Leopold Method’s Quarterly Edition Issue 1 covers regional football, coaching and development, Aboriginal football and a historical narrative on a migrant community football club.
Roy Hay writes on the history of cup competitions in Australia, Joe Gorman examines Alessandro Del Piero’s time in the A-League and Kate Cohen interviews Ange Postecoglou.
- Australia and its cups: Then and now | Roy Hay
- The Del Piero effect | Joe Gorman
- The man behind Melita Eagles | Shaun Mooney
- Q&A: Ange Postecoglou | Kate Cohen
- Deposing the tyrant: The growth of regional football | Vince Rugari
- A lack of dreaming tracks: Why blackfellas don't play soccer | Ian Syson
- Trickle down coaching: The National Football Curriculum | Kate Cohen
The portrait of Leopold Baumgartner for the cover is drawn by artist Jamie Osborne.
There are stories everywhere in Australian football and the role of Leopold Method is to bring them to life. As the modern game seeks to reconcile with its past, we want to educate the football community about the game’s history. To take it out of the academic and anorak archives and into the public’s hands.
Our hope is that Leopold Method can provide a space for voices outside of the mainstream. To analyse key issues within the game – such as cost of playing, player participation, the challenges for regional and women’s football, governance, facilities strategy, volunteerism – and to bring them to the public’s attention. We only want the game to grow; and unless these issues are part of football’s debate about its future, they will be forgotten, and the game is held back.