Almanac Obituary: Vale Twinkle Toes

Rob Heath notes the passing of a great footballer, club man and quite the dancer in Laurie Dwyer

Almanac Footy History – The Galahs: encore screenings of the movie

In 1967 Harry Beitzel took a representative team of Australian Footballers to Dublin, Ireland, to play Gaelic Football against the Irish champions. Last week, Tony Wilson and Rob Heath’s film recounting the trip sold out at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Encore screenings are coming – beginning on Sunday.

Don Heath’s Ararat wool jumper and ‘Delicate’ Des Dickson

Rob Heath has some ripper pix of his Dad’s Ararat wool jumper from the 60s and stories of clashes with former Hawthorn hard man ‘Delicate’ Des Dickson. It served Rob well through his sporting career in a most unlikely way.

The World Game: from Paris to Brunswick Street

Neat little observation from Rob Heath; when cultures cross, happily.

VFL Round 5 (1933!) – St Kilda v South Melbourne: The Junction Oval – looking back

Rob Heath returns to the fray with this Round 5 match report – from 1933! St Kilda v South, which gets him thinking about the Junction Oval. [Excellent historical yarn – Ed]

Big H’s first pack of Galahs

Rob Heath on the team of Mr Universes who visited Ireland as The Galahs in 1967. [Cracking historical tale – Ed]