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‘“Not merely an isolated game”: Women’s association football in Australia’

Downes, Greg, Syson, Ian and Hay, Roy J 2015, ‘“Not merely an isolated game”: Women’s association football in Australia’, International journal of the history of sport, vol. 32, no. 18, pp. 2150-2170, doi: 10.1080/09523367.2014.995099.

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Title ‘“Not merely an isolated game”: Women’s association football in Australia’
Author(s) Downes, Greg
Syson, Ian
Hay, Roy J
Journal name International journal of the history of sport
Volume number 32
Issue number 18
Start page 2150
End page 2170
Total pages 21
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1743-9035
Keyword(s) Women's football
Women's soccer
History of football
History of soccer
Australian sports
Summary Australia has participated in the world-wide growth of women’s football particularly since the 1970s, but long before that the game was played recreationally and competitively by women in Australia. Women have struggled to overcome active opposition to their taking part in the sport and neglect of their achievements which are considerable. This article provides an outline of the history of the game both nationally and in its international context. It also tries to capture the experience of some of the pioneers of the women’s game and its modern practitioners, revealing some of the ways in which overt and covert discrimination still hinders recognition of their achievements.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09523367.2014.995099
Field of Research 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
2103 Historical Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084455

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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