Play On! The Hidden History of Women’s Australian Rules Football

Congratulations to Brunette Lenkić and Rob Hess, whose timely new book, Play On! The Hidden History of Women’s Australian Rules Football (Echo Publishing), is the first comprehensive history of women’s Australian Rules football and showcases the hard work and resilience of players, coaches and administrators that has kept the women’s game alive since its inception in Read more …

War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition

Kevin Blackburn’s War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition (Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics) was published this month. The book argues that there has been an Anzac sporting tradition which has intertwined the language of sport and war since the First World War. Its origins are in late Victorian and Edwardian ideas of masculinity extolling Read more …

Time and Space: The Tactics That Shaped Australian Rules – and the Players and Coaches Who Mastered Them

James Coventry’s Time and Space: The Tactics That Shaped Australian Rules – and the Players and Coaches Who Mastered Them (HarperCollins) discusses the genius and ingenuity of the game’s greats (and the forgotten) and how they have shaped the game through the innovation of tactics. Time and Space is essential reading for any fan who Read more …

AHA member wins 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Award in Multicultural NSW category

Matthew Klugman (with Gary Osmond) has won the 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Award in the Multicultural NSW category ($20,000) for their book Black and Proud: The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo (NewSouth Books, 2013). The judges said, ‘In writing that is clear, conversational and never downplays the gravity of the subject, Black and Proud Read more …