Ombudsman’s concern over care of Donegal children with disabilities

first_imgThe Children’s Ombudsman has criticised the Health Service Executive and Tusla over a lack of records of children with disabilities who are in care in Donegal.Concerns were raised today over the unclear identification of the number of children in care in the HSE CHO1 area, which includes Donegal.Ombudsman Niall Muldoon highlighted issues in the working relationship between the HSE and the child and family agency, Tusla, which he said is affecting the supports and services available to some children in care with special needs. According to the HSE the identification of children with disabilities who are in care is still ‘in progress’ in Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, and Monaghan. Dr Muldoon accused the HSE and Tusla of being in disagreement over figures.The criticism comes a year on from Molly’s Case, a report published by the Ombudsman for Children in 2018.Molly’s case was centred around a girl with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth.Molly was placed in foster care, but her foster family were forced to complain to the Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) about the level of supports and services being provided by Tusla and the HSE. It emerged that this was an issue affecting 471 other children across Ireland. The Ombudsman’s office called on both agencies to work together to improve the services being provided to some of the state’s most vulnerable children.Tusla has now identified 483 children with a moderate or severe disability in their care, but the Ombudsman says the HSE is not in agreement on this figure as they cannot agree on the definition of a child with moderate or severe disability.Dr Niall Muldoon said: “Since last year some definite progress has been made, particularly for Molly herself but the working relationship between Tusla and the HSE is still of concern. It is not good enough that the HSE still has not identified the children in question.“These children are among the most vulnerable in the country. Many of them are nonverbal and therefore literally have no voice. Everything possible should be done to plan for these children and to provide the care that they need. We must also ensure that foster carers looking after these children are fully supported and that they are not fighting for services.“I will continue to monitor these issues for the next twelve months, engaging with both the HSE and Tusla.” Ombudsman’s concern over care of Donegal children with disabilities was last modified: April 8th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:children’s ombudsmanDisabilitiesfoster carelast_img read more

Graça Machel – freedom fighter for life

first_imgLike her husband, Graça Machel is globally respected and admired for her fight for women’s and children’s rights and her services to humanity. (Image: GlobalGiving) In 2010 Mandela and Machel visited the exhibition “Dear Mr. Mandela, Dear Mrs. Parks: Children’s Letters, Global Lessons,” at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha, Eastern Province.(Image: Michigan State University) An early photo of a radiantly happy Mandela and Machel.(Image: Revista Afro) Machel’s 1996 report drew the world’s attentionto the devasting effects that war has on children.(Image: Unicef) MEDIA CONTACTS • Graça Machel Trust  +27 11 783 4951 RELATED ARTICLES • A nation of paradoxes: Robinson • Mandela posters show world’s respect • Madiba’s legacy is forever • Nelson Mandela: a timeline • Obama inspires tomorrow’s leadersYvonne FontynMany know Graça Machel as Nelson Mandela’s wife and the former first lady of both Mozambique and South Africa, but perhaps few recall that she was once a fiery young freedom fighter.Born Graça Simbine on 17 October 1945 in Gaza, Mozambique, Machel went to a Methodist mission school and then to the University of Lisbon on a scholarship. Enrolling in 1968 to study languages, she became involved in student politics, resulting in Portugal’s secret police putting her under surveillance. Fearing arrest by her country’s colonial ruler, she left for Switzerland and spent time in Europe, where she made contact with the Marxist-based Mozambican Liberation Front, Frelimo.In 1973, she joined the organisation, which was setting up resistance against the Portuguese colonial government. Frelimo had its headquarters in Tanzania, where it operated two training camps under Chinese and Russian instructors, respectively. According to South African History Online, at these camps Machel “underwent military training and learnt how to take apart an assault rifle and put it back together”.As she had studied languages, including German, French and Portuguese, Machel began teaching at the schools Frelimo established in its training camps and within liberated territories in Mozambique. In 1974, she was appointed the deputy director of the Frelimo Secondary School at Bagamayo in Tanzania, embarking on what was to become a celebrated career in education and the advancement of literacy and children’s rights.Samora MachelIt was in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province that she met the Frelimo commander, Samora Machel, whom she married in 1975 shortly after Mozambique achieved independence and he became president. South African History Online recounts that with this marriage, Machel became stepmother to her husband’s five children by a former wife and partner. The couple had two children of their own.She also joined Frelimo’s Central Committee, becoming minister of education and culture. She held this post until 1989, during which time the number of pupils enrolled at school rose from about 40% to 90% for male children and 75% for female children, says South African History Online. She is also credited with increasing the number of schoolchildren in Mozambique from 400 000 to 1.5-million during her tenure as education minister, and reducing the illiteracy rate by 72%.Her husband was killed in an aeroplane crash over South Africa in 1986 during the country’s anti-apartheid struggle, and at the height of the civil war in Mozambique. Two years after it gained independence from Portugal, the ruling Frelimo was violently opposed by the