Sydney University Sport 1852-2007: more than a club
Geoff Sherington and Steve Georgakis
Sydney University Press
Sydney University Sport 1852-2007: More than a club offers a fascinating and highly informative overview of the development of sport at the University of Sydney over the past century and a half. The story is set in the wider context of the history of the University and the history of Australian sport.
The University of Sydney, with the oldest rugby football club and some of the oldest cricket, boating, tennis and athletic clubs, played a decisive, pioneering and previously undocumented role in the development of these and other sports in Australia. Apart from highlighting the contribution that the University has made to the development of sport within the wider Australian community, this study illuminates the new understandings of the role that sport has played in the life of the University and its students, and more generally of the importance of sport within Australian cultural institutions. It shows how universities have both adapted and influenced the development of the values and administration of sport within Australia.
Sydney University Sport 1852-2007: More than a club is recommended reading for anyone involved in sport and education - from sport administrators and coaches, to historians, students, researchers and policy-makers. It will provide valuable understanding of the place and meaning of sport in the context of Australian schools and universities.