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Black And Proud: The Story Of An Iconic AFL Photo

Black And Proud: The Story Of An Iconic AFL Photo

Matthew Klugman, Gary Osmond

It is one of Australia's most iconic images. On 17 April 1993, the Indigenous AFL footballer Nicky Winmar stood up against racial abuse and made history. Facing the Collingwood crowd that had taunted him all day the St Kilda...

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The Things That Make Us: Life, Loss and Football

The Things That Make Us: Life, Loss and Football

Nick Riewoldt, Peter Hanlon

Updated with a new final chapter. From No. 1 pick in the 2000 AFL draft, to six-time winner of St Kilda's best and fairest award, to five-time All Australian, to captaining his club for a record 220 games, to more than 330...

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The Red Fox: The Biography of Norm Smith, Legendary Melbourne Coach

The Red Fox: The Biography of Norm Smith, Legendary Melbourne Coach

Ben Collins

Norm Smith is regarded by many as the greatest coach in the history of the Australian Football League, having transformed a battling Melbourne FC into a League heavyweight that won six premierships in 10 seasons (1955-64). In...

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Relentless

Relentless

Sam Mitchell

With four premierships, 329 games and a Brownlow Medal, Sam Mitchell is a true AFL legend.

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 Read reviewNight Games: Sex, Power and Sport

Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport

Anna Krien

'The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface. By morning, the head of the sexual crimes squad...

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The Game: A Collection of the Best Afl Stories

The Game: A Collection of the Best Afl Stories

Dennis Cometti, Jon Pierik

For fans of the AFL and great sports writing, this collection provides a compelling look at events on and off the field.

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My Way

My Way

Moana Hope

A high-flying athlete who is grounded by remarkable selflessness, Moana Hope is an inspiration for women and girls everywhere. My Way is her story.

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Kevin Sheedy: The illustrated autobiography

Kevin Sheedy: The illustrated autobiography

Kevin Sheedy

Kevin Sheedy is one of the most colourful characters in Australian sport; a player, coach and innovator admired as much for his passion and spirit as his exploits on the field. From his debut for Richmond 50 years ago,...

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Jumping at the Chance: From NBA Hopefuls to AFL Prospects: The Players of the American Experiment

Jumping at the Chance: From NBA Hopefuls to AFL Prospects: The Players of the American Experiment

Gil Griffin

A wonderful fish-out-of water story about talented US athletes launching their AFL careers. Talented basketballers Jason Holmes, Eric Wallace, Mason Cox and Matt Korcheck all had decent careers in Division One of the ..

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The Norm Smith Medal: The Players who delivered on AFL/VFL football's grandest stage.

The Norm Smith Medal: The Players who delivered on AFL/VFL football’s grandest stage.

Dan Eddy

The Norm Smith Medal, inaugurated in 1979 and awarded to the best player on AFL Grand Final day, is one of footballs highest honours. In this unprecedented survey of the players who strode onto the MCG and dominated the games most...

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Larrikins and Legends: The Untold story of Carlton's greatest era by Dan Eddy

Larrikins and Legends: The Untold story of Carlton’s greatest era by Dan Eddy

Dan Eddy

That Carlton team that I walked into in 1981, and went on to coach in two of the three premierships that they won over a four-year period, have not been recognised for the quality of team that they were; certainly not in...

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Time to Fly: The Pictorial Story of the Eagles 2018 AFL Premiership

Time to Fly: The Pictorial Story of the Eagles 2018 AFL Premiership

Slattery Media Group

West Coast's 2018 AFL Premiership victory over Collingwood came after an epic Grand Final contest-a pulsating, nerve-jangling game of wild momentum swings. Under the guidance of coach Adam Simpson and captain Shannon Hurn, and...

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AFL Record Season 2019: The official statistical history of the AFL game.

AFL Record Season 2019: The official statistical history of the AFL game.

Michael Lovett

The official statistical history of the AFL game, AFL Record Season 2019, will be available in late February. Next year's edition has details on the draft, profiles on every player in the competition - from rookies to superstars...

