League system. A-League. The A-League was founded in 2005 after Australia's former top-flight national league National Soccer League was replaced. The A-League is ... National Premier Leagues. State-league soccer. District soccer. Youth leagues.
Milestones in Australian Soccer History. First club and match in Australia. The first club was formed in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta in 1880, through the efforts of an English schoolmaster, John Walter Fletcher, who settled in Sydney five years earlier. On August 3.1880, Fletcher and a fellow soccer lover J.A.Todd called a meeting in Aarons Hotel to promote the English game of Association football in the colony.
While Australia's first international was played against New Zealand in 1922, its first attempt at qualification for the World Cup wasn't until 1965, and it took until 1974 before it made it. Famously, it would be another 32 years before the Socceroos would join the world's elite again.
The genesis of soccer in Australia Diagnosing what ails Aussie soccer. If it were the case the this game was in fact the very first one in Australia there... He shoots … and misses again!. Yet for all of the spikes of interest in the game, it has always receded into the... Sheilas, wogs and ...
The National Soccer League (NSL) was the first truly national premiership competition of any sporting code in Australia. But from its inception in 1977, the NSL was a highly volatile league ...
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Football Australia's origins can be traced back to the early 1900's, with the formation of the 'Commonwealth Football Association' on December 21, 1911. The Commonwealth Football Association secured the first ever international matches for the Australian Men's Team in 1922, and changed its name to the 'Football Association' (Australia) in 1923 ahead of a proposed 1925 tour of England.
The Australia men's national soccer team represents Australia in international men's soccer.Officially nicknamed the Socceroos, the team is controlled by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Australia, which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006.
In 2003 the Australian Women's Soccer Association - which had administered and developed the women's game in Australia for almost 30 years - was absorbed into the Australian Soccer Association, which then became Football Federation Australia in 2004. It was a tumultuous period for the game.
Owing to the sheer volume of players that have played football in Australia, updates to these pages ceased in 2008. In effect, this archive is now defunct. In an effort to showcase Australia's national league players and create something more robust, timely and inclusive, Tony Persoglia has created the new archive Aussie Footballers. There you will find the statistical playing history of every man and woman that has competed in one of Australia's top flight national competitions (NSL, W-NSL ...