Paramount+ and 10 Bold to broadcast A-Leagues All Access series

A-Leagues All Access

Australian Professional Leagues (APL) and Paramount ANZ have announced that the innovative new documentary series, A-Leagues All Access, will be broadcast via the home of Australian football, Paramount ANZ.

Produced by KEEPUP Studios and JAMTV, the show will premiere each Thursday at 7:30pm AEDT on 10 Play, KEEPUP.COM.AU, the KEEPUP app and KEEPUP on YouTube. It will be available on Australia’s fastest growing streaming service, Paramount+, and will then be broadcast on 10 Bold at 2:00pm AEDT on Saturday afternoons ahead of the evening’s Isuzu UTE A-League Men game on the same channel.

The A-Leagues All Access series is a new behind-the-scenes documentary series that is designed to bring fans closer to their favourite A-Leagues players and clubs than ever before in 2022-23.

Ant Hearne, Chief Commercial Officer at the APL, voiced his excitement at having the series available for fans on multiple platforms.

“A-Leagues All Access is a groundbreaking series that offers more access than ever before to our fans, and now we are giving them even more ways to watch thanks to Paramount ANZ. This real-time, weekly format is a first for Australian sport, offering our fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the stars of the A-Leagues, every single week,” he said via media release.

The first ever episode will go live this Thursday October 13, and will give fans full access to Melbourne Victory marquee player Luis Nani and lead them through the Portuguese starlet’s viewpoint during Victory’s dramatic 3-2 defeat of Sydney FC in the Big Blue last weekend.

Each episode – 30 across the course of the season – focuses on one of the A-Leagues stars, and is turned around at rapid speed following the weekend’s action for broadcast every Thursday during the season.

The next episodes will feature Brisbane Roar’s Charlie Austin, Melbourne City Coach, Patrick Kisnorbo and rising Socceroos and Central Coast Mariners star, Garang Kuol. During the season break for the FIFA 2022 World Cup, Liberty A-League stars will shine with Western United and Matildas Chloe Logarzo, Melbourne Victory’s Kayla Morrison and Melbourne City and Matildas goalkeeper Melissa Babieri the featured stars.

Central Coast Mariners academy even stronger with top-tier Portuguese side

Central Coast Mariners announced a partnership with Liga Portugal club Portimonense SAD.

The club, which now competes in the Portuguese first division, has a long history of generating top-tier players via both its academy and first-team programmes.

This collaboration is intended to mutually benefit young development for both teams, as well as general progress for Portimonense and the Mariners, making it a strategically smart move from Mariners who also have a history of producing young talent.

The contract would allow prospective Central Coast players to transfer into Portuguese first division football, one of Europe’s best divisions, while the Mariners will receive access to outstanding players from Portimonense SAD to enhance their team.

This has already begun with Mariners signing Ronald Barcellos on loan, with the goal of assisting both teams in their respective divisions while also allowing our players to continue their football growth.

Central Coast Mariners’ Sporting Director Matt Simon is eager to be working with Portimonense.

“To be able to work closely with a club of Portimonense’s pedigree is extremely exciting and an opportunity that we are greatly looking forward to,” he said via press release.

“We are clubs who see youth development as extremely important and to be able to work together on this will only benefit us both.”

Central Coast Mariners Chairman Richard Peil also commented on the partnership outlining the importance of the alliance.

“We’d love to own a network of clubs to be able to help players progress their careers and maximise their value, but that is just not realistic,” he stated via press release.

“This is the next best thing. The relationship with Portimonense is an important step in our progression to becoming a self-funding football club.”

Officials from Portimonense’s elite coaching squad are scheduled to visit the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence this month (February) to begin work on the relationship.

Brisbane Roar sign deal with VERVE Fitness to focus on player development

Brisbane Roar announced a two-year partnership with Queensland-based fitness equipment company, VERVE, which will aim to invest in the club’s athlete development programs.

VERVE Fitness is a 100% Australian owned company run by athletes, designing premium equipment tested by athletes to help athletes perform at their best. The company’s ethos is to provide an excellent standard of fitness equipment that has been tested by athletes to ensure peak performance.

The partnership is a significant one with the cornerstone of the deal being the development of the VERVE Performance Centre which is being constructed at Brisbane Roar’s new Brendale training facility – to be ready in time for the 2024/25 season.. This new centre aims to be a hub for the club’s men’s and women’s team to train, using only the best fitness resources in order to help achieve on-field success.

VERVE and the Roar are focusing on putting significant investment into the future of sports training and athlete development. Both organisations have similar values in their views of the importance in athlete development as well as the growth of the grassroots game.

VERVE are making plenty of effort to play their part in improving the qualities of gyms in the league. The fitness equipment company also have an active partnership with Western United as the ‘Official Gym Partner’ and similarly are helping the Victorian-based club by providing state-of-the-art training facilities in their new $2 billion sport focused suburb project.

In this collaboration, VERVE Fitness will play a vital role in supporting Brisbane Roar’s NPL teams. As a result of this commitment, the VERVE logo will be featured on the back of Brisbane Roar’s NPL and u23 team jerseys for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. This visibility puts VERVE’s commitment to sports development at both the grassroots and professional levels on display.

Brisbane Roar COO, Zac Anderson, discussed the alignment in the values of both parties.

“This collaboration with VERVE Fitness is a significant step for Brisbane Roar. It aligns perfectly with our vision of fostering talent and delivering best-in-class facilities to our athletes. The VERVE Performance Centre will be a game-changer in our training capabilities.” Anderson said in a club statement.

VERVE CEO Nial Wogan mentioned the company’s focus on the launch of the new performance centre for the Roar and providing elite fitness resources for the players.

“Today marks a significant milestone in VERVE’s journey as we announce our partnership with Brisbane Roar FC, solidifying our commitment to excellence in sports performance and community,” Wogan added via media release.

“The launch of the ‘VERVE Performance Centre’ symbolizes not just a collaboration but a homecoming for the Brisbane Roar, embodying our shared dedication to reaching new heights. Over the 2024 and 2025 seasons, both organizations will synergize our expertise to empower athletes and redefine what’s possible.”

VERVE Fitness added to existing A-Leagues deals, previously teaming up with Western Melbourne Group and Central Coast Mariners.

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