Almanac Rugby League: Redfern All Blacks – keeping the ball in motion

Patrick Skene provides an in-depth essay on the Redfern All Blacks, the long-established home for Indigenous rugby league footballers in Sydney.

Almanac Rugby League – Indigenous All Stars v New Zealand Maori All Stars: Footy’s back at last!

Top flight rugby league returns on Friday night after a five month hiatus when the Indigenous All Stars take on the NZ Maori All Stars at Melbourne’s AAMI Park. Here’s a preview.

Interview: Brett Goodes – Accidental Destination

Anna Pavlou speaks with former Western Bulldog player Brett Goodes about taking his 22-game AFL career as the start of his passion for the AFL Community and the rights of the people involved.

The Merger: a new footy film by Damian Callinan

Just released in cinemas, The Merger tells the tale of country footy’s role in bringing together new and old Australians.

Field, Ground, Oval, Stadium.

Fitzroy play Willy CYs at Bill Lawry Oval in Northcote on Saturday. It’s timely to revisit Andy Fuller’s contemplative piece on ground, ovals, history and culture amid the backdrop of a Darebin Falcons game at Bill Lawry Oval. [Fine writing – Ed]

Darliah Killer and the Kimberly Football League (via ABC)

This short clip on a young woman from Looma in the Kimberly region of Western Australia serves as a reminder or refresher of the true power of our game.

AFL International Cup 2017: Many cultures, one game on a cold Melbourne morning

Stephen Alomes reflects on the journey of the Pakistani Shaheens, from the mountains of their home country to a freezing cold Melbourne morning.

UK Footy and the GB Swans

GB Swans Assistant Coach Ian Mitchell is excited to be heading to Australia for another International Cup. In his Almanac debut, he shares his experiences of footy in the UK, from founding his own club to beers with Brad Ottens!

International Cup: Call for writers

We’re seeking writers for the upcoming AFL International Cup in Melbourne. Jack Banister is coordinating the coverage.

Coaching The Coaches – Mark Williams

Wesley Hull looks at the work premiership winning coach Mark Williams is doing at the 2017 National AFL Male Kickstart & All Nations Championships.

2017 National Male Diversity Championships in Blacktown

The National Diversity Championships kicks off this weekend in Sydney, comprising both the Kickstart Championship for indigenous U15 players and the All Nations Championship for multicultural heritage players. Wesley Hull will be at the event all week, reporting on many facets of this event with progress updates, interviews and informative articles.