2017 Annual Conference of The Football Collective to be held at the University of Limerick Registration open - click here. Established in the UK in 2016 'The Football Collective' is a dedicated International network of over 200 academics and... Continue Reading →
As we draw close to 12-months since the formal development of The Football Collective we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member and those supporting and engaging with football research via the platform. We are looking... Continue Reading →
By Paul Huiszoon Studies of football fans’ attitudes and behaviours often focus on teams or leagues. This research adds national football associations to the mix. Beside the factors that might influence fan engagement towards the team, this study additionally investigates how... Continue Reading →
Accessible stadia at FC Bate Borisov in Belarus, photo courtesy of FC Bate By Dr Paul Kitchin In striving for best practice organisations require benchmarks to improve their performance. Many National Associations and Clubs offer Football for All programmes and... Continue Reading →
By Laura Finnegan - originally published here. I’m from Louth, with a passion for sport. Despite (or because of!) this I had never seen a game of hurling until I was a wide-eyed 17 year old leaving home for college... Continue Reading →
By Dario Brentin & Andrew Hodges We are happy to announce the publication of a guest-edited Soccer & Society special issue, which focuses on fan protest, activism and struggles in South-Eastern Europe, with special emphasis on the post-Yugoslav region. It... Continue Reading →
By Laura Finnegan originally published here. What is it? The relative age effect (RAE) refers to a preference for selecting footballers born earlier in the year, often due to enhanced maturational factors (being bigger, faster, stronger physically but also are often... Continue Reading →
The original article can be found here at the ESRC website By Stacey Pope Associate Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University. Her research focuses upon issues of gender inequality and sport and her research expertise is... Continue Reading →
Join us for the Football, Politics and Popular Culture conference in Limerick 2017.
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Football Collective member Dr Richard Bailey of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education recently completed a contribution to The Talent Equation Podcast, a platform ran by Stuart Armstrong. Take a listen here. There are some interesting lessons... Continue Reading →
We are delighted to announce our keynote for our conference in Limerick (November, 2017), Dr Simon McKerrell of Newcastle University. Dr Simon McKerrell has interdisciplinary research interests focused upon the social semiotics and communication of music, belonging, sectarianism and cultural heritage... Continue Reading →
Edited by Christian Brandt, Fabian Hertel, Sean Huddleston About the Book, which can be accessed here. Football is undoubtedly the sport with the largest following in the world, attracting billions of fans across the globe. These fans play an integral... Continue Reading →
Durham University PhD Studentship in Partnership with the National Football Museum: Women in a ‘Man’s World’: A Study of Women Working in Leadership Positions in Men’s Professional Football in England. This is an excellent, fully funded PhD opportunity with Dr... Continue Reading →