Almanac Life: The Yachts

Smokie fondly remembers some of his teenage exploits as a budding yachtsman on Hobsons Bay.

The fourth jumper

Vin Maskell’s trio of particularly personal football jumpers is now a quartet, courtesy of a recent gift from a coach.

Almanac Life: The Crystal Pool

Smokie Dawson longs for the summer, and a visit to the Crystal Pool. Its charms have been passed down through the generations of his family.

Almanac Life: Blunt’s Room

Smokie recalls the glory days of a sanctuary called ‘Blunt’s Room’.

Almanac Life: Kanowna Street

Smokie reminisces about the share house in Kanowna Street, and muses that friendships were fortunate to survive.

Memoir: ‘… within the embrace of a Monolith.’

An Almanac debut from John Raffle. Memories of Williamstown in the shadow of the monolith that is the Willy Grandstand.

Almanac Life: Video Store

According to Smokie Dawson, Netflix has nothing on the social interaction which the local video store once provided.

Oldest Surviving Footballers – Keith Rae

We kick off our Oldest Surviving Footballers series with a profile on Keith Rae. The former Carlton and Richmond player turns 101 at the end of July. Get involved by sharing any insights or tales you have about Keith.

Stereo Stories: Live at Williamstown Library

Our partner site Stereo Stories got the band[s] back together for their April gig at Williamstown Library…

The novice

Cricket and snorkelling give you plenty of time to ponder the big questions. Can I actually bat? Can I bowl? Am I breathing?

Short film about intellectual disability footy

Jesse Maskell’s latest short film is a five minute documentary about intellectual disability football. The five minute film focuses, in an understated way, on the Williamstown Seagulls team and the final weeks of their 2014 season.

FIDA Grand Final finishes in a flourish

The finish of Sunday’s Division 1 FIDA Grand Final between Williamstown and Kananook was a heart-stopping corker. Vin Maskell survived to tell the tale.

FIDA victories for Wyndham and Willi

Vin Maskell gives the weekend’s results in the Football Integration Development Association.

How to Watch Footy (part 18): Umbrella organisation

Rain or shine, in this case rain, Vin Maskell can be found watching the footy. Even he learnt a few things from Len, a hardened Williamstown supporter.

How to Watch Footy (part 16): Innocence lost

If the first cut is the deepest, what is the first goal kicked against you? And the second and the third and the fourth and the fifth? How deep is the cut when you’re eight goals down at quarter-time and you’ve hardly got the ball into the forward line?

How to Watch Footy (part 14): Crutches

Football’s a crutch, writes Vin Maskell.

How to Watch Footy, part 12

Vin Maskell is operating the scoreboard at a good old-fashioned VFA showdown. But the view from the top of the grandstand is of more than just the clashing jumpers.

How to Watch Footy (part 11): Seconds, guests and postcodes

The new Bendigo Gold club, replacing the Bendigo Bombers, is struggling, as is Vin Maskell, charged with the responsibility of manning an electronic scoreboard with a life of its own.

AFL Round 5 – Hawthorn v North Melbourne: Is This How Footy Should Be?

North makes a lie of all the KPIs and proves that the only indicator which really counts is age old: the scoreboard.

How to Watch Footy, part 5

Vin Maskell is in his element this week – in charge of the scoreboard during the traditional Werribee-Williamstown clash. Bliss.