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Cyril, Celebrating a Hawthorn Champion

Cyril, Celebrating a Hawthorn Champion

Michael Wilson

On 4 July, 2018, a sporting era seemed to pass as Hawthorn champion Cyril Rioli announced his retirement from AFL football, two weeks shy of his 29th birthday. Once the shock had subsided, the football world paused and applauded a...

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The Football Solution: How Richmond's premiership can save Australia

The Football Solution: How Richmond’s premiership can save Australia

George Megalogenis

In a characteristically sweeping and entertaining story, George Megalogenis reveals how football has been shaped by the nation that invented it and how the game we love, in turn, might help resolve Australia's political impasse.

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The Footy Lady: The Trailblazing Story of Susan Alberti

The Footy Lady: The Trailblazing Story of Susan Alberti

Stephanie Asher

No tragedy, no challenge, has proved too hard for Susan Alberti. The woman from the working-class suburbs has battled boardrooms, courts, lymphoma and adult diabetes; and was one of the driving forces behind the AFL's move into...

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Leather Soul: A Half-back Flanker's Rhythm and Blues

Leather Soul: A Half-back Flanker’s Rhythm and Blues

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy has never been a typical footballer. Music buff, Age columnist and Winnebago driver, he is as comfortable in a Fitzroy café or the front bar of a grungy pub as he is in the locker room. In this unique memoir,...

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Murphy's Lore: Tales From The West

Murphy’s Lore: Tales From The West

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy - footballer, music fan, dog walker, coffee drinker, hand shaker, train traveller and tree lover - has been a favourite of footy followers for many a year. Now captain of his beloved Western Bulldogs, he's showing the...

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 Read reviewFrom The Outer: Footy Like You've Never Heard It

From The Outer: Footy Like You’ve Never Heard It

Nicole Hayes, Alicia Sometimes

A celebration of our great game, From the Outer brings together 30 personal stories about Aussie Rules from unexpected voices: those who are female, Indigenous or gay; those with a disability, a foreign accent or even - perhaps...

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Playing To Win

Playing To Win

Michael Gordon

Playing to Win is an insider's view of how the Hawthorn Football Club won its 11th premiership in 2013 and, in the process, established itself as Australia's most successful football club over the past 60 years. From an unexpected...

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Straight Shooter

Straight Shooter

Matthew Lloyd and Andrew Clarke, Matthew Lloyd

Matthew Lloyd at his peak was a goal kicking machine in an era where the power forward was fading from the game. A five-time all Australian, he topped the AFL goal kicking three times in his 270 game career and kicked the ton...

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The AFL Record Season Guide 2016

The AFL Record Season Guide 2016

The AFL Record Season Guide 2016 is the 21st edition of what has become the statistical bible of the AFL. The 2016 Season Guide contains more than 1000 pages crammed with statistics, history and information as well as a thorough...

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The Straight Dope Updated Edition

The Straight Dope Updated Edition

Chip Le Grand

What happened at Essendon, what happened at Cronulla, is only part of the story. From the basement office of a suburban football club to the seedy corners of Peptide Alley to the polished corridors of Parliament House, The...

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The Cat with the Giant Story

The Cat with the Giant Story

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson has become the king of reinvention - from misbehaving larrikin to premiership star; from Cat to Giant - and he's been at the heart of two of the most remarkable AFL teams of modern times: the great Geelong...

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Jock - The Story of Jock McHale

Jock - The Story of Jock McHale

Glenn McFarlane

The life and times of the most successful coach in league football history. Author Glenn McFarlane examines Jock McHale's record 37 years as coach of Collingwood, his impact on the club and their seven premierships under his...

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Legends: The AFL Indigenous Team of the Century

Legends: The AFL Indigenous Team of the Century

Sean Gorman

Indigenous Australians have given us some of our greatest football champions. With names like Farmer, Winmar, Long, Rioli and Goodes, the stories of Indigenous footballers are some of the most compelling in the great game of AFL....

