Australia makes for a great football tour destination, with a large number of junior soccer teams ready and waiting to test their skills against school or club football teams.
Football, (also known as soccer), is a popular sport in Australia. The sport has a high level of participation in the country, both in terms of recreational and professional teams. Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the national governing body of the sport which organises the A-League, W-League, FFA Cup, and the Australia national teams. In addition, nine state governing bodies oversee in all aspects of the game within their respective region. Modern soccer was introduced in Australia in the late 19th century by mostly British immigrants. It has since become one of Australia’s most popular sports. The first club formed in the country, Wanderers, was founded on 3 August 1880, while the oldest club in Australia currently in existence is Balgownie Rangers, formed 1883. Wanderers were also the first known recorded term to play under the Laws of the Game. Australia was a founding member of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) before moving to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in 2006.