Wednesday 05 August 2020

Bibliography to accompany A History of Football in Australia

A bibliography of Australian football

The following list of books, articles, chapters, reports and other material relating to football in Australia was compiled by Roy Hay, Bill Murray, Paul Mavroudis and Ian Syson as an aid for people interested in the history of the game. Originally intended to be included in Roy Hay & Bill Murray, A History of Football in Australia: A Game of Two Halves, SBS/Hardie Grant, Melbourne, 2014, it had to be omitted and replaced by only a short list of books in the final publication. The compilers will be happy to add material sent to them at .


Adair, Daryl & Wray Vamplew, Sport in Australian History, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1997.

Alagich, Colin, 100 Years of the World Game in Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Lion Soccer Club, Adelaide, 2007.

Alagich, Richard, Soccer: Winning through Technique and Tactics, McGraw-Hill, Sydney, 1995.

Archer, Michael et al. (contribs), The Hamlyn International Book of Soccer, Hamlyn, London, 1977.

Behrendt, Sarah, History of the Socceroos, Penguin Australia, Camberwell, Vic., 2011.

Blainey, Geoff, A Game of Our Own: The Origins of Australian Football, Information Australia, Melbourne, 1990; new edition, Black, Melbourne, 2003.

Cockerill, Mike, Soccer’s Long Road to the Top, Lothian, Port Melbourne, 1998.

Collison, Chas, From Bayswater to Knox City: The History of a Soccer Club, 1951–2001, no publisher listed, 2001.

Cordner, John, The World of Football: A History of Football’s Various Codes from their Origins to Today, Self-published, Killara, NSW, 2002.

Crowe, Rory, 100 Years of Queensland Soccer, Queensland Soccer Federation, Sportslead, Brisbane, 1984.

Desira, Peter with Richard Curmi, Green Gully Soccer Club: 50 Years, SESA, Teesdale, Vic., 2006.

Dettre, Andrew, Silver Jubilee of St George-Budapest, 1957–1982, St George-Budapest, Sydney 1982.

Economou, Nick, That Other Game: Association Football, Politics and Society, Sir Robert Menzies Centre, University of London, London, 1996.

Erskine, Ray, A History of Ipswich Soccer, Coalstars Soccer Club, Ipswich, Qld, 1980.

Fairs, Sid (ed.), Corrimal Rangers: Soccer Centenary 1891–1991, Corrimal Rangers, Wollongong, NSW, 1991.

Fink, Jesse, 15 Days in June: How Australia Became a Football Nation, Hardie Grant, Melbourne, 2007.

Fisher, Rosalind & Peter Morrison, Hakoah Club Sydney, 1938–1994, Hakoah Club, Bondi Junction, NSW, 1994.

Foster, Craig, Fozz on Football, Hardie Grant, Melbourne, 2011.

Goldblatt, David, The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Football, Penguin, London, 2007.

Gough, Tom, Introduction to Australian Soccer, New Horizon, Bognor Regis, UK, 1983.

Grant, Sidney James, Jack Pollard’s Soccer Records, Jack Pollard, Sydney, n.d. [?1974].

Grant, Sidney James, The History of Coalfields Soccer, Self-published, Sydney, 1978.

Green, Geoffrey, The History of the Football Association, 1863–1953, Naldrett Press, London, n.d. [?1953].

Greenwood, Barrie, Soccer: West Australia, 1960 to 2000, Perth Advertising Services, Perth, 2000.

Hall, Matthew, The Away Game, Harper Sports, Sydney, 2000.

Hall, Matthew, The Away Game: The Secret Lives of Australia’s Soccer Superstars, Hardie Grant, Melbourne, 2006.

Harlow, Denis, Cumberland United Soccer and Social Club: 50 Years, 1943–1993, Cumberland United, Adelaide, 1993.

Harlow, Denis, History of Soccer in South Australia, 1902–2002, South Australian Soccer Federation, Adelaide, 2003.

Harper, Andy, The Socceroos: Voodoo to Destiny, Limelight, Sydney, 2006.

Hay, Roy, Geelong Advertiser Cup, 1981–2005: Souvenir Record, Printstar, Geelong, Vic., 2005.

Hay, Roy & Bill Murray, A History of Football in Australia: A Game of Two Halves, SBS/Hardie Grant, Melbourne, 2014.

Hay, Roy & Ian Syson, The Story of Football in Victoria, Football Federation Victoria, Melbourne, 2009.

Hudson, Chris, A Century of Soccer, 1898–1998: A Tasmanian History, Peacock Publishers, Hobart, 1998.

Kallinikios, John, Soccer Boom: The Transformation of Victorian Soccer Culture 1945–1963, Walla Walla Press, Sydney, 2007.

Kreider, Richard, A Soccer Century: A Chronicle of Western Australian Soccer from 1896 to 1996, SportsWest Media, Perth, 1996.

Kreider, Richard, Paddocks to Pitches: The Definitive History of Western Australian Football, SportWest Media, Perth, 2012.

