Despite the dire predictions of doomsayers that Australian Football could be dead in 50 years, this book demonstrates that the Australian game is thriving and will prosper in 2058. It celebrates ‘the finest form of football … the most athletic to play and the most exciting to watch’, as described by English cricketer C.B. Fry. It shows how the people’s game can remain Australia’s leading sport and compete effectively against global culture and sportainment.
The first book to present Australian Football in the widest panorama over time, it evokes the eras of Barassi and Baldock, Brereton and Ablett and Franklin and Naitanui, and explores the future.
‘If you love Australian football, its past, its present and its future, then you have to read this book’ (Kevin Sheedy, coach of Greater Western Sydney and former coach of Essendon).
‘A book for generations of Aussie football lovers … a great read for the real football addict’ (David Parkin, former Subiaco, Hawthorn, Carlton and Fitzroy coach).