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The Emergence of Footballing CulturesManchester, 1840-1919$
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Gary James

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526114471

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526114495

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School, work and leisure

School, work and leisure

(p.240) 11 School, work and leisure
The Emergence of Footballing Cultures

Gary James

Manchester University Press

Focusing on non-professional footballing activity, this chapter provides an assessment of how the game developed within schools during the early twentieth century. It also considers how, by 1919, the Manchester region housed multiple leagues and competitions for all ages. By this time football was prevalent across Manchester’s communities, but it was the efforts of new organisations such as the Manchester Schools Football Association and the Manchester and Salford Playing Fields Society which transformed spaces and provided opportunities to allow football to become embedded within Mancunian life. This chapter explores how the game grew and was promoted outside the professional clubs, considering the efforts of individuals in establishing a network of leagues, clubs and school-based activities.

Keywords:   Schools, Competitions, Manchester Schools Football Association, Manchester and Salford Playing Fields Society

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