Lanfranchi, Pierre & Matthew Taylor, Moving with the Ball: The Migration of Professional Footballers, Berg, Oxford, 2001.

Lawrence, Geoffrey A., Thugs, Hooligans and Animals: Australian Media Analysis of the Brussels Football Riot, Australian Studies Centre, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, London, 1986.

Lustica, Bernard, From Hope to Glory: 40 Years of Croatia Deakin Soccer Club, Croatia Deakin, Canberra, 1999.

Martin, Egilberto, Juve! Juve!, Elabor Helena Nominees, Brooklyn, Vic., 1990.

Maynard, John, The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe: A History of Aboriginal Involvement with the World Game, Magabala Books, Broome, WA, 2011.

Melbourne Hungaria: The First Twenty Five Years, Melbourne Soccer Club, Melbourne, 1982.

Micallef, Philip, The World Cup Story: An Australian View, Self-published, Carringbah, NSW, 1994.

Moon, Paul & Peter Burns, The Asia-Oceania Soccer Handbook, Self-published, Oamaru, NZ, 1985.

Mosely, Philip A., Ethnic Involvement in Australian Soccer: A History, 1950–1990, National Sports Research Centre, Australian Sports Commission, Canberra, 1995.

Mosely, Philip A., Richard Cashman, John O’Hara & Hilary Weatherburn (eds), Sporting Immigrants, Walla Walla Press, Sydney, 1997.

Murray, Bill, Football: A History of the World Game, Scolar Press, Aldershot, UK, 1994.

Murray, Bill, The World’s Game: A History of Soccer, University of Illinois Press, Champaign, Ill., 1996.

Murray, Bill & Roy Hay, The World Game Downunder, ASSH Studies in Sports History, (19), Australian Society for Sports History, Melbourne, 2006.

Murray, Les, World Youth Championship Greats, AGPS, Canberra, 1993.

Murray, Les, By the Balls: Memoir of a Football Tragic, Random House, Sydney, 2006.

Nikolich, Peter, Beograd: White City Woodville, 1949–1999, Beograd, Adelaide, 1999.

Nimac, Ivan et al., More Than the Game: 50 Years of Sydney United, Sydney United Football Club, Sydney, 2008.

O’Hara, John, (ed.), Ethnicity and Soccer in Australia, ASSH Studies in Sports History, (10), Australian Society for Sports History, Campelltown, NSW, 1994.

Olivier-Scerri, G.E., Encyclopaedia of Australian Soccer, 1922–88, Showcase Publications, St Leonards, NSW, 1988.

Pospisil, Marijan, Croatia Sydney S.F.C., 1958–1988, Croatia Sydney Soccer Football Club, Sydney, 1988.

Punshon, John, Australia, 1922–1998, Soccer: The International Line-ups and Statistics Series, Soccer Books Ltd, Cleethorpes, UK, 1999.

Schwab, Laurie, The Socceroos and Their Opponents, Newspress, Melbourne, 1979.

Simmons, Ted, FFA Hall of Fame, 2007, Football Federation Australia, Sydney, 2007.

Smith, Tony, Soccer Lesson: The South Australian State Soccer Team and Its Opponents, 1923–1977, Peacock Publishers, Adelaide, 2013.

Snowden, Dianne, South Hobart Football Club, 1910–2010, South Hobart Football Club, South Hobart, 2010.

Solly, Ross, Shoot Out: The Passion and Politics of Soccer’s Fight for Survival in Australia, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld, 2004.

Thompson, Trevor, One Fantastic Goal: A Complete History of Football in Australia, ABC Books, Sydney, 2006.

Warren, Ian, Football Crowds and Cultures: Comparing English and Australian Law Enforcement Trends, ASSH, Melbourne, 2003.

Warren, John, Know the Game: Australian Football, Kingfisher Books, Cheltenham, Vic, 1984.

Warren, Johnny & Andrew Dettre, Soccer in Australia, Hamlyn, Sydney, 1974.

Warren, Johnny & Andrew Dettre, Soccer: The Australian Way, Summit, Sydney, 1979.

Watson, Elaine, Australian Women’s Soccer: The First Twenty Years, Australian Women’s Soccer Association, Canberra, 1994.

West Woden Juventus SC, West Woden Juventus: 25 years of Soccer, West Woden Juventus Soccer Club, Manuka, ACT, 1979.

Williams, Jean, A Beautiful Game: International Perspectives on Women’s Football, Berg, Oxford, 2007.

Williams, Paul with Kevin Christopher, The Un-official Beginners Guide to the History of the Australian National Soccer League, Studs Up, Bentleigh, Vic., 1999.

Williamson, John, Soccer Anzacs: The Story of Caledonian Soccer Club, Self-published, Applecross, WA, 1998.

Wilson, Tony, Australia United: Adventures at the 2006 World Cup, Germany, GSP Books, Melbourne, 2006.

General sports books including football-related material

Booth, Douglas & Colin Tatz, One-Eyed: A View of Australian Sport, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, 2000.

