Articles by Tim Flicker


Footy Diplomacy

*Many fans of Australian rules football like to think of it as the world’s greatest game. Yet this grand assertion is often accompanied by an awareness that it is a professional sport, in only one, sparsely-populated country in which it competes directly against the rugby codes for interest during winter. The dominant administrative body of…

Love Thy Arsenal

*Tim Flicker, a long-distance Gooner, hangs out with some other long-distance Gooners, where his credentials for being a real Arsenal fan are tested. Even when watching football is boring; singing, chanting, hanging out with friends makes up for the lack of action. The Arsenal Indonesia Supporters (AIS) Club was formed in 2004 and has since…

Bicycle Activism in Pontianak

*Tim Flicker, recently returned from Pontianak (a city of 600,000 residents in West Kalimantan),  writes on the intersection of promoting healthy leisure activities with promoting greener cities. Car Free Day in Indonesia was originally established in 2002 in Jakarta. The main objective of Car Free Day is to socialise communities and reduce their dependence on…

W-League Rising

It is round 4 of the W-League and I’m traveling across Melbourne to Epping Stadium to see Melbourne Victory play Adelaide United. This is my first W-League game of the season, after having watched both the semi-final and final in Perth last season. The game is to be played in Epping, some 20km north of…

At the Edge of Asia

*Tim Flicker writes on the poor state of Australian football relations in Asia Robbie Gaspar (pictured below) is a name known to few Australian football fans, and yet he is one of the few Australian footballers to have had a stellar decade-long career in Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia . While games in Australia’s growing A-league…

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