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The Final Quarter (preview)

September 9, 2018

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It’s been a while since I’ve written for The Big Issue Australia. The Final Quarter is another footy story but it quotes Leonard Cohen at the start: “I ache in the places where I used to play”. Find your local vendor and ask for the latest edition, # 570. Cheers   Advertisements

Season’s over

October 11, 2015

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Curious thing, creativity. Come the warmer weather narrative and story make way for free-form poetry.

The novice

January 26, 2015

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

The Gift

January 17, 2015

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Warning: may contain cricket jargon. A lot of cricket jargon. Good luck.

Best On Ground on awards short list

November 14, 2014

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Best On Ground, my story about intellectual disability football published in The Big Issue in August, has been short-listed for an AFL Victoria community football media award.

Best on Ground (preview)

August 5, 2014

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The Big Issue has just published Best on Ground, a story about intellectual disability football. It’s a 1200-word feature story, as opposed to a personal piece. It quotes a coach, an umpire, a parent and a league president. Like my other footy stories, it’s not really about footy.  Photos are by Big Issue editor Alan […]