Cashman, Richard, Paradise of Sport: The Rise of Organised Sport in Australia, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1995.

Georgakis, Steve, The Greek-Australian Sport Hall of Fame, Halkeas Press, Sydney, 2000.

Georgakis, Steve, Sport and the Australian Greek, Standard Publishing, Rozelle, NSW, 2000.

Howell, Reet & Maxwell L. Howell, The Genesis of Sport in Queensland: From the Dreamtime to Federation, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, 1992.

Lawrence, Geoffrey & David Rowe (eds), Power Play: Essays in the Sociology of Australian Sport, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, n.d. [c.1986].

Mason, Nicholas, Football! The Story of All the World’s Football Games, Temple Smith, London, 1974.

McKay, Jim, No Pain, No Gain?: Sport and Australian Culture, Prentice Hall, Sydney, 1991.

Stell, Marion K., Half the Race: A History of Australian Women in Sport, Collins/Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, NSW, 1991.

Sutalo, Ilija, Croatians in Australia: Pioneers, Settlers and Their Descendants, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, SA, 2004.

Tkalcevic, Mato, Croats in Australia: An Information and Resource Guide, Victoria College Press, Burwood, Vic., 1988.

Unikoski, Rachel, Communal Endeavours: Migrant Organisations in Melbourne, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1978.

Ward, Tony, Sport in Australian National Identity: Kicking Goals, Routledge, London, 2010.

Biographies and autobiographies

Allen, Peter, Reg Date: The Don Bradman of Football, Allen Media Services, Mosman, NSW, 2011.

Baumgartner, Leo, The Little Professor of Soccer, Marketing Productions, Bondi Junction, NSW, 1968.

Briscoe, Gordon, Racial Folly: A Twentieth Century Aboriginal Family, ANU Press, Canberra, 2010.

Campbell, Donald, The Campbell Files: Everything You Won’t Find in the Stewart Report, Margaret Bowden, Marion, SA, 1995.

Di Fabrizio, Don, My Years with the Falcons: Memories of a Morwell Soccer Supporter, O’Hara Publishing, Churchill, Vic., 2011.

Farina, Frank with Bonita Mersiades, My World Is Round: A Personal Playing History, Vox Peritus, Milton, Qld, 1998.

Harper, Andy, Mr and Mrs Soccer, Random House, Sydney, 2004.

Johnston, Craig, Walk Alone, Collins Australia, Sydney, 1989.

Lusetich, Robert, My Beloved Socceroos: The Frank Arok Story, ABC Books, Sydney, 1992.

Mallett, Ashley, John Kosmina, Hutcheson Australia, Melbourne, 1983.

Mangan, Patrick, Offsider: A Memoir, Victory Books, Sydney, 2010.

Margo, Jill, Frank Lowy: Pushing the Limits, Harper Collins, Sydney, 2001.

Moriarty, John, Saltwater Fella: An Inspiring True Story of Success against All Odds, Penguin, Melbourne, 2000.

O’Neill, John, It’s Only a Game: A Life in Sport, Random House, Sydney, 2007.

Perkins, Charles, A Bastard Like Me, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1975.

Rasic, Rale with Ray Gatt, The Rale Rasic Story, New Holland, Sydney, 2006.

Read, Peter, Charles Perkins: A Biography, Penguin, Ringwood, Vic., 1990 & 2001.

Schwarzer, Mark, World Cup Destiny: From Sydney to Stuttgart, ABC Books, Sydney, 2006.

Shorrock, Les, My Charmed Life, Self-published, n.d.

Slater, Robbie with Matthew Hall, The Hard Way, Harper Sports, Sydney, 1999.

Thompson, Archie & Michael Winkler, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger, Victory Books, Carlton, Vic., 2010.

Wade, Paul with Kyle Patterson, Captain Socceroo: The Paul Wade Story, Harper Sports, Sydney, 1995.

Warren, Johnny with Andy Harper & Josh Whittington, Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters: An Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren and Soccer in Australia, Random House, Sydney, 2002.


Booth, Ross, ‘The A-League: A new league for Australia: From old soccer to new football’, in Peter Burke & June Senyard (eds), Behind the Play: Football in Australia, Maribyrnong Press, Melbourne, 2008, 221–38.

Dabscheck, Braham, ‘Moving beyond ethnicity: Soccer’s evolutionary progress’, in Bob Stewart (ed.) The Games Are Not the Same: The Political Economy of Football in Australia, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007, 198–235.

Hay, Roy, ‘Soccer and social control in Scotland, 1873–1973’, in Richard Cashman & Michael McKernan (eds), Sport: Money, Morality and the Media, New South Wales University Press, Kensington, NSW, 1981, 223–47.

Hay, Roy, ‘British football, wogball or the World Game?: Towards a social history of Victorian Soccer’, in John O’Hara (ed)., Ethnicity and Soccer in Australia, ASSH Studies in Sports History, (10), Australian Society for Sports History, Campelltown, NSW, 1994, 44–79.

