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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 […]

Tour de Moggs Creek

July 10, 2014

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This story was first published in The Big Issue, in July 2010. Back then it was titled My Father’s Bicycle. Dad’s leather bike helmet hung in the garage, along with his boxing gloves, above the table-tennis table, the paint-tins, the jars of nails and all the other bits and pieces that accumulate in a garage.

Bring your best footy

May 22, 2014

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The premise might be a bit thin, but I just kept going to see where the words might take me. “Hawthorn is one of the best sides in the competition and we need to bring our best footy.” Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak, ahead of the Power’s game against the Hawks. (The Age, 20 May […]

Shelf life

March 6, 2014

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This just might be the oddest piece I’ve written in a while. Does it work? Maybe. Maybe not. Shelf life Cereal, butter, pasta, chutney, relish…The supermarket list is long. Very long. And it’s my turn to push the trolley, to walk the bright fluorescent aisles, to face shelf after shelf after shelf. It’s my turn […]

2014 Kick-to-Kick fixture

January 31, 2014

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The Kick-to-Kick Association of Australia has released its fixture for 2014. It features an ever-expanding number of venues, times and players. “We have carefully considered the requests of our many members,” said a KKAA spokeswoman while marking a Sherrin in the foyer of the KKAA head office. “We believe the fixture is a fair and […]