Nicole Livingstone: Giant Steps

Nicole Livingstone has not only been a terrific sportsperson, she has vast experience in media, and has made her way in sports administration, business and general life. She is a natural leader, writes Anna Pavlou in this profile, which was inspired by Nicole’s recent appointment to run the AFLW competition.

Hayley Leary appointed AFL Asia AFLW Promotion and Development Officer

Yoshi reports that AFL Asia has appointed Hayley Leary as the AFL Asia AFLW Promotions and Development Officer for 2018.

Almanac Women’s Footy: A new season of footy, a new season of writing

Kasey Symons’ connection to women’s footy has come through writing (and through the game itself of course). She is looking forward to AFLW2018. And to her role at the Almanac as coordinating editor during the AFLW season.

Introducing Kasey Symons

Meet Kasey Symons, our new women’s footy editor who has just joined the Almanac team.

Getting to Know Natarsha Bamblett – An Interview With Richmond’s Newest Tiger

Liahm O’Brien catches up with the first player signed to Richmond’s VFLW team, Natarsha Bamblett as they chat about sport, life as a community role model and the upcoming 2018 season.

Almanac Book Review – The Footy Lady: Determining and Positive Influences

Yoshi gives us the rundown on Susan Alberti’s book, The Footy Lady. He can’t help but admire her hard work and her never-give-up attitude.

VFLW – Hamilton Pride Game 17/06/2017

David Jacobson brings us the background to and action from the ‘Gay? That’s OK’ Pride game, held to show support for gay pride and promote acceptance in the football community. [It’s appropriate to reflect on this, on this historic day – Ed]

Almanac Teams: Hollywood Womens’ FC – The Leading Ladies

It is not right that there has been no women’s ‘funny’ team. In the spirit of equality, Smokie seeks to put this right with the “Leading Ladies” team.

Susan Alberti: More than football

Young Anna Pavlou heard Susan Alberti talking about her autobiography at the recent Sports Writers Festival in Melbourne. She was inspired.

The Little Engine That Could

Wesley Hull covers the story of the Gordonvale Bombers – a team of 10-12 year old primary school girls who changed the course of their school’s sporting history in one glorious year of commitment, courage, talent and determination. They have firmly placed Gordonvale State School on the AFL map, and much more beyond. [An amazing feat by the Gordonvale girls – MNQ]

Almanac (Footy) Music: The Women have Come to Play

Verity Sanders and friends have recorded a terrific song celebrating women’s footy. Listen here. Read the lyrics. And Verity has penned a few words.

International Footy: From a Raven’s point of view

Karin Flodin is part of Yvette Wroby’s extended and drafted family. In her first piece for the Almanac she tells us how she came to be playing footy in Sweden and in the Euro Cup this year. Maybe we can look forward to her representing Sweden in the next International Cup.

The Transgender Call

Dave H looks at the Hannah Mouncey trans-gender case and thinks his way through it. Comments welcome, as always.

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.

Almanac Radio Interview Today: Jon Faine’s Conversation Hour

Writer, university researcher and now Guardian contributor and assistant sports editor Kate O’Halloran  and John Harms will be Jon Faine’s guests on The Conversation Hour today (Thursday) from 11am. (774 ABC Melbourne) They will be talking about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017. But it’s also slightly different Conversation Hour today. The discussion will take place [Read more]

VFLW Grand Final: Diamond Creek v Darebin Falcons

From deep within the giant airport hangar/toilet block inspired architecture of Etihad, Jackie Lynch pondered and watched what might be the “Final Falcdown” in VFLW Grand Final between Darebin and Diamond Creek.

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.

VFLW Preliminary Final – Darebin v St Kilda: Nic Callinan – The hand that touched the football

Jackie Lynch with a superb report on the thrilling VFLW Preliminary Final between Darebin and St Kilda, literally a fingertip deciding the game.

Women’s Footy: The Inaugural Whitewashing of History

Kate Lawrence makes her Almanac debut with a discussion of what she sees as the AFL’s lack of respect for women’s interstate footy.

All About The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017

The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 has hit the shelves. Check it out here.