‘Boy from Cheshunt who mastered the punt……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill changes focus to bring us a story from turf racing as he traces the career of Eric Connolly.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 2 Draw

The NRL’s Round 2 draw contains a few changes of venue, so please check out the details here. It may well prove to be the last Round we see for some time.

Almanac Cricket – Sheffield Shield season cancelled: NSW awarded the title

The remainder of the Sheffield Shield season has been cancelled and NSW has been awarded the title. What are your thoughts on these actions? Check out the official Team of the Year and tell us what you think.

Almanac Rugby League – Getting into the nostalgia thing

The rugby league faction within The Almanac community is joining in the nostalgia focus emerging on the site this week. We go back to a classic by John Harms to set the scene for what will be a series of pieces over the coming months which will offer insights into the code.

AFL 2020: We have a decision (for now)

The AFL Commission has finally reached a decision on Round 1 for the men, and the future of the AFLW season. (Now with AFLW update! – you really need to be paying attention – Ed).

Coronavirus and professional sport: The financial effects on major codes

An ABC analysis of the potential financial effects to professional sport of an extended shutdown.

When Coranderrk won the premiership: A story by Roy Hay

From his recently released book, Roy Hay relates the story of how a group of Aboriginal footballers playing for Coranderrk in 1911 helped to win a premiership for the team.

Almanac Footy History – Peter McLaren: The Champion of Glen Alvie

Roger Spaull has written a fascinating and absorbing history about Peter McLaren, champion footballer of Glen Alvie.

Almanac Footy Tipping in 2020

We have three tipping comps for the 2020 footy season: the standard AFL tipping comp where you pick the winner of each game, and the ever-intriguing, time-honoured AFL Tip the Top 8 competition and the AFLW tipping comp (which is underway of course, so entries are closed). Join now. All welcome. Spread the word.

Corona Virus: Event cancellations

The Corona virus situation is now having major impacts on sporting events. Some events are already cancelled. Others will be played behind shut gates. We will endeavor to keep you up to date on developments.

Almanac Rugby League – Join The Footy Almanac NRL tipping comp 2020

The Footy Almanac is running its first ever NRL tipping comp for the 2020 season. Get signed up before tonight’s Round 1 kick-off!

AFLW Round 6 – Footy Fixture

As the end of the AFLW nears and some crucial matches coming up, find out who your team is playing, and where and when.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch – March 13: Tony Wilson with Darren Flanigan and Dean Anderson

Come to lunch on Friday March 13 to hear about Tony Wilson’s new book 1989: The Great Grand Final and enjoy fine food and good company while hearing from the author, Hawthorn premiership player Dean Anderson, and one of footy’s good blokes Darren Flanigan.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – 2020 Round 1 Preview

Collingwood’s first match may still be a week away but Cam Hooke is all over it in this detailed preview.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 1 Draw

Round 1 of the 2020 NRL season kicks off tonight. Here’s the draw for Round 1, and don’t forget to enter our NRL tipping comp titled ‘NRL for Mexico’.

Almanac Music (Stereo Stereo Stories): ‘Everybody Hurts’ – a road trip to Sydney

Check out Matt Quartermaine’s Stereo Stories post reflecting on his recent road trip to Sydney. A must read!

Almanackers, what about a theme song?

Citrus Bob Utber suggests the Footy Almanac needs a theme song: a special, rip-roaring, rousing song that celebrates all things our community reflects. Ok Almanackers, over to you!

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Sebastian Rush: The 2020 NBA All-Star game

The 2020 NBA All-Star game came down to the wire, as Parade College Grade 9 student Sebastian Rush details the exciting match-up between the NBA’s best players.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Benjamin Wolczko: St Mary’s v Banyule, 2019

Grade 9 student at Parade College Benjamin Wolczko got to watch his brothers square off in the St Mary’s v Banyule seniors game in 2019. Following a tight contest, Benjamin details the tense final moments.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Zac Heczey: The Regional Tennis Championships

Parade College Grade 9 student Zac Heczey was playing in the Regional Tennis Championships. Coming up against arch-rivals Waverley in the Grand Final, Zac strode out onto the court to play the deciding set of singles tennis.[Well played Zac – JTH]