Arguably the most turbulent period for Australian soccer was the decade leading up to the formation of Football Federation Australia (FFA). The governing body of the day, Soccer Australia, was placed into liquidation and the Australian Soccer Association formed when shopping centre mogul Frank Lowy was appointed chairman.
On 1 January 2005, it was renamed FFA, to coincide with the game officially calling itself football in Australia.
Soccer Australia had scandals, infighting, national team disappointments – and much, much more. From chairman David Hill's controversial de-ethnicising of the game to the launch of a Federal Government review into soccer, headed by David Crawford, it would be fair to say these were troublesome times.
Australian soccer did, somehow, manage to produce what would later be called the "Golden Generation" of Socceroos during this period. The National Soccer League, its clubs and supporters, all had a huge role to play.
This design is part nostalgia part testament to the endurance of the game. If nothing else, it is a symbol of history. Something the game in Australia could do more to embrace.
Soccer Australia 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
Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL W 47 52 56.5 61 64 68 L 71 75 78.5 82 83.5 85
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