The Women’s Footy Almanac (and Holly Greatwich) are in The Barossa Herald

In the lead up to the celebration of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 at the Tanunda Footy Club, the Barossa Herald has had a chat to Holly Greatwich.

Vale Betty Cuthbert: ‘I felt free when I ran’

Betty Cuthbert has died at the age of 79. She embodied so much. Her attitude to running made an impression on the Almanac community in a simple and unlikely way.

Siren’s Call by Yvette Wroby is now available

Yvette’s book Siren’s Call has just been released and is available now.

Round 17 – Geelong v Hawthorn: The sins of their father

Patrick Dangerfield turned back time on Saturday afternoon. John Harms felt he was a kid again.

Almanac Lunch: Ben Robbins (July 21)

Looking forward to lunch with Ben Robbins at the North Fitzroy Arms on July 21. All welcome.

Almanac Winter: Footy in the frost

Frosty in Fitzroy yesterday. How cold was it where you were? Anyone playing sport in the freezing – apart from the Roys Under 10s?

Now with snaps of Mansfield and quite an incredible frost in Kyabram.

Streets of our Town: All hail the Community Cup!

John Harms reports on The Community Cup of 2017 – in all its splendour.

Almanac (Fun) Footy: Blundstone training night at Arden St and the Unhall of Fame

John Harms was a little nervous about going to the Blundstone training night at Arden St on Tuesday night. What did Turbo Thompson and half a dozen other players have in stall for the well-tummied crew? [Great night – JTH]

Almanac Music – Stereo Stories: Congratulations to Vin Maskell and all the performers

Magnificently led by showmaster Vin Maskell, Stereo Stories continues to scale the heights of storytelling through music and word. Here’s the latest.

Almanac Footy Tipping Comp: And who is leading the teams event?

It’s very tight in the Almanac teams tipping comp.

A tiny window into The Age might reveal quite a bit

John Harms received this email from The Age earlier this week. He’s trying to make sense of it. What would you tell the Age?

State of Origin – Game 1, 2017: “This is not good”

And in loungerooms all around Queensland…

Captions please.

Michelle Payne’s story ‘Life as I know it’

Time to remind yourself of a magnificent story. Do yourself a favour.

Junior Almanac – Fitzroy Under 10-3 v Richmond Juniors: Photo Gallery

The Fitzroy Under 10-3 side found themselves in a tough match against the kids from the mean streets of Richmond amid a rivalry that goes back a century to when Richmond’s Squizzy Taylor blued with Fitzroy’s Old Ted Whiting over control of the sly grog shops at the fag end of Fitzroy.

Round 8 – Adelaide v Melbourne: Puzzling

John Harms is looking for answers from Rulebook and other Crows supporters who have been awfully quiet this week.

Almanac Lunch: The Tassie Lunch (in Melbourne, May 12)

The time-honoured Tassie away lunch will be held on May 12. Don the white shorts and head to the North Fitzroy Arms on May 12 to consider the question: Is Percy Jones the greatest living Tasmanian?

Fitzroy Under 10-S v Ivanhoe: Footy’s Back

The Roys went to Ivanhoe to start off their 2017 campaign. Everyone had a red hot go.

Round 4 – Hawthorn v Geelong: Dam Busters

John Harms tells the happy Geelong yarn of the boys great win on Easter Monday.

Almanac Writers: Introducing Daniel Saunders

Young Daniel Saunders is going to write for the Almanac. He has a strong sports writing heritage. [Welcome Daniel – JTH]

Marngrook and its place in Australian Football: historian Jenny Hocking presents new evidence

Professor Jenny Hocking has found some transcripts which will cause much discussion in relation to marngrook and its place in the evolution of Australian Football.