Tiger in the classroom

Primary school teacher Madeline Russo has spent all of her years wishing for a Tigers’ flag. It’s been a natural part of her family life. This season she was able to wear her yellow and black scarf to school on many a Monday and she may even have won a few of her Grade 1-2s over. [This story is published in The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 – JTH]

The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 Extract: Richo the Hound and the after glow of the Grand Final

The minutes, hours and days which followed the Grand Final win were quite dreamy for Tiges’ fans. Writer James Weston recalls the feeling in his piece published in The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 (details are at the end of this article) in a section called ‘After Glow’.

#almanac280 Writing Competition – Tigers’ 2017

Calling all Tigers, all Tiger-watchers. Entries are NOW OPEN for #almanac280 – Tigers’ 2017 edition. Send us your 280-character creations of Richmond’s premiership year.

The Odd Friday Lunch – Doug Hawkins (Dec 15)

Doug Hawkins is guest at the Odd Friday Lunch on Dec 15 at the North Fitzroy Arms .Get in quickly.

#almanac280 – Adelaide: place, language and bubblers

#almanac280 Adelaide. Thanks for your contributions. Here’s the winner and some honourable mentions.

Almanac Writing Competition – #almanac280: Adelaide

Let’s have another go. In this week’s #almanac280 competition, we’re seeking your best story inspired by “Adelaide” – our city for the Second Test. In 280 characters or less. It’s about Adelaide the city, not about cricket (although it can be about cricket as long as it’s Adelaide and cricket). Enter here.

Celia Tran, Western Chances and How the West was One

Celia Tran is the daughter of Vietnamese refugees. She was recently appointed to the board of Western Chances. She spoke at the recent Western Chances Awards ceremony. This is her speech.

Book Launch: An Eye on Cricket by Gideon Haigh (Dec 12)

We’re calling it The Week of Book Launches. All welcome at Gideon’s launch on Dec 12 at the Yarras (Como Park clubhouse), and then the next night is The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 launch at the North Fitzroy Arms

Purchase The Tigers Almanac 2017 (Details here)

Here’s how to purchase The Tigers Almanac 2017.

The Ashes 2017/18 – Second Test, Adelaide Oval: Call For Writers

Calling all writers for the Adelaide Test. Pick a day to cover; let’s cover the second Ashes Test in the true Almanac spirit, as we did the Gabba Test!

Aussie Rules – Passion and Pain Exhibition

The Rotary Club of Caulfield is very active in the local community arts arena. They are taking submissions for next year’s footy themed exhibition, further details can be found here.

Vote for a great sports story – the commentator (Jarryd) and his blind friend (Mark).

This is a terrific sports story – and one worth voting for.

On reflection – Peter Harvey… and that imaginary white line – by KB Hill

KB Hill has seen a lot of north-east Victorian sport. Enjoy this tale of Peter Harvey – regional cricketer, footballer and international traveller. [We would love to hear from anyone who knows P Harvey – Ed].

Almanac Book Review – How the West was One: By Lucia Nardo

Lucia Nardo, who grew up in the West, presents another overview of the terrific new book How the West was One – which is available now.

#almanac280: “All played well”

Well, that took off! After a busy week of entries galore E. Regnans highlights a few rippers (you can still read all of them in the original post) and picks a winner. Thanks to everyone who had a go. They’re terrific. Let’s do this again. Suggestions for the next #almanac280 topic welcome. [Huge thanks ER – JTH]

The Odd Friday Lunch – Sam Kekovich (Dec 1)

Sam Kekovich is guest at the Odd Friday Lunch on Dec 1.Get in quickly.

Almanac Art Auction: ‘Girls, First Season’ by Kate Birrell

Kate Birrell’s artwork commissioned to be the cover of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 is up for auction. It’s a terrific piece – and represents a significant moment. Find out more – and make a bid.

Almanac Writing Competition – Sport. Write from the heart: #almanac280

Step right up, writers, thinkers. And enter the #almanac280 competition. Write your best story inspired by our tagline “Sport. Write from the heart.” In 280 characters or less. Enter here.

We have a winner. [Check out our other post]

Almanac Ashes: Revisit the First Test from 2013-14

Take yourself back to the First Test from 2013-14.

Almanac Footy Memoir: A Bomber Life

Keith Richards remembers childhood days barracking for the Bombers.