Almanac Rugby League – On Being a Dolphin: A Chat with Petero Civoniceva

With the recent announcement that the Redcliffe-based Dolphins will join the NRL as the 17th franchise in the 2023 season, we thought it timely to re-visit Sasha Lennon’s conversation with rugby league legend Petero Civoniceva, a Redcliffe boy, and highlight his thoughts on what it means to be a Dolphin.

Almanac Rugby League: Queensland Origin and Community – Playing for the People

In his 2015 Tom Brock Lecture, Sasha Lennon explored the link between the Queensland rugby league State of Origin team and the broader Queensland community. In the lead-up to tomorrow night’s Game 1 of the 2020 Origin series, we revisit Sasha’s lecture.

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: Put to the Sword

Some thoughts from Sasha Lennon as the Lions were overpowered by the Cats in the preliminary final.

Round 1 – Hawthorn v Brisbane: 12 Monkeys?

Sasha Lennon was able to put aside the end of the world as we know it to watch the Hawks get over a slightly off-pace Lions.
Where we go from here is up in the air…

Almanac Junior Footy Under 12 Grand Final – Wests Bulldogs v Sherwood: Win as a team or die as individuals

At this stage of the season, there are stirring stories around the footy world. This is a ripper, as told by Sasha Lennon.

Girls Footy in Brisbane: Wests Bulldogs Come and Try Nights (March 5 and 6)

Girls in Brisbane, especially the western suburbs, come and try footy at two special nights at Wests Bulldogs. March 5 and 6. Sasha Lennon gives the details in this post.

AFLW Round 7 – Carlton v Brisbane: Wake-up Call

After a weekend of coaching U-13 girl’s footy, Sasha Lennon took a break on a rainy Sunday afternoon to listen to the pros.

Photo Gallery – Whitsunday Sea Eagles scoreboard

Sasha Lennon visited the Whitsundays and took great shots of the Whitsunday Sea Eagles scoreboard. What are your favourite community footy club scoreboards?

Almanac Book Cover 2016: The Case for Whitecross

If the Hawks salute, Sasha Lennon’s nomination for the Almanac Cover is a classic case of resilience in overcoming obstacles: Brendan Whitecross.

Junior Almanac – Wests Under-13 v Sandgate Hawks: Rays of Winter Sunshine

The Lennon girls star as Wests chalk up another win.

Round 14 – Hawthorn v Gold Coast: Three-peat (Lunching with Huddo)

Continuing the annual Tasmanian pilgrimage, Sasha and Molly Lennon met with Peter Hudson and the Suns wouldn’t set in a closer than expected game for Hawthorn.

Plenty to cheer about in Port Augusta

Sasha Lennon shares his Port Augusta footy moments.

Preliminary Finals – Fremantle v Hawthorn: Predictable

On first impressions, the ‘Predictable’ tag might stink of arrogance, but for Sasha Lennon, it speaks to the discipline, commitment and versatility under all kinds of challenges that defines this Hawks outfit and goes some way to explaining – talent notwithstanding – why they’ll be in their fourth consecutive Grand Final on Saturday.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Adelaide: Too Old, Too Slow…Too Good

Unlike many of us (including me – Ed), Sasha Lennon thought that the week long derision of Hawthorn bode well for their Semi-Final chances. He was right.

The Smile Says It All: We’re Into The Granny!

Toowong’s Wests Juniors U13 girls have made it through to the Grand Final in their first year. How much sleep will Sasha Lennon get this week?

Old Woollen Footy Jumpers: Blackburn High School, 1966

Sasha Lennon uncovers a photo of Blackburn High’s 1966 team featuring long-time Almanac supporter Roger Gibbins.

AFL Round 4 – Gold Coast v Hawthorn: Haughty Hawks hark back

Sasha Lennon and family head to Metricon where he kids have to listen to some serious reminiscing until (thankfully for them) the game starts and the Hawks are mighty again.

AFL Grand Final: Riding the bumps with a grin

Well, it took a prod and a push, but it had to come eventually folks. Sasha Lennon gives the unexpurgated Hawthorn view of the Grand Final. [He tries hard to be generous, but it’s very difficult for them – Ed]

Ross Glendinning: Good as gold

Sasha Lennon spoke to Brownlow medallist Ross Glendinning and found a very humble champion.

Journalism, Gender, Feminist Theory and News Reporting on the AFL

This article reports on a review of selected theory and practice in sports journalism to determine if the prominence of female journalists reporting the news of the AFL could be attributed to a feminist response to the traditional domination of male values in the sports media complex.