TO BECOME A FOOTY ALMANAC MEMBER FOR 2018 CLICK HERE (and we’ll send you the membership form by return email)


G’day Everyone


The Almanac is a community of writers and readers who love life – especially sport. We’re actually like a sporting club. Which is why we have memberships.


By becoming an Almanac member for 2018, you will help us to cover our ever-expanding costs, especially when it comes to looking after the website which takes a lot of time, while enjoying the benefits of membership.


If you are interested in helping please have a look at the options below and then contact us via and we’ll email you a membership form.


Thanks for your ongoing involvement,







There is ONE membership category for this year:


(Student rate is $50)


  • a book – choose from The Tigers’ Almanac 2017: Ninth No More (published in late November), The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017, The Doggies Almanac 2016, any other edition of The Footy Almanac (except 2009), Footy Town, Play On (by John Harms)
  • a Footy Almanac stubby holder
  • an Almanac bumper sticker
  • Priority booking to all events (including Grand Final eve lunch)
  • As a member you will be able to post pieces on free of charge, when a service charge for posting is introduced in 2018



We also have sponsorship and advertising packages available. To find out more about becoming a sponsor/advertiser please email John Harms.



Support our student editing and writing placements:


Help us to support a student journalist/writer/historian by creating a scholarship/internship.


The first scholarship put in place is the W.K. Trewick Stawell Gift Scholarship.

–          The recipient contributes to as an assistant editor (30 hours)

–          The recipient (mentored by John Harms) produces a significant feature on the Stawell Gift


The second scholarship is supported by Peter Stirk.

  • in 2017 it was received by Jack Banister for his coverage of The International Cup



All inquiries to John Harms