Author Archives: Leslie Steeves

Matildas and Kerr Say Goodbye

There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that Sam Kerr is an icon in the Australian soccer scene. She is the face of the marketing campaigns of the Matildas and an inspiration to many young and aspiring soccer players. Kerr is also a world-class player, and her performance is beyond impressive. Therefore it comes as […]

Australian Football Lifts Spirits

It was 1916, and Europe has tragically immersed in World War I. The Australian soldiers were at an all-time low in their morale. The war claimed many Aussie “Diggers” in France near the town of Fromelles during what is considered as the bloodiest battle which Australia had. In the aftermath of this battle, the Australian […]

Australia’s Soccer Youth Development

This week a stern warning was expressed by Rob Sherman, Director of the Football Federation Australia. Sherman showed concern regarding the reduced level of youth development within the sport, which he states will result in the country not being able to qualify for the World Cup, due to a lack of quality players. Country’s Football […]

Australian Football Preserving Their Heritage

Football Federation Australia is going from strength to strength in their efforts to promote and enhance the sport in the country. In recent weeks we have seen the relentless effort placed on their bid to host the World Cup. We have also had a long and rich history of football in Australia being brought to […]

Australia Possibly Hosting the WWC

FIFA has made it official that Women’s World Cup 2023 would see 32 teams partaking. This is a substantial growth since the days in 1991 when a small 12 groups were involved, which grew then to 24 units during this year’s tournament. This change also caused the bidding process to host the event, to open […]

Soccer Played in Australia Since 1859

This is the suggestion made in a newly released book by Peter Kunz, librarian and archivist of Canberra. After twelve years of research, his book Chronicles of Soccer in Australia – Foundation Years 1859 to 1949, has finally seen the light. Chronicles of Soccer in Australia – Foundation Years 1859 to 1949 The book was […]

FFA Frees Football Clubs to Celebrate Identity

In 2014 the FFA placed a ban on all Australian soccer clubs to display their names, symbols or colours or any other political, racial, national or religious emblems. This was done according to a National Club Identity Policy which came into place in 2014, creating much controversy in the soccer world. Now the FFA is […]

Combined Bid for FIFA World Cup 2034

Australia and Indonesia are busy plotting a plan to host a combined 2034 FIFA Soccer World Cup. Arrangements are under discussion to come to an agreement and finalize their bid. Joint Bid The possibility of a joint bid between Australia and Indonesia was a hot topic of discussion during the ASEAN Football Federation Council meeting […]

David Gallop Stepping Down Due to Changes

Gallop announced his retirement at the end of 2019, earlier this week. After serving for seven years in the position of chief executive for the Football Federation of Australia, he now feels that the diminished role which the chief executive will have after planned changes in the structure is his sign of resigning. Clubs to […]

Increased Australian Involvement in Soccer

Soccer is, without a doubt, the most popular sport in the entire globe. With this success, there are still places where it is continually reaching new heights of popularity, involvement and interest. Australia is considered to be one of these unique places. Soccer in a Rugby Supporting World Over the ages, Australia has made a […]