Almanac Kick-to-Kick: Wednesday 2 July

Kick to Kick football

There’s an Almanac Kick to Kick session on Wednesday 2 July at 2pm. Brunswick St Oval. Phil Dimitriadis and Vin Maskell look forward to seeing you there. BYO boots, shorts, footy jumpers (woollen preferably), sliced oranges and bravado. Skills optional.


About Vin Maskell

Founder and editor of Stereo Stories, a partner site of The Footy Almanac. Likes a gentle kick of the footy on a Sunday morning, when his back's not playing up. Been known to take a more than keen interest in scoreboards - the older the better.


  1. Grant Fraser says

    Will St John’s be there for the pinged calves?

  2. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    And drop punts are discouraged. Drop kicks, torps, stabs, flickpasses and place kicks welcome. No biffo and thankfully, for me, not much running. Good fun if you can make it as sunshine is forecast for tomorrow in Melbourne. Cheers.

  3. I’m in… should be fun.

  4. Matt Zurbo says

    Good stuff!

  5. Jim Johnson says

    “kick to kick”,
    ESTIMATE OF EIGHT THOUSAND PLAYES who played VFL between 1902 and 1970. There were 25 Legonds and most Coaches were ex VFL players. Then there was a school kid in 1945/49.
    James, from age 10 to age 14, with only limited kicks, gained at school in “kick to kick”, learned to kick a stab pass, a drop kick, a torpedo punt, a flat punt and a “drop punt as a field pass” kicked at full pace. Then at 15 in 1949 with his first ever “own football” it took Jim only a couple of weeks to convert the stab kick into a stab punt. Easy for Jim. There was only a split second of timing to adjust to make this happen. That is kick the ball just before instead of just after it hit the ground. Easy for Jim. Jim virtually kicked nothing but “Stab Punts” and “Drop Punts as Field Passes” for the rest of his playing days.
    Stab Kick to Stab Punt in 1949, An Australian Rules football Development.
    See. Who invented the drop punt Australian Rules Football –……Reserched & Written by Jim Johnson

    See 27 Jun 1910 – “THE STAB KICK.” A FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT. See two Comments on this site inserted by Jim. Johnson. One on the 15th November 2013 and the other on the 15th of April 2014. These were inserted before this article was brought forward on google.
    See Google “Stab Punt Jim”

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