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.
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The history of the Australian Men's National Football team dates all the way back to 1922, when a tour invitation from New Zealand Football was accepted by the Commonwealth Football Association. Players from NSW and Queensland were chosen for the tour which consisted fourteen games, including three Tests.
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.
Our History Australia in the FIFA World Cup. Until 2010, Australia had only ever qualified for two World Cups, both of which were... First Attempts. The first World Cup qualification match was played in Phnom Penh against North Korea on November 21,... Playing with the Big Boys. Four years later ...
On the History of Football in Australia Prime Minister at that time, Harold Holt, dispatched the Australian national soccer team to Saigon during Vietnam War. It was not ‘down under,’ but in the middle of the Vietnam War that the Socceroos were formed, with a sky illuminated only by flares and a flurry of helicopters…
History. After almost two years in the making, Australia’s latest national competition hit the sporting landscape as well as the hearts and minds of the Australian sporting public. August 26, 2005 marked a significant day in Australian football history, when the first match of the inaugural Hyundai A-League season kicked off in Newcastle.
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 ...
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.
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.