Mozambique Resistance Movement, or Renamo, which received funding from Rhodesia and later South Africa. The conflict ended in 1992 and Mozambique held its first multi-party elections in 1994.With the war’s end, Machel became involved in Mozambique’s efforts to rehabilitate its 1.5-million returning refugees. As a member of the Forum of African Women Educationalists, founded in 1992 by African female ministers of education, she helped to develop ways to improve the education of girls and empower Mozambican women.Impact of violence on childrenIn her role as president of the National Organization of Children of Mozambique, which places orphans in village homes, Machel articulated her concerns about why children were targeted for violence in certain societies – killed, tortured and made part of the destructive process of war and genocide. She led the organisation for 20 years, at the same time working with UN organisations, including Unicef, for which she became Goodwill Ambassador.In 1994, the UN appointed Machel to carry out an assessment of the impact of armed conflict on children. Her groundbreaking report, presented in 1996, was the first human rights assessment of war-affected children and established a global agenda for the protection of children’s rights in conflict. Her book, Impact of War on Children: A Review of Progress Since the 1996 United Nations Report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children, was published in 2001 in conjunction with Unicef. The book presents the findings of her study and documents the violence children endure, as well as the interventions taking place. Machel’s survey took in child soldiers, displaced and refugee children as well as child victims of landmines, Aids and sexual exploitation, focusing on the psychological consequences of war on the very young. The book is illustrated with photographs by Sebastião Salgado.In 2010, the Graça Machel Trust was founded, to advocate for the rights of African women and children, as well as good governance and democracy. The trust is a platform “to embrace, nurture, enable and inspire women and children to soar to the fullest of their potential”, says its website. “It consolidates the work of its founder and seeks to build her legacy, empower new generations to take up the challenges of their times and create caring societies that value social justice. Leveraging her access to key national, regional and global networks and champions, the Trust amplifies the voices of those who otherwise might not be heard in certain spaces.”Among the trust’s projects are the End Child Marriage Campaign; the New Faces New Voices African Women Economic Summit; the Network of African Businesswomen; the Youth for Microbiocides Advocacy Programme; the African Medical Research Foundation; the Gender Violence Project and various child health and immunisation projects with the GAVI Alliance. Machel also founded the Zizile Institute for Child Development in Mozambique, to focus on early childhood development and is a co-founder of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies.Global leaderIn addition to being the current chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Machel serves in various capacities in several organisations, including The Elders – formed in 2007 by Machel with Mandela and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu to address issues including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, sustainable development, and equality for girls and women.She also serves on the Africa Progress Panel; the High Level Task Force on Innovative International Finance for Health Systems, and the UN Millennium Development Goals Advocates Panel. She is chair of both the Leadership Council for the Campaign to End Paediatric HIV/Aids and the Board of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes.Not surprisingly, over the years Machel has won international recognition for her myriad achievements. Her many awards include the Laureate of Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger (Hunger Project 1992); the Nansen Medal in recognition of her contribution to the welfare of refugee children in 1995; the Global Citizen Award of the New England Circle in 1997; the Inter Press Service’s International Achievement Award for her work on behalf of children internationally; the Africare Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award; and the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe.Nelson MandelaHer relationship with Mandela has been a happy meeting of astute minds and generous spirits. She met Madiba in the early 1990s and, finding they shared many causes in common, the two formed a deep friendship. They were married on his 80th birthday (July 18) in 1998.“She has not only brought joy to Madiba, she has also tried very hard to draw the Mandela family together,” Tutu told the Washington Post early in July 2013, when it was reported she never left the side of the ailing elder statesman.Verne Harris, director of research and archives at the Mandela Centre of Memory, told the same publication: “She has great warmth, and like Nelson Mandela, she insists on dignity. She has an identity and a life journey independent of Nelson Mandela.”The two of them together, however, are a formidable force.last_img read more

Help Choc help the children

