Announcing a partnership between the Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy branch of the Bendigo Bank and The Footy Almanac

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The Footy Almanac and the Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Bank are thrilled to announce a two-year partnership. The bank is committed to supporting both sport and the arts and sees the output of the Almanac writers as a great vehicle for demonstrating that commitment.

The Clifton Hill / North Fitzroy Community Bank branch is situated on Queens Parade, Clifton Hill. Since opening in 2006, the Community Bank has contributed over $1mill to almost 200 local community organisations involved in community welfare, arts, sports, education and sustainability. This investment has provided benefits to people of all ages, genders and cultural groups. The more banking business generated, the more the bank reinvests in the local community.

In 2015 the partnership will see the spotlight turned on Fitzroy Football Club (inc Fitzroy Reds) who play in B Grade of the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA). Weekly columns about the club will be contributed by FFC supporters and tragics as well as Almanackers and budding writers.

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L to R: Michael Pickering, Jenny Farrar, Dan Bisetto, Rory Angiolella, Joan Eddy, John Harms.


Jenny Farrar (Deputy Chair, Community Bank): “I think there is a wonderful synergy between the community values of the bank, the footy club and the Almanackers’ approach to writing about sport and life.”

Joan Eddy (President, FFC): “The Almanac writers remind me that life is about truth, passion, love – and footy.”

John Harms (Bard) “Of all the sporting organisations in the known universe, the mighty Fitzroy Footy Club is the best fit for the philosophy, sensibility and culture of the Almanac.”

Dan Bisetto (Co-captain, FFC): “I have dabbled in writing, and now I will commit to at least one report this year – from centre half forward.”

Rory Angiolella (Co-captain, FFC) “Anything that Peter Hille suggests makes sense, so I think this must be a great idea. That’s because he is so old.”

Michael Pickering (Senior Coach, FFC) “We expect to be really competitive in B Grade and extremely readable on the Almanac website.”



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


  1. Excellent. Between watching the Roys on occasions, and the mighty Friars in D1 ammos, I’ll hardly get to the AFL.

  2. Emma Westwood says

    It’s a beautiful thing – may it flourish.

  3. Neil Anderson says

    Excellent! As JTH said, the perfect fit for the Knackery. Between barracking for the Roys (doesn’t that jumper look good Fitzroy Pete ) and watching / barracking for Footscray in the VFL,, i’ll hardly get to the AFL…well almost.

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