Ross Wells continues to stake his claim for a spot in the Ultimate Wool Team for Riverina.
Footy is about many things. For many it is about family. As Dips O’Donnell goes to watch his Cats this weekend he reminisces how he became a Cats supporter and the intriguing story behind it.
The Leitchville-Gunbower Football Netball Club reunion went off with a bang. The footy team knocked over Elmore, the lamb was cooked perfectly, the jumpers were auctioned, the piano accordion came out, a sheep was sheared and many stories were told. All in all a great weekend.
Swans supporter Keiran Croker takes us through the woollen footy jumpers he has worn, from the Melbourne Demons jumper his Mum bought him (easier to keep clean than a mainly white South Melbourne jumper) to a recently purchased old style South Melbourne version. That may contain red wine stains.
The craziness and chaos of sheep kept Pam Sherpa on her toes when she was a kid. [Nice memoir – Ed]
A little challenge for the Almanackers – Identify this woollen footy jumper and who its owner might be.
The wool footy jumper is about to make a comeback, reports Craig Dodson, who can’t wait to add a new one to his Sydney Swans/Brad Seymour model from the 1980s.
The memory of Toolibin Football Club lives on. Here Syd Martin, Heidi Astbury and Janice Sieber tell the tale of the unveiling of Geoff Sims sculpture at the old Toolibin footy ground in the sheep-wheat belt of WA.
Greatest footballers to be associated with the wool industry (where was this all up to, March 2015?)
During last year we featured a series on old woollen footy jumpers and called for nominations for the very best team of footballers to have had an association with wool. We’re about to refine the process. We need more noms right now. And to help make sure we get all the best names I am heading to the Wool BBQ at Burra next Monday night. Details are in this article.
Neil Anderson responds to Brett’s comment on first footy boots with some memories of the Jenkins.
Well that’s three things I didn’t know. Thanks to Neil Anderson for telling us (1) that KB barracked for Footscray when he was a kid (2) that KB went to Hawksburn Primary and (3) he’s hardly changed a bit. Ripper photo.
“It is clear to all in the cubicle that I intend to wear this jumper home. I intend to wear it until it wears out. This is my team, my home town and so the adults talk about something and somehow we get home with me still inside the garment,” writes Ross Mueller of this fine jumper now passed on to his son Henry.
Football chronicler Stephen Alomes recalls a rare high mark and his old TUFC jumper.
Luke Reynolds played for South Purrumbete which had a distinctive black and green jumper before the club folded.
Old Mate Bill Bailey bobs up as Coleraine lead the world again.
In its heyday Charlie Moore’s Preston Rovers jumper would have sported proud white lettering. Alas, the fabric and the fibre have fallen by the wayside.
Rod Oaten has come clean and revealed the identities of all the teams in his Old Woollen Footy Jumpers collage (sort of like the Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band cover? – Ed.)
Wayde Petersen shares memories and pix of his father and the Plenty Rovers (now Mernda) footy club. Saturday is Mernda’s last game at the old Schotter Street ground before moving to new facilities next season. Wayde would like plenty of people to come down for the farewell.
Neil Anderson has sent in a photo of his father’s premiership side – from 1928. [Classic – Ed]
Gerry The Torp Both with a poignant postscript to his earlier piece on his old woollen Adelaide Uni Blacks jumper.