Sports Writers Festival – a terrific event organised by Francis Leach

Sports Writers Festival 2017: Yvette Wroby, Kate O’Hallaran and Yoshi Imagawa are just three of the Almanackers who are heading to the Sports Writers Festival 2017 in Melbourne come 28-29th October. Yvette is champing at the bits. There are some terrific speakers.

Robert Bath, Ballarat Community Radio and The Women’s Footy Almanac. Listen out tomorrow on 99.9 Voice FM.

Robert Bath, Veronica Punshon and Yvette Wroby will be chatting on the Ballarat Community Radio about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017. Listen out tomorrow on 99.9 Voice FM at 11.30am.

Executive Networking with Susan Alberti AC: Kicking Goals in Business and Life

Almanckers Yvette Wroby and Lyn Campbell-Anderson are frocking up to go hear Susan Alberti talk business. Really, we’d go anywhere to hear this champion of women’s footy talk. You are all invited. Details within. It will be a very different Yvette Wroby experience.

Girls Play Footy’s Kirby Fenwick reviews The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 and it’s a beauty.

Kirby Fenwick has the latest review of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017. She loved it. [Thanks for this wonderful review Kirby – JTH]

Art Exhibition for September 2018: Footy, Passion and Pain.

The Rotary Club of Caulfield may be one of the smallest groups but they are the most ambitious. Their support of all things community extends to The Glen Eira Artist Society, Yvette Wroby and Kate Birrell and many others. While reading ‘Siren’s Call’, an idea was formed in the mind of one of the members – and exploded. This 2018 Exhibition is the result. So get painting, writing, photographing and thinking about what Australian football means to our communities and lives.

It’s here! The recorded version of ‘Strong Proud Women’, a women’s footy song by Merle Brown.

Merle Brown contacted Yvette Wroby about her anthem for women playing footy. She joined us at the launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017. We produced a book to share the joy, Merle produced this cracking song. You gotta love how the Almanac community works.

AFLM Round 23 – Richmond v St Kilda: A Big Tick

Yvette Wroby signs off from a pretty amazing 2017 (bar Saints performances overall) and reflects on the year that has been. Siren’s Call and The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 are now in bookshops and available online. Now to take a break and watch some more women’s footy.

AFLM Round 22 – St Kilda v North Melbourne: It’s all about thanking Rooey

Sunday late afternoon it was all about Nick Riewoldt and his last home game with the Saints. Thankfully it was a great win. Yvette Wroby is ready for the tearful goodbye this Sunday.

AFLM Round 21 – Melbourne v St Kilda: When “Good Grief” turns into “WTF” and then hope

Yvette Wroby and Saints fans are in recovery after the game against the Dees. Nick Riewoldt is retiring, and if that wasn’t bad enough, the season is over for the Saints. Is there such a thing as good grief?

AFLM Round 20 – St Kilda v West Coast Eagles: On the edge of our seats while stories keep coming

Yvette Wroby meets more story tellers and St Kilda fans as the Saints play for their retiring champion Nick Riewoldt. The Saints are still in this.

AFLM Round 19: Port Adelaide v St Kilda: It’s not over until we’re cooked like a chook

Yvette Wroby was in a happy place with a successful launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017. The game on Saturday night and the Saints close loss in the last few minutes was testing. Nick Riewoldt’s retirement added a whole new layer to the week.

AFLM Round 18 – Sydney Swans v St Kilda: Expected the very expected and stand with Pride

There’s a lot been happening in the world around the Round 18 Pride Game. Here is just a small glimpse of Yvette Wroby’s few weeks. The game was a bust but meeting Mikey Cole, getting hands on The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 and having a photo shoot for the Sunday Age were the highlights. Yvette’s late Uncle Marcel would be proud.

AFLM Round 17 – St Kilda v Essendon: When all is said and done

ABBA and Yvette Wroby’s extended family help her through a tough footy week, as well as the loss of her beloved Uncle Marcel. Her drafted grand-daughter Sienna and many Saints stories help lift her spirit. It’s the people in our lives who matter most and help heal the footy bruises.

Merle Brown’s Women’s Footy Anthem

Merle Brown has penned a song for women’s footy. It’s quirky.

AFLM Round 16 – St Kilda v Richmond: Happy Days are here again

Yvette Wroby and the St Kilda extended family have a wonderful night at the football, raising money for Maddie Riewoldts Vision and a smashing win over Richmond. It was a Saints game for the ages.

AFLM Round 15 – Fremantle v St Kilda: Eyes shut tight, and then not

A much needed win for the Saints puts a smile on Yvette’s face and St Kilda in the eight.

Round 14: St Kilda v Gold Coast: So many points to be made

Yvette Wroby goes to the St Kilda heartland to watch the Sharks at Peanut Farm Reserve, then Etihad to see her Saints. All her red, white and black teams won. The points (masses of behinds for both teams) are puzzling to fans and commentators alike.

AFLM: Round 13 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: Their team didn’t do very well Friday night

Yvette Wroby enjoyed a Saints win, a weekend away and the Williamstown Literary Festival. Three wins. Let’s hope the Saints get another win next weekend as well.

AFLM Round 12 – Adelaide v St Kilda: ‘Your Saints didn’t do very well last night’

With no joy in Round 12 for Yvette Wroby’s Saints, she let the universe point her to a happier place. The universe, friends and family (and Yamazaki Whiskey) did the job.

Almanac Sports Memoir: Can you recommend any?

Yvette Wroby looks at some recent footy memoirs as she prepares for her gig at the Williamstown Literary Festival.