Almanac (Local) Footy – AFL Sydney Grand Final: The pain is real, but the pride lasts forever

The fabric of a footy club is special. Michael Shillito reflects upon not only the pain that yanks at that fabric in a heartbreaking Grand Final loss as favourites, but also the strength of community and growth that weaves it together.

Junior Umpiring: Seeking Gender Equality at the Grass Roots

‘Aside from the cash difference, my major concern is the message this payment system sends to junior umpires.’ Georgina Hibberd noticed something on the payment sheet when her son took up junior umpiring that perpetuates the attitude of women’s and girls’ footy being seen as ‘less’.