She Did It

Tony Wilson was in the Sydney Olympic stands back in 2000, when Cathy Freeman ran the race of her life. Twenty years on, you can enjoy the experience once again.

Podcast: Margaret Edson on teaching

Tony Wilson was good enough to share with us the latest Speakola podcast episode featuring a very special speech that will resonate with many involved in teaching; we share it with you now.

Podcast: 1989 Grand Final ‘pay the price’ speech

As a follow up to his book on the 1989 Grand Final, Tony Wilson has compiled a pod episode of players talking about the famous Allan Jeans speech. You can listen to it here.

Almanac Book Review: 1989 The Great Grand Final

In this entertaining review of Tony Wilson’s ‘1989: The Great Grand Final’ Tasmanian Gareth Meyer weaves his experience of the year and the day together with Tony’s account.

Almanac Virtual: Webinar – ‘1989 The Great Grand Final’ with Harms, Wilson and Yeates

How was Dermie set up? Why was he set up? This and more intriguing questions surrounding the 1989 Grand Final revealed and answered in the Geelong Library webinar featuring John Harms, Tony Wilson, and Mark Yeates and addressed in Tony Wilson’s new book, 1989 The Great Grand Final.

Zoom Event today (April 11) to discuss the 1989 Grand Final – Wilson, Yeates, Harms.

John Harms, Tony Wilson and Mark Yeates will talk all things 1989 Grand Final in a Zoom session hosted by the Geelong Regional Libraries Saturday April 11 at 2.30pm. All welcome to join in. You can sign up in this post. [Zoom is very easy]

Almanac Lunch (Report): 1989 The Great Grand Final

Dips O’Donnell enjoyed the cracking Almanac lunch at Perc’s North Fitzroy Arms on Friday. Tinsel Tony Wilson, Dean Anderson and Darren Flanigan told some great stories. Many more are told in Tony’s wonderful book: 1989 The Great Grand Final.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch – March 13: Tony Wilson with Darren Flanigan and Dean Anderson

Come to lunch on Friday March 13 to hear about Tony Wilson’s new book 1989: The Great Grand Final and enjoy fine food and good company while hearing from the author, Hawthorn premiership player Dean Anderson, and one of footy’s good blokes Darren Flanigan.

‘When did you fall in love with footy?’ – Alastair Clarkson’s speech at the Peter Crimmins Medal presentation

Courtesy of Tony Wilson’s ‘Speakola’ website, The Almanac presents Alistair Clarkson’s speech ‘When did you fall in love with footy?’ given at the Peter Crimmins Medal presentation in October.

Life Again Foundation Fundraising Lunch – Spirit of Sport: Spirit of Life

Join Gareth Andrews and the Life Again Foundation for an important fundraising lunch on Friday August 31 at the RACV Club featuring James Sutherland, Chris Judd, Caroline Wilson, John Bertrand AO, Barrie Cassidy and Tony Wilson.

How the Sports Writers Festival gave Yoshi some ideas

Japanese Correspondent Yoshi is in Melbourne for a short break and he enjoyed the Sports Writers Festival with a few of the Almanackers. He found some inspiration to keep pushing himself as a writer.

Sports Writers Festival – a terrific event organised by Francis Leach

Sports Writers Festival 2017: Yvette Wroby, Kate O’Hallaran and Yoshi Imagawa are just three of the Almanackers who are heading to the Sports Writers Festival 2017 in Melbourne come 28-29th October. Yvette is champing at the bits. There are some terrific speakers.

Almanac Oratory: Speakola and Tony Wilson

Tinsel Tony Wilson was a big hit at the Almanac lunch. He has a fantastic website which publishes speeches. Read more about it here and be moved by Tommy Hafey and Allan Jeans.

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Flying away – the Giants away game problem

Mark O’Sullivan is a passionate GWS fan. He responds to those who criticise GWS as an artificial construct.

Images from the Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch

Check out these images captured by Yvette Wroby at the Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve lunch 2016.

The Galahs – Footy features at the Melbourne International Film Festival

Tony Wilson and Rob Heath have made a film detailing the overseas odyssey of a team of football legends. It premieres on the 7th of August as part MIFF. Read on for more details.

Footys4All in Fiji

Michael Gallus has a charity called Footys4All. He gets sporting equipment from all over the place and gets it into far flung places. He also gets Almanacs to kids all over the South Pacific.

Writers Event: Wilson, Doherty, Hogg, Harms: What is the Word for Word Festival?

The Word For Word National Non-Fiction Literary festival returns for 2015 at Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus. The Almanac’s John Harms will be joined by Tony Wilson, R.M Hogg and surfing writer Sean Doherty in a presentation called; Good Sports: The Technicalities of Sports Writing. Find out more…

Footy Fiction on 3RRR

Tony Wilson is enjoying a stint back on 3RRR’s Multi-Storied. Yesterday he was joined by authors Nicole Hayes (The Whole of my World) and Catherine Harris (The Family Men) to discuss how footy is reflected in fiction. A great listen.

The path to enlightenment: sport v art

Tinsel Tony Wilson, Ange Pippos and I were definitely wearing the white shorts for this one. The debate at the Ian Potter Museum of Art attracted a terrific audience (very responsive). But we got flogged by Robert Nelson, Alicia Sometimes and Justin Heazlewood (hearty congratulations). Thanks to Dave O’Neill for sitting in the chair.