TO BECOME A FOOTY ALMANAC MEMBER FOR 2018 CLICK HERE (and we’ll send you the membership form by return email)


G’day Everyone

The Almanac is a community of writers and readers who love life – especially sport. We’re actually like a sporting club. Which is why we have memberships.

By becoming an Almanac member for 2018, you will help us to cover our ever-expanding costs, especially when it comes to looking after the website which takes a lot of time, while enjoying the benefits of membership.

There is ONE membership category for this year:


(Student rate is $50)

It includes:

  • a book – choose from our 2018 book (whatever it is), The Tigers’ Almanac 2017: Ninth No More, The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017, The Doggies Almanac 2016, any other edition of The Footy Almanac (except 2009), Footy Town, Play On (by John Harms)
  • a Footy Almanac stubby holder
  • priority booking to all events (including Grand Final eve lunch)
  • as a member you will be able to post pieces on free of charge, when a service charge for posting is introduced in early 2018

If you are interested in helping please contact us via and we’ll email you a membership form.

Thanks for your ongoing involvement,


Become a Patron

We have some wonderful supporters who make an annual contribution to help keep the Almanac ticking along. This especially allows us to develop projects. For example:

Yvette Wroby makes a financial contribution towards the coverage of women’s sport allowing us to employ a part-time editor.
Michelle Brisbane (Ethical Investments) makes a financial contribution towards costs of producing an annual book about AFLW and women’s footy.
Kate Burke (Think Agri) help cover the costs of women’s footy coverage
Peter Stirk makes a contribution towards paying an emerging writer a fee to have a stint as an writer/editor on our website.
Our volunteer editors give their time every week. They include David Wilson, Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt, Luke Reynolds, Dave Brown, Smokie Dawson and others.

If you would like to make a contribution as a patron please email John Harms.

Sponsorship and advertising

We also have sponsorship and advertising packages available. These give your company/organisation presence on our website, in our printed publications, in our e-newsletter and at our events. To find out more about becoming a sponsor/advertiser please email John Harms.



Support our student editing and writing placements:

Help us to support a student journalist/writer/historian by creating a scholarship/internship.


The first scholarship put in place is the W.K. Trewick Stawell Gift Scholarship.
The recipient contributes to as an assistant editor (30 hours).
The recipient produces a significant feature on the Stawell Gift (mentored by John Harms).


The second scholarship is supported by Peter Stirk. In 2017 it was received by Jack Banister for his coverage of The International Cup.


All inquiries – email John Harms HERE