first_imgThe CHOC Foundation’s holistic approach to caring for children with cancer and supporting parents through the difficulties of looking after their sick children has touched the lives of thousands of people across the country. (Image: CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA, via Facebook)What began as a number of regional support groups established in 1979 by parents who were caring for children with cancer, took on a new form at the beginning of the new millennium when they merged to make as big an impact as they could.The Choc Childhood Cancer Foundation became a national organisation in 2000 and is today one of the country’s most established NGOs. In 2010, it was named the seventh most trusted and admired NGO in the Ask Afrika Trust Barometer Awards.CIRCLE OF CAREIts holistic approach to caring for children with cancer and supporting parents through the difficulties of looking after their sick children has touched the lives of thousands of people across the country.Choc’s Circle of Care is a six-step approach to achieving its objective of supporting children with cancer and life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. It maintains the foundation’s involvement throughout the process of the disease, from detection to recovery and transition to normal life.The first step in the Circle of Care is the detection phase, during which Choc trains members of the public in how to detect the early signs of cancer. This helps to improve response times, and so helps to catch the diseases early.By the end of 2014, the organisation had facilitated the training of nearly 5 000 healthcare workers, traditional healers and community members in how to detect the early warning signs of cancer, allowing for early intervention.Following detection, the organisation then focuses on diagnosis before the patient is hospitalised. During children’s hospitalisation, Choc provides practical and psychological support, which includes care bags and ward comforts as well as transportation, accommodation and access to its parents’ support groups.During the fifth stage of the Circle of Care, the out-patient phase, Choc offers accommodation at one of 13 Choc houses for parents wanting to stay near their children and for children still in the out-patient stage of their recovery.The final stage of the process involves helping children through the latter stages of their recovery and providing counselling to them and their parents regarding their reintegration into society after often lengthy hospital stays and bed rest.Survivors are also able to become a part of the Survivors of Life-threatening Diseases (Solid) network.The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation’s “Have a heart for children with cancer” car. (Image: CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA, via Facebook)GET INVOLVEDThe number of families relying on Choc for help in caring for their children has grown at a staggering rate, increasing the strain on the organisation’s resources.It gets no subsidies from the government and relies heavily on the generosity of corporates and members of the public to meet its financial demands to support to such a large number of children.If you would like to get involved and help Choc continue doing what it does, visit the foundation’s website and view its support page for details on how you can get involved, be it through volunteering or donating money to help it meet its expenses.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Revealed: Every fixture of Premier League 2018-19

first_imgPremier League Premier League 2018-19 full fixture list: Gameweek 1 to 38, every match, every team, every date Goal Last updated 1 year ago 16:01 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester City Premier League trophy Getty Premier League Huddersfield Town Arsenal Manchester United Manchester City Liverpool Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur Everton Southampton Burnley AFC Bournemouth Newcastle United Leicester City Fulham Wolverhampton Wanderers Brighton & Hove Albion Goal brings you a comprehensive list of every single Premier League fixture in the 2018-19 season The full fixtures for the 2018-19 Premier League season have just been announced and Goal brings you all the details of the entire gameweek schedule for every team.The season kicks off on August 11, with Unai Emery’s first Premier League match as Arsenal manager against 2017-18’s runaway winners, Manchester City.Nine months later, the English top flight will climax on May 12 with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham will be hoping to be in contention heading into the final day. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Matchday 1 Date Time Match 11/08/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Cardiff City 11/08/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Manchester City 11/08/2018 15:00 Fulham v Crystal Palace 11/08/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Chelsea 11/08/2018 15:00 Liverpool v West Ham United 11/08/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Leicester City 11/08/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur 11/08/2018 15:00 Southampton v Burnley 11/08/2018 15:00 Watford v Brighton 11/08/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Everton Matchday 2 Date Time Match 18/08/2018 15:00 Brighton v Manchester United 18/08/2018 15:00 Burnley v Watford 18/08/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Newcastle United 18/08/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Arsenal 18/08/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Liverpool 18/08/2018 15:00 Everton v Southampton 18/08/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Wolverhampton 18/08/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Huddersfield Town 18/08/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham 18/08/2018 15:00 West Ham United v A.F.C. Bournemouth Matchday 3 Date Time Match 25/08/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Everton 25/08/2018 15:00 Arsenal v West Ham United 25/08/2018 15:00 Fulham v Burnley 25/08/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City 25/08/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Brighton 25/08/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur 25/08/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Chelsea 25/08/2018 15:00 Southampton v Leicester City 25/08/2018 15:00 Watford v Crystal Palace 25/08/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Manchester City Matchday 4 Date Time Match 01/09/2018 15:00 Brighton v Fulham 01/09/2018 15:00 Burnley v Manchester United 01/09/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Arsenal 01/09/2018 15:00 Chelsea v A.F.C. Bournemouth 01/09/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Southampton 01/09/2018 15:00 Everton v Huddersfield Town 01/09/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Liverpool 01/09/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Newcastle United 01/09/2018 15:00 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur 01/09/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Wolverhampton