Balcony Banter – Malinga Magic!

Clare Cannon from the Lord’s Taverners in Geelong recently took a group of students from Northern Bay College in Norlane, Geelong to the Australia v Sri Lanka T20 match at the MCG. Five of the students were from Sri Lanka and could not have been more excited.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Things that are important to our family

Lachie Murray continues our series from The Parade College Writing Workshop. He shares his experiences of how cricket is important to his family.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Hajduk Split

We continue our series by Grade 9 students from The Parade College following their Writing Workshop last week. Joshua Cavar shares his excitement from the day he saw the clash between intense rivals Hajduk Split and Dinamo Zagreb.

Remembrance Day – Wisden on Hedley Verity

Sporting history and the history of conflict have interesting, sometimes intertwined narratives. This obituary on Hedley Verity in Wisden is an example that is well worth a read anytime, but particularly today.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: The Melbourne Derby – Melbourne United v South East Melbourne Phoenix

Connor Pike, a Year 9 student at The Parade College, covers the early season NBL derby between Melbourne United and South East Melbourne Phoenix.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Scoring my first goal

Parade College Grade 9 student Jacob Coviello recalls that special moment when he scored his first goal for Fawkner Blues.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch (Nov 15): Mick McGuane

Mick McGuane is the special guest at the next Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch on 15th November. Check out details here.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: The Boys In Blue – the feeling of a Melbourne Victory match

Continuing our series of stories written by the Year 9 boys from The Parade College, Alexander Trajkovski shares his family’s love of and commitment to Melbourne Victory.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Melbourne’s Best Game of Basketball!

Parade College Year 9 student Eduardo Lewis tells of his excitement when he attended the NBL clash between Melbourne United and the Sydney Kings.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Why I Support Richmond

Zach Delzoppo, a Grade 9 student at Parade College, explains why he supports the mighty Tigers and how he got to watch the Grand Final this year.

The Almanac Melbourne Cup 2019 Trifecta (We won!)

We came up with a trifecta at the Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms. And it won!

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Pascoe Vale v Hume City

Parade College Grade 9 student Thomas Alisandratos tells about his preparation for and contribution to a key clash between Pascoe Vale and Hume City.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: The underdogs in red stripes

Parade College student Marven Polus (Grade 9) tells the story of a tense junior soccer match – a game he’ll remember forever for a special reason.

Balcony Banter – Ann Rusden, MCC Library and MCG Tour Guide

‘There is something particular to each tour guide who brings a group through the Melbourne Cricket Club Library.’ From that starting point, Lynda Carroll launches into her profile about Ann Rusden, one of the many dedicated tour guides at the ‘G’.

‘Arvo Tea At The Cricket……..’ by Simone Kerwin

Simone Kerwin tells us about that country cricket institution, afternoon tea, the bounty that graced the tables and the kids who gazed and then grazed on what was left over after the players had had their fill.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: A Champions League dream

Yanni Pargas has a great morning watching the Champions League final between Liverpool and Spurs.

A new pay deal for the Matildas

The Matildas have announced a new pay deal, having reached agreement with the FFA.

Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere by Roy Hay

Roy Hay’s exceptional account of the historical development of aboriginal players into the game of Australian Football is now available in a paperback edition. Details here.

Almanac Lunch: The Footy Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch

All welcome at the Footy Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch (Nov 4). With VRC Handicapper Greg Carpenter. Help us pick a trifecta. Details in this post. Bookings essential.

‘The trials and tribulations of a pro golfer…’ by KB Hill

‘This is the story of one of Wangaratta’s finest golfing exports,’ says KB Hill as he charts the career of Andrew Kelly.