What’s in The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018?

Here’s some information about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 which was launched on Sep 4. Copies are now available – free postage.

Almanac (Footy) Life: Mavis and The Tigers

Graeme Gardner tells the story of his family’s love of the Mighty Tigers over the generations. [Tremendous family and social history – JTH]

Almanac (Inclusive) Footy Songs: Yeronga South Brisbane sign the song

There was a wonderful moment in the QAFLW last month as the Yeronga South Brisbane women belted out the song after a win, but it was a far from ordinary rendition…

Round 9 – St Kilda v Sydney: With Pride

Yvette Wroby has been very quiet, footy-wise, during lockdown and COVID19, but it is with great PRIDE that she has returned to celebrate this special win.

Charlie and the Clothing Factory: Mr Clymo, Women’s Football and Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour

Kevin Densley reports on a record breaking historical football match played in Ballarat in 1918. The match between two women’s teams representing clothing firms from Ballarat and Melbourne attracted a crowd of 7000 in a fund raising football match for The Avenue of Honour in Ballarat.

Ode to Women’s Footy (in the Corona absence)

Paul Spinks celebrates his joy for women’s footy by penning a wonderful tribute to their game.

Almanac Rugby Union: Rugby Disunion – Worrying Trends

Anne Cahill Lambert has concerns about the position of women in sport. In particular, the scenario surrounding the resignation of Raelene Castle as CEO of Rugby Australia highlights this difficulty she comments.

Book Review – Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s

“Heather Reid and Marion Stell have combined to tell the stories of a generation of Australian and New Zealand women who took up Association football in the 1960s and 1970s”. Roy Hay reviews a book about some early Australian women’s sporting pioneers.

AFLW Semi Final – Carlton v Brisbane: All Good Things Must Come To An End

William Westerman watched his Lions battle the Blues as larger events swirled around them. He pays his tribute to an AFLW season cut short.

AFLW – Revised match schedule for the first weekend of Finals

The final Rounds of the AFLW have been cancelled. A reworked Finals series will commence this weekend. Here’s the draw!

AFLW Round 6 – St Kilda v Richmond: Great win in tough times giving Tiges goalless Saturday

Japanese Almanac correspondent Yoshi is very pleased with St Kilda’s big win over Richmond in their Round 6 AFLW match at Moorabbin.

AFLW Round 6 – St. Kilda v Richmond: Saints achieve their goal against goalless Tigers

The Saints produced their best performance of the season writes Braham Dabscheck.

Almanac Footy Tipping in 2020

We have three tipping comps for the 2020 footy season: the standard AFL tipping comp where you pick the winner of each game, and the ever-intriguing, time-honoured AFL Tip the Top 8 competition and the AFLW tipping comp (which is underway of course, so entries are closed). Join now. All welcome. Spread the word.

AFLW Round 6 – Footy Fixture

As the end of the AFLW nears and some crucial matches coming up, find out who your team is playing, and where and when.

AFLW Round 5 – Carlton v St Kilda: Still Disheartened

Our Japanese AFL correspondent Yoshi is struggling to find good news at the moment but hasn’t given up. He shares his on-field and off-field battles as well as his thoughts about his beloved Saints in the AFLW.

My International Women’s Day sportsfest

Cathi Johnston packed in a couple of big sporting contests featuring some amazing women for International Women’s Day. The day didn’t start off in the best fashion, but her first ever live cricket experience certainly brought some smiles.

AFLW Round 5 – Carlton v St. Kilda: Saints on the improve despite experiencing the Blues

Although the Saints lost their Round 5 AFLW match against the Blues, Braham Dabscheck saw many positive aspects from the developing Saints that pleased him.

AFLW Round 5 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: The slippery slope

Mark Duffett cycled to North Hobart where he saw the Roos dominate the Crows (his footy side). He was glad the terrain was downhill for his return trip.

Round 4 AFLW – St Kilda v Fremantle: Heartwarming then heartbreaking – a truly Moorabbin afternoon

In the St Kilda Football Club’s inaugural AFLW season, Yvette Wroby finds this particular loss the hardest to bear thus far. Yet there were still so many positives.

AFLW Round 5 – Footy Fixture

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

AFLW Round 4 – St Kilda v Fremantle: Heartbroken could have started on Friday

Yoshi reckons a certain 50 metre penalty summed his weekend up perfectly.