After a decade of the A-League, football in Australia is at a crossroads. Football Federation Australia’s plans for the next 20 years are highly ambitious as it sets on the path of making football ‘the largest and most popular sport in Australia’.
Leopold Method takes a look back at the key moments and people that have shaped FFA’s short history. This issue also looks at the challenges that elite female players have had to overcome to play for their country, the rich history of football in Newcastle and how the sport can develop its own historical narrative.
- The Lessons of A-League Expansion | Vince Rugari
- Sporting Spirit: The Culture and Mentality of Women’s Football | Pete Smith
- Vitezslav Lavicka: The A-League’s Forgotten Revolutionary | Kate Cohen
- Australian Soccer on the Edge of Legitimacy | Ian Syson (Read extract)
- How the GFC Cut a Swathe Through the A-League | John Stensholt
- Newcastle Football | Philip Mosely
- Getting to Know Lyall Gorman | John Davidson