From wogball to a national game: soccer and multiculturalism [ABC Radio]

  • Francesco Ricatti

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Period15 Jun 2010

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleFrom wogball to a national game: soccer and multiculturalism
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC Radio - Life Matters
    Media typeRadio
    DescriptionSoccer or football, whatever you prefer to call it, is much more than a game. It says a lot about a country's past, about colonial history, migration, multiculturalism and national identity. It's about globalisation now too.

    In Australia, soccer has gone from being dismissed as 'wogball' as some called it, to a widely supported national game.

    In this discussion about soccer's role in society we hear from Pino Migliorino, who chairs the Ethnic Communities Council of Australia; Dr Francesco Ricatti, the Cassamarca Lecturer in Italian at the University of the Sunshine Coast; and from SBS, South African born newsreader Anton Enus. He recently presented an Insight special on soccer in Australia.
    Producer/AuthorRichard Aedy - Jackie May
    PersonsFrancesco Ricatti


  • Football
  • Migration
  • Woorld Cup