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Fancy Dress Charity Football

Author: Michael Riley - Published At: 2019-08-11 17:58 - (168 Reads)
Australian Rules Football has a long history of Charity Matches where the players have dressed up in fancy dress and played football. These games were not played by elite footballers but by a wide range of everyday people. While researching old football matches these dress up games regularly appear, to the point where they deserves some attention.

Local hospitals frequently received the football fundraising and women as well as men got a go. These games might not be ‘elite’ but they provide a fascinating insight into history. Firstly the outfit trends over time changed as the world around changed. Secondly, what caused the end of this phenomena? Was it Television, or changes in attitudes?

The Evolution of ‘the Premiership’ 1870-1888

Author: Michael Riley - Published At: 2019-08-11 09:47 - (192 Reads)
Winning the AFL Premiership is the height of Australian football, but what is it’s origin story. This article explains how in the early years of football in Victoria, the premiership evolved from a newspaper acclimation in an ad-hoc season of football in the early 1870s, into a points system run by the Victorian Football Association and finally into the winner of the Grand Final of a national competition that it is today.

Bendigo Football Association 1901 to 1906

Author: Michael Riley - Published At: 2019-03-10 15:15 - (29535 Reads)
Turmoil, argument, teams folding and teams appearing,even new competing competitions. The final years of the gold mining boom in Bendigo were interesting times for football in the town.

Dan Minogue Tells Why He - Gave Up Mining for Football

Author: Dan Minogue with P. J. Millard - Published At: 2019-03-10 14:22 - (706 Reads)
Dan Minogue begins today his own story of his distinguished career. And a human, gripping story this great football personality has to tell! It is brimming with all the incident, thrills, humor and pathos which he has encountered during a quarter of a century as crack player and successful captain and coach. Turning back Time, Dan takes readers behind the scenes with him; into club rooms and on to playing fields as he lives again his hours of triumph —and disappointment.

A Favourite Not Forgotten – the football biography of Geelong’s John Haygarth

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2019-02-23 11:16 - (25957 Reads)
John Haygarth was an exciting Geelong footballer in the fifties. This article is the story of his football life, including his controversial departure from Geelong in 1959. The article includes an interview with John and photographs from his personal collection.

Former Umpire writes His Reminiscences

Author: Johnny Quinn - Published At: 2018-12-15 09:58 - (1143 Reads)
Famous South Australian Umpire Johnny Quinn's reminiscences appeared in the News (Adelaide) in 1940. Quinn was famous for his smile and his gestures. He also took part in redrafting the rules of the game.

Ambrose Dyson - The Herald 1909-1911

Author: Michael Riley - Published At: 2018-11-17 14:22 - (983 Reads)
Ambrose Dyson was one of the earliest regular football cartoonists in Melbourne. He worked a brief few years before the First World War before tragety struck.

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