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World first championship held on the Gold Coast

In a world first, Links Hope Island Golf Course on the Gold Coast will host a number of male and female competitors for the first Rapid Golf Championship. Rapid Golf requires the players to carry their clubs and run...

Crocmedia acquires 25% stake of Melbourne United

Crocmedia chief executive Craig Hutchinson has acquired a 25% stake in 2018 NBL champions Melbourne United. Previously a 50% shareholder, NBL owner and executive owner Larry Kestelman has agreed to the sale of his...

Education – esports sleeping giant

Esports investment in Australia and New Zealand is on the rise, fuelled by the backing of the big names like Adelaide Crows, Bastion and Bombers, and pioneers such as David Harris from Guinevere Capital (joining forces...

NBL grant licence for league expansion in 2019

Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) has awarded a licence to Swansea City co-owner Romie Chaudhari, as the league looks to expand in the 2019/20 season. With eight clubs currently in the competition, location...

Singtel uses Optus to create new esport championship

One of Singapore’s largest telcos, The Singtel Group, will start its own esports competition in the Asia Pacific Region with the help of Optus. The PVP esports Championship, to be held in Singapore from 5 to 7...

Sportsbet wins first round in court

Well renowned betting company Sportsbet has triumphed in court, securing a temporary injunction preventing Crownbet from changing its name to Sportingbet. Crownbet put forward an application to change its name to...

Metricon stadium debut for women’s team

The future of Queensland women’s football will be on display at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night, as the girls make their stadium debut. While the Gold Coast SUNS and Brisbane Lions already have an established QClash...

The stadium charging up to $75,000 for season tickets

The National Football League’s (NFL) Oakland Raiders are helping to fund their new $1.8 billion stadium by charging fans up to $75,000 for personal seat licenses (PSL). Personal seat licenses are agreements that enable...

UFC secures sponsorship ahead of Russia debut

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) expands operations across Europe with a new sponsorship deal. Betting company Parimatch agrees to terms with the UFC and will become its first marketing partner in the...

LED smart screens revolutionising fan engagement at stadiums

The global sports industry is continuing to find new ways to increase fan engagement and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) in America is leading the innovative. MiLB has secured a long-term agreement with ISM Connect –...

The brilliant marketing campaign by airline giant

British Airways aims to attract new customers by tapping into the emotion of the 2018 soccer World Cup. The airline carrier has released a special boarding pass for football to return home to London from Moscow after a...

Murdoch increases bid to buy broadcasting giant

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has become the front-runner ahead of rival Comcast, after increasing their bid to buy UK broadcaster Sky. Fox increased its offer from UK£10.75 per share to UK£14 per share on Wednesday...

Australia’s NBLW boosted from new sponsorship

Chemist Warehouse boost womens basketball in Australia, signing a new three-year deal as the major sponsor of both the Opals and the WNBL. Australia’s national women’s basketball competition and the women’s national...