Matchday 5 Date Time Match 15/09/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Leicester City 15/09/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Cardiff City 15/09/2018 15:00 Everton v West Ham United 15/09/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace 15/09/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Fulham 15/09/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Arsenal 15/09/2018 15:00 Southampton v Brighton 15/09/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool 15/09/2018 15:00 Watford v Manchester United 15/09/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Burnley Matchday 6 Date Time Match 22/09/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Everton 22/09/2018 15:00 Brighton v Tottenham Hotspur 22/09/2018 15:00 Burnley v A.F.C. Bournemouth 22/09/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Manchester City 22/09/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United 22/09/2018 15:00 Fulham v Watford 22/09/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Huddersfield Town 22/09/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Southampton 22/09/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Wolverhampton 22/09/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Chelsea Matchday 7 Date Time Match 29/09/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 29/09/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Watford 29/09/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Burnley 29/09/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Liverpool 29/09/2018 15:00 Everton v Fulham 29/09/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur 29/09/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Brighton 29/09/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Leicester City 29/09/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Manchester United 29/09/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Southampton Matchday 8 Date Time Match 06/10/2018 15:00 Brighton v West Ham United 06/10/2018 15:00 Burnley v Huddersfield Town 06/10/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton 06/10/2018 15:00 Fulham v Arsenal 06/10/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Everton 06/10/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Manchester City 06/10/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Newcastle United 06/10/2018 15:00 Southampton v Chelsea 06/10/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City 06/10/2018 15:00 Watford v A.F.C. Bournemouth Matchday 9 Date Time Match 20/10/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Southampton 20/10/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Leicester City 20/10/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Fulham 20/10/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Manchester United 20/10/2018 15:00 Everton v Crystal Palace 20/10/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Liverpool 20/10/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Burnley 20/10/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Brighton 20/10/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur 20/10/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Watford Matchday 10 Date Time Match 27/10/2018 15:00 Brighton v Wolverhampton 27/10/2018 15:00 Burnley v Chelsea 27/10/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Arsenal 27/10/2018 15:00 Fulham v A.F.C. Bournemouth 27/10/2018 15:00 Leicester City v West Ham United 27/10/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Cardiff City 27/10/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Everton 27/10/2018 15:00 Southampton v Newcastle United 27/10/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City 27/10/2018 15:00 Watford v Huddersfield Town Matchday 11 Date Time Match 03/11/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Manchester United 03/11/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Liverpool 03/11/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Leicester City 03/11/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Crystal Palace 03/11/2018 15:00 Everton v Brighton 03/11/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Fulham 03/11/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Southampton 03/11/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Watford 03/11/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Burnley 03/11/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Tottenham Hotspur Matchday 12 Date Time Match 10/11/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Wolverhampton 10/11/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Brighton 10/11/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Everton 10/11/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur 10/11/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v West Ham United 10/11/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Burnley 10/11/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Fulham 10/11/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Manchester United 10/11/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v A.F.C. Bournemouth 10/11/2018 15:00 Southampton v Watford Matchday 13 Date Time Match 24/11/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Arsenal 24/11/2018 15:00 Brighton v Leicester City 24/11/2018 15:00 Burnley v Newcastle United 24/11/2018 15:00 Everton v Cardiff City 24/11/2018 15:00 Fulham v Southampton 24/11/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Crystal Palace 24/11/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea 24/11/2018 15:00 Watford v Liverpool 24/11/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Manchester City 24/11/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Huddersfield Town Matchday 14 Date Time Match 01/12/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur 01/12/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Wolverhampton 01/12/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Fulham 01/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Burnley 01/12/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Brighton 01/12/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Watford 01/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Everton 