Tippett wins netball's Liz Ellis Diamond
Shooter Gretel Tippett has won the 2019 Liz Ellis Diamond, recognising the outstanding Australian netballer in domestic and international competition. The 26-year-old goal attack took out Australian netball's most prestigious individual accolade in Sydney on Saturday on the back of great consistency at domestic and international levels.
Former Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has completed one of the most significant achievements by an Australian coach, winning the J - League with Yokohama F.Marinos.
Former Socceroos mastermind Ange Postecoglou has a shot at history as he attempts to become the first Australian coach to win J . League title. With five games to go, Postecoglou 's Yokohama side are very much in the mix but much can happen over the space of 450 minutes.
Former Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has completed one of the most significant achievements by an Australian coach, winning the J-League with Yokohama F.Marinos.
Postecoglou's team wrapped up the Japanese championship in style on Saturday, defeating nearest rivals Tokyo FC 3-0 to secure the title by six points.
Success in Japan adds to Postecoglou's impressive honour roll in his coaching career including Australia's 2015 Asian Cup win, two A-League championships with Brisbane Roar and two NSL titles with South Melbourne.
How Ange spat taught Australia a big lesson .
Ange Postecoglou's J-League success throws Australian football into a moment of introspection. When the Asian Cup winning coach walked out on the Socceroos just seven months from the 2018 World Cup, the national football fraternity was left fractured. There were those who had become jaded by Postecoglou's vision for Australian football as the Socceroos spluttered across the qualifying line in a play-off against Honduras, while others had grown increasingly frustrated with the game's gatekeepers' growing influence on on-field matters.