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The beginning of a new era. Before the Victorian Era, soccer was a brutal and violent game, but it started to move past the roughness during the 1800's. The Industrial Revolution left little time for people to play sports, and workers couldn't afford to be injured.
A need for a common set of rules arose and at Cambridge University four attempts were made in the 1840s and 1850s. Eventually, in 1863, they decided on a set of rules in which handling the ball ...
The game had come a long way from the ‘mob football’ of the Middle Ages when, typically, large groups of men would battle to move a ball from one end of a village to the other. By the early 19th century, organised matches with clearly defined rules were being played at public schools.
Shedding light on the early VFA is an article which explains how the statistical history of the VFA in the period 1877 to 1896 has been reconstructed on this site. For further information on how these pages have been compiled refer to the methodology and acknowledgments pages.
This archive documents the history of association football in Victoria and is primarily compiled by John Punshon ... Victorian League Cup - Results - Provisional ...
History. Football Victoria began operation in 1884 under the name Anglo Australian Football Association of Victoria and is one of the oldest sporting associations in Victoria. It has had several name changes over the years, but has survived as the governing body of soccer in Victoria since this time.
The first football club was formed in Sheffield, England in 1857. The Football Association was founded on 26 October 1863 by 11 clubs meeting in London. (The word association was abbreviated to assoc., which became “soccer.”)
Royal Park Soccer Club circa 1969 playing at Royal Park. Royal Park Soccer Club circa 1980 playing at Richmond Burnley Oval. Several years later in 1985, Royal Park Soccer Club and the Cyprus Turkish Association decided to relocate to Sunshine, Victoria after the sale of the club building. Royal Park merged with Scottish side Albion Rovers Soccer Club who was based at Selywn Park, Albion and playing in Victorian State League Division 1.