Fitzroy FC

Almanac (Family and Footy) History: At the end of the day, everyone just wants to come home.

Every week when Fitzroy plays the season proper – home and away, in the heat of battle or on the training track – a man mountain clad in club gear can be seen cheering them on. That man’s name is David Leydon and his family, like no other, represents the face of Fitzroy old and new. Beautifully written by Gabby Murphy, this is their story.

St. Bernie of Traralgon

Shane Reid may well have you in raptures in this tale of two countries, two school teachers and two-club Superboot-cum-Saint – Bernie Quinlan [Count me in as a believer – Ed.]

A Phoenix from the Ashes: A Review of The Merge

William Westerman previews “The Merge”, a film detailing the the story and history behind the merger of the Fitzroy FC and the Brisbane Bears in 1996.

VAFA B Section – Fitzroy v Something Important: A Moment

Local footy is a great leveller, a community of compassion, where empathy is openly displayed no matter your standing in life, as Phil Hill’s day at footy so clearly demonstrates.

Fitzroy Football Club – All-star line up for literary lunch: (NOW SOLD OUT)

The Fitzroy Football Club is an old friend of the Almanac. They will be hosting an upcoming literary lunch to be held at the Brunswick Street Oval Community Rooms on July 27th. Sounds like a beauty and features Almanac fave George Megalogenis. You’d better get in fast! Bookings close Monday 22nd July.

VAFA Premier B Round 10 – Fitzroy v Monash Blues: Rattle and Hum

The winter solstice sees David Wilson along to Brunswick Street Oval to watch Fitzroy play footy. It is a journey of past and present; of people and place.

VAFA Premier B, Round 2 – Fitzroy Football Club: Lunch, Flags and Game

Fitzroy Football Club unfurl two premiership flags this Saturday at the Brunswick Oval. Join them for lunch, celebrate the flags then watch the Roy Boys take on Uni Blacks for the first time in their modern history.

Fitzroy Football Club Women in Footy Lunch – Saturday 6 April

The Almanac’s own Kasey Symons will be hosting this lunch tomorrow at the Brunswick Street Oval.

Almanac (Fitzroy) Footy: The Five Stages of Grief

Teacher and Deakin Uni creative writing student Shane Reid makes his Almanac debut with this wonderful piece about following his beloved Fitzroy FC and the sense of the loss he’s had to face since the mighty Roys were ‘euthanised’. It includes some creative and entertaining revisionism. [Mighty fine writing – JTH]

VAFA Premier C Grand Final – Fitzroy v Old Geelong: A windy day at Trevor Barker Oval

History was made on the weekend as Fitzroy claimed its first senior flag since Fitzroy and the Fitzroy Reds merged in 2008. Rod Oaten was there to watch the game unfold and celebrate with the Roys.