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Launch of The Death and Life of Australian Soccer

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UQP and Bar Sport invite you to the launch of
The Death and Life of Australian Soccer
By Joe Gorman
To be launched by Tracey Holmes

In The Death and Life of Australian Soccer, Joe Gorman chronicles the rise and fall of Australia’s first national football competition. Drawing on archival research and numerous interviews, he reveals the sport’s vibrant multicultural history, while also taking an unflinching look at the issues that plague the game.

Timely and fascinating, The Death and Life of Australian Soccer is no ordinary sports book. It is the riveting story of Australia’s national identity, and offers new ways of understanding the great changes that have shaped our country.

PRAISE FOR THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AUSTRALIAN SOCCER

‘Forget the clichés – the giant was never asleep. Soccer has always played a pivotal role in Australian life. These are beautiful stories, beautifully told.’ Santo Cilauro

‘Joe Gorman’s remarkable book is packed full of the characters, passion, failure and success that define Australian soccer and its place in our proud sporting culture.’ Tracey Holmes

‘Joe should be congratulated on a magnificent achievement. Piecing together the kaleidoscopic threads of Australian football is a huge challenge and, in keeping with the way the game is played at its best, Joe’s performance is laced with both poetry and a forensic understanding of detail.’ John Didulica, chief executive of Professional Footballers Australia

‘This book is like reading the history of Australia through football. Joe Gorman sketches how post-war migrants, refugees, and Indigenous Australians have used the game to assert their identity as Australians on their own terms. Gorman has illustrated that football, at various times, has been critical in shaping the nation’s social and cultural policy and what it means to be an Australian. A fascinating and insightful read, easily the best book I've read on the topic.’ Francis Awaritefe


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