Hay, Roy, ‘Violence by players’, in Wray Vamplew et al. (eds), Oxford Companion to Australian Sport, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1992; 2nd edn, 1994, 443–6.

Hay, Roy, ‘Croatia: Community, conflict and culture: The role of soccer clubs in immigrant identity’, in Michael Cronin & David Mayall (eds), Sporting Nationalisms: Identity, Ethnicity and Assimilation, Frank Cass, London, 1998, 49–66.

Hay, Roy, ‘A new look at soccer violence’, in Denis Hemphill (ed.), All Part of the Game: Violence and Australian Sport, Walla Walla Press, Sydney, 1998, 41–62.

Hay, Roy, ‘Oral history, migration and soccer in Australia, 1880–2000’, in A. James Hammerton  & Eric Richards (eds), Speaking to Immigrants: Oral Testimony and the History of Australian Migration, Visible Immigrants 6, History Program and Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, 2002, 39–61.

Hay, Roy, ‘The last night of the Poms: Australia as a post-colonial sporting society’, in John Bale & Mike Cronin (eds), Sport and Post-Colonialism, Berg, Oxford, 2003, 15–28.

Hay Roy, ‘Fan culture in Australian football (soccer): From ethnic to mainstream?’, in Matthew Nicholson, Bob Stewart & Rob Hess (eds), Football Fever: Moving the Goalposts, Maribyrnong Press, Melbourne, 2006, 91–105.

Hay, Roy, ‘Instant rivalry: The Melbourne Victory versus Melbourne Heart derby’, in Deirdrie Hynes, Annabel Kiernan & Keith Parry (eds), Football and Communities across Codes, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Freeland, Oxford, 2013, eBook, 108–17.

Hay, Roy & Marnie Haig-Muir, ‘ “Huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’ ” and the rest: Sports in Geelong in the mid-nineteenth century and afterwards’, in Tom Spurling & Geoff Peel (eds), The View from Station Peak: Writings on Geelong: History and Literature, n.p., Geelong, 2007, 85–99.

Hay, Roy & Ian Warren, ‘Who supports Melbourne Victory?: A preliminary inquiry into crowd make-up and dynamics in the new A-League’, in Peter Burke & June Senyard (eds), Behind the Play: Football in Australia, Maribyrnong Press, Melbourne, 2008, 239–60.

Hughson, John, ‘The Bad Blue Boys and “the magical recovery” of John Clarke’, in Gary Armstrong & Richard Giulianotti (eds), Entering the Field: Studies in World Football, Berg, Oxford, 1997, 239–59.

Jones, Roy & Philip Moore, ‘He only has eyes for Poms’, in John O’Hara (ed.), Ethnicity and Soccer in Australia, ASSH Studies in Sports History, (10), Australian Society for Sports History, Campbelltown, NSW, 1994, 16–32.

Miller, Toby, ‘The unmarking of soccer: Making a brand new subject’, in T. Bennett et al. (eds), Celebrating the Nation: A Critical Study of Australia’s Bicentenary, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, 1992.

Mosely, Philip A., ‘Balkan politics in Australian Soccer’, in John O’Hara (ed.), Ethnicity and Soccer in Australia, ASSH Studies in Sports History, (10), Australian Society for Sports History, Campbelltown, NSW, 1994, 33–43.

Mosely, Philip A., ‘Soccer’, in Philip A. Mosely, Richard Cashman, John O’Hara & Hilary Weatherburn (eds), Sporting Immigrants, Walla Walla Press, Sydney, 1997.

Murray, Bill, ‘Asia and the Pacific’, in Stephen Wagg (ed.), Giving the Game Away: Football, Politics and Culture in Five Continents, Leicester University Press, Leicester, UK, 1995, 138–62.

Murray, Bill, ‘The worker sports movement in France’, in Arnd Krueger & Jim Riordan (eds), The Story of Worker Sport, Human Kinetics, Champaign, Ill., 1996, 27–42.

Murray, Bill with Philip A. Mosely, ‘Soccer’, in Wray Vamplew & Brian Stoddart (eds), Sport in Australia: A Social History, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994, 213–30.

Procter, Nicholas & Rob Lynch, ‘The uses of soccer by Serbian Australians in the expression of cultural identity’, in Clare Simpson & Bob Gidlow (eds), Proceedings of ANZALS Conference 1995, ANZALS, Lincoln University, Canterbury, NZ, 1995, 182–8.

Vamplew, Wray, ‘Sports crowd disorder: An Australian survey’, in John O’Hara (ed.), Crowd Violence at Australian Sport, ASSH Studies in Sports History, (7), Australian Society for Sports History, Campbelltown, NSW, 1992, 79–111.

Vamplew, Wray, ‘Violence in Australian soccer: The ethnic contribution’, in John O’Hara (ed.), Ethnicity and Soccer in Australia, ASSH Studies in Sports History, (10), Australian Society for Sports History, Campbelltown, NSW, 1994, 1–15.

