The Adelaide Almanac Launch


On Thursday night over 100 people were drawn to the Adelaide Lutheran Sporting Club in the South Parklands (fantastic venue) to attend the Adelaide launch of the 2014 Almanac.


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Michael Sexton (r) and John Harms at the Adelaide launch of the 2014 Footy Almanac


Highlights included:

Mike Sexton officially launching the Almanac by describing the job of putting the Almanac together being similar to Neil Kerley putting together the South Adelaide footy team in 1964 which went from bottom the previous year to make the grand final. It was a beautifully crafted speech.

Rob Bath who was involved in editing this year’s Almanac saying that he now has 154 new friends and that the Almanac is a national treasure.


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Rob Bath: “The Almanac is a national treasure.”


John Harms trying to get Andrew Ingleton from Cricket Australia (there were a number of CA officials in attendance) to put more money into grass roots cricket and to also finance the first edition of Cricket Town.


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Many Almanakers from Adelaide and interstate catching up again (some having not seen each other since last year) telling stories and yarns (that got bigger and better as the night went on)


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Adelaide ‘Knackers enjoying some refreshments at the 2014 Footy Almanac launch.


Plenty of the amber fluid and a great night had by all

On a side note I was woken up at 6.00am this morning by my two boys William (age 9) and Henry (age 7) asking whether I had my copies of the Almanac so they could start reading it. When I left for work 2 hours later they still had the books, reading to their heart’s content.

Thanks so much to Caleb Hoklas, Wayne Gladigau and Bongo, and to everyone for coming along, many after a long day at the cricket.






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About Andrew Weiss

Andrew is one of the few Brisbane Lions supporters that lives in the Adelaide Hills. He still has bragging rights over any Crows or Port supporter by mentioning the back to back to back premierships the Lions achieved in 2001-2003. After playing for over a decade for the mighty Adelaide Lutheran Football Club better known as 'The Doggies' he now spends his Saturdays running around footy ovals as an umpire, getting abuse no matter what decision is made. Coaching is probably next on the agenda as his two sons have started to play the great game of AFL. Andrew is a sports fanatic who when not watching or reading about sport is teaching secondary students about Biology, Nutrition and Psychology.


  1. Malcolm Ashwood says

    Thanks Weissey It truly was a fantastic night and ironically we may have discovered the best way to get a crowd is to have it on a night while the test match is in progress . I love meeting fellow writers and with others the bond continues to grow
    Indeed it is a privilege to be part of the knackery

  2. Peter Flynn says

    Concur with R Book.

    Played Andrew.

    I really enjoy the Adelaide crew.


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