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The Final Quarter

September 24, 2018

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Here, in full, is The Final Quarter, first published in The Big Issue (#570, 7 – 20 September 2018). Your local vendor may still have some back issues. (So to speak.)   Leonard Cohen probably never kicked an Australian Rules football but I know what he meant when he sang “I ache in the places […]

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 […]

First kick is the deepest

March 24, 2011

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Another Australian rules football season is underway again. Here’s an extract from a story the Age ran at the start of the 2007 season: It’s a simple pleasure. Fathers and sons, brothers, friends, girls sometimes, kicking a footy to each other. Back and forth, to and fro, end to end…If there is any soul left […]