Almanac Book Review: Clogball

Historian and writer Roy Hay reviews Adam Muyt’s new book, ‘Clogball’, the story of Dutch soccer in Australia. Sounds like an interesting read.

Almanac Soccer: Klompen across the Riverina

The great postwar migrant boom saw more than 2 million arrivals from Europe through the 1950s, 60s and 70s.  In the 1950s alone, 100,000 Dutch migrants arrived here.  Like other migrant groups, it wasn’t long before they were establishing soccer clubs across Australia.  Here’s the tale of one of those Dutch teams formed in the [Read more]

Almanac Soccer: Clog ball – the tale of the Dutch and soccer in Australia 1950 to 1980

Often dubbed the ‘invisible’ migrants due to an inclination to assimilate quickly in to Australian culture, the story of the postwar Dutch migrants and their influence on soccer here has largely been overlooked. Until now. Les Everett alerts us to an event in Perth where writer Adam Muyt will present a talk on the influence of Dutch born players on soccer in Western Australia.