Almanac Local Footy: Sir Doug Nicholls Round at the Fitzroy Football Club

Rod Oaten shares his account of being invited by none other than John Harms, to attend the special Sir Doug Nicholls Round at the famous Brunswick St. Oval as the Roy Boys took on De La Salle.

Local Footy: Football in the time of Corona

Covid-19 presents many challenges for local teams trying to resurrect their seasons. RoyPav1996 provides a snapshot from Brunswick St.

VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Williamstown CYMS: A variation on a theme? meme? dream? team!

‘Sing a song of sixpence, an oval encircled by sky.
Two n’ twenty each of seagulls and lion cubs, matched in a vie.’
Read Stephen Fenton’s report from Saturday’s VAFA Premier C clash between Fitzroy FC & Williamstown CYMS.

VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Marcellin: Reasons to be Cheerful

Back from volunteering in Timor Leste, Phil Hill wanders down to Brunswick St to watch Fitzroy defeat Marcellin

VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Old Carey: Fitzroy…Stereofini; Fitzroy…Stereofairest (and best)…the club we hold so dear.

King George! III is at his observant and entertaining best this week [he’s coming off a high base too – JTH] with this report of a cracking day at Brunswick St which involved Serafini numerology, a fine performance from the boys and a noble performance from the women’s side (the Sunday previous).

50 Years On – Brunswick Street Ground

Warwick Nolan takes us back to 1966, with a fantastic account of Fitzroy’s final ever VFL game at the Brunswick St Oval in the penultimate round of the season. A game Carl Ditterich will remember for all the wrong reasons. [50 year anniversary occasion will be marked at Brunswick Street Oval TOMORROW (Saturday), where Fitzroy play Old Scotch in a crucial VAFA Premier B clash – Ed].

VAFA – Fitzroy v St. Bede’s: Roys Pacifying Protagonists

After cutting work to catch the second half of the Fitzroy game on the weekend, Steve managed to avoid the cameras only to post about it on the Almanac. Don’t worry, mate, we won’t dob.

VAFA B Section Round 6 – Fitzroy v Old Brighton: The remains of the day

David Wilson channels Kazuo Ishiguro for a day on which people, in the form of players, volunteers and supporters all shine brightly through the lens of “club”.

VAFA B Section Round 6 – Fitzroy v Old Brighton: Put a Sock In It

Phil Hill reports on a resurgent Fitzroy and the security offered by a usefully applied checklist [Not for squeamish readers nor those fearing dental work – Ed].

VAFA: Fitzroy v Old Melburnians

Fitzroy takes on Old Melburnians at Brunswick Street on an almost perfect autumn Saturday afternoon. A nail biter goes down to the wire. Can the reigning premiers hang on to win a see-sawing affair?

Fitzroy FC: Round 1 v Old Brighton at Brunswick St this Saturday (and lunch)

G’day Folks This Saturday (April 11) the mighty Roys play their first game for the 2015 in the Ammos Premier B section. v Old Brighton at Brunswick Street Oval It’s always a great afternoon at the historic venue. There is a lunch from 11.30am (for midday) before the footy starts at 2pm. If you would [Read more]

Mud, Mud, Monash and Glorious Mud

Gee, it was wet down at the Brunswick Street Oval, oops I mean the W T Peterson Community Oval. Mud, mud everywhere prompting Luke Ablett, who didn’t play, to Tweet that the day reminded him of playing down at Drouin in the under twelves. It reminded me of working with cattle in the winter when [Read more]

No Dons but plenty of footy

No Dons this weekend, but that’s not to say there’s no footy. Far from it , it’s a weekend to celebrate grass roots footy and for me, to visit two of the best footy grounds in the Melbourne metropolitan area. I headed off on the bike for a pleasant ride across the Yarra to the [Read more]

The Miracle of Geoff Leak (Leek)

    By Barry Dickins         Many torps ago there was Geoff Leek whom my father knew and played cricket with down at our local church. It was the unhappiest land of them all. Known as The Reservoir Baptist Church it approved of capital punishment and its sententious Sunday School teachers knocked [Read more]