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dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorZakus, Dwighten_US
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Allanen_US
dc.contributor.editorJohn Hughson, Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Projit Mukharji, Sean Brownen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:26:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:26:24Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-07-02T06:43:32Z
dc.identifier.issn14660970en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14660970802009007en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/23189
dc.description.abstractSoccer in Australia exists at the margin of the professional sport landscape, although it enjoys popularity at the development levels. This historic position is the result of many social and political forces. With four football codes operating in Australia, amongst other elite and professional sport teams and leagues, soccer occupied a troubled position. The sustenance and growth of the sport emanates from a strong ethnic, immigrant basis of soccer, but this base also resulted in further marginalization of the code. Add to these difficulties organizational and governance issues, soccer was a management 'basket-case' for some time. Marginalization in the Oceania federation and questionable qualifying processes for the World Cup exacerbated the problems in Australian soccer. 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'.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent67320 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713636451en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom394en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto404en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSoccer & Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode359999en_US
dc.titleComing in from the margins: ethnicity, community support and the rebranding of Australian socceren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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