Warren, Ian, ‘Soccer subcultures in Australia’, in Carmel Guerra & Rob White (eds), Ethnic Minority Youth in Australia: Challenges and Myths, National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, Hobart, 1995, 121–31.

Warren, Ian & Roy Hay, ‘Order and disorder at sporting venues’, in Denis Hemphill (ed.), All Part of the Game: Violence and Australian Sport, Walla Walla Press, Sydney, 1998, 63–86.

Westerbeek, Hans & Aaron Smith, ‘Australian amateur soccer and ethnicity: Cross-cultural marketing challenges’, in Rob Hess, Matthew Nicholson & Bob Stewart (eds), Football Fever: Crossing Boundaries, Maribyrnong Press, Melbourne, 2005, 73–88.


Adair, Daryl, ‘Australian sport history: From the founding years to today’, Sport in History, 29(3), 2009, 405–36.

Adair, Daryl & Wray Vamplew, ‘Not so far from the madding crowd: Spectator violence in Britain and Australia: A review article’, Sporting Traditions, 7(1), November 1990, 95–103.

Allen, Lyle, Review of Philip Mosely, Ethnic Involvement in Australian Soccer: A History, 1950–1990, National Sports Research Centre, Australian Sports Commission, Canberra, 1995: Sporting Traditions, 11(2), May 1995, 145–50.

Brabazon, Tara, ‘What’s the story Morning Glory?: Perth Glory and the imagining of Englishness’, Sporting Traditions, 14(2), May 1998, 53–66.

Brawley, Sean, ‘Second rate Java jaunters: Soccer football, the imaginary grandstand, cultural diplomacy and Australia’s Asian context’, Sport in Society, 15(4), 2012, 504–28.

Carniel, Jennifer, ‘Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: Masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer’, Soccer & Society, 10(1), 2009, 73–83.

Dabscheck, Braham, ‘Sporting labour markets and the courts’, Sporting Traditions, 2(1), November 1985, 2–24.

Dabscheck, Braham, ‘Early attempts at forming soccer player unions in Australia’, Sporting Traditions, 10(2), May 1994, 25–40.

Dabscheck, Braham, ‘Assaults on soccer’s compensation system: Europe and Australia compared’, Sporting Traditions, 13(1), November 1996, 81–107.

Dabscheck, Braham, ‘Australian soccer’s freedom of association dispute’, Sporting Traditions, 2(1), November 2000, 57–75.

Danforth, Loring M., ‘Is the World Game an ethnic game or an Aussie game?: Narrating the nation in Australian soccer’, American Ethnologist, 28(2), 2001, 363–87.

Georgakis, Steve, ‘Football phoenix: The story of the PanHellenic Football Club’, University of Sydney, Open access website,

Guoth, Nick, ‘A new China: Using sport to expose a multi-class race through the 1923 Chinese soccer tour of Australia’, Sport in Society, 15(4), 2012, 462–78.

Hallinan, Christopher J. & Tom Heenan, ‘Australia, Asia and the new football opportunity’, Soccer & Society, 14(5), 2013, 751–67.

Hallinan, Christopher J. & John Hughson, ‘The beautiful game in Howard’s “Brutopia”: Football, ethnicity and citizenship in Australia’, Soccer & Society, 10(1), 2009, 1–8.

Hallinan, Christopher J. & March L. Krotee, ‘Conceptions of nationalism and citizenship among non-Anglo Celtic soccer clubs in an Australian city’, Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 17(2), August 1993, 125–33.

Hallinan, Christopher J., John E. Hughson & Michael Burke, ‘Supporting the World Game in Australia: A case study of fandom at national and club level’, Soccer & Society, 8(2–3), April–July 2007, 283–97.

Harrison, Graham, ‘What’s in an ethnic name?: Soccer clubs in Australia’, Canberra Anthropology, 2(2), October 1979, 23–35.

Hay, Roy, ‘Marmaras’s oyster or Seamonds’ baby?:  The formation of the Victorian Soccer Federation, 1956–1964’, Sporting Traditions, 10 (2), 1994, 3–24.

Hay, Roy, ‘Soccer in Geelong between the wars’, Investigator, no. 115, 29(2), June 1994, 47–60.

Hay, Roy, ‘Soccer in Geelong since the war’, Investigator, no. 116, 29(3), August 1994, 87–108.

Hay, Roy, ‘Another abortive soccer players union’, ASSH Bulletin, 24, June 1996, 11–14.

Hay, Roy, ‘Croatia: Community, conflict and culture: The role of soccer clubs in migrant identity’, Journal of Immigrants and Minorities, 17(1), March 1998, 49–66.

Hay, Roy, ‘Black (yellow or green) bastards: Soccer refereeing in Australia: A much maligned profession’, Sporting Traditions, 15(2), May 1999, 19–36.

Hay, Roy, ‘Sports mad nations: Some research already done’, Australian Society for Sports History Bulletin, 33, February 2001, 18–24.

