Island Story Gatherers Literary Festival this weekend at Phillip Island

On her travels writing her book Siren’s Call in 2015 Yvette Wroby met Sainter Lois Gaskin from Phillip Island. This weekend Lois and her fellow Islanders have their Inaugural Literary Festival of Phillip Island entitled: The Island Story Gatherers. [“Make it two Literary Festivals in two weeks, people. Sounds great.” – Yvette ]

AFLM Round 8: Western Bulldogs v St Kilda: What Matters Most

Pre-game Yvette Wroby suspects she was suffering Premiership envy. Post-game, she was grateful for love and family, friendship and all things St Kilda. And byes.

AFLM Round 9 – St Kilda v Sydney: The Siren’s Call couldn’t come early enough

Yvette Wroby’s Round 7 experience was book-ended by time at the St Kilda Social Club selling ‘Siren’s Call’. She got to meet other fans and enjoy speaking up on the stage. The game itself for Saints supporters – wah!

AFLM Round 8 – St Kilda v Carlton: Roller Coaster Rides

In what has been a truly wonderful week and the launch her memoir, ‘Siren’s Call’, Yvette Wroby is disappointed by poor behaviour of some of the men in her footy team. It reminds her of a 2012 cartoon she posted on the Almanac.

Launch of ‘Siren’s Call’ a great success

John Harms launched Yvette Wroby’s memoir ‘Siren’s Call’ at the St Kilda RSL on Thursday night and it was a blast. Lots of food, and people and footy players present. Yvette is still floating all through Friday. Now for a Saints win tomorrow and the week is perfect.

AFLM Round 7 – St Kilda v GWS: And in the end, boy, did we prevail.

Yvette Wroby reports of the Saints second win in a row. She hasn’t been able to say that for awhile. A good night was had by those wearing red, white and black.

AFLM Round 6 – Hawthorn v St Kilda: Traveling Well, thanks.

Yvette Wroby juggles babysitting with her commitment to watch her Saints play. She had wins on every front, as did all those Traveling Saints (both players and supporters).

AFLM Round 5 – St Kilda v Geelong: In..In..In..Win for the Girls…In..In..In..Out for the Boys

Yvette Wroby sees the St Kilda Academy girls win their Anzac Day game, and wishes Tweety Birds (Saints boys) weren’t eaten by the Puddy Cats in the double header.

Book Launch: ‘Siren’s Call’ by Yvette Wroby (May 11)

Yvette Wroby invites you to the launch (party) of her first book ‘Siren’s Call’ on Thursday May 11th 6.30-10.30. Read more here.

AFLM Round 4 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Winning ugly has become our thing

Yvette Wroby reports on the sloppy encounter between the Saints and the Pies last weekend. But she’ll take that messy win every day.

Women’s Footy Almanac Lunch with Angela Pippos – join us for this great event.

Come along to the Women’s Footy Almanac lunch with one of the pioneers of women’s footy, Angela Pippos. She will be talking about her new book ‘Breaking the Mould: Taking a Hammer to Sexism in Sport’. All welcome (including blokes of course!)

AFLM Round 3 – St Kilda v Brisbane: Four points without the glory

Yvette Wroby took her time to absorb last Sunday’s game. How come a victory felt like something else? The highlight, as ever, was champion Nick Riewoldt’s return game.

AFLW Review – A League of One’s Own: The AFL and Women’s Sport. We want your feedback

Susan Alberti and Darcy Vescio are part of an AFL review of AFLW first season. Yvette Wroby calls to all writers to suggest feedback to give to the panel. She also wants to know which VFL or other state league you will be following in 2017 and is looking for continued match reports or player profiles. Let’s get to know who our future stars are.

AFLM Round 2 – West Coast v St Kilda: Missed by thaaaat much

For three quarters of the West Coast v St Kilda game, the Saints were in it up to their eye balls. Yvette Wroby anxiously awaited the inevitable comeback. She is proud that the Saints were thaaaat close up til then. She’s also making a stand and calling the AFLM games what they are. The AFL is now made up of two competitions.

AFLW Grand Final – Brisbane v Adelaide: Magic Fingers and Magic Skills

Yvette Wroby is still in awe of the Inaugural season of the AFLW and the terrific Premiership win by the Adelaide Crows. Bring on AFLW 2018 and a St Kilda team too please AFL, she asks. She is now referring to the AFL games as either AFLM or AFLW and isn’t the only one.

Round 1 – St Kilda v Melbourne: Happy and Sad

Yvette Wroby is happy (she also caught most of the AFLW Grand Final) and Yvette is sad (will Nick be OK?), but when she thought of Alison Lester’s children’s board book, she knew she could write her first season report.

Women’s Footy Almanac: Michelle Brisbane and The Houndlings – Supporting those who support the Almanac

Michelle Brisbane and Ethical Investment Services have supported the inaugural Women’s Footy Almanac. Yvette got along to see her band The Houndlings play last Sunday, and recommends the band to other Almanackers.

AFLW Round 7 – Melbourne v Fremantle: Way out east, a flood of a different kind

Yvette Wroby takes her mob to the last round of footy to fulfill a promise to show her ‘grandson’ women playing footy. Turns out Melbourne decided to put on a display.

Almanac Women’s Footy Lunch: Ange Pippos and Breaking the Mould (April 21)

This Women’s Footy Almanac Lunch features writer, thinker and broadcaster Ange Pippos and her new book Breaking the Mould.

Women’s Footy News

Women’s Footy News will bring you any interesting bits and pieces about the game, links to articles by some of our writers or events that may interest Almanac.