Book Launch: ‘The Trials of Jack Broadstock’ by Michael Sexton (May 25)





Known as “the most talented footballer” Jack Dyer has ever seen, Jack Broadstock started at West Adelaide and went on to feature prominently for Richmond.


Michael Sexton has now brought Broadstock’s life to a new book, which will be launched on Tuesday May 25 at 6.30pm.


The launch will be held at West Adelaide Football Club, 57 Milner St, Richmond.


Meals and the bar will be available, with part proceeds going to WAFC History Group. Books will be on sale.


Feel free to come on down and secure a great new read!


If you can’t make it but would like a copy of the book, contact us HERE.




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About Michael Sexton

Michael Sexton is a freelance journo in SA. His scribblings include "The Summer of Barry", "Chappell's Last Stand" and the biography of Neil Sachse.


  1. Kevin Densley says

    Had never heard of Jack Broadstock, but a little reading has shown me the great potential for an interesting book on his life and career. I look forward to getting my hands on a copy of this biography at some stage.

  2. Grant Humphries says

    Met the great man in the early 80’s at WAFC bar where he was with Mopsy Fraser. Had a great chat especially when I mentioned my grandfather who was a noted footballer on Yorke Peninsula when he was growing up and who he knew well.
    The Broadstock family lived in same street.
    Was a real treat to chat with these legends.
    I am not in adelaide but would like to know where I can get a copy of the book

  3. George Giamalis says

    Fascinating book, by a talented author
    One of the very best sporting publications Ive read

    Keep up the good work Michael
    George Giamalis

  4. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Hi Grant, you can order a copy from here

  5. Lee Harradine says

    I read this with great interest, given my history with West Adelaide and what I had heard about Broadstock over the years. What a great read about a wonderful, if flawed, character and beautifully researched and written.

    Looking forward to the launch.

  6. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Mine’s in the post.

  7. Glen pill says

    Missed the release, how & where may i purchase a copy?

  8. Michael Sickerdich says

    I would like to buy a copy after hearing conversations with Cornsy. Please advise how I can do this. Thanks Michael

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