In 1957 the president of Sydney Hakoah, Walter Sternberg, convened a meeting of disgruntled clubs in his Bellevue Hill home. Among them were local, suburban clubs like Canterbury and Auburn who saw the commercial opportunities being wasted by not embracing the migrant soccer movement.
At the meeting a breakaway governing body, the NSW Federation of Soccer Clubs, was formed. A new first division was launched that year. The breakaway was in train at a cracking pace. Soon, all other states followed suit and before long the movement was federated with the founding of the Australian Soccer Federation (ASF).
The game in Australia was never the same again.
Most soccer administrators of that era worked hard, for no salary or financial reward. For decades the ASF head office had two full-time employees, the CEO and a secretary. Yet their legacy is golden and one we should all cherish.
There would be no new football without old soccer, which was kept alive and breathing mostly by immigrants. The likes of Sir Arthur George and John Constantine.
Australian Soccer Federation T-shirt
- Unisex, regular fit
- Crew neck
- Mid-weight, 180 GSM
- 100% combed cotton
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
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