Almanac School Visits: Waterford (St Kevin’s) Writers’ Festival





John Harms’s three sporting memoirs Confessions of a Thirteenth Man (about cricket), Memoirs of a Mug Punter (about horse racing) and Loose Men Everywhere (about footy) are now published in the omnibus Play On. Read more about Play On HERE.



Two articles which are based on childhood memories:


It’s Hot


John Harms remembers summers of cricket and swimming and mowing on Queensland’s Darling Downs.



Almanac (Country) Footy: Boyhood days watching Lemnos at Princess Park


In this extract from his book Loose Men Everywhere, John Harms remembers going to Princess Park in Shepparton in the early 1970s to watch Lemnos play.



Some writing from other students:


Grade 9 at Parade College, February 2020


Read Jensen Miles’ piece about a memorable basketball game he played in.



Ideas for your story:


Here are four approaches to think about:


  1. Write about a sporting experience you have had as a player.
  2. Write about a sporting contest you have been to or watched on TV. This includes your experience of the day as a spectator.
  3. Write a report of a sporting event.
  4. Write a story about something you really love to do.



To submit a story to The Footy Almanac website, send it to Ms Kerr.







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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.

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