Alfred Deakin Research Institute


Football Fever

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:18:00 +1000

The Alfred Deakin Research Institute invites you to attend the Book Launch of:

A History of Football in Australia: A Game Of Two Halves
by Roy Hay (ADRI Honorary Fellow) and Bill Murray

Presented by John Didulica, Head of Football Operations at Melbourne Heart and former legal officer to the Professional Footballers Association.

Since the creation of the A-League in 2005, success in the World Cup in Germany in 2006 and Australia's entry into the Asian Confederation, football in Australia has grown enormously in popularity and participation. A History of Football in Australia: A Game of Two Halves details many of the thousands of Australians who have played, supported and followed football, over a history that exceeds 150 years. It is a rich history that has its roots in immigration and a rapidly evolving national identity.

Fully illustrated with over 400 images, this comprehensive book tells the story of the game in a lively and provocative account. It covers the development of the clubs, the battle to compete in the World Cup, the foundation and growth of the A-league and the various ups and downs along the way. It is the story of a code that is growing in stature for Australians.

When: 2nd June, 2014 - 2pm to 4pm
Where: The Atrium
Sally Walker Building
Deakin University Waterfront Campus

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VERY limited spaces available

RSVP by 26th May to Ms Jo Collins / 5227 1464

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The book cover from 'A History of Football in Australia: A Game Of Two Halves'.
'A History of Football in Australia: A Game Of Two Halves', available in May 2014 through Hardie Grant.
Showcase facts
  • Roy Hay is a part-time print journalist, broadcasts regularly on soccer on radio and television, and is co-founder of Sports and Editorial Services Australia (
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