01/12/2018 15:00 Manchester City v A.F.C. Bournemouth 01/12/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v West Ham United 01/12/2018 15:00 Southampton v Manchester United Matchday 15 Date Time Match 04/12/2018 19:45 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town 04/12/2018 19:45 Brighton v Crystal Palace 04/12/2018 19:45 Burnley v Liverpool 04/12/2018 19:45 Fulham v Leicester City 04/12/2018 20:00 Manchester United v Arsenal 04/12/2018 19:45 Watford v Manchester City 04/12/2018 19:45 West Ham United v Cardiff City 04/12/2018 19:45 Wolverhampton v Chelsea 05/12/2018 19:45 Everton v Newcastle United 05/12/2018 20:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Matchday 16 Date Time Match 08/12/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Liverpool 08/12/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town 08/12/2018 15:00 Burnley v Brighton 08/12/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Southampton 08/12/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Manchester City 08/12/2018 15:00 Everton v Watford 08/12/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur 08/12/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Fulham 08/12/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton 08/12/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Crystal Palace Matchday 17 Date Time Match 15/12/2018 15:00 Brighton v Chelsea 15/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Leicester City 15/12/2018 15:00 Fulham v West Ham United 15/12/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United 15/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Manchester United 15/12/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Everton 15/12/2018 15:00 Southampton v Arsenal 15/12/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley 15/12/2018 15:00 Watford v Cardiff City 15/12/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v A.F.C. Bournemouth Matchday 18 Date Time Match 22/12/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Brighton 22/12/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Burnley 22/12/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Manchester United 22/12/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Leicester City 22/12/2018 15:00 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur 22/12/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Southampton 22/12/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Crystal Palace 22/12/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Fulham 22/12/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Watford 22/12/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Liverpool Matchday 19 Date Time Match 26/12/2018 15:00 Brighton v Arsenal 26/12/2018 15:00 Burnley v Everton 26/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Cardiff City 26/12/2018 15:00 Fulham v Wolverhampton 26/12/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Manchester City 26/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Newcastle United 26/12/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Huddersfield Town 26/12/2018 15:00 Southampton v West Ham United 26/12/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v A.F.C. Bournemouth 26/12/2018 15:00 Watford v Chelsea Matchday 20 Date Time Match 29/12/2018 15:00 Brighton v Everton 29/12/2018 15:00 Burnley v West Ham United 29/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Chelsea 29/12/2018 15:00 Fulham v Huddersfield Town 29/12/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Cardiff City 29/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Arsenal 29/12/2018 15:00 Manchester United v A.F.C. Bournemouth 29/12/2018 15:00 Southampton v Manchester City 29/12/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton 29/12/2018 15:00 Watford v Newcastle United Matchday 21 Date Time Match 01/01/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Watford 01/01/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Fulham 01/01/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Tottenham Hotspur 01/01/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Southampton 01/01/2019 15:00 Everton v Leicester City 01/01/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Burnley 01/01/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Liverpool 01/01/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Manchester United 01/01/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Brighton 01/01/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Crystal Palace Matchday 22 Date Time Match 12/01/2019 15:00 Brighton v Liverpool 12/01/2019 15:00 Burnley v Fulham 12/01/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town 12/01/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Newcastle United 12/01/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Watford 12/01/2019 15:00 Everton v A.F.C. Bournemouth 12/01/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Southampton 12/01/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Wolverhampton 12/01/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United 12/01/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Arsenal Matchday 23 Date Time Match 19/01/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v West Ham United 19/01/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Chelsea 19/01/2019 15:00 Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur 19/01/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Manchester City 19/01/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Crystal Palace 19/01/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Brighton 19/01/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Cardiff City 19/01/2019 15:00 Southampton v Everton 19/01/2019 15:00 Watford v Burnley 19/01/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Leicester City Matchday 24 Date Time Match 29/01/2019 19:45 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Chelsea 29/01/2019 19:45 Arsenal v Cardiff City 29/01/2019 19:45 Fulham v Brighton 29/01/2019 19:45 Huddersfield Town v Everton 29/01/2019 20:00 Manchester United v Burnley 29/01/2019 19:45 Wolverhampton v West Ham United 30/01/2019 20:00 Liverpool v Leicester City 30/01/2019 19:45 Newcastle United