This is Australia: Country Grand Final

James Lang Norhern Areas GF 2015 Melrose

Melrose, in the Southern Flinders region of South Australia, hosted the Northern Areas Grand Final on Saturday.


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About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. God’s own

  2. Note clouds lower left of shot. Shitty day in Melrose.

  3. SA wool footballers in attendance (I’m told):

    Peter Kitschke Senior, the local Association patron, Jamestown Peterborough Magpies
    Trevor Sims, ex Sturt, current Assistant coach of Broughton Mundoora Eagles B Grade
    Michael Redden, Current Jamestown Peterborough Magpies coach and father of winning Orroroo netball A Grade coach Bec Rasheed.

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