Something Special This Way Comes

Wesley Hull reports in from Far North Queensland as the Gordonvale State School girls are taking all before them

VFLW – Melbourne University v VU Western Spurs

Meg Saultry saw third play fourth at University’s Main Oval. It wasn’t as close as she hoped and “it is still an odd feeling seeing a local football field ‘smack-bang’ in the city”.

AFL International Cup 2017: Many cultures, one game on a cold Melbourne morning

Stephen Alomes reflects on the journey of the Pakistani Shaheens, from the mountains of their home country to a freezing cold Melbourne morning.

The GB Swans’ first few days…

GB Swans Assistant Coach Ian Mitchell gives us the lowdown on his side’s first up win over Pakistan, and their first few days in Melbourne, which have included a memorable trip to the ‘G and plenty of coffee!

Mercedes turns 50

Mercedes celebrated her 50th game with the Darebin Falcons U18s footy team last Sunday. Trucker Slim reviews the game.

Hanging out with premiership players who love to read The Women’s Footy Almanac

Martha Webster-Brown and Sarah Tex Perkins at a junior Crows function last night in Adelaide. Sarah was stoked to receive The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017.

The excitement of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 launch

Danielle Croci from The Footy Gospel has written a lovely account of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 launch. She captured the night in its glory and can’t wait for the next edition.

Stunning introduction for the first Women’s Footy Almanac

Cat Jones is one of 40 contributors to The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017. She was at the launch at the North Fitzroy Arms on Thursday night and this is what she found.

VFL Women’s – Chantella Perera: The Big Game Hunter

After a successful NBA career, Chantella Perera picked up Australian Rules when she joined the inaugural Box Hill Hawks’ VFL Women’s side. As a key position tagger, she has made a name for herself against some of the biggest profiles in VFLW.

Photo Gallery: The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 Launch

A fantastic photo gallery capturing all the excitement of the Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 launch. So many passionate fans of women’s footy filled the bar for this special event.

VFLW Round 10 – Darebin v Geelong: The Falcs versus the Wind versus the Cats versus the Clock

Jackie Lynch and the Big Kid (with Paul Jennings’ help) have the best seats in the VFLW house, as outrageous wind smashes Carlton. In tricky conditions, Daisy Pearce shows why she’s the best.

UK Footy and the GB Swans

GB Swans Assistant Coach Ian Mitchell is excited to be heading to Australia for another International Cup. In his Almanac debut, he shares his experiences of footy in the UK, from founding his own club to beers with Brad Ottens!

The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 is in The Sunday Age

The Sunday Age (30 July 2017) has run an excellent feature about our book, after chatting with co-editor Yvette Wroby and women’s footy legend Leesa Catto, and the St Kilda Sharks. Some excellent pics too. Thanks to Matilda Boseley.

Almanac Party: The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 launch

Join us to for the launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 – Thursday, July 27, at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. All welcome. Details are in this post. If you can’t make it you can still order books now.

VFLW – VU Western Spurs v Darebin Falcons: A Tale Of Two Bookends

Jo Jo Zep provided a good omen for Jackie Lynch and her own Falcons as they took on VU Western Spurs. Here’s how the game panned out. [With a music clip as well – Ed]

Merle Brown’s Women’s Footy Anthem

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

VFLW Round 7 – Eastern Devils v Darebin: The Darcy and Daisy Show

Two champions of the AFLW, Daisy Pearce and Sarah Perkins, shone in this VFLW clash in Wheeler’s Hill. There were other promising players who you just might see in season two of AFLW.

The power of AFL football: Pride game helps foster change in country Victoria

Kate O’Halloran has written a wonderful piece profiling the second Gay That’s OK Pride and Inclusion game.

AFLW Round 2 – Fremantle v Brisbane: Lions Away

Jamie Simmons is always great to read – and this piece from earlier this year has some cracking lines. And it’s a reminder that The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 will be launched in July. Date to be confirmed.

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.