Almanac Memoir: Caught in the race with Kennedy’s Commandos

Brilliant memoir from Richard Griffiths (and brilliant photo too) as he tells the story of a memorable day at Glenferrie Oval in the middle of a classic 60s and 70s childhood. (First published in 2016)

Round 3 – GWS v Melbourne: Sunday Night Lights

On a warm (for Autumn) Canberra evening, with Manuka a picture, William Westerman sees the emerging Dees deal with the battling Giants.

AFLW Round 6 – GWS v Brisbane: Capital Punishment

How good is footy in Canberra? William Westerman had the chance to support his Brisbane Lions in the flesh for the first time since moving to the ACT years ago. He watched an entertaining game with team performance the key.

Round 7 – GWS v St Kilda: We Haven’t Got the Close One

Manuka Oval in Canberra is superbly suited to Saturday afternoon football, as William Westerman reports. But as a neutral observer he was hoping for a closer game.

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v GWS: The only thing you’ll learn from this is that footy makes me cry!

It is difficult, it is tough, but Jan Courtin does not shirk the issue of providing her post-match thoughts following the Swans’ big loss. And yes, there are tears.

Round 19 GWS v St Kilda : Yet another footy odyssey with too many losses in a row but great people shine some light and warmth.

Yvette Wroby has a weekend of footy losses and at least some diversions. A weekend in Creswick was a good relief from football. There’s always next week.

Round 5 – St Kilda v GWS: It takes a village

A village helped Yvette Wroby get to the Saturday afternoon game. And the village of noisy Saints supporters helped the Saints get within a whisker of an upset to top of the table GWS.

Round 1 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: A windy day in Canberra

William Westerman files from “convivial” and “intimate” Manuka Oval, Canberra. While the Dogs’ premiership was just 23 games ago, this game was dominated by the Giants.

AFLW Round 7 – GWS Giants v Brisbane Lions: The Queens of the Jungle

Yvette Wroby watches the first of the three critical game and season decider on Friday night. She did not see, nor hear, the Lions coming. She does now.

Emma Quayle: A Giant Success

Deakin student Marnie Cohen interviewed GWS recruiter and former Age journalist Emma Quayle about her journey in footy. [This is a truly fascinating interview – MNQ].

Round 15 – GWS v Geelong: Theseus and the Minotaur

A touch of mythology from Dips as he looks at GWS (‘the Minotaur of the modern AFL’) and Geelong (‘Theseus’). Can the Minotaur be beaten in September?

Round 10 – West Coast v Greater Western Sydney: Champagne and Chips – Our percussion of Giants’ supporters tasting one of the sweetest victories of all

Mark O’Sullivan was driving while listening on the radio to a memorable match for GWS fans. The Giants held off the Eagles against the odds, proving they are ready for the premiership tilt.

Why GWS will never win the premiership, or a history of colour

Marty Gleason has noticed an alarming pattern, and it’s not just the design of the GWS guernsey. Could a garish jumper ruin a team’s chances at a premiership?

AFLW Round 3 – GWS v Fremantle: Sharp plays key role in 43-all draw

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AFLW Round 2 – Carlton v GWS: Life on the road – don’t forget your sunscreen

The Giants were valiant in defeat and look to be getting better despite injuries affecting the team.

AFLW Round 2 – Carlton v GWS: The best laid plans…

Bede McKenna had a horrorshow of a time getting to Princes Park and her seat, but ultimately loved seeing her Blues get an impressive win over GWS.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: A miracle on grass

We’re up to part five now in the Paddy Suggests series, and we’ll pour on some more Footscray love with David Jacobson’s piece on the Dogs’ successful Preliminary Final.

Round 23 – North Melbourne v GWS: Pressure

Kath Presdee has seen the GWS Football Club use rented rooms and demountables in Blacktown. Now, for the first time, they are off to the finals.

Round 21- GWS vs West Coast: From The Losing Coach’s Mouth (Leg 1 of a sporting triathlon)

Mick Jeffrey, while in Sydney town, sees the Eagles sneak home over the Giants. Then imagines what was said in the losing team’s room.

Round 21 – GWS v West Coast: Play On

steve duffy is not happy. After taking a couple of days to cool off, he is still angry. Penalty. Crime. Not good enough.