The University of Newcastle, Australia

Kicking Goals for Aboriginal Soccer

Friday, 13 September 2019

The second edition of John Maynard’s, ‘The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe’ was launched at Glee Books on 13 September, 2019 by Professor Larissa Behrendt, Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning.

John Maynard and partner, Victoria Haskins smiling in bookshop holding John's book
Professors John Maynard and Victoria Haskins

Since its original publication, over nine years ago, this edition features more stories and material about the present crop of talented Aboriginal sportsmen and women and the journey ahead.

Commended in the 2012 Walkley Award and a finalist in the Deadly Award’s Outstanding Achievement in Literature, Maynard ingeniously interweaves personal narrative with history to create an untold story of Aboriginal involvement with the world game. Books are available from Fair Play Publishing.

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