Almanac Women’s Footy: New sport, new team and new boots

Inspired by AFL Women’s, Sarah Black commences her footy career with a new pair of boots and a new set of footballers to be like

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Concussion Edition

Hamish Neal ponders the use of the concussion test amongst his review of Round 20 of the A-League

AFLW Round 2 – Fremantle v Brisbane: Dockers get Harris’ed by Lions

Liz Roberts watched Fremantle play Brisbane at home and away from the sun. Albeit, with a distraction or two from her children.

Almanac Cricket: Two reasons India will spin webs around Aussie batsmen

Pat White previews Australia’s upcoming test series against the world’s number one ranked team, India. Can the visitors score enough runs on the spin-friendly pitches or will the home team continue their dominance and put Australia to the sword?

The Doggies Almanac and a print of Jim Pavlidis’s brilliant Liam Picken painting.

A copy of the book of the season – The Doggies Almanac – and a quality print of Jim Pavlidis’s wonderful painting of Liam Picken’s Grand Final speccie.

Almanac Junior Footy: Looking for three footballers to play with Fitzroy Under 10-S

Fitzroy Under 9-S (about to become Under 10-S we hope) is one of the great footy teams on the planet. However, to guarantee we remain together, we need three more players. John Harms is helping with the recruiting.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Netball kicks off this week

Cam Hooke has the latest news with Collingwood’s AFLW progress and the first game for the Collingwood Netball team.

Almanac Racing: Lightning Puzzle

Tom Riordan previews the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, mounting a case for most horses in the race. Good luck, punters!

Presenting…The Doggies Almanac 2016

It was such a brilliant season we just had to celebrate the Bulldogs magnificent premiership. Presenting…….The Doggies Almanac. Read about this special extra edition of the Almanac and order your copy here.

Kapunda Cricket Club’s sesquicentenary: Ten made ducks

Mickey Randall went back to his home town of Kapunda where the Kapunda Cricket Club was celebrating its sesquicentenary. This is a brilliant weaving of past and present. Vintage Randall!

Distractions or “The Lions, The Fridge and the Walk Probe.”

Jamie Simmons battles the distractions of his dying fridge and his dogs at home as he watches Fremantle play Brisbane.

AFLW Round 2 – Carlton v GWS: Aidan’s Footy Cards

Smokie’s seven-year-old nephew Aidan loves footy and drawing. And he has a talent for combining both.

Another First for Women in AFL

This piece was originally published in 2013. Anne Cahill Lambert tells us about the achievements of her niece and other women in winning coaching positions in senior men’s clubs in the major State Leagues (VFL, WAFL and NEAFL). Apparently one of the problems with women footballers is that they talk a lot. They are welcome at Almanac lunches at any time.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Spieth flying, Perth debuts new format

Catch up with the latest golfing news from across the globe including Tiger Woods and his injury concerns.

Women’s Footy News

Women’s Footy News will bring you any interesting bits and pieces about the game, links to articles by some of our writers or events that may interest Almanac.

Blind Deaf and Clueless: Chuckers Part Three

Phil Hill delivers his third off-cutter in his cricket series. Take a look at the rules of bending the arm and what it means for modern cricket.

Almanac Music: Springsteen, rainbows and a full moon; drinking our fill at Hanging Rock

David Wilson woke on Saturday morning with a nebulous thought of seeing his first Bruce Springsteen show. What followed was a wonderful family adventure to Hanging Rock…

Almanac Cinema – Movie Review: Lion

Noel McPhee needs to tell us about this film “Lion;” a memorable film in many different and compelling ways. [Spoiler alert. Some storyline is divulged in this report – Ed].

The Sydney Swans speculative soundtrack: A season in revue – 2016

Joe Moore has his 2016 playlist locked and loaded. No music can soothe a runner up, but there remains plenty to dance about in the Swans’ future.

Almanac Rugby: People, Meaning and Stories in Rugby League – Tom Brock Lecture

John Harms presented at the 16th annual Tom Brock Lecture in October 2014. It delves into rugby league, South Sydney Rabbitohs and his own background growing up in Queensland.