Calling all Writers and Supporters of Women’s Football

 

Writers – we want you!

 

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.

 

Last year we pulled off (collectively) something really special in covering every women’s game and publishing a book about the first season The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017. We’re excited to have a bunch of published writers and storytellers from last season back on board for 2018, as well as our valued sponsors and patrons who helped us pull it all together.

 

We are also hoping to include new writers and contributors in 2018 so if you want to flex your writing muscles or know of anyone who might want to give it a go – please let us know! It doesn’t matter what writing experience you have. It’s the story of the game and the story of your connection with footy (and especially women’s footy) that really matters. Our new women’s football editor, Kasey Symons, will help you along the way if that’s needed.

 

Kasey has been writing for the website for a few years and was a contributor to The Women’s Footy Almanac.  You can learn more about her story here. Helping Kasey will be Stephanie Connell, who was also involved as an editor last year. Steph has secured a great role in the publishing industry which is fantastic and we wish her well – and we are also happy that she’s still making time to jump in and help where possible. I will also be involved in pretty much the same way as last year, and I’m so pleased we have built this team of editors and writers.

 

Last year we could not have published a book without the support of sponsors and patrons. Printing costs are considerable. While sales through the Almanac site and the Almanac community were good (thanks to the writers who were like an extensive sales team!)  The Woman’s Footy Almanac 2017 did not do so well through bookshops.

 

So, to publish a printed version of a book about the AFLW 2018, we will again need support. We are looking to bring on new patrons and sponsors this season to once again achieve our goal of publishing a book that captures the excitement of the season which is another vital step in the development of women’s footy.

 

If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in contributing a bit more than your words and want some more information about becoming a patron or a sponsor, please feel free to contact me at Yvette@footyalmanac.com.au. There are lots of ways of helping and we have quite a bit to offer you in return as a thank you for helping spread the word of women’s footy.

 

We can feel the momentum building now. The footballers have been training hard throughout the summer and the practice matches got under way last weekend. John Butler’s match report of the Doggies v Blues practice match in Ballarat is our first for the season.

 

The season opens on Friday, February 2 so if you want to be involved at any time during the season, let us know!

 

Send an email to Kasey and/or me (Yvette) to register your interest. Let us know who you barrack for (or you might be a neutral supporter who is interested in women’s footy) and which game/games you’d like to report on. You don’t even have to be at the ground. We want to hear the story of the game but we also encourage you to tell the story of how you experienced the game.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Can’t wait!

Yvette Wroby

 

Contacts:

Kasey Symons   e: kasey@footyalmanac.com.au      twitter: @kaseysymons
Yvette Wroby     e: yvette@footyalmanac.com.au     twitter: @yvettewroby

 

About Yvette Wroby

Yvette Wroby writes, cartoons, paints through life and gets most pleasure when it's about football, and more specifically the Saints. Believes in following dreams and having a go.

Comments

  1. Jennifer Muirden says:

    I would be interested in submitting a post or two and will email you both anon…..

  2. Yvette Wroby says:

    Thanks Jenn.

    Also, I will be sitting on centre wing on the Royal Parade side of Ikon Park so come say hello. I am getting there before the gates open to queue up and enjoy the party. Looking forward to a good game. Go the Blues (I never ever thought those words would come from me!)

  3. Jennifer Muirden says:

    I know what you mean Yvette. Gotta support the Blues – especially with Darcy Veccio in the side!!! Look forward to seeing you there.

  4. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says:

    Pencil me in for the two Crows’ games in Melbourne (does Casey Fields count as Melbourne?)

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