Hay, Roy, ‘Sidelight on bodyline’, Baggy Green: Journal of Australian Cricket, 4(1), 2001, 19–21.

Hay, Roy, ‘ “Our wicked foreign game”: Why has Association Football (soccer) not become the main code of football in Australia?’, Soccer & Society, 7(2–3), April–July 2006, 165–86.

Hay, Roy, ‘A tale of two footballs: The origins of Association Football and Australian Rules revisited’, Sport in Society, 13(6), August 2010, 952–69.

Hay, Roy, ‘Ethnicity, structure and globalisation: An argument about Association Football in Australia, 1958–2010’, Sport in Society, 14(6), August 2011, 833–50.

Hay, Roy, ‘Football in Australia before codification, 1820–1860’, The International Journal of the History of Sport, 31(13), 2014, 00–00 (Online version published 3 March 2014, hard copy later in 2014).

Hay, Roy & Nick Guoth, ‘No single pattern: Australian migrant minorities and the round ball code in Victoria’, Soccer & Society, 10(6), November 2009, 825–44.

Hay, Roy & Tony Joel, ‘Football’s World Cup and its fans—reflections on national styles: A photo essay on Germany 2006’, Soccer & Society, 8(1), January 2007, 1–32.

Hay, Roy & Heath McDonald, ‘A Victory for the fans?: Melbourne’s new football club in historical perspective’, Soccer & Society, 8(2–3), April–June 2007, 297–314.

Hughes, Antony, Review of Rosalind Fisher & Peter Morrison, Hakoah Club Sydney 1938–1994, Hakoah Club, Sydney, 1994; Sporting Traditions, 11(2), 1995, 128–30.

Hughson, John, ‘Australian soccer: “Ethnic or Aussie”—the search for image’, Current Affairs Bulletin, 10, March 1992, 12–16.

Hughson, John, ‘Football, folk dancing and fascism: Diversity and difference in multicultural Australia’, Australia and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, 33, 1997, 167–86.

Hughson, John, ‘Soccer support and social identity: Finding the “thirdspace” ’. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 33(4), 1998, 403–9.

Hughson, John, ‘A tale of two tribes: Expressive fandom in Australian soccer’s A-League’, Culture, Sport and Society, 2(3), Autumn 1999, 10–30.

Hughson, John, ‘The boys are back in town: Soccer support and the social reproduction of masculinity’, Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 24(1), 2000, 8–23.

Hughson, John, ‘ “The wogs are at it again”: The media reportage of Australian soccer “riots” ’, Football Studies, 4(1), 2001, 40–55.

James, Keiran, Chris Tolliday & Rex Walsh, ‘Where to now, Melbourne Croatia?: Football Federation Australia’s use of accounting numbers to institute exclusion upon ethnic clubs’, Asian Review of Accounting, 19(2), 2011, 112–24.

Lock, Daniel, ‘Fan perspectives of change in the A-League’, Soccer & Society, 10(1), 2009, 109–23.

Lock, Daniel, S. Darcy & T. Taylor, ‘Starting with a clean slate: An analysis of member identification with a new sports team’, Sport Management Review, 12(1), 2009, 15–25.

Lynch, Rob, ‘Disorder on the sidelines of Australian sport’, Sporting Traditions, 8(1), 1991, 50–75.

Mavroudis, Paul, ‘Against the run of play: The emergence of Australian soccer literature’, The International Journal of the History of Sport, 30(5), 2013, 484–99.

Moore, Phillip, ‘Soccer in the west: The World Game in Australia’s western periphery’, Soccer & Society, 10(1), 2009, 84–95.

Mosely, Philip A., ‘Factory football: Paternalism and profits’, Sporting Traditions, (1), November 1985, 25–36.

Mosely, Philip A., ‘The game: Early soccer scenery in New South Wales’, Sporting Traditions, (2), May 1992, 135–51.

Mosely, Philip, ‘European immigrants and soccer violence in New South Wales, 1949–1959’, Journal of Australian Studies, (40), March 1994, 14–26.

Murray, Bill & Roy Hay, ‘Australia and Olympic soccer’, The Cauldron, a special issue of Yorker, Melbourne Cricket Club Current Awareness Bulletin, 27, Spring 2000, 2–6.

Murray, Les & Roy Hay, ‘Proving a negative in history: The non-appearance of the Hungarian football team at the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956’, Sporting Traditions, 30(2), November 2013, 1–14.

Musch, Jochen & Roy Hay, ‘The relative age effect in soccer: Cross-cultural evidence for a systematic discrimination against children born late in the competition year’, Sociology of Sport Journal, 16, 1999, 54–64.

Nielsen, Eric,  ‘ “Indian hockey [and football] tricks”: Race, magic, wonder and empire in Australian–Indian sporting relations, 1926–1938’, Sport in Society, 15(4), 2012, 551–64.

Pajic, Zoran, ‘ “A” is for Australia: New football’s billionaires, consumers and the “Asian Century”: How the A-League defines the new Australia’, Soccer & Society, 14(5), 2013, 734–50.

