Alex Wadelton snaps the snapper re-creating a Vic Park moment

I love that so many talented people are drawn to the pages of the Almanac.

I met Alex Wadelton when he drove from Sydney to Canberra to say hello, to talk about the Almanac, and the Geelong Football Club, and to go to a match at Manuka.

It will embarrass him that I’m writing this, but Alex is an unassuming young bloke with No 1 draft pick talent. He has written TV ads for Cricket Australia and the AFL, as well as other clients. His superiors show immense faith in him – and rightly so.

Apart from the Tim Rogers ads for the finals (and others), last year Alex was invited to write the ad for the Indigenous Round.

While it was being filmed he took this snap of Wayne Ludbey taking a snap; Wayne was re-creating the shot he took of Nicky Winmar all those years ago (which is the subject of a recent book, Black and Proud, by Matthew Klugman and Gary Osmond).

Alex Wadelton Ludbey

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About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.

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