Footy Almanac Canberra event with Geoff Pryor

Geoff Pryor footy card


Friday August 8

5.30 for 6pm, completed by 7.15pm

Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest (Canberra)

Free Event (includes drinks and nibbles)

[email protected]

(Heading to Eastlake Football Club afterwards)


Geoff Pryor has been a progressive thinker throughout his life. He was instrumental in helping establish the VFL Players’ Association in 1973-74. Around that time he moved to Canberra where he has worked in the public service, politics, and other organisations intent on developing communities.

His story is fascinating.

He is interested in the place of football in modern life, and has been contemplating its future.

Join Geoff and John Harms in the discussion.


Geoff’s story is told in part in John Harms’s short history of the foundation of the Players’ Association.


About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Pamela Sherpa says

    I’ll be there in red and black.

  2. Tony Robb. says

    The Carbine Club lunch may place the Robb as scratchings John

  3. Warwick Nolan says

    If I had only one question for . . . Geoff Pryor

    Richmond were the back to back powerhouse club in ’73 & ’74 – yet by March ’75 not one Tiger player had committed to the VFLPA.

    How did this impede the VFLPA credibility ?

  4. My questions for Geoff Pryor (we lived a few units apart in Kambah for a while in the 80’s; and both worked for the Labor Party in different guises – his much more prominent):
    Which is the most disgraced and discredited organisation – the Essendon Football Club or the Australian Labor Party?
    Has “Whatever it Takes” destroyed both organisations?
    What performance enhancing drugs could help the ALP?
    Is James Hird Prime Minister material? Can Bill Shorten coach?

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