Round 21 – GWS v Adelaide: The View From Jenkins’ Hill

William Westerman, an Englishman and 13,247 others walked into Manuka Oval. At the end of the night, the joke was on Adelaide as their campaign for the 2018 finals came to an end while GWS kept marching towards a top 4 spot.

VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Peninsula: A Walk In the Park

William Westerman, wife and three-month old son were down from Canberra to see the Roys play Peninsula at the Brunswick Street Oval. It was a beaut winter’s day – and the Roys made full use of the conditions.

Round 16 – Essendon v Collingwood: Homecoming

Down from the nation’s capital, William Westerman, as a neutral, soaks up the atmosphere of a big game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Not Taking Sides Against the Family: Fitzroy and the Lions through the generations

With his first son born just last week, William is faced with the prospect of assigning him a football team to support. Clearly in this age where personal choices about identity are so important, he feels he must tread lightly as he relates from his personal experiences.

Comparing Sport and War: Some Reflections on Anzac Day

As we approach another Anzac Day, William Westerman has some important things to say about society’s habit of comparing sport with warfare, at a cost to the real similarities that exist.

AFL Rivalries – Not Usually a Zero Sum Game

The reasoning behind the rivalry existing between specific sporting teams is articulated authoritively by William Westerman.

Round 1 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: A windy day in Canberra

William Westerman files from “convivial” and “intimate” Manuka Oval, Canberra. While the Dogs’ premiership was just 23 games ago, this game was dominated by the Giants.

Round 20 – GWS v Melbourne: How to win a game in twenty minutes

GWS blitzed Melbourne in the first quarter and ran out comfortable winners against Melbourne. William Westerman was just happy to watch an AFL game in Canberra.