Almanac Alumni: The students who have featured at the Almanac

With Deakin University and the Almanac joining forces to encourage student writing on all topics – but especially in the area of women’s sport and women’s footy – it’s timely to pay tribute to the many, many students who have written for us over the years.

Who are they?

And where are they now?

I’ll start with one: Josh Barnstable. Josh lobbed as an enthusiastic Grade 9 North fan from Waaia-Numurkah way. Josh did well at school, then completed a journalism degree and now has returned to the bush to be a reporter at the Kyabram Free Press. He’s flying. (Front page story today – Wednesday)

Who springs to mind?



Deakin University is a sponsor of The Footy Almanac 2016. Students are encouraged to write for throughout 2017.


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.


  1. Danni Eid, now a graduate of Latrobe, was in about Grade 11 when we first started reading her classic teeny-bopper voice. Sooooooooo in love with Collingwood.

  2. I hope I will be nominated in this category in the near future after the graduation. But now I have many things to do to undertake a course from taking an English exam, decision making to apply for a course and a scholarship. Thanks for your help and advice :-)

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