Coming in From the Margins: Ethnicity, Community Support, and the Rebranding of Australian Soccer

James Skinner, Dwight H Zakus, Allan EDWARDS

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This essay traces the various changes to soccer in Australia as it seeks to move into the mainstream of national and international sport. A reorganized national sport governing body, the Football Federation of Australia, a new national professional competition in the A-League, new television revenues, and membership in the Asian Football Confederation point to the changes that will lead Australian soccer into the mainstream of the 'world game'.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-404
Number of pages11
JournalSoccer and Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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