v Manchester City 30/01/2019 19:45 Southampton v Crystal Palace 30/01/2019 20:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford Matchday 25 Date Time Match 02/02/2019 15:00 Brighton v Watford 02/02/2019 15:00 Burnley v Southampton 02/02/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v A.F.C. Bournemouth 02/02/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Huddersfield Town 02/02/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Fulham 02/02/2019 15:00 Everton v Wolverhampton 02/02/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Manchester United 02/02/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Arsenal 02/02/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United 02/02/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Liverpool Matchday 26 Date Time Match 09/02/2019 15:00 Brighton v Burnley 09/02/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v West Ham United 09/02/2019 15:00 Fulham v Manchester United 09/02/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal 09/02/2019 15:00 Liverpool v A.F.C. Bournemouth 09/02/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Chelsea 09/02/2019 15:00 Southampton v Cardiff City 09/02/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City 09/02/2019 15:00 Watford v Everton 09/02/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Newcastle United Matchday 27 Date Time Match 23/02/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Wolverhampton 23/02/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Southampton 23/02/2019 15:00 Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur 23/02/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Watford 23/02/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Brighton 23/02/2019 15:00 Everton v Manchester City 23/02/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Crystal Palace 23/02/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Liverpool 23/02/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town 23/02/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Fulham Matchday 28 Date Time Match 26/02/2019 19:45 Arsenal v A.F.C. Bournemouth 26/02/2019 19:45 Cardiff City v Everton 26/02/2019 20:00 Crystal Palace v Manchester United 26/02/2019 19:45 Huddersfield Town v Wolverhampton 26/02/2019 19:45 Leicester City v Brighton 27/02/2019 19:45 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur 27/02/2019 20:00 Liverpool v Watford 27/02/2019 20:00 Manchester City v West Ham United 27/02/2019 19:45 Newcastle United v Burnley 27/02/2019 19:45 Southampton v Fulham Matchday 29 Date Time Match 02/03/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Manchester City 02/03/2019 15:00 Brighton v Huddersfield Town 02/03/2019 15:00 Burnley v Crystal Palace 02/03/2019 15:00 Everton v Liverpool 02/03/2019 15:00 Fulham v Chelsea 02/03/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Southampton 02/03/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal 02/03/2019 15:00 Watford v Leicester City 02/03/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Newcastle United 02/03/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Cardiff City Matchday 30 Date Time Match 09/03/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Manchester United 09/03/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v West Ham United 09/03/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Wolverhampton 09/03/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Brighton 09/03/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v A.F.C. Bournemouth 09/03/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Fulham 09/03/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Burnley 09/03/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Watford 09/03/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Everton 09/03/2019 15:00 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur Matchday 31 Date Time Match 16/03/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Newcastle United 16/03/2019 15:00 Brighton v Cardiff City 16/03/2019 15:00 Burnley v Leicester City 16/03/2019 15:00 Everton v Chelsea 16/03/2019 15:00 Fulham v Liverpool 16/03/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Manchester City 16/03/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace 16/03/2019 15:00 Watford v Southampton 16/03/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Huddersfield Town 16/03/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Arsenal Matchday 32 Date Time Match 30/03/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Newcastle United 30/03/2019 15:00 Brighton v Southampton 30/03/2019 15:00 Burnley v Wolverhampton 30/03/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Chelsea 30/03/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town 30/03/2019 15:00 Fulham v Manchester City 30/03/2019 15:00 Leicester City v A.F.C. Bournemouth 30/03/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur 30/03/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Watford 30/03/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Everton Matchday 33 Date Time Match 06/04/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Burnley 06/04/2019 15:00 Chelsea v West Ham United 06/04/2019 15:00 Everton v Arsenal 06/04/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Leicester City 06/04/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Cardiff City 06/04/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace 06/04/2019 15:00 Southampton v Liverpool 06/04/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton 06/04/2019 15:00 Watford v Fulham 06/04/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Manchester United Matchday 34 Date Time Match 13/04/2019 15:00 Brighton v A.F.C. Bournemouth 13/04/2019 15:00 Burnley v Cardiff City 13/04/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Manchester City 13/04/2019 15:00 Fulham v Everton 13/04/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Newcastle United 13/04/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Chelsea 13/04/2019 15:00 Manchester United v West Ham United 13/04/2019 15:00 Southampton v Wolverhampton 13/04/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Huddersfield Town 13/04/2019 15:00 Watford v Arsenal Matchday 35 Date