Announcing The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017: Now available

 

 

Yvette Wroby, Stephanie Connell and I are pleased to announce The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 is about to hit the shelves.

We love the cover (designed by John Kingsmill). Huge thanks to Kate Birrell for her wonderful painting (entitled Girls; First Season) which captures Sabrina Frederick-Traub, Erin Phillips and our Everygirl ten year old footballer.

The book includes a number of forewords:

A welcome from Yvette Wroby
Words from women’s footy stalwart Leesa Catto
Gill Dite’s essay based on the cover
A reflection from comedian Bobby Macumber
Brisbane student Bonnie Norman’s piece about being an Auskicker and now under age footballer.
Anne Myers’ wonderful piece on the significance of the moment.
Kate O’Halloran’s Season Review

The game by game account of the season follows – with two or three pieces on each game from our squad of contributors.

The Grand Final section is exceptional, featuring John Butler, Anne Cahill Lambert, Jamie Simmons, Dave Brown and a piece which marries memoir and match report from Holly Greatwich.

I have added an epilogue.

We hope you enjoy it.

It will be launched by Bobby Macumber at The North Fitzroy Arms on Thursday, July 27. 6 for 6.30pm. All welcome. It is sure to be a launch which carries on in the tradition of Almanac launches. Please rsvp@footyalmanac.com.au

You can order copies now. $25 which includes postage.

BUY THE WOMEN’S FOOTY ALMANAC 2017:

Purchase via The Almanac Shop.
Or contact us directly via email to place an order.

Comments

  1. Rick Kane says:

    Love the front cover, can’t wait to dive into the book. What a great effort from Yvette, Stephanie and John. And everyone involved. See you at the launch.

    Cheers

  2. Dave Brown says:

    Well done everyone! Can’t wait for that new book smell.

  3. Wow … fantastic !!!
    Can’t wait

  4. Chris Rees says:

    Great cover Kate, well done everyone.

  5. Sean Gorman says:

    Such great news on a week footy has taken so many hits (no pun intended). Brilliant well done to all.

  6. Massive congratulations to everyone involved! This will be such a special publication to celebrate women’s footy. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  7. Chris Daley says:

    Cool

  8. Cheryl Critchley says:

    Looks brilliant! Well done to all involved…

  9. Dianne Waddingham says:

    A big THANKYOU to everyone who has been involved and made this project come alive. It was so exciting to have a report included in the book. I am looking forward to the launch.

  10. How exciting! Jas can’t wait to read the book…an excited 10 yr having HER first season.
    Thanks Kate, LOVE the cover xx

  11. The original and still the best. Great work team.

  12. Congratulations!

  13. Melissa Patocs says:

    Awesome! And what a fantastic cover!!

  14. John Butler says:

    Well done Malarkey, home of fine footy publications. Well done JTH, Yvette, Stephanie, et al.

  15. Phillip Dimitriadis says:

    Super stuff folks. Congrats to all involved. Brilliant work on the cover Kate !!

  16. Thanks so much to all at the Almanac for the opportunity to do the cover art for this first ever Women’s Footy Almanac. It was a real pleasure to be able to participate in this celebration of women taking to the grounds, boots’n’all!
    A massive but welcome effort to have made it all happen on both the AFL front and at the grassroots level, where many of our suburban clubs have been inundated.
    And I’m sure, a massive effort for the Yvette, John and Stephanie in putting together this latest publication.
    I look forward to reading through all the pieces as soon as I can.

  17. Rick Kane says:

    Is it Thursday yet? Still (or only) 3 more sleeps until the big day and launch. To quote The Replacements (not the dreadful movie but the great 80s band), I can’t hardly wait. Cheers

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