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First Day of School

Andrew Starkie shares a poignant tale of the disarming, charming and at times, alarming nature of parenthood

The ’69 State Schoolboys’ Football Competition – Adidas

Peter Thomas recently contacted the Footy Almanac in response to a story about Adelaide Sports Stores. We found that he has a wealth of stories gleaned from his days as an Adidas rep.

Here’s his first one, with a Western Australian flavour. Welcome Peter.

On this otherwise routine Tuesday, my boys walked to school together

Mickey Randall had a beautiful and touching moment this morning: his two boys walked to school together by themselves. It is one of the big moments in a parent’s (and child’s) life.

Almanac Boxing: School teacher to champion

The Battle of Brisbane was a real fight. Horn is world champion. Australian boxing has a new face.

Almanac School Visits: Northcote High School

John Harms recently hosted some writing workshops at Northcote High School. Four of the students have articles published here on Usain Bolt, Geelong v Richmond, Preston Bullants junior footy and a visit to see Chelsea play at Stamford Bridge. [Congratulations kids – you are now published writers. JTH]

The Twilight School: Father’s Day Breakfast (at Salesian College, Sunbury)

All welcome at the Father’s Day Breakfast at Salesian College. I’m looking forward to catching up with Bruno and the crew.

Round 8 – GWS v Gold Coast: GWS Monaros v Gold Coast Schoolies

Wanting to avoid the traffic, Earl takes a seat on the couch, organises his CD collection and provides insight into the Giants dominant win against the Suns.

Come to the Merri Creek Primary School Fete in North Fitzroy (Saturday, March 19)

You’ve gotta love a fete. Come along to Merri Creek Primary School on the corner of St George’s Rd and Miller St, North Fitzroy.

The Almanac has a stall. Come and say g’day. [Excellent poster – Ed]

Please Sir – Schoolteacher Footy Players

Swish asks for any of your stories about school teaching footy players, using the 1986 VFL lists as a starting point.

School Footy Comes Alive In Wolverhampton And Beyond

Wesley Hulls sees the future growth of school footy in the UK and Europe.

Almanac Fiction – Daz Cooper Chapter 2: Back to school

David Wilson’s next instalment of Daz; the young fella we met having summer dreams. School is back.

Almanac Racing: Charging past the school (of hard knocks)

Even by his own miserable standards, Crio’s in a rut. Bad timing with the big racedays upon us! To make matters worse, the Cox Plate’s not been kind – Naturalism, Filante…
But the good news is he’s seen the error of his ways and is seeking help. From Almanackers. Tips please!

Play golf at Woodlands. School fundraiser on July 24

Almanac supporter Shane Joyce is organizing a fundraiser for Parkdale Secondary College on Friday July 24. Starting at $250 a head you get the chance to play on a course ranked in the top 10 in Australia, a three course meal, drinks, a polo shirt and an evening’s entertainment with Simon Marshall, Scott Lucas and Ben Dixon.

Round 13 – Brisbane Lions v Adelaide Crows: AFL footy is like school footy

Some Junior Almanac brightness on a genuinely dark day. Aidan Hammond’s match report of both Adelaide’s stirring win over the Lions at the ‘Gabba as well as East Adelaide’s thrilling come-from-behind win over St Joseph’s in school footy.

Crio’s Q?: Kicking it old school on the training track

Getting flogged on the training track for hours on end in boggy conditions on cold wintery nights are a thing of the past for modern-day professional footballers. With this week’s question, Crio wants to know which time-honoured training drills and skills might be things of the past in the modern era.

South: Footy Days at Primary School

Philby takes us down memory lane as he reminisces about his childhood in South Australia and how footy played a huge part in it.

School Visits

Almanac School Visits   If you would like more information about having one of the Almanackers visit your school, please contact coordinator Ned Wilson.   John Harms (writer/sports historian/broadcaster) – Vic/SA/Qld/national Sean Gorman (writer/Indigenous Studies academic)  –  WA/national Anson Cameron (writer) – Vic Tony Wilson (writer – kids’ books, novels, non-fiction, features) – Vic Phil [Read more]

SA High Schools v Independent Schools 1992 – Class Warfare (Queenshead Revisited)

The 1991 S.A High Schools v the S.A Independent Schools match boasted a cavalcade of stars. In 1992, the Wakelin name became plural, and a young up-and comer by the name of Darcy displayed his elite, gut-running abilities for the world to see. Where, asks The Swishter, are they now?

Independent Schools v Combined High Schools: a curtain-raiser played at Footy Park in 1991. But what happened to these blokes and where are they now?

Great list of footballers. Who are they? And where are they now? Classic from Swish Schwerdt as he challenges us to fill in any detail we might know. If you know who they are, and where they ended up playing their footy, and what they’re doing now, add a comment. (Now with a photo of one of the teams)

School Footy – The Aussie Rules Nursery

Wesley Hull on the importance of school footy in developing future players and a footy culture. Too much falls to too few when it comes to supporting school footy, particularly away from the southern states.