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Australian Soccer

From the Beginning

Ted Simmons



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01 November 2023
Ted Simmons is a respected soccer writer of 60 years' standing and with his passion for the game and journalist's eye for detail he has compiled an encyclopaedic, state by state history of the game in Australia. From an era when teams grew out of occupations and ethnic clans through to the modern era of Australia's international successes illustrated by the Socceroos and the Matildas, Ted chronicles a fascinating story of the development  of soccer across the country. He describes how the game began in the 1800s-in coal mines, on goldfields, in gentlemen's clubs and in trailblazing women's supporter networks-detailing how each state formed clubs, established competitions, struggled for funding, fought with their administrations, experienced success and failure; and grew into the extraordinarily popular sport for men and women that soccer is in Australia today.

ISBN:   9780648557968
ISBN 10:   0648557960
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Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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