Junior Almanac

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Welcome to the Junior Almanac.

We’d love to publish your stories – about anything.


School Visits – The Almanac community includes many established writers, artists, musicians, comedians, thinkers, historians, journalists, broadcasters, film-makers, a mathematician or two, spin doctors, a couple of meteorologists and many others. You are welcome to dip into this pool of talent and pluck out someone to visit your school or organisation. To find out more click here.

The Round 13 Mega Post

Junior Adelaide Correspondent Aidan Hammond delivers his first mega post. He covers the Port Adelaide and Brisbane game, his Brownlow Medal votes and the premiership race. He also reports on his own game of junior footy. [Great stuff Aidan – JTH]

Round 12 – Melbourne v Collingwood: A Few Words

Junior Almanacker Aidan presents some thoughts about the Melbourne and Collingwood game last weekend.

Junior Almanac – Fitzroy Under 10-3 v Richmond Juniors: Photo Gallery

The Fitzroy Under 10-3 side found themselves in a tough match against the kids from the mean streets of Richmond amid a rivalry that goes back a century to when Richmond’s Squizzy Taylor blued with Fitzroy’s Old Ted Whiting over control of the sly grog shops at the fag end of Fitzroy.

The Swans: Can a lifetime of habit be changed?

Jan Courtin wonders if she can kick her 67-year habit of worrying about the Bloods, and whether their big win against the Saints will make it even more difficult!

Round 8 – Port Adelaide v Gold Coast: Take Me To China

Aidan Hammond had a busy day of a footy game, Mother’s Day and watching history be made as Port Adelaide thrashed Gold Coast in China.

Junior Almanac – Soccer: Booroondara in a classic

Carey student Max Borroni reports on a classic junior soccer match from last season, between Booroondara and Ashburton.

Junior Footy – Fitzroy Under 10-3 v Ashburton: The moon’s a balloon, again

It was Theo Harms’s turn to produce a match report for the mighty Roys Under 10-3. He considers the lunar conditions and then writes a lively account of the kids’ dominant performance especially during the last quarter when Marlo was palming to Matt like he was Simon Madden, Brad Ottens and Polly Farmer all rolled into one. [Great stuff Theo – Dad]

Round 8 Premiership Favourites

Aidan Hammond has an interesting formula to figure out his premiership favourites. Check it out.

Photo Gallery: Camberwell Sharks v Fitzroy Under 10-3

Have a look at some great junior footy action photos by John Harms.

Round 7 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: 2 Points are better than 0

Aidan Hammond did well in his own sporting efforts on Saturday but his Crows were outmatched by a determined North Melbourne.