating to Manchester City.

Within the newly furnished building, it’s features are acknowledged to stand out amongst other rival A-League entity’s. A 60-seat theatre and community classroom was installed to host club officials and guests, 16 changerooms combined with Hydrotherapy pools and two gyms, all designed to propel their playing personnel in achieving their peak athletic condition. Administration spaces where also created for Sports Science, Sports Medicine and club officials to all reside in.

The official opening took place on April 10 by City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM, and Melbourne City FC Vice Chairman Simon Pearce.

Located at the Casey Fields Sporting precinct in which is building quite the resume within the tenants it has acquired in various codes of sport across the state. The 5,900m2 facility that City now possess in their arsenal sits on eleven hectares of land, upon it they have five different football pitches, with varying surfaces.

The opportunities in which this facility presents to football fans and participants alike, are in abundance, 3,500 aspiring young football participants will be able to use the facilities on offer, with many more able to spectate City matches in which may be played at their Academy.

Melbourne City FC CEO Brad Rowse stated via press release:

“This amazing facility will be the new home to our Men’s, Women’s, Academy, and Administration teams, and will allow us to come together under the one roof to train, share ideas and challenge each other every single day.

“We’re setting new standards for football in Australia and laying the foundations for sustainable growth, on and off the pitch.”

With the latest edition of the McDonald’s City Cup being played at the newly launched facility, the tournament was a token showcasing that the clubs elite are not the only ones who will benefit from the facility but also local footballing communities in addition.

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