The Doggies Almanac and a print of Jim Pavlidis’s brilliant Liam Picken painting.

A copy of the book of the season – The Doggies Almanac – and a quality print of Jim Pavlidis’s wonderful painting of Liam Picken’s Grand Final speccie.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Netball kicks off this week

Cam Hooke has the latest news with Collingwood’s AFLW progress and the first game for the Collingwood Netball team.

Presenting…The Doggies Almanac 2016

It was such a brilliant season we just had to celebrate the Bulldogs magnificent premiership. Presenting…….The Doggies Almanac. Read about this special extra edition of the Almanac and order your copy here.

Almanac Rugby: People, Meaning and Stories in Rugby League – Tom Brock Lecture

John Harms presented at the 16th annual Tom Brock Lecture in October 2014. It delves into rugby league, South Sydney Rabbitohs and his own background growing up in Queensland.

The Odd Friday Lunch with Sam Newman (Sorry but it’s booked out)

John ‘Sam’ Newman will be the guest at the Odd Friday Lunch this Friday afternoon. He will have quite a few stories to tell so don’t miss out.


AFLW Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows: Ying, meet Yang

We’ll be re-posting this piece after some minor adjustments are completed.

Almanac Bush Footy: Footy at Lake Cargelligo – Part 2

This piece from David Ogilvy was first published in 2010 about a little footy club in the northern Riverina.

AFL Women’s Footy: Footy Tipping Comp

The Almanac AFL Women’s Footy Tipping comp is now open. Join here.

Manning Clark Lecture – Invitation to Almanackers

An invitation to the 18th Manning Clark Lecture to be delivered by Professor Brian Schmidt

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Season 2017 underway

Cam Hooke is back with all things Collingwood for the faithful: reviews, previews, links, speculation… [Comprehensive. Welcome back for 2017, Cam – Ed].

North Hobart Football Club fights to regain its name and legacy

Craig Martin looks at the downfall of the North Hobart Football Club and it’s fight to stay alive and regain it’s name. First published in The Mercury.

Nine broken fingers: the story of determined girls and their footy game

This wonderful piece, about an all-girls footy match in Williamstown, by Lucia Nardo was first published six years ago. It’s timely to bring it to you again.

Almanac Music: You’ve Gotta Love Millennials

Micah Tyler makes some interesting observations. Thoughts?

A few memories of the two footy teams in the 2016 AFL Grand Final

Jakarta based Geoffrey Gold penned this personal tribute to the two competing teams before last year’s GF. (How many of the 1984 Swans pictured can you name?)

A Sport For All – CA Community Cricket Awards

Get some national recognition for the outstanding work your club, association, volunteers and administrators do to nurture cricket and make it welcome, inclusive and fun for everyone.

Odd Friday Lunch – Feb 3: David Rhys-Jones

Enjoy the company of David Rhys-Jones (and Perce) this Friday at the North Fitzroy Arms first Odd Friday Lunch for 2017.

Almanac Footy History: No Umpires in this Game. The Victorian Football League during two World Wars

They might be retirees but Brice Coe and Bruce Kennedy have become keen historians over the last decade and have written and published a number of books on the Geelong Football Club and now this one on the VFL during World War I and World War II. [I have a review copy for any one who is interested –

Become an Almanac member in 2017

Help keep the Almanac going by becoming a member.
The Jack Dyer Good Ordinary Membership
The K.D. Walters Gadabouts’ Membership
The John Wren Business Membership

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Everything

Cam Hooke’s first (comprehensive) look at the world of 2017 through the lens of Collingwood. One for the faithful.

Almanac Spelling: The top ten phonetic spellings from a prep student in 2016 (all from Evie aged 5)

You have to love the creative five year old mind.