Author Archives: Leslie Steeves

Australia’s Top Soccer Coaches

They are the foundation of any team’s success. The ones playing a vital role and whose heads are on the chopping block when any organization goes through a winning drought. The world of Australian soccer has delivered many great coaches over time. Let’s explore the one often considered to be the best, Ange Postecoglou. The […]

Cheryl Salisbury Enters Hall of Fame

Cheryl Salisbury is considered by many as a pioneer for females in the world of Australian football. Not only was she the former captain to the Matildas, but she also has the title as the most capped player in the country. Now her contribution is being celebrated when she will become the first women to […]

Australian Footy Gaining Interest

They are people with various backgrounds and professions, different life stories and domestic situations, life expectations and dreams, bound together by two vital connections. They live in Arizona, and they are passionate about the game, Australian Rules football. The Arizona Outlaws is a famous Australian footy club, often competing against other teams from all over […]

Australia Mourns Death of Danny Frawley

A dark cloud of mourning swept over the Australian Football League early on this week when they had to say goodbye to one of the AFL’s greatest stars. Merely one day after his 56th birthday, the world had to bid Danny Frawley farewell. The actor died in a single-vehicle accident leaving behind his wife and […]

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 […]