Title From wogball to a national game: soccer and multiculturalism Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet ABC Radio - Life Matters Media type Radio Duration/Length/Size 18:53 Country/Territory Australia Date 15/06/10 Description Soccer 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/Author Richard Aedy - Jackie May URL https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/from-wogball-to-a-national-game-soccer-and/3045510 Persons Francesco Ricatti
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