Tuesday 15 October 2019

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Football and War: Australia and Vietnam 1967–1972

Football and War: Australia and Vietnam 1967–1972, A Missing Part of the National Narrative Roy Hay Much has been written about sport in Australia. Much more has been written about war. There is also a small literature about sport and […]

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History or heritage: A Museum for Football in Australia

History or heritage: A Museum for Football in Australia This article appeared in Leopold Method in May 2015 just after the launch of the Whole of Football twenty year

Football’s First Free Kick: Demography and the Media—How and Why Australia Got a Game of its Own

Football on Corio Oval in 1913, the Geelong Football Club's home ground from 1878 until the Second World War. Source: John Reid, Geelong: A Photographic Album of Historic

Playground fitba rules

Playground fitba rules We all know the rules to the senior game but do you remember the rules of Primary School playground fitba? (In other parts of the English-speaking

Who sponsors the AFC Bournemouth Under-10s?

Who sponsors the AFC Bournemouth Under-10s? (An abbreviated version of this story appeared as 'Butler ready to serve', in the Geelong Advertiser, Friday 1 May 2015, p. 58.) Roy Hay The

A heterodox suggestion about the origins of football in Victoria

A heterodox suggestion about the origins of football in Victoria Roy Hay (This article first appeared in the Almanac on 3 April 2015 at

Soccer in New South Wales 1880–1980

Phil Mosely Soccer in New South Wales, 1880–1980 has just been published by Sports and Editorial Services Australia and Vulgar Press, Bannockburn and Carlton, Victoria. It is available

Looking for the ideal Christmas present?

Looking for the ideal Christmas present? If you have any interest in the World Game in Australia then Roy Hay & Bill Murray, A History of Football

Australian sport’s Mandela moment?

Australian sport’s Mandela moment?[1] Roy Hay Nelson Mandela, the recently deceased former president of the Republic of South Africa, was always conscious of the power of sport to symbolise,

England in Australia in 1925

Jack Elkes of England shoots for goal in the match against Western Australia at Fremantle Oval on 9 May 1925. The Western Australian players from the

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