Junior Almanac

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Welcome to the Junior Almanac.

We’d love to publish your stories – about anything.

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School Visits – The Almanac community includes many established writers, artists, musicians, comedians, thinkers, historians, journalists, broadcasters, film-makers, a mathematician or two, spin doctors, a couple of meteorologists and many others. You are welcome to dip into this pool of talent and pluck out someone to visit your school or organisation. To find out more click here.

Kids’ Footy Stories

Some news from Old Dog and family who are still Up North, including a new project which has him writing and illustrating 365 kids’ stories in 365 days. [Remarkable – ed]

Almanac Junior Footy: Wilkins Girls kicking the Heeney out of Greene (originally published in the SMH)

Crankypete points us in the direction of this piece celebrating girls’ footy in Sydney (first published in the Sydney Morning Herald). He’s one of the very proud Dads.

Almanac Junior Footy Under 12 Grand Final – Wests Bulldogs v Sherwood: Win as a team or die as individuals

At this stage of the season, there are stirring stories around the footy world. This is a ripper, as told by Sasha Lennon.

Almanac Junior Footy – Caulfield Bears v Dingley Under 12 Girls: A premiership story

The mighty Caulfield Bears under 12 girls’ team are NOW PREMIERS! They have gone through the season undefeated. A number of the girls will be at the launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 to join in the celebrations. This is Linda O’Keefe’s report of the Grand Final.

Fitzroy Junior FC – Trivia Night & ‘Fitzroy Idol’ (July 28)

Fitzroy Junior Football Club are holding a trivia night and ‘Fitzroy Idol’ performance – it’s on this weekend, so get in quick if you want to be involved. Details inside.

Confessions of an MCG Pie-girl

After feeling the pressure to find a job, Bridget Schwerdt is employed at the MCG as a Pie-Girl. Here’s the story of the process and of her first sessions on the job when, possibly because of her mathematical skills, she is sent to become a Wiener Girl. [Very funny Bridget. We’ll be looking for you – Ed] [first published in 2015 when our Pie-Girl was in Grade 10]

Footy Friends

Jasmine Conrad and Violet Dunn are footy friends. Here they give you a snap shot into what playing footy means to them and how excited they are for Season 2018 with the Caulfield Bears.

Don’t argue with Violet!

Read about Violet Dunn’s footy journey from going along to watch the boys, to playing the game herself and developing into a key forward for the Caulfield Bears. We are looking forward to seeing her run around in the AFLW one day!

Almanac Tennis – EDTA Div. 8 Boys’ Grand Final: ETKG v The Drive – Even more sweet

Aidan Hammond and his teammates have experienced that winning feeling, taking out a hard-fought Eastern Districts Tennis Association Grand Final; Aidan’s first after falling at the last hurdle in 2017

Girls Footy in Brisbane: Wests Bulldogs Come and Try Nights (March 5 and 6)

Girls in Brisbane, especially the western suburbs, come and try footy at two special nights at Wests Bulldogs. March 5 and 6. Sasha Lennon gives the details in this post.