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 Special priceOur Great Game

Our Great Game

John Murray

This book will take you on a journey of the country's biggest sporting code, from its origins in 1858 right through to the present day, in more than 300 of stunning images.

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Mighty Fighting Hawks

Mighty Fighting Hawks

Martin Blake

All premierships are different, and for Hawthorn Football Club, the 2013 premiership came across as a flag that needed to be won by a great football team. Hawthorn's first flag under Alastair Clarkson in 2008 was a surprise, since...

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The Ox is Slow but the Earth is Patient

The Ox is Slow but the Earth is Patient

Mick Malthouse, David Buttifant

The two men responsible for Collngwood's recent success dig to the core of what success - in sport and life in general - is all about in an inspirational book that transcends Australian Football. At the end of 2000, David...

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Straight Shooter

Straight Shooter

Matthew Lloyd, Andrew Clarke

Matthew Lloyd at his peak was a goal kicking machine in an era where the power forward was fading from the game. A five-time all Australian, he topped the AFL goal kicking three times in his 270 game career and kicked the ton...

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Greatness: Inside the Rebirth of a Football Club

Greatness: Inside the Rebirth of a Football Club

Scott Gullan

Author Scott Gullan delves inside the premiership year that stamped Geelong as one of modern football's outstanding football clubs. Over a five-season rebirth, the Geelong Football Club elevated itself from perennial bridesmaid to...

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The Art of Coaching

The Art of Coaching

David Wheadon

A book on the principles that underline the Australian game of football. Based on David Wheadon's extensive career as an assistant coach at many AFL clubs, and with a primary focus on AFL, it is also a comparative study of the...

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That's What I'm Talking About

That’s What I’m Talking About

Shane Crawford, Glenn McFarlane

When Shane Crawford debuted for Hawthorn Football Club in 1993, little did he know what an amazing future awaited him. The kid from tiny Finley in New South Wales would become a champion of the game, the heart and soul of his...

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Ben Cousins: My Life Story

Ben Cousins: My Life Story

Ben Cousins

Ben Cousins has one of the most extraordinary stories in modern Australian sport. He's perhaps the most gifted player of his generation - a former captain of the West Coast eagles, a Brownlow medallist, a premiership winner, voted...

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The Brownlow Book - A Tribute to the Greats of Australian Football

The Brownlow Book - A Tribute to the Greats of Australian Football

Bowen

The Brownlow Medal is the most prized individual award in Australian Football. The medal, awarded to the League's best and fairest player, has a proud history ever since Geelong's 'Carji' Greeves was the inaugural recipient in...

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Aussie Rules For Dummies

Aussie Rules For Dummies

Jim Main

Takes you from the basics to advanced aspects of playing, watching and coaching Australia's national game. This book shows you how to discover: understand positions, umpires and scoring; gear up correctly, and avoid and treat...

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Standing Tall: On Confidence, Teamwork And Leadership

Standing Tall: On Confidence, Teamwork And Leadership

Tom Harley

Tom Harley considers himself a lucky man, having captained the Geelong Football Club to two premierships in three years. On his way, Tom discovered what qualities he values most, and how to bring out the best in others. Using his...

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Side By Side

Side By Side

Peter Ryan

This book provides dramatic insight into what makes up a modern AFL club from the inside. This is not just a book for magpie fans it is a book that explains the truth of what is required to be a great sporting club.

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Footy Passions

Footy Passions

John Cash, Joy Damousi

In this riveting and moving book, AFL fans talk about the emotions associated with the game and how it gives meaning to their lives, showing that football is more than just a game.

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More Than a Game: When Sport and History Collide

More Than a Game: When Sport and History Collide

Jan Stradling

Sporting events are battles... but not always just between competitors. They are sometimes part of something much bigger: a war that may involve not only the players on the field but also their nationality, race, faith, sex or...

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 Read reviewCollingwood: A Love Story

Collingwood: A Love Story

Paul Daley

Every year as Collingwood prepares to play Essendon at the AFL's annual Anzac Day match, Collingwood's president, Eddie McGuire carries an old horseshoe into the team's changing rooms and passes it around.

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