Riccati, Francesco & Matthew Klugman, ‘Connected to something: Soccer and the transnational passions, memories and communities of Sydney’s Italian migrants’, The International Journal of the History of Sport, 30(5), 2013, 469–83.

Rowe, David & C. Gilmour, ‘Getting a ticket to the world party: Televising soccer in Australia’, Soccer & Society, 10(1), 2009, 9–26.

Skinner, James, Dwight Zakus & Allan Edwards, ‘Coming in from the margins: Ethnicity, community support and the rebranding of Australian soccer’, Soccer & Society, 9(3), 2008, 394–404.

Street, Les, ‘The forgotten grounds of Sydney: A retrospective overview of select National Soccer League grounds’, The International Journal of the History of Sport, 30(5), 2013, 500–26.

Syson, Ian, ‘The chimera of origins’, The International Journal of the History of Sport, 30(5), 2013, 453–68.

Taylor, Tracy, Daniel Lock & Simon Darcy, ‘The Janus face of diversity in Australian Sport’, Sport in Society, 12(7), 2009, 861–75.

Warren, Ian & Roy Hay, ‘ “Fencing them in”: The A-League, policing and the dilemma of public order’, Soccer & Society, 10(1), January 2009, 124–41.

Weinberg, Ben, ‘ “The future is Asia”?: The role of the Asian Football Confederation in the governance and development of football in Asia’, The International Journal of the History of Sport, 29(4), March 2012, 535–52.

Newspapers and magazines

Australian FourFourTwo, 2005–continuing.

Australian Soccer, 1989–1991.

Australian Soccer Weekly, 1980, continued as Australian and British Soccer Weekly, 1991–2008, and Australian and International Football Weekly, 2009–2011.

Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Chronicle, 1860–1870.

Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer, 1845–1860.

Football Annual (‘Sunday Chronicle’) 1948–49 season.

Goal Weekly, 2005–continuing.

Inside Soccer, 1999.

King Soccer (South Australia), 1960s.

League News, Official Weekly Newsletter of the Amateur Soccer Federation of Victoria.

Referee, Sydney, 1886–1939.

Soccer Action, 1976–1987.

Soccer International.

Soccer Mirror.

Soccer News (Victoria) 1924– .

Soccer News (Victorian Amateur Soccer Football Association), 1948–1972.

Soccer News (Metropolitan Soccer Football Association, New South Wales) 1922–1927.

Soccer News (Australian Soccer Football Association), 1953.

Soccer News (South Australia), 1956–60.

Soccer Star, 1988–1990.

Soccer Voice, 1985, 1986.

Soccer Week, 1974–1976.

Soccer Weekly, 1962.

Soccer Weekly News (NSW Soccer Football Association Ltd), 1947–1950, 1952–1958.

Soccer World, 1(1), 12 July 1958 – 25(9), October 1982.

Soccer World (NSW Federation of Soccer Clubs), 1959.

Soccer World (NSW State Soccer League), 21 August 1931.

Sporting Globe, 1922–1972.

Studs Up, 1994–200?

Western Australia Soccer Mail (Western Australia Soccer Football Association), 1951–1952

World Soccer, 1960–continuing.

See also Andrew Howe, National Soccer League, Official Season Guide 2003–04, Soccer Australia, Sydney, 2003 and his later annual compilations of media guides and handbooks for Football Federation Australia and the Hyundai A-League.


Dew, Stephanie, Ethnic Involvement in Sport in Geelong, 1945–1990, MA thesis, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic., 1992.

Georgakis, Steve, Greek Sporting Traditions in Australia: An Historical Study of Ethnicity, Gender and Youth, PhD thesis, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1999.

Gorman, Joe, Off the Ball: Ethnicity, Commercialism and Australian Football, 1974–2004, B A Hons thesis, University of Sydney, Sydney, 2012.

Hughes, Anthony Thomas, A History of Sydney Hakoah Soccer Club: A Case Study of Sport and Identity in Sydney’s Jewish Community, 1923–1987, PhD thesis, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003.

Hughson, John E., A Feel for the Game: An Ethnographic Study of Soccer Support and Identity, PhD thesis, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1996.

Kallinikios, John, Sporting Realities and Social Meanings: The Transformation and Representation of Soccer in Victoria, 1945–1963, PhD thesis, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2004.

Lobley, J. Murray, ‘Coal, Steel and Leather’: The History of Soccer in Gippsland, MA thesis, Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, 2001.

Lock, Daniel, New Team Identification: Sydney FC, A Case Study, PhD thesis, University of Technology, Sydney, 2009.

Mavroudis, Paul, Against the Run of Play: The Emergence of Australian Soccer Literature, Honours thesis, Victoria University, Melbourne, 2011.

McGowan, Lee, Faster Than Words, MA thesis, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2011.

McNeice, Kian, Soccer-Related Soccer Violence: Towards a Theoretical Framework for the Australian Setting, BA Honours thesis, Australian National University, Canberra, 1991.

