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Here we provide information about any known products with a Queensland footy connection that are available for purchase.

Inside the Gorillas Den: Wilston Grange AFC 1945 - 2015

Since 1945 the Wilston Grange Football Club has been part of the inner north Brisbane sporting community.  From Emerson to Hickey Parks it has ridden great peaks of premierships, survived tough times and evaded a forced closure in the 1990s.

The 347 pages of this book tell a 70-year tale of the club’s chequered existence; it salutes the champions and all those individuals who persevered under the “nil desperandum” code.  The book is available at the club’s website here – scroll down to the heading ‘Inside the Gorillas Den’.  The image below is clickable.

Athenians & Red Invincibles: The Origins of Queensland Football

Murray Bird’s Athenians and Red Invincibles tells the story of the beginnings of football in the north of Australia in 1866. It was a time when Queenslanders played by the Rules – the Australian Rules.  After a bitter football war in Brisbane, Queenslander’s choice of codes was set for the next 130 years…  

Here is further information regarding ordering of copies of the book:

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Flying for the Footy: The Story of the Queensland State Secondary Schoolboys’ League

Rick Boyce’s involvement with Secondary Schools football in Queensland is unsurpassed.  He coached the Queensland under fifteen years state schoolboy team in 1967, 1968, 1970, 1973 and 1980. In 1996, he was manager of the state team. From 1967 until the late 1970s he was a state selector.  In 1970 and 1981, he was president of the Australian State Schools National Football Council responsible for the staging of the Australian Schoolboys Championships in Queensland. In 1990, along with Mr. Roy Wyatt, he was a co-convenor of the National Championships held in Brisbane. In 1974, Rick was awarded life membership of the Australian State Schools National Football Council for his services to the sport at state and national championship level.  He was President of QSSSAFL from 1971 until 1983. He remained involved in the league’s activities at school, regional and state level until his retirement in 2001.

We’re thrilled to offer Rick’s book, Flying for the Footy: The Story of the Queensland State Secondary Schoolboys’ League.  Covering the period from 1959 to the 1980s and beyond, it’s a fascinating and valuable insight into the history of Schoolboys’ football in Queensland.

The book is available at the following pages:

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The book is available in digital form at the following page:

Real Teaching Solutions

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Flying High for the Footy and Kicking Goals: A Coaching Manual for the Developing Junior Australian Football Coach

Rick Boyce’s involvement with Secondary Schools football in Queensland is unsurpassed.  He coached the Queensland under fifteen years state schoolboy team in 1967, 1968, 1970, 1973 and 1980. In 1996, he was manager of the state team. From 1967 until the late 1970s he was a state selector.  In 1970 and 1981, he was president of the Australian State Schools National Football Council responsible for the staging of the Australian Schoolboys Championships in Queensland. In 1990, along with Mr. Roy Wyatt, he was a co-convenor of the National Championships held in Brisbane. In 1974, Rick was awarded life membership of the Australian State Schools National Football Council for his services to the sport at state and national championship level.  He was President of QSSSAFL from 1971 until 1983. He remained involved in the league’s activities at school, regional and state level until his retirement in 2001.

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Rick’s new book, Flying High for the Footy and Kicking Goals: A Coaching Manual for the Developing Junior Australian Football CoachThis book shares the experience of our author as a school coach from school to state level as well as several years as a junior club coach over a 40 year period. Of particular interest is his sharing of his tactics; his mistakes; and his successes in Part D of the book. The book is divided into four parts. They are: 1. Part A - A Guide for Developing Players’ Understanding of the Game of Australian Football; 2. Part B - Preparing to be a School/Junior Coach; 3. Part C - Team and Player Tactics in the Game; and 4. Part D – Sharing Coaching Experience.

The book is available at the following pages:

Amazon

Createspace

The book is available in digital form at the following page:

Real Teaching Solutions

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From Glory to Heartbreak

In October 2012, Bob Gower launched his book From Glory to Heartbreak: The History of the Mayne Football Club 1924 to 2011, a glossy hardcover publication which captures the rich history of the great Mayne footy club.  Featuring over 400 pages, the book is the culmination of many years of research and hundreds of interviews conducted by Bob.  If you’d like more information about the book or would like to order a copy, Bob may be reached on robertgower@hotmail.com.  The image below is clickable.

John Morton’s 1960 Queensland Australian Rules Year Book

A reprint of John Morton’s iconic 1960 Queensland Australian Rules Year Book is available.  Contact Greg Parker at greg@qldfooty.com for further details.  The image below is clickable.

Flowerdale to the “G”

In March 2012, Shane Johnson launched his book Flowerdale to the “G”, a hilarious collection of stories about Shane’s life in footy, from his time growing up in Tassie, to playing for Mayne in the QAFL, to his role as the Brisbane Lions player development manager which included the club’s premiership years. If you’d like more information about the book, Shane may be reached on ssj14@bigpond.com.  The image below is clickable.


In Black and White

In Black and White: The story of the Sherwood Districts and Western Magpies Australian Football Clubs 1956-2011 is available at this website: http://www.inblackandwhite.net.au/.  Although having no formal affiliation with the Footy Forensics, we can tell you that this terrific club history was produced by Warren and Rod Selvage.  The image below is clickable.


 

Last Modified:  26th February 2016

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