A Free Weekend; Old Books and New Thoughts

On an AFL-free weekend, Kate Birrell recalls Viktor Frankl, gets to thinking of Australian Pioneer Women and asks how you filled your void. [Includes Kate’s painting and the term “Sunday neurosis” – Ed].

The 2016 Moana Hope Cup

No Footy? Earl O’Neill found plenty to like on the weekend with the old blokes and the chicks.

Women’s footy – A league of their own (Australian Story catch-up)

A wonderful story of two incredible women; one of whom has been recruited as a marquee player for next year. Truly remarkable 30 minute viewing. [Catch-up available on iView until 13-Sep].

Women’s Footy – VFL: Melbourne Uni Coach Andrew Jago

Melbourne Uni coach Andrew jago reflects on successful tactics and backed hunches following the Mugars’ triumph over the Eastern Devils in the VFL Women’s elimination final.

Almanac VFL Women’s: Darebin Coach – Jane Lange

As her team prepares for a tilt at their fourth straight flag in VFL, Darebin Falcons’ playing coach Jane Lange talks about what it takes to stay at the top for so long.

Almanac Junior Footy: Fitzroy Youth Girls v Whitehorse Colts

Roy Youth Girls have a great semi-final win to move into the preliminary final against Bulleen next week.

Almanac U18 NFL Grand Final: Want it … Maintain the pressure … Have fun

Trucker Slim experiences another GF win, this time it’s the U18 VWFL Grand Final with his daughter Mercedes’ team Darebin Falcons v Montmorency. [Great result and a great story – Ed].

Junior Footy: Fitzroy Youth Girls v Ivanhoe

For the Roy Girls the result in the last game of the season was not quite what they were after.

Women’s Footy – VFL: Spurred On By Belief

Three years ago, the St Albans Spurs were beaten, drained of players and on the verge of collapse. Forward Alex Quigley talks about the long fight back for respect, peaking with their upset victory against Diamond Creek.

Women’s Footy – VFL: Pepa Randall

Two years after beginning her Australian Rules career, Eastern Devils’ wildcard Pepa Randall is a balance between spontaneous and developing. Can the Western Bulldogs-listed player continue to learn the art of the game ahead of the 2017 national competition?

Women’s Footy – VFL: Maddie Boyd

After Geelong’s upset win over Cranbourne in VFL Women’s, ruckman Maddie Boyd talks team culture, leadership and her future as the youngest Melbourne player.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 17/7/16

How did your footy team do on the weekend? We have AFL, NRL, WAFL, TEAFL, SANFL if it ends in L bound to be here.

Almanac Women’s Footy – VFL: Sinead Omahony

Melbourne Uni’s Irish recruit Sinead Omahony went from Gaelic football to VFL Women’s in six months.

A good game of footy

Trucker Slim ponders the complexities of performance and contribution.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 10/7/16

If there are footy scores worth knowing about, you will find them here.

Junior Football: Yarra Youth Girls Exhibition Match

With this report on the Yarra Junior Youth Girls’ Football League best-of, Dave delivers a rare piece: a look at grassroots female representative football.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 3/7/16

All the weekend football and sporting results worth knowing for Monday’s morning coffee

Country Footy – Millewa League: The Price is Right and so is the Game

Citrus Bob Utber goes to a Millewa League footy match – where the curtain raiser is a women’s game – and enjoys the footy and the homemade fare.

Women’s Footy – VFL: Jess Dal-Pos

Jess Dal-Pos lets us in on what it takes to make a supergroup like the Darebin Falcons.

Women’s AFL: She Begins

On Wednesday, the AFL officially granted eight clubs licenses to the inaugural 2017 Women’s AFL competition. One journey ends and another begins today.