23 Mar 2017

The History of Football in New Zealand

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:34 pm on 23 March 2017

The winter football season is about to begin for thousands of New Zealanders.  Football is extremely popular in NZ.  However, we have literally hundreds of books on our rugby history and very little on our football history.

Historian, Grant Morris from Victoria University looks back on our obsession with soccer. 

Soccer: New Zealand plays Australia, 1922

Soccer: New Zealand plays Australia, 1922 Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

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