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The British are Coming, Hopefully: Great Expectations and the Two Phases of the Commonwealth Football Association

Guoth, Nick

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Association football (soccer) in Australia began as a sport in the 1870s, yet it took four decades for Australians to embrace a national organisation. In 1911 the State associations met in Sydney and consequently the Commonwealth Football Association was formed. The impetus was the desire for a tour by the English. Over the next fifteen years, negotiations would to and fro between Australia, New Zealand and England, eventually leading to the arrival of the English in May 1925. By then the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20462
Source: Sporting Traditions

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