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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

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 […]

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 […]

The life acrylic

January 6, 2014

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Thoughts upon visiting Australia’s first full-size synthetic footy ground Saltwater Reserve, Point Cook, Victoria Sunday 29 December 2013 Plastic grass From wing to wing From flank to flank From one goalsquare to another Plastic grass As far as the eye can see As far as the boot can kick As far as the ball can […]

Man and boy

December 10, 2013

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I started with some vaguely-remembered facts. I added some fiction… HE TOLD  the story while watching the game. The umpires especially. All seven of them. He watched for their signals and responded accordingly, pressing buttons on the timekeeper’s digital clock. Time on. Time off. Time back on again. His eyes watched the game while his […]