A Punters delight: A dead certainty!

Got a dead certainty for you! How often have punters heard this call only to be let down. Not in this case!

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Hadi Ehtsham: The BBL Melbourne Derby

Parade College Grade 9 student Hadi Ehtsham tells the tale of going to watch the Melbourne Stars play the Renegades in a derby over the 2019/20 season. Watching Glenn Maxwell blast his team to victory, Hadi’s joy is difficult to contain.

“….’Woosha’ Fights Back…” by KB Hill

Shane Welch had a promising cricket career ahead of him but opted for the country life, his family, a career and footy with the Wangaratta Rovers. KB Hill tells the story.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Jonah Fisher: Anzac Day 2019

Collingwood and Essendon played out an infamous blockbuster on Anzac Day 2019. Parade College Grade 9 student Jonah Fisher recounts his day spent at the MCG watching his Bombers give their all.

AFLW Round 5 – Footy Fixture

This week it’s Round 5 of the AFLW 2020 season, and it is sure to be another cracker!

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Zyon Iosefo: The underdogs

Zyon Iosefo remembers his experience of being in a giant-killing relay team from a tiny little primary school.

Support the Almanac on Almanac Five Day: $5 on the fifth.

Happy Almanac Five Day (for March 5). It would help enormously if you made a $5 contribution towards ensuring the Almanac is sustained.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Declan Taaffe Wyles: 2019 AFL Grand Final

Declan Taaffe Wyles puts in a late bid to be in the Tigers’Almanac 2019 with his report on the 2019 AFL Grand Final. {Perhaps you can find a spot in the 2020 Almanac Declan – Ed]

Local cricket: F Grade injustice!

You be the judge. Was David Bridie robbed on the weekend?

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Dhir Choksi: 2017 Australian Open Final

Parade College Grade 9 student Dhir Choksi details the remarkable return to form that saw Roger Federer, In a crazy turnaround at such an old age, clinch the 2017 Australian Open.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: 2020 Opening remarks

Having looked back to 2019 in an earlier post today, Cam Hooke offers his usual comprehensive analysis of issues confronting the Collingwood team in Season 2020.

The Wantok Musik Foundation

Almanacker, staunch Melbourne man, and musician, David Bridie is Artistic Director of the Wantok Musik Foundation, which seeks to promote the music of our region.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Harshana Kiriwendala: Toronto Raptors v Philadelphia 76ers, 2019 NBA Playoff game

The Toronto Raptors faced a nervous match against Philadelphia in order to progress to their first ever NBA Finals series in 2019. Parade College Grade 9 student Harshana Kiriwendala details his memories of watching the game, especially the final seconds.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – 2019 season review

To get the True Believers in the mood, Cam Hooke warms up for 2020 by reviewing the Magpies’2019 season.

AFLW – Round 4: Footy Fixture

We’re at the halfway mark of the AFLW 2020 Home and Away season with many teams interestingly poised. Check out the footy fixture for all Round 4 details.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Harvey Doutsas: The 2018 AFL Grand Final

As the 2018 AFL Grand Final came down to the wire, Parade College Grade 9 student and Collingwood fan Harvey Doutsas rode the bumps with his family in a pub in America.

‘Billy…….You’re a Hero……’ by KB Hill

Jonny Hyde is an elder statesman in the Wangaratta District Cricket Association and still makes his mark. KB Hill brings us up to date with a recent performance by the veteran.

Almanac (Club) Basketball: Missed it by that much! Another chapter in the life of ‘Not Bad Thanks’

‘Not Bad Thanks’ were in the running for another basketball premiership. But, in the words of that great philosopher Maxwell Smart, they “missed it by that much.” Graeme Willingham reports (from the floor). [They’re officially nuts – Ed]

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Luca Falvo: Queen – above and beyond

Parade College Grade 9 student Luca Falvo touches on his love for Queen and the memories he has of being introduced to them by his father.

Almanac Cricket History: Remembering Betty Wilson (by Laura Jolly)

First published at cricket.com.au, this piece by Laura Jolly tells the story of Betty Wilson.