Junior Almanac Cricket – Jake Reed: “Training with a purpose”

Gil Roseby has written about Victorian cricketer Jake Reed and his difficult journey to get to where he is today

Junior Almanac – Soccer: Booroondara in a classic (Carey)

Carey student Max Borroni reports on a classic junior soccer match from last season, between Booroondara and Ashburton.

Round 4 – Adelaide v Essendon: A Remarkable Weekend

Aidan Hammond (age 10) reports on his beloved Crows win over Essendon.

My Brownlow Medal – Round 4

Aidan Hammond has his Round 4 votes for his Brownlow Medal. Dangerfield currently sits in first place with Kelly and Ablett close behind.

Round 3 – Sydney v Collingwood: Nobody

Intrepid young writer Aidan Hammond reports on the Pies v Swans game and the game did not disappoint. Unless you’re a Sydney fan.

Round 2: Hawthorn v Adelaide – 2 Premierships, 1 Part of a Journey to a Premiership, 1 Day

Saturday was a massive and happy day for young Aidan Hammond: his tennis team won the premiership, the Redlegs won he first SANFL women’s premiership and Adelaide defeated Hawthorn.

Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Sydney (Grand Final Replay): The Fire Builds

The Western Bulldogs had another win in the Grand Final replay against the Sydney Swans. Young Aidan Hammond caught the action at home.

Round 1 – Adelaide v GWS Giants: Twenty Two

Aidan Hammond was feeling frustrated with his Crows during the first half of their clash with the Giants, but thankfully was able to celebrate a win.

AFLW Grand Final – Brisbane v Adelaide: Indescribable

Aidan Hammond describes how he experienced the AFLW Grand Final.

Almanac Spelling: The top ten phonetic spellings from a prep student in 2016 (all from Evie aged 5)

You have to love the creative five year old mind.

Almanac Cricket: WHAT. A. GAME!

In a rollicking piece from Oscar Bourke, his team of intrepid cricketers overcome a batting collapse (with Oscar playing a huge part) to defeat Heathmont in the grand final.

Whitefriars College students become sports writers for a day (at least).

Some great sports writing from Blue, Angelo, Jayden, Zac, Conor and Mrs Fitzsimons. [top stuff – JTH]

Junior Almanac – Footy Days (“My Country” added verse)

10 year-old Oakleigh State School student Abby Lennon from Brisbane’s inner-west has penned an extra verse for Dorothea McKellar’s classic “My Country.” It has a decidedly sporting flavour.

Junior footy – Under 12s: Roys home in a tight one

Great debut from Fergus Anderson who not only wrote about Fitzroy Blues v Doncaster (Under 12s), he played in the game as well. [Great stuff Fergus – JTH]

Round 18 – Hawthorn v Richmond: A new contender

It’s Friday night. Men in suits are on the telly, analysing and laughing and enthusing about a wonderful game. They chat about redemption, about new beginnings, about a new premiership contender.

Footy: how to watch an AFL game

Charlie Dillow has an excellent way of enjoying an AFL game.

Mel Triulcio: A Passion for Softball and Community

Redbacks’ softball fanatic Mel Triulcio is the latest of Phil Dimitriadis’ interviewees.

Red Socks

Panic gripped Kate Birrell’s house on Saturday morning – how can the match go ahead without the missing socks?

One small step for footballkind: a morning at Brunswick Street Oval Auskick

Theo Harms’ footy journey begins with AusKick.

Round 9 – Hawthorn v Gold Coast: Suns swoop on Hawks amid thoughts of covalent bonding

Hawks fan Hannah Kuhar had her heart set on covalent bonding on a quiet Sunday afternoon but there was little chance of that happening after a quick glance at the half time score.