Almanac Art: Nice kick Jack


Whilst at the oval the other day, I couldn’t help but notice this older lady with three young boys, more than likely to be her grandchildren. As she sat watching the rough and tumble of the game before her, she called out a string of encouraging words from the sidelines.

“Good mark Tom”….

“Get the ball Oscar”….

“Nice kick Jack”.

To these last words, Jack reminded his grandmother that his “nice kick” was exactly like the one he did last year.

With the deepest sincerity she replied “Yes, I remember that one Jack”.


Jack’s grandmother is not only filling the child care void created by school holidays, but she is also archiving her grandchildren’s “Nice Kicks”.

Amid a flurry of requests for footy cards and bouncing balls the three young boys and their grandma left the oval.

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