AFLW Round 7 – GWS Giants v Brisbane Lions: The Queens of the Jungle

Yvette Wroby watches the first of the three critical game and season decider on Friday night. She did not see, nor hear, the Lions coming. She does now.

AFLW Round 6: Brisbane Lions v Collingwood: Nanna Napping

Yvette Wroby is having a nanna nap Saturday afternoon, and she dreams that the Pies are tearing ahead against potential Grand Finalists Brisbane Lions. Dreams, upsets and nightmares are all the rage in AFLW 2018.

AFLW Round 5: Melbourne v Brisbane Lions: A birth of something special

Yvette Wroby welcomes her new drafted grand-daughter Emelia, who kindly doesn’t interfere with the women’s short AFLW season. Come Friday night, all are well and in their appropriate places, Emelia home with family and Nanna Yvette in front of the TV watching the footy. The world is good.

AFLW: All the Talk

Now we’re at the halfway point of #AFLW2, Yvette Wroby is going to put the negativity of recent commentary on the league out of mind, focussing instead on all the joy and excitement the game is giving her.

AFLW Round 4 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Melting and melding

Yvette Wroby finds herself barracking for Collingwood, and actually enjoying it. Something weird is happening in the world of women’s footy, and this is just one of the outcomes (on the field and in front of the TV.)

AFLW Round 2 – Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs : Fitting it all in

Yvette Wroby makes it a quaddy and watches all four games. Heartbroken at all the injuries, she is still amazed that these tough players give it a crack. Finding something positive in every game, she reports on the Western Bulldogs taking the win in 35 degree heat on Sunday afternoon. And being able to watch it live.

AFLW Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Women of the Kennel Shine.

Yvette Wroby didn’t make it to the Kennel, but the super powerful Katie Brennan and her team of new and old stars did. It was a weekend of women writing their own stories.

Almanac Art: Opening Night of ‘You Kick Like A Girl’

A fine night was had by all at the opening of “You Kick Like a Girl” and Lyn Campbell-Anderson took the photos to prove it. Exhibition open until February 18th at Red Gallery, 157 St Georges Road Fitzroy North.

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: What makes a great game of footy?

For Yvette Wroby, a game of footy starts way before the siren and the countdown to Friday night’s AFLW Season Opener was full of excitement and anticipation.

First Friday in February

Yvette Wroby spent a hot afternoon listening to a wonderful oral history project ‘First Friday in February’, a work of art and history by Kirby Fenwick, and the women she interviewed about that first ever game of AFLW. Do yourself a favour…Almanackers Yvette and Kate O’Halloran and many others share the night.

You Kick Like a Girl: Women in Football Exhibition at Red Gallery

Opening February 1 just in time for the AFLW Season, is a new exhibition at Red Gallery: You Kick Like a Girl: women in football. Be sure to check it out.

Calling all Writers and Supporters of Women’s Football

The second AFLW Season is only nine days away and we are recruiting passionate writers who want to contribute to the coverage of this 2018 season for our site.

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.