Time Match 20/04/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Fulham 20/04/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Crystal Palace 20/04/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Liverpool 20/04/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Burnley 20/04/2019 15:00 Everton v Manchester United 20/04/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Watford 20/04/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur 20/04/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Southampton 20/04/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Leicester City 20/04/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Brighton Matchday 36 Date Time Match 27/04/2019 15:00 Brighton v Newcastle United 27/04/2019 15:00 Burnley v Manchester City 27/04/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Everton 27/04/2019 15:00 Fulham v Cardiff City 27/04/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Arsenal 27/04/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Huddersfield Town 27/04/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Chelsea 27/04/2019 15:00 Southampton v A.F.C. Bournemouth 27/04/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United 27/04/2019 15:00 Watford v Wolverhampton Matchday 37 Date Time Match 04/05/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur 04/05/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Brighton 04/05/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Crystal Palace 04/05/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Watford 04/05/2019 15:00 Everton v Burnley 04/05/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Manchester United 04/05/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Leicester City 04/05/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Liverpool 04/05/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Southampton 04/05/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Fulham Matchday 38 Date Time Match 12/05/2019 15:00 Brighton v Manchester City 12/05/2019 15:00 Burnley v Arsenal 12/05/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v A.F.C. Bournemouth 12/05/2019 15:00 Fulham v Newcastle United 12/05/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Chelsea 12/05/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Wolverhampton 12/05/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Cardiff City 12/05/2019 15:00 Southampton v Huddersfield Town 12/05/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton 12/05/2019 15:00 Watford v West Ham United Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Exciting Finish To Deciding Matches

first_imgBy BEN HARRISQueensland’s Men’s 40’s player-coach Scott Notley thought his team did not stand a chance against New South Wales in the State of Origin series.Well, Notley was celebrating a series win after his group of Queenslanders won the deciding match 7-6.Down by one at half-time, Queensland scored four touchdowns to two in the second half to help them collect their first Men’s 40s series in a decade.“I was very proud of the boys’ effort,” Notley said. “The boys dug deep.“We lost the first one so the second game was do-or-die but we won it, and we had a bit of momentum.”It was Queensland’s fourth division win of the State of Origin series but New South Wales soon claimed their fifth division of 2012 with a nail-biting win in the Men’s 30s.After two intense matches, New South Wales and Queensland left nothing in the tank at the end of the third game.The match went touchdown-for-touchdown and they could not be separated at half-time.The second half saw both sides show their attacking skills and produced sensational touchdowns.Shannon Warren scored a double for New South Wales while his teammate Elijah Van Der Kwast scored five touchdowns in the deciding match.Queensland’s John Andrews bagged four but it wasn’t enough as New South Wales won the game 10-8 and the division 2-1.New South Wales made it a clean sweep in the Women’s 20s’ with a 6-3 victory in the third game. Emma Tonegato scoring two touchdowns for the Blues.Having wrapped up the Men’s 50s division, Queensland were looking at making it 3-0.However, New South Wales had something to say about that and came out firing in the opening stages.They took a 5-3 lead into half-time and marched on in the second half to win 8-4.In the Men’s 45’s, New South Wales claimed a 3-0 division win following their 6-2 victory in the third match.Graham Beale scoring two touchdowns in the final game.Only one touchdown separated Queensland and New South Wales in the first two matches of the Women’s 30s, but it was not the case in the dead-rubber.Having already won the series, Queensland came out and dominated New South Wales in the first half by scoring four touchdowns to one.They went on to win the match 6-3.Make sure you stay up to date with these websites for all the State of Origin action: State of Origin – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksState of Origin game threelast_img read more

New Member Benefits: SportsPass release

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is delighted to announce a new initiative and exciting partnership with SportsPass. The relationship with SportsPass extends the benefits of affiliation for TFA and associated states, regions and affiliates and delivers on various TFA Strategic Plan 2011-15 objectives. This relationship provides an improved value proposition for you, and your members – who will now be able to access special deals, cheaper rates and bonuses. SportsPass is a dedicated member benefits program for Australian sporting associations and clubs that adds value to club memberships, whilst also providing a new funding source for Australian sport through the sale of the Supporter Cards. Firstly, members and supporters of participating associations and clubs benefit by having access to instant rewards from hundreds of participating SportsPass partners, through the ‘I am a member’ and ‘I am a supporter’ cards. For more information, please click on the attached media release and SportsPass information booklet.Related Filessportspass_media_release_april_2015-pdfsportspass_information_booklet_april_2015-pdfRelated LinksSportsPass Releaselast_img read more