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A teacher by profession, but is now in his 38th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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Josh Bradshaw has been appointed the interim CEO of Football Federation Tasmania.

He takes over From Richard Welsh, who resigned on 16 May after just six months in the position.

Bradshaw has held senior roles in both the public and private sectors, including being head of a ministerial office in the Tasmanian Government.

More recently, he has been working in a part-time capacity as general manager to assist with the delivery of the Pumphouse Point project at Lake St Clair.

FFT President Sean Collins stated that, given the football season is now well under way with staff engaged in the many operational aspects this brings, the Board considered an interim CEO to be the best approach.

“There are a number of important areas that need progressing, not least being the Cambridge Football Precinct for juniors, as well as planning for the 2014 Melbourne Victory week,” Collins said.

“Having an experienced pair of hands is important so we don’t lose any momentum, so we’re delighted to have Josh on board to assist.”

The recruitment process for the CEO position has already commenced with the position being advertised last weekend.

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Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) has advised the following changes to the roster for the upcoming Round 9 of the Victory League next weekend.

The scheduled double-header at KGV Football Park will now be a triple-header, with Olympia Warriors’ match versus Devonport City moved from Warrior Park to KGV Football Park, thus providing a three-match feast of football for spectators.

As a result, there has been reshuffling to the schedule of the event, with Tilford Zebras versus South Hobart now being shifted to a later time slot to accommodate for the change.  This game will now kick off at 6.30pm at KGV Football Park.

FFT thanked the participating clubs for their cooperation in facilitating the fixture changes.

The fixture for this weekend’s Round 9 of the Victory League now is as follows:

VICTORY LEAGUE – ROUND 9

Launceston City v Kingborough Lions United 4:30pm Saturday, 31 May 2014 (Mitsubishi Park)

KGV TRIPLE-HEADER  –  Saturday, 31 May 2014 (KGV Football Park)

GAME 1: 2:00pm Glenorchy Knights v Northern Rangers

GAME 2: 4:15pm Olympia Warriors v Devonport City

GAME 3: 6:30pm Tilford Zebras v South Hobart

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0 #22 anon 2014-05-31 00:02
Quoting Shocked:
If the next Melbourne Victory game isn't at North Hobart oval, don't bother with it!

Already sorted.
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+4 #21 anon 2014-05-29 12:41
Quoting old boys club:
KGV haha, a ground that wouldnt look out of place in 1950. No parking, awful concrete structures, poor changerooms and amenities.

Fact is that Cricket, AFL, Hockey, Tennis, netball/basketball and swimming all have modern up to date facilities in Hobart. Some are even of a world class standard.

The next CEO should be petitioning the government for a modern, dedicated soccer venue in this state. One that isn't an embarassement (or an AFL ground) when an A League club comes to play in Tasmania and one that attracts crowds.

i agree and Not PLASTIC!
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+1 #20 Anonymous 2014-05-28 00:27
probably the only way to get to watch 2 games - very few punters would go from ground to ground.
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+3 #19 maths 2014-05-27 21:30
Quoting curious:
as a northerner how do clubs make money from the gate in the triple header?


divide it in three parts, I guess!
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+7 #18 curious 2014-05-27 12:05
as a northerner how do clubs make money from the gate in the triple header?
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+8 #17 Anon 2014-05-27 11:26
Could it be that the Olympia game was moved simply because FFT thought no one would turn up to watch as they would all be heading to watch South v Zebras ?
This way they get an inflated crowd figure across the 3 games .
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-3 #16 The truth 2014-05-27 10:16
Melb vice have north hobart booked 28 September
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+2 #15 Anonymous 2014-05-27 08:47
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like the idea - would have liked the Oly/Port game to kick it off to let the 'port guys get away early


It was a 5.00pm kick off at Olympia, so surely this is better for them.


yeah better but probably should have been 2pm in the first place if FFT had a clue. Travelling teams shouldn't have to wait around to play then get off late.


Did Zebras not have a 4.00pm kick off last week in Devonport????


yep, that's my point sherlock.

these late kick off's shouldn't happen FULLSTOP
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+24 #14 old boys club 2014-05-27 06:18
KGV haha, a ground that wouldnt look out of place in 1950. No parking, awful concrete structures, poor changerooms and amenities.

Fact is that Cricket, AFL, Hockey, Tennis, netball/basketb all and swimming all have modern up to date facilities in Hobart. Some are even of a world class standard.

The next CEO should be petitioning the government for a modern, dedicated soccer venue in this state. One that isn't an embarassement (or an AFL ground) when an A League club comes to play in Tasmania and one that attracts crowds.
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+1 #13 Anon 2014-05-27 05:40
Quoting Anom:
Hi everyone google this new CEO ,makes interesting reading

?? not really 2 lines only talks about role with David O'Byrne?
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