Almanac Junior Footy: Wilkins Girls kicking the Heeney out of Greene (originally published in the SMH)

Proud dad moment – this online Sydney Morning Herald story features the half-Tasmanian Tigerish Hart-clone Rosa Williams. It also features her awesome teammates. And their hard-working Coach Taylor figure, Adrian Kinslor, just one of dozens of great teachers at our local school (which had its Fair Day on Saturday, as it happens…)

There’s also a real nice segue to the growth among all populations in the Giants’ territory. Pity that didn’t make it to the print edition (the Marrickville Maulers did).

Key themes:

  • girls are great
  • footy is great
  • girls are great
  • public schools are great
  • girls are great
  • Greene should come to Richmond
  • girls are great
  • teachers are great
  • girls are great
  • the sins of the father are NOT inflicted on the daughter
  • girls are great
  • Muslim women playing footy in Giants clobber wearing headscarves are SO GREAT I just want to cry with hope and optimism
  • girls are great
  • Newtown Swans are the only acceptable Swans – they are great!
  • girls are great



Read about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 HERE and check out Cheryl Critchley’s book review.

Kasey Symons has also written about the book and the community behind it in The Guardian.

Copies of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 are available for sale via our online store.

Yvette Wroby was on the Marngrook Footy Show  talking about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 and the Passion and Pain exhibition at Glen Eira council that opens today.    Watch Yvette on Margrook here.

About Peter Warrington

Richmond fan; Kim Hughes tragic; geographer; kids' book author; Evertonian; Manikato; Harold Park trots 1980; father of two; cat lover, dancer with dogs; wannabe PJ HArvey backing vocalist; delusional...


  1. Peter Warrington says

    Rosa won her best and fairest for the Newtown Swans. Gracious winner. Great club and great bunch of girls. Some future champs in there.

    The school team All girls death battalion won their last game for the season 47-1.

    Bring on next season…

  2. Peter Warrington says

    Just found the guide for their visit to the Paul Kelly Cup finals in 2019, when Rosa captained them to a gallant 3rd in the State.

    Not much actual footy going on…

    updated theme:

    La Nina stinks!

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