Book Launch: The Danihers by Adam McNicol

Ladies and gentlemen,
For any fans of the Bombers, a good yarn or a few mid-week beers, this is the function for you!
It also doubles as the launch of a very fine book, which the Daniher boys and I have put together over the past 18 months or so.
Be great to see a few members of the Almanac fraternity there.
Adam McNicol

 Venue: Crown Palladium
Date: Wednesday 5th August 2009
Time: 12.00 noon – 3pm

Cost: DRC Members $100
Member’s guests $115

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DRC Luncheon –
5th August 2009
The Danihers – The Story of Football’s Favourite Family

On 1 September 1990, four brothers made Australian Rules history by playing together for the one team, the Essendon Football Club, something that is unlikely to ever happen again.

Terry, Neale, Anthony and Chris Daniher grew up in a tiny Riverina town where they played footy on Saturdays and Rugby League after Mass on Sundays. They reached the elite level in an era when tobacco sponsorship and a few beers with the opposition after a game were the norm. It was a time when Jim Daniher could throw a teenage son into a trade deal and Kevin Sheedy and Edna Daniher could conspire to make a dream come true. But it wasn’t all plain sailing: injuries cut short a promising career, trading between clubs was largely unregulated, South Melbourne Football Club was shunted off to Sydney and coaching changed dramatically.

This is an action-packed story of the period when the national Aussie Rules competition emerged and football became big business, seen through the eyes of an unassuming bunch of blokes from the bush. It’s about how the Danihers endeared themselves to footy fans and became part of football folklore.

Come along and hear from the Daniher family themselves, how their story unfolded.

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