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Title Insight: State of Play
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Description 1 streaming video file (51 min. 41 sec.) ; 312804989 bytes
Summary Is Soccer in Australia as healthy as it looks? 'The World Game' in Australia seems stronger than ever, but some of its biggest supporters say fundamental problems across the board mean the game is in danger of sabotaging its golden opportunity. There's little argument soccer - or football - as plenty of people in the game call it - has come a long way since the dark days of 2002 when the game's former governing body was virtually broke.Now Australia is about to take part in the biggest show on the planet, The World Cup for an unprecedented second tournament in a row. The national women's team 'The Matildas' just won the Asian Cup for the first time. Australia is also bidding to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Locally, the national domestic competition, the A League, is expanding with new teams. But average crowds have dropped off, several clubs have struggled financially, and critics argue that there are major flaws in the administration of the game. Many grassroots clubs say they're barely surviving, and yet some were part of the foundation of soccer in Australia.Many junior clubs say there is not enough money, support or a clear pathway for developing quality junior players, undermining Australia's ability to become a top soccer nation. So on the eve of the World Cup in South Africa, Insight asks: Is the future of 'The World Game' in Australia in jeopardy because of the way it's run?Insight will be broadcast from Sydney's Marconi Stadium. World News Australia presenter Anton Enus will be hosting 'Insight' next week. Host Jenny Brockie is on personal leave and will be back on deck as usual for season two
Event Broadcast 2010-06-08 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Australian football.
Soccer fans -- Psychology.
Soccer -- Social aspects.
World Cup (Soccer)
Form Streaming video
Author Alliband, Luke, contributor
Axon, Adam, contributor
Basha, Tony, contributor
Bentvelzen, Paul, contributor
Berger, Han, contributor
Brogan, Danielle, contributor
Buckley, Ben, contributor
Clut, David, contributor
Clut, Devante, contributor
Enus, Anton, host
Foti, Vince, contributor
Gomez, Jordan, contributor
Gomez, Ramon, contributor
Karamaneas, Daniel, contributor
Lagana, Christopher, contributor
Lugt, Edwin, contributor
Mavridis, Spiro, contributor
Mbakwe, James, contributor
Middlebrook, Lisa, contributor
Murray, Les, contributor
Schwab, Brendan, contributor
Simon, Kyah, contributor
Tomasevic, Vuko, contributor