Almanac (Footy and Netball) Books: Minyip-Murtoa FNC’s ‘Glory Days’




Minyip Murtoa is one of the finest football-netball clubs in Australia.


In 2019, the men’s footy side won the Wimmera League premiership and the women won the netball premiership.


To celebrate they’ve compiled a commemorative book Glory Days. It’s really, really well done.. The project emerged out of the Facebook posts that Luke Baker was adding each week – beaut profiles of the players. People started looking out for them. They became very popular. And eventually must-reads.


They were supported by the terrific photos of Riley Keel and a few others.


When the club decided to do the book, the pressure was on Luke to write the rest of the profiles. He was up for it. While he was completing the task, Natasha Pietsch came up with a clean, lively design. The book looks fantastic.


Copies are available from the club via Tony Baker – email him HERE.





John Harms has had a long association with the Minyip-Murtoa Burras, and with Murtoa generally. Here’s the story of another visit to the Wimmera:



AFL Round 7 (2014): The view from Murtoa



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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 three. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says
  2. Nice one, Swish.

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