Mosely, Philip A., A Social History of Soccer in New South Wales, 1880–1957, PhD thesis, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1987.

Pocklington, Michael, Ethnicity of Football in Australia, Master of Business (Sports Management) thesis, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic., 2006.

Schnytzer, Jonnie, How Soccer Crossed the Line: Ethnicity, Mainstream and the Imaginary Boundary of Polyglot Multiculturalism in Australia, MA thesis, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, 2013.

Spurling, Anna, Hooligans or Fans?: Violence and Culture in Association Football since the Second World War, BA Honours thesis, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic., 1999.

Street, Les, A Comparative Analysis of Nine Former National Soccer League (NSL) Venues in Sydney, Australia, MA thesis, University of Technology, Sydney, 2011.

Warren, Ian, Cultures of Control: Law, Enforcement and Public Order at Sporting Events: A Comparative Approach, MA thesis, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 1996.


Australian Bureau of Statistics, ‘Participation in Sport and Physical Activities’, Year Book Australia, 1998 (ABS Catalogue no. 1301.0); for an electronic version, see

Australian Sport Index. National Sport Information Centre, Belconnen, ACT, n. d. [?1988].

Australian Sport, a Profile, Department of Sport, Recreation and Tourism [and] Australian Sports Commission, AGPS, Canberra, 1985.

Australian Sports Directory, Department of Home Affairs, AGPS, Canberra, 1979– . From 1979/80 to 1981/82, each issue covers 1 July–30 June.

Bradley, Graham, Report to Australian Soccer Federation on Structure and Organization of Australian Soccer, Australian Soccer Federation, Sydney, 18 May 1990.

Bubalo, Antony, Football Diplomacy, Lowy Institute, Sydney, 2005.

Constantine, John & Ian Holmes, ASF Submission responding to the Stewart Report, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, 1995.

Coulter, John, Soccer: Senate First Report June, 1995, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, 1995 (see below, Soccer).

Coulter, John, Soccer: Senate Second Report, November 1995, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, 1995 (see below, Soccer).

Crawford, David, Independent Soccer Inquiry, Australian Sports Commission, Canberra, 2003.

Gillard, Oliver James, Report and Recommendations: A Board of Inquiry into the Area Reserved and Known as Albert Park, Owen Dixon Chambers, Melbourne, 1961.

Hay, Roy & Michael Pocklington with Ian Warren, First Report on a Public Order Strategy for the City of Melbourne, unpublished research report to the City of Melbourne, July 2007.

Hay, Roy, ‘Soccer’, in K.M. Haig-Muir, Peter Mewett & Roy Hay, Sporting Facilities in Victoria, Final Report to Heritage Victoria on a thematic history of sporting sites in the state, December 2000 (available through the Heritage Victoria Library).

NSL Task Force, Report of the NSL Task Force into the Structure of a New National Soccer League Competition (Kemeny Report), Australian Soccer Association, Sydney, 2003.

Soccer, Senate Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts Reference Committee, First Report, Canberra, June 1995; Second Report, November 1995.

Smith, Winston, Building Australia’s Football Community: A Review into the Sustainability of Football, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, 2011.

Stewart, D.G., Report to Australian Soccer Federation on the Transfer of Australian Soccer Players, Australian Soccer Federation, Sydney, 1994.

Vamplew, Wray, Sports Violence in Australia: Its Extent and Control, Australian Sports Commission, ACT, 1991.

Coaching manuals

Alagich, Richard, Soccer: Winning through Technique and Tactics, McGraw-Hill, Sydney, 1995.

Dettre, Andrew, How to Play Winning Soccer, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1978.

Soccer: Aussie Sports Coaching Program, ACHPER, Parkside, SA, n.d. [c.1987].

Novels (The next three sections were compiled by Paul Mavroudis)

Deans, Adrian, Mr Cleansheets, Vulgar Press, Carlton North, Vic., 2010.

Fearnhead, David Alejandro, Bailey of the Saints, Great Northern Books, Ilkley, UK, 2011.

Goldsworthy, Peter, Keep It Simple, Stupid, Flamingo, Sydney, 1996.

Humphreys, Neil, Match Fixer, Marshall Cavendish, Singapore, 2010.

Martin, David, The Young Wife, Macmillan, London, 1962.

Reilly, Graham, Sweet Time, Hodder, Sydney, 2004.

Wells, Harold C., The Earth Cries Out, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1950.

Wilson, Tony, Making News, Pier 9, Millers Point, NSW, 2010.


Barrett, Richard, The Heartbreak Kid, Currency Press, Paddington, NSW, 1988.


The Heartbreak Kid, written by Michael Jenkins & Richard Barrett, directed by Michael Jenkins, Roadshow Distributors, 1993.

Struck by Lightning, written by Trevor Farrant, directed by Jerzy Domaradzki, Dark Horse Pictures, 1990.

Total Football, written and directed by Gian Carlo Petraccaro, Ithaca Films, 2009.

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