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dc.contributor.authorLock, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.authorDarcy, Simonen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Tracyen_US
dc.contributor.editorGraham Cuskellyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:21:55Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:21:55Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-02-17T07:34:21Z
dc.identifier.issn14413523en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.smr.2008.09.001en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36394
dc.description.abstractSoccer in Australia underwent a series of changes following a Federal Government inquiry into its future. A report into the Structure, Governance and Management of Soccer in Australia (2003) recommended a process of structural change, aimed at repositioning and rebranding soccer as association football. The restructure yielded the replacement of the National Soccer League with the A-League, five new Australian teams and a concerted attempt to separate soccer from its ethnic ties in the antipodes. This paper examines member identification in relation to a specific A-League club's members. Using the Sports Spectator Identity Scale (Wann & Branscombe, 1993) to measure sport fan identity in a new team context, a survey of club members of Sydney FC (n = 510), was undertaken. Survey findings indicated that members of Sydney FC reported relatively strong team identification in the first year of the new competition, with some nuanced differences based on age and income. The SSIS demonstrated a good level of fit in relation to a new sports team, although it is evident that rivalries and identification with a new team need time to develop fully.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom15en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto25en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSport Management Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSport and Leisure Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150404en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999en_US
dc.titleStarting with a clean slate: An analysis of member identification with a new sports teamen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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