Martin Flanagan’s speech to the Grassroots Sports Club in Hobart, Spring 2019.

Martin Flanagan is one the country’s leading writers on Australian football. This is a timely speech about footy in Tassie which Martin gave in Hobart last weekend for the Grassroots Sports Club to raise money to buy sports equipment for disadvantaged kids.

Some Of My Footy Firsts

We all have childhood footy-related memories that stay with us for a lifetime; your trip to a footy game, your visit to the ‘G, kick-to-kick at school lunchtimes and that first specky over the top of the pack. Wesley Hull recalls a moment we can all identify with; the passion of collecting footy cards and being presented with your